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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Collection and Swatches: Pinks and Purples Palette

First Row: Stars Makeup Haven Aurora, Mac Da Bling, Mac Swish, Mac Pink Venus, Stars Makeup Haven Protege, Mac Perky Limited Edition, Mac Sushi Flower
Second Row: Stars Makeup Haven Cat's Meow, Mac Fuchsia Pigment, Coastal Scents ME12, Mac La La Limited Edition, Coastal Scents S06, Coastal Scents S16
Third Row: Mac Paradisco, Mac Expensive Pink, Coastal Scents ME03, Coastal Scents ME05,Stars Makeup Haven Foxy, Mac Violet Pigment, Stars Makeup Haven Ultra Violet
Fourth Row: Stars Makeup Haven Vintage, Mac Circa Plum Pigment, Stars Makeup Haven Chic, Stars Makeup Haven Raisin' Cane, Coastal Scents S14, Stars Makeup Haven Plum Crazy

Favorites: I absolutely love wearing Cat's Meow or S06 on my crease. I've already hit pan, but good thing I have a backup. =)

Skip: Aurora is a light wash of pink with chunks of glitter. It is blendable, but the glitter gets all over your face.

ME12 also has lots of glitter. I would definitely skip it because I have trouble applying it and blending it.

Dupes: Perky and Sushi Flower are not dupes. Perky has a more coral undertone, while Sushi Flower has a more hot pink undertone.

Cat's Meow and Fuchsia look very similar in the picture. However, Cat's Meow is a true pink, while Fuchsia is a more hot pink color.

Note: Violet looks a little bit yucky in the picture because I spilled some water on it. That's what happens when moisture gets on the eyeshadows; therefore, I don't recommend swatching using your fingers because of the natural oils that your hands produce.

Mac Eyeshadows in pan form cost $11.00 for 1.5 grams (some of the eyeshadows have 1.3 grams) and cost $16 in pots. Stars Makeup Haven eyeshadows cost $6.00 for 1.3 grams. Coastal Scents eyeshadows cost $1.95 for 1.5 grams. The empty 28 pan palette can be purchased from Coastal Scents for $9.95.

What are your favorite pink and purple eyeshadows?

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  1. THANK YOU!!!!!!

    For doing all of this hard work for us!!!!!

    This is awesome!!!

    I know swatching,(and all of your swatches are some of the best out there!!), takes a lot of time to do.

    I really do appreciate the work that you put into your blogs!! THANKS!

  2. Thank you for your comment!
    This just motivates me to do more swatches. =)

  3. I love your swatch pictures!
    They are nicely done. (:
    Where do you get your empty palettes from? Thanks girl!

  4. @Mary-Kaitlyn

    Nice to know it was helpful. =)
    I get my empty palettes from

  5. I just have to tell you I love your swatches, Joyce. I keep seeing them pop up on my google searches--thank you for all that you do!! It is o helpful for buying makeup online. Keep up the great work, pretty lady! :)

  6. @Anonymous

    Thanx for the love! =)
    Stay tuned for more swatches.

  7. Thanks for taking the time to swatch and describe these! It's a huge help when we're trying to shop online. You rock!!

  8. Hi She-ality,

    Thanx for checking out my blog!

    I know how difficult it can be when buying cosmetics online. Glad the swatches were helpful. =)

  9. Hi Joyce: I hope you are getting commission from advertisers? You seem have a few fans. As you grow your blog, be sure to get compensating for your hard work!!! Who says hard work doesn't pay off? :)...Thanks!

    I am in the middle of starting my own cosmetic biz but there are so many brands outthere--not sure who to use. I love Coastal scents (decent product @ affordable prices). I've always loved make up but I keep it on the natural side for my hubby. I'll try to check your blog more often. Good Luck!


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