May 23, 2020

Juvia's Place Mini Palettes - Swatches + FOTDs

Psst...if you're looking for affordable, crazy pigmented eyeshadows and you haven't tried Juvia's Place, you really should. The brand is inspired by the vibrancy of Africa and their eyeshadows reflect that.

About Juvia's Place:
Africa is not only the birthplace of humanity, it’s the birthplace of all beauty. Juvia’s Place was created to celebrate the rebels, rulers and queens of the African kingdoms of long ago, who emulated and honored beauty through their soulful and innovative techniques that the top beauty gurus still use today. Inspired by the queens before us, Juvia’s Place offers the richest, most vibrantly-pigmented essentials for the eyes, face and lips to take you from the office, to the Caribbean islands, and everywhere in between!

I have quite a few of their palettes and love each one, but some of their newest releases are the color specific mini palettes. The Violets, The Nudes, The Chocolates, and The Berries, all running $14 each, or $52 for the set. Keep scrolling for swatches (on dry skin, no base, swiped once)and some FOTDs!

The Violets

April 6, 2020

Fall Vibes with the Juvia's Place Nubian 2 Palette

I decided to play with some Juvia's Place makeup a few days ago and the Nubian 2 palette was calling my name. As usual, I didn't really have a goal for the look, but I did forget just how pigmented Juvia's Place eyeshadows are so this look almost got out of hand really fast. I was able to save it though, and I ended up loving the fall look I ended up with. Fall-inspired makeup is my favorite!

The exact eyeshadows and placement are listed below.

March 29, 2020

Bright Glittery Eyes with Nude Lips

A few days ago on my Instagram stories I had people vote for which look they wanted me to create.

Bright or black smokey eyes
Glitter or no glitter
Nude glossy lips, bright lips, dark matte lips, or black lips

The results were SO close with all the choices, but bright, glittery eyes with nude glossy lips was the winner. I was excited because it gave me the chance to really play with the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Volume 2 palette, which is pretty amazing. The eyeshadows layer so beautifully and blend really well. I was really impressed with it!

As always, full product details are below. Oh and if you want to follow me on Instagram... @jmarieonline.

March 24, 2020

Lots of Colourpop Looks

I've been using a lot of Colourpop lately because it's just awesome and has easily become one of my favorite brands, so I thought I'd post all of my recent looks here complete with a list of the eyeshadows I used.

Enjoy! :)

Base: MAC Painterly Paintpot
Eyeshadows: She's A Rainbow Palette - Hold Me Down (lid), Big Sugar (crease), Sunkiss'd and Centerfold (crease/browbone), Sandbar (outer corner), Seeing Stars and Do or Dough (bottom lashline)
Mascara: Loreal Lash Paradise Waterproof (upper lashes), Colourpop mascara in Blue Ya Mind (bottom lashes)

February 24, 2020

Colourpop She's A Rainbow Palette | FOTD and Tutorial

It's not often that I do looks like this anymore. all. But I was in the mood for it, so I pulled from a really old FOTD that I did for Makeup 4 All e-zine back in 2010. It's like the 10 year challenge, makeup edition. It was fun to see how the look changed.

No false lashes
Thicker brows
Used more of my eye space
Fairer skin
And I'm glad I paired it with a bold lip this time.

For my old look I used the Coastal Scents 88 palette (who remembers when those were super popular?). This time I used the Colourpop She's A Rainbow palette which is just phenomenal. As always, you can use whatever you want.

More photos, a picture tutorial, and a full product list are below!

2010 vs. 2020