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 Contouring Duo

Essence Contouring Duo Review

The Essence Contouring Duo is one of a few new things I picked up in December. I’m always on the lookout for new contouring products because I feel like there aren’t that many out there that fit what I’m looking for. So many of them are yellow or orange toned against my complexion and end up being bronzers on me.

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.

ColourPop So Jaded Palette

Review: ColourPop So Jaded Palette

The ColourPop So Jaded Palette is an older collaboration between Kathleen Lights and ColourPop. I started doing looks with it in November and at that time it was still (surprisingly) available on the ColourPop website. As far as I can tell, it seems to be discontinued now.

Alter Ego Artemis Palette

Review: Alter Ego Artemis Palette

The Alter Ego Artemis Palette is supposed to be a dupe of Natasha Denona’s Metropolis Palette, not only in the color selection but also in the formulation of some of the cream/powder hybrid shades. There are 28 shades and it retails for $22.

Alter Ego Aurora Palette

Review: Alter Ego Aurora Palette

The Alter Ego Aurora Palette contains 15 pans in the yellow, orange, red, and pink color families. It is supposed to be a dupe, or at least a very similar version of the Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette. There is a total of 13.5 grams / 0.48 oz of product.

Alter Ego Goddess Palette

Review: Alter Ego Goddess Palette

The Alter Ego Goddess Palette is a 15 pan eyeshadow palette that was created as a “dupe” for the well known Natasha Denona Gold Palette. It contains 13.5 grams / 0.48 oz of product.