Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, Video & Photos On A Woman of Color


Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts Eyeshadow Palette ($50) is a limited edition 12 pan palette that contains 6 matte and 6 foil eyeshadow shades.

It is made in the USA; cruelty free and all shades are vegan free with the exception of Ladyship which contains Carmine so let's just say the palette is vegan friendly.


Photo taken with flash and LED lights (Brush swatches)


Photo taken with no flash and LED lights (Brush swatches)

The palette is incredible quality - the shades are creamy and pigmented - very easy to build up and use. Keep in mind the only 3 shades that I had a slight issue with was Princess, Heir and Ladyship. You can see more of what I mean in the video.

  • Princess:I had to build up the shade but it was fine once I did
  • Heir: Again, I had to build up the shade but it was fine once I did
  • Ladyship: the only shade that isn't vegan free as it contains Carmine felt gritty when swatching. I did wear this on my eyes and it performed much better than I expected given the way the swatch felt.

Overall: I ADORE this palette. There aren't too many products that I normally say you have to get but you have to get this palette. It's perfect for creating different day and night looks and the quality of the shadows are worth the price tag.

Availability: Only available on for $50 plus shipping - you can find coupon codes online that will normally knock off 10% of your order total


Dior Makeup Giveaway - Enter to Win on the Blog and Instagram

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I have two sets of this high end Dior makeup to share with you. The prizes include:

Dior 'Diorskin Nude Air' Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder in (030) Medium Beige $58 Dior 'Backstage Foundation - Light Coverage' Fluid Brush $46 Dior Couture Color Rouge Dior Lipstick in (475) Rose Caprice $35

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How to enter:

Instagram entry (One winner) To enter this giveaway on Instagram:

1. You must follow @candycoatedclosets on Instagram. You must be an active follower/supporter of mine (that also helps your chances of randomly winning #RandomActsofCCC).

2. In the comments on this Instagram photo, tag three friends so they can learn about all of the fun we have on here.

3. You can enter up to 5 times with a new set of tagged friends in each comment.

4. You can repost the photo on your page under the hashtag #CCCDiorMakeup for an extra entry. Please do not tag me in the photo, you only need to add the hashtag to your caption. Remember, your page needs to be public at the time of the random drawing for me to see your extra entry.

Blog giveaway (One winner) To enter this giveaway, simply follow/subscribe to this blog and leave a comment on this post telling me what trends are you excited to try in 2017.

Scroll down to find my subscription box or look to the to right of your screen to follow/subscribe. *Please note – Don’t worry if you don’t see your comment right away. I have to approve most of them :-)*

Contest ends Friday, January 13th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. I will choose one subscriber at random from those who commented on this post after verifying the subscriptions and entries. The Instagram winner will be chosen separately.

No giveaway/spam accounts. Open internationally; 18+ to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Good luck to all!

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Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Sanctuary – Review, Photos & Swatches


Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Sanctuary ($20; .22oz) is described as a cool Sepia cool. To me, it's more of a brown/mauve color with these purple, gray undertones to it. This is one of those liquid lipsticks that are going to show up differently on people depending on their skin tones, undertones, pigmentation in their lips etc. I definitely recommend looking around for more swatches or heading to the store to swatch it on yourself before purchasing.

The formula is very comfortable on the lips - nondrying and it doesn't smudge. Check out the video for additional views of me applying it.



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Beauty Bakerie Metallic Lip Whip in The Grape Life, Rosè Posè, and Berried – Swatches, Review and Photos On A Woman of Color

img_6013-ccc So I picked up 3 metallic liquid lipsticks from the Beauty Bakerie over the holiday because I really wanted to try their formula for these smudge proof liquid lips that I kept hearing about. I ordered:

  • The Grape Life ($20; 5mL) - a deep metallic purple that's a true grape shade
  • Rosè Posè ($20; 5mL) - a light metallic rose/pink with an intense shine
  • Berried ($20; 5mL) - a deep cranberry/wine with light glitter reflects

From left to right we have:Rosè PosèBerried and The Grape Life img_6033-copyAbove photo taken with flash & in LED lighting

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They are beautiful colors that seriously live up to the smudge proof claim. I had a very hard time removing these from my arm and lips with my usual makeup oil remover and micellar water. I had to grab the regular baby oil to help get it off. Beauty Bakerie does off a lip whip remover ($14) that is designed to easily remove their liquid lipsticks but I opted to use what I had at home.

