Forever 21: 21 Shadow Palette vs Urban Decay Naked 1






Top row is shades that can be comparable with Naked 1 shades.

Unfortunately these shades do not have individual names, so i will be referring to them as (R1S1, aka Row 1, shade 1)

R1S1: A white shade that is very interesting. looks white however when swatched on hand you can see that there is this weird rainbow hue that is very pretty. Although it is a bit chalky. Slightly comparable with the Urban Decay “Virgin”

R1S2: A peachy beige shade that is chalky. just an okay color with a satin finish, slightly comparable with “virgin” as well

R1S3: A  pretty peach Champagne shade that is not extremely pigmented but isnt chalky. Very comparable to the UD’s ” Sin”

R1S4: A medium bronze shade that is very shimmery, comparable with UD’s “Sidecar” however, side car has flakes of glitter

R1S5: A warm tan brown shade. One of the 3 matte shades available in this palette. Compared to UD’s “Buck”, it has a lot more red toned warmness to it.

R1S6:  Very soft and extremely pigmented shimmery dark blue. somewhat comparable with the UD’s “Creep” however creep is more black than blue. Also creep has silver glitters in it.

R1:S7: Just a matte black, very pigmented when picked up, however not as pigmented when swatched. Second of the 3 matte shades, i think this is the only shade that is very missing from the UD’s naked palette.


R2S1: A very chalky shimmery white shade.

R2S1: A beautiful dark medium bronze, that is slightly comparable to “Half Baked.” However this shade is more bronze+gold than just gold alone like Half Baked is. However, it is the closest shade to a gold in this palette.Very creamy and pretty pigmented shade shade

R2S3: A beautiful!, Beautiful shade, my personal favourite in this palette. It is a amber bronze shade, similar to Amber rush by Loreal. It is the closest color in the palette to “Toasted” but very different as well. Toasted has more rose gold sheen to it. Personally i would have preferred this shade in the naked to toasted haha. very creamy and pigmented

R2S4: A nice medium brown shade. Looked like it could be a possible dupe for Hustle, however Hustle is far more deeper when swatched not extremely pigmented but nice.

R2S5: A pigmented shade, at first glance, it looks like a medium with hints of a green shade, when swatched it is the BANG ON DUPE for “Smog” wow and its also extremely pigmented. not as much as smog is, but still very nice shade.

R2S6: a pretty dark taupe shade with a hint of maybe even purple. pigmented when picked up with finger, however not pigmented when swatched.

R2S7: a pigmented soft light taupe blue and even grey shade. comes off slightly sheer when swatched onto hand. however a perfect dupe for “gunmetal”


R3S7: Actually this is the last shade in the palette but because I was running out of room, this shade i swatched first. It is a very pretty purple taupe shade, with a sheen, soft but not extremly pigmented.

R3S1: A sheet peach shade, very comparable to the R1S2 color, but less pigmented.

R3S2: A tan medium light shade somewhat has a weird tan shade but leans towards more pink. Comparable to UD’s Naked, however naked (swatched above, hard to see) is more neutral and a lot softer.

R3S3: Sheer color,light medium brown color

R3S4: sheer color a lighter version of the R3S3 shade. 

R3S5:pigmented, and later i discovered is actually the almost exactly spot on dupe of Toasted! only difference is that this shade has less of a reflective factor, as Toasted is very light reflective, but color wise exactly same. 

R3S6: a pretty close dupe to UD’s Hustle, however hustle is more neutral grey brow and this is more shimmery with many small silver sparkles. leans a bit towardss purple as well, but barely. also very pigmented. 





Orange and Coral drugstore and Highend collection


20140111-145132.jpg20140111-145139.jpgI start to realize that my orange coral collection has really started to grow! I have this huge obsession with these two shades that i just natural get drawn to it!

1: My new Wet n Wild 24 Carrot Gold lipstick. But on the lips, it is very very similar to the Revlon Colorburst lip butter in 015 Tutti Frutti. However the lip butter balm texture and a bit more sheer. However, it is the exact dupe of Sephora’s lipstick in Sunset Rhythm which is a pretty straight orange shade. This lipstick does get a bit drying, so make sure to have your favourite lipbalm underneath. Extremely longwearing and pigmented. 9/10

2: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 015 Tutti Frutti. Very creamy and can melt if not taken care of in the summer! Pretty hydrating at first but i find later it tends to get a bit tacky on the lips. A straight orange color very pretty and buildable. however it is not long wearing. Almost a gloss looking formula with nice shine. 9/10

