Perfectly Neutral| Sonia Kashuk


You know those dozens of little quads and duos from the drug store that  you have just hanging out in a drawer, because your palettes get all your attention? Well, I have started to hate that. So, I decided to start doing looks with them for all of you, so I can decided which ones I love, hate, etc. I want to mention that this series will not contain any of the popular Maybelline or Cover Girl ones, because they are not cruelty free. I really wish they were though because I am hard core starting to miss those brands. With that intro out of the way, let’s begin.

I am sure you have heard of the Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral all matte palette about a million times. After using that for a while, I decided I really didn’t like it. I mean the ELF Mad About Matte palette is like half the price and so much better. But, I still have a ton of Sonia Kashuk palettes sitting around, we are going to discuss the Perfectly Neutral 6 pan palette.

You can purchase it for $14.29 at Target. Does anyone else think that $14.29 is an incredibly random price?

First and foremost I think it is important to mention that not one shade in this palette is 100% matte. Even the two brown shades that look like they could be matte have some shimmer in them.


The formula of the shadows is extremely buttery. They actually remind me a ton of the Lorac shadows, even down to the powderiness. The shades, are very pigmented, aside from the two semi-matte ones, I felt that those took longer to build up. Which isn’t really that bad, I use these mainly for the crease and would prefer to be able to build my crease shades rather then starting off with a  brush loaded with product anyway.


  • I primed my eyes with the Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus ye primer.
  • I took the 1st shade in the 2nd row in to my crease to use as a transition.
  • I took the 2nd shade in the 2nd row and put it in the middle of my lid.
  • After that I took the shade under it and put it on my outer lid.
  • Then I took the 2nd shade in the 1st row and put it on the 1st third of my eye.
  • To deepen it all I took the 1st shade in the last row and buffed it in to my crease and under my lower lash line.
  • To highlight my inner corner and brow bone I used the 1st shade in the little palette.
  • I did a small wing with my Too Faced Liner marker.
  • I decided to try out the Max Factor mascara because I was getting questions about it after it was sent to me. I do not like it. The formula is too wet for me, and the wand has a lack of bristles that does nothing for my lashes. I ended up going over it with my Pacifica Dream Big mascara.


There is my eye look with my makeup all finished!

Other Products Used:

  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Concealer
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless setting powder
  • ELF Contour Kit
  • Becca Highlighter “opal” (Pressed)
  • Glossier Rose Balm Dot Com

Who needs this?:

If you have a ton of palettes, I would pass on this. It is just a ton of super simple shades. But, it is really nice quality and looks beautiful on the eyes. If you do not have a lot of makeup and have a matte palette, but just want some basic shimmers, I think this would be a fantastic little palette to pick up. I think I am going to start using it to travel, sense it is small and can create a beautiful natural OR dramatic look!

I hope you enjoyed this post! What is your favorite little random palette? Have you done a post like this? Link it below and comment as well! Want more B&T? Check this out! You can also follow me on Instagram and Snap Chat @manda_janette

XoXo Manda

*Makup Declutter Eyeshadow*

I knew this would be the hardest part, and it was. Making my first sale of the products that I am selling, today helped me a lot though sense that money is going to a makeup order!

* I am not showing all the shadows I have remaining- or the ones I am starting with, because I have a few series planned, and I don’t want to spoil anything! Remember, my decluttering process is growing and I will be showing more shadows and other items that I will be passing in on, as they are decided on.*

Single Shadows


Lately I have had this strange need to buy single shadows. It was really hard to get rid of any, and the ones that I am passing along, I had to force myself to do. Let’s begin!

Wet n’ Wild “cheeky”- This pink is super powdery and way more trouble than it is worth. I am really liking shades of pink lately, but I have better shadows that are similar. Going to a family member

L’oreal “Green Promenade”- I really like this shadow line. I actually have kept a lot that I want to find cruelty free dupes of before I pass along. This one just isn’t pigmented, so I am going to let my family pick through this (along with a ton of other makeup) next weekend!

