Sephora Microsmooth Multi-Tasking Baked Face Palette (Captivate)

Sephora Microsmooth Multi-tasking Baked Face Palette in Captivate Swatches

Brand new to the Sephora Collection line up, this face palette in their Microsmooth formula also comes in a lighter version called Enchant. Their Microsmooth face powder has been raved about for years so I had high expectations for this release. I liked the color selection of the darker palette (Captivate) and I actually thought that I’d be able to use every shade. I don’t have that thought often when it comes to face palettes.

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Coloured Raine Peach Loyalty and Rose Love Highlight and Blush Duo Swatches

Coloured Raine has relaunched their highlight and blush duos from the Power Collection in different packaging. I purchased two duos with the original release, so I thought I’d share some swatches.

The Coloured Raine website doesn’t actually list which of the new shade names match up to the Power collection, but I think I have it figured out.

  • Peach Loyalty was previously Call the Shots (swatched below)
  • Rose Love was previously Damage Control (swatches below)
  • Mauvelous was previously My Day One
  • Love Affair was previously Prove My Loyalty

If you think I’ve made a mistake, please let me know in the comments section so I can make the correction.

Now, for my swatches. Enjoy!

Peach Loyalty (previously Call the Shots), $20.00

Coloured Raine Peach Loyalty (previously call the shots) Highlight and Blush Duo Swatches on medium dark skin
Coloured Raine Peach Loyalty (previously Call the Shots)
Coloured Raine Peach Loyalty (previously call the shots) Highlight and Blush Duo Swatches on Medium Dark Skin
Coloured Raine Peach Loyalty (previously call the shots)
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Pat McGrath Divine Blush Review and Swatch (Paradise Venus)

Like many in the beauty community, I was very excited about this launch. Even though a lot of reviews started to get released the day I placed my order I decided not to watch or read any until I had the chance to try this blush for myself. I really just wanted to enjoy this product without any ideas of how it performs or doesn’t perform for other people. I also wanted to just use it like a “normal” makeup user without trying to review it at the same time. I received my package on Friday, May 28th and I didn’t waste any time, I started wearing it the next day. I ended up really happy I made that decision not to check reviews and just have fun with it.

Pat McGrath Divine Blush Review and Swatch on medium dark skin (Paradise Venus)
Pat McGrath Paradise Venus

I have really tested this out and tried it over different foundations and with different brushes, so this is by no means a first impression. I want to make that clear, not to hate on first impressions, but to point out that you can have different experiences working with something in different ways. Hopefully, I can explain my experiences well enough to help you make your own decision on whether or not this would be a good purchase for you personally.

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Makeup Geek Blush (Covet)

I told you about my bronzer problem in the past and did a comparison post of my bronzers last summer, but my blush problem is worse ūü§ę. So although my last two posts were about blush, I’ve got another one for you.

I have a love-hate relationship with this formula. I love this color, it is very flattering on me. The satin finish looks healthy on my dry skin and it doesn’t accentuate any of the texture on my cheeks. The formula is easy to blend and can be applied sheer or built up for more pigmentation.

Makeup Geek Covet, $14.00 (compact) or $9.99 (refill pan)

Makeup Geek Blush Covet swatch on medium dark skin
Makeup Geek Blush – Covet
Makeup Geek Blush Covet swatch on medium dark skin
Makeup Geek Blush Covet

Now for the hate part of the relationship. It kicks up extra powder in the pan. If you read my reviews, then you already know I don’t like powdery formulas. I’ve tried a fluffy brush and a dense brush and they both make a bit of a mess. I just personally don’t like using powdery formulas, but I keep coming back to this one for the shade and finish. It is beautiful. So if you don’t mind the powder, it is worth checking out.

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