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Let’s review That time of year by Gourmande girls cosmetics let’s have some tea on it πŸ‘€πŸ«–

I love and have so much admiration for the owner of this brand, she is down to earth and is there for her customers she builds friendships with them which is rare for a brand that does this. For this and other reasons is a pleasure to support this brand but this does not mean I will not be honest in my review and gurrl I have some thoughts on this palette 🧐

Hello my sweets how are you! πŸ₯° How are things? How are you coping with this Pandemic? I hope you are well. Me I am well keeping the fam and myself as safe as possible and living life 🀩 without further ado, let’s jump into today’s episode

I did speak about this brand in a past episode the one I talk about their exquisite palette, its important to note that this brand is 100% Vegan and animal cruelty-free is owned by one Woman her name is Cristina under the Foxy Rose, LLC and she pretty much runs the show for the brand if you know what I mean.

That time of year Palette

The palette consists of a 15 eyeshadow pan palette, the color story is beautiful eye-catching she made this palette in collaboration with three you tubers: the adventures of Xinia, debutawn, and thebrutallyhonestbeauty I don’t watch their channels but by peeking in their IG I can tell they three are very talented I really liked thebrutallyhonestbeauty she makes some really nice makeup looks that are truly beautiful and watching her a little bit on Youtube she emits such a good vibe!

A collab with Aventures of Xinia, debutawn and the brutally honest beauty

The mattes are very nice to feel, they are pigmented except Fuzzy Socks this one is a little sheer on my Medium skin tone is good in my case to use as a transition shade but not alone. I liked that there is little fallout in the pan and on the eyes. I wish they included a black one to deepen things out but overall the selection of Mattes is very pretty my faves are frostbite, sugar plum, and joy πŸ₯° these mattes blend with ease and the colors are fun indeed. And once on the lid last all day.

The shimmers well I am pleasantly surprised! I can tell the brand improved its formula! I feel so happy to report they are more shiny and sparkly! However, there was one shade that did not work for me and that is Twinkling lights it creased on my lids and was patchy I used white concealer and glue primer the other shimmers performed better were not patchy at all. Once on the lid, they last all day. My favorites: the feel and Icicle πŸ₯° Nostalgia was not as shiny as the rest was more subtle. They all feel creamy to the touch.

The packaging is Cardboard which is good helps our planet, the cover is pretty simple I think the packaging is a very important thing to pay attention to. I have bought stuff just for the packaging alone! haha, I feel this packaging falls more on the safe side I know some beauties care a lot for the packaging and feel of a product.

Another thing I would love to see more releases from the brand and bring not only a palette but a collection with it for us to enjoy! I think this palette alone will cover the rest of the year. I understand is difficult for a beauty brand out there in a saturated fierce competition but would love to see the brand just grab the bull by the horns if that makes sense.

The cost of the palette was $ 36 with free shipping since I used a coupon otherwise the cost is $ 39.99 which is a really good price and the shipping time was super fast I got it delivered in no time and I do appreciate it this about the brand. Is in stock now and you can save too my beauty by using code: FEMENINE for 10% off this is not affiliated just for you and me to save some money πŸ™ƒ I give this palette a 9 out of 10! I recommend it to you I see with their improvement on their shimmer formula the brand is heading in the right direction and I look forward to seeing what they will create or evolve to next! I will continue to support this cute brand and I invite you to give it a try who knows you might just become a gourmande girl πŸ₯°

Check out their website here:

https://gourmandegirls.com/

Arm swatches

  • Frostbite – sky blue matte
  • Sleigh Queen – dark purple matte
  • Icicle – Grey purple multichrome that shifts green gold and pink
  • Cherries Jubilee –  brick red
  • Warm and Toasty – medium brown matte
  • Snow Angel- white pearlescent shimmer
  • Silver Bells – silver foiled duochrome
  • Twinkling Lights –  white douchrome that shifts blue and green
  • Fuzzy Socks – nude peachy matte
  • Nostalgia – rich brown shimmer
  • Sugar Plum – medium purple matte with sparkles
  • Joy – vibrant peach matte
  • The Feels -white duochrome that shifts gold and pink
  • Evergreen – rich dark green
  • Cheer – cheerful bright green

Eye looks and Fashion style πŸ’ƒ

Green Izak Eye drink and Tutorial

Final Look and Fashion style

Eye dream and Tutorial

Final look and fashion style

Eye Candy and tutorial

Final look and fashion style

There you have it, my Queens! If you liked give this post a like and follow me on Instagram I am there as beauteeindistress I put photos daily 5 times a week. I hope to see you on my next episode next Monday where I will talk about botox and fillers aha that’s right!

  • Have you tried Gourmande girls cosmetics?
  • Is there a palette from an indie brand that has caught your eye for black Friday?
  • What is your favorite palette in your beauty collection?

