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Top 3 MATTE Eyeshadow palettes ⎟Great for Hooded Eyes

Matte Eyeshadow palette great for Hooded Eyes

Eyeshadow palettes!!! What a beautiful invention. I love having those super sultry shimmery eyeshadows and heck! I’m all about glitters 365 days per year …. Awwwwww! I wish!!!! But with my damned hooded eyes, I can’t let myself go crazy! How ironic that a girl who loves shadows so much has to miss out on a lot of looks because of the genetic shape of her eyes? 😪 Well, thankfully for you, my hooded eyes girlfriends, the matte look is super trendy right now, so let’s rock our matte eyeshadows. Here are my top 3 matte eyeshadow palettes that are perfect for beginners and  flawless for the pros out there (+2 affordable options).

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Becca Ombre Rouge

Becca Ombre Rouge

Such a beautiful day to day palette that makes redishhhh/pinkisssh shades, so ideal for fall and why not, all year long. The five colors included go so well together & the formula is ridiculously exquisite. Becca also makes an Ombre Nudes that is more on the Nude side (*I’m so funny*) that is also to consider. Why is this palette not more hyped is beyond me. (You can read my full review HERE)

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Tarte Tartelette

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If you haven’t already heard the merit of this palette, heu! maybe you were hiding under a rock somewhere, or unfortunately fell into a profound coma for awhile :). Seriously, this “Tartelette” deserves all the praise and more. It’s such a well formulated and well color coordinated ensemble. This beauty will never be obsolete! Years from now, this one will still be as trendy. Daytime to nighttime, no problem, this little number has it all. (You can read my full review HERE)

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Kat Von D Shade + Light

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye contour palette

A hooded eyes dream palette. This palette contains every neutral matte shades that you possibly need. Blendability A+, Pigmentation A+, Versatility A+, Affordability A+ (considering everything you get). Not more to say than it’s a sure winner. (My full review HERE)

On a budget? Here are some other good matte palette, well worth your buck ! 

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Stila In The Know

This was my first totally matte eyeshadow palette and to this day still one of my favourite. In Canada, I see it often at less than 20$ at Winners.

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Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture Neutral 02

At Target for less than 20$, this palette stands out and is tantamount to a lot of higher brands. If you never tried Sonia Kashuk eyeshadows, you are missing out… They are great.

Sonia Kashuk Eye Couture Neutral 02

Note: It’s my personal opinion, but drugstores’ eyeshadows, with the exception of NYX singles & Sonia Kashuk, are not sure bets, especially the mattes. If you want real quality, it’s well worth spending a little more $$$.

Thanks a lot for stopping by my beauties

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Ingrid (Really Hooded !!!) xxx

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URBAN DECAY Vice 4 & Spectrum (Will I buy these two palettes ?!!)

Urban Decay Vice 4 & Spectrum

Urban Decay Holiday 2015

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Here we are: the brand new & much anticipated Vice 4 palette will be released on Urban Decay’s website  on September 12, followed by the usual makeup spots like Sephora, Macy’s and Ulta … Already, lucky BeautyBloggers and YouTubers (who had the chance to receive the product as press samples) are showing us the new goodies!!! My first impressions: I want everything!! I mean, I want them NOW!!! All these bright colors, super pigmented formulas and for the announced price, let’s face it, this is an amazing value … The bummer is the 100$ question: How much will I really use these palettes on a day to day basis – I know, I know… don’t throw rocks at me, because I’m bursting your bubble. I have already many of these bright colourful palettes in my collection and the reality is that they are just collecting dust and looking pretty. Should I look at it differently and be inspired by these “Jewel” shades and stop being so neutral? Could I be brave enough and go out of my confort zone to wear “Green” to work? My head is spinning because I think UD Vice 4 is soooooo pretty. (You know *wink wink 😉* Limited Edition become sold out so fast).

🎀 Now Available on Urban Decay’s website 60$US 🎀

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Urban Decay Vice 4

Urban Decay Vice 4

Urban Decay Vice 4

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Urban Decay Vice 4 swatches

Now, onto Urban Decay Spectrum palette. Since I already own a few of these shades already, I’ll let this one go. If you are new to UD, this one should be a winner since it’s beautiful and let’s face it, the brand is best known for their vibrant eyeshadows!!!

