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Black Smoky Eyes Palette by Sephora Review | Blendible Long Lasting Matte Colors

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Smoky Eyes Palette by SephoraThe Smokey Eyes Palette by Sephora is a selection of 4 shades of eyeshadow, a eyeliner and a mascara. Sephora put these colors together to create a sexy smoldering smokey eye.

This set comes with handy picture cards with 6 steps showing you how to create the smokey eye. It all comes in a handy travel size palette.

The dark black, grey and beige colors in this collection are all matte effect to contrive a natural subtle smokey eye.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the list below from the users opinions about Sephora's smokey eye kit:


  • Long lasting color
  • Great color combo
  • Compact kit
  • Blends well
  • Easy to follow picture cards


Eyeshadows: -Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Methicone, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491(Iron Oxides), 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens. Eyeliner Pencil: -CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Cera Peel Wax, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Mica Jojoba Seed Oil, Stearyl Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Tocopherol, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Propylparaben. Gradual Volume Black Mascara: -Water, Synthetic Beeswax, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Carnauba Wax, Acacia Senagal (Gum), Acrylates Copolymer, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Triethanolamine, Butylene Glycol, Kaolin, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Potassium Sorbitate, EDTA.

To Sum Up

I was unable to find any negative comments about this collection, although I couldn't find many reviews on it at all.

The comments from users I found said, the collection has a great color combination that is long lasting and easy to apply.

It is a little lavishly priced at $36 but the patrons using it think it is worth the price.

Buy Black Smoky Eyes Palette by Sephora

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Natural Eye Neutral Eyeshadow Collection by Too Faced Review | Smudge-able Long Lasting Shimmer & Matte Shades

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow CollectionAll the shades in the Natural Eye Neutral Eyeshadow Collection were hand picked by the creative director Jerrod Blandino. He picked the natural colors he thinks will flatter any skin tone for any season or occasion.

The eyeshadows are devised to last all day without fading. The kit includes all over lid colors, highlighting shades and they all should smudge easily to create a natural look.

It comes in a small palette form for portability and also has three how to cards with easy to follow instructions on the best technique to create a sexy natural look.

Listed below is what is included in the collection:

  • A double ended sponge/brush applicator
  • Heaven 0.07oz – a matte ivory shade
  • Velvet revolution 0.07oz– in a matte taupe shade
  • Sexpresso 0.07oz – a deep matte brown
  • Silk Teddy 0.03oz– peach champagne shimmer
  • Push up 0.03oz– light bronze shimmer
  • Erotica 0.03oz– soft charcoal shimmer
  • Nude beach 0.03oz – champagne shimmer with gold glitter
  • Honey pot 0.03oz– gold shimmer
  • Cocoa puff 0.03oz– warm chocolate brown shimmer

Personally I adore these shades, really like some of the names too. Just a little bit naughty!

Users Conclusions

The list below summarizes what the users think about this collection:


  • Easy application
  • Long lasting
  • Natural colors
  • Helpful instruction cards
  • Good value

To Sum Up

Great reviews for the Too Faced Natural Eyes collection. All the reviews I read say how much they adore the natural colors and how easily they glide on.

It is good value for money at $34 for the kit. The patrons also like the handy instruction cards on how to create different natural looks.

Buy Natural Eye Neutral Eyeshadow Collection by Too Faced

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Bare Escentuals Face Forward Collection Review | Great Coverage Sun Protection Foundation

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Bare Escentuals Face ForwardBare Escentuals Face Forward is a collection of RareMinerals and bareMinerals, with these combined they help your skin adapt to the current season, says Bare Escentuals.

The collection is also devised to nourish, invigorate, and promote cell turnover in the skin to help create a fresher, brighter and renewed complexion.

As always with Bare Escentuals all the ingredients are natural and all the products contain sun protection.

