Zainey Laney

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I recently got a chance to use a product I had been wanting to try for awhile.

Makeup Remover Cloth _ Zainey Laney

Many people in the beauty community has raved about this product or a similar one. The basic idea is to use the product to wipe the makeup off your skin without washing. I was really skeptical because in order to get off my makeup, I need to use makeup remover, argan oil, and a variety of other things. Still my waterproof mascara stays until the morning no matter what I do.

Let me tell you, this product actually worked. No joke, you just rub it across your face and it takes it off! The simply wash the product and you are good to go again. The product says you can use it thousands of times before it is done. I have not used it that many time so I can not voucher for that. But it does work!

Miss Landson Makeup Remover Cloth is available on AMAZON.

From the Company:

Finally you can throw away the makeup remove pads or those chemical based removers! Here comes the makeup remover from Miss LandsonTM with all natural microfiber! * Removes all of your makeup with just water, like magic * Machine washable and no stains remain Up to 1000 times use; Get a better skin and save the environment * Chemical free finest soft & high water absorption cloth * Removes mascara including waterproof mascara in seconds * Even removes dead skins The Miss Landson makeup remover is the perfect, all natural solution for hassle free, quick and healthy makeup removal. Use one side to gently remove your makeup, and then flip over to the other side to exfoliate. Up to 1000 times use, it will save you thousands. The cloth is machine washable and chemical free. No need for any more expensive, chemical based makeup removers. It is made with the finest soft material, which offers high water absorption, meaning the most difficult make-up can be removed in the most comfortable way, whilst leaving your skin chemical free and healthy.

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Until next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

It’s Palette Play! Make sure you are subscribing to get your palette and makeup reviews every week! Today we will be talking about the Revealed 3 palette by Coastal Scents. If you missed the Revealed 2 review  previously, be sure to check that out as well!

Revealed 3 _ Zainey Laney

This palette was used in a makeup look for Makeup & a Movie: Maze Runner 2 Scorch Trials. Here is the video if you missed it:

And now for the swatches!

Revealed 3 Palette _ Zainey Laney

The selection of colors is interesting. I don’t really go for the redder or darker shades in the palette however, it does create some pretty cool combinations.

Revealed 3 First Row 5 _ Zainey Laney

The first five in the row would make some good blending shades. The last one on the right is very creamy and yet powdery at the same time. It swiped across my hand very easily and was the most pigmented.

Revealed 3 Palette Top Row Last 5 _ Zainey Laney

Of these colors, the gold was the most pigmented. I did also like the second one to the right as well for a crease color. It blended very well and stayed in place.

Revealed 3 Bottom Row first 5 _ Zainey Laney

The bottom row has some of my favorite colors in the palette. However the last 2 of this set blend directly into my skin. Honestly you can’t even see it on my hand but they are very creamy and great to blend out a darker shade. The 3rd shade was the hardest to blend out and I had to rub it many times to get that color. It also had gold glitter in it which I was not a fan of.

Revealed 3 Bottom Row Last 5 _ Zainey Laney

I love these colors the most. They are pigmented, creamy, and provide a really nice fall color look when used together. This alone is why I would buy this palette.

Overall this palette may not be for everyone, but it does have a nice selection of colors.

Until Next Time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

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Today we will be talking about a cult classic, Revealed 2 by Coastal Scents. This is a very economical palette if you are looking for a lot of good quality colors for cheap. I have all 3 palettes in my collection and it is definitely worth it!

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Check out the video of a look I created with this palette!

The swatches below will give you an up close look at the product!

Revealed 2 Palette Top Left _ Zainey Laney

The first 5 shadows on the top are the lightest. The first couple are beautiful and blend nicely. You can tell the 4th one is a little powdery but it is a beautiful color. There are so many great bases and highlighters here!

Revealed 2 Palette Top Right _ Zainey Laney

These are some more neutral tones. The last one on the right is gorgeous and I love using that on my lid over a darker color. I am telling you, it will change your life!

Revealed 2 Palette Bottom Left _ Zainey Laney

These are some of my most favorite in the palette and can be used for a dozen different combinations. They are the creamiest and look the best on everyone.

Revealed 2 Palette Bottom Right _ Zainey Laney

Lastly, these colors can be used to make an amazing smokey eye or as a shadow liner. The last one is probably the hardest to build up in the whole palette but it blends and mixes so amazing with the lighter colors that I don’t care about that.

Overall this palette is one of my favorites and I reach for it again and again. Do yourself a favor and splurge.

