Maybelline Shadow Blocks

Maybelline Shadow Blocks Review

Maybelline Shadow Blocks are a newer eyeshadow release that are available in 5 shade variations and retail for about $10 each. They come in stacks of 3 shades – two are mattes and there is one complementary shimmer.

Natasha Denona Pastel Palette

Natasha Denona Pastel Palette Review

The Natasha Denona Pastel Palette contains 15 shades of (mostly) pastel eyeshadows in various formulas and finishes. 8 of them are matte (with half being creamy powders and the other half being true powders) and 7 of them are shimmers. Some shimmers are nothing but fine particles and some have larger sparkles mixed in. This is one of their midi-sized palettes which has smaller pan sizes and retails for $65.

NYX Lift & Snatch Brow Pen

NYX Lift & Snatch Brow Pen Review

The NYX Lift & Snatch Brow Tint Pen is a brush-tip brow product that comes in 10 shades and retails for $12. The product inside is a semi-sheer liquid, similar to an eyeliner but not as pigmented and the brush tip is very fine and offers a high level of control.

Urban Decay Wild Greens Palette

Urban Decay Wild Greens Palette Review

The Urban Decay Wild Greens Palette is a 12 pan palette mainly focusing on greens and oranges along with a few neutrals. There is an even split of mattes and shimmers and also a pretty good balance in the number of shades per color family.

Loreal Voluminous Noir Balm Mascara

Loreal Voluminous Noir Balm Mascara Review

I’ve been in need of a new mascara for a while and decided to pick this one up to try out. It’s supposed to be a volumizing and (I guess) moisturizing formula, hence having “Balm” in the name. These are my thoughts based on a couple weeks of wearing it so far.

Essence Taupe It Up Eyeshadow Palette

Essence Taupe It Up Eyeshadow Palette Review

Essence recently came out with these little monochromatic six pan palettes. It looks like there are currently 8 of them, all of them with 3 mattes and 3 shimmers. The Taupe It Up one having lots of grey in it seemed most interesting to me.