Earlier this year, Sephora had a mini Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (phew) in (Brown)Out as a 100 point perk. Of course, I quickly snatched it up in order to try out the high end brand without the high end price tag. I have enjoyed the mini pencil, so when I stumbled across Intro(vert) tonight at Marshall’s, I quickly consulted with a friend about the colour and happily skipped out of the store with my purchase.
Okay, I didn’t actually skip out, but I was pleased with myself.
I was lucky enough to be spoiled for my birthday by two lovely ladies (Taylor and Rebecca) who gifted me this Kat Von D Chrysalis palette I was lusting over. I’ve been having fun experimenting with it for the past few weeks…. today, I brought it out again and decided to use the blue/grey section of the palette. You can see below that the palette is somewhat divided into 3 colour groups… of course, you can mix and match any way you like, but today I stuck with the last 3 shadows for the main part of my look.
The steely grey is called Graphic Nature, the brighter blue is Entombed, and the darkest navy is Tornay. I also used the medium brown (4th from left) called Glasswing.
Here’s a softer, feminine look I created using some more of my Glamour Doll Eye shadows, plus a MAC Paint Pot.
- Urban Decay Primer Potion all over lid and up to brow (even with a paint pot! My lids are oily!)
- MAC Paint Pot in Stormy Pink on the lid
- GDE Graves in May as transition colour
- GDE Glam Girl on lid (just lightly)
- GDE Incognito for outer-