Until Next time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

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Today I will be talking about one of my favorite makeup brands, theBalm. From the packaging to the quality of the products, I just cannot get enough. Although this particular palette is no longer available, there is a new Meet Matt(e) Nude palette I want to get. This should show you how amazing they are.

theBalm Meet Matte Palette _ Zainey Laney

The names of the shades are apparently after our favorite Matts or Matt next door. Honestly I had a hard time finding a lot of the references from the names, although I believe the first name is a Doctor Who reference. The palette itself is a nice size to fit into your purse or makeup bag. It is cardboard packaging so it is lightweight. The shades are creamy and blendable, although a few are little powdery which you will see in a moment. It comes with a dual ended brush which I don’t really use because it is too hard and stiff. In the new palette, i believe it does not come with a brush and the shadows are larger.

theBalm Meet Matte palette Row 1 _ zainey laney

Let me start off by saying that these shadows will need a primer. I don’t do eyeshadow without a base or primer anyway so this is not a problem for me. The first row of colors are nice neutral shades. Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor???) is about as light as my skin tone so it would make a great base or foundation color. If you take all 3 colors from the top row, the look they create is very minimalist and netural. Very work appropriate. As you can see above, Matt Ramirez is a little powdery but there was not a whole bunch of fallout.

theBalm Meet Matte Row 2 _ Zainey Laney

The second row has what I consider to be the more adventurous shades for this palette. For my skin tone, Matt Chung became almost invisible but it might look great on other skin tones. Matt Horowitz is one of my favorite shades in the palette, however I had to build it up quite a lot to look so pigmented. It is probably the weakest shade in the palette. Matt McDonald would make an amazing under eye liner color.

theBalm Meet Matte Palette Row 3 _ Zainey Laney

Row three has the most gorgeous color combinations. Matt Patel is probably my most used one because it is gorgeous. It makes a great transition or base color and plays nicely with all the other colors in the palette. Matt Batali is my favorite to use as an accent color. Like Matt Horowitz, Matt Schilling does take a little bit to build up but not as much. However it goes on very well.

I used this palette in my Sound of Music Makeup and A Movie video (which was one of our first!). If you like these kind of videos, make sure to subscribe to our youtube channel. Check it out below:

Thank you for staying with us! What palette should we try next?

Until next time,
Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

 

It’s Palette Play! After this, you can be looking for palette reviews on Friday, along with other makeup reviews.

Today we will be talking about the Sugar Pop palette by Too Faced

Sugar Pop Palette _ Zainey Laney

The packaging is just beautiful! I really love the macaroons, it just makes me think of summer!

Sugar Pop Shadows Row 1 _Zainey Laney

The first row of shadows swatched above are very creamy. Rock Candy is a light cream with some glitter. Macaron is a peach color with some glitter. Malted Milk Ball is one of my favorite colors. It has just a small amount of shimmer and blends beautifully. I love to use it as a transition shade.

Sugar Pop Palette Row 2 _ Zainey Laney

Strawberry Ice is a shade I use for blending quite a lot. It barely shows up on my skin tone though. Sugared Violet has a little bit of shimmer in it, but it is the perfect accent color. Blackberry is my favorite color tone in the palette, and is one of the only matte shades. However it is a little powdery at times. Regardless, these comprise my favorite color combinations in the palette.

Sugar Pop Palette Row 3 _ Zainey Laney

Last row has the brightest in the palette. Peach Fuzz has an overabundance of glitter in my opinion and it probably my least favorite in the palette. Bubblegum is an amazing lid color, perfect for a base. Blue Raspberry is the other matte shade, and I love using this as an accent color.

Sugar Pop Look _ Zainey Laney

Here is a look I created using the palette. I really love how subtle this look is. The shadows blend beautifully and I can make so many different looks with it. You can go natural and light, bright and colorful, or dark and smokey. This is definitely a palette I recommend if you are wanting a bright look!

What palette would you like to see next in palette play? Link you favorites below!

Unitl next time:

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney

Welcome to Palette Play! Today I want to highlight the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol 1 Matte Luxe palette (and that’s quite a mouthful).

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol 1 _ Zainey Laney

I received this palette for Christmas last year, but always go back to it because it is seriously pretty. If you wanna see how I used it, watch this Makeup and a Movie for Rear Window:

Isn’t it cute? And now for some swatches!

It Cosmetics Palette _ Zainey Laney

First off can we talk about the packaging. It really looks high end and so beautiful.

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette Swatches _ Zainey Laney

I swatched the first four colors in the palette and I have to say that I love them. The colors are creamy, they blend amazing, and the colors are a must for any eye look.

My favorite is soulful which is swatched above. As a crease color, I find myself using it again and again. What I also love is a large transforming pearl color which is perfect as a highlight. Overall, there are 15 shades in the palette which roughly makes this palette a little under $3 a shade.

