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Project Focus 10 ❥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo

Project Focus Winter 2016

Week 7


 

 

Week 7 of our Project Focus 10Be sure to have a look at Joy, Jodi & Stashy’s posts, my friends in this interesting venture.

Project’s Recap so far…

I will let the picture bellow speak for itself. (I’m still sick; I will take the week off blogging…)

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♥Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo♥

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Blonde

I had this ABH Brow Powder Duo for more than a year now in the color Blonde. At 33$CND, it might seem like a lot of money for a powder, but I can assure you, it’s a good investment. After all these months, I don’t even see a dent (ok! maybe a tiny one), so before I hit pan, it may take a while…  Since it’s the only brow powder I’ve ever used, it’s hard for me to compare with other well-known brands. But again, when you find a product that gives you great results, that is still at a decent price and that you love using, what more to ask; I love this ABH. The only thing I should have done is buy the Taupe color instead of the Blonde one.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Blonde

What I love about this awesome product:

♥  Comes with two colors so it’s easy to achieve a gradient effect (This way, it looks super natural).

♥  Helps fill in any gaps or tweezing mistakes (in my case,  years of over plucking).

♥ Comes in 11 wonderful shades!

♥ Believe it or not, but it’s smudge-proof!! It doesn’t come off until I take it off at night. This powder doesn’t budge!!!

I use this Powder Duo alone or in combination with the ABH DipBrow Pomade or a Brow Liner and the results are beautiful and look natural (this is key for me). I’m so pleased with this product and I highly recommend it. Even with minimal makeup, I never forget my brows and this product make it a breeze to structure my barely apparent brows.

Thanks for stopping by my beauties

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Don’t forget to visit my friends : 

Jodi from ABrashAttitude

Joy from StyledWithJoy

Stashy from StashMatters

Next stop: Monday March 14th with my review of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

Previous Posts: week 1week 2week 3week 4week 5 & week 6

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DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

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Beauty · Favorites · Makeup

The Perfect Palette Tag (Curly’s version)

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I love this TAG, it’s definitely my favorites (I wonder why?!? 😏). Eyeshadow palettes are MY thing! I own so many, I never have enough and they are mostly all neutrals. I started to really enjoy doing my eyes when I began to buy great quality eyeshadows. Before that, my eye makeup consisted of putting a brown gel eyeliner and that was it. Anyway, cheap eyeshadows disappeared from my eyelids after an hour so why bother… Then I discovered eye primer, real shadows and I was cursed. I learned to work with them and perfected my makeup artistry (I guess) and each day I enjoy doing my eyes! My eye makeup is now like a perfect science, where each step is finely tuned. It’s like a choreographed dance of brushes twirling and colour superposing…

So I thought it would be nice to revamp the famous “Perfect Palette Tag”. I hope you you tag along, yes you, my addicted beauties (as if I was alone in that situation, an addicted, makeup freak 😜). I won’t name the same palette twice because it would take away all the fun and because in each category, I could have put at least 2 palettes !!! (If you want to read my review, just click on the palette’s name !!!)

  1. Most Bang for your Buck : Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour .

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye contour palette

This palette is a must for any makeup lover. Every base shades you will ever need are included in this fabulous palette. It’s a great bargain considering the amount of product you get, the quality and first and foremost, its versatility. It’s the Basics 101 palette!

2. Best Matte palette : Becca Ombre Rouge .

Becca Ombre Rouge

Love the brand, love the formula, love the unique redishhhhhhh shades. It’s a superb fall and winter palette. All transitions/Blending colors ! Another must.

3. The Total Package palette : Blinc Shadow Fusion.

Blinc Shadow Fusion

This palette has it all: the mattes, the shimmers, wear dry or wet, used as eyeliner, cool tone, warm tone… I’ve said it before and I will say it again: THE MOST UNDERRATED Eyeshadow Palette… (Oopps! I should I’ve made this into a category)

4. The “I Can’t Live Without You” palette : Laura Mercier Nude Smoky.

Laura Mercier Nude Smoky palette

MY favourite eyeshadows are from Laura Mercier and this palette is the first one I ever bought from the brand. To this day, I still reach for it all the time. Spectacular! Nothing more to say than it’s perfection in a sophisticated plastic container. It makes any eye look effortless to achieve …

Note: Speechless! First time talking about this palette😳.

5. Most Hated Palette : Nars Andy Warhol Self portrait 3

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This one makes me wince all the time. To say I hate it is an understatement. Non-existing pigmentation, no blending possible …Total waste of money! Nars eyeshadows are not my favourites (They just don’t agree with me). I have to stop writing about this dud because it’ll ruin my whole day !!! (Exaggerating as always, but not so much on this one)!

Note: I’ve never reviewed it because it would have gone like this: The Good (Blank), The NOT so Good  The Ugly (500 words), Final Thought:  Not Worthy of the Dollar Store!!! (See my post on Bad Reviews … How Effective Are They 😂?!!)

6. Best Summer palette : Lise Watier Rivages. (Summer 2015 – Limited Edition)

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This one took me totally by surprise. In store at first, I thought nothing of it. Kind of boring looking actually, but I was so wrong. It has a lovely beach feel to it that is to die for. This summer I had to force myself to use something else. A great surprise with a formula that is as surprising.

