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Hi Everyone!

 

So excited to share some new work with you!

Check out recent Images of the Lovely AnnaLisa and Emely, shot by Chris Loupos In Philadelphia.

Enjoy!

-R

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Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

A product that I’ve recently acquired but have yet to write about is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette.

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Available at Sephora and retailing for only $46, this magnetic palette is a key item to throw in my bag and keep with me all day. Unlike the Anastasia contour kit, this palette has a huge mirror which is great for on the go applications and touch ups.

 

3 lighter shades and 3 darker, all provide fabulous pigmentation while still keeping their blend-ability. The lightest highlight and banana colors, Lucid and Lyric, are pretty standard to most contour kits in the past year or so. The third lightest shade named Levitation is more of a peach color. I find this color to work well for under eye circles, layered as a base blending the other lighter shades out. The 3rd tray in most other powder palettes, is usually some kind of shimmer highlight. I rarely find myself using those shimmer shades however, they do look nice on Brides.

 

Now, all of the contour colors in the palette are great. The darkest shade, Subconscious, reminds me of the deepest color in my Master Class palette, just slightly warmer. The medium shade, Sombre, is fabulous for all over bronzing. And the lightest contour shade is Shadowplay. This color reminds me of the muddiest color in the Anastasia palette, but again slightly warmer with some orange tones. Blending all 3 of these colors starting with the deepest into my highlight, sculpts the perfect cheek bone. I also like the tiniest bit of the deep Subconscious shade around the hair line and jaw bone to bring color and shape to the face.

 

Something fun I’ve used this palette for: Smudging out my eyeliner using the darkest shade Subconscious. Personally, I love to wear my eyeliner to the shape of my eye, not too overdrawn, and smudged out. To achieve this look I first start with a gel pencil liner. After smudging my liner with a brush to the shape of my eye, slightly higher on my outer corners, I then set the liner with a black shadow. Using the darkest color in the Kat palette, I create a shadow above my liner, ultimately blending the black shadow with the brown shadow, blending up towards my crease. The color seems to fade out with no distinctive lines. Give it a try!

 

Overall, I really enjoy this palette. The price point of $46 is incredibly reasonable for the size of the pans but the colors are truly what make the Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette shine. Long lasting and rarely requiring a touch up, this has been my favorite highlight and contour purchase thus far. I don’t know that I’ve found anything negative about it and would highly recommend it to others! 🙂

 

Have you tried this palette? Please share your reviews!

Questions? Leave a comment!

 

Thanks for reading!

Stay fabulous, friends!

 

-R

Quickie post: some late night thinking out loud

Hi guys!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by and reading my posts! I really appreciate all the inquiries, emails, comments, shares and likes I receive! This blog wouldn’t be much without that critical feedback 🙂 Keep it coming!

 

… I was just restlessly sitting here thinking about how much I love writing, updating, editing and posting new content on this site. It’s literally like a dear diary sometimes.

 

It’s such release to sit here and think out loud. I think, I type, I dont like it, I delete. Too easy. And then I start all over again…

 

…I’m dying to purchase and write about these new NARS Audacious matte lipsticks. I think I’m going to raid Sephora tomorrow for some new purchases. I’ve also been seeing a lot of the holiday kits and palettes… And we all know how much of a sucker I am for an awesome palette.

I’ll keep you guys updated on my purchases. Keep a look out for some more “old blog content” posts, I have a few more id like to add to rachealdoucettebeauty.com

Stay fabulous babes 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-R

Smashbox Master Class Palette III

I recently purchased the Smashbox Master Class Palette III at Sephora and I can’t believe that I haven’t written about it yet!

This Palette is absolutely amazing! One side contains your contour, bronzer and highlight along with 16 neutral toned shadows. The right side is the color palette.

As always for Smashbox, the colors are highly pigmented and intense. Both the matte and shimmer colors are beautiful. I’ve literally used the palette everyday since I bought it.

Each side snaps out from the book-like case for easy transport. Too easy! I actually just bring the entire palette with me in my bag or kit 🙂

This baby was hard to find… I had to stalk it out at Sephora for a while but it was totally worth the wait and for only $65, a total steal.

If you’re into palettes as much as I am, go check this out at Sephora. I promise you’ll fall in love 🙂

 

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Lorac Pro Palette

I recently acquired a new must have: the Lorac Pro Palette!

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This baby is gorgeous. I’ve had my eye on it for a few weeks and finally decided it needed to be mine. I’ve only seen it in store a few times. The day I went to pick mine up, it was out of stock so I ordered it from Ulta.

This palette is a must have for me. I can accomplish so many looks from one versatile palette, which totally cuts down on what I need to carry in my kit.

The colors are all fantastic and all have great pigmentation. The top row houses matte colors ranging from white to black, with the bottom row in all sheer shimmer colors. Basically the essentials to build anything. I’m in love.

I’ve used this palette to create a variety if looks. Soft bridal looks can be achieved by using the pink, mauve, espresso, white and cream colors. While the deep purple, black and espresso colors can be used to create a slightly more dramatic look. I’ve even used just the different shades of brown to smoke out my eye for that perfect Kim K look.

Not only is this now an essential to my kit, it’s also an essential to my personal makeup bag. I would highly recommend checking out the Pro Palette next time you’re at Ulta. Oh and word on the street, the lines now available at Kohls.

The Lorac Pro Palette retails for $42- best price ever! Check it out and make sure to let me know what you guys think in the comment section below!

-R