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LORAC GLOgetter Palette Swatches


LORAC GLOgetter Palette is an affordable limited edition eyeshadow palette that is available exclusively at Ulta and This sleek palette boasts a combination of neutral shades with pops of color as well as matte and shimmer finishes. Here’s what it looks like closed:


Pretty, huh? Ok! Let’s do some swatches!


The swatches above were applied to my arm without aid of an eyeshadow primer. These shadows a super soft, creamy consistency that starts out sheer and builds easily to a semi-opaque finish. Since these shadows are on the sheer side, I will not be wearing them without applying a primer beforehand. Unfortunately, these shades do not have names (or at least they are not listed on the box or palette). The light cream shade that I swatched on the end right of this picture will definitely help the other shades to pop if used as a base on top of an an eyeshadow primer. I think this was LORAC’s intention and that is why it’s pan is one of the largest in the palette.  Let’s take a look at the other shades:


Again, theses shadows apply quite sheerly but you can build on the color. As usual my pictures do not do these true colors of these eyeshadows justice. The royal blue on the left is brilliant! The soft almost mint green shade has a gold shift to it! Gorgeous! My favorite color in the entire palette. This palette although cute and has some winning colors will likely disappoint the majority of people who swatch it since the pigmentation is initially so sheer. However, for $20 this is still quite a steal. Eyeshadow junkies will want to get their fix.

LORAC GLOgetter Palette retails for $20 and is available exclusively at Ulta and

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

Until later,

Heather N King


Dramatic Winged Liner with Purple Lipstick

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The following items are used in this video:

– Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

– Benefit Fakeup hydrating crease-control concealer in “medium”:

– Dermablend Concealer Brush:

– Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation in “7.0”:

– Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush:

– Lorac PRO Palette Eye Shadow:

– Real Techniques Starter Kit:

– Sigma E25 Blending Brush:

– Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer:

– INGLOT Duraline:

– Stila #4 Precision Eyeliner Brush:

– Essence Cosmetics Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eyeliner in “Smokey Grey”:

– Pop Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow!!!:

– Real Techniques Core Collection:

– Essence Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in “Bella’s Secret” (Limited Edition)

– Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in “Warm Glow”:

– Essence Cosmetics Blush Brush

– Wet N Wild Color Icon Lip Liner in “Willow”:

– Graftobian Flat Mixing Spatula:

– INGLOT Freedom System Colour Play Lipstick in “99”

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Essence Cosmetics Cherry Blossom Girl Trend Edition

     I consider Essence Cosmetics one of the best kept secrets in drugstore makeup. I only discovered this European makeup brand a few months ago at my local Ulta, and fell immediately in love. I have hauled this brand on two separate occasions: The first time to try out items from the brand and review them for my YouTube Channel and again when they released their Exclusive Twilight Saga Makeup Collection.

    Cherry Blossom Girl is the the next collection they will be releasing in February 2013. It consists of an eyeshadow quad, eyeliners, false lashes, lip colors, a highlighter pen, blush, nail polish and a shimmering body powder. Let’s take a closer look at these goodies, shall we?

Cherry Blossom Girl Trend Edition 2013

Quattro Eyeshadow

      This cute mix of shimmer and matte eyeshadows is named 01 Dreaming under a Cherry Tree. From my experience, the eyeshadow from Essence Cosmetics can be a touch powdery but the texture is smooth with very good color payoff.

2 in 1 Eyeliner

I am sold on the clever and cute packaging of these dual ended liners. One end produces bold lines and the other keeps it fine for more demure looks. Available in two shades, 01 Big in Japan (classic black) and 02 My Little Kimono (natural dark brown) with a long-wearing formula, these will make great additions to my already too big eyeliner collection.

Paper Lashes

Cute doesn’t even begin to describe these dainty false lashes appropriately named 01 Hidden in Sakura Garden. I’m looking forward to wearing these on a romantic night out with my main man. The downside is that these are artistically cut from paper; therefore, I think they might have a very short shelf life for being worn repeatedly. Save these for special occasions!

 Lipstick Pencil

     Lipstick pencils are a popular trend right now. The majority of them have a glossy finish, but Essence is offering up two shades 01 Cherry Cherry Girl (a strong red) and 02 It’s Peach Not Cherry (a trendy apricot) with a velvet matte finish. I must have these.

Highlighter Pen

     Essence recommends using this light rosé highligher named 01 Konnichiwa Girls around your eyes (I recommend the inner and outer corners) for a brightening lift. The twist up application makes it easy to apply.


    The Cherry Blossom Girl blush in 01 Asian Sensation is a multi-tasking blush. Use the lighter shade as a highlighter on your cheekbones and the darker shade on your apples. Or you can swirl them together for a rosy glow. So cute!

Nail Polish

     Limited edition nail polish available in four shades from left to right: 01 Fortune Cookie (shimmery sunny yellow), 04 It’s Peach Not Cherry (apricot), 02 My Little Kimono (shimmery lilac), and 03 Cherry Cherry Girl (red).

Shimmering Body Powder

     I love the name of this shimmering body powder: 01 Hello Glitty. It has a subtle floral fragrance that offers a fine layer of shimmer. Dust it on your face, neck, collar bones and décolleté for a playful & flirty look.

   For now Essence still has rather limited distribution in the United States. Staple items from their core collection can be ordered online at; however, you will have to visit physical locations to get your hands on the Cherry Blossom Girl collection. Essence can be found at Ulta, HEB, Fred Meyer and Shoppers Drug Mart (in Canada). Once my local Ulta receives this collection, I will haul it and review it.

Have you tried products from Essence? What did you think? Know of other locations where Essence can be found? Please share!

Until later,

Heather N King

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