Below are links to sites participating in Cyber Monday. Happy shopping!
Sephora - Check site for multiple codes!
Ulta - Check site for multiple sales!
SMM Cosmetics - 50% off using code CYBER50
Yes To - Single products $2 from noon-2pm EST!
Beauty Store Depot - 26% off, free shipping, & free gift using code SAVEBIG
Target - Up to 60%
MAC Cosmetics - Free overnight shipping using code CYBER
ELF Cosmetics - 50% off everything when you spend $30 using code CYBER50
Tarte - Sale on bestsellers
Sally - 30% off purchases of $50 or more using code 555614
Real Techniques - Free brush set when you spend $35 on Dec 2
BH Cosmetics - Up to 75% off
Em Cosmetics - Buy one, get one free
Bath & Body Works - See site for many deals!
Sedona Lace - 25% off everything
Stila - Annual warehouse sale
Coastal Scents - 50% off everything
NYX - 40% off everything
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Southern Magnolia Minerals Review:
THE FIRST GLANCE:
-small, easy to pack containers
-2 4-piece kits; ‘Cafe au Naturel’ and ‘Purple Reign’
-‘Cafe au Naturel’ is matte and would suit blue eyes beautifully!
-‘Purple Reign’ is shimmery and would make brown and green eyes glow!
-retails at $24.95 on smmcosmetics.com
Each kit comes with one white primer, two shadows, a liner, a small brush, and instructions for use.
Purple Reign - Shimmer (can be seen in lower left photo with and without primer):
Violet Pearl Shadow: This is easily my favorite of the shadows. I love the versatility and finish of this product when used alone or on top of a primer. To add a touch of shimmer to any look, I’ll often use this on top of my shadows or as an inner corner highlight. For something more opaque, it’s beautiful and silky over the white primer (similar to nyx jumbo pencil in milk!) provided.
Purple Heart Shadow: I’m not as fond of this shadow on its own as I am of it on top of the primer. The white base provides for a creamy, royal purple, while it’s quite a bit more muted without any base at all.
Dark Plum Eyeliner: I’ve never been one to use mineral eyeliner… until now. This product is amazing. It’s extremely concentrated and glides on like a dream. The rich plum is much more wearable for every day than a harsh black and looks beautiful with every eye color.
Cafe au Naturel - Matte (can be seen in lower right photo with and without primer):
Cafe Shadow: Light neutral brown that works lovely as a base on pale skin. For those with tan or dark skin, this may look too ashy. I prefer this shadow without the white primer, as it becomes a bit cooler in tone when used with it.
Soft Brown Shadow: Again, perfect for lighter skin. This is beautiful as a natural crease color, or can be darkened with the white primer beneath it. This too becomes quite cool in tone with the primer and can give a completely different look!
Coffee Bean Eyeliner: So LOVELY! Wonderful for all skin tones and eye colors. As concentrated as the color is, it’s easy to blend out to create a softer look.
If you haven’t tried out mineral makeup, I absolutely suggest you give it a try. These shadows melt right into your skin as if they were a part of it. Even with my oily lids, I haven’t had any problems with creasing. I really love that the shadows’ sheerness or opacity can be easily changed depending on what is used under them. The one con I had with these products (and this might be extremely silly, but I’m a packaging freak) was the inconsistent labels on the shadows. Really, Emily? Really. But I suppose that is also a good thing since it has nothing to do with the quality of the products themselves! ;)
SMM Cosmetics offers really beautiful shades and the products last forever due to their great color payoff without needing to use much at all. Not only that, $24.95 is a steal for 4 products; that’s around $6.24 each! Overall, I would recommend checking out SMM Cosmetics and rate what I’ve used a 9/10!
These products were generously sent for review by SMM Cosmetics, where these two kits can be found, along with many more products.
I hope you found this review helpful! :)