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MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette in Light/Medium

"This palette was sent to me complimentary from MAC Cosmetics. All opinions are 100% my own. This post may also include ads and affiliate links. I may receive a small portion if you click and purchase from a link at no extra cost to you."

Hi guys, it has been a hot minute since I have posted a new blog post! Things have been really crazy lately. I got married on September 29th to my high school sweetheart. It was seriously the best night of my life. Between planning the wedding and uploading more on YouTube, I kind of neglected my blog a little bit and I am so sorry about that! But I am back and have a lot of post planned for you guys! A lot of beauty reviews because there has been a lot of amazing products that have recently came out so I hope you are excited!

For todays post, I wanted to finally do a review on the MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Sculpt and Shape Contour palette. MAC recently came out with two contour palettes and the one I am reviewing for you today is the Light/Medium palette. They also have the shade Medium Dark/Dark.

I love the packaging on these palettes. They are nice and sturdy so you do not have to worry about the products breaking inside. It also comes with a plastic sleeve on the inside letting you know the shade names. I usually throw those away myself, but for those of you that do not mind them, it is pretty handy that it does list the names.

With the Light/Medium palette it comes with three matte contouring shades and three subtly shimmery highlighting powders, (very very subtle shimmer). The shades in this palette may be colors that are already in your collection if you have used MAC sculpting powders and highlighting powders before!

The shades in this palette are:

  • Emphasize- off white with fine pearl
  • Cream- light creamy beige with fine pearl
  • Accentuate- peachy beige with fine pearl 
  • Taupe- soft muted beige brown
  • Sculpt- soft taupe matte
  • Bone Beige- soft warm brown matte
I personally love using Emphasize, Taupe and Sculpt on my face. I find those three shades work the best with my fair skin as well as my cool tone skin color. Bone Beige is a little too dark and warm for me and the other highlighting shades are a little too dark for me as well. But Emphasize works perfectly under my eyes to set my concealer. 

As for the texture of the products, I find them to be very smooth and blend easily. But I did find the Cream and Accentuate shades were a little chalky. I owned one of the contour shades before in a single pan and the texture and quailty was the same as it is in the palette.

You also get a super good deal with this palette verses if you were to buy all the powders separately. This palette retails for $39.50 and can be purchased at Nordstrom and MAC Cosmetics. 

New Urban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

This blog contains affiliated links and ads. I may receive a small portion if you purchase through one of my links which doesn't cost you anything. This palette was sent to me by Urban Decay but all opinions are 100% my own. 

Urban Decay has done it again! They have came out with another bomb ass palette! (yes I felt the need to add a curse word because I absolutely love this palette lol). Not only are the shades in this palette beautiful, but the packaging is to die for! This is the new Urban Decay Elements Eyeshadow Palette! This palette is named after different elements (air, earth, fire and water). It comes with 19 different eyeshadows and a mix of different finishes. 

Don't mind me, I also went a little photo happy when I was taking pictures lol. I just really wanted to make sure I captured the beauty of this palette. 

Let's go over all the shades! I have the swatches shown towards the bottom of this post, so I will be going from left to right from the swatches, since I kind of went in an odd order when I was swatching!
  • Heavy Water- bright metallic blue
  • Sapphire Dream- bright navy blue metallic (this is literally one of my favorite shades in the whole palette. It is super bright and just so beautiful.)
  • Fortune-Teller- metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle shift
  • Electric Air- pinkish silver with iridescent micro glitter
  • Silver Burn- smoky purple with pink iridescent sparkle
  • Antidote- soft warm nude matte 
  • Secret Keeper- bright green satin with gold shift
  • Earthbound- forest green satin with tonal micro-shimmer (another one of my favorites from this palette. I love forest green shades and find this is so beautiful for fall)
  • Fool's Gold- metallic gold with tonal sparkle
  • Elemental- sienna matte (this works really well as a transition shade as well as Antidote)
  • Volcanic- bronze metallic
  • Moon Rock- metallic copper with iridescent sparkle
  • Lioness- smoky burgundy satin with bronze sparkle
  • Fire Starter- deep red with gold micro-shimmer
  • Tectonic- chocolate brown with iridescent micro-sparkle
  • Dream Weaver- bright pink matte (this was the only shadow that I had any problems with. It was a little bit on the dryer side and didn't blend out very well)
  • Hex Remedy- bright purple with iridescent sparkle
  • Ego- soft pinkish-purple with blue micro shimmer
  • Luna- white shimmer with iridescent micro sparkle

All of the shades in this palette are so beautiful. You can create so many looks with this palette. Elemental and Antidote make really good transition shades. The rest look amazing all over the lid. I also love using Luna in the inner corner to brighten up the eye look. If you are big into shimmer and glitter you will love this palette. 

The shades are very pigmented. The only eyeshadow that I had an issue with was the Dream Waver shade. And that was one of the matte shades and it was a tad dry and hard to blend out. Other then that, all of the shades performed extremely well. 

This palette does retail for $52.00 and each eyeshadow contains .03oz of product. You can currently purchase this palette from Sephora.com and this palette is limited edition!

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask Giveaway

These products were sent to me complimentary from Glamglow. All opinions are 100% my own. This post also contains affiliate links. 

Anyone else have a slight obsession with face masks? I still remember it was about four years ago that I splurged on my first high end face mask and it was the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment. I have been using this mask about 3 times a month since then! (Not the same one, I have gone through three containers so far lol).

I have mentioned this mask in a past blog post but I really wanted to provide more information since the post I did previously was about some of my skin care favorites and didn't really go into too much detail about the product itself. And on top of it, Glamglow was so kind and sent me a few masks and I wanted to give one away to one of my followers! Which I will add at the bottom of this post.

The Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask is one of the best masks to help clear pores, helps with oiliness and acne. I love using this mask during that time of the month because thats typically when my face breaks out the most. If for some reason I get a random people during the month I will also use this as a spot treatment.

You can leave this mask on from anywhere between 5 minutes up to 20 minutes. However, I have found leaving it on longer will cause my skin to be a little read after. So I personally leave it on for about 10 minutes. This mask is perfect for all skin types but if you do have sensitive skin it may be a little irritating to your skin.

This mask is a little on the pricey side but they have three different sizes you can buy. The have the mini size which includes .5oz of product and retails for $25.00, the standard size which contains 1.7oz of product and retails for $59.00 and lastly they have the value size which contains 3.5oz of product and retails for $79.00. And all three sizes can be purchased from www.sephora.com.

So for the giveaway I will be giving away one standard size mask. I love this mask so much that I wanted to gift it to one of you! The giveaway will go on for two weeks and you must be located in the USA. Also must have your parents permission to enter if you are under 18!