So from 2016 too 2017 we have seen a huge spike in palettes and as a professional artist in the community I’ve been working with palettes since I started I was taught to de-pan M•A•C eyeshow singles add a magnet to the back and put it into a palette sure this trick can still be used today but why burn yourself? Pay someone else to burn themselves instead 📈 

So let’s get started shall we on the new mini series here at makeupandthecitystarting your very own” makeup case ➡️ 

First off if you’re looking to buy any type of foundation or lip stick palette make sure it includes a WHITE shade now I’m sure you’re thinking white? Why white? Are we snorting something. “Anyone get some white” “wait wait wait yeah I do girl” *pulls out ABH lipstick palette.. no no having a colour white in your palette gives you the freedom to mix colours with the white shade to create your own colours.

PRO TIP ➡️ the white shade is not, meant to cancel any color out on the lips – it is used for the above reason. To see the true colour pay off use concealer first give twenty (20) to fourty (40) seconds for it to dry then apply 💄

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Lip Palette 

An eighteen (18) well professional lip palette with shades ranging from primaries and neutrals to bold brights. Use Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette to create an endless array of lip looks by mixing and customizing highly pigmented, long-wearing matte shades. 

The finish of the lipsticks is absolutely beautiful. They are definitely matte, though not as matte as a bullet or liquid lipstick. Norvina definitely wasn’t overstating things when she claimed that these are extremely full coverage, you need the tiniest scrape to fill in an entire lip. I’m super picky about what lipsticks I wear, after having amassed a pretty sizeable collection. These are giving my M•A•C bullets a run for their money, so as you can guess, I’m absolutely impressed with how they look.

In terms of wear time, I am similarly pleased. My best friend tested out shade one (1) yesterday for an entire day, and was quite impressed with both its wear time, and finish. (and so was I) While it was obviously not transfer-proof, it lasted a solid few hours, and only faded after she being her greasy ate half a pizza. Though reapplying is a huge drawback of this product, due to it being in a slightly larger palette. 

PRO TIP➡️ want a longer life with your lipstick if it transfers or is not a dry down liquid lip apply a lip liner first in that shade! Or in clear so it stays longer. 

This palette does a good job at bridging the gap between pro artistry and regular makeup users. 

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PRICE | $48.00 US


MAKEUP FOREVER  – flash colour multi-use cream palette 


MAKE UP FOR EVERs iconic palette is a beauty arsenal must-have for professional makeup artists. Each thick, creamy formula flawlessly covers skin to create an array of looks for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Featuring two shade harmonies, these multi-use palettes can be used for any level of artistry- from artistic and special effects, to contouring and foundation mixing. Achieve next-level makeup artistry with these signature palettes that are perfect for on set and in real life. There is also twelve (12) shades in this palette and there are two (2) different shade sets available. 

➡️ I’m keeping this one short and sweet because you do need the MUFE pro card to buy these products online or in SEPHORA.

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PRICE | $110.00 CAD 



25 of smashbox top-rated Be Legendary Lipsticks – all in 1 palette. This collection of show-stopping, pigment-loaded creams was created in the L.A. photo studio to minimize the number of shades our pros stash in their kits. 

Lush, vibrant colors that saturate lips with one-swipe custom color.

The colours blend so well together and leave almost like a little stain left behind you can tell when a company wants you to use as it or they give you the tool to create more like the ABH gives you a spacula and mixing bowl. But smashbox gives you a full size lip brush pretty much free and I love the red handled makeup brushes from smashbox (just not the sets so much)

Pigment-loaded, satin-smooth formula, hydrates & softens with shea butter & vitamins C & E, pro lip brush included

The photo above is the be legendary palette not in matte. 

The palette itself is gorgeous; all black, sleek and minimal. It has a huge mirror and the brush is very nice. Smashbox’s makeup brushes have good reviews, so I was glad they did include a brush in the palette. Now as far as the actual lipsticks, they are all amazing. They last and last and I think they added a little stain which I’m not mad about as a consumer so that if a bit does come off that you have that staying power of the stain which is nice. Both this palette and the matte palette can take you from day to night so easily. 

Listen given the amount of product given in all the palettes talked about it’s totally worth having in your makeup kit! 

This is  the photo of the Be Legendary lip palette in MATTE just so you can see the color difference are – also I will say smashbox had a smashing party where this palette was called OUR LIPS ARE SEALED twenty five (25) year of smashbox lipstick and was just meant to be limited edition but thanks to some pushes from Lori head of global artistry – we got the suckers here to stay and in a matte formulation also. Pretty cool.

NOTE ➡️ The image  used in the headed image was shot by smashbox studios as a part of there liquid metals lips and set to me for us of this blog. 

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PRICE | $75.00 US



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