Friday, November 29, 2013

Studio Gear Holiday Palette Swatches, Review, and Look

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Hey everyone! Can you believe we are right on the cusp of December? With the holiday season looming before us with all of its festivities, parties, and good eats in store, your makeup has to be ready to match the glam of the winter season.
I was given the opportunity to test the new Studio Gear Holiday Palette ($25), which includes 4 eye shadows in the perfect holiday colors and one blush (which in my opinion is worth the price of the whole palette).
The palette comes in a slim, small cardboard container with a step by step-how to on the fold out of how to create a holiday smokey eye. The shadows and blush do not have names, but clockwise from top left, I will give you descriptions:
A frosty cream white, a little patchy, performs much better on the eye
A dark, sparkly black. Perfect crease color
A beige gold which can also be used as a highlighter
A shimmery medium grey, perfect all over lid color
Blush: Bright pink with gold shimmer

The outside sleeve of the palette is festive and looks like holiday lights. Pretty! Got me in the mood to decorate instantly!

This is my first experience with Studio Gear. I like the sturdiness of the packaging and the clean layout of the products. You get a lot of product here and everything coordinates well. There isn't that one color that is 'off'.

The texture of the shadows is buttery and smooth, but they don't swatch well on hands...luckily they perform much better on the eyes, which is where they are meant to be anyway. This gives you an idea of the colors. All are sparkly or shimmery, so if you like mattes, this is not the palette for you. But hey, its the season to be glimmery! 

The blush was my favorite part. Smooth, easy to blend, and this brilliant pinky-orange with a hint of gold. Gorgeous! A great compliment to the smokey eye look that this palette creates. Careful though, a little goes a long way. This is super pigmented!

I created a very simple look with this palette in under five minutes to show you that holiday glamour can be as easy as can be! I took the silver shade and applied it all over the lid, blended the black into the crease very lightly, added the cream on my brow bone, and lit the inner corner with the gold highlighter. You can see a hint of the blush on my cheeks here too!

Here is an up close. Sorry my lashes are so wonky (I took a nap before I did this look and they are a little smushed). A smokey eye doesn't have to be intense and black, and you can use the shades in this palette to create looks ranging from day to night easily!

Get the palette here: HERE

And because Studio Gear is so awesome, they have given my readers 10% off any purchase!

Use discount code: SGHOLIDAY

Do you love studio gear? Have you tried this palette? They are having good Black Friday deals too so go and shop your little heart out!

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  1. That blush looks like a dupe for NARS Orgasm!

    1. I don't have NARS Orgasm anymore so I can't check for sure, but from what I remember it sure looks like it.

  2. hahahah this definitely is the season for shimmer! Pretty pretty blush and I'm liking your EOTD :)

  3. That looks like a great palette! I love how the blush comes with it. That's perfect for travel too!

    1. It totally is, just add gloss and foundation!

  4. Hmm that blusher would be my favorite as well! It's something that would likely go with tons of looks. (I've been napping too lately, I feel like a big winter bear. Nap here, there and everywhere.)

  5. Loved the look you created with this!

    I found your blog via Ashley Sue and wanted to stop over and say hi. I am your new follower!

  6. I've never heard about this brand either. Looks like a great value!


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