As for formula, it's honestly not one of my favorites. When it comes to not moving or smearing, this company takes the cake by far for smudge proof. However, I didn't necessarily like the color payoff. In the video below you can see the color payoff that I got with one coat applied. I didn't really get a true color payoff or a color that I was satisfied with until I added two coats which normally isn't a problem for me but after about an hour of wear, I really started to feel the liquid lipstick on my lips and it starting to crack and hurt - and that's because I added on the additional coats.


Overall: I'd purchase from them again because I want to try out other formulas from them besides the metallic line. Also, I have adjusted the comfort of the formula by just adding in a few drops of bio oil or maracuja oil into the formula so having to layer them is not a deal breaker for me.

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Jouer Cosmetics Tan Lines vs Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

img_6672-copy Jouer Cosmetics Tan Lines ($16) vs Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss ($22) - I've already reviewed both of these lip "toppers" but a few of you asked for a comparison so figured it'd be best to look at them side by side.


These are both non-gritty, lip toppers that you can wear on their own or on top of another lip color.

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Sugarpill Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow – Review, Photos & Swatches


Sugarpill Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow ($16; .12 oz.; Vegan) is a seasonal limited edition shade of rustic copper foil with sparkling golden reflects in a super saturated, rich and velvety formula. Check out the video below for live swatches and my quick thoughts.



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Overall: This is an absolutely beautiful shade with a very soft and pigmented formula. I'd recommend using a light hand when picking up the shadow because you will get some fall out.



Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 – Swatches, Video & Photos + Swatches On A Woman of Color

[embed][/embed] Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 is described as a deep raspberry but on me it shows up like a hot pink with purple undertones; kind of like a fuchsia. It is true to the name that it is an everlasting matte lipstick once applied and dried down - the only issue that I have with it is that it did apply a bit uneven and patchy in some areas that my hyperpigmentation on my lips showed through. It evened out once I applied a second coat, however, that made it a bit thicker on my lips so keep that in mind.

Photo taken with flash and in LED lights:

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Sugarpill Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lipstick Review, Swatches, Video & Photos + Swatches On A Woman of Color

Sugarpill Cosmetics recently launched a new liquid lipstick - Pumpkin spice! It's described as a sparkling metallic rustic copper pearl liquid lip color with warm golden reflects. It's a very soft and creamy, mousse-like formula that also has a pumpkin spice-scent to it.  [embed][/embed]

Availability: Only on for $18. There is a $6 flat rate shipping cost but if you spend over $100 you do get free shipping. They do ship worldwide (with the exception of a few countries). It is made in the USA and you are going to get Net Wt. 6 grams / .21 oz of product with a shelf life of 12 months.

Thoughts: The formula of these are amazing. By far, this brand is in my top 5 for favorite liquid lipstick formula because of how soft and non-drying it is. As for the color - it's very pretty on its own but I"m going to have to play with it to see how I'll wear it out (with a full face; pics later). Comparing it to it's sister lip color Trinket; hands down Trinket wins for me if I had to pick one - the color just suits me better.

Photos taken with flash:

What it looks like when first applied & wet: What it looks like when it has dried down for 10 minutes:




New In Beauty: Unboxing the Bloomingdale's Bonus Box

I can't believe how busy this holiday season is. Normally the holidays are always crazy for me but this year, it seems even more intense. All of the shopping; the wrapping; the cleaning - it makes my head spin just thinking about it. Luckily, I have you guys to get me through it all and I have to thank the team from Bloomingdale's and Rakuten for sending over this amazing Bloomingdale's Bonus Beauty Box. img_5870-copy

Most of the items are new to me so I wanted to share an early look at the products so you can get an idea of what you can expect to see in the next few videos/photos.

