Sunday, February 26, 2012

Black Gold video tutorial

Here's the video on how to do the look in my previous post!

Friday, February 24, 2012

FOTD: Black Karat Gold

NYX black bean jumbo eyeshadow pencil
Laura Mercier Black Karat eyeshadow
MAC quarry, cork, brule, shroom
MAC smolder eye kohl
Maybelline gel eyeliner
Rimmel glam eyes lash flirt mascara

L'oreal Colour Riche in fairest nude
Makeup Forever lab shine in M16
^My beloved. Favorite eyeshadow of all time: LM Black Karat.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Utterly in love with Sugarpill

I don't know why I was so apprehensive to purchase Sugarpill shadows. Maybe it was their bold colors that scared away my "neutral shadows" personality. I decided it was high time to try Sugarpill when they had a 30% off birthday sale last week, which saved me nearly $10. Once I received the shadows, I understood the hype. There's nothing like 'em.
Verdict: pure gorgeousness in a jar.

I purchased 3 chromalust eyeshadows, which retail for $12 each: 
Goldilux: shimmery metallic gold. It's a lot more yellow than Urban Decay's Baked or Half Baked. The color is so vibrant when swatched. 

No flash
Magpie: a beautiful metallic smokey navy blue. Perfect for smokey eyes (which I'm obsessed with). I think this is my favorite out of the three! I adore this color. I'm sure it will emphasize my brown eyes. 

Stella: The Sugarpill website states that this is the "blackest of the jet blacks." Not in my eyes. Yes, if you really pack on the color it might be, but, to me, it is not a harsh black. It creates a perfect smokey black effect. 

^With flash

First impressions: One con I can find is the intense glitter fallout. But for the color payoff and vibrancy of the shadows, I don't mind. Because you run the risk of looking like a disco ball due to the high shimmer in these shadows, I'm not planning to wear these all at the same time. Overall, I'm in love with the colors. If you're a person who regularly uses neutrals and don't have anything "out of the box," definitely give these shadows a try! 

Side note: I HATE paying for shipping. It's the bane of my existence. But I can really appreciate it when a company doesn't charge outrageously for it. A $5 flat rate shipping fee - I can do.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Face of the Day: Yeah, Its 2 PM and i am wearing a smokey eye

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on e/s pencil in delinquent
Bare Minerals 'The Inspiration' Duo
MAC e/s in Sketch, Hepcat, Brule
Inglot e/s in #446
Maybelline eye studio gel eyeliner
Benefit They're Real mascara

MAC honeylove l/s
NYX megashine lipgloss in natural