Makeup Basics | How to Select an Eyeshadow Palette

Eyeshadow palettes are my favorite makeup product to shop for and so I have quite a few. But what if you’re new to makeup? I can imagine all of the recommendations and eyeshadow palette videos out there can be quite dizzying. So I thought I would make a quick video on my 5 top tips…

10 Recent Eyeshadow Palettes

I thought it would be fun to do an overview of some of the eyeshadow palettes that I showed in recent hauls or that were released in recent months. So that is what this video is about. I am sharing my thoughts on 10 different eyeshadow palettes from the new Urban Decay Naked Reloaded to…

Catrice Superbia Vol. 2 eyeshadow palette

The minute I spotted the press releases for the new Catrice update I knew I wanted to get my hands on one of their new Superbia eyeshadow palettes. This is a set of 2 palettes: Vol 1 being warm toned in Warm Copper and Vol 2 being cool toned in Frosted Taupe. Since I have…

Catrice Romantic Gardens Face Palette

Essence and Catrice have come out with some seemingly great face palettes for their new spring/ summer 2019 collections. I already reviewed the Essence Hey Cheeks face palette and loved that one. The Catrice palette has a very similar setup to the Essence palette: there are 5 cheek powders. The layout is of course different,…

Essence Hello New York eyeshadow palette

New from Essence are a series of eyeshadow palettes. The series consists of four different palettes and each palette is inspired by a different world city. I bought two of them and today I am reviewing the first one for you: Hello New York. This palette is the first, because it is cool toned and…

Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions

After having tried the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk palette and liking it, I knew I wanted to try more of their eyeshadow palettes. When the brand released a bunch of smaller 9 pan palettes in the Obsessions series, I knew I wanted to get one. The line is renewed all the time and when this…

New Eyeshadow Palette Releases | Spring 2019

Today’s video is going to be another video on eyeshadow palette releases. This time we are tackling the new releases for spring 2019. There are 20 new palettes that I want to talk about in this video. Which of these eyeshadow palettes am I hoping to buy? Which ones are wishlist material and which ones…

Essence Hey Cheeks Face Palette

Now that I have had some time to try out some of the new Essence products for spring/ summer 2019, it is time to get the reviews out. Up first: the Hey Cheeks face palette, because it was one of the products in the new line up that spoke to me most. This palette features…

Make Up Revolution X Soph

It is time to review some eyeshadow palettes again. Last year I bought a bunch of Make Up Revolution eyeshadow palettes and by now I have given them enough of a test drive to post the reviews. We’re kicking off that series of reviews with a bang. Because the one we are looking at today:…

Make Up Revolution Ultra Contour face palette

Contouring, highlighting: in recent years, many techniques have hit the consumer makeup market that previously were only meant for the pros. A brand that jumped onto the bandwagon and instantly made those trends accessible without breaking the bank is Make Up Revolution. Best known for duping more high end makeup, they also do products that…

Rimmel Sculpting Face Palette

Now that I am decluttering my makeup collection I am also realizing which products I still have lying about that I actually would like to declutter. Case in point: the Rimmel Kate Sculpting & Highlighter face palette. The only reason why I am getting rid of this is because I simply have more face palettes…

Let’s Play with Single Shadows

One of my goals for 2019: try more single eyeshadows. So I spent the past few months buying some new ones and that also made me want to reorganize some of my older single shadows. I figured I would film it all and talk you through how I (re)organize my MAC and Inglot shadows as…

Zoeva Premiere Collection

One of my Black Friday purchases was the Zoeva Premiere collection. Every year Zoeva has a great 25% off everything deal on their official website, so come Black Friday I watch their website like a hawk. And I found this collection. It features a small brush set, 3 of Zoeva’s new lip crayons, a face…

New & recent palette releases | Will I buy it?

Eyeshadow palettes are being released constantly and while I love a good eyeshadow palette, I definitely do not buy everything that is being released. The releases are coming so quickly that it can be overwhelming and I was asked if I could do a video detailing which palettes are on my radar and if I…

Juvia’s Place The Zulu eyeshadow palette

Remember my promise to try out more colorful eyeshadow in 2018? Well I still have to make good on that promise. I certainly tried them, but I haven’t shared many of the fruits of my labor. Today all of that changes, because I am sharing my review of the ultra colorful, ultra fun The Zulu…

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette collection

One of my favorite brands for eyeshadow is Zoeva. This brand is not as expensive as an Urban Decay, Too Faced or Anastasia Beverly Hills. But it not quite as affordable as the drugstore. It is just a bit more expensive than that and I feel it deserves a bit more love. They do some…

