Grey Smoke featuring NYC Individualeyes Palette Dark Shadows

Remember that NYC palette I showed you in the video for the Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox?

Here is a look that I wore recently using that palette.

I really liked this look.  A bit of drama, a bit of glam, and alot of smoke!

I did not use the primer in the palette for this look.  I tried that primer a few days ago and it did not work for me at all.  Bummer.  But I have really oily eyelids, so it may work better for others.  The cream highlighter is nice, it blends well and lasts all day, especially with the white shadow layered on top.

For this look I used:

Lauren Brooke Cream Foundation in N3

Lauren Brooke Cream Concealer in Warm Light – under eyes

Lauren Brooke Loose Powder foundation in Natural – lightly applied to set creams

Everyday Minerals Blush in Salon Fun (Discontinued 😦 )

Real Purity Eyeshadow Duo in Vanilla/Mocha – Mocha color – to fill brows

NYC Individualeyes Palette in Dark Shadows for eyes

essence liquid liner in Black  from my swap with lifeofbun – LOVE!

NYC Big Bold Ultra Volume Mascara in Black

Catrice Ultimate Color Lipstick in Frozen Rose  another product I love from lifeofbun

I got about 6 hours of wear before I noticed that the shadows were creasing.  I did  a quick touch-up.  About 3 hours later, I noticed that there was quite a bit of creasing but I was washing my face by that point anyway.

This was a fun palette to try.  The shadows have decent pigmentation and blend nicely.  They are pretty shimmery, but alot of that blends away to leave a nice sheen.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

 

Review: Sally Girl Eyeshadow Singles

Blue Marine & Olive

A review!!  It’s been a while!

During my trip we made a stop at the local Sally’s Beauty Supply store.  My momma was so sweet to pick these up for me!  (One is never too old to be spoiled by one’s mama!) 🙂

  Thanks, Mom! 

Blue Marine is a lovely blue with a faint hint of gold sheen.  The sheen is hard to pick up once the shadow has been applied to the eye, so I would consider this more of a matte.

Olive is a beautiful olive green that also has a golden sheen.  The sheen on this one is a little more noticeable, even after application.

Pros:

  • cruelty free!
  • fun colors
  • blends well
  • CHEAP!!  (a whole big $.99 each!)
  • ability to connect together to build your own palette!

Cons:

  • a little powdery, easy to over-blend
  • needs to be worn with a primer to show colors well

Conclusion:

These little babies are really cute and fun to try for the price.  The pigmentation could be better, but with primer they look great.  They blend easily, sometimes a little too easily.  I found it was easy to over-blend these into oblivion and then have to apply more…..

Applied alone (L) and with primer (R)

The fact that these can be connected together to form a custom palette is PURE GENIUS!!!  I wish more companies would create packaging with that ability!

Sliding together

Eyeshadows connect to make a custom palette!

These are the first Sally Girl products I have tried.  I wish the pigmentation was better, but they are still fun to play around with for the price.

Have you tried any products from Sally Girl?  What are your favorites?

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New Video: Madison Street Beauty Mineral Eyeshadows

New video is up featuring my recent purchase of mineral eyeshadows from Madison Street Beauty on etsy.  Check it out on my YouTube Channel.

Thanks for watching!  Have a great day! 🙂

Prom 2012!

Prom 2012

Getting Ready!

I had the opportunity to do makeup for a sweet young lady for her Prom this year.  She had chosen a beautiful hot pink dress to wear, so we decided to go with a silver and grey smokey eye to compliment it.

Products Used:

For the eyes:

Prom 2012

Finished Look!

Just look at this girl, isn’t she gorgeous??!!  It was so fun to work with her!

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UPDATE: FOTD featuring Indulge Me Palette from Prestige

After those sad-looking swatches from the review, I wanted to share a look to help show what the shadows look like in action.

 

For this look I used the Unbudgable Primer first to prep my lids.  Then I placed the color First Class over the whole lid and up to the brow bone.  This is a sheer champagne/beige color that leaves a sheen after the glitter is blended away.  Next I applied the color Royalty to the outer corner and crease areas and blended it over slightly into the inner corner.  I then applied a very light layer of the color Majestic in the crease to add a little depth.  I lined the upper lash line with the black pencil liner from the kit.  It applied smoothly without dragging or pulling.  I smudged it slightly and added a layer of the color V.I.P. on top to set it.  Finished it off with a couple of coats of Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara in Black.

This lasted through an afternoon and evening of running errands with my family.

I hope this helps to give a better idea of how these products perform.

Product Review: Prestige Indulge Me Palette

I purchased this palette last week.  I haven’t tried much from the Prestige line but I just couldn’t resist this little beauty!  When I first saw this I immediately thought of the Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes.  This retails for $12.99.  I purchased it from our local Kroger affiliate grocery store for $9.99.  It contains:

  • a mini Primed & Ready Unbudgable Eye Primer .12 fl oz (3.6ml)
  • 6 eyeshadows .04 oz (1.2g) each
  • a mini eyeliner in black .02 oz (.6g)
  • a dual sponge tip applicator

Prestige Eyeshadow Palette

I love the packaging of this palette!  The purple is very vibrant and the sparkle in the word INDULGE is fun.  This is made from foam padded cardboard and has a magnetic closure.  The magnet holds well without making it impossible to open.  I like that it has a small mirror.

The Primer:

This tube is pretty tiny, but it seems a little goes a long way.  I have really oily lids.  Usually I use the Palladio Herbal Eye Primer.  This primer goes on a little sticky whereas Palladio is more smooth on the lid.  I was concerned that this would mean crazy creasing, but nope!  This held my shadows in place beautifully all day!

The Shadows:

The color names are: First Class (beige), Majestic (purple), Royalty (teal), Jetsetter (navy), Five Star (silver), V.I.P. (black).  ALL of these are glitter-bombs!  Don’t get me wrong, I love a little sparkle to the eyes just as much as the next girl; but I have to admit, I was relieved when some of the glitter faded away as I blended the shadows.  Buuuut…..the glitter that faded from my eyelids, of course fell to my cheeks so BEWARE of fallout!!  (Note to self:  do eye makeup first when using this palette!)

Swatched on bare skin with no primer.

Honestly, these shadows do not swatch very well at all.  They seemed….splotchy?  After taking the above photo, I was thinking this was going to be a “regret” purchase.  But to my surprise, the colors applied well and blended nicely when I used my brushes.  The colors stayed vibrant all day.  Clearly, they are meant to be used with the primer!

The liner:

Pretty standard pencil liner (swatch above at bottom of photo).  This is a very nice rich, opaque black that lasted all day without smudging everywhere.  After applying the liner, I used an angled brush to apply V.I.P. over top to set.

The applicator:

Standard sponge tip.  One side is more wide and rounded, one side is more narrow and pointed-although not at all a sharp point.  I am not a big fan of these as I much prefer to use brushes.

Conclusion:

Overall I am pleased with this palette so far.  I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite makeup purchase of all time, but for the price it’s nice to have some fun colors to try looks with.  I don’t own any of the Urban Decay palettes so I can’t compare them side by side.  The glittery fallout can be annoying (very) but it’s manageable.  The primer works well and I really hope I can find it in a full size.  I did not experience any stinging or irritation from these products, which is always nice!

Have you tried this yet?  I would love to know your thoughts!