Morphe 35O Eyeshadow Palette: First Impressions + Swatches

Hello everyone! Happy Friday ❤

Morphe is a cosmetics brand known for their quality makeup brushes and sought after eyeshadow palettes. After hearing raving reviews from (several) YouTube Beauty Gurus, I purchased one of Morphe‘s best-sellers to see what the hype was all about. The 35O – 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette was a difficult product to get ahold of. Although it’s an affordable palette and contains an array of colors, is this palette really worth the hassle and price?

Palette Details

The 35O palette contains 35 natural matte and shimmery eyeshadows. It retails for $22.99 USD (but there are discount codes online!) and it comes in black 9 x 6 1/2 inch case. The case itself is hard plastic and does not include a mirror or any other additional accessories. Also, the eyeshadows in this palette are not labelled on the front or back.


Note: The images below are arranged according to the order of eyeshadows in the palette.


First Impressions

Since the 35O – 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette contains a wide range of shadows to choose from, you can create several different looks with a single palette. The palette is compact and perfect for on the go and travel. The price of the product is one of its best attributes, however, there are some inconsistencies with the formulation. Some of the matte eyeshadows are patchy and others aren’t as blendable.

Have you tried or reviewed this product? Share your experiences below!

Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole




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IPSY Glam Bag | August 2016

IPSY Glam Bag | August 2016

Ipsy is an online beauty subscription where you sample five different products (e.g. mascara, eyeshadows, etc.) mailed in a collectible bag. There’s a lovely theme each month and the products you receive are personalized according to your answers in a quiz, which is taken at the beginning of the subscription.

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday ❤

It’s the last day of August, which means I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy for an entire year! I continue to enjoy the monthly gift in the mail and haven’t (*knocks on wood*) had any major issues with the subscription service. This twelfth glam bag was designed by Michelle Phan herself and I must say, it’s one of my favorites. The theme for August is “Sugar Highness” and Ipsy encourages us to “Live That Fantasy”.

IPSY August 2016 Glam Bag

The products I received August 2016:

  1. Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Treatment by Marc Anthony True Professional 
  2. 20100 maximatte crayon lipstick (in Intimacy) by Lord&Berry 
  3. Neapolitan Palette by Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics 
  4. Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator (in Gleam) by NYX Professional Makeup
  5. Secret Garden Ampoule Masks by Sally’s Box Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Treatment20100 maximatte crayon lipstick in IntimacyJelly Pong Pong CosmeticsNeapolitan PaletteBORN TO GLOW LIQUID ILLUMINATORSecret Garden Ampoule Masks

Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole
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Makeup Geek x MannyMUA Palette: Review + Swatches!

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Today, I bring you the MannyMUA eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Makeup Geek! I’ve seen this palette all over the internet, especially Instagram and Youtube, and due to popular demand, it has been restocked! I was able to purchase one for myself and decided to share with you all my first impressions. For those who do not know MannyMUA, he’s a beauty vlogger with (last time I checked!) over one million YouTube subscribers. He collaborated with Makeup Geek, a cruelty-free cosmetics brand, and came out with this eyeshadow palette. So, is this palette worth the hype? Let’s find out.

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Makeup Geek x MannyMua Palette Details

The palette contains nine eyeshadows and an impressive sized mirror inside. Four of the shadows are part of Makeup Geek’s permanent collection, while the other five shadows were customized by beauty vlogger MannyMUA. Personally, I think the packaging is lovely and feel that there’s a good mix of matte, shimmery, and foiled shadows. This palette is on the pricer side though, retailing at $45, but if you do the math, you’ll discover you actually do save a bit. Each pan of (traditional) powder formulated eyeshadow is about $6 and each foil formulated eyeshadow is $10 at Makeup Geek. So, since this palette has seven powder and two foiled formulated shadows, it would come out to $62 (wow!).

According to the Makeup Geek website, the eyeshadows (which are listed in order of how they’re featured by rows in the palette) are described as:

  • Artemis – “a muted champagne yellow with a shimmery finish”
  • Beaches & Cream* – “a soft peachy beige with a matte finish”
  • Luna – “a medium rose gold with a foiled finish”
  • Cosmopolitan* – “a gold-flecked medium rose with a shimmery finish”
  • Sora – “a medium earthy terra-cotta with a matte finish”
  • Frappe* – “a medium maple brown with a matte finish”
  • Insomnia* – “a warm red brown with blue reflects and a foiled finish”
  • Mars – “a deep cherry red with a matte finish”
  • Aphrodite – “a deep plum brown with a mate finish”

*Note: These eyeshadows are part of Makeup Geek‘s permanent collection. The shade Insomnia is only available for purchase as a loose pigment, with the exception of the pressed version found in this limited edition palette.MannyMUA x Makeup Geek

Final Thoughts

I had never purchased eyeshadows from Makeup Geek Cosmetics (until now), but was pleasantly surprised by both the brand’s professionalism and quality products. MannyMUA’s palette cover had a Gatsby feel to it, due to the black and metallic designs, and I found this palette contains perfect transition shades. The shadows themselves are very blendable and can create simple to full glam looks fit for many occasions. I like how compact the palette is, which will come in handy for traveling this summer, and overall think the palette was worth the splurge. MannyMUA palette swatches

This palette can be worn by anyone and everyone regardless of age or race- I wanted to make sure of that! I worked so hard on this palette and I couldn’t be happier with the results!-MannyMUA

Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole

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