BEST Eyeshadow Palette(s) of 2017

I LOVE EYE SHADOWS….

The following are my own photos and thoughts.

8A933361-C613-4BC5-8C5E-0C69937D30FFToday’s post is to showcase the 3 eye shadow palettes that I have enjoyed using in 2017.  Two palettes were released in 2017 and the other is from an earlier release.  Out of all the makeup products out there on the market, eye shadows are my makeup of choice.  Addition?  Collector?  I don’t know, all I know is I enjoy shopping my stash each morning as I attempt to create the Mona Lisa of the day… lol.  I know some people that enjoy collecting lip products, others get a rush out of foundation products, but for me, its eye shadow.  With each new palette addition, I became more and more confident with my product application, shade selection (preference), textures/finishes, pigmentation, packaging and brand.  After some thought and deliberation, I chose the following 3 palettes that I feel would best represent my year in review.  These palettes gained this status as top three as they check off all the boxes for me:  1. Is it portable?  2.  Do I use 75% of the shades? 3. Am I using it every week?  If I can pack a palette with me on trip, use almost every shade and use on a regular basis in some way, it gains most used status.  I love eye shadows, whether they are in individual pans or part of a palette.  The tones that I am attracted to are the warm matte shades.  However, I have been branching out into the cool tones, which is a real stretch for me and I must say, I’m liking.

Finding out whether I was warm or cooled toned is something I just don’t get, so I’m going to say that I’m neutral (laughing).  I have gained many helpful tips and tricks along the way but learning about the color wheel, was a pivotal point in my application game.  Who knew, that this simple concept would be a game changer for me… Understanding why certain shades are life long friends from the get go and why some shades go into battle with each others, was a huge lesson learned. Here are my top 3 palettes.

#1 – LAURA MERCIER EYE ARTIST PALETTE

img_2125-1This palette, for the past 3 years, has taken the number one spot as my most used and loved palette, WOW.  I just can’t get enough of it.  The formula that they used for this palette, created some amazingly pigmented shades that melt together and compliment my skin tone the best.  It’s heavenly.  I purchased this palette about 3 years ago.  It was initially released as a limited edition palette, however, the following year, it was added to their permanent line and can be purchased at Sephora.  I have used every shade, and of course, have used some shades more than others.  I have hit pan in 5 shades and I am very close to hitting pan in two more.  The darker shades, I use when I need to build up the outer part of my lid or I use all over my mobile lid.  I lean toward the 7 matte shades and use the 3 sheen shades for a slight shine on my lids.  The remaining 2 lighter shades have a sheen to them and i love using them on my brow bone for a smidge of highlight.  All of theses shades blend into each other remarkably, last all blooming day, shade selection and pairing are off the charts, its just one dang good heck of a palette and takes it away again for 2017.  AGAIN!

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#1 Palette the Laura Mercier, Artist Palettes

#2 – ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SUBCULTURE PALETTE

2nd two palette the ABH Subculture Palette

Yes indeed, the Subculture palette is my second favorite palette and was released in 2017.  This palette received a lot of negativity from people in the beauty community who purchased it right from the get go or were sent as PR.  I did not purchase my palette right away because of all the bad press it was receiving which spooked me, so I waited.  As I viewed the beauty gurus on YouTube, I would hear that it is a difficult palette to work with, the shades don’t blend well together, it doesn’t make sense, the list is endless.  I was thinking, WHAT THE HECK – is it REALLY that bad?  Am I going to waste my money?  Maybe I shouldn’t purchase it…  in the end, I thought to myself… those are their thoughts on their experience and I should not base my decision on their, not so great, experience/reviews.  However, there was one thing was consistent in each video that was slowing drawing me in, it was the shade selection, OMG so gorgeous. So, I added to my Sephora cart, pressed purchase and received it 2weeks later (yes 2weeks).  When I opened it and started messing around with it, I was hooked.  This palette has allowed me to be creative, to use a total different color out of my comfort zone and have come up with some great looks that I’m proud to be seen in.

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Subculture #2 Palette

I honestly, can’t get enough of this sister palette to the Modern Renaissance, the Subculture palette is my second most used / loved palette.  On the Anastasia Beverly Hills website they describe the Subculture palette as “having 14 shades that range from grungy matte to bold metallic with an underground edge”.  I don’t know what that means exactly, but dang, I am so happy that I did not let the negativity around this palette sway my decision to purchase it.  I absolutely love using it.

