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Makeup Revolution Soph X Ultra Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hey everyone,

Makeup Revolution London always comes up with exciting stuff now and then.The quality is amazing ,the prices are affordable.But in India this brand is overly priced.Why makeup is so expensive in India??So,one of my brother was going to London so I requested him to get me some makeup revolution stuff from super drugs.I have more reviews lined up of the products which I got from London.This palette is a collaboration between Soph and makeup revolution.She is a you tuber and a part of makeup revolution team.This palette is not launched in India yet.She also released a highlighter palette but I never purchase highlighter palettes so I pass on that one.Read on to know more about the palette.

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Product Claims:

“We have collaborated with the amazing SophDoesNails to bring you this stunning eyeshadow palette!”


The perfect mix of 14 matte and 10 shimmer eye shadows to create everything from a natural daytime look all the way up to full glam. The 24 versatile shades give you everything you need to create your look no matter what time of year, whether you’re looking for light shimmers, warm browns, rich golds, rusty oranges, dark smokey shades or even a pop of colour – this palette is for you! – Soph x

Price : It is priced at 10 GBP .It costs  somewhere between 800 to 900 INR.

Packaging– It comes in a peach outer cardboard which is designed by Soph herself.The actual palette is a plastic with a big mirror.The packaging is sturdy and it looks beautiful.It has Soph X written in rose gold colour in holographic letters.The shades names are written on a transparent sheet .Soph in her announcement video states that she has named the shades herself .DSC04600DSC04605

Pigmentation and staying power – All shades are decently pigmented .The mattes are soft and they blend nicely.The shimmers are beautiful and they look pretty on the eyes as well.I will not say these are the best eye shadows in the world but they good enough for the price.But I find Colour pop shadow more creamy and smooth .These do not have crazy fall out.The staying power is decent 6 to 8 hours which is good.DSC04603DSC04614

Shades : There are 10 shimmer and 14 matte eye shadows in the palette.The palette has wide range of colours from browns,orange,reds,peach ,pinks,dark browns and black.The shades are arranged very wisely.I really love the shade selection and numerous looks can be created using this palette.The shades are explained below:

  1.  Penguin – matte ivory
  2. Pancakes – matte creamy beige
  3. Fairy Lights – shimmery champagne
  4. Pink champagne- shimmery pale pink
  5. Iced coffee – matte beige for transition
  6. Cuppa Tea- matte warm beige again a transition colour
  7. Grow Old -shimmery bronze
  8. Sparks Fly – shimmery gold
  9. Smokey Bronze -shimmery smokey bronze
  10. Mixed Berries – shimmery magenta purple
  11. Tiramisu – matte caramel brown
  12. Peaches – matte peachy brown
  13. Cloud berry – matte dusty orange.It looks a bit glittery in the pan but the glitters are not noticeable when applied on eyes
  14. Pumpkin – matte bright orange
  15. Pine tree – stunning shimmery Olive green
  16. Petrol – Again a stunnng shimmery blackened blue shade.A unique shade
  17. Pug – matte grey brown
  18. Danger – matte brick red
  19. Strawberry sweets – matte strawberry pink
  20. Festive Flame-shimmery reddish copper
  21. Copper coin – shimmery copper
  22. Mug cake-neutral brown in a matte finish
  23. Rosewood – matte pinky brown
  24. Nightmare – matte black

I find darker matte shades more smooth and pigmented than the lighter matte shades.Some shimmer shades have more chunky glitter than the other.

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First row From L to R with finger on bare skin

 

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second row from L to R
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Third row Lto R
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Last row L to R

My Final Thoughts

I think it is a great palette if you if you love to create different eye looks.The colours are very diverse and quality is also decent.I hope they launch it in India soon.Soph’s highlighter palette is launched in India recently.I think it is good palette to have if you want to have one palette still want all sort of shades.I do not  find any major issue with the palette so I am happy with it.

Rating : 4.5/5

Hope you enjoy this .

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Colourpop Lippie stix Candy paint : Review & swatches

Hey everybody,

Today I am going to share with you all my though about Colourpop lippie stix. I absolutely love Colourpop and they are affordable too.So,Colourpop launched some new shades in their lippie stix range.They launched 10 brand new shades and I grab two shades.This is the first time I  tryied lippie stix from the Colourpop.Lippie stix comes in various finishes as a matte lip lover,I grabbed candy paint which is a matteX .Read on to know my thoughts about it.

Price : 5.50 $.Colourpop increased their price to 0.5 $

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Product claims :

Get one swipe pigmentation in a full-coverage, ultra matte finish in a comfortable formula loaded with skin-loving ingredients like shea butter and Vitamin E.