7. Best Fall palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna.

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Just looking at these rich warm shades, the fall theme is so obvious. I can’t wait to start using this one again. What a beauty !!!

8. Best Winter palette: Lorac Pro 2.

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Since it’s my coolest palette, obviously it became my go-to winter palette. Overall, I love this palette even if almost all of the colors are out of my comfort zone. I know, everybody, their mothers, dogs and BFFs (did I forget someone?) are into the Pro 1, but I’ll stick with the Pro 2 has my number 1 choice.

Note: I just realized that I have never reviewed this one, nor the Unzipped !!!

9. Best Spring palette: Tarte Tartelette.

Tarte Tartelette

I’ve always called this awesomeness my bridal palette. It’s a soft, romantic, very spring appropriate, wonderful little number that everybody needs in their collection. 2015 is the year of matte eyeshadow palette mostly because of this Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter ChouChou (French for favourite).

10. The ” I have a Soft Spot for… ” palette. Smashbox #Shapematters.

Smashbox #Shapematters contour palette

I know, I know… Technically not an eyeshadow palette but since every powders can still be used as an eyeshadow, it’s my Soft Spot of the moment. I don’t know why this one is slipping under the radar and even getting somewhat average reviews… I’m crazy about the concept, the quality, the shades’ selection and the fact it’s fair/light skin girl friendly and so travel convenient !

 I’m hoping my palette addicted blogger friend will join in on this homemade TAG!

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Ingrid xxx

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Beauty · Makeup

2015 Fall Makeup (MAC, Stila, Make Up For Ever, Kat Von D, Tarte, YSL & Anastasia Beverly Hills)

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Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner

A full range of six dazzling colors – from flat to metallic finishes – can be expertly applied with the custom designed La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush that dips into the sponge like a calligraphy pen and draws across the lid in a slow, smooth, fluid motion. From day-into-night, the long-wearing formula stays put, keeping eyes looking effortlessly chic. (28$ – 36$CND)

Colors:

♥ Black Obsidian Ink

♥ Amethyst Ink

♥ Smoky Quartz Ink

♥ Copper Ink

♥ Blue Sapphire Ink

♥ Garnet Ink

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Wonder Brush for Face & Body

Introducing the brush of many wonders! This ultra-soft, custom shaped brush is perfect for sculpting, buffing and blending all of your favorite powders, liquids and creams seamlessly. Featuring ultra-soft yet dense, high-grade synthetic bristles, the unique brush is the ultimate tool to have on-hand in your makeup bag or drawer.(58$ – 75$CND)


La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush

La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush is a modern take on a traditional, feathered calligraphy pen. Custom-designed for our Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner, it delivers perfect product pickup and precise placement. The click on cap makes it ideal for the Stila girl-on-the-go! (32$)

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Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector:

Perfect your skin with natural, matte, undetectable coverage that looks like skin, not makeup. Bouncy to the touch, its unique moldable texture minimizes the appearance of pores and offers moisturizing properties. Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector conceals skin tone imperfections, leaving the skin looking air-brushed to perfection. Complete with a sponge, it’s also the perfect mattifying touchup on-the-go.(39$ – 51$CND))

4 shades : Fair, Medium,Tan & Deep

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HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara

Introducing HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara … for the biggest, boldest, blackest black lashes ever! With just one coat, you instantly get major volume, length, curl, lift and intense black color.  Go as bold as you want! Even with multiple coats, this flexible, buildable formula leaves lashes soft with no clumps, flakes, or fall out.(23$ – 30$CND)


Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer

Our innovative lash primer works like magic to deliver incredibly full, lush lashes when paired with your favorite mascara. The secret is not one, but two different kinds of fibers built into the creamy, easy-to-apply formula. Spherical and straight fibers work simultaneously to deliver a faux-looking, extreme lash look while a proprietary blend of soft waxes and thickening agents ensure lashes stay flexible and perfectly sculpted.(26$ – 34$CND)


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Shadow Couture World Traveler

This limited-edition, fashion-forward eye shadow kit is the ultimate makeup artist’s palette. Featuring 12 shades, ranging from a neutral peach to a vibrant blue in matte, satin, and metallic finishes, they deliver smooth, intense color for an endless array of customized eye looks.They are formulated to be applied wet or dry. (30$ – 39$CND)


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Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Now with 16 (not shown Lolita II coming soon) additional, bold shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipstick for all-night wear, this innovative formula gives lips long-lasting wear and high-pigment color. Its creamy, color-rich formula glides over lips like a gloss but dries to a true matte finish. It’s infused with natural comfort-enhancing ingredients, including vitamin E and sunflower seed so you can flaunt lasting matte color that leaves lips feeling comfortable. (20$ – 24$CND)

NEW Shades :

  • Noble Petal
  • Bow ‘n’ Arrow
  • Lovesick Velvet
  • Requiem
  • Melancholia
  • Mother
  • Santa Sangre
  • Nosferatu Blood
  • Exorcism Ripe
  • Damned Black
  • Susperia Bright
  • Ayesha Deep
  • Echo Navy
  • Witches Bold
  • Double Dare

