Tropical Matte 88 Color Palette -- Swatches and Thoughts

I'm not quite sure how I feel about this palette. It's beautiful...gorgeous colors. A mixture of neutrals and soft colors. If you're not one for bold color, but prefer something softer and more wearable, this palette is perfect. For me though, the colors aren't quite my style. Also, I found that out of all of the 88 palettes I have, this one has the most sheer colors. While swatching I noticed that there were quite a few that just didn't meet my standards where pigmentation is concerned. Granted most of the colors were nicely pigmented, but not all (or nearly all) like they usually are with the 88 palettes. You'll be able to tell in the pictures which colors were on the sheer side. I will say though that the sheerness won't be an issue for those of you who steer away from highly bold, pigmented colors. It's just personal preference.

If you're interested in trying this palette it's on sale at BH Cosmetics right now...only $13.96!
Tropical Matte Palette (from BH Cosmetics)
$19.95 regular price

Swatches over concealer:

Purple and Copper Eyes feat Senna Cosmetics and wet n wild

Loving Chameleon eyeshadow from Senna Cosmetics (inner lid color)! It's such a gorgeous lavender...slightly silver with a golden reflection. It's so unique!

If you haven't tried Senna's eyeshadow, it's awesome. A bit pricey at $16.50...but it's among the best as far as high end makeup goes!

Senna Cosmetics Swatches (Eyes and lips!)

I recently received a package from Senna Cosmetics containing some lovely products from their Spring line. Senna is a wonderfully luxurious high end brand. Their eyeshadows and lip products are among my favorite and now that I've finally placed an order, I'm now using their brow products, just as I was before. I love me some reviews on these products are needed. Just know that there's nothing from Senna that has disappointed me. Great, high end brand. Love it.


Light Tricks Highlighting Duo --I'll have a How-To post for this product soon! It's awesome.

Lip Sync in Pink current favorite lip color. So gorgeous!

Gleam Body Radiance by Melanie Mills (Swatches and About)

Gleam says:
GLEAM Body Radiance creates a natural lit from within glow for the skin in an easy application. The lightest to the deepest complexions are all made luminous by a formula that hides skin imperfections, even filling wrinkles and enhancing the texture of the skin thanks to GLEAM Body Radiance’s velvety botanical base. GLEAM can be applied in a light touch to highlight shoulders, décolleté or to massage in liberally like a lotion, for all-over perfection.

Velvety, weightless yet so very rich, GLEAM Body Radiance makes your skin look alive and gorgeous for any occasion. GLEAM Body Radiance is transfer-resistant and imparts the look of radiant skin health and is an instant confidence booster. GLEAM luminizes and perfects skin in a lightly-scented vanilla potion, as a foundation does for the face.

“GLEAM Body Radiance is fabulous for anyone, and I wanted to add ingredients that were wonderful for the skin,” says Melanie Mills. GLEAM Body Radiance is made of water and Olive Oil, infused with Jojoba Seed Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, antioxidants Japanese Green Tea and White Tea extracts, Aloe Leaf Extract and Brown Seaweed, a hydrating marine extract that stimulates synthesis of Hyaluronic acid and increases elasticity. Together these anti-aging ingredients slow the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.

$40 for 3.5oz
$15 for 1.0oz