Ooh La La Palette by Colourpop

What is it?

9 pressed eyeshadow palette “Ohh La La” by Colourpop

Product Claims

“You’re like really pretty…. So you agree, you think this pink 9-pan palette is really pretty! Includes a mix of matte, metallic, and satin shadows, this palette is your go-to for the trendiest pink looks right now.”

Colors from L to R: moon struck, caddy, trove,sandbar,opulent,big sugar,poodle,soft core,tickled

Pros

Shade Range

Buildable

Pigmented

Price

Cruelty Free

Cons

Fallout

Stains eyelids

Overall Rating: 4.8/5

Ohh La La is the sister palette to “Its My Pleasure” this 9 pressed eyeshadow palette has a good selection of pink tones. This is a eyeshadow palette I would use when I want to play up my eyes with some color and I love the color “Sandbar” it’s a fun neon pink shade.

Now on to the things I didn’t like about the palette, Similarly to the It’s My Pleasure Palette I noticed when washing off my eye makeup (I don’t use any eye pads to remove my makeup) there was a slight stain from the eyeshadow which I was able to remove after re-washing my face and used a oil based makeup remover (read more below) I recommend using a primer on your lid to reduce staining but I still have the same issue of some fallout with these eyeshadows, but if you can get passed that (as I can) this is just another pretty affordable palette from Colourpop.

** I also want to throw out there that I read online and watched through a few YouTube videos and noticed that when trying to keep a product vegan/cruelty free certain dyes such as red30-40 is used to form the desired shade which can cause some staining because it’s a direct dye, while most non-vegan formulas use carmine which is crushed insects. Interesting huh?!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit Review

What Is It?

A hi lighting and contouring kit for the face

Product Claims

“This best-selling, easy-to-use palette contains three highlighting and three contouring shades that work together to help you sculpt, define, and enhance your natural features. Create the illusion of higher cheekbones, a smaller forehead, a softer jawline, or a slimmer nose with these smooth, velvety formulas that blend seamlessly while imparting a subtle, dewy sheen. “

Pros

Color variety
Build able coverage
Blendable

Cons

Price
Drying

Overall Rating 3.5/5

Before I give a detailed review, I purchased the contour kit last month when Macy’s had a online sale bringing down the price from $40 to $25 making it a good bargain buy. I am a fan of the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand from the dip brow pomade to the brow wiz but I just can’t seem to love this product nor work well with it. I read online that this cream contour kit is best for those with dry skin however I have oily skin which might play a role in its performance. [ABH also makes a powdered version of the contour kit]

I find the color selection to be good however the warm coral color is very tricky to work with, I used it around my eyes specifically focusing on my vitiligo and that was a hit and miss. Some days the warm coral and cream combination worked really well under my eyes but sometimes It didn’t (perhaps using too much warm coral or not enough) Now I know some of you might be thinking “well this isn’t specifically a concealer for under eyes” but it’s pigment and texture can work as one.

Overall yes I will say its good for hi-lighting and contouring If you know what you’re doing. If you are a contour newbie this product is tricky. Personally I contour my cheeks with a powder bronzer because I find it easy to use and blend. I will most likely use this either for photographs or for my youtube videos but I don’t see myself making this palette an every day makeup necessity.

note that cream based contours always work best with synthetic brushes. I find my Real Techniques brushes to work well for contouring.