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Metal Crush Eyeshadows:

Bring a shock of metallic color to eyes. Kat Von D’s proprietary formula features Color-Soaked Concentrate, the result of a technique in which pigment-saturated powders undergo a unique tumbling process that softens and smooths each particle until shadow is creamy and lustrous leaving behind the highest possible levels of pigment and pearl in this ultra long-wear shadow. With a polished metal finish and 11 striking shades, Metal Crush Eyeshadow glides smoothly across the lids, saturating them with beautiful metallic pigment. (Not shown Doce a Metallic Copper) (21$ – 25$CND)


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Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You.

artist Shadow palettes

A limited-edition Artist Shadow palette with four shades, curated by trendsetting influencers, Andreja Pejić and Jamie Chung.

These collectible eye shadow palettes include color combinations that allow you to effortlessly transform your favorite eye looks. Featuring the coveted Artist Shadow, this breakthrough formula provides vivid color payoff and superior blendablilty. With its advanced gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments, these shadows create a smooth, even finish that leaves lids with super-saturated, lasting color that’s incredibly easy to blend. (48$ – 56$CND)


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Park Ave Princess Contour Palette volume II

This contouring essential features the cult-favorite park ave princess matte waterproof bronzer paired with the complexion-enhancing Glisten blush, with a golden, peachy-pink hue, and a highlighter duo in Champagne for a perfect, everyday glow. These pigmented powders are enriched with tarte’s iconic Amazonian clay, which works to balance all skin types for a fade-proof, effortless finish. It features a sleek, portable design and pairs perfectly with tarte’s bronze & glow contour brush to buff on instant dimension while creating the illusion of a sculpted, slimmer appearance.

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Swirl Power Cheek Brush

This innovative, pro-quality brush features a flat and versatile, kabuki-inspired design to easily sweep on allover cheek color. The easy-grip handle can be tilted down at an angle to sculpt and slim the contours of the face. Use it to sweep on your go-to blush shades, holding it as you would using a standard blush brush, and tilt the handle down at an angle for a thinner, more precise surface. It’s perfect for applying your favorite bronzing or contouring shades so you can define and flaunt your best facial features.

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Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Gloss

(Energy noir) 

Swipe on your own custom pop of sheer berry. An extension of tarte’s custom energy family, it’s powered by skintuitive pH-adjusting technology, which instantly responds to your lips natural pH to reveal your own unique shade of berry. Featuring an ergonomic, applicator wand, this hydrating, antioxidant-infused formula helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaves lips moisturized with shine and a sheer berry hue. Pair this gloss with the coordinating LipSurgence lip tint in energy noir for deep berry lip look.


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Couture Variation 10 color eye palette (Nude & Tuxedo)

These palettes were directly inspired by the fabrics of Yves Saint Laurent’s creative studio in Paris. From pale and deep to matte and shimmery hues, these palettes help you to create infinite, signature Yves Saint Laurent looks. Their encased in a long, sleek couture case that includes a dual-ended expert applicator for optimal flexibility and color payoff.

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Couture Eye Primer

Swipe on Couture Eye Primer to keep eye looks in place for up to 16 hours, sealing in eye shadows for more vibrant color, or wear this primer alone for a nude eye look. This waterproof primer gives eye shadows intense, long-lasting effects that will not crease or smudge. (30$ – 34$CND)


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Cremesheen Pearl

Cremesheen Pearl, the shimmering twist on a M∙A∙C classic, is back with a brilliant bang. Cremesheen Lipstick and Cremesheen Glass, both infused with pearlized pigments and a moisturizing serum blend, are available in 15 Asia-inspired shades. With foolproof colour coverage and gleamingly creamy gloss, this update to Cremesheen is the new yin and yang for your lips.(20$CND lipstick – 23$CND Lipgloss)

Cremesheen Lipstick (from left to right)

  • Nippon – Creamy midtone coral pink –
  • Koi Coral – Pale peachy nude –
  • Star Magnolia – Bright carnation pink –
  • Little Buddha – Bright peachy pink –
  • Pickled Plum – Bright blue pink –
  • Tokyo Tizzy – Bright yellow Orange –
  • Obi Orange – Intense clean reddish orange –
  • Pretty Boy – Intense pink coral –
  • Dozen Carnations – Intense warm tomato red –
  • Sweet Sakura – True red with soft gold pearl –

Cremesheen Glass (from left to right)

  • Partial To Pink – Light, creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl –
  • Richer, Lusher – Peach coral –
  • Floating Lotus – Frosted soft rose –
  • Double Happiness – Frosted light nude –
  • Pagoda – Frosted cool pink –

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♥ I’m having too much fun peeking through what’s new in the makeup world. Everything mentionned is widely available at Sephora or each brand’s website! I will be adding information each week as I find new, interesting stuff out there. My wallet is already screaming 🙂 ♥

What product do you find exciting & can’t wait to get your hands on ????

Have a great day ☀️

Ingrid xoxo