I will come back and fully dive into everything so let me know what you want to see reviewed first.

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Jouer Cosmetics Cabernet Liquid Lipstick and Tan Lines Lip Topper – Swatches and Photos On A Woman of Color

img_6311-copy I finally got my hands on Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick in Cabernet ($18) and the Long-Wear Lip Topper in Tan Lines ($16). It seems like every time I try to order from them, one color was out of stock and I refused to pay for shipping or be forced to get another color that I didn't really want. 

The products came in this cute light pink box with rose gold trimmer. Cabernet is a very creamy matte deep red with blue based undertones - it kind of reminds me of Coloured Raine's Cherry Blossom. For $18, you will get 0.21 fl oz. Tan Lines is a metallic shimmering bronze lip topper - similar to Bite Beauty's Gold Creme lip gloss except Jouer's is more bronze. For $16, you will get 0.20 fl oz.


Press play in the video below to see Tan Lines in action as I recommend picking this one up for your collection. Jouer's lip toppers are non-gritty, not sticky and actually bring some moisture back to your lips if you use it with a drying matte liquid lipstick.

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Enter to Win a Bottle of Divine Decadence by Marc Jacobs on Twitter!

img_4221-copy-copy A little bit of elegance, a hint of class and a blast of decadence. Marc Jacobs Decadence is a woody eau de parfum with hints of bulgarian rose, jasmine, liquid amber, papyrus woods, iris flowers and vetiver. The glamour of combining all of these notes together in such a stunning bottle design is what really made this fragrance my winter scent.

Twitter Giveaway

To enter, all you need to do is follow me on Twitter, RT my pinned tweet and you’re entered to win! Make sure you tag your friends so they can enter too. 18+ or older to participate. Open internationally.

See you there and remember – we have tons of giveaways across all of the social media platforms so check around!


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Enter to Win: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette Fragrance Giveaway on YouTube

YOUTUBE GIVEAWAY ALERT! It’s time to give this beautiful bottle of Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream away to one lucky follower for the holidays!


Daisy Dream is best described as a fresh and fruity, wispy floral fragrance. It was created by Alberto Morillas, the original creator behind the first Daisy fragrance, in collaboration with Ann Gottlieb, who was responsible for Marc Jacobs’ Lola, along with Marc Jacobs himself. The notes include:

Top notes: Blackberry, Grapefruit and Pear Heart notes: Jasmine, Lychee and Blue Wisteria Base notes: White Woods, Musks and Coconut Water

YouTube Entry

  1. Head over to my YouTube channel and make sure you're subscribed.
  2. Leave a comment on any of my videos (preferably please make it an interesting comment other than just entering the giveaway lol). All of the comments from the date and time of this announcement post until the end of the contest will be entered into the random generator for a chance to win a Daisy Dream gift set. We will verify if you are subscribed or not.

That’s it!

Contest runs from Wednesday, December 14, 2016 and ends Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 11:59pm est. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced within 48 hours of the contest ending. Open internationally; 18+, to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.

Make sure that you click on the links above if you want to learn more about this amazing product from the giveaway!

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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in Shades Y445 and Y505 – Swatches and Photos


Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($43) is a HD foundation with an ultra-lightweight texture that provides ultra flawless skin. It was developed specifically for film and TV to be invisible under the latest, super-focused 4k lens. It features uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium to buildable coverage with an even lighter weight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin.

I picked up two color shades to provide for color references:

img_5714-ccc Left: COLOR 173 = Y445 - Amber     Right: COLOR 177 = Y505 - Cognac

Photos taken with flash and in LED lighting:img_5716-ccc img_5723-cccLeft: COLOR 173 = Y445 - Amber     Right: COLOR 177 = Y505 - Cognac

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