Lippie Stix Formula contains Vitamin E, Mango, Avocado, and Shea butter for added comfort and moisture. None of our Lippie formulas contain any nasty ingredients like Parabens or Sulfates.

Matte X Full-coverage, SUPER matte lipstick (think liquid lip status) with a very unique, lightweight, and velvety feel.DSC04567DSC04568DSC04569DSC04570

My thoughts about Colourpop lippie stix Candy Paint

It comes in a white coloured retractable packaging.It has a white cap  and shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the lippie stix.I found lippie stix smaller than Ultra matte and satin lipsticks.The packaging is nice,light weight and travel friendly.The shade candy paint is described as true terracotta. The shade looked stunning on me and it will look great on Indians.It will suit all skin tones.The colour is suitable for everyday and office wear.The formula is velvet matte and light weight on lips.These are not as drying as ultra matte and it can cover dry patches but it is always a good idea to moisturise the lips.It is very pigmented and single swipe is enough to cover lip completely.However,they are not transfer proof.It is best for those who are not habitual of wearing liquid lipsticks but love the finish.It give same finish but with comfort and hydration.It stays for 4 to 5 hours and can survive light snacking.It fades evenly and it easy to reapply it.It is easy to remove these.

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single swipe in day light

I really like the finish and the formula of the lippie stix.The price is also reasonable and the colour Candy Paint is a total win.The only drawback I found is the staying power and the fact that they cannot survive light meals.  I totally recommend these cuties.

Hope you enjoy the post.Lemme know your thoughts in the comments.

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Colourpop Supernova eyeshadow review and comparison with Stila magnificent metals eyeshadow

Hello girlies,

Colourpop is the hottest makeup brand these days with constant new launches and amazing offers Colourpop has become everyones’s new favourite.So recently Colourpop launched their liquid eyeshadows called supernova liquid eyeshadows in five different shades.These are Colourpop’s first liquid eyeshadows and priced 7 USD. Since they are launched they constantly compared to  very famous Stila magnificent metals glitter and glow liquid eyeshadows.I picked one shade immediately on the day of their launch and I received it a couple of days ago.Lets see is it a Stila dupe? Read on to know more

Price – 7 USD .I got it for  650 INRDSC04129DSC04131DSC04132DSC04133DSC04134

Product claims :

We somehow bottled up high shine liquid metal, loaded it with glitter, and created an actual supernova for your eyes. This water-infused, super longwearing liquid shadow is extremely versatile and can work for so many looks, whether you want an all over base color, a touch of glitter, or extreme metallic foil. This high coverage and high impact shadow will send you into hyperspace….no fall out included.

These high-impact ultra-glittery shadows have a metallic base, are extremely long-wearing, and can be used as a base, alone, or as a topper

Packaging : The outer box is a cardboard packaging and the shadows are packed in same plastic transparent bottle like their liquid lipsticks.It has a flat soft wand to apply directly on the lids.The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly .DSC04135

DSC04138Shade : It is launched in five shades and I got the shade Walk of fame.Walk of fame is a gold liquid eye shadow with some silver glitter flecks.The colour is stunning and can be used by all skin tones really well.It can be used as an eyeliner,shadow topper or alone as a shadow.

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Texture and Pigmentation: These liquid shadows are neither too thick nor thin.It has the right consistency so that it can spread very easily on the lids.I dries in a minute or so and does not crease or transfer once set.I found the shade walk of shade a little patchy if applied with the wand but it works pretty fine with a brush or finger.Colourpop suggest to apply it with a flat synthetic brush for opaque pigmentation.It looks beautifuk as a shadow alone or as a shadow topper.It adds so much glamour to the eye look if applied as a topper.It is a multi functional product.There is no glitter fall out once they are dried.

Staying power – It stayed for 8 hours on my lid which is amazing.It had no gliiter fallout when I touched it with my fingers.They can be removed easily with water so they are not water proof but it is a long staying product.

Comparison with Stila Magnificent metals glitter and glow liquid eyeshadow

These shadows are very much compared with Stila magnificent metals .I will say that it is a not a perfect stila dupe.Stila shadows are more glittery ,they packed with tons of chunky glitters .They are liquid glitter eyeshadows but colurpop ones have a foiled finish.It does not have tons of glitters.Glitters in Colourpop supernova shadows are fine and less as compared to Stila.The idea is of a liquid eyeshadow is same but the texture of the product is completely different as you can tell by looking at the swatches.  Colourpop supernova dries quickly as compared to Stila.The staying power is almost similar.