You can pick this palette up at Ulta.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what palette you want me to swatch next?

 


Zozae Brush Set _ Zainey Laney

I had heard a lot about these brushes from other youtubers but had never tried them before. What I love about this set is that you can use the entire set to create your makeup look and it is not lacking in brushes unless you need something more specialized. But the brush set is great and has a lot of variety.

Zozae Brush Set _ Zainey Laney

 

 

It comes in a very soft leather container with a leather flap to keep it clean. I really appreciate the quality of the brushes overall. The handle is sturdy, nice to hold, and has a good quality to them. So far they do not shed at all.
This set contains 8 brushes in all.

 

Let’s review the specific brushes:
Powder Brush- This brush is soft with a medium density. Perfect for putting on powder.
Angled Blush/ Contour Brush- I like that this brush is also medium density because that means it is small enough to contour your cheeks but fluffy enough to put on blush.
Foundation Brush- I don’t really use a flat brush to put on foundation but if you do this is a good alternative. The brush is domed and good for applications.
Angled Eye Liner Brush- Slightly slanted and very dense, this brush is perfect for putting on gel or cream eyeliner.
Lip Brush- I don’t use a brush for the lips, but this brush is really a multitasker. Because of it’s pointy bristles, you can use this to put on eyeliner or a little shadow in your lower lash line.
Tapered Blending Brush- This is dense domed brush that does the job of blending the shadows for the most part. It felt to me like it did not blend as well as my other brushes, but it did do it.
Eye Shadow Shader Brush- This is probably my favorite brush in the bunch, because not only can you use it on your lid but also in your crease. It blends beautifully, and better than the blending brush in my opinion. I wish they had included a crease brush like this.
Flat Concealer Brush- I am blessed to not have to use much concealer so I don’t use this brush for it’s intended purposes. Instead I use it as a lid brush. It does an amazing job at packing on the shadow and is extremely dense.

I would have preferred they include a a flat top kabuki brush and a smaller crease blush to blend, but these brushes are multi-taskers so I am not complaining!

 

If you want to see a look I did with these brushes, here is Makeup and a Movie: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

Specifically this set costs $40 on Amazon with Prime. That comes to  about $2 a brush which is a great value!

From the Company:

BETTER THAN HORSE HAIR! – Synthetic brushes are tapered with finer, more precise “touch points” than horse hair can ever give you. This gives you FLAWLESS makeup application, every time!
FREE BEAUTY SECRETS E-BOOK! – Professional makeup artist reveals ## closely-guarded cosmetic secrets from inside the modeling agencies! You’ll learn what the pro’s know about how to look your best at all times – for ANY occasion!
8 BRUSHES IS ALL YOU NEED! – With what you’ll learn in the FREE e-book, you’ll discover why these 8 brushes are all you’ll ever need. Each brush can be used in a variety of different ways, giving you total versatility – just like the pro’s!
SLEEK BAG FOR CONVENIENT CARRY! – All 8 brushes fit snugly in this attractive matte black carrying case. Individual slots keep all 8 brushes in their place; preserves their life and keeps them clean, too!
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! – These luxurious make-up brushes will not shed after washing (given the correct care). Plus, our world class customer service guarantees your Total Satisfaction with our brushes! They also make a GREAT GIFT for your best friend, sister, girlfriend, or mother!

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Post may contain affiliate links.

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If you watch my Youtube channel you know palettes are my thing. I don’t care how much they cost, I want to try them all from the littlest Wet N Wild 3 Pan to a huge Coastal Scents 120 pan. So I jumped at the chance to review this and was so glad I did!

There are 14 shades in this palette and they are gorgeous. I love the baked and marbeling effect happening with them. The palette is bright and pigmented, and when I swatch the colors, they are creamy. Don’t believe me? Look at these swatches!

 

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My complaint about this palette is that in order to blend you have to do some work. Some of the colors are a little powdery (like the above pink) but most of them are not!

 

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Next let’s move on to the brush set, which is great and has a lot of variety. It comes in a very soft leather container with a leather flap to keep it clean. The larger brushes also come with a brush glove to keep them in shape. In my opinion they are missing a blending brush for creases. But other than that they are definitely good quality.

This set can be purchased on AMAZON for $17.50 on prime which is an amazing price for these 2 products alone, let alone together.

If you are looking for some variety and a jumping off point for your makeup collection, I highly recommend. This would also be a good set for any children looking for play makeup as it is inexpensive but good quality, unlike other “play makeup” sets you can buy at the toy store.

I received this product in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.