wearable pastels

Something special and festive is coming soon on my etsy shop!! ☺️💖 thecamillastore.etsy.com 💕 It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to come visit so I thought it would be a great time to release a new scarf and print! 🐇✨ On April 14th I’m having an Easter Release at 9AM PST 🐣🐰😊💖 I’m going to have some fun themed goodies going up like this new “Harrietta” giant scarf and print 🐰🌈 I’ll have them available separately as well as a combo.  🐇🐇✨ She looks great both ways but it doesn’t hurt to have options, am i right? 😉 So keep an eye out on my blog and newsletter on camilladerrico.com  for more updates! 😀💞

We’re so close to the Easter Etsy launch tomorrow morning! 😆🐰🐣🐑💕 I am putting up all kinds of fun Easter themed items! ❤ You’re going to see new plates, totes, scarf,  prints, pins, stickers and more! 🍽🛍🖼✨ The Easter release is going to happen April 14th at 9AM PST on thecamillastore.etsy.com! 😊 Make sure you set an alarm because items tend to go quickly! 😉⏰ But if you want to get a sneak peek at the items going up, I will be posting them on my blog a little later this evening on camilladerrico.com/blog! 👉💻 Hope you like all the new goodies! Big hugs! 😙❤

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Spring 2016 9 Artist Shadow Palette #3

Swatches, first-impressions review, and three eye looks done using the MAKE UP FOR EVER Spring 2016 9 Artist Shadow Palette No 3!

I’m a big fan of the MUFE shadows because they have this very intense, creamy feel although I don’t always recommend them for newbies because the pricing of single shadows leans on the high side. So when they came out with the first neutral 9 Artist Shadow Palette for just SGD$69 it was a bit of a dream come true.

For 2016, they are releasing a limited edition Spring palette filled with fresh soda-pop colors. If you love colors in general, and want a mix of soft and strong ones, this is a more wearable alternative than Palette No 2 (limited edition in 2015), which leans towards strong, acidic tones.

This is a fun purchase to add to your collection if you already own some neutrals. It isn’t an item I recommend as a “first palette” purchase because you probably need a few neutral/matte shadows (brown, black, grey, etc) to use as transition and definer shades in the socket and along the lash line. That’s optional of course - if you like colors in the socket and along the lash line just go for it.

What I Like:

  • Colors are a mix of wearable dusty Spring pastels and rich iridescent brights for softer and stronger looks
  • The palette is a great supplement for anyone who wants to add some colors into a collection that is mostly neutral
  • Every single shade is beautifully pigmented and great quality
  • You get great value with 9 x 1.5g shades - each pan is a full-size MAC shadow - at $69. This price usually can’t even get you 2 single MUFE shadows

What’s Lacking:

  • Lack of low-sheen or matte shades as transition or definer colors
  • Only two shades deep enough for the lashes and outer corners, so you need to supplement it with other shadows from your collection

Tips for use:

  • Don’t feel you need to pick all shades from this palette for an eye look; see it as 9 individual shadows. Wear them together, or pick 1 or 2 to supplement another palette or a neutral look.
  • Most of the shades in this palette pair quite well together so feel free to experiment. Try vertical columns, horizontal rows, diagonal, and more. (I just wouldn’t wear the bottom row altogether as they’re all too pale.) Other than that, go to town with it.
  • For 2 of the 3 looks I did above, I used a matte brown shadow in the socket. That’s often all you need to “complete” this palette.