Saturday, December 15, 2018

✮✮✮REVIEW, RATE, & ROTATE✮✮✮ ✮✮✮WEEKS 46 & 47✮✮✮


✮✮✮REVIEW, RATE, & ROTATE✮✮✮
✮✮✮WEEKS 46 & 47✮✮✮

If you have a massive beauty collection, and you really are not into minimalism, leave a comment below regarding how you rotate through your collection. I would love to have your feedback and input. If I was to tell you how many eyeshadow palettes I have, you wouldn't believe me. . . Yep, it's that many! If there is something you want to see reviewed, in particular, eyeshadow palettes, you can reach me on my Contact Me page or Click HERE to send me an email! 
Thanks for checking out my Review, Rate, & Rotate Series!

Rating is out 10 out of 10, with a full point given for each of the ten sections listed above. Points per section may be issued in the following denominations: 0, .0 .25, .50, 1.0. For further clarification, the sections listed are worth a total of 1.0 point and are:
1.     Company Profile & Personality: (available information about the company, cruelty-free status information, philanthropic efforts, unnecessary controversy, indie company vs mainstream)
2.     Price: (product cost, availability of product, shipping cost, available coupons)
3.     Purchase Process: (order time vs receipt of product turn around, availability of product, email notifications including shipping & tracking number, email notification for delivery)
4.     Packaging: (was the item securely package, decorative packaging efforts including information card about the product, upcoming sales, or the company itself)
5.     Pigmentation: (via swatches)
6.     Color Payoff: (via application to the area applicable)
7.     Product Application: (ease of application of the product, for example for eyeshadow, is there fall out, creasing, etc.
8.     Performance: (longevity of wear)
9.     Product Value: (price to product amount ratio, i.e. price per gram + product quality + consumer response (popularity of the product and consumer response) + repurchase option)
10. Overall Product Presentation: shade variation (if eyeshadow), women of color friendly, pale people friendly, universally applicable to many skin tones, desire for repeated use, would you repurchase the item again, is this product associated with a particular trend or is does it market the companies individuality, does the product set a new & innovative trend, is the product effective (does it do what it’s designed to do), does the product have potential multiple application opportunities (i.e. can the product be used as a blush & lipstick), is the product limited edition or a permanent product, is the product part of a collection, is the product consistent (from shade to shade, if an eyeshadow palette) from color to color in a part of a collection and does it function and operate the same each time applied.


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Natasha Denona 28 Pan Palette Blue/Purple✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ Natasha Denona can do no wrong in terms of her eyeshadow formula (s). I am not on their PR list (although I would love to be) and every single eyeshadow palette from ND I have purchase with my own coins, and I still am completely head over heels for their shadow formula. Mattes, shimmers, metallics . . .I love them all and unless pigs start soaring through the air, you will never hear me utter an ill word about any of her eyeshadow palettes. She is the Godmother of eyeshadows. Period.

✮Rate✮ 10/10

✭Rotate✮ Hell No!
Natasha Denona Lila Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ See above!

✮Rate✮ 10/10

✭Rotate✮ Hell No!




Urban Decay Naked Heat✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮  Like most beauty bloggers and makeup enthusiasts, I think that this palette is very monochromatic and you can only achieve 1, maybe 2 good looks out of it. If you are into warm tones, and don't mind having the same basic look day to day, and aren't looking for anything too adventurous, then this is probably a good fit for you. I enjoyed the palette and found that it was of a higher quality than the original Naked 1, 2, & 3. The Naked Smokey & this palette are different in quality and represent a shift in formula and a need to meet a market oversaturated with Indie brands that are wrecking shop in terms of quality, pigmentations, and blendability. It's a good solid palette, but you better like warm tone shadows, with no hints of cool or bright tones.

✮Rate✮ 7/10 This is based on my personal preferences and not quality. So, although I try to be objective and offer reviews that are not too biased (see the ND review above, lol), I just think for myself that this palette is a bit too basic.

