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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stars Makeup Haven Haul/Review

Last week Stars Makeup Haven was having a 20% off sale so I got a "Build Your Own Custom 28 Pan Eyeshadow Palette". I just received it yesterday. The colour Foxy was missing from the order. I contacted them and received an email a little while ago that they sent the missing colour out today. Most of the colours I ordered were the newer ones they just put up on their site. Also, my order came with the eyeshadows not in the palette so I could arrange the colours in the order I wanted. :-)

List of colours:
Warm & Fuzzy
Bee's Knees
Sunshine Girl
Mint Julep
Something Blue
Powder Room
Ultra Violet
Two To Tango
Teal Tuesday
Raisin' Cane
Foxy (this one is missing in the pictures)
Cat's Meow

Here's where you can view the swatches from Karla Sugar's blog: Stars Makeup Haven eyeshadow


 I've been using the Smokey Blacks Eyeshadow Quad almost every day for a few weeks (as highlighter and darken my crease) to help me decide whether or not I wanted to buy more colours. I also did one of my Halloween looks with it. The texture is smooth and creamy, goes on very well, blends like a dream and is highly pigmented. I really like these eyeshadows and how easy they are to use. So it was easy for me to decide on getting the larger palette and pick out what colours I want. I have another 28 pan palette coming for Christmas. :-) How do I know? Well, with my man being afraid he'd select the wrong colours on the drop-down menu, he asked me to do it so he wouldn't have to worry when he placed the order. Hee hee. Anyway, these will be so nice for when I travel and have days where I don't have time to sift through hundreds of loose eyeshadows to create a look.

 The eyeshadow pans are the same size as MAC. You can purchase the single eyeshadows for $4.95 each without a palette. The 28 pan palette alone is $13.95. However, you can save money by getting the "build your own custom 15 pan palette" for $49.95 or save even more by getting the "build your own custom 28 pan palette" for $79.95. With the BYOC 15 pan palette, the eyeshadows are $3.33 each and the palette is FREE. With the BYOC 28 pan palette, the eyeshadows are $2.85 each and the palette is FREE. So rather than buying a few colours here and there and purchasing the palette separately, I decided to save money for a while and then buy a big ol' BYOC palette to get my moneys worth. :-)  It really saves more money in the long run and I'll have just 2 big palettes rather than 4 smaller ones. Which I prefer.

I will update this post when I get the missing eyeshadow in the mail. :-D

Here's their website: Stars Makeup Haven

Have you heard of or tried Stars Makeup Haven?


  1. I've been seeing Stars Makeup Haven everywhere now and I think they totally deserve it! Karla's swatches are drool-worthy. I especially love Sin-sational and Warm & Fuzzy! Thats adorable your man got you some for Xmas! My hubs did the same thing for our anniversary, I wanted something from Etsy and he's like "Just do it for me, use my credit card" lol

  2. Lisa Kate,
    I know! I had to try it for myself to see what all the hype was about and now I understand. Love this stuff! Ha ha! Boys are so funny.