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Urban Decay Sprectrum Swatches

There is also 5 new permanent 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils (Legend, Push, Rail, Mood and Street)I LOVE (Totally Holy Grail status) their regular 24/7 eye pencil but, unfortunately, the few reviews available on these new ones are not that good. It wouldn’t be the Holiday season without some highlights and glimmers so UD launched a new Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body in the shade Lit .
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24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils
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Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder (Face & Body) in Lit

Will you buy one or both of these palettes?!!

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Ingrid xxx

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Blinc Shadow Fusion palette (The most underrated eyeshadow palette!)

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My love for eyeshadow palettes made me buy a LOT of them over the years (I’m a self-proclaimed eyeshadow palette addict!). I have seen them all: the good, the bad and dare I say, the ugly. During my regular visit to my local drugstore, I was smitten at first glance; my “neutral-color-self” was in awe of the Blinc Shadow Fusion eyeshadow palette which combines warm and cooler tones (Trust me this is so rare!). Without ever having tried them myself, I herd of the brand Blinc watching my favorite Youtubers raving about their mascaras, but an eyeshadow palette was a total surprise. I (oops! BeardMan bought it) for our 4 year anniversary💗. What can I say, I had to try it. Curiosity got the best of me and I guess I kept giving not so subtle hints to my boyfriend !!! (*smiling  a lot right now*).

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Here it is, in all her splendour. Are you sitting my beauties, because I’m about to let you in on a little secret: this beauty makes it in my lifetime top 5 favorite palettes! Why? Just keep on reading …

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From the Website :

blinc shadow fusion combines the best attributes of liquid, gel, powder and cream shadows into one Life Proof formula that delivers 9  benefits in 1 product. Our innovative blend provides a luxurious shadow that glides on smooth, blends seamlessly and offers a velvety, highly pigmented finish that doesn’t fade, crease or smudge. Anti-aging ingredients treat the skin while filling in existing fine lines for silky smooth coverage. Only when you are ready, remove blinc shadow fusion with any gentle makeup remover.

*Each Palette comes packaged with a professional quality shade and blend duo brush.


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What’s not to love :

♥10 Neutral shades that make it so easy to achieve the most gorgeous daytime to night time looks (if only I had some nightlife, but we are not talking about me 😉)

♥ Probably one of best brush ever included in a palette. This Shade & Blend duo brush is made to use not just for show (We all know that the brushes or worst sponges included in palettes are historically not of the best quality!)

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Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Doesn’t contain gluten! (Cruelty-Free should be a law!!!)

♥ Sturdy plastique-type packaging with a huge inside mirror. It’s bulkier than the usual (let’s say Chocolate Bar) palette but heck! it give it an edge, a uniqueness! (Probably not the best/slickiest for travelling!)

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♥ The formula is impeccable!! The only 2 reviews I have found talked about chalkiness of certain shades which I completely disagree. All 10 are so smooth and easy to blend! Perfection if you ask me!!!

♥ Doesn’t crease & fade at all!

♥They are not overly pigmented meaning you don’t have to blend for hours (like always I’m exaggerating a tiny bit!)

♥ Very nice magnetic cover!


The NOT so good :

Nothing ! Nada! Yes! it’s a bigger palette but it really doesn’t bother me.


Shades & Swatches

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Final Thoughts:

It’s so sad that this palette was launched at the same time as a lot of other good neutral eyeshadow palettes. Where I find a real distinction between products is in the shades you have: your warms, your cools, your shimmers (I said shimmer, not glitter!). This palette is neutral but not in a boring way and the texture is so buttery. Desert Island status?!! You bet. Reasonably priced?!! Totally for the amount of shadows you get. It even gets me mad 😡 to see this kind of quality randomly laying at my local drugstore on top of the cheap perfume section (totally true!)!! What a shame that this one-of-a-kind eyeshadow palette is so underrated (or even, totally unknown!). I hope that Blinc will be coming soon with their second palette 🙂

Note: This was not a first impression, I had this palette for more than 2 months!!! As always this is 100 % my personal opinion and like I always say, feel free to agree or disagree.

Pricing: Sold in store for 54.95$CND (The weekend BeardMan bought it, there was a 10$ off, on purchases of 50$ cosmetics).

Availability: The Blinc website. To my knowledge in Quebec at Brunet & Familiprix pharmacies. I recently wrote the company for other store availabilities but I have yet to receive an answer back.

Thanks for stopping by my Beauties

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Ingrid xoxo