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Have a great rest of your week lovies! Be safe out there, lots of hugs and kisses to you. Bye for now 😘

Let’s talk about Meet me in the underworld from Lois cosmetics with 3 looks πŸ‘

I love indie brands! Love how fun, versatile, formulas that are jaw-dropping they have everything my little heart desires, today is no exception we will review another indie brand 😊

Hola how are you my sweets! πŸ₯° I hope you had a nice Halloween with your loved ones and if you don’t celebrate it that’s ok I hope you then had a nice weekend! My weekend was spent at home with my family πŸ‘» Let’s begin with this episode review πŸ™ƒ

From Lois Cosmetics IG

So who are Lois cosmetics you may ask, well this is a very new brand. They started on March 2020 right alongside the Pandemic so they started as I can imagine facing some challenges. Is founded, owned, and operated by a female, her name is Lois and she is a makeup artist they are based in London, the UK they are cruelty-free and vegan which is so nice is important to be a brand that cares for animals, is an environmentally friendly brand they strive to offer recyclable packaging.  I feel happy to support them just for that 😊

The packaging of the palette is cardboard the artwork is nicely inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice a tale of enduring love and loss. Is a 16 eyeshadow pan of mattes, shimmers, and metallic shades.  Is grungy in their words a grungy glam palette.

The shimmers and metallics are not buttery smooth they feel texturized but they apply nicely on the lids. The mattes are smooth and creamy.  A little fallout not too much. In my case I do my eyes first then my face just because of fallout it’s easier and less stressful this way for me 🀭 but if you do your face first just put setting powder under the eye to catch the fallout. I found a little staining on the lid on some shades, keep in mind though that this is because is a vegan formula it’s not permanent will go away in a day and you can hide it with concealer. I’m okay with this is one small sacrifice to not harm animals πŸ™ƒ once put on the lids they will last all day and do not crease on the lids.

The shades all of them are pigmented just a few need builds up on my medium tone skin like Myth and footsteps. The shimmers and Metallic shades are not mind-blowing shiny however they don’t lack pigment and look nice on the lids. My favorite shades are Snakebite, lyre, and enchanted. I am not in love with the palette I just like it, the color story is nice but I found myself wanting in there an Orange, a yellow, and a blue haha but you can create some truly nice looks with this palette as it is. I give it a 7 of 10! I do recommend it to you πŸ™ƒ its very well-reviewed on their website.

Price point I paid $ 33.50 plus International shipping $ 14.79 and arrived fairly fast I think is a good price in total. I used Paypal since my debit card is restricted to be used in the USA. Through Paypal, I can use that very same card and pay either the whole amount, split it into two payments, or do 4 installments which are extremely convenient if you ask me 😊

Here is the link to their website

https://loiscosmetics.com/

Arm Swatches

Per their website:

Poetry: Rose pink shimmer
Lyre: Copper foil shimmer
Enchanted: Yellow toned Green shimmer
Forest: Deep cool toned green shimmer
Eurydice: Soft Peachy Pink Shimmer
Hades: Deep cool toned brown matte
Muses: Cool Rose tone Taupe Foil Metallic
Orpheus: Green Tone Antique Gold Foil Metallic
Snakebite: Warm toned pink Matte
Footsteps: Cool Toned Mauve Matte
Nymph: Neutral Moss Green Matte
Myth: Terracotta Matte
Tragic Love: Deep Red-Brown Matte
Melody: Warm toned Brown Matte
Woodland: Cool-toned Khaki Matte
Underworld: Deep Black Matte

Looks πŸ‘

Cat eye in reverse…green mood πŸ• with tutorial

Final look

Dress is from New York and Co

Eye gift 🎁 with tutorial

Final look

Top and pants from New york and Co

Thaumatrope eye with tutorial

Final look

Top from New York and Co. Jeans from True religion

I hope if you have not tried indie brands that my reviews make you want to try them.. girl you will not look back once you do! Happiness is guaranteed haha. If you are already into indie brands then I’m so happy that is awesome!

Tell me did you pick up this palette? Or do you plan to pick it up? Let me know πŸ™ƒ

If you like this post do give it a like, follow me on my Instagram: beauteeindistress let’s be friends! I put there my everyday look and some short videos.

