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Sunday, March 11, 2012

5 New Beautiful Inexpensive Palettes..


Ok so lately I have been staying away from Hi-End brands and trying to find dupes for them at a cheaper cost. I think I have found the solution. These palettes can be found at several online companies (albeit some may have some drama it seems within the YouTube community). You can find that these palettes come from a parent cosmetics lab in NY named Lady Burd. This lab physically makes the product and then a middleman is able to work with them on the labeling etc. and purchase them in bulk. Now some people find this to be unethical but what some people fail to realize that is common practice in the business community. We see famous people like Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, The Kardashians releasing perfumes which they nor their "people" actually made. They work with labs to get their desired results and its a Win-Win solution. It costs thousands if not millions to develop labs and distribution centers and this cuts down costs and maximizes profits for both companies. All sorts of companies do this which I learned in school so I was not so outraged when hearing this. I think it's better in the long run for the consumer as these companies with the same product have to be competitive in their pricing, usually around $20-$25. You can find these products at several companies:

Manic Panic
Ruthless Cosmetics
Scandalous Cosmetics
Forever Glamorous
Bitchslap Cosmetics
KupCake Kutie Cosmetics

The only thing I would do is research the company before buying anything and do what you feel most comfortable with. 

This is palette number i13A
 This palette is mostly matte colors and I love the 3 highlight colors in the second row. I especially love the dark blue #4 on the top row. It reminds me of Plumage from MAC. I think this palette can create some great color combinations with the 2 oranges on the bottom row. The 2 browns in the second row can be used at crease colors to blend quite well. The bright blue/teal #4 on the bottom row reminds me of Cool Heat, while the purple next to it reminds me of Vibrant Grape.

This is palette number i12A

This palette has wonderful colors. The purplish pink #1 on the second row reminds me of Stars and Rockets while #4 on the bottom row reminds me of Shadowy Lady by MAC. The 3 greens all #5 in their rows are gorgeous !! Great dupes for Steamy or Tilt. #1 on the last row is also a great dupe for Hepcat.

This is palette number i10A
This palette was the one I was most excited about because of the bright colors ! Although I have strayed away from bright, bold colors lately I was loving these colors when I saw them online and they did not disappoint ! The yellow is a great dupe for MAC's Chrome Yellow with better payoff and not as chalky. The #3 blue eyeshadow on the bottom row is a great dupe for Deep Truth by MAC. The #4 shadow in the second row is a beautiful gold color and can be switched out with Gorgeous Gold.The #1 eyeshadow in the top row reminds me of Vex by MAC but not as duochrome.

This is palette i09A
This palette is great in that it has colors from every spectrum. The #1 eyeshadow is my favorite !! It reminds me of Pagan but prettier and brighter. I wore this one with a brown/black crease and got stopped several times yesterday from people inquiring about it. This palette also contains some repeats from the previous palettes, all the 3rd eyeshadows are repeats. This one contains a black which can be essential in creating depth in the crease. The Grey above it is beautiful with a little shimmer.

This palette is wonderful as well. It also carries some repeats as the previous palettes. The #2 eyeshadow in the second row is the GORGEOUS one that is like Bitter/Pagan from MAC. The #5 eyeshadow in the 3rd row is like Plumage and the one above that reminds me of Deep Truth. However, I still love this palette.

I think in my next post I will be putting up swatches and give a more in depth review of each palette as I use them more. I mostly compare them to MAC shades as that is what I know best.

Thanks for stopping by !!!


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