✭Rotate✮ If I am being honest, I really want to see this palette, but am torn about ripping apart my Naked family. I don't care what you think, so stop judging. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ As some of you might know, I am not a fan of the Modern Renaissance. I just couldn't get behind the whole warm toned phenomenon and the two shimmers in the palette, when I am a shimmer/metallic heavy person. In case you're in the dark, the Venus Palette from Lime Crime was actually out in front of ABH on the whole warm toned situation, but I digress.....This particular palette, as well as the Subculture & Norvina, is one of my fav's from ABH. It encourages creativity and thinking beyond the palette to envision a beautiful eye look that begins with the stroke of a brush. You can create a basic neutral look is you look hard enough and use your imagination or you can step outside the box and do something different and daring. I love this palette and I find it perfect for the fall/winter months. Side note: I hate the packaging. I hate all of the packaging from ABH is recent history.

✮Rate✮ 9.5/10 Points deducted for packaging, but love this palette!

✭Rotate✮ Keeping and looking to put into panning projects next year!


Blush Tribe Fall Fusion Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ I saw this palette featured on YouTube by one of my current favorite YouTubers, and I decided to pick it up. It was affordable, the color story was something that intrigued me, and it was an Indie brand, which I am always looking to support. This palette has magnificent matte shades and beautiful metallic/shimmer shades. I loved the coherent, yet diverse color story and the ability to manipulate several looks out of this palette. I personally wish there were more metallic/shimmer shades, but again, I am a metallic/shimmer heavy person.

✮Rate✮ 8.75/10 This is high-quality affordable palette by an Indie brand, and I happen to like all those identifiers. The packaging is beautiful and colorful and is in sync with the palette's color story.

✭Rotate✮ Keeping this one for a little while!

Morphe 15 S Social Butterfly Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ Ok, so if you follow me then you know that I am not much of a Morphe fan . . but I continue to give them a chance to WoW me because people like to read reviews about their products, and here we are now....I devoted a full review to this particulaar palette, which is probablt going to to be posted after this current post so look out for it!

✮Rate✮ Read the Review!

✭Rotate✮ Read the Review & find out!

Huda Beauty Amethyst Eyeshadow Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ The more I play with my makeup, in particular, eyeshadow palettes, I am figuring out my aesthetic personality and how to convey that through eye looks. I am have learned over the 3 years that I have been seriously into makeup and eyeshadow palettes, that I am into berries, purples, jewel tones, & pinks. I also pull heavily toward bright colors. THIS palette is everything on a sunny Sunday morning. It is just stunning. So beautiful and applies equally well with exquisite pigmentation and remarkable foiled shades. This is where I want to live. Inside this palette.....FOREVER. So, yeah, I like it....

✮Rate✮ 10/10 

✭Rotate✮  Not a chance!

Revolution Makeup X Soph Highlighter Palette✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ Thus far I haven't been disappointed with Makeup Revolution/Revolution Makeup's face products, and I wasn't necessarily disappointed with this one, however, it isn't my favorite. The appearance of the highlighters are beautiful in the pan. They are absolutely gorgeous, but they don't quite translate to the face. They are a little more subtle and dusty than I prefer. I don't necessarily like glittery, but subtle is not associated with my personality. I just wish they had more of a punch to them. Mildly disappointed.

✮Rate✮ 6/10 I think this palette might be suitable for some, but not for me.

✭Rotate✮  Thinking about selling this or donating it to Project Beauty Share!


BH Cosmetics Blush Duo✮Product Name✮

✮Review✮ I know this is an old blush duo, but I love it for the winter time. It's the perfect of deep mauve color with a light shimmer that looks pleasant on the cheek. Subtle, and not overwhelming, but sophisticated and pretty. I find that this is melanin girl/guy friendly as well.

✮Rate✮ 9/10 The packaging is a bit flimsy, but an overall great product.

✭Rotate✮  Going to focus on using this more in the Winter time.