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Patrick Ta Major Dimensions Eyeshadow Review + Swatches

Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette


Some of the biggest top-selling makeup products right now are made by Patrick Ta Beauty. Have you ever heard of their amazing Double-Take Crème and Powder Blush? How about the ever-trending Major Dimensions Eyeshadow Palette? Patrick Ta is really hitting all the major headlines!


Patrick Ta Major Dimensions Rose Eyeshadow Review + Swatches


In this post, we will talk about the social media fave eyeshadow palette — The Major Dimensions Eyeshadow, and the newest addition to the line, the Major Dimensions II Rose Eyeshadow Palette, all from Patrick Ta Beauty.


Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette


Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette


The packaging of the eyeshadow is what really sparked my interest in trying the product. I really love the sleek and heavy rose-gold packaging. The eyeshadow comes in twelve pans. Two are creams, and ten are powders, consisting primarily of mattes with some shimmers and metallics.


Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette swatch


The product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. There are minimal fallouts noted on the metallic shades, but they still adhere well to the lid without any primer. The matte shades are soft and easy to blend. They can be combined with metallic and shimmery shades to create a duo-chrome eyeshadow look. The cream shades provide an excellent base to contour the lids or accentuate them.

I believe you can wear each shade alone, but who would want to do it when you can play around with the shades because every shade complements each other well. The palette can give an ideal everyday neutral eyeshadow look, but it is versatile enough to transform a daytime eyeshadow look into dramatic nighttime glam. So glad I tried it!


Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette


Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette


Just when I thought I got one of the greatest neutral eyeshadow palettes already, here comes a great contender — The Patrick Ta Rose Eyeshadow palette is the rose-hued alternative to the original Major Dimensions Palette. There are many shimmers in the palette, which are mostly rose-toned, mauve, plum-like, and coppery. The palette still comes in twelves shades — two cream bases, ten pans with the top shades being shimmery and metallic, and the bottom shades as mattes.

You can wear the shades individually or mix and match them. The easiest way is to use the top and bottom pans, as the shades complement well with each other. The cream shades are always great for defining the lids.


Patrick Ta Major Dimension II Rose Eyeshadow Palette swatch


The palette is free of parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.



Overall, I love both palettes. They serve different purposes and they are both very well-made. I do not have to apply a primer to make the palette work on my lids, and the texture is really soft and so blendable for both palettes. The original Major Dimensions palette is the most cohesive neutral eyeshadow palette I have ever owned, and it works well for any skintone. The Major Dimensions II Rose palette is rosy and adds a dramatic twist to the original. It is an ideal palette for those who are looking for a bit more drama on their lids. I like both palettes, and I recommend both. Hard to choose which one is the best because both are really fabulous to have. With that being said, I am impressed with every Patrick Ta product I have tried so far.


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Juno & Co. Skincare Review

Aloha! Let me tell you about the Juno & Co Skincare products, which I have been obsessively using for weeks! I have only tried a few of their stuff so far, but I am amazed by the overall quality of the products sent to me.


Juno & Co review


Excited much? Keep on reading.


juno skin clarifying cleansing powder review


Clean 10 Cleansing Balm – An oil-based makeup remover that removes any trace of makeup from the face. Even the toughest, most long-wearing eyeliners cannot hold a candle to this product. I noticed that this particular makeup remover is quite different from other solidified oil-based makeup removers I have tried before. That is because this product is softer than other makeup removers. This melts effortlessly onto the skin and spreads well enough to cover the whole face with just a tiny amount of the product. On top of that, there is no need for scrubbing and dabbing the product aggressively on the face. A gentle massage all over the face works well in dissolving any type of foundations, blushes, highlighters, lipsticks, and waterproof eyeliners.


This product works for all skin types, and the scent is certified fresh for a makeup remover, as in fresh citrus and orange. I recommend you try this ASAP, as this has already made it to my holy grail list of the top oil-based makeup removers ever. Now I know why this has gone viral on Tiktok.


juno skin clarifying cleansing powder review


Clarifying Cleansing Powder – For a complete cleanse, do not forget to always do a double cleanse. Here is an interesting Juno skincare product that I recommend for the ultimate double cleansing experience — The Juno Skin Clarifying Cleansing Powder. Do you love an exfoliating cleanser that comes in powder form? Sure you do, and I surely do as well. This product is on the unique side of cleansers. There are not a lot of products like this nowadays. This product comes in a powder form (rice lees extract) that transforms into a foamy cleanser when drenched in water. The feeling of gentle exfoliation can be noticed when using the product, and there is papaya enzyme to improve the skin’s vitality. I really enjoyed using this product right after using the Cleansing 10 Balm. Double cleansing has never felt this good.


juno & co. cleansing foam


Cleansing Cookie – If you are an avid reader of this blog, then you know that I love any products that make it easy to clean the face. I no longer use my hands to wash my face. I prefer cleansing devices or gentle cleansing pads like this Juno Cleansing Cookie. This product really looks like a soft pastel blue cookie that works well with the Cleansing Balm and the Cleansing Powder. This product does not irritate my skin because it is made of pure cotton and is easy to clean and dry. I can reuse this without spending more money on disposable cotton pads. Therefore, there is less waste, is cost-effective, and saves space.


Juno Cleansing Cookie


Overall, I am impressed with these Juno Skincare products. These are high-quality, well-made products that I am sure will please many of you who are into skincare and beauty stuff. I suggest that you try the Juno Ultimate Cleanse Starter kit to be familiar with the delightful products of Juno & Co Skincare.


Have you tried any of these products already? What are your latest skincare finds? Shoot me a DM.


For more info on the Juno & Co. Skincare products, please click HERE.


Note. Big thanks to Juno & Co. for the products. The opinion and review herein are solely mine.

Beauty Products First Impressions Part 1.

Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush in Cheeky


Hello. I am starting a new series here on the blog. It is called “my first impressions” of some beauty products seen on social media. I feel like I may be late in trying some of the newest beauty raves on socials, but in this post and the following series, I am going to give you a quick run-through of all the products I have tried in the past couple of weeks. My face has been so busy trying these, so here goes my first impressions of the following:




Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Talc-Free Vegan Powder


Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Talc-Free Vegan Powder – A sheer setting powder that is ultra-smooth and incredibly soft. The texture is similar to a very fine-milled pressed powder that sets the foundation or wipes off the extra shine from the face. The powder is baked and vegan, which is excellent for sensitive skin. In my test, it is better to use the powder with a fluffy face brush than with a puff applicator because of the soft texture. Overall, I love the product, and I highly recommend that you try it.

Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen in Three + Half – I got the shade for light to medium skintones with golden undertones. The product is a tinted moisturizer with a dewy feel. The coverage may be sheer, but on my skin, the coverage looks quite full after using 2 pumps of the product. I believe the shade is very close to my skintone. Therefore, it is very hard to swatch and capture on camera. There is quite a “slip” feel to the product, and I felt the need to set it with the Kosas setting powder, which works really well. The product is packed with skin-benefitting ingredients, and overall, the product stays on the skin for a long time. There is a bit of pilling, but it is better to set it with a setting powder. I love the product because it is vegan. I just wish that it is not quite slippery.




Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Duo Blush in Buzz Kill


Merit Flush Balm Cream Blush in CheekyCool pink. What a cute blush+lip balm hybrid. I really like the whole roundness and presentation of the product. It is easy to use because it is not like your typical lip balm and blush item. The product is quite large and may look bulky at first, but applying it and finding it inside the purse is a no-brainer. I also love the pigment that lasts a couple of hours on my lips and cheeks. The product is a great multitasker and helps save space, whether stored on the shelf or in the vanity tray. 


Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines, Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush in She’s That GirlSoft pink. Why did I not try this before? My friends did not lie. The Patrick Ta blushes are really something else. Something wonderful and totally worth the rave. I like the luxurious rose gold packaging, and the product is well-done. The blush compact contains a cream and powder blush. Both are very easy to blend on the skin and do not require a lot to add some flush to the cheeks. I highly recommend the product and would love to try more shades of the Patrick Ta blushes soon.


 Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines, Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush in She's That Girl swatch


Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Duo Blush in Buzz Kill – Coral nectar and peach champagne. A blush duo that has been sitting on my wish list for months and probably a year. Glad I pulled the trigger on the product because I really like the shades. Speaking of the shades, the duo has a nice metallic coral and peachy glow that I have not seen before in many blushes. That is because each shade is somewhat of a multichrome and is extremely light-reflecting. It is quite hard to describe it, but one thing is for sure — the shades are intergalactically dramatic. Overall, the blush compact is really buzzworthy and as beautiful and intricate as the bees’ honeycombs.


Tower 28 Beauty BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush in Power Hour – Sun-kissed terracotta. I see Tower 28 blushes everywhere on social media. It is like a ghost that haunts my feed and won’t leave me alone until I get to try it :-). Now that I have tried the instafamous blush, I can tell you that I am very in awe of how good the product is. The creamy soft texture of the blush makes it very easy to apply to lips and cheeks for a gorgeous monochrome look. Adding to that, the pigment is impressive because the blush lasted 4-6 hours on me. Blending is easy with just a few dabs on cheeks and lips using the finger. Overall, I am very satisfied with the vegan product, and I suggest that you try it ASAP.




Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick in Baby


RMS Beauty Hydrating Tinted Daily Lip Balm in Twilight LaneSheer berry. At first, I did not have high expectations of the lip balm, but when I tried the product, I really enjoyed the feel of it. In fact, out of all the lip balms and lip products reviewed in this post, the RMS lip balm is probably my most favorite because of the soft and lightweight feel on the lips. The coverage is between sheer to full, depending on the shade you choose. Also, the pigment is very long-wearing for a lip balm. The product also leaves a nice stain on the lips after one application, which is impressive. I like the product a lot, and I purchased more of it during the Sephora VIB Rouge sale.


Gucci Lunar New Year Rouge à Lèvres Voile Sheer Lipstick in 520 Marina ScarletOrange Red. What a beautiful brick red lipstick! I was hesitant to try the lipstick at first because I was unsure how it would look on my skintone. Much to my surprise, the lipstick works well with the warm undertones of my skin, and the pigment is legit long-wearing. While I still do not think that I can wear the lipstick every day, but for once in a while glam, why not coconut? A little dramatic lip color won’t hurt anybody, especially if it’s Gucci! And oh, did I mention that the package is SO ethereally beautiful? You have to see it to believe it!


Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick in BabyNeutral pink. I kind of want to call the shade of the lipstick as medium nude or simply warm neutral. That is because the lipstick or lip balm hybrid appears to be nude or quite neutral on my lips. While I like the shade, I find that it is not really sheer. The coverage is more of a true lipstick. I am also not a fan of the heaviness of the product on the lips, nor the angular tube design. Also, the scent is very generic. Overall, the lipstick feels somewhat thick and sticky, and the design of the tube is bulky and not comfortable to carry in the pocket. The lasting power of the lipstick is quite average.


Ilia Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in Memoir swatch


Ilia Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm in MemoirNeutral mauve with a natural finish. The lip balm is my third favorite lip product reviewed in this post. It is not as weightless as the RMS lip balm and not as heavy as the Merit lip balm, but it is something in between. The shade is the next best thing to most pigmented lips, and it is simply stunning. The product is also hydrating, and it keeps the lips hydrated for about 3-4 hours. The coverage is between sheer to full and very buildable. The formula is made of clean ingredients. Also, the tube applicator is recyclable.


