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Opening Up Pandora’s Makeup Box (With Swatches)!

Hello!

I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday afternoon with their moms! I have been so excited to write about Pandora’s products after falling in love with the Pandora blush that we received in the March Glossybox. I love supporting a Canadian makeup brand whenever I can and I had never heard of Pandora Makeup until receiving it in my Glossybox so thanks Glossybox!

For my very first order, I purchased two lip glosses in Smile and Ciao ($16), one lipstick in Soft Caramel ($16) and two eye shadows in Honey ($14 pan only) and Aquamarine ($18 with packaging)

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Here are swatches of the eye shadows which were quite pigmented when and had a beautiful shimmer! I think Honey is just GORGEOUS and has now been added to my UNII palette! I had a feeling I would like it so that’s why I ordered it without the packaging. $4 cheaper too! Aquamarine may not be an every day shade for me, but I just love how icy the blue is!

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Next is the lipstick in Soft Caramel. It comes in this super cute cardboard container with a little rhinestone on the cap. The lipstick is silky smooth, hydrating and smells a lot like Caramel actually! Soft Caramel is a great neutral colour and one that I would also wear under a lipgloss. Love it!

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Finally, here are Ciao and Smile! Ciao is a beautiful metallic taupe that on the Pandora website is described as “the perfect monotone taupe shine that looks incredible on Asian skin tone”. Being Asian, I figured this would be a good colour to try out. I have worn it, and it makes me look like I have this beautiful bronze tan Smile. Smile is a shimmery peach colour that I know will be another summer favourite! 

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Packaging: Ultra cute and eco-friendly! Cool vintage earthy look to it and there is so much attention to detail that as a beauty junkie, I really appreciate! I mean, there are sparkly rhinestones! The cardboard packaging is printed with soy ink making it easier to recycle and has the FSC Mixed Sources stamp of approval which means that any product with this stamp supports the development of responsible forest management by only using wood from non-contentious sources. Yayyy!

Formula: Soft Caramel applied very smoothly and felt rich and hydrating. I will definitely be getting more of Pandora’s lipsticks! The lip glosses Ciao and Smile were very pigmented as you can see from the swatches. Upon application, the impact of the metallic finish of each colour was a bit much for me, but I found that as time went by, the colour softened and became more natural looking.

Scent: The lipstick smelled sweet like caramel and the lip glosses smelled minty!

Final Verdict: So far, the lipstick, lip gloss and eye shadow are winners for me and I love an eco-conscious makeup company. If any of you would like to pick up something from Pandora’s Makeup Box, feel free to use the code CosmeticProof20 to receive 20% off your entire purchase*!

P.S. I loved Honey so much, I had to wear it right away!

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*I receive no compensation for the usage of the promo code CosmeticProof20 so go shopping girls!

19 comments

  1. The packaging is so cute! The lip glosses are gorgeous!

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    1. It's such girly packaging, I love it! And I have to have more of these lip glosses, they really are awesome.

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  2. I'm glad you did a review of the lipstick - that is one thing I want to get in my next shipment (along with probably a boatload of other things). I love how big the glosses are too. I wore Smile out on Friday night and it lasted through several drinks - great staying power.

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    1. Haha, I know my wishlist is huge now! Yes, I noticed that with the lip glosses too, the colour didn't really disappear with food and/or drink.

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  3. I love Pandora's packaging, I love that they are a Canadian brand, and I love the look of these products! excellent haul :)

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    1. I can't get enough of this company! I think I'm hooked now!

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    1. Thank you! I know I'm going to use the stuff I got all the time!

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  5. Those eyeshadows look so pigmented and I like the lipstick on you. (:
    I always love your swatches, they look so true to color and good quality.

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    1. Thank you! I always try to do my swatches in natural light, so I'm constantly praying for sunshine! It rains a lot where I live so it's hard to come by!

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    2. Oh, P.S, I tagged you for three tags in a tag post on my blog, hopefully you haven't done them yet. (:
      (If you don't want to do them though that's fine.)

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  6. I love the title of this post :) The products you got are so lovely! The colors look so wonderful on you!

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    1. Thank you! I try to be somewhat creative ;-) I am so in love with everything. I've been wearing Honey for 3 days straight now!

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  7. Wow Honey looks fantastic on you! I love the Pandora blush we got in our Glossybox too.. it's soo flattering :) Have been dying to try out their lipsticks!

    xo

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    1. Thank you! I think Honey would look good on a lot of skin tones it's just one of those great colours. Hope to see your Pandora haul soon!

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  8. I love the eye shadows they are powders but they go on so creamy . The mascara is amazing also . And everything is so big which gives you more bang for your buck! :) love this product!

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    1. Oh, I've been wanting to try the mascara so that's good to know!

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  9. I have been wondow shopping Pandora but haven't pull the trigger yet. I love their packaging. I really want to try their brozer. I overspent in May LOL so maybe soon ,,, real soon.

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    1. I totally overspent too...I'm trying to just go through what I have and review that! I've truly been enjoying the Pandora products and I'll probably get more in July when I feel I "deserve" it ;-)

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