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Product Review: Amuse Palette

I know…finally right! Sorry, it’s hectic in my world, I wish I could blog all day, unfortunately I also have a real job and surprisingly a life, LOL! I actually write my posts in advance sometimes and save it as a draft, then I just publish it one by one. It’s much easier that way for me…since I love writing, I just break things into sections. :)

I originally submitted this review for the Amuse Palette to Cherry Culture for my Insider Pick (where you can purchase this palette), but they used the KleanColor Palette article instead, so I thought id write one here.

4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Color-Payoff: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

Price: $8 (not including shipping)

What it is: It’s a medium-sized eyeshadow palette with a wide range of color, featuring 2 blushes on the bottom, the darker blush can be used for light contouring or bronzing. Also comes with sponge-tipped applicators and a tiny brush (not pictured).

What I like about it: Comes in a variety of awesome colors in a nice easy-to-open compact palette with a mirror. They are VERY pigmented and have great color payoff, yes similar to MAC if not better, it goes on easily to a smooth finish, and stays on too! Seriously the color payoff is incredible for it being only $8! It’s also great for traveling or for touch-ups, you can just pop this baby in your purse. I think the blushes are cool too, haven’t tried the darker one, but it’s matte so it may be nice for contouring or bronzing. The light one gives a nice flush of rose.

What I don’t like about it: Each POT is too small for me that at times it’s grueling trying to get your sponge-tipped applicator in there or brush to pick up some color, but you adjust to it easily. There’s also a perfume/grandma type smell, nothing bad or nasty, just a perfum-y smell, it’s just weird to me for eyeshadows to have a fragrance…

I like this palette a lot, and it’s cheap! You get so many colors to choose from and all for $8, I like how it has a mirror, blushes, and applicators. Makes it a lot easy to use and readily accessible for a gal on the go!

***There are NO individual names for the eyeshadows, so I did it by ROW (L to R).

Palette with FLASH:


Urban Decay Palette & Technical Issue

I apologize to you ladies who left comments and I have not responded, for some reason the comments never reached my email, but rather was sitting in the queue here on blogger, so I finally approved them all and now I am responding to each on as fast as I can!

Christiana- I’ll try and find some dupes for ya for the MAC lipsticks, I have some in mind but I gotta check the brand and color, so i’ll get back to you on that one.

Sara- The indelible gel eyeliner is available on, I am also selling 2 BRAND NEW Indelible Gel Eyeliners (you can buy them separately); I have “Marcasite” a black with shimmer, and “Ivy League” a hunter green with shimmer. See below. Also I have not tried any products from Lumiere other than their healing concealer, lumi-lips, foundation (sample size), eyeshadow (sample size), and their brushes.

CherryBlossom- The Milani eyeshadows are really affordable! The singles go for anywhere from $2.49-$3.99 depending where you go, the quads I know are around $3 or $4, not more than $5.

So I got the Urban Decay Palette I was eye-ing, and since my boss gave me a gift card, I said why not! I am really digging the vibrant colors in this palette, I love how it comes with applicators, a mirror, AND the popular eyeshadow primer potion!


Also selling Indelible Gel Eyeliner in Marcasite, $12 including shipping (US Only).

Reader Question: Palettes

*sorry I put the wrong link, it’s

Q: I was wondering. You may have mentioned it and I missed it. Do your MAC eyeshadows fit into the Nixie palette? Would Milani eyeshadows fit in it as well?
A: MAC eyeshadow refills and Milani eyeshadows fit into the MAC Palettes, ONLY ULTA eyeshadows and of course Nixie eyeshadow refills fit into the NIXIE Palette only. To order the nixie palette, go to and enter code “1301” for 10% OFF YOUR ORDER!.

More ULTA eyeshadows and depotting…

Ok, I seriously think I have a problem, well rather- an addiction! I cannot stop buying makeup and I am sure it’s hurting my wallet…lol. I had an impulse to go back to the ULTA store again (for those of you who live near West Hollywood, it’s on Santa Monica Blvd.)

I had to take advantage of their “Buy One, Get One FREE” sale on all their cosmetics, and because I still had 6 empty pots to fill in my palette. I picked up: Flirty, Shell, Deep Sea, Peacock, Bloom, and Tiara.

[The swatches are down below].

I also ordered a few things from, I bought their gel eyeliner pot in “Black out” (similar to MAC’s Fluidline in “Blacktrack”) and their eyeliner sealant to make it last all day. I read great reviews on it and a lot of people swear by it, so we’ll see!

My favorite color from the recent batch I bought, “Flirty”:

The swatches:


This is MY method of depotting my eyeshadows to place into my palettes, I use the tiny screwdriver that is in those “eyeglass repair kits” you see at the checkout at drugstores with the red square top, it has a FLAT head to get wedged in the pot of eyeshadow you are trying to depot.

I then peel and apply the LABELS from the original packaging (my ULTA eyeshadow cases) onto the BACK of my palettes for reference so I don’t forget the color…I use GLUE DOTS (which you can get at a craft store like Michaels) which you stick to the back of the label.


Peel it onto the backing:

And voila!

Now my palette is complete!

Nixie Palette Arrived!

My palette from Nixie arrived yesterday and I am so unbelievably happy that it fits all my ULTA eyeshadows as well!

I also went to the MAC counter today and they were doing make-overs for their newest collection “smoke signals”. I just picked me up their eyeshadow in “Freshwater”, I also wanted their pretty neutral brown eyeshadow called “Patina” but they ran out. :( So i’ll try the MAC Store in Woodland Hills….

My Nixie Palette:

A little palette happy….

My NEUTRAL/Highlighting Base Palette, I tried to get Amethyst outta there, but it wouldn’t budge…

Also picked me up a pen holder which I am using as my lipgloss/pencil holder:

My pretty Freshwater!

And lastly, swatches of some of the blues I have:

NIXIE and ULTA Cosmetics

So I figured out that I can fit my ULTA Eyeshadows along with my Nixie Eyeshadows in the Nixie Well Palettes, so I begun depotting all my ULTA eyeshadows to put in the palette and I am quite pleased that they fit perfectly, which means I can get more ULTA eyeshadows!

So far I bought: Gold Leaf, Amethyst, Gold Olive, Marble, Lustre, Turquoise, Camel, and Sterling. Need to buy Peacock and Cashmere.

Forgot the name of the other one…

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