Morphe X Jaclyn Hill The Vault Collection

When Morphe and Jaclyn Hill announced a new collaboration last summer, the online makeup world was very excited. Then the first reviews started coming in and the product was pulled and ‘updated’. Regardless of what actually happened between the announcement and the final release of this palette collection, all I knew was that this was…

Makeup Declutter #1 | Eyeshadow Palettes

New year, new you! And what better way to start the year than with a good declutter of your home? That is why I took some time out during my Christmas break to declutter my home. The area that needed most attention? My makeup collection. And I filmed it all. So for the next few…

Catrice Shape in A Box contour palette

The contouring trend is long over, but Catrice still decided to launch a new contouring palette. They did one that is excellent, which I reviewed a long time ago, but sadly that was discontinued. So now they have decided to bring it back, but rather than a shimmery highlight and a contour shade, the reincarnation…

Colourpop Single Eyeshadows

Last summer I placed an order for some Colourpop singles and by now I have been able to use them enough to tell you how I feel about these. The focus of this blog post, however, will not be the review, but the makeup looks. This is going to be a picture heavy post with…

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette

A palette that came out of nowhere for me this year was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to have it. These shades are totally up my alley and I knew I’d love it. I am not a huge Anastasia fan. I don’t sing the Modern…

Berry eyeshadow palettes

You know I love my eyeshadow palettes and after doing a video all about the Purple eyeshadow trend, I thought I could hop onto the berry train. Because that may very well be the eyeshadow color that I am even more on board with than the purples. In terms of warm tones, we have seen…

Too Faced Gingerbread Spice eyeshadow palette

When I first heard of the new Too Faced limited edition for Christmas 2018 I was skeptical. Mostly because the items always sell out quickly and they are notoriously hard to get outside the USA. But then, lo and behold, I found the palette on ASOS of all placesand snatched one up. This is my…

Urban Decay Naked Cherry

It’s finally here: my review of Urban Decay Naked Cherry. This newest eyeshadow palette in Urban Decay’s Naked line up came very suddenly and quite unexpected. The launch happened just weeks after the announcement of the original Naked palette being discontinued. But the palette is here and you know I had to give it a…

Essence Be You Tiful eyeshadow palette

Essence has released a bunch of new eyeshadow palettes, which means I want to try at least one of them. My experience with Essence eyeshadow palettes hasn’t been the best. Especially with palettes that are part of their regular line up, I have had some bad experiences which I have reviewed here and here. In…

Favorite shade in the palette

So a while ago I saw quite a few people doing videos on their favorite shades from a number of random eyeshadow palettes. I thought it would be fun to do it as well. It is another excuse for me as well to talk a bit more about eyeshadows of course. We all know how…

Urban Decay Born to Run eyeshadow palette

Do I still need to explain why I am reviewing yet another Urban Decay eyeshadow palette? This time it may be a good idea. Because I wasn’t going to get this. I thought it looked too much like an updated Vice palette to me. That was until I went to the store and was able…

Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palettes

Let’s talk Urban Decay Naked palettes. As you know, I love Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes and that all started with their Naked line. In total, they have released 6 Naked eyeshadow palettes. That excludes the Naked Basics line. So we’re purely talking the 12 pan, rectangular palettes. And I decided to rank them all: from…

Catrice The Blazing Bronze eyeshadow palette

I have tried many different Catrice palettes and every time they do one that interests me, I tend to give it a try. My favorite one has to be the The Modern Matt palette, but more recently Catrice released The Blazing Bronze palette. It provides a mixture of neutrals and berries and while this may…

Purple eyeshadow palettes

The tide is turning! The warm toned eyeshadow palette is slowly being phased out and that means that brands are creating a new makeup trend. And that new trend is: purple eyeshadow palettes. I am loving it! Whether it is using purple for a pop of color or creating a full blown purple makeup look:…

I Heart Revolution Violet Chocolate eyeshadow palette

Purple eyeshadow is EVERYWHERE at the moment. If there is a new trending color in the land of makeup it is purple. From high end to budget brands: they are all putting out purple palettes. And I am not mad about that. In fact, I love it as I love a good purple eyeshadow. So…

PUR My Little Pony: The Movie

Remember how I have been saying that 2018 would be the year that I would start wearing more colorful eyeshadow? Meet the first palette I got to try and fulfill that challenge. This is the PUR My Little Pony palette and it features a great blend between neutrals and colorful shades to create cohesive, wearable…

Eyeshadow palette collection 2018

So we are nearing the end of August palette month and I thought we’d go out with a bang. I still have one more review for you tomorrow, but I figured it would be best to make the last video of this month my full eyeshadow palette collection video. I already did posts on my…

