Happy Sunday/Monday and welcome to another blog post! Halloween is sadly over and even though some people are moving right into Winter and Christmas, I am still holding on to Autumn. I love the Morphe 3502 palette, the colors just scream Autumn with the beautiful browns oranges and reds. I would buy this palette right away but I am such a beginner when it comes to eye makeup other than eyeliner. I have big eyes and I also wear big glasses so I feel like a lot of attention goes straight to my eyes. If I would use color on my eyes and it wasn’t blended enough or it just straight up looks bad, I feel like the mistakes would be more noticeable. That being said I don’t want to waste the beautiful palette colors on my beginners’ skills. I told myself that once I get really good at eye makeup and started to wear more eyeshadow I would get the Morphe 3502 palette but until then I would get a cheaper one until my skills are better.
Recently my mom and I were at Target and with the holidays coming Target was selling a brand called Profusion cosmetics. There was a range of different products to choose from highlight and contour palettes to lip kits all at a really good price. The one that caught my eye out of all of them was the Beauty Treasure Box. According to the Profusion website, the Beauty Treasure box is a deluxe beauty box that includes ultra-blendable eyeshadows, blush, contour and highlight shades to enhance and define your features. The pigments are supposed to sit comfortably on the skin while giving you a natural finish. The Beauty Treasure Box a 40 piece makeup kit with 35 eyeshadow colors, 1 highlighter, 2 blush shades, 1 contour shade, a black eyeliner pencil and a Pro Series brush. If I am honest, the reason why I was so drawn to this palette is that it reminds me of the Morphe 3502. The palette at Target was retailed for $12.99 while the Morphe 3502 is $23.00 so even though the Morphe palette is still pretty affordable, the Profusion is a great first palette for beginners.
After all, that being said I originally thought that I was just going to go on here and do a review over the palette but why would I go through the reason for getting this palette and not do an Autumn makeup tutorial since I’m still not over Autumn and then my thoughts at the end! This is my first makeup tutorial on top of being a beginner at eye makeup so please please please be kind to me if the eyeshadows aren’t blended in as well as they could have been. Right as I was going to take photos of this tutorial, my camera battery died so these photos are taken from my phone since I already showered and did my hair. So finally after this long introduction, I bring to you my Autumn Makeup Look using the Profusion Beauty Treasure Box!
Hello my naked face! My hair is already styled and I already primed it with the Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer that I forgot to take a photo of. Can you tell this is my first time because I don’t know what I am doing, but I am ready to start this tutorial!
Step 1: Foundation
The first step is to clip these crazy bangs back and then I am using my favorite foundation right now which is the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in shade 190 with the Fenty Beauty Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 110 that I didn’t get a picture of.
Step 2: Concealer
I normally don’t use concealer but today my eye bags were crazy so I used my NYX concealer under my eyes.
Step 3: Contour
Getting into the Profusion Beauty Treasure Box I am going into the Contour color that is called Shade Contour and contouring my cheekbones, temples (I don’t know why with my bangs) and under my chin.
Step 4: Eyebrows Part 1
Then since I am moving everywhere with my makeup (I always do my makeup out of a normal order) I am starting my brows. For the arch and the tail of my brow, I am using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown and a small angled brush.
Step 5: Eyebrows Part 2
And now that my brows look weird without the start of the brows filled in I am finishing them off with the Benefit Goof Proof Pencil in Shade 3.
Now it is time to get into the Eyeshadows!
Step 6: Eyeshadow Part 1
I am using three colors. The first color is called Rust which is a dark matte red-orange color and I am putting that on the outer corner of the lid as well as blending it into the crease.
Step 7: Eyeshadow Part 2
For the second color, I am using Adventurous which is a warm matte tan color and putting that on my inner lid.
Step 8: Eyeshadow Part 3
For the third color, I am using Pharaoh which is this beautiful shimmery gold color and putting that on the middle of my lid.
Step 9: Eyeliner
Once all three colors are on, I am lining my eye with my favorite liquid eyeliner the NYX Epic Ink Liner in Black and adding a wing at the end.
Step 10: Tightlining
Next Tightline the top water line using the Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Black Lace. Can you tell how excited I am to tightline my eyes?
Step 11: Bottom Eyeliner
To eyeline my bottom waterline I am using the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cashmere which is a shimmery champagne color.
Step 12: Mascara
The final step for eyes is to use mascara. Since I have such a crazy obsession with mascara I am using 2 coats of my 2 favorite mascaras, Benefit’s Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara and Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara.
Step 13: Blush
For blush, I went back into the Beauty Treasure box and used the shade Playful out of the two blush options and applied that to my cheeks. I chose the color Playful because I was in love with more deeper coral color than the bright pink.
Step 14: Highlight
I know there is a highlighter in the Treasure box but I really wanted to use my favorite highlighter for this look. That highlighter is of course Peach from the Opal Highlighting palette from Limecrime. I use this highlighter every day which you can tell because I am hitting pan with just this one color. If you are curious about this palette I did a review on this palette a while back, I will link it at the end of this post.
Step 15: Lips
To finish off this Autumn makeup look I am going in with my favorite Fall Lipstick from Limecrime and that is in the shade Bloodmoon. Bloodmoon is the deepest blood red in the Velvetine line and it the perfect dark shade for Autumn!
After putting your lips on, unclip those crazy bangs and the look is complete!
Now that the Autumn look is complete, I did wear this makeup look for the rest of the day so I do have some thoughts on the products that came from the Profusion Beauty Treasure Box.
Before even talking about the wear of the makeup let’s talk about the package itself. Now I know in this particular palette you are getting 40 pieces of product but I wish in this palette and I noticed in the other palettes that the pods were smaller. This just could be my personal opinion, but I wish they were bigger so you can get more product!
Some makeup brands instead of just a clear sheet have plastic covers to cover the makeup so it doesn’t break in the package but two things about this plastic cover annoyed me. First of all, while opening the package it was taped on the sides so in the process of getting it off I accidentally stabbed one of the eyeshadow colors leaving a dent in it. The second thing that annoyed me is that I would normally throw the plastic cover away after removing it but the names of each shade are on the plastic cover so I have to keep it if I want to know the names of the colors.
The Brush Inside
I didn’t use the eyeliner pencil in the kit but I did use the brush to put on the middle color on my lid. I also used the brush to blend in the colors. My verdict on the brush is that I liked it! It picked up a lot of colors as well as blended them as well nicely.
The Formula and Wear
And now it is finally time to talk about the formula and the wear. I am happy to say that the colors and the contour color are pigmented but also very blendable. It didn’t irritate my skin at all for the rest of the day but by the end of the day the pigment lost its color and you can start to see creases in the color. So sadly it isn’t a long-lasting wear but if you are only wearing it for a few hours it is perfect.
Is it Worth it?
So my final verdict of the Profusion Beauty Treasure Box? I would say that is perfect for beginners. The colors are very pigmented but also blendable which makes it easy to practice and sharpens your skill. Though I am sad about some of the packaging and how it isn’t for a long-lasting wear, the palette was only $12.99 so I can’t argue with that.
So that’s it! Wow, that was a long one! I hope you enjoyed this blog post. I’m trying to open myself up to more blog post opportunities to be more creative and now that I’ve done one, I’m excited to try more in the future! Let me know in the comments below what you think as well as other blog posts ideas, I am always up for new ideas! Until then I hope you are enjoying what is left of Autumn unless you are already getting ready for winter and Christmas and I will see you in the next post!
Link to my review of Limecrime’s Opal Highlighting Palette: