Top 10 Beauty Palettes of 2018

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Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m all dressed up with no where to go! Ha ha! Kidding… I’m literally a hermit crab every year. Me and the hubby consider it amateur night (sorry, not sorry) and keep the tradition of staying in with a good movie, yummy food and a little bubbly to ring in the New Year. But for those that do indeed love going out on a night like tonight, I think you’ll appreciate this. In today’s beauty post, I’ve rounded up my ten top favorite beauty palettes of this year! From concealer, illuminators, eyeshadow and more, these palettes will give you a run for your money, and rightfully so! They’re in my top 10 for a reason, so why not stick around, click on that continue button and read more about these gems?! You never know… you may ring in the New Year with one of these!

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MAKEUP REVOLUTION JEWEL COLLECTION IN DELUXE

Upgrade your party look with the Makeup Revolution Jewel Collection Eyeshadow Palette in Deluxe. This stunning selection features rich rose golds, pinks and coppers, alongside transition shades of tan and pink. This palette includes fourteen silky and richly pigmented matte, shimmer and glitter powder eyeshadows, plus six new formula shades in a slick, cream-powder hybrid that create an incredible foil-like finish.

Shades:

  • Row 1: Sprung, Lusting, Storm, Tactic, Replay, Confident

  • Row 2: Still, Finesse, Dodge, Mind, Encounter, Date, Supreme

  • Row 3: DM, Baby Face, Sunday, To Die For, All Night, Chapter 1, Desire

MAC STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE

A professional palette of four concealers and two corrector shades to match your skin tone, made for eight-hour wear. Enriched with antioxidants and suited for all skin types, the colors can be used individually or combined to match any skin tone. The emollient-based formula delivers medium-to-full buildable coverage in a natural finish. Helps to correct skin tone and conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks. By far, the best and most efficient concealer palette of the year!

BUXOM DIVINE GODDESS LUMINIZING HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE

A trio of unique gel-to-powder highlighters that complement all skin tones and deliver a radiant, sculpted glow. The Divine Goddess Luminizing Highlighter Palette was created in collaboration with Buxom's Global Creative Brand Ambassador, Shay Mitchell. This palette features three universally flattering shades for a flawless, lit-from-within glow. Dimensional pearls are suspended in a clear base that transforms from a cooling gel to a silky, featherweight powder. Only $32.

Fragrance free, oil-free, sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free.

Shades include:

  • Venus (shimmering champagne)

  • Luna (shimmering golden peach)

  • Athena (shimmering bronze)

MORPHE 9N ABOUT LAST NIGHT ARTISTRY PALETTE

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Sleek mattes. Sassy shimmers. Meet the Morphe 9N About Last Night Artistry Palette featuring 9 powerfully pigmented eyeshadows you need for a killer party (no matter how late the night goes). Each one of these crazy-creamy, beyond-blendable, hues will keep the night going on-and on.

Shades:

  • Provocateur (matte almost apricot)

  • Showtime (matte toasted almond)

  • Make Out (matte brick)

  • Hot & Crowded (matte hot coral)

  • DJ (matte roasted coffee)

  • Top Shelf (deep golden-green shimmer)

  • Bottle Service (metallic golden yellow)

  • Skyline (mulberry shimmer)

  • Private Room (matte eggplant)

URBAN DECAY COSMETICS BORN TO RUN EYESHADOW PALETTE

If you find yourself packing multiple kits for one look, Urban Decay's Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette is your globe-trotting go-to.

When it's time to grab your carry-on and dash off to the next big adventure, you'll want to pack light. Enter Born To Run, an all-in-one eyeshadow palette that has everything you need to create neutral looks, add in pops of color and play with brights, no matter where you're going. With 21 of-the-moment shades - from jewel tones and modern neutrals to more colorful shadows - you've got every possible eye look covered in one sleek kit. Made from UD's mind-blowing formula that gives each shade its velvety texture, rich color and blendability, Born To Run's Eyeshadow shades hold tightly onto pigment that stays put.

Got a conference in Dallas where you need to look like a boss? Create subtle definition with creamy, light neutrals like Breakaway and Weekender en route (using the palette's full-size mirror, of course). Or, blend Baja, a burnt orange matte, into the lids and smudge Accelerate, a reddish copper metallic, into the crease for a sunset-hued smoky eye that mirrors the view on your road trip through the Mojave Desert. If you're dancing until daybreak in Prague, put a twist on the traditional cat-eye look and smudge Guilt Trip, a smoky purple shimmer, into the lash line to create an imperfect wing.

Can't decide which awe-inspiring shade to swipe on next? No matter which shades you try, UD designed them all to be universally flattering for any skin tone and any lifestyle. Whether you're a total road warrior, a weekend escapist or a staycationer - this one palette has everything you need when you're Born To Run.

Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.

Urban Decay is beauty with an edge.
Shades:

  • Breakaway (warm ivory shimmer)

  • Stranded (pale rose gold with tonal micro-shimmer)

  • Blaze (light metallic peach with pink shift)

  • Weekender (light neutral beige matte)

  • Still Shot (bright peach)

  • Riff (brown-nude matte with floating micro-sparkle)

  • Good As Gone (deep brown with iridescent micro-shimmer)

  • Hell Ride (deep fuchsia matte)

  • Baja (burnt orange matte)

  • Accelerate (reddish copper metallic)

  • Guilt Trip (smoky purple shimmer)

  • Ignite (rose gold metallic)

  • Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer)

  • Wanderlust (forest green with gold micro-shimmer)

  • Wildheart (bright fuchsia)

  • Punk (red-brown matte)

  • Double Life (metallic rust)

  • Jet (black with deep shimmering purple shift)

  • Drift (charcoal satin with tonal micro-sparkle)

  • Radio (deep emerald satin)

  • Big Sky (frosted green shimmer with iridescent micro-sparkle)

TARTE SWEET ESCAPE COLLECTOR’S SET

No trouble in this paradise! Escape your 9 to 5 & transport to the tropics with Tarte's sparkling set full of juicy, limited-edition shades for eyes & cheeks, plus mascara, eyeliner & lipstick to finish off your sweet new look. It's everything you need for a full look all encased in a vanity & bank account-friendly set!

Tarte is 100% cruelty-free.

Shades:

  • Rum Runner (yellow gold shimmer)

  • Kauai (golden olive green shimmer)

  • Refill (champagne shimmer)

  • Wind Surf (matte tan)

  • Unwind (burgundy shimmer)

  • First Mate (rose gold shimmer)

  • Memories (matte neutral brown)

  • Hidden Gem (bronze shimmer)

  • Upgrade (matte warm brown)

  • Aloha (golden champagne shimmer)

  • Sunnies (deep emerald shimmer)

  • Checked Out (matte light mauve)

  • Nirvana (matte peach)

  • Poolside (golden pink shimmer)

  • Waterfallin' (matte deep brown)

  • Captain (light pink shimmer)

  • Resort (lilac shimmer)

  • Tropi-Cool (dark chocolate shimmer)

  • Hammock (pewter shimmer)

  • Carry On (golden turquoise shimmer)

  • Cave Dive (matte black)

  • Sarong (matte light brown)

  • Idyll (matte cream)

  • Sunshine (light bronze shimmer)

  • Beach Tote (copper shimmer)

  • Slaycation (rosy pink blush)

  • Island Hopping (soft pink blush)

  • Beach Bod (shimmer bronzer)

  • Bandeau (light champagne highlighter)


A $364 value!

Sweet Escape Collector's Set includes:

  • Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette with 25 exclusive, new shades (25 x 0.029 oz)

  • Amazonian Clay Blush (2 x 0.081 oz)

  • Bronzer (0.081 oz)

  • Highlighter (0.081 oz)

  • Deluxe Size Maneater Liquid Eyeliner (0.017 oz)

  • Deluxe Size Maneater Voluptuous Mascara (0.15 oz)

  • Deluxe Size Glide & Go Buttery Lipstick in Nauti Nude (0.04 oz)

NARS HEARTBREAKER BLUSH PALETTE

Add seductive warmth with iconic matte and shimmer blushes sure to bring the passion. NARS Heartbreaker Blush Palette includes three lustworthy shades. Limitless intrigue. The packaging features a metallic red textured design on the compact for a special standout touch.

The ultimate authority in blush, NARS offers the industry's bestselling, most iconic shades for cheeks. NARS blush delivers healthy-looking color that enlivens the complexion and provides a natural-looking flush to flatter any skin tone. Iconic shades include a range of translucent, natural tones, each with a subtle pink undertone for a natural-looking blush to highlight the complexion. Silky, superfine micronized powder pigments in matte and shimmering shades ensure irresistibly soft, blendable application. A light application of even the highest-intensity hues delivers a natural-looking flush. These soft, buildable shades deliver a wide range of effects, from ultra-sheer to powerful pops of color.

Spiked with color. Studded with style. Uncover your inner rebel with a covetable collection inspired by the iconic punk fashion of the 1970s. Stud your style with daring shimmer and shine; spike it with explicitly bold shades for a look that's authentic. Irreverent. Always relevant.

A $66 value!

Shades include:

  • Luster (sheer golden apricot)

  • Orgasm (peachy pink w/ golden shimmer)

  • Amour (matte rose pink)

BECCA BE A LIGHT PALETTE

Be A Light Face Palette helps create the appearance of an effortless, enhanced complexion, formulated with Sheer Glow Filter Powder in four finishes. Silky to the touch and with Light Diffusing Technology, the powder helps to visibly minimize the appearance of imperfections, and evens the look of skin tone to create a perfect veil for a natural-looking finish. With blendability, layering power, and sheer coverage, this palette lets you mix and match to find your best light. How do I use it: Four steps to a customized glow! Use Brighten Powder (left shade) all over the face to brighten and boost radiance. Use Blur Powder (right shade) all over the face to blur imperfections and even the complexion. Use Contour (bottom shade) to sculpt and define features. Use Blush (top shade) on cheekbones to add a pop of color and light. From BECCA

URBAN DECAY COSMETICS NAKED CHERRY PALETTE

This is the wildest way yet to look better Naked...Urban Decay's Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette has a sexy vibe that's more tart than sweet. With 12 never-before-picked neutrals, this vamped-up cherry-hued palette is sure to bring out your sultriest, most tempting eye looks ever.

These 12 all-new shades include of-the-moment soft mattes and sizzling metallics, ranging from creamy ivory and shimmering rose gold to the most intense black cherry. Urban Decay is addicted to Bing - a deep mauve matte that is right on trend. And they can't get enough of Drunk Dial, a shimmery metallic burgundy that takes smoky looks to a smoldering climax.

Because serious staying power and shadow that doesn't flake or fade out on you are non-negotiables, each shade is made from our mind-blowing formula that gives its velvety texture, rich color and blendability.

Adorned with a row of metallic cherries, the crimson compact includes a full-size mirror and double-sided brush - ready for precision application on one end and seamless blending on the other. Whether you're at the office, in between flights or getting ready at the apartment, Naked Cherry spices up everything from chill neutrals and sexy shimmers to super smoky eyes.

Urban Decay is 100% cruelty-free.

Shades:

  • Hot Spot (ivory matte)

  • Caution (soft neutral beige matte)

  • Bang Bang (shimmering pink with gold shift and iridescent micro-sparkle)

  • Feelz (soft dusty rose matte)

  • Juicy (soft warm peach)

  • Turn On (pale metallic rose shimmer)

  • Ambitious (metallic rose copper)

  • Bing (deep mauve matte)

  • Devilish (reddish plum matte)

  • Young Love (metallic cranberry)

  • Drunk Dial (deep metallic burgundy)

  • Privacy (deep brownish-plum matte)

TOO FACED LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY DAY DREAMER MAKEUP COLLECTION

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Daydreaming of the perfect Christmas gift? Too Faced has got you covered with this Limited Edition Beauty Day Dreamer Makeup Collection that includes 16 eye shadows, 4 face products, a Dreamy Lips Lip Gloss, and an exclusive makeup bag to carry everything in! Give as one amazing gift or keep your favorites!

Too Faced is 100% cruelty-free.

