The Colourpop Good Sport eyeshadow palette had me so excited when I first saw the palette announcement. I thought this was such an interesting selection of colours and shades that I don’t always wear. I’ve just never been interested in wearing greens and purples on a regular basis. But something about this palette drew me in and made me want to wear these types of shades on my eyes every single day.
After a year of trying to use up these 18 products I’ve decided that this isn’t the type of challenge for me. I just think a year long project pan of so many items just wasn’t possible for the way that I wear makeup now. Since I started working a 9-5 job in August I really only get to play around with makeup on weekend. So when I get the chance to use a lot of makeup I would much rather try out new products or things that I’m actively reviewing for the blog. So it became really difficult as the year went on to try and use up certain products.
I definitely bought into the hype surrounding the OleHenriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask. I’ve loved seeing everyone wearing this bright blue mask. It looks like such a fun experience and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it so I wanted to give it a try myself. I’ve usually had good experiences with OleHenriksen products so I was hoping it would live up to my expectations.
Morphe launched in Sephora Canada quite a few months ago and made it way easier and better accessible to get their products. Lately I only buy makeup products from Sephora or the drugstore for the most part. I just don’t want to deal with the hassle of ordering from a brands website and most of the time I realize that I don’t even need the product. So even though everyone has been hyping up the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist and I’ve been wanting to try it out I just never got around to purchasing. BUT then Morphe launched in Sephora Canada and I picked this up within 5 minutes of finding out the products were there.
The Nars Hot Tryst Cheek Palette was one of the few palettes that I spent a lot of time debating if I need/want it. I tend to just go with my impulses when it comes to makeup purchases but I spent quite some time debating if this was necessary for my collection. In the end I couldn’t deny the gorgeous packaging and the fairly decent reviews on the palette. I knew I would regret not picking up the palette. I did manage to get it on sale though so that was a bonus!
My first thought when I saw the palette was that I was shocked by how small and compact the palette was. For some reason when I saw pictures I assumed it was a lot larger than it actually is. It basically fits to be the size of my hand. I don’t necessarily need a product that is huge and takes up space because I’ll probably never even make it through all of this product anyways. I guess just because of the high price point I expected a little more – but it is a Nars product and that usually comes with a more luxury price tag.
The top row is a lot less pigmented – which isn’t the worst thing. With cheek products I do like less pigment because it’s easier to blend out and build up that way. I don’t want clown cheeks or crazy intense highlight with one light swipe of product. This way I can ensure that I have the exact look that I’m going for.
I’m definitely excited to have this in my collection and use it up more! It’s tough to use the product though because the imprint on each pan is so gorgeous but I want to try to get a lot of use out of it and make the purchase worth it!