Swatches: NYX Strobe of Genius

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($18.99 at Ulta) Contains 7 highlighting shades.

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These are smooth, pigmented, but a little powdery. You can sheer it out for everyday wear or pack on a little more for an intense glow! If you’re on a budget I do suggest trying this out.

I got mine from here:
Use code UCGIVES20 for 20% off!


Swatches: Lorac Nude Necessities

The Lorac Nude Necessities costs $30 at Ulta. The packaging is nice and sleek, but very fingerprint prone.

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The palette contains 12 shimmer and matte shadows.

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The shadows are all soft, smooth, pigmented, and buildable. My only complaint is that the palette needs some dark/deep shades. There’s not enough contrast within the palette.

Swatches: La Balmba Vol I & Vol II

La Balmba Vol I. 
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Swatched with fingers. As you can see Rumba wasn’t pigmented at all. It took me 3-4 swipes to build the color up. But if you use a brush instead, you can get better pigmentation.

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Swatched Rumba with a brush.

La Balmba Vol II.
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I didn’t have any problem swatching these.

The palettes side by side.
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