Marvelous Monday my makeup loving friends. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I spent too much time in the yard on Saturday. I’m still dehydrated and recovering. Enough about that, what we really want to talk about is makeup, am I right? As per usual, I am going to review some items from my monthly BoxyCharm box. You can check out what all was included in my July box, as well as the pricing for the items reviewed today by following the link here.
First, today we are going to talk about the Butter London Palette Natural Goddess.
This is a very pretty palette. I like the natural and earthy undertones. When I look at this palette, I think of the earth. The brown, green and blue shades make me think of the earth and water.
I tried to do a swatch test for you, but I am still new at the whole swatching thing and I don’t ever want to ruin a pretty pot of eyeshadow for a swatch on my arm. I am afraid they came out a little light but here is an idea of the shades against my very pale arm.
The green was probably was my favorite surprise of all of the shades. It was more neutral and pretty then any of the shades honestly. The brown as a matte shade was probably intended to be a good blendable shade but I really struggled with it guys. I believe I need to work on my blending skills so I am not going to totally blame the shadow. Here are some pics with the shades actually for looks throughout the weeks I have tried this palette.
I had a hard time with pics for this post. My makeup in the morning just never wanted to play along. I did not feel like I could make as many complete looks as I would have liked with this palette. It had too many shimmer shades and not enough mattes to really create full looks. I will continue to use this as a supplement to other pallets for little pops of great earthy tones.
The palette for me, based on the fact that the shades are pretty but not super pigmented, it is really not a stand alone palette and the blendability is questionable, I am going to rate this 💄💄💄 out of 5.
I also have been using the Ofra Liquid Lip in shade Santorini.
The formula went on so smooth and pretty. I really loved the feel on my lips. The scent was not noteworthy in a good or bad way. It was almost non-existent. This was considered to be a long lasting liquid lippy so I wanted to see how it would do. This shade was very bright pink which is not something I normally wear. I will be honest, I have not worn this as many days as I would have liked but I did remember to do a beginning of the day and an end of the day pic without reapplying so that could see how long lasting it really wears.
As you can see from the pics above it is a really pretty shade. However, short of a slight stained pink on my lips at the end of the day, it didn’t really last that long. Reapplication after lunch, etc. would definitely be necessary. I did really like that it did not leave my lips feeling extremely dry. I would say that this is a pretty good liquid lipstick. The shade is really beautiful, I should probably be more open to the bright colors.
Long lasting leaves a bit to be lacking but the shade and overall feel of this product is excellent. I’m going to give a good feel a higher score over the pain of having to re-apply and give this product 💄💄💄💄 out of 5.
Hope you enjoyed this review. Let me know if there are other products you would like me to try that are not associated with my BoxyCharm box each month.
Love and 💄,