2nd Place Palette Swatches, Subculture

#3 – VISEART GRANDE PRO PALETTE

Viseart Grande Pro

My third selection is the Viseart Grande Pro, Volume 1 Palette.  It was released late 2017 (November is when I received mine) and I was so happy when I saw my box from Muse Beauty Pro in my mail.
I felt like I had just received the most exquisite piece of fine jewelry in the world as I handled with care…. lol.  I am very impressed with the shade selection and the palette all around, Viseart did an amazing job.  Well Done Viseart!  If you want to see some of the amazing photos of the Viseart products in actions, follow Viseart on Instagram.  I feel like my collection is now complete.  My palette was part of the first 3000 that were release from Muse Beauty Pro and is numbered 1707/3000.

Viseart Grande Pro

The starred shades are the ones that I have been using most frequently.  I did a blog post on this palette, so I won’t go into the details.  Please feel free to check out my Viseart blog post from January 01, 2018.

With that, I wish you all a good day .

Beauty Native Style

 

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JEN LUVS REVIEWS

All About Jen…

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I don’t know how many of you ladies and gents are subscribed to Jen’s channel on Youtube?  If you are not, then you need to be.  She has a Youtube Channel called JEN LUV’S REVIEWS.  She has, as of today, 48,507 Youtube subscribers and if you ask me, this number should be higher. I have been watching Jen for some time now, I want to say 2 plus years, and I really enjoy the content of her videos.  She brings to us a wide range of makeup related topics like: Live Chats, Reviews, Favorites, Unboxing, Vlogs, Tutorials, and my favorite, the makeup news. The news series that I never miss, is her weekly “What’s Up In Makeup” news video’s.  Here she and her arsenal of knowledgeable reporters, yes she has a team of amazing people that assist her, bring us the weekly news on what’s new, what’s hot and what’s not from high end to more affordable makeup.  IT’S A GREAT SERIES, PLEASE GO AND WATCH HER VIDEO’S AND SUBSCRIBE TO HER CHANNEL, YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

Jen also has a GRWM series on Periscope, same handle, Jen Luvs Reviews.  Periscope is a new video streaming platform that enables you to “go live”via your mobile device anytime, anywhere.  I look forward to my morning makeup routine, as I get ready with Jen.  I usually catch the tail end of her stream, due to the 2 hours time difference, and then watch the replays.  She will also do makeup checkins at the end of the day and just before she starts her evening meal prep.  This is also fab.

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I can go on and on about Jen and how fab she is, so I’m encouraging you to go and find out for yourselves.  You can catch her on YOUTUBE, PERISCOPE, TWITTER, & FACEBOOK, all as JenLuvsReviews.twitter

 

 

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Thank you for stopping by and I’m happy to be back.  I would love to read your comments and hear what you have to say about lovely Jen.  Bye for now, until next time.

Beauty Native Style

 

Kat Von D Video’s

Two great Kat Von D Video’s that I’ve recently watched… Plus one extra video…

This first video is about a question that Kat Von D presented to a select audience and her question was, “what was your first makeup memory”?   This video can be found on the her YouTube Channel – thekatvond or on the Sephora Website.  Jeffree Star’s story was my favorite and Jeffree Star also has a YouTube Channel which is jeffreestar.

My first makeup memory was sneaking my older sisters Cover Girl quad and mascara when I was 12.  My mom caught me wearing it and made me wash it off, but I continued in secret.

In this second video, Kat Von D is demonstrating how to use her new Metal Crush Eyeshadows.  I need these in my life…

What are your first memories of makeup?????

There is the third extra video on how Kat Von D does the Pointillism Makeup method..stunning

Beauty Native Style!

What’s Up In Makeup

MAKEUP NEWS – MARCH 8, 2015

By Jen Luv’s Reviews

Once again, I am sitting here watching my favorite YouTuber, Jen Luv’s Reviews, present her weekly WHAT’S UP IN MAKEUP video.  Watching her video’s each Sunday morning has come to be part of my weekly routine which I look forward to while I sip on my morning coffee in my PJ’S.  This weeks beauty news is just as informative as last weeks, Fabulous!

