Real Her ~ Shadow Palette II : Do Your Squats

This was an eyeshadow palette I received in my June #Boxycharm box. It is such a great palette to receive in a subscription box just judging from package quality right away.

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Swatching the shadows with my finger was actually pretty disappointing. They were super powdery and had no pigment coming up. I know not everything swatches well with you finger though so I didn’t let that discourage me immediately.

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Once I started swatching the shadows with a brush everything came put really soft, creamy, and pigmented. There is a good assortment of shimmer and matte colors. This palette I found to be a great everyday palette of neutrals without being boring! There are dark enough shadows in here that you can pump a neutral look up to go out.
The packaging is solid and quality and features a decent size mirror. It’s not too big so it’s perfect for travel, but you still get 9 different shadow colors to work with.

Overall I found this palette to be a quality, versatile palette that is compact enough for on the go. Real Her advertises that 20% of all profits go to charity that empowers women. With the price of $28 for 9 shadows, nice solid packaging with a mirror, and all the “feel goods” from giving back you really can’t go wrong.

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Artist Couture ~ Diamond Glow Powder “Illuminati”

I received the Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati in my #Boxycharm box this June. I was extremely excited about this one. You see this one all over Instagram all the time. It gives the best glow, but is it really that great?

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Duh! Yes, of course it is! Although I did not particularly like the brush that came in the box that I think they were trying to spin to be used with the loose highlighter. Since it is a loose highlighter I would prefer a brush that is going to give me a little more control over the powder.

Now as for the Diamond Glow Powder that was fantastic. I was a little nervous initially since it is a loose powder and it is super shimmery.  I thought it was just going to be a mess of glitter all over the place. Now with the brush that came in the box with it that was the case. If you use a smaller highlighting brush, with a little bit of control, that is not the case and it’s a beautiful product.

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Illuminati has a nice white gold sheen with its infamous blinding glow. It really did live up to what you see in makeup videos. I would like to try the other colors to make a better opinion across the board though.

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