Below is a list of the products included in the collection:

  • RareMinerals facial moisturizer 1 fl oz – helps restore moisture in the skin.
  • RareMinerals eye cream 0.17 fl oz – rejuvenates the eye area.
  • BareMinerals Original SPF 15 foundation 0.03 oz – covers imperfections.
  • BareMinerals Original SPF 25 mineral veil 0.05 oz – provides the face with a soft luminosity.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled a list below of what the patrons using this collection think of it:


  • Gentle
  • Good coverage
  • Non greasy moisturizer
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Light weight
  • Long lasting
  • Good value


Titanium Dioxide 25%, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides Light: Titanium Dioxide 16%, Titanium Dioxide 16%, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.Medium Beige: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.Medium Tan: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide.Medium Dark: Mica, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.Golden Dark: Iron Oxides, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride.bareMinerals Original SPF 25 Mineral Veil:Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Corn Starch Modified, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Magnesium Stearate. MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer:Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cocoglycerides, Jojoba Esters, Behenyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Soil Minerals, Propanediol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Lecithin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Honey, Panthenol, Sucrose Cocoate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Punica Granatum Sterols, Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide, Trehalose, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acacia Dealbata Flower/Stem

To Sum Up

Basically Bare Escentuals fanatics don't have a bad word to say about the Face Forward collection. They admire the great coverage from the foundation and the lightweight, non greasy feeling of the other products.

One patron says it is the only product that actually works for her sensitive acne prone skin.

It is tremendous collection that is reasonably priced at $30.

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Natural Golden Goddess Collection by Korres Review | Smudgable Long Lasting Shades

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Korres Golden Goddess CollectionThe Golden Goddess Collection is Korres best selling color products. All the products in the collection are natural and don't contain Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Petro-Chemicals- Phthalates- GMO or Triclosan.

Korres put these shades together so a goddess like look could be created. It says the colors blend well together, so a natural smokey eye look can be devised.

What comes in the collection?

Below is a list of the products in the Golden Goddess Collection:

  1. 0.27 fl oz Abyssinia Mascara in Black- Volumizing for a false lash effect
  2. Silver 51S eyeshadow- contain primrose oil for easy blending
  3. Golden Bronze 27S eyeshadow- contain primrose oil for easy blending
  4. Golden Brown 34S eyeshadow- contain primrose oil for easy blending
  5. Golden Green 44S eyeshadow- contain primrose oil for easy blending
  6. 0.04 oz Eyeliner Pencil in Golden 6S- creamy for easy smudging
  7. 0.20 fl. oz Cherry Oil Lip gloss in Bronze 37- contains antioxidants vitamins C and E

Personally I think this is a really nice set of colors, could be very appealing for those of you that like the more natural look and ingredients.

Users Conclusions

Below I have summarized patrons opinions from


  • Good value
  • Nice pigmented shades
  • Smooth application for the shadows
  • Long lasting color
  • Lip gloss is moisturizing


  • Gold eyeliner is a little light
  • Eye shadows felt itchy (one user said)


Abyssinia Mascara Black:Water, Sorbitan Olivate, Glycerin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Stearic Acid, VP/VA Copolymer, Sorbitol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Bis-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isopropyl Myristate, Methyl Pyrrolidone, o-Cymen-5-ol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-2, Tocopherol, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, [+/- (May Contain) Mica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Carmine, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide].Silver 51S Eyeshadow:Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Squalane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Zeolite, Diisostearyl Malate, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed oil, [+/- (may contain) Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake].Golden Bronze 27S Eyeshadow:Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Isopropyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Squalane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Zeolite, Diisostearyl Malate, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Passiflora Edulis

To Sum Up

The color combination went down very well with most patrons, as they said they work well together to create a pretty natural look.

However, some of the users found the colors didn't work for their skin tone (usually very light skin ). One lady even said the eye shadows made her eyes itch.

On the whole most people relished this collection and they think it is good value at $39.50 for the set.

Buy The Golden Goddess Collection by Korres

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