review: touch in sol metallist & glitter duo

Happy Monday, loves! This week we are taking a look at another eye product! If you spend anytime around the beauty community you have probably heard a blogger raving about this duo. Lets see if its worth all the crazy hype.

prices range:

$25.00 at sephora.com

$25.00 at urbanoutfitters.com

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I own the shade margaret which sephora describes a champagne. I definitely wouldn’t call this a champagne shade it is much more on the copper spectrum. Now because of everyones good words, I had high expectations for this shadow duo. Luckily, all of those were met!

The liquid side has a flat sponge-like applicator that smooths on the shadow easily. You will still have to blend out edges with a brush but I love how pigmented the product comes out even on the applicator. Often I have issues where the product only comes out as foiled and smooth if I apply it to my finger first but this one smooths on perfectly. The liquid is not too oily or too thick. It is the perfect consistency for a liquid shadow and allows you enough time to place the foil on top before it dries. Once it does dry you don’t have to worry about any transfer or smearing, it is locked in place.

My favorite part of the duo is the foil side. The applicator is slightly curved and rubber which allows you to to really pack on the foil while minimizing the mess. There still is a little fall out but I think its worth it for the final product. I don’t have any other product that creates a look like this one does. It truly does look like foil. Its super metallic but also creates a unique texture that I really enjoy.

The duo comes in six shades and I will definitely be grabbing more in the future. I think this is a definite thumbs up and would suggest any of you who like glitter or metallic shadows pick this one up. Let me know if any of you have given this a shot & what you think!

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review: dose of colors eyedeal duo

Happy Monday, loves! This week we are taking a look at a product that I haven’t seen tons of blogger talk about, dose of colors eyedeal duo. The duo contains a cream shadow and a glitter in a dual layered container.  The product comes in 13 different shades from more neutrals to stand out greens.

prices range:

$25.00 at doseofcolors.com

$25.00 at ulta.com

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I purchased the shade disco because I have been looking for a good silver glitter for quite a while. I like the product in concept but not as much in execution. I think its a great idea to have a cream shadow or primer to help lock in the glitter but this one didn’t work for me. I found the cream to be too oily and slippery to actually secure the glitter and it feels as though it moves around on your lid. I much prefer the Too Faced glitter glue to secure my glitters.

On the other hand I do actually enjoy the glitter. It is vibrant and very finely milled. It is not as chunky as most of my other glitters and ends up looking a little more metallic rather than glittery which is not necessarily a bad thing. As with all glitters, it is pretty messy. I think you’re best bet for decreasing the mess is using a more tacky primer than the one that comes with it.

Although I like the glitter, I find the price tag to be too steep for what you are getting. I much prefer my violet voss glitters that will only put you out $9.00 each. If you’ve had your eye on one of these duos for a while than go ahead and grab it, just know you might not get much use out of the cream. If you are just looking for a good glitter or want to get started in using glitters, I would check out violet voss glitters and splurge a little on a better primer like the too faced glitter glue!

As always leave me any suggestions for new posts you’d like to see. Donโ€™t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Also follow my instagram @institutionbeauty to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Monday, loves.
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review: artist couture diamond glow powder

Hello loves! Today we are taking a look at one of instagram’s hottest products. A lot of you have probably seen videos of tons of beauty gurus raving over these highlighters. The clips of bloggers swatching the loose highlight have gone completely viral on every social media site. So I decided to order one and put it to the test!

prices range:

$26.99 at artistcouture.com

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I ordered the shade coco bling which is one of the lighter shades in the range. The collection does offer a wide range of shades for all highlight needs which I greatly appreciate. The product is a loose powder which can be kind of messy if you aren’t entirely careful. This highlight is meant to be super finely milled and pack a serious highlight punch. I’ll admit from all of the hype I had seriously high hopes for this product that weren’t entirely met.

I love a super intense highlight but I expect it to be smooth, creamy and not have any chunks of glitter. The diamond powder is not as smooth as I hoped. I feel like once its on my cheeks it is super glittery and doesn’t give that JLo glow more like a 9 year old girl playing with costume makeup glow. I much prefer my becca or anastasia highlighters to this one. Those may not be as immediately intense but build up beautifully and don’t have any glitter.

If you want a poppin’ highlight to give you glow and not glitter I would skip out on this one. As always leave me any suggestions for new posts you’d like to see. Donโ€™t forget to subscribe to my blog on the right hand side of the page, so you receive updates when I post. Also follow my instagram @institutionbeauty to get updates and see the makeup looks I create! Thanks for all the love & support. Talk to Monday, loves.
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