Raychl’s February Buys

February was a pretty good makeup month for me. In addition to the items I previously posted, I added two new eyeshadow palettes. *screams*

Now, I always buy individual eyeshadows, but find myself never using them because I can’t figure out how to make them work together. This is where eyeshadow palettes save me. I also love how portable these palettes are. I toss them in my bag and I’m good to go. So much better than carrying multiple shadows.

The first palette I purchased was Caramel Sundae from MAC’s Archie’s Girls Collection. I really only bought this palette because that’s all that was left, but I’ve grown to like it. The colors from left to right are: Cheryl Chic (Frost), Dreammaker (Frost), Caramel Sundae (Shimmer), Showstopper (Matte)

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Overall, I really do like this palette. The colors look great together and compliment my skin tone. Here’s a pic from my Archie’s Girls makeup appointment. The color on my lips is Nicki Minaj’s Viva Glam 2 lipstick and lipgloss and I LOVE IT!!!

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Please excuse the caterpillars on my face also known as my eyebrows LOL.  I believe this palette was $42.

The next palette I purchased (and been wanting forever) is Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette. A couple weeks ago Urban Decay’s site had 20% off everything and I couldn’t pass up that deal. The palette is normally $50, but with the discount it was $40. Good deal for 12 eyeshadows.

Selecting the right Naked palette for me was so difficult. The original Naked and Naked 2 are both gorgeous, so before purchasing I went to Sephora to try the colors. I love browns, golds and neutral colors which is why I chose Naked 2. I could definitely wear these colors everyday.The palette also came with a two-sided brush. Here’s a pic of my coveted Naked 2 palette. The colors from left to right are: Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect, Pistol, Verve, YDK, Busted, Blackout.

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My favorite colors are Half Baked, Snakebite and YDK.

Swatches of the colors with and without flash.

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Since I don’t have an eyeshadow primer or paint pot *gasps*, I’ve been using Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Barely Branded. I picked this up from Walmart for $5. I love the wear of this product and you can’t beat the price.

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Overall, I really love these purchases and I think my money was well spent.

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