So,I would like to say it is not a exact Stila dupe.Stila is a glitter liquid shadow but Colourpop Supernova has a foiled high shine effect with less glitters.

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Stila magnificent in diamond dust ( L) and Colourpop supernova in Walk of fame (R)

Overall,my final thoughts about this product is that it is an excellent product with an affordable price.I hope they launch more shades in it.I am eyeing on some other shades like firecracker and hard to empress and will grab them soon.

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In the Balm of Your Hands Greatest Hits Palette Vol 2 :Review and Swatches

Hello beautiful people,

Today I am going to review a face palette from the brand The Balm Cosmetics.I always wanted to try some products from The Balm since it is an expensive brand in India I never got an opportunity to try them.Mary lou manizer and bahama mama bronzer are cult favourites among beauty lovers and were in my wish list for a long time.Recently the balm was having 50% off sitewide so I thought it is the best time to grab some stuff.This  palette grabbed my attention .It has all the best seller face makeup products from the brand.I loved the idea so much that I immediately ordered one from an instagram seller.

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Introducing In theBalm of Your Hand Vol. 2, the second edition of our coveted all-in-one face palette. This all-inclusive must-have features 4 blendable eyeshadows, 3 flattering blush colors, a matte bronzer and champagne-hued highlighter. Limitless looks await with everything you need “In theBalm of Your Hand”!DSC04061

Price : 32 dollars  .I paid Rs 1600 + 100 shipping to an insta store.

My Thoughts about In the Balm of your hands Greatest Hits Vol 2 Palette

Packaging – It comes in a sturdy white cardboard packaging with a collage picture of all the balm face products in their original packaging.The outer cover is also same as the original palette.At the back of the palette the details and names of the products are mentioned.It has clear  big mirror which is a bonus.Overall I found the packaging very unique and travel friendly.

Pigmentation and Texture – All the shades are very pigmented.A little goes a long way with all the products.The blushes are smooth and buttery .They blend beautifully into the skin.Blushes from The balm are very popular because of their amazing quality and blendablity. I did not find them chalky or patchy.Even the darker colours performed very well.They are not too powdery so there is very less kickback.

Shades : It has all the mini sizes from different balm eyesadows,blushes and bronzer.It has:

matte reed “from the balm meet matt(e) trimony palette – It is dark matte brown.Very pigmented and smooth.

“firm” from nude tude palette – It is  a shimmery  dusty bronze colour.A beautiful all over the lid colour.

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“matte russo”from meet matt(e) adore palette – Light browny rose pink colour and its matte.

alice copper” from the balm Rockstar palette –  A shimmery burgundy shade

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matte reed,firm,alice copper and matte russo L to R

 Mary lou manizer – A champagne coloured highlighter can be used as an eye shadow. No need to praise this we all know.

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Bahama mama bronzer – A cool toned matte bronzer another “star” from the brand.DSC04052

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Mary lou manizer (L) Bahama mama bronzer (R)

 Down boy – It is  baby pink coloured matte blush.It can be used as an eye shadow alsoDSC04056

Frat boy – It is peachy pink matte blush again can be used as an eye shadow alsoDSC04055

 “Houndstooth” from the Instain blush range – It is a plummy mauve satin blush.DSC04054

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Down boy,frat boy and Houndstooth (L to R)

Staying power: All the products have good staying power.These stay for around 6 to 8 hours.They does not crease on my eyelids..

Overall,I think it a great idea to have different mini products in one palette.It is so convenient while travelling.It is great palette if you want to try different products from the balm .I  purchased it during the sale which is a total steal for me.I am very happy that I grabbed this palette.One thing I want to mention is that this palette is not available on Nykaa yet so if you want to try you have to get it through instagram sellers.I totally recommend this palette.

I hope you found it useful.

Thank you for reading

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Jeffree Star liquid velour lipstick Gemini : Review & swatches

Hey everyone,

Today I am going to review Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Gemini.I got the mini version from the nudes bundle.For those who do not know Jeffree recently launched mini nude bundle.In which there are mini version of all his nude velour lipstick.Some insta stores are selling the singles from the bundle so I also grab one.I wanted Andgrogny but it was sold out so I went for Gemini.A full size Jeffree Star velour lipstick is for 18 dollars (Rs 1800 in India).I find minis are a good idea to try an expensive product for me as I do not wear makeup on daily basis.I heard so many good things about these lipstick so lets see how I find it.

