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Whip Hand Cosmetics Loose Pigment Eyeshadow Camo Collection


     Whip Hand Cosmetics Loose Pigment Eyeshadow Camo Collection has been on my wishlist for a while. I finally stopped procrastinating and picked it up. If you are not familiar with Beauty Army or Whip Hand Cosmetics, allow me to make a quick introduction.

      Beauty Army is one of many beauty subscription box services that has popped up recently. What sets this  service apart from others is that for $12 a month, you can CHOOSE the items that you want to try. You actually decide and know which goodies you will be sampling every month. If the current month’s selections do not appeal to you, you can skip that month without cancelling or getting charged.

     It is through Beauty Army that I learned about Whip Hand Cosmetics. I even posted a video about my first impression of Whip Hand Cosmetics in October 2012. If you want to check that out, I’ve queued the video to start at that exact point:


     If you haven’t heard of Whip Hand Cosmetics it is most likely because they are an independent makeup company based in Detroit and founded by makeup artist Riese Lauriat. To spread the word about their great makeup for pros and novices alike, Whip Hand has made four  limited edition shades of deluxe size samples of their gorgeous loose pigment eyeshadows available exclusively at Beauty Army.

     Their deluxe size samples made exclusively for Beauty Army are rather impressive. Don’t let the tiny size fool you; that’s $4 worth of product in there! I liked their deluxe sizes so much that I originally planned on purchasing the full sizes. They retail individually for $14. But then they released a limited edition keepsake tin that contained all four shades – FULL SIZES! The collector’s edition keepsake tin houses the limited edition shades Locked & Loaded, Green Beret, Special Forces, and Medal of Honor.


      As always I am sucker for great packaging! It’s really impressive how much thought and care Whip Hand Cosmetics has put into the packaging and presentation of their products. I don’t know why I waited so long to add this to my collection. The price is really quite excellent at $42. When you break down the math that means the full size loose pigment eyeshadows are only $10.50 each (normally priced $14 individually) and the keepsake tin is FREE! Another bonus is that there is still room left over to keep a few other things inside of it. An eyeshadow base or eyeshadow primer maybe?


     As usual my amateur photographs do not do this product justice. It is really a great ensemble! I will do swatches in a separate blog post to keep this from turning into a novel.

     Whip Hand Cosmetics Loose Pigment Eyeshadow Camo Collection is available exclusively at Beauty Army and retails for $42.

     To learn more about Whip Hand Cosmetics, please visit

What do you think of this limited edition collection? Are you going to pick it up before it’s gone? I would love to hear from you! Comment and subscribe!

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

INGLOT Colour Play Lipstick Swatches


     Oh, happy day! My INGLOT order arrived in the mail today! Whoo hoo! It was lust at first sight when I saw the promo email for these new lipstick shades. It was love at first touch when I swatched them for this blog post. INGLOT lipsticks have a reputation for being extremely pigmented, creamy and long-wearing. These new shades uphold that proud reputation.

     Each Colour Play lipstick can be purchased in an individual square pan for $6. These fit beautifully into their Freedom System Palette 10 Eye Shadow Square ($16). My only complaint about the shades of INGLOT products is that they lack cute names. No “Russian Red”. No “I’m Not Really a Waitress”. No “Fine-One-One”. Shades of INGLOT lipstick, eyeshadows, gel eyeliners, et cetera are identified by numbers. The new shades of INGLOT Colour Play lipstick are named: “91″, “92″, “93″, “94″, “95″, “96″, “97″, “98″, “99″, & “100″.


I hope this picture helps you to remember the forgettable names of these unforgettable lipstick shades.

Without further ado, here are the swatches (also labeled for your convenience):


    I’m really feeling shades 92 and 93 since St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. I’m brainstorming an ombre lip look….

    INGLOT Colour Play Lipstick pans each retail for $6.

    INGLOT Freedom System Palette 10 Eye Shadow Square retails for $16.

     INGLOT Colour Play Lipsticks are available at INGLOT boutiques, INGLOT counters, and

     What do you guys think of the INGLOT Colour Play lipsticks? I would love to hear your opinions! Please comment and subscribe.

     Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

MAKE UP FOR EVER 11 Foundation Palette Review & Swatches

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MAKE UP FOR EVER 11 Foundation Palette is available exclusively at MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques.

This is not a sponsored post. I have purchased this item using my own funds.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Los Angeles Boutique Tour

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I recently visited MAKE UP FOREVER in Los Angeles, CA to stock up on some essentials for my makeup artist kit. Enjoy the tour!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Robertson Blvd 132 South Robertson Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90048