Beauty UK Posh palette Galaxy

Beauty UK is a brand I know absolutely nothing about. From what I can gather it is a UK drugstore brand. I remember seeing it in Superdrug or Boots years ago, but haven’t seen it in a while. They do still have an official website though and I have a palette by them that I…

The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony

The Balm’s Meet Matte… line is one of the best eyeshadow palette collections if you are looking for a matte eyeshadow palette. There is a collection of three and today I am reviewing the second one for you. If this palette looks familiar to you, then that might be possible: I talked about it in…

Essence In Love With Rose palette

The Essence eyeshadow formula has not been my favorite for a long time. I usually enjoy their limited edition palettes, but the palettes they stick in their regular line never appeal much to me. I did not love the All About… palettes like most people as I felt they had an overspray that disappeared after…

Make Up Revolution Water Sign palette

I love a good affordable eyeshadow and Make Up Revolution always delivers. A few months ago, I spotted that they were doing a Zodiac collection complete lipstick and oh yes, eyeshadow palettes. The My Sign collection featured shade selections based on the different star signs and I am showing you one of the two palettes…

Urban Decay Vice 4

Time for another ‘discontinued’ palette. I already wrote about the Vice 3 a few weeks ago and now it is time for its follow up. I say ‘discontinued’, because this palette is still available from the Dutch official Urban Decay website. So if you were desperate to get your hands on this, then you still…

NYX Perfect Filter Olive You

NYX is one of those brands that you used to hear so many people raving about. I remember when I first got into makeup, NYX was one of THE brands bloggers and Youtubers raved about. If it wasn’t about their classic round lipsticks, it was about the individual eyeshadow in Rootbeer or that blush in…

Juvia’s Place The Saharan palette

The eyeshadow brand has been the biggest break through in recent years? Juvia’s Place that’s for sure. From small indie brand, to now being stocked by major beauty retailers, this brand took the beauty world by storm. And for good reason. The palettes are affordable, they are supposedly great quality and the color selection is…

Catrice The Modern Matt palette

Catrice is one of my favorite makeup brands for several reasons. One they are affordable, two they generally have great products and three they are easy for me to get a hold of. Their eyeshadow formula has always been a bit hit n miss in their palettes though, but I keep trying the new ones…

Sleek palette collection

A makeup brand that used to be very popular for their eyeshadow palettes is Sleek. This affordable UK drugstore brand took the makeup world by storm at the start of my blogging career. However, since then, new players entered the market and Sleek is now all but forgotten. But I still like them and over…

I Heart Makeup Chocolate Bar

If there is one thing Make Up Revolution is known for as a brand, it is their dupe palettes. And the palette that started it all (among other things, because they released a slew of dupe palettes at the start of their line) is this one: the I Heart Chocolate palette. This palette dupes the…

Urban Decay Vice 3

The Urban Decay Vice palettes are legendary if you ask me, so then why didn’t I get around to reviewing the third palette in the series yet? Well, this palette has quite the story attached to it of me first not wanting to get it. Then I decided I did want one and they were…

Top 5 palettes under €10

What’s better than an eyeshadow palette? An eyeshadow palette that does not break the bank! Apart from doing a top 5 drugstore favorites, I thought we could also have a close look at some super affordable eyeshadow palettes and talk about those. The reason why these didn’t make it into my original top 5 is…

Sleek I-Divine Garden of Eden

It is a sad, sad day for makeup when one of your favorite palettes is discontinued. That is what happened with this Sleek eyeshadow palette. Lately, Sleek seems to have been discontinuing many of their I-Divine palettes and out of all of them, I am saddest seeing this one go. Garden of Eden is a…

The Balm Nude Beach

If there is one brand that is heavily underrated, it is The Balm. All of the products I have tried by them are great, including their eyeshadow palettes. Whether it is a matte palette, or one in their Nude range, I have liked every single palette by The Balm so far. What do I think…

Essence My Must Haves palette

When I spotted Essence came out with a build it your own palette, I got excited. Essence is a super affordable brand and if this panned out, it could be one of those rare drugstore gems. This palette doesn’t have to be just eyeshadows: the My Must Haves range includes lipsticks, blush, powder and even…

Urban Decay palette collection

If there is one eyeshadow palette brand that I love it would be Urban Decay. I have been collecting their palettes for some years now and so I have built up quite the collection. Since I don’t want to make my full palette collection video super long, I decided to break it up into a…

Make Up Forever Artistic palette

Make Up Forever is one of those brands I always hear people talking about, but I haven’t tried many of their products myself. I love their Profusion Bronzer, but I hadn’t tried many of their eyeshadows yet. So of course I had to try some. I found this limited edition palette at Sephora one time…