Holiday Giveaway! INGLOT Eyeshadow Palettes

Update 12/21/12: Congrats to winners Michele, Courtney, and Christine – I hope you love your palettes!


 

Today I’m launching my very first giveaway here at Buying Cruelty-Free!

This is a way of saying thank you for all the support, encouragement, and positive feedback I’ve received since launching this site. It’s also a way to help keep the word spreading about cruelty-free products.

 

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New Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Singles

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If you read my rave about Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Brulee, you know I’m a big fan of Wet n Wild’s shadows. I recently picked up three new shades: Nutty 252B, Unplugged 301, and Panther 255C. CONTINUE READING…

Wet n Wild Color Icon Single Brulee

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As I’m writing this, Wet n Wild Color Icon Single in Brulee has an average rating of4.6 on MakeupAlley (with 279 reviews!) Actually, if you search for all eyeshadows with 100+ reviews, this comes up on the first page. So I’m not alone when I say Ilove this shadow. CONTINUE READING…

Beauty on a Budget: NYX Dupe for MAC Melon Pigment

I’ve heard many raves about NYX pigments. I don’t know what their official name is – they’re called Loose Pearl Eye Shadow on NYX’s site, but I’ve also seen them listed as Powder Pigments and the packaging says Ultra Pearl Mania. Regardless, they’re essentially pigments, and have been called dupes for MAC’s. So I decided to see if I could mix up a dupe for MAC Melon.

I used NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Pearl Eyeshadows in Nude, Mink, and Oro. Here they are swatched individually with MAC Melon.

Nyx Ultra Pearl Mania Mac Melon Swatches Beauty on a Budget: NYX Dupe for MAC Melon Pigment

L-R: NYX Nude, NYX Oro, Mac Melon, NYX Mink

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Inglot Freedom System Palettes + Swatches

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Swatches and close-up photos of my Inglot Freedom System Palettes


Palette 1

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Inglot Palette 1 Eyeshadow Swatches Inglot Freedom System Palettes + Swatches

L-R: 107R, 101R, Matte 337, Matte 328, Matte 318

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Inglot Freedom System Square & Rainbow Eyeshadows

Amazing Makeup That’s Still Cruelty-Free: Inglot Eyeshadow

 

These are my two Inglot Freedom System palettes. I’ll have a review and swatches up soon. Update: My review, swatches, and more photos are now posted.

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L-R: 107R, Matte 337, Matte 328, 101R, Matte 318

 

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L-R: D.S. 436, Pearl 407, Matte 330, 106R

 



NARS Neutrals – Duo Eyeshadows in Madrague and Portobello

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L-R: Madrague, Portobello

I haven’t seen much online about NARS Duo Eyeshadows in Portobello and Madrague, which is surprising because they’re great basics. NARS describes Portobello as portobello matte ecru and soft matte mushroom and Madrague as matte caramel and matte cream.

 

While the lighter shades of the duos appear very similar in photos, in Portobello it’s definitely a deeper, yellower brown-tan-beige. In Madrague, it’s more an ivory-beige, along the lines of Mac Brule or Wet n Wild Brule – although not as light or pigmented. The darker shade in Madrague is more of a typical warm mid-tone brown. In Portobello, the darker shade is cooler and leans more towards a grey-tone. It can read almost taupe-y, but still has warmth.

 

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