The one piece of information that was of interest to me was the portion where she spoke on the new NARS Dual Intensity Blushes that are now available online or by visiting your local Sephora store.  I ordered two of these blushes last week and am anxiously waiting my Sephora box to arrive.  The two blush palettes I ordered are in Fevor and Craving and if they are just as amazing as their Dual Intensity Eyeshadows, then I will be one happy Beauty blogger.  Jen did mention that she has recorded a video of her review on the two blush palettes that she purchased and will be going up in a few days.  She also mentioned that she is trying something new where she will be doing a Live Chat which I find exciting and till take place today from 10:00 – 11:00 pm.  I totally missed this due to the Spring Ahead time change, dang.

There you have it people, my quick post on this beautiful Sunday morning which is turning out to be warmer then yesterday.  Yes, Spring is around the corner and I can’t wait until the Lilac bushes are blooming, the Robins are singing, the Raspberries bushes are thawing out and best of all, I can start wearing other colors besides dark sad colors.

I wish you all a fabulous day and today turns out to be just as great as you expect it to be and I will pray that Creator blesses each and every one of you and keep your family safe and sound, so with that and until next time, continue being the Fabulous and Amazing person that you are.

Beauty Native Style

Jen Luv’s Reviews!

What’s Up in Makeup – March 01, 2015

This week Jen has some great news for us all in her new weekly “What’s up in Makeup” video.  I’m sure many of you follow “Jen Luv’s Reviews” on YouTube and if you don’t, you need to start following her.  She has a great personality and gives her honest opinion to whatever she may be recording that day.  She’s fabulous and I enjoy her weekly “What’s up in Makeup” with my morning Sunday coffee.

Until Next time, Stay Fabulous

Wayne Goss Makeup Artist

Great Educational Makeup Tips

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Wayne Goss is a fabulous amazing Makeup Artist.  He has a You Tube channel where he gives his honest reviews on a wide range of makeup products.   His videos are short, informative, straight forward and gets his point across very well.  His reviews, demonstrations and quick makeup tips will leave you feeling like you’ve just learned some amazing new tricks. For those of you who are still looking for a makeup artist who knows their stuff on You Tube, then search no further, Wayne Goss is who you have been searching for.

I truly feel that he has been my best makeup resource person on all of You Tube.  Wayne has over 1.9 Million Subscribers, which tells me how amazing and influential he is.  He also has his own Makeup Brush Line and I can honestly say that they are phenomenal.  I have his face brush kit and both the white and black Holiday Brushes that he released over the holidays. You can view and purchase his makeup brushes through Beautylish.They are soooo soft and apply makeup with such ease to the desired area with the proper amount of product.  Those of you who have his brushes know what I’m talking about, right?

Well there you have it, my top 3 You Tubers!   Wayne Goss Makeup Artist, Jen Luv’s Reviews and Young Wild and Polished.

Who are your top 3 You Tube Beauty Guru’s?   I would love to know.  Bye for now everyone, keep smiling, it looks great on you and you never know who you may be influencing.  Stay Gorgeous!

Jen Luv’s Reviews You Tube Channel

Be Informed Every Week

Jen Luv’s Reviews – Fun. Light Hearted. No Ego. Beauty.

There are some absolutely amazing You Tube Channels and it can sometimes be overwhelming to find someone you would enjoy watching.  In my journey to find videos that suit my needs, I have been lucky enough to have avoided a lot of the so so beauty channels and have found myself watching some pretty darn great woman on You Tube.  If I can some how, ease the confusion for a few of you out there by featuring some of my fun, enthusiastic, heart warming, informative and absolutely fabulous beauty You Tubers, then I’m happy.

Jen Luv’s Reviews is one of my top three You Tubers and she has some really great videos and my favorites are:

#1  What’s Up in Makeup – where she does a weekly video on what beauty related cosmetics will be coming out that week.  She also has assistance from “out in the field reporters” who assist her in bringing us weekly “What’s Up in Makeup”videos, Love!

#2  Box Subscription reviews – here she does reviews of her monthly subscription boxes.  These boxes have a variety products from beauty products to men’s clothing and a lot of in between products, Fab!

#3  Random Videos – here I can expect to find videos on a variety of different topics like: What I have been Loving lately videos, Should you Buy It videos, GRWM videos, or just some random informative real beauty related or Rant videos.  I love her forward no B.S. attitude.  She’s my Hero!  You Go Girl, I got your back.

There you have it, another one of my favorite You Tube Channels, I would recommend that you go an subscribe to her channel if you have not already done so and help share the love

Please share with me your Favorite You Tubers.

Bye for now and until next time, stay gorgeous.