L’oreal “Argentic”- This is another shade that just isn’t pigmented. I am also passing this along to family. I have swatched it quite a bit.

Cover Girl “Tapestry taupe”, “Mink”, and “Brown Smoulder”- I am passing these all along for the same reason. I have these exact shades, but 1000 times better in cruelty free form. I have messed with these quite a bit, so I am going to give these to family and not sell. It was a bit hard to pass these along, because I do like them, but there is no sense in keeping a worse version of something I own.



Palettes weren’t as hard to move away from because I have SO many. Let’s just get into the ones I am passing along and where they are going.

NYC Lovatics BY Demi- I used this once, in a post. It is nice for the price, but I have so much like it. It also is not cruelty free, so might as well pass it along. I am going to sanitize and sell this item!

NYX Sex Bomb- I have never used this item and just don’t see myself reaching for it. I am going to sell it.

CoverGirl Notice Me Nudes- I bought this b/c of Tati and it just wasn’t as great as she made it seem. Not much pigmentation. Going to a family member sense I did use it quite a bit.

Revlon Photo Ready “Metropolitan” – I have only swatched this item, and I know my mom really likes it. She has used it. I am going to give it to her!

Wet n’ Wild Poster Child- I have played with this some, but I am never going to use this. I am just going to let it go to a family member before I change my mind!

Sonia Kashuk Eyes on Textured Nudes- I love the matte and shimmer version of this palette, but this one just doesn’t have the same pay off. I am going to also pass this on to my mom, she has been wanting shadows with more shimmer, maybe she can make use of this.

Wet n Wild I’m Getting Sun Burnt- This trio is really messy and the shadows are too soft. The super dark brown broke and has just mixed with the other shades. I am going to throw this one away.

Rimmel Afternoon Tea-This has like no pigmentation. I don’t even want to give it to someone else because it just sucks. Trash.

Hope you enjoyed this declutter! What shadows should I pick up? What types of looks do you want to see??

XoXo Manda

What Make-Up is Travaling with Me? + The Make-Up Bags I Use to Travel



I want to start by talking about the bag itself! If you have read my first few post than you will remember this bag. It is a NYX make-up bag that I got with a set of NYX make-up at Ulta. This is my favorite bag to travel with because it’s clear so I can see all my products easier, and it is plastic which makes it much easier to clean! Continue reading “What Make-Up is Travaling with Me? + The Make-Up Bags I Use to Travel”

My go to makeup look! Only using drugstore products!

Let’s start with the eyes!


I mixed shades 4 and 7 as my transition shade. This is the Sonia Kashuk eye on textured neutral palette, it is pretty great. I then used shade 5 all over the lid. Shade 2 was my inner corner highlight.


I then used the L’oreal color riche single in” pain au chocolate”
As my actual crease shade. I then used Cover Girls ” brown smoulder ” to darken up my outer V.

I also used essence black liquid liner and the covergirl mascara in plumpify ( also in black).


I assume we all know what to do with foundation and concealer. Just to note, I used Maybellines fit me concealer in cafe as my contour shade.


I then used the Coty  powder in translucent to bake. By the way, this sponge is see cheap at Walmart, it is actually pretty nice! I set the rest of !y face with Essences all about matte powder.


I used the ELF contour palette to highlight and set my contour. I also bronzed the rest of my face with Rimmels  Sundance bronzer.


I used Wet n Wilds Rose Champagne blush. I am loving it right now.

*** the picture of the lip product I was wearing did not transfer. It was one of L’oreals liquid lipsticks with a balm at the other end in never ending nutmeg.
****** I trade up the lip products a lot. This is one I didn’t like. After 30 mins it started to crust up and flake off.






I hope you enjoyed the look! Have any requests, questions, or ideas? Let me know!!

~xoxo manda