Collective Haul ft. NARS, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Kat Von D, Cover FX, Smashbox and more!

“You’re either in it for the long haul or you’re not” – Crystal Gayle

I filmed a haul video over on YouTube and wanted to share. Look out for reviews on a lot of these products soon!

Nana Adomah

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Colour Pop Cosmetics Super Shock eyeshadows

IMG_1464I must have been the last person on earth to hear about Colour Pop Cosmetics. A kind enabler on Twitter suggested I check out their lipsticks and I was very skeptical when I checked out their website because who’s going to trust $5 eye shadows and lipsticks right? I ordered just a few colours weeks ago and after thorough use, I can say that I’m really impressed with these. Every time I wear them I get so many compliments and they are just so easy to use.

I received a cute little personalised note with my package, which was a nice touch, and my first impression was surprise at how sturdy the packaging was. These definitely do NOT look like $5 eyeshadows.

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Each shadow comes in a solid, white, screw cap packaging.

The second surprise was the consistency of the shadows. These are not powder shadows and are instead more like a cream/ cooling gel hybrid which dry and set extremely quickly. The consistency is almost mousse/ putty-like and it remoulds itself after use.

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What “Hammered” looks like after I’ve pressed my finger gently into it.

Lastly, was surprise at how amazingly pigmented and shiny these shadows are! Pictures truly do not do these shadows justice and they give a great shimmer without veering into 12-year old girl at her first school disco territory. I got three shadows from the metallic range in “hammered”, “so quiche” and “cricket”, and two from the ultra metallic range in “get lucky” and “game face”.

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So Quiche– The most unusual olive colour with pink reflects

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Cricket– my joint-favourite along with “So Quiche”. A gorgeous light purple with matching reflects

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Game Face– A metallic copper orange with high shimmer

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Get Lucky– a metallic gold with high shimmer

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L-R: Hammered, Get Lucky, Game Face, So Quiche, Cricket

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This is out of focus but it better conveys the intensity of the sparkle

This is one case where the product most definitely lives up to the hype. I would happily pay far more for these and the mind boggles at how they can be sold for just $5. I’ve been using them for weeks and the staying power is incredible. They can easily be worn without a primer and I’ve already made a cheeky second order!

I did get a couple of their lippie pencils and a lippiestix, which were also very impressive, so look out for a review on those later. This new California-based company has really impressed me and I think they will impress you too.

ColourPop super shock eyeshadows can be found here and shipping is free for purchases of $30 or above.

Nana Adomah

FOTD: Truffling

IMG_1141  It’s been a while since I posted a face of the day (FOTD) and there’s no time like the present!

I recently got this Mary Kay mineral eye shadow in “Truffle” and I was determined to use it today. It’s a really nice autumnal/ wintery shade and even though it’s 30C/ 86F in my little corner of Georgia I’m still going to beg like I’m back in England and enjoying a real Autumn. Truffle is shimmery burgundy with micro flecks of gold and it applies really nicely with very little fall-out.

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Daytime swatch with flash

This look was super simple and I literally did it at my desk. I paired the simple burgundy eyes with no top liner and lots and lots of the YSL “Babydoll” mascara. I skipped the liquid foundation and instead used my favourite NARS concealer in “Amande” with my all-time favourite powder (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in “Deep”) on the rest of my face.

I’m determined to conquer my fear of nude lipsticks this year so I finished off the look with the Laura Mercier Stickgloss in “Brown Sugar”

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Product Rundown

Brows- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “dark brown”

Highlight- Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette “white chocolate”

Crease- Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette “triple fudge”

Lid- Mary Kay mineral eye shadow “truffle”

Transition- Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette “milk chocolate”

Liner (waterline)- Urban Decay All Nighter Eyeliner “perversion”

Mascara- Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll mascara “black”

Concealer (under eyes)- NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer “amande”

Powder- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural “deep”

Blush- Sleek “sunrise”

Lipstick- Laura Mercier Stickgloss “brown sugar”

Liner- Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip “6C”

Happy Autumn!

Nana Adomah