Month: May 2012

Sleek Ultra Mattes VI Brights Palette (& day 32!)

I had the pleasure to score a Sleek ultra matte palette from a friend….yay!    These are bright and pigmented.   I swatched them over Detrivore primer and photographed everything with no flash under a bright light.   I can’t wait to wear them tomorrow!

And yes, I’m wearing my sweet Captain America shirt….you can see it in the mirror!

Virus Insanity Swatches (& post 33!)

There’s nothing more fun than playing with pretty sparklies.  I got right down to it and blasted some swatches out because they were so pretty!   I was initially referred to VI because I was looking for recommendations of blue/brown color shift pigments.  I poked around and decided to try eight different pigments.  They come in little clam shells which I hate but I’ll just depot them in sample baggies and they shall go into The Book Of Shadows.

I found these pigments easy to work with but they are definite glitter bombs.  You’d have to use a sticky base/primer for maximum benefit and be aware that they are super sparkly.    I was expecting to love Clawdeen the most but my  surprise favorite was Shenanigans.  I can’t wait to wear it tomorrow! You should go check them out:

Tigerlilly was more than happy to help with the swatches!

Evil Shades Swatches & FOTD (& post 34!)

I received my latest Evil Shades order and just couldn’t wait to swatch them.   I actually really enjoy doing swatches and photographing them but it’s always most enjoyable with quality pigments.    I appreciate a shadow that has great color pay off, a nice creamy finish and blends nicely.

The beauty that is Drakon. Quite possibly the single most awesome shadow ever.

The sparkliness of Singing Waters.

Face:  MAC foundation and concealer in NC15, Evil Shades matte powder.

Cheeks:  Evil Shades Ravishing

Lips:  Nude pencil with Evil Shades Caged Gypsy

Eyes:  MAC Untitled under Tick: Tock Infinity base in nude.   Evil Shades:  Drakon applied to outer 2/3 of lid as well as up into crease and under lower lid.   Death By Fruitcake applied to inner corner of upper lid and a little above crease to blend out Drakon.   One spot of Incantation applied to middle of lid as well is inner corners.   Frosty’s Intervention applied just under brow and just a bit of Phoenix applied to outer corner close to lashes.    Physician’s Formula black liner applied to outer corners of upper lid as well as to water line of lower lid.  One coat of black mascara.

I did a little experimenting with Drakon over different colored primers.   Enjoy!

And my personal favorite:

And over the Darling Girl paint pot colors that I have.  It’s amazing how different this one pigment can look depending on how you wear it.

FOTD With Mi Vida Loca Palette(& day 35!)

I played around with the Kat Von D palette and decided to use the pink and purple.  I found the colors easy to work with and while not neon by any means they are bright.  The surprise hit for me was actually the liner that came with it.  It’s bold and bright and applied easily and evenly and wore like iron all day.

Face:  MAC foundation and concealer in NC15.   Evil Shades matte powder.

Cheeks:  Blush in Anana from  Meow

Lips: Cover Girl blast flip stick in Stunner

Eyes:  MAC Untitled under Tick: Tock Infinity base in Milky Way.  Sparklehorse on lid with No Regrets applied to outer V and blended into crease. Swan Song applied to brow bone and inner corner.  Eyeliner in Wonderchild on upper and lower lids with one coat of black mascara.

FOTD Emerald Pretty Palette (& day 36!)

Today I played with the Emerald Pretty palette from Tarina Tarantino.   The shadows apply really nicely and it’s a bit of a learning curve getting used to using a pressed shadow again.  It’s been a while since I’ve used one!  The lighting outside was kind of crappy so the pics are little washed out.  Sorry!

Face:  MAC foundie and concealer in NC15, Evil Shades matte powder.

Cheeks:   Brazen’s  Perfect 10

Lips:  Nude pencil with MAC Dazzleglass

Eyes:   MAC Untitled on lid.  Dandy Lion in outer V and blended up into crease.    Glinda’s Kiss on lid and brow bone as well as inner portion of lower lid.    Saw Dust Heart applied just a bit into crease for depth.   Brazen’s Odette just under brow.   Physicians Formula taupe liner applied to upper and lower lid.  One coat black mascara.

Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette (& day 37!)

Whilst perusing for the Tarinha Tarantino palette I stumbled across the Kat Von D True Romance palette in Mi Vida Loca.  Fine, put the gun away….I’ll go quietly.

Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty Palette (& day 38!)

I hadn’t bought an eyeshadow palette in something like…..ten years?   I’ve had the hankering for one or two and decided to ask my trusty makeup group what I should order.  Phyrra suggested the Emerald Pretty palette by Tarina Tarantino.   I checked it out on Sephora and instantly wanted it.  It had nice, wearable colors, a mirror, great packaging and it’s based on colors from the Emerald City which also happens to be a nickname for Seattle.

I was super happy to see that it had been delivered today and greedily ripped open the package to see all the pretties.

Posing next to the Kat Von D palette. Don’t worry, that review is coming tomorrow!

I love all the holographic touches to the palette. It really is as beautiful as the Emerald City!

I haven’t had a chance to try them on my face, but the colors applied beautifully and were a pleasure to work with.   I feel the colors are a really nice well conceptualized collection.   Bravo!  In case you’re interested, you can find it here:

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