Product Update: NARS Mini Voyageur Quartz palette (Sephora exclusive)

This little palette has turned out to be more versatile than I expected. NARS designed these mini voyageur palettes ($32) to be small and convenient for travel. There are other versions but at least for the quartz color variation, the convenience also applies to some of the shades.

NARS Mini Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette Quartz Swatches on Medium Dark Skin Review Update
NARS Mini Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Quartz

The names seem wrong, and it does seem that gold souk should be the bottom middle shade. But this is the order that is listed on the back of my palette. 🤔

  • Deira (top left)
  • Jordan (top middle)
  • Alserkal (top right)
  • Gold Souk (bottom left)
  • Fontainebleau (bottom middle)
  • Mulberry (bottom right)
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Product Update: Sigma Ambiance Palette

Sigma Beauty Ambiance Palette Review and Swatches on Medium Dark Skin
Sigma Beauty Ambiance Palette

I’m specifically calling this a product update on the Sigma Ambiance palette since that is my newest Sigma Palette purchase and my initial post only provided swatches. However, I feel like the formula is consistent enough across all of the palettes that I own that you can also consider this a product update for the Cor-de-Rosa (swatch post) and Warm Neutrals (swatch post) palettes as well (pictured below).

As mentioned in my previous posts, while this formula is nicely pigmented, I’d call it buildable. If you are looking for intense pigment right away, I think you can pass on these. The mattes are loose and have kick-up in the pan, but they are not as messy as the Anastasia Beverly Hills formula. I have the most success using this formula with the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow primer. I have tried it with the NARS Smudgeproof Eyehadow Base and didn’t like that combination.

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Sonia G Soft Cheek Brush (Beautylish Gift Card Event Starts Oct 21)

Sonia G Soft Cheek Brush Review and Alternatives
Sonia G Soft Cheek Brush

As I said in my review of the Sonia G Builder Pro and Classic Crease brushes, Sonia G does a stellar job of describing her brushes on her blog (www.sweetmakeuptemptations.com/) and in her product descriptions on Beautylish. She shows how her brushes compare to each other if you are deciding between the different shapes. So my best suggestion for anyone shopping for Sonia G brushes is to check out her blog and the product descriptions on Beautylish.

I decided to go ahead and do a post on the Soft Cheek brush because while I can’t dupe this brush, I do think you can get a similar result from some other options. This Saikoho goat hair brush retails for $48.00 and it is often out of stock. Spoiler alert, if you have the budget, it is worth the wait. But I do have some alternative options if you don’t want to spend that kind of money, you’re impatient, or you prefer synthetic fibers.

The Beautylish Gift card event is also coming up starting October 21, 2021 and will last for 4 days. You will receive a $20 gift card for every $100 that you spend. So if Sonia G happens to restock, it could be worth buying some of her brushes during the event.

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Sephora Friends and Family Sale Haul

Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W, Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm, and LYS Aim High Liquid Highlighter in Brave
Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W, Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm, and LYS Aim High Liquid Highlighter in Brave

Thanks to Lili, I was able to get my hands on a code for the Sephora Friends and Family Sale. I just bought a few select items that I knew I’d be able to use and enjoy regularly.

Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W, $43.00

Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation in 410 Bisque W Swatch on Medium Dark Skin
Lancome Teint Idole Stick Foundation – 410 Bisque W (heavy swatch on the left and blended out to the right of that)

I recently posted a full review of this newly reformulated foundation from Lancome. I’ve been using the shade 450 Suede N, which is technically too dark and neutral for me. So while I have really enjoyed the formula, I hadn’t been using it as much since I finished my review. Since I had the 20% off code, I decided to go ahead and get a lighter, warm undertone shade. I haven’t given it a try yet, but if it is too light for my face, I plan to mix in some of 450 Suede N.

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