3: Revlon Just bitten kissable Balm stain in rendezvous, I love this shade. It is a orangy coral shade that is very wearable and buildable lipstick. I wore this all throughout my trip to Europe last summer and its just very hassle free and stains your lips nicely. Some say it does hydrate their lips, however i find that it feels like and glossy, but later on gets very dry. Similar to the Colorburst, at first appears very glossy. 8.5/10

4:Sephora’s lipstick in Sunset Rhythm. A very bold statement lip. I dont wear this very often just because it tends to be very bold. The lipstick texture feels like the Wet n wild one but it is not as long wearing as wet n wild. A very bright orange carrot color which is always nice for a special occasion. A slight bit drying and will not look good if your lips are dry. 8/10

5: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Creme: 674 Coralberry. I think everyone knows this shade. it is the perfect coral shade that just looks my olive skin look alive! I think it is my favourite lipstick in the corals. It is very creamy and just very nice. Also it is said to be the dupe of Vegas Volt by Mac. However it is not extremely long wearing , if it was it would be a 10/10 however i will have to dock some marks and give it a 9/10 🙂

6: Sephora’s Rouge Shine N.26. A very glossy formula i really like it! however unfortunately it is veryyy drying to my lips! 😦  Shade wise very similar to coralberry. I would not repurchase because of how drying it is! 7.5/10


Wet n’ Wild Megalast Lipsticks Swatch/Review


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sugar plum fairy

20140105-225006.jpgcinnamon spice



so after all the hype online for quite some time on these lipsticks, i decided to give them a try 🙂

i only have 3 here but the collection has quite a few, (around 12 i think)

First of all these lipsticks are matte, and last an extreme long time! not to mention they are dirt cheap! I purchased these at Walmart for 2.6$ around and 3 after tax. The color is opaque and the color of the seal at the bottom is the color you are going to get.

I must say these are a tad bit drying, and so I would recommend a lipbalm ( i use eos) underneath before application.

The lightest shade I own at the moment is “White Room 906D” a pretty pinky rosy magenta color. I think this color would look flattering on anyone. Really easy color to wear if you want to just brighten the look a bit!

Second Shade I have is called “Sugar Plum Fairy” 908C. Now this shade for some reason looks darker than my other one in the tupe however with one swipe it looks like a dark rasberry shade. They say it is a really good dupe for MAC’s Rebel. Its a really nice berry statement lip look and it also stains your lips (the darker shades tent t0) However if you do a couple of swipes (like maybe 2 or so) it gets darker and more “the label  color.” If you do find it a bit too dark, you can always just dab a bit here and there on your lips and it looks really nice too

Finally the Darkest shade i own is called “917B Cinnamon Spice” to be honest this is my least favourite color that I own. It didnt really look like what I was expecting it to look like. I was hoping for a bit of a lighter shade but it turned out a looot darker and vampy than i had wished. This is a very cool toned mahogany color which is very in trend for this year’s winter/fall, however just doesnt look that good on me. It is too dark and ashy. The seal was unfortunately not as dark as it appears on your lips.

My cousin also owns “Stoplight Red 911D” however I dont have access to it right now. This is a swatch of it from someone els’ blog :

the color appears to be a bright red shade which looks really pretty. It applys pink with one swipe but with two it then turns to red. I think its a really attractive warm toned red, but note quite brickred. I think it really looks flattering for people with light to tan skin.
Lip Swatches

20140105-231944.jpgwine room (a bit more rosy instead of baby pink)

20140105-231950.jpgSuregar plum fairy (a bit dark, think dark raspberry or MAC’s rebel)

20140105-232010.jpgcinnamon spice (appears a lot darker in life, think of a cool gothic red)


L-R: Wine room (for a comparison to Rose-Bud), Rose-Bud, 24 Carrot Gold





in this picture I have 904B Rose bud on my lips.

904B Rosebud: is very similar to Wine Room. However if you look at the picture of al 3 swatched, I have wine room right beside Rose bud so you

can clearly see what differences they have. Wine room is definitely more “wine” like. It is a slight shade darker,

where as the Rose-bud lipstick is definitely a bit lighter, and closer to a petal pink shade (hence rose bud haha)

The color isnt much different on the lips but has a milkier look.

For me, this is a My lips but better shade! Really natural and looks nice 🙂




969 24 Carrot Gold: At first, looks like a neon red with a hint of orange, however swatched appears a lot lighter.

This is one of my favourite lipsticks in the line atm. It reminds me a lot of  Revlon Just bitten kissable balm satin

in Rendevous (ill have a post up comparing the lipsticks.) It is a vibrant but also very milky (almost pastel) looking shade when swatched

that I just adore! However, on the lips it looks closer to coral than the pastel orange 😦 I was hoping it would look a bit more orangy like

the shade that it looked like swatched


The only complaint i have about this line is that 1. its slightly drying (i dont really mind) and 2. the packaging sucks. really bad haha

unfortunately it does not go down all the way so when you put the lid back on it can chip and hit the lipstick and ruin it. I have a bit of lipstick on the lid already and sometimes can transfer to your fingers! 😦  I have also hear things about the bullet breaking and things like that but I cant really complain when it only costs 3$!

Urban Decay Naked Palette







This was my first palette, and it’s one that I enjoy the most.

I got this about 2 years ago when sephora was having their 15$ off a 50$+ purchase in December and i was so excited to get this (at the time it costed around 54$, now its around 62$)

The shades are very very flattering and are mostly frost/sparkly finish with 2 mattes (Naked (#3) and Buck (#5) I think that this is totally worth the money that you are paying. Personally I have olive skin so i tend to lean more towards neutrals so this is a great palette to work with especially if u are in the neutral-olive-yellow skins tones.

The first 3 shades (Virgin, sin, naked) are a bit more sheer than all the other shades. As you can see with the swatches they get more and more pigmented as they get darker. You cant really see naked because its very close with my skin tone, maybe just a tad bit darker.

Virgin: a really nice highlight shade, very sparkly

Sin: a pinky based champagne shade also sparkly

Naked: a matte flesh tone beige

SideCar: a taupe brown with gold glitters

buck: matte medium brown shade

halfbaked: a frosty gold (my fav shade!)

Smog: second most pigmented shade, a greenish yellow brown

Darkhorse: most pigmented shade, a dark moss green brown

Toasted: a pinky copper brown sparkly

Hustle: a taupe/muted chocolate brown shade

Creep: a dark navy (not matte, a bit satin finish)

Gunmetal: neutral dark blue with a bit of grey (satin finish)


I know there are many dupes out there for many of these shades (walking on eggshells by wet and wild, a great mini trio), however the time needed to locate every single one takes time, and honestly the quality of these eyeshadows are extremely worth it. only complain i have is the packaging which is terrible and collects a lot of dust. (they changed the packaging for naked 2 and 3! lucky! )

All in all ive been using this for 2 years now and i enjoy it so much, and i highly recommend it!

Please comment if you have any questions 🙂

MAC 6 Snowglobe Eyeshadow “Cool”






I was lucky enough to get the “Cool” version of the 6 eyeshadow snowglobe palette from MAC. This was last year’s christmas pallet i believe and i was gifted it for christmas from a friend who bought it in an outlet in NYC. Temtallia gave it a D+ haha i was a bit worried but they are really pretty shades! The lightest shade is like a light glitter white, really pretty as a base to give your eyes a sparkle for christmas and holidays 🙂

the darker shades (last 3 i swatched) were really pretty and rich in texture, whereas the first 3 were really sheer. Some of the colors are pretty and they all have a purple/blue/indigo shade range. The shades are extremely /sprakly/shiny/satin (no mattes!) usually i would want a matte shade but since it is a holiday palette i forgive it i guess haha

I wouldnt recommend buying this just because It costs around 30-40$ i believe and with that money you could get a much better pigmented palette, but i have to say the snowglobe on top is adorable 🙂 only issue is storing it, because it is round it makes things a bit more difficult :<

Shiseido Eyelash Curler




Finally convinced myself to get a new eyelash curler! I was debating about whether I should have gotten the shu uemura ones but they were not available at my sephora T T tbh the shiseiso ones weren’t either but luckily I do have a Shiseido store so I bought them there for 22$ Canadian. Sephora had them on their sight for 20 so I was kinda upset the counter made me pay extra. After tax it came out to be around 24 dollars and a bit more. I feel like eyelash curlers however are worth the money because ( I assume) you won’t need another one…. I previously had a revlon one that just didn’t quite work and I also had one from China that had a nice spring but the curve was too round for my eyes ( it’s Really round… Idk what type of Asian can even use it haha ironically it’s Chinese…). The revlon one just gve me L shaped lashes so I’ve been wanting a good curler for a while now!! These ones I’ve had them for a day now and I’m working on them! I do have to say you have to be careful with them since they can pinch your eyes and hurt if you don’t be careful! All on all I think they’re really good for my stubborn straight lashes :). Now I just need a good mascara that can hold a curl lol

Welcome :)

My name is Karin! 🙂 im 17 and i live in Canada. I’m in love with makeup. its a terribly expensive pastime but its something i truly enjoy 🙂

i personally dont use a lot of makeup in my everyday life (or at least i TRY not to haha)

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