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Mini nudes bundle by Jefree Star
 Price: I got the mini for 599 with shipping .It has 1.93 ml of product.
Product claims:

Gemini’s are extremely independent. They will not be pinned down by anyone or any rules. They need to experience the world on their own. Inspired by Jeffree’s best friend who is a Gemini, this terra-cotta warm-toned nude is the perfect finish to any makeup look!

Our liquid lipstick goes on opaque, dries completely matte and stays on for hours! This product is 100% vegan & cruelty-free! (tips before use: exfoliate with lip scrub then apply to bare lips! Avoid food with oil… and no making out, kisses are ok!)

Also: Paraben & Gluten-Free 

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My thoughts about Jefree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick Gemini

The mini Jeffree star Velour lipstick looks so cute it is the same packaging as his full sized Velour lipsticks.It has a transparent body and a pink cap with stars printed all over.The packaging looks sturdy and travel friendly.It has a screw type closure and it gets locked with a  sound . The applicator is very soft and it is easy to apply liquid lipstick with it.The consistency of the lipstick is neither thick nor thin.The consistency looked very similar to Colour pop Ultra matte or PAC retro gloss.It take a  minute to dry completely.I find these lipsticks very hydrating ,I applied it without any lip balm still it managed to moisturise my lips.The formula is amazing.It gives velvet matte finish without being dry.It is not 100% transfer proof ,it has minimal transfer but it does not affect the intensity of the colour.The pigmentation is opaque and single swipe is enough to cover lips. Jeffree Star Velour lipsticks are loved by beauty community and now I know why everyone love it.The formula is hands down best among the brands I have tried.I cannot say about Huda Beauty or Kat Von D but it is better than Colour pop,Sugar or PAC liquid lipsticks.It stays for around 7 hours with light snacking.Like all other liquid lipsticks very oily food can break these lippies.It does not crumble or become powdery like Makeup Revolution Velvet lacquer.It have a very faint smell nothing strong which fades after a couple of minutes.DSC03994DSC03995

Gemini is a stunning nude colour for medium skin tones.It is described as a terra cota warm nude colour.It is a beautiful nude with pinky peach undertones.I love how the shade looked on my skin tone. It will suit fair to medium skins pretty well.I am happy with the shade because I do not have anything like in my kitty.

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Overall,I really like the Jeffree Star Velour lipstick.The formula,shade,texture everything is top quality.I highly recommend to try at least one shade if you can get it easily.I am happy to try this shade.Will recommend it to everyone.

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Nykaa GLAMOReyes liquid eyeliner Enchanting forest : Review and swatches

Hello everyone,

 Today I am going to review latest launch from the house of Nykaa. This is my first ever Nykaa product. Nykaa’s launches are always  bang on because I think they have very good PR network.They have collaboration with top bloggers hence their launches always create a buzz in beauty market.I really love this colour and the price was pretty affordable .I love coloured liners but this will be my first liquid liner ever.I am kohl and gel liner kinda girl.It is available in various different shades and if I like this I might buy other shades such as plum and teal .Lets get into the review now.DSC03967DSC03968DSC03969DSC03970

Price : 299 .Buy here

Quick Overview

Well, hello glam eyes! A bold release that packs a punch of stunning color in just one swipe, Nykaa’s Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner is all you need to get the most fabulous eye look on. What’s great about this product is its melt, crack and run resistant properties. This refined liner glides perfectly across the lash line for a gorgeous fluid application, leaving you looking super sensational!

Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner – 03 Enchanting Forest : Let your eyes work the magic with our Nykaa Glamoreyes Liquid Eyeliner in Enchanting Forest. This beautiful deep green hue is sure to take everyone’s breath away!

My thoughts on Nykaa Glamoreyes liquid eyeliner Enchanting forest

It comes in green coloured   matte plastic bottle with a long black cap.The packaging is neither luxe nor cheap ,it is average.It comes in a red colour outer cardboard with the brand name and details written on the box.The shade name is mentioned at the bottom of the bottle.The packaging is light weight and travel friendly.The brush of the eyeliner is very fine hence it is easy to make fine line with it.I am very bad at liquid eyeliners but I managed to draw a thin line,hence suitable for beginners also.The cap of the liner is very long so it is very convenient to hold and draw line or wing.The shade enchanting forest is a beautiful  green colour.The liner dries to a glossy finish and after it dries down it is smudge prove and long lasting.The liner dries after a couple of minutes.The shade enchanting forest is pigmented but two coats are needed to build and intensify the colour.I find the formula comfortable and does not irritate my eyes.The colour showed up on my medium skin beautifully but I heard some blogger with darker skin tones that the colour becomes too dark on their skin almost black after drying.Nykaa Glamoreyes liquid liners have  a great staying power of around 8 hours but I find that it is very easy to remove with water.I tried to wipe it off with baby oil but it does not come off easily .I find it is very convenient to remove the liner .

