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CCO Mini Haul

4 Feb

CCO Haul!

Hello again! Here is another mini haul from my latest trek out to CCO. I have been wanting this Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick from Bobbi Brown since I swatched it at the CCO months ago. Finally broke down and snagged it up. Review and swatches coming soon. I also found an eyeshadow that I think has been discontinued because I couldn’t find it on MAC’s website when I went to order purples a few weeks ago, and that is the white-looking shade called Vellum. I also ended up picking up my very first pigment, Melon. Lastly, in scouring the MAC lipsticks I  found the non-Wonder Woman version of Marquise D’, which I wasn’t looking for but was happy to have found! I really liked that color when I had seen it swatched but despised the WW packaging (sorry if you like it, it’s a personal preference thing!).

Here are swatches of the MAC items I snagged:

Marquise D' lipstick, Melon Pigment, Vellum Eyeshadow

I am liking everything so far. Vellum is so unique. It shines purple/pink/white depending on the light. It is soft, and buildable but I was a little disappointed in the pigmentation. Melon pigment was not a surprise to me, I have swatched this before but I don’t generally like pigments and loose shadows so I tend to stay away from them. Melon is such a beautiful bronzey-gold-rose shade. It is like the loose shadow version of Rubenesque Paint Pot. Marquise D’ lipstick goes on smooth and is a very neutral shade that I imagine will go with many skintones and match any look. It has a slight shimmer to it as well.

I have never been disappointed with the items I have been able to find at any CCO I have been to. Have you ever stopped in one? What discontinued or limited edition items were you able to find?

Small Cherry Culture Haul

1 Feb

I will be swatching and reviewing these items in upcoming posts. The items I purchased:

– NYX Blush in Raisin (Michele1218 recommended this blush and I love it!)

– NYX lipsticks in Fig and Rose (as seen swatched by Tiffany on WillWorkForMakeup)

– NYX Glitter Cream Eye Palettes in Sweet Chocolate Browns and Royal Violets

– Milani Dressmaker nail polish

– Lip Balm- came free in my shipment–thanks Cherry Culture!

But for this post, I will show you the NYX Raisin blush. When I first saw it in the packaging it looked similar to NARS Douceur. Upon further investigation it is different, but both are more subdued. Take a look:

NARS Douceur and NYX Raisin

NARS Douceur (L) and NYX Raisin (R)

They look more similar in the pan than when they are swatched on the skin. Doesn’t everything seem to go that way? Anyhow, I really enjoy this NYX color. I wore it today and it looks so natural and is one of the easiest blushes to blend that I own, seriously. What do you think? Which of these blushes would you wear? I definitely enjoy the NYX price better at about $4 compared to the $26 you will pay for a NARS blush!