Like that title word? I made it up...just now. Yeah...I'm like that.
Anyhow, I popped over here the other day to check on some things and I noticed that I'm up to 86 followers! Hello to all the new people! Thanks for following my blog, I really appreciate it! I'm going to have to cook up another good giveaway soon!
This post is going to be a little bit of what I purchased whilst I was staying with my brother (he loved shopping for makeup...I know he did...'cos he left the store about 20 minutes in lol) and a little bit of a random look I found lurking on my camera's memory card. I apologize in advance that I don't have product pictures. I hate the way they look when I take them so I am just going to give you links to each item so you can see the colors...and you know...this way...I can enable you to purchase your own. Gee, it's a good thing we aren't talking about drugs here...eh kids?
First off...some crazy thing I did one night. I was just playing around so excuse the woefully unkempt eyebrows and lack of concealer on my ever so pink complexion.
To be honest, I'm not even sure what I used...I know the purple and the white are two of the baked eyeshadows from Hot Topic...the yellow looks like Buttercupcake from Sugarpill...the black is likely Bulletproof from Sugarpill, I rarely use another. The lashes are Red Cherry F-001. I love the way fake lashes look...but I'm never satisfied with how I apply them. I've tried all kinds of methods and I always see a gap between my lash line and the band of the fake ones.
I really love that frontal wing. This is not the best execution but the style itself can be just so pretty.
On to the goodies!!! Here are all the things I got from the HUUUUUGE Sephora that was in Westchester.
Blush in Luster
Eyeshadow in Night Porter
I have been searching and searching for a good blush. My first instinct was to check out the Orgasm line by NARS...it's supposed to be flattering to everyone. Well...not me. I put it on and it has such an odd pink cast on my skin...I skipped it and went for Luster instead. This peachy gold looks great on my skin without being too shimmery or too orange. I wear it almost every day.
Night Porter is amazing. It is a very beautifully soft and easily blendable black with the most perfect green shimmer (they call it "pearls"). Over a black base, this shade is stunning. It also works very well in the crease with a pale green or olive on the lid. I did both of those looks while I was away and of course I didn't have my camera with me.
Eyecatcher Shadow in Green Eye Intesnifier
I originally picked this shadow duo up because I liked the burgundy color in it. It was a whim, I admit. What I found when I actually played with them is a super velvety, very richly pigmented couple of shadows. The green of the duo has a gold and a sage running through it that mix with the mint base color and turn the whole shadow into a very bright shimmery olive. The burgundy, to my delight is deep and absolutely beautiful. I was tempted to get the other two duos that they offer, but though I wasn't really impressed by the others...I do recommend this one.
Eyeshadow in YDK
I love Urban Decay. There isn't anything about their stuff that I don't like, really. Some of the shadows have too much glitter and not enough pigment...but they aren't anything I'd buy full pots of. Most of them come in their awesome palettes...so chock full of the aforementioned awesomeness that it really doesn't matter. This shadow I picked up because it's an all around great gold/brown...perfect for inner corner highlights and a nice shimmery lid. In retrospect, I would have done better with a color like Maui Wowie...which would have done the same duty as YDK and also been suitable for a brow highlight. As it stands, I'm sure I can find room in my life for both...and I won't even have to try too hard.
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Eyeshadow in #167
Diamond Shadow in #302
I have been on a blue kick lately. #167 is the most beautiful blue of them all. Seriously. It's literally my most favorite shade of blue ever...ever. If you know me at all, you also know that I'm a sucker for a pretty turquoise...#302 is just that. It's like a giant pressed version of Glittersniffer's Liar...which I love but don't always have time to use. It's a pigment, and I'm clumsy when I'm not rushing...so when I am...it's messy.
I don't have a ton to say about MAKE UP FOR EVER. It's awesome. The best. I will mention that I skipped the #92 (probably the most notable purple eyeshadow of all time) because I have Sugerpill's Poison Plum...but I might just order it anyhow. It's sitting in my cart on Sephora.com waiting.
As usual, I've been overly verbose but I hope you all enjoyed it anyhow. If there's anything you'd like to know about the stuff I posted here...I've used it all a ton so feel free to ask.