Smashbox Master Class Palette #3 | A Clothes Look

Were you around when I reviewed the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette? Well, if so you know how much I hated it (I’m honest).  That was my first attempt at Smashbox products and it put a sour taste in my mouth for that company. The Smashbox Master Class Palette #3 has changed my views completely.  

This palette is available at Sephora (where I purchased it) for $65.00.  This collection contains: 32 “photo op” eyeshadows, 3 blushes, 1 contour shade, 1 bronzer shade, 1 highlighter, 4 “get the look” instruction cards and several blank face charts.   

 

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This palette comes in very sturdy, book-like packaging.  This palette has weight to it, it honestly surprised me. The book itself is made of cardboard and thick plastic. 

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When you first open it, on the inside cover are pictorials (shown below) and the back of one of the two palettes. 

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Once you flip the palette to the next ‘page’ you see the two beautiful palettes.

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This palette as you can see is divided into a neutral side and a color side. This palette can pop out of this “book” for travel purposes.  I really like how this has a thick piece of plastic covering both of the eyeshadows (shown below), rather than a flimsy piece of film. 

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Once you turn that ‘page’, you will see the back of the colorful palette, and you will have another envelope that has blank face charts. 

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The back of the book is plain, besides a sticker saying “Smashbox Masterclass Palette”

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Now for a close up and some swatches: 

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The first two rows

Naked, Nectar, Flirt, Vanilla, Drizzle, Ambient, Pebble, Golden Orchid   

 

 

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The last two rows

Topaz, Sienna, Cinder, Nude, Royal, Blackout, Smoke, Sumatra

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The ‘face’ row: 

Contour, Bronze, Highlight

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The neutral side has a really good balance of matte and shimmer, all feel very buttery. 

 

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The first two rows

Oyster, Sky, Lavender, Snow, Zoom, Steel, Lilac, Rose Petal

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The last two rows

Ivy, Cerulean, Violet, Papaya, Serpent, Nocturnal, Blacktop, Peony

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The ‘face’ row

Carnation, Flush, Rosy

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The color side has a nice mixture as well, the colors Ivy and Cerulean kind of remind me of swatches I have seen with The Simpson Collection by Mac. 

 

This overall I feel is an amazing buy for the price tag, all colors are creamy and pigmented. I will have to play with them on my eyes but my first impression is much better than the Smashbox Full Exposure palette.  I’m glad I picked this up and gave it a try keep your eyes out for looks done with this.  I try to post looks several times a week on my instragram: @aclotheslook so follow me there!

 

So will you buy this? 

 

 

Mac Cosmetics: A Novel Romance Collection | A Clothes Look

This month is my no-buy month, but I failed because of this collection.  

Eyeshadow Quads: 

 A Passionate Quest: 

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A passionate quest quad swatch

A Novel Romance: 

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An Amorous Adventure: 

An Amorous Adventure quad

an amorous adventure quad swatch

Blush: 

Animal Instincts:

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Animal Instincts Blush Swatch

It doesn’t swatch well, but I am excited to see how it will look on the cheeks. 

Lipsticks: 

Yield To Love (MAC online exclusive shade): 

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Good Kisser: 

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Hearts AFlame: 

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Lingering Kiss: 

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Have you or will you pick anything up from this collection? I’m very happy with it. 

Ipsy Bag August 2014 | A Clothes Look

I feel like Ipsy took forever to come in this month but I loved my bag so it was worth it for me! As always Ipsy is a $10 a month subscription service and if you want to sign up I would love for you to use my referral link sign me up!

This month the theme was “Beauty Schooled” and it came in an adorable pencil case-esque white and orange polka dot bag. 

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The first thing I saw was the Urban Decay sample size of the Perversion mascara, which is new. I’m excited to try it. 

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Dr. Brandt Pores No More, facial primer, I’m guessing it will resemble Benefit Porefessional we will see. 

 

 

 

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Klorane Dry Shampoo, I’ve never heard of this brand but I do enjoy dry shampoos. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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J. Cat Beauty single pan eyeshadow in the color Half Naked.  It looks gold/peachy in the pan but shows up as a beautiful champagne color. 