I wish you my lovies best wishes always, be safe out there, stay glam my friends, bye for now 😘

Pink Religion Palette my thoughts on it with 3 looks πŸ‘€

The pink religion collection from Jeffree Star Cosmetics came as most of his collections were surrounded with drama this one was portrayed mirroring the Catholic religion. I usually don’t care about the drama but this one did annoy me I am not Christian but was raised like one and felt was bad taste to do that on his part towards offending Catholics. This is my favorite brand! I felt turned off πŸ˜‘

Holaa beautiful you out there! Days go so fast right! My week was good, I have been enjoying creating makeup looks and diving into reels on Instagram haha I have seen there really nice people that share the love for the beauty world. How was your week? Are you excited about this new month? Spooky season is here πŸ‘» let’s start this episode πŸ™ƒ

First of all, do you know what an Indie brand is? I did not until last year 😳 and let me tell you I love Indie brands they are amazing! An Indie brand is independently owned and operated by an owner not owned by a parent company some are handmade. In my experience so far with Indie brands, I found their formulas are really good even better I would dare say than mainstream brands. The mattes are more pigmented and shimmers are what dreams are made of! They are a true contender to Mainstream brands. πŸ’ͺ

Jeffree  Star through his Chanel introduce me to his world full of color and pigment that I have not seen at the drugstores where I would buy always my makeup back in the day,  and open the door to indie brands πŸ™ƒ Since Jeffree star cosmetics is my favorite brand even though I have found other indie brands that do make me rethink if JSC is still my favorite brand, well for now just for the lipsticks alone it is so I decided to start reviews of makeup I have bought with JSC cosmetics.

I am not a cancel culture type of person I value the quality of the products and not make it about the person behind the brand so even though I felt turned off I decided to go with my beliefs and bought the Pink religion palette along with 3 lipsticks and the setting spray from the collection. I must confess I said my prayers to our creator asking for forgiveness due to not wanting to offend.

I had played with the palette and got a good feel to it. I do like the colors in it I feel some colors are a bit repetitive like the purples, a brighter orange would be nice. The palette could have been smaller, I think is too many for a pink monochromatic palette it can feel daunting to think about what to do with so many or confined if that makes sense.

The mattes are good they are easy to blend and are pigmented. Saint star needed to be built up a little this is because I have medium skin so a white base helps. The shimmers are ok not mind-blowing sparkly or super fairy-like shiny. One thing you should know about me is that I Ioveee high shine super sparkly out of this world shimmers 😎. The palette claims to have a duo-chrome finish on one of its shimmers and that is for Princess Crown had well is super subtle and I barely see it other indie brands do blow your mind with duo-chrome shimmers but looks beautiful as an inner corner highlight. My favorite shimmer in this palette is Candy Cathedral is really beautiful.

Here are the swatches of this palette on my medium skin tone arm, forgive me I am not a pro in arm swatches πŸ™ˆ and a video 😊

The lipsticks I bought I like and don’t like haha I am not a big fan of his velvet trap formula and to be more clear some colors are creamy and pigmented while others are patchy and weird in this purchase I got both types. Confessional was the best in an application for me creamy and pigmented. Always faithful is creamy and just a little patchy but fixed with building it up a bit more. But Pink Messiah is terrible at least on my lips is patchy and will not look all good with building up I don’t know if lighter colors like these are hard to make but I think he should sell colors like this when he finds the perfect formula. I prefer his liquid lipsticks over this formula even though some of his liquid lipsticks are not perfect when applied.

Swatches of the lippies I bought

I also bought the Holy mist setting spray. I like that you don’t need to shake it every time you apply. The smell is not as good, smells okay but not out of this world wonderful wish the smell would be a bit stronger. The mist sprays too little I have to spray a lot to get the amount I want on my face.

Overall I do like the Pink religion Palette is nice and one can make some cute looks with it. Wish Jeffree will do non-monochromatic palettes to have more possibilities with it when creating looks but I do recommend this palette to buy. The lipsticks I could pass in my opinion best to buy his liquid lipsticks and I also would pass on the setting spray, you can find better choices in the market. I would rate my recommendation from 1 to 10 an 8

I did three looks for you and I am including how I planned them with drawings haha. You see I plan the looks for the week on the weekends, I write them on my phone notes and if needed I would draw the idea. This is to save time in the mornings, I have a full-time job so the time when getting ready counts I save the thinking part by having it all planned out πŸ˜‡

First look: I did a very simple look I tend to do this on Mondays since are the hardest for me in the sense of starting the week after the weekend like getting up late and running against time to be on time at work! haha. I only put the shadow under the waterline at the bottom lash did a splashed color moment at the bottom. Here are the steps I wrote like a tutorial and the final look.

Second look: I did some lines in the outer corner area and focused mostly on the corner. Here is the drawing I did to remind me how I pictured it lol, the mini tutorial and final look.

Third look: I also did some lines like lashes among lashes kinda look haha. Here is the drawing, the mini-tutorial, and the end look.

And there you go gorgeous! I hope you liked this episode. I will review more palettes in the upcoming episodes I will do for the remainder of October Halloween or spooky themed palettes I bought for my collection πŸ‘»

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  • Did you pick up this palette? Or plan to?
  • Have you tried Jeffree Star cosmetics?
  • What is your favorite makeup brand?
  • Have you tried Indie brands?

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Have an amazing rest of your week, be safe out there, play, and have fun with your makeup! Stay glam my friends, kisses and hugs πŸ€— bye for now 😘