DSC03976DSC03975Overall ,I find it is a great affordable option for beginners and students who do not want to splurge on makeup.It is a fun way to beautify eyes for daily basis.The liner is pigmented,staying power is great and shades are stunning.I am very happy with my purchase .I am happy that any Indian brand comes up with amazing coloured liquid liners.Will recommend if you love coloured liners.

Here is a quick eye swatch .I applied no makeup or base on my eyelids

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 enchanting forest on my eyelid

 

Rating : 4/5

I hope you like my review.Please comment and let me know which is your favourite shade.

Thank you

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Colourpop Yes,Please Pressed Powder eye shadow Palette : Review

Hello peps,

T oday I am going to talk about the best seller pressed eyeshadow palette from Colourpop Cosmetics.I love their lippies and was eager to try their shadows.I have the   weekend warrior palette which is pure LOVE.I  decided to give this warm palette a try so I ordered it from the Colourpop’s website.This palette has really great review so I also got intrigued to buy this.I ordered this Palette is Aug and it never delivered .Colourpop told me it is lost in transit and I have two options ; refund or courtesy replacement.Courtesy replacement means that they will ship the product one last time and if it is lost again no refund will be given.I opted for courtesy replacement and just prayed and prayed.Many of you must be thinking why I did not go for refund??This is how crazy I am.It arrived today and I jumped and danced 🙂 I was never so happy for any makeup courier before.Lets get into the review now.

Price : 16 $ .I paid 11$( Got a 5 $ coupon) plus 9.99$ shipping = 20.99 $ (Rs1356).You can get in India from insta stores for  Rs 1600 to 1900 depends from where you buy.

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PRESSED POWDER SHADOW Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.

The original fixed 12 pan palette is all about that golden hour glow – the hottest shades inspired by our fave time of the day.

 

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DSC03953dsc03954.jpgMy Thoughts about the Colourpop Yes Please pressed eyeshadow palette

Packaging : It comes in a bright yellow colour outer cardboard packaging.The palette is white in colour with a matte cardboard packaging.The palette is palm sized and good for travelling.It does not have a mirror  and brush so it is light weight and sleek.One thing I do not like about the packaging is that it can easily get stains from the eye shadow which looks dirty.

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Palette get stained only after first use

Pigmentation and texture : All the eye shadows are pigmented and one swipe is enough to get the maximum payoff.Some of the shadows are really powdery.I found Big cocktails very powdery and it has lot of kick back.All mattes and shimmers are easy to blend.The texture is smooth and buttery.Shimmers look stunning and duochromes are amazing.The colour are wisely selected.I really love the colour scheme of the palette it can be used to create all type of looks.

Staying power : The shadows are really long lasting .They stays for 8 to 10 hours without primer and with primer the lasting power can be incredible.I used it with some concealer on my eyelids as a base.They do not  crease on me.

 Shades :It as 8 matte and 4 shimmer eye shadows.I personally love the palettes with more matte shades.The shades range from coppers,red,orange and burgundy.Perfect palette for warm tone lovers.

Full-Zip: matte warm ivory
Big Cocktails: matte orange.
Champs: matte pale peachy nude
Bling: metallic rust
Louie: metallic duochrome red with a gold flip
Butter Cake: metallic pale yellow gold
Spoiled: matte brick red
Gno: matte burnt orange
Mischief: matte warm yellow
Note to Self: matte warm caramel
Chauffeur: metallic duochrome bright orange with a gold flip
French Kiss: matte deep red brown

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First and second row swatched with finger (l to R)
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Bottom row swatched with finger (L to R)

PROS

  • Cute packaging
  • Pigmented shadows
  • Easy blendable
  • Beautiful colours
  • Good staying power
  • Affordable

CONS

  • Packaging is kinda cheap
  • No mirror and brush
  • Some shadows have a lot of fallout
  • Availability in India

Rating : 4.5/5

Overall Thoughts

I really like the colours in the palette.The texture is smooth and buttery.I liked  Carli Bybel Palette’s packaging more than this.Both palette are in the same price category but BH Cosmetics won the packaging game totally.I absolutely love this palette for its colours and formula.If you are a lover of warm tones,this palette is  a must in your kitty.

 

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