Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

This is the makeup I wore today... or well, yesterday (it's past midnight here). Happy New Year everyone! Let's make 2012 the best year so far ;)

Products used

♥ Urban Decay Primer Potion
♥ IsaDora eye shadow quad in Frosty Mulberry (the pink shadow on my lid, the dark red shadow in my crease, and the white one as a brow bone highlight)
♥ LASplash eyeshadow sealer + Darling Girl Pixie Sprinkles in Guns n' Roses (eyeliner)
♥ No7 Extreme Length Mascara (first coat)
♥ No7 Lash Adapt mascara (second coat)


♥ Maybelline The Eraser foundation
♥ MAC Select Moisturecover concealer
♥ MAC Studio Finish concealer
♥ MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
♥ MAC Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk
♥ e.l.f. Studio Blush in Tickled Pink

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lost in Makeupland's Rock My Look collection

I have some swatches for you today. I purchased samples of Lost in Makeupland's Rock My Look collection on the 31st of October, and received them on the 21st of November. So, it took them 3 weeks to get here, which I think is a long time considering that they were sent to me from Spain (which isn't that far away). She did include a discount code though, since it had taken her more than the stated TAT for her to ship them to me, and I thought that was nice :)

I had high expectations for these shadows. In my opinion, they look absolutely beautiful in the product picture. It looks like they have a really pretty sheen to them (well, perhaps not Queen, but the other ones). And when I got them, that's exactly what I saw as well. I put all the samples in little jars, and the shadows look gorgeous in those jars!

This picture belongs to LostinMakeupland

However, once I'd swatched them, they didn't look that interesting at all. All the shadows look pretty flat on the skin, and they... well, they just look so similar! When swatched next to each other, you can tell that one is more brown, one is more blue, etc., but on the eye you can't really tell. They all just look dark. That's it. 

Dream On was the one I was most excited to try. Lost in Makeupland describes it like this: "Dream On - This shade is specially difficult to swatch. It's deep and depending on the light and the angle where you look at it, will look gold or black. It's undeniably beautiful, you have to see it in person to understand why I love it so much!". And I love eye shadows like that. But this one, in my opinion, pretty much just looks like a warm dark brown color, regardless of the lighting.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I had too high expectations for these shadows. I love them in the jars, but they're just not as exciting on the skin. If you're looking for an "is it black or is it gold?" type of shadow, then I'd definitely advice you to skip Dream On and go for Persephone's Teeny Tiny T-backs instead ;)

To sum it up, I will use these shadows, cause even though I expected more, they are still pretty and I think they'll work great as liners. Let's just say that I won't be buying the full-sized ones.

From left - right: Dream On, Libertine, Queen, Seven Nation Army, Volta & Yeah Yeah Yeah

In different lighting (daylight bulb)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blue Winter

This is a look that I created for a makeup challenge in one of the facebook groups I'm in. The challenge was to create a "Blue Winter" inspired look... do you think I succeeded?

Products used

Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer
♥ GDE eyeshadow in Cloud Coverage (all over lid as a base, dry)
♥ Cocovana Cosmetics eyeshadow in HiFi (inner third of lid, foiled)
♥ Innocent+Twisted Alchemy eyeshadow in Poisoned Tears (middle part of lid, foiled)
Lumikki eyeshadow in Nazareth (outer third of lid + crease, dry)
♥ Innocent+Twisted Alchemy eyeshadow in Poisoned Tears (above the crease color, dry)
Calvin Klein Electric Edge liquid eyeliner pen in Electric Black
♥ L.A. Girl endless eyeliner in Navy
♥ Covergirl Lash Perfection mascara (+ false lashes)
♥ MAC eyeshadow in Omega (eye brows)

♥ Dainty Doll Concealer in 002
♥ White eyeliner pencil by L'OrĂ©al
♥ GDE eyeshadow in Jailbreak (applied wet, mixed with TANF Fix-It)

♥ Maybelline The Eraser foundation
♥ MAC Select Moisturecover concealer in NC15
♥ Marks & Spencer pressed powder in light/medium
♥ Ulta Cheek Color in Afternoon Delight

FOTD - December 7th

Products used

MSB eyeshadow in Green Tea (foiled using TANF Fix-It, lid)
♥ The highlight shade in No.7's Smokey Rose Quad (brow bone)
♥ MAC eyeshadow in Omega (eye brows)

♥ NYX Lipliner Pencil in Pale Pink
♥ e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick Natural Nymph
♥ Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Rose Petal
♥ NYX Sheer  Gloss in Vintage

Shills Miss Perfect Pores primer
♥ Revlon ColorStay foundation in 110 Ivory
♥ MAC Select Moisturecover concealer in NC15
♥ Marks & Spencer pressed powder in light/medium