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:
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Swatches: BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette

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The shadows are soft, smooth, pigmented, and buildable. Some of the shadows can be a bit powdery since they are quite soft. But still, this is definitely one of the better palettes from BH Cosmetics and personally one of my favorites. Definitely get this palette if you can.

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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