Kosas, Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm in FlowWarm beige. I really really like the lip balm so much. It is so lightweight, and it has a nice minty flavor that is so soothing on the lips and gives that plumpy feel. The product is hydrating and long-wearing but does not give extreme shine to the lips. I would have called the lip balm the perfect one ever, BUT I have a love-hate relationship with the tube applicator. I dislike the tube because it is hard to apply on the lips since it is flat and does not suit well with the lips’ natural contours. On the other hand, I love the tube because it is so easy to store and carry because it is flat! OMG! I don’t know. Yet, despite it all. I still love the product, by all means 🙂




Caudalie Moisturizing Vegan Body Butter


Caudalie Moisturizing Vegan Body Butter – A vegan shea body butter that is exceptionally soft and adds good moisturization to the skin. There are many nourishing oil ingredients in the product, namely: grape seed oil, date oil, and shea butter oil. The body butter comes in a hefty lilac recyclable jar that is so pretty and will make you feel like you are getting your money’s worth with the product. The formula is non-greasy and sets on the skin immediately. The only caveat with the product is the almond scent. No matter how light the almond scent of the product is, I am still quite hypersensitive to it. The scent is similar to the Drunk Elephant Sili body lotion and Kamili body cleanser. Those products are worth the try but not worth the hype. Let us all learn to see things beyond rose-tinted glasses (wink wink).


Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Elasti-Cream with Collagen and Squalane – There are two things I advocate for everyone who is into makeup and skincare. First, use a foundation primer. Second, use or take collagen. We lose a considerable amount of collagen as we age, and collagen helps to replenish the skin’s elasticity and prevents skin sagging. Therefore, it promotes healthy, toned skin and a younger-looking face. What I love about the product is the smooth, creamy texture that gets absorbed by the skin immediately and does not leave a greasy feel. It contains collagen and squalene that promote skin elasticity and moisture. Also, the light floral scent is not overwhelming, and of course, the tube container is pink :-).


Kayali Eden Juicy Apple Eau de Parfum – Fresh bursts of red apple juice mixed with currants and heavy florals surprise you within the first spritz of the fabulous scent. I believe the product really captures the scent of the apple, and the elegant red bottle adds to the whole luxurious look. The top notes spread fresh apple and berries while the drydown dissipates into a non-heady musky floral. Now I understand why this perfume is all over my socials! This is the perfect scent for the cool kids looking for a long-lasting fragrance in a world of constantly fleeting digital trends. Ya gets?




Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer in watermelon


Valentino Twin Liner Gel and Liquid Eyeliner in 03 Black and Blue – A new favorite eyeliner of mine. The product is double-ended, with liquid eyeliner on one side and a semi-matte liner on the other side. It is everything you could ask for in an eyeliner because the formula is very long-wearing, smudge-proof, and comes in an elegant red Valentino packaging. I also got the color 04 Black and Marrone which is a great option to have. I highly recommend the product. It is a keeper.


 Saie Slip Tint Dewy Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 Sunscreen in Three + Half swatch




Touchland Power Mist Hydrating Hand Sanitizer in watermelon – I have always wanted to try the hand sanitizer pre-COVID, but I was not so keen on really trying it back then. Then COVID came, and the Touchland sanitizer was sold out, and it remained sold out for a long time, further intensifying my curiosity to try the product. Upon testing, I find the product to be really impressive for a hand sanitizer. The product is what all hand sanitizers should be – bacteria and virus annihilator (lol), moisturizing, gentle on the hand, and comes with a fabulous range of scents to choose from. The Touchland hand sanitizer contains 70% ethyl alcohol which I cannot even discern because the scent is overpowering in a good way. There is also aloe vera and lemon essential oil, which makes the product perfect as the hand sanitizer of the moment. The container is also unique and easy to carry because it is flat.


Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick in Baby


There goes my first impressions and thoughts about some of the beauty products that have been trending on social media. Have you tried any of these before?