Shop My Stash: Holiday 2018

Holiday makeup releases haven’t been as exciting for me this year.  The items that have caught my eye have fallen into two categories.  Category 1 are items that I like the color of but I don’t like the packaging.  Category 2 are items that I really like, but everything about it reminds me of things I own that I’ve been wanting to get back to using.  I decided not to insert any pictures of the Holiday 2018 items because I’m not saying these items are dupes.  They just made me say to myself “hey, you’ve been meaning to pull x item back out, now is a good time instead of buying another one.”

 

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NARS Provacature Palette – NARS Loaded palette:

These color schemes and layout of these palettes are nothing alike.  The shades that are really pulling me in are the red and teal shades.  Unfortunately, I don’t actually wear those shades.  I also like the purple shade, but you don’t want to know how many purple eyeshadows I already have.  Add to that the fact that I’m not a fan of the packaging equals a pass.  I also haven’t given my NARS loaded palette enough love to know how I feel about the shadow formula, so it’d be nice to do that before sinking any more money into NARS eyeshadows.  Especially since I have my eye on some of their newly released and reformulated singles and duos.

NARS Loaded eyeshadow palette swatches medium dark skin

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Chanel Gris Anthracite vs MAC Knight Divine

When I started this comparison, my goal was to write a buy this, not that post.  However, as I tested these two shadows I discovered that they each have enough nuance that I truly like them both for different reasons.  I want to be clear that these observations are based on the application which appears somewhat different than the swatches.  Also, the photos of the actual eyeshadows do not do these shades justice. I’d really recommend seeing them in person if you can.

chanel gris anthracite vs mac knight divine eyeshadow

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