Urban Decay Vice 3 | A Clothes Look

Urban Decay Vice 3

Urban Decay Vice 3 has launched, it retails for $60.00.  Out of the previous two Vice palettes I find this one to be the most wearable.  There is not a single dud in this palette all are beautiful, smooth and pigmented.  It also comes with a cute make up pouch.

Urban Decay Vice 3

Row One:  Truth, Dragon, Vanity, Alien, Last Sin

Vice 3 Swatches

Row Two: Undone, Freeze, Lucky, Alchemy, Angel

Vice 3 Swatches

Row Three: Downfall, Heroine, Reign, Bondage, Defy

Vice 3 Swatches

Row Four: DTF, Brokedown, Bobby Dazzle, Sonic, Revolver

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These are so pretty, this is my favorite Vice palette so far.  Have you picked this palette up? Do you plan to pick this palette up?

Mac Brooke Shields Gravitas Palette | A Clothes Look

Brooke Shields recently did a collaboration with Mac Cosmetics, and I picked up one palette. The Gravitas which contains 15 almost full size eyeshadows, each eyeshadow contains .045 oz of product while a full size is .05oz.  This palette is $85 which is a steal and takes each eyeshadow down to a $5.66 each.  This is a limited edition palette, and will sell out, it has a mixture of permanent shades and new limited edition.

This palette sold out quickly online but I am guessing can still be found in stores so I wanted to show you all it today.

Brooke Shields Gravitas Palette

It comes in a gray packaging with a clear lid and in orange it says MAC and has her signature below.

Brooke Shields Gravitas Palette

1st row: Pretty, Soft Brown, Expensive Pink, Clove, Satin Taupe

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2cd Row: Canter, Luscious, Antiqued, Psyche, Carbon

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3rd Row: Shroom, Persuade, Plummed, Lofty, Pepper

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Did you snag this up? Do you plan to try to buy this?

Kat Von D Holiday Star Studded Palette | A Clothes Look

Hey everyone! I’m sorry I have been gone for a while. I’m still trying to find a balance between school, work and my blog.  I tend to be able to post more on my Instagram than here so please follow @aclotheslook.

This is my favorite time of year for palettes and sets so I wanted to start this years post with the second edition of my favorite holiday palette from last year the Kat Von D eyeshadow book.  They raised their game this year with the packaging, they added a mirror, it is still a thick cardboard, with raised ‘studs’ on the front.  It holds 24 shadows and this year they are separated into quads. It still has a thin piece of plastic overlay attached, which I still do not love.

Kat Von d Star Studded Palette

 

Kat Von D Holiday

 

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As you can see the quads are in rectangles and laid out for you.

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Starting with the left two columns, I will be doing the swatches by quads.

First quad:

Solar, Nephilim, Platonic, Mandala

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Second quad:

Anti-Star, Estrella, Black Star, Starflyer

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Third quad:

Moz, Heaven Knows, Smiths, Leather

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Now onto the right two columns.

Fourth quad:

Damned, Division, Depeche, Brass Knuckles

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Fifth quad:

Banshee, Violator, Gothica, Fascination Street

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Sixth quad:

Crosses, Covenant, Craft, Cult

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All except two shadows are extremely soft.  Gothica hands down is the worst shade in this palette the pigmentation, texture everything.  It looks like a beautiful color in the pan but is awful.  The other shadow that might need some work is Craft, it is just kind of chunky.

None of these colors are in the previous holiday eyeshadow book, it does not state whether these shades are limited edition or if they’ve been in other palettes. The eyeshadows are smooth and pigmented, I’m excited to create many looks with it.  I know they put them in quads but you can mix and match. I only wish that there were not so many light white/cream colors in the palette while they are all different they are very similar.

This retails for $55 at Sephora, and don’t forget to use eBates to get money back!

Do you think you will buy this?

Naked Basics 2 | A Clothes Look

Yes, Urban Decay has done it again.  I’m sure you have already seen this numerous times in the beauty sphere but I still wanted to put my two cents in.  This retails for $29.00, wherever Urban Decay is sold.

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The packaging is almost exactly the same as the Naked Basics original palette, the only thing that is different is the color of the plastic is a tad lighter and the writing is in a different color. 

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The colors are cooler then the original but still beautiful, however I do find the colors Stark and Fresh a little hard to show up on my skin and eyes especially with a fluffy brush but these eyeshadows are up to par with the rest of the Urban Decay shadow. 

I used every color on my eye today so I wanted to show you the quick look I came up with. 

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The eyeshadows blend easily and beautifully. My favorite color is Cover (the 4th shadow from the left)

Do you need both?

Yes and no. If you use a mixture of warm and cool eyeshadows, yes I think this is a staple. Do you only use warm eyeshadows then no you don’t really need it but it is a nice piece to have in your collection. 

Which do I prefer? 
Honestly, I love both for separate reasons if I could I would combine a few of the original eyeshadows and a few from this palette to make the perfect 5 pan palette. I probably would reach for the original more if I HAD to choose between the two. 

 

Have you bought this palette? Will you buy this palette? Which do you prefer? 

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?