April 2018 - Mommy Life Up North

Winky Lux Coffee Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

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Where are my coffee lovers at?! This palette is for you! Not only is this palette a beautiful neutral palette, it actually smells like coffee! This is the Winky Lux Coffee Eyeshadow Palette! Winky Lux had sent this palette over as a gift and I was so excited when I opened it up. I love natural eyeshadows and the smell is just an added bonus. 

This palette comes with 9 different shadows with a mix of different finishes. Let's go over the shades in the palette first.
  • Affogato- light cream shade which a matte finish. I love applying this color all of my lid to set my eye primer. 
  • Light & Sweet- is a very shimmery light champagne color. This one is perfect to highlight the brow bone and inner corner. I also like to take this shade all of the lid. 
  • Cappuccino- matte brown that has more of a olive/yellow undertone. This is a great one to use as a transition shade. 
  • Macchiato- medium brown shade with a satin finish. I was not a huge fan of this shade. It does apply a little patchy and is harder to blend out. 
  • Frappe- this shade is a very shimmery dusty rose gold shade. This one is amazing all over the lid and has great color pay off. I like using a little bit of MAC Fix+ to just give the color a little more pop. 
  • Americano- this is a matte medium brown shade. Love to use this to deepen my look. 
  • Double Shot- this is a darker brown with a little bit of gold glitter. 
  • Cold Brew- this shade is very interesting. It is very pretty grey. I don't use too much grey colors in my looks, but I still find this shade to be very beautiful. It's a little harder to pair with some of the other shades in this palette though.
  • Espresso- to complete this palette we have a matte black. To be honest, I was really worried how this shade would perform because it is so hard to find a really good matte black, but this shade is amazing. It is super black and it doesn't look chalky at all. And on top of it, it blends out really nicely as well. 
I am honestly very happy with this palette. It has some amazing colors and I thought they all performed very well minus Macchiato. That one wasn't nearly as pigmented as the other shades. But other then that, I thought it was a well rounded palette. I also think the price point of $25.00 is really good as well. 

The packaging is a A+ and the smell of coffee is also a A+. You honestly can't go wrong with this palette! 

This palette retails for $25.00 and can be purchased at www.nordstrom.com

NEW MAC Patrick Starrr Floral Realness Collection Swatches & Review

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Oh my goodness guys! You have no idea how excited I am for this review! I recently received an amazing PR package from MAC Cosmetics and it included one of Patrick Starrr's new kits for the Floral Realness collection. Patrick Starrr came out with a collection with MAC a few months back, which you can see my review here if you wanted to check it out. But this new collection is literally so perfect for Spring and it is probably one of the best packaging that MAC has created to this day. I love the pink packaging with the floral design. It is literally perfection.

With this collection you can choose from two different kits. The first kit is Me So Fleek and it comes with a lipstick, lip gloss, eyeshadow quad and a face powder duo. The second kit which is the one I am reviewing is called Me So Chic, which it also comes with the same products as Me So Fleek, but just in different shades.

Each kit will retail for $49.50 which is honestly such an amazing deal for everything you get. I am going to start with the eyeshadow quad first and work our way through the other products. I did go a little photo happy, so this post is going to contain tons of photos!

So the first thing we are going to talk about is the eyeshadow quad. This palette is called Stay With Me. The first eyeshadow is called Daddystarrr which is a muted baby pink with pearl and has a matte finish. Next is Yesss which is a mid-tone dust violet that is a VLXP finish. Next is Queen Patrick which is a bright purple with a frost finish. Lastly is Bon Nuit which is a black purple with a matte finish.

The quailty of the shadows are just like normal MAC shadows, AMAZING. They all had really good pigment. I did find Bon Nuit to have a more drier texture, but still had amazing pigmentation.

Next up is the blush duo. This one is in the shade I'm Not Blushing. I seriously love this blush duo. I am a huge fan of MAC blushes so I was super excited to see that this duo has more natural tones. The two shades in the duo are: Pure Peach (satin finish) and Capri Bronze (matte finish). The blushes are also really good quailty and have amazing pigmentation. They are super easy to blend as well. 

Lastly we have the lip products! This set comes with a lipglass in the shade Mamastarrr Kiss which is a sheer nude with pearl. It is super pretty and looks amazing on top of the lipstick in this collection. The lipstick is in the shade Sweet Mamastarrr and its a mid tone neutral pink with a amplified finish. This has got to be one of my new favorite lipstick shades. It is so beautiful and I can see myself wearing it everyday. 

This collection is literally perfection. Also, it is such a great deal for everything you get! This collection will be available April 19th, 2018. Let me know in the comments if you are going to be up anything from this collection! I would love to hear your thoughts.