Palette Shades:

  • Let it Snow (matte cream)

  • Star on Top (sparkling champagne)

  • Don't You Wish! (gilded orchid)

  • That's the Spirit! (pink silk)

  • Chill Pill (matte dusty rose)

  • Sleigh Girl, Sleigh (shimmering pink)

  • Sealed With a Wish (gilded brown)

  • Well Lit (shimmering golden copper)

  • You Wish (matte mauve taupe)

  • Naughty Navidad (pink champagne)

  • On the Rooftop (matte brown)

  • Resting Grinch Face (teal maroon shift)

  • Baby, It's Cold (iridescent light blue)

  • Twas The Night (metallic taupe)

  • I <3 Presents (blackened plum)

  • North Pole Dancer (gilded pink)

  • Snowshizzle (gold pearl highlighter)

  • Christmas Vacation (warm bronze highlighter)

  • Flurry Flush (shimmering golden peach blush)

  • Resting Wish Face (matte tea rose blush)


A $225 value!

Limited Edition Beauty Day Dreamer Makeup Collection includes:

  • Palette with 16 eye shadows and 4 face products (0.17 oz)

  • Dreamy Lips Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in shade Bunny Kisses (0.10 oz)

  • Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara (0.17 oz)

  • Exclusive Makeup Bag (1 ct)

LOVE & XX’S,

 
 

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July Beauty Favorites

JULY BEAUTY FAVORITES: DERMAdoctor® MED e TATE WIPES | DERMAdoctor® KP duty | 
LAURA MERCIER FACE ILLUMINATOR POWDER 'DEVOTION' | LAURA MERCIER FAN POWDER BRUSH | 
GUERLAIN ABEILLE ROYAL YOUTH WATERY OIL | GUERLAIN KISSKISS LIPSTICK 'HOT CORAL' | 
KÉRASTASE TOUCHE CHROMATIQUE 'COOL BROWN' | AMOREPACIFIC CREME FLUID | 
PYT BEAUTY NO BS EYESHADOW PALETTE 

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GUERLAIN, AMOREPACIFIC & LAURA MERCIER BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

My monthly roundup of beauty favorites is now live! I've mixed it up a bit in today's post, ranging from different items in skincare and makeup. In today's post, I'm featuring several on-the-go products ranging from a multi-purpose eyeshadow palette, antiperspirant wipes and even a hair color corrector. There are also a couple of beauty brands that I LOVE but just haven't had the pleasure of trying until now. One is Laura Mercier and the other is Guerlain! I even found my summer's moisturizer for those extra hot days, and trust me, you don't want to miss out on this creme! Continue reading to check out all the details plus reviews and as always, links to directly shop the beauty products featured in today's post. 

DERMAdoctor® MED e TATE ANTIPERSPIRANT WIPES

MED e TATE your way to a blissfully dry existence with antiperspirant wipes that purify the being and help reduce embarrassing sweating and wetness. This patented harmonious union of antiperspirant therapy is fortified with botanicals to help create a supremely dry state of consciousness with a simple swipe. These wipes are a lifesaver, especially in the summertime when the temps rise. I find using a few wipes, one after the other helps on those extra hot days. I do notice a shine left from using them, but a little face powder takes that away. Great for people who sweat more than the average person, you can use them on your face, neck, underarms and on your hands.

DERMAdoctor® KP DUTY

KP Duty is an AHA moisturizing therapy for dry skin that contains a patented blend of glycolic acid, green tea extra and urea to help exfoliate, calm and hydrate skin. It helps to improve the appearance of parched skin and rough chicken skin bumps (like keratosis pilaris), leaving your skin feeling softer, smoother and more hydrated. This condition develops when the skin produces too much of a protein called keratin, which can block hair follicles and cause bumps to develop. The bumps are usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks, and buttocks. They're white, sometimes red, and typically don't hurt or itch. But they're annoying! I always get them during the summer and this is the ONLY lotion that helps get rid of these bumps! Highly recommended. 

LAURA MERCIER FACE ILLUMINATOR POWDER 'DEVOTION'

A long-wearing, buildable and versatile highlighting powder that provides a natural-looking, radiant, allover glow. Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder highlights the skin with pure light-reflecting pigments for a color-true, multidimensional, and luminous finish that complements all skin tones. Its non-dusting texture allows for excellent color payoff and applies smoothly and evenly onto skin without dragging. Designed to complement all skin tones, the unique formula brings natural-looking radiance to the complexion for an instant glow that lasts up to eight hours.

 LAURA MERCIER FAN POWDER BRUSH

"I developed this product to help women create a radiant look for themselves using a performance makeup artist tool that allows a buildable layer of shine from subtle illumination to extreme radiance." Laura Mercier  A fan brush made to pick up and softly apply product onto the skin for a flawless application, I love that it's buildable to your liking. Some days I want that glow to be more subtle where others I want to pack that extra 'punch' to my skin. This brush has become an essential highlight brush in my makeup brush arsenal!

GUERLAIN ABEILLE ROYALE YOUTH WATERY OIL

Abeille Royale Youth Watery Oil offers the skin all the power of Guerlain-exclusive ingredients: Ouessant Black Bee Honey and exclusive Royal Jelly. This revolutionary formula combines the power of a serum, the richness of an oil and the freshness of a lotion. The skin appears instantly smoother, plumper and revitalized. Replenishing micro-drops of oil are released at the very last minute, leaving the complexion looking radiant. The skin feels incredibly silky and baby-soft to the touch. Shake the bottle. Take 2-3 drops of the oil. Apply morning and night to the face and neck before the cream, instead of, or before the serum. Bee products are some of the world's most effective natural healing substances. Guerlain Research has extracted their powerful active ingredients to create Abeille Royale: a skincare programme with a Repairing Concentrate that stimulates key skin repairing mechanisms, continuously helping to diminish wrinkles and maintain skin firm. Definitely an A+ in my skincare book.

GUERLAIN KISSKISS MATTE LIPSTICK IN HOT CORAL

Guerlain imagines KissKiss Matte, a hydrating and plumping matte lipstick, intense like a lipstick and comfortable like a balm. The subtle spice extract it contains gives the impression of voluminous lips while the precious oils and the hyaluronic acid smooth and hydrate them. KissKiss Matte offers 9 captivating shades for all special occasions. The iconic packaging is adorned with a golden matte veil. My favorite color for the summer is their 'Hot Coral' shade. 

KÉRASTASE TOUCHE CHROMATIQUE IN COOL BROWN

Kérastase Touche Chromatiques - Cool Brown is an ink-in-care to mix in Masque Chromatique. It neutralizes unwanted red reflects for an enhanced cool brown. I use this product about once a week to keep my hair from looking too brassy. They have other color correctors for copper and red shades as well. It's perfect for those who don't have time to make a trip to the salon every few weeks. I try to go every two months if time allows it. This has been such a game changer in terms of color for my hair in between salon visits!

AMOREPACIFIC THE ESSENTIAL CREME FLUID

The Essential Crème Fluid offers the ultimate in green tea antioxidants for your skin. Each bottle contains 150 baby green tea leaves handpicked from the brand's green tea gardens. T-Essentials, a vital nutrient from green tea polysaccharides and green tea carotenoid, enhance and recover skin's moisture, texture, and flexibility. Neutra-Melting Emulsion Technology, the brand's exclusive technology, neutralizes oils from botanicals for all the nutrient-rich benefits in a silky texture. Micro Moisture Capsule Factor unlocks moisture deep within skin's layers and teaches skin to retain moisture more effectively.  

PYT BEAUTY NO BS EYESHADOW PALETTE

Consider this your new go-to, on-the-go eyeshadow palette. 8 shades, including essential mattes and glam shimmer finishes (plus a mirror to do it on the fly). PYT knows you hate hitting the pan on your favorite base shades, so they've made them twice as big. Best of all, it is small enough to fit in any makeup bag (or your back pocket) so you can really take it with you. This is a perfect travel-sized palette because you don't have to take 8 different products, just one that fits more than just eyeshadow! Plus the eyeshadows are easily transitioned from day to night looks, so there's that as well. All in all, a total steal and at only $28! 

LOVE & XX'S, 

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