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the Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream Palette Review & Swatches

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the Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream Palette ($32) tops the charts as one of my favorite blush palettes of the Spring season. This arrives just in time for the warmer weather and brings together six fabulously multitasking blushes that can be used on cheeks as well as lips.

You NEED it.

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Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 Review & Swatches

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 Palette

Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 is one of two new blush trios compacts launching for Spring 2014 from our friends at Sleek. Originally when I posted about these new Blush by 3 Palettes my press release had stated they would be powder but I’m quite happy to report that the Sleek Makeup CalifornIA Blush by 3 actually contains three creamy shades of beautiful blush.

Yes, please, perfect for Spring me thinks!

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Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

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This review of the Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette ($36) feels a little late because ALL OF YOU have tried it before me icon smile I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of a matte eyeshadow and blush palette to be honest but if anyone at all was going to change my mind about matte it was Tarte.

Tarte introduced me to mattes I actually LOVED! I think the first time I really dug a matte eyeshadow as when I hauled the original Tarte Jewelry Box Palette that was launched around 2009 or so. That palette had a huge array of eyeshadows in a ton of different finishes and yes, there were mattes in there. No one can deny that Tarte’s super silky matte formula is so easy to work with and use. My experience with mattes up to that point had all been bad. Dry, chalky, with a patchy application that looked horrid on my eyes. Seriously, matte just wasn’t for me.

But in comes Tarte and singlehandedly they change my mind. To this day I’m still a little scared of matte anything but I know if Tarte’s behind the wheel I’m safe.

The Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette reinforces the fact that Tarte knows how to do mattes.

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Em Cosmetics Holiday Life Palette New Year’s Countdown Palette Review & Swatches

Em Cosmetics Holiday Life Palette New Years Countdown Palette

The Em Holiday Life Palette New Year’s Countdown Palette ($29) is one of two limited edition Em Cosmetics launched for Holiday 2013. I love cranberry shades of eyeshadow so this palette was very appealing which is one reason I purchased it.

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Bobbi Brown Bobbi & Katie Palette Review & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Bobbi and Katie Palette

Bobbi Brown and Katie Holmes collaborated and created the Bobbi & Katie Palette ($68) together earlier this Fall. As Bobbi’s first ever spokes model, Katie has made quite an impression in some of the most recent promotional images for collections that have launched the past few months. And with the Bobbi & Katie Palette we get more of what Katie is known for, the girl next door look! Fresh burst of pinks, natural shades of shadow, and colors that are perfect for a natural, pretty look await you in this palette.

Take a look!

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