 

 

 

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Lastly, a lip balm called Mongongo. It smells nice and it’s always nice to have a few of these laying around. 

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What was in your Ipsy bag this month? 

What Is In My Purse?! | A Clothes Look

Lets start out my purse is from the Phillip Lim collection with Target from a few seasons ago. I love “what is in my purse” posts or videos so I thought I would share again.purse

 

 

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These items are normally *always* in my purse. 

My iPad from Apple, case from Best Buy.
My wallet from TJ Maxx
My planner from Target
My make up case from Laura Mercier
Lint Roller a must with a white dog, Target
Sunglasses RayBans from The Sunglass Hut
iPhone case from Target
Hand lotion from my Memebox

 

So what is in your purse? 
Leave your blog/youtube link to your post or hashtag aclotheslook on instagram so I can see!

 

School Year 2014 | A Clothes Look

With the new school year starting in just a few weeks I wanted to put together a collage of some things I try to buy new of every year around August. 

What I Like To Re Buy Every August

 

One of my favorite things is a new planner, I especially love the ones from Target.

A rollerball perfume is a great way to test the scents of the season and is easy to carry with you in your bag.

A new pair of jeans that fit like a glove.  These ones are the super high, skinny jeans from PacSun. 

A new pair of comfortable, versatile shoes.  I like Vans but Target has a knock off of Vans for a fourth of the price. 

A reusable water bottle.  This will save you a ton of money while you’re on campus whether it’s plastic (BPA free) or glass the one in the photo is from Target. 

Boots.  I wear boots the most out of all shoes, granted if you buy a pair of Doc Martens you will not have to replace these every year but if you buy a cheaper pair of Target you may want to replace them depending how often you wear them. 

Luna Bars or any type of snack bars, I tend to really stock up on these just because they make a great snack in between classes or even a small breakfast if paired with some fruit. 

A new bag, whether it is a messenger bag or a book bag, I tend to be super rough on my bags for school so I do tend to buy a new one every year.  This bag is from Forever 21 Mens. 

Headphones another object I tend to be hard on, I usually repurchase these about every year – two years. I either lose them or break them.  These are Apple ear buds. 

A good bra is expensive, I tend to buy a new one or two every season change. This way I’m not spending a huge amount of money at one time. 

Lastly a really nice laptop sleeve, I usually take my laptop to school at least twice a week so I want it to be protected. This laptop sleeve is by Herschel. 

 

What do you tend to always repurchase every school year or August? 

Kat Von D Studded Lipsticks | A Clothes Look

Today I am showing you five lipsticks that I bought from the newly released Kat Von D Studded Lipsticks. A few of these lipsticks are colors from her previous collection but they vamped up the packaging and reformulated the lipstick.

With the re-vamp, the price of the lipsticks went from $19 to $21 a piece, Kat Von D is exclusive to Sephora.  The box is a shiny black, with a raised texture of studs. 

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The case is a gorgeous black, studded case that feels very sturdy in your hand. 

I will say you might want to swatch in store before buying because the formulas are across the board.

 

Coven, a light lavender color, is probably the most wanted Kat Von D lipstick, it was the first to sell out.

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Coven applies patchy and is a bit drying. The best way I found to apply it to get the intensity above without a lipliner is to blot in between layers of lipstick.  This is about three layers. 

 

Poe, a dark navy with sparkle, has been blowing up on Instagram.

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This is a gorgeous color but needs a lipliner! It slides around on my lips and it is a little grainy because of the sparkle.

 

Lovecraft, a mauve-rose nude.

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This color is a beautiful, your lips but better nude. It applies smooth and fully opaque in one coat. I highly suggest this color.

A-Go-Go, a bright neon orange. 

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This color also applies smoothly and opaquely on the lips with no problem.

L’ECole Des Femmes is a bright coral color.

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This is a great color for Summer, it is smooth and comfortable to wear and opaque. 

 

 

I have a few other colors on my list but I decided to wait until I can swatch them in person to see the consistency of the product.  Have you picked any up? Will you?