Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Nevermore is a nearly-matte purple...and when I say purple, I mean candy-store-bubble-gum-drop-purple. It's almost electric, and to be honest, the camera couldn't quite capture the color in the pot. There is the slightest hint of shimmer, which almost disappears when applied. This is a really cool color, and I'm not one for mattes.
Druid Werewolf is a very deep peachy-nude shimmer with pale copper shimmer. Depending on your skin tone it is going to be either light or dark on you. For me, this is dark. Probably not dark enough for a crease shade, but definitely darker than a highlight. I really like this color! Although it is shimmery, it isn't glittery or chunky. This is definitely a color that can add a little *umph* to any one's "everyday" or "natural" look without going over the top.
Dressed to Kill is definitely my favorite shade in the bunch. I a pushover for greens, and mostly olive greens, so this was right up my alley. Think MAC's "Golden Olive" pigment on steroids. This starts as a beautiful golden olive shade, but has green, gold, and even hints of turquoise shimmer running through it. This is such a complex shade, and is stunning. Perfect as an eyeshadow or as liner!
Pumpkinfire is a matte black with copper sparkles. A great color to create a warmer toned smokey eye, this also makes an amazing eyeliner, adding just a that kick with the sparkles to make it so much different than your typical black.
Avenging Salem is a matte black with very deep wine/plum colored glitter. This one appears to have more shimmer than Pumpkinfire (above), but they are about the same in my opinion. This one does make a great liner, too, and works with more of your blues and purples. Another gorgeous color I look forward to trying out!
Otherworld is a very different shade, and I am so glad I decided to order this. It isn't turquoise, it isn't quite. I truly is a ghostly color, a pale ice white with shimmer that makes it a very pale turquoise shade. The shimmer in this has hints of golden, green, and silver. It is so shimmery that it actually "blinds" the camera with it's sparkles (see the swatches below). I can't wait to try this one out either!
Medievil Haunting is a very close second to my favorite eyeshadow in the bunch. The best way to describe this would be as crushed pyrite or Fools Gold. It truly is the most beautiful, cool, gold with so much frost, it looks like molten pyrite when applied, particularly over the epoxy. There is golden shimmer, but bursts of silver glitter throughout as well. This one is a stunner for sure!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Imagine you're on a tropical beach. The warm rays are beating down on you. There is nothing on the agenda for days, save for sunbathing, sipping umbrella drinks and sleeping in. Leslie Blodgett has captured the ultimate vacation through fragrance with this intoxicating blend of creamy sensuality, dreamy florals and sexy musks. Glowing, gorgeous sun-kissed skin that just begs to be touched is at the heart of this limited-edition scent, created exclusively for Sephora.
Top: No clock in sight and no reason to wake up (Black Pepper, Freesia, Anise).
Middle: Hot, hot hopping to the towel on sand (Iris, Vanilla Orchid, Plumeria, Patchouli).
Bottom: Finally, time to mingle, baring amber shoulders still warm from the day (Sandalwood, Labdanum, Musk).
Not only is there the perfume, but there is also Body Cream (above) and Solid Perfume (below).
Have any of you tried or smelled this fragrance? I haven't yet, but hope to soon!
This is available on Sephora's website, www.sephora.com.
Monday, October 26, 2009
The only thing is, I'm wearing ALL silver - not going as a horse :)
What are your ideas for makeup, etc., for this costume? I found some false lashes like those pictured above, only in silver. I still have to find a silver dress, so that is my biggest focus right now. I'd love to hear what your thoughts are - eyeshadows, nail polishes, lashes, hair, etc! Thanks lovelies!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
After my recent purchases at the CCO, I wanted to try out the new MAC Idol Eyes eyeshadow I purchased. The color is very unique, as you can see from the swatch in my earlier post - it manages to take on a variety of colors from golds, lavenders and silvers, depending upon what it is next to. It is a very shimmery color, so this was right up my alley.
Below is the full do:
Bare Escentuals Foundation "Fair"
Everyday Minerals Intensive Multi-Tasking
Bare Escentuals Tinted Feather Light Mineral Veil
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish "Blonde"
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
MAC eyeshadow "Idol Eyes" - inner corner of lid
MAC eyeshadow "Black Tied" from Royal Assets palette - outer corner, crease
MAC pigment "Vanilla" - highlight
Victoria's Secret Gel Eyeliner "Black Satin"
Rimmel Volume Mousse Mascara "Black"
Well, we are off to start another week, and this one is going to whiz by, I can already tell by looking at my calendar! Hope you all have a great Monday!!
Friday, October 16, 2009
After getting lost while walking through the outlets (I did stumble across a Bare Escentuals Outlet, but that's another post!), I finally came to the CCO. They had quite a lot of things to chose from, but I did see two products I had been looking for: MAC's "Blonde" Mineralize Skinfinish from the Blonde, Brunette, Redhead collection, and MAC's Mink and Sabel from the Starflash collection. I also picked up MAC's Idol Eyes as an added bonus!
Idol Eyes is a really pretty color. I don't have much in silver, so I was excited to pick this up. The thing is, this shadow isn't exactly silver...it's more of a silver-meets-lavender-meets-gold-meets-taupe. It really takes on the characteristic of whatever else you pair with it, so it is quite intriguing!
Mink and Sable is one of the "must haves" in my eyes. I love greens and olives, but this one takes on a lot more. It has the ability to pull browns and golds out, as well. This was re-introduced during the Starflash Collection earlier this year, and I just didn't get around to buying it. Every time I saw someone post this in a FOTD, I would kick myself for not getting it. This is a deep olive green with golden shimmer. It's not over-the-top sparkly, but it definitely has some frost to it.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
To do the look below:
MAC Paint Pot "Painterly" - base
Bare Escentuals "Chic Diamond" - inner corners & blended into inner crease
Bare Escentuals "Midnight Diamond" - outer corner & wet along upper lashline
Bare Escentuals "Heavenly Diamond" - highlight
I really like the Bare Escentuals Natural lipglosses, and this color is no exception. Its a very pretty color, adding just a hint to the lips, without being overbearing. It is a great accompaniment to the dark eyeshadows in this set.
I also took a picture of the whole look. The blush and the lipgloss are very similar, so they are great together. This blush has very limited shimmer, so I added the Bare Radiance over the top just to give my skin a little life since it's been pretty "blah" recently.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Black Diamonds set also comes with three brushes. As I've mentioned in the past, I love the BE brushes. The quality is great, and when you get them in a collection such as this, they are practically "free"! The three brushes in this set were the Soft Focus Liner Brush, the Tapered Blush Brush and the Contour Shadow Brush.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
A beautifully unique color, Mr. Wrong is the mix of a black base, bright silver-purple micro glitter, and gold micro glitter. The thing I find very interesting about this shade is that of all the reviews I've seen and read online, not one person's swatch looks the same. Mr. Wrong takes on a different personality with every person, which is probably why this little guy is Mr. Wrong!
Mr. Wrong pulls out mostly purple shades on me. I love this polish because I can't quite bring myself to rock the black nail polish, as much as I really like some of the black and shimmer shades out on the market right now. Much like the Stila Smudgepot in "Little Black Dress" is a great option for those who want a dark eyeliner without the harshness of black, Mr. Wrong is a great way to wear a dark and edgy color without going to the extreme of black. And, at around $5 a pop, these are a great little bargain for the quality!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sephora says that this is a black base with pink sparkles. To me, it looks like a very deep egg plant purple with purple shimmer. I suppose it could be all the pink and black mixed together, but regardless, this is a beautiful color.