Another reason why I haven't updated is because this past weekend was my birthday and I was celebrating with the beau ;).
Anywho on to the review!
So what am I going to review today? Well the thing I will talk about is pretty large, in fact it's quoted to be worth a $400 dollar value!
Here is the Sephora Brand Ultimate Blockbuster! But yes this $400 dollar value can be yours for $48.00!! (plus tax of course) This is the ultimate palette for those makeup lovers who want to go and experiment different looks. It's a three tier palette that comes with !96! eyeshadows, 60 lipglosses, 3 blushes, 2 lipliners, 9 eyeliners, and of course the standard brushes. Seriously though, that's insane!! Forty-eighty bucks and I get all this?!
So I was so so very excited to get home and look at all these beautiful colors. I cleaned my hands and began to test all the colors on my arms and wrists to see how lush and also how pigmented this palette was. I was not disappointed in the eyeshadows. Each one held it's color on my skin beautifully and not only that, it's every spectrum of the rainbow! I adore the blues and the neutrals the most. I haven't really been able to test all of them yet just because of the sheer abundance them. The one thing that deters me is the smell. I don't know how to describe it, but every time I open the box, it's like WHAM. I never knew that shadows could have such a strong scent. But once you put it on your eyes the smell dissipates. Maybe it's just because they are all together. In order to get the full pigmentation of the shadows, I would suggest for you to put on an eye primer like Urban Decay's Primer Potion. It stays much better with a base. Here is a picture below displaying all the different shades.
The next level is not really my favorite level. Maybe it's because I'm picky about the kinds of lipgloss or lipstick that goes on my lips, but these are all right for me. The colors in the lip gloss look more concentrated in the box than they do on my lips, but there are some that are nice. They look pretty dark but when I swipe them onto my lips there is a hint of color, which is nice to put over a lipstick or to brighten your lips in general. Some of the were hard, which I didn't like, it took a while for me to pick up any color on my finger or brush and that can be frustrating. Plus I also just go to my array of lipsticks for my lips =). They didn't excite me as much as the eyeshadows did.
The last layers consists of the eyeliners and brushes and blushes. The blushes are beautiful. Great for contouring and adding color to brighten up your face. The eyeliners are pretty decent too, they are non dryings and easy to apply on lash lines without much tugging. There are also some additional eyeshadows, a row of really matte colors and really shimmery colors. I guess they separated them to show consumers that these could be used to set the eyeliners and also to fill in your eyebrows. There are also eyeliner pencils which are OK, just by testing them on my hand I could tell that after a while they fade. The brushes are your standard brushes that come with any cosmetic kit...meaning they aren't that great. If you really want to get the full experience with this palette I suggest that with the money you saved buying this palette to go and invest in some good brushes. (Some great cheap brushes that are pretty good quality are at www.coastalscents.com) =)
So bottom line, this is pretty awesome as a gift to a friend who loves to experiment with makeup or to yourself if you want to start dabbling into makeup. With so many different options, there is no way that even the most "non-creative" people will become creative.
Here is the link for those interested: