Thursday, March 14, 2019


✮✮✮WEEKS 9 & 10✮✮✮

15 #KEPT

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.

If I mention that I am selling any of the items listed below, you can catch those products at a reasonable price on Poshmark @ bougiebriexo or on Mercari @ BougieBrie or you can always reach out to me on my social media channels or click on the Contact Me link at the top of the page and shoot me an email! 


Estee Lauder Double Wear, Milani Conceal & Perfect, L.A. Girl Pro Matte
Review (a) I need to get the right shade in the Estee Lauder, but it's one of my favs! (b) & (c) I wore both of these foundations together and I loved the way the foundations looked on my skin!

Rate 8/10 & 8/10

Milani, Amuse, Tarte

Review (a) Definitely one of my favorite bronzers. Perfect for the summer. (b) This highlighter is a little too deep, but will be excellent for the summer! (c) I love Tarte blushes. They are my favorite high-end blushes!

Rate 10/10; 7/10; 9/10

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped

Review This was the first highlighter palette I purchased. I love the ABH formula and this will be my go to in the summer.

Rate 10/10

Coastal Scents Custom Blush Palette
Review These are pretty decent blushes for the price, but I am looking to curate my face palette collection and get rid of items I will not use. This is on probation/the chopping block.

Rate 6/10

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Review  In my video, I talk about decluttering this palette, but my friend Audrey convinced my to keep it and use it when I travel, which is an excellent idea.

Rate 7/10

Becca Ombre Rouge

Review I love this little palette. It is perfect to pair with a single eyeshadow or a super shock shadow from Colourpop. I actually decluttered my Dose of Colors Baked Browns in favor of this palette.

Rate 9.25/10

Colourpop Vacation Mode
Review I am a huge fan of Colourpop singles. This is a great cool toned palette, appropriate for traveling.

Rate 10/10

Colourpop Saucey Palette

Review Another great quad from Colourpop. Very beautiful shades that are easy to blend and perfect for traveling.

Rate 10/10

Dominique Cosmetics Lemonade Palette

Review   I love the theme of this palette, and the colors are gorgeous. Unfortunately there was a hiccup during the manufactoring process and some of the shimmer shadows are less than interesting. I was able to work with the palette and come up with some interesting looks.

Rate 7/`0

Natasha Denona Holiday Palette in Joya

Review I love this 5 pan palette from Nastasha Denona. The colors are rich and beautiful. So glad I had a chance to use it.

Rate 10/10

Pat McGrath Bronze Ambition

Review Lovely six pan palette from Pat McGrath. Mattes that blend beautifully and shimmers that are impactful and stunning.

Rate 10/10

Tarte Treasure Box

Review This is the perfect palette to take on a  long vacation. It has everything you need with staple neutral shades, blushes, bronzers, and a highlighter.

Rate 8.75/10

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