Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette – Review and Swatches on Dark Skin

Ever have a makeup product you just can’t get out of your head? That was me with the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette. I’d see vloggers like Jackie Aina and Aysha Abdul post about how great the palette was for dark skin. Then I’d go to Sephora and swatch it, and I’d be underwhelmed by the feel and the swatches.

After literal months of indecision, I decided to pick it up, and I’m so glad I did.

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MAC x Patrick Starrr “Mama Starrr” Lipstick – Review and Swatches on Dark Skin

It’s so exciting to see MAC collaborating with more influencers, and particularly POC. They have even more collabs on the horizon, probably thanks in part to the success of the MAC x Patrick Starrr Collection.

The starrr (ha ha ha) of the collection was really the setting powder, which is currently sold out almost everywhere. Oddly enough I didn’t pick that up because I didn’t think I needed a fourth translucent loose setting powder, but you know what I thought I did need? A 300th rose-y brown lipstick. Don’t judge, okay?

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Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette – Review & Swatches on Dark Skin

I slept on the Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Palette the first time, and because my bestie got it and liked it, I knew I wanted it if it ever came back. When CR announced its return in the summertime, I tried to get my hands on it only to have it sell out.

I think we all know how I feel about hard-to-get makeup at this point. (I don’t like it.) I’m a little more forgiving when it comes to indie brands, and I of course have a soft spot in my heart for Black-owned brands like Coloured Raine. I think the whole thing was poorly-handled, but ultimately they did the right thing making Queen of Hearts a permanent palette in their lineup.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Liquid Lipstick Set – Dazed, Hudson, and Bittersweet – Swatches on Dark Skin

I have a love-hate relationship with ABH liquid lipsticks. I ordered them from the ABH site when they first came out – before Sephora carried the whole line – and found them to be super drying, patchy, and prone to crumbling and flaking.

Every so often I fall in love with a colour from them and pick it up, though, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find that they’ve since improved their formula. It’s still super-matte, but now it’s thin, lightweight, and feels surprisingly comfortable all day. It wore well, too, looking fresh and pigmented all day.

Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Holiday 2017 Mini Liquid Lipstick Set is right up my alley, colour-wise. #noodz

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Yes, *Another* Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review – Swatches on Dark Skin

Y’know, when the photos of the palette were first leaked, I wasn’t that interested. I love me some warm shadows, so Modern Renaissance is definitely more my jam. But then #Subculturegate2017 happened, making this THE most controversial palette to release this year, and I had to get in on it. So I picked the palette up when it was released in stores and gave it a good solid try before weighing in.

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Sephora Collection PRO Warm Palette – Review and Swatches on Dark Skin

Like the rest of the makeup-wearing human population, I love a warm-toned palette. Gimme dem oranges, rusts, yellows, and berries any day. But when I saw the Sephora Collection PRO Warm Palette, I had some mixed feelings. Sure the colours were gorgeous, but that $85 price tag? Sephora Collection is to Sephora what Great Value is to Walmart. Mentally, I couldn’t justify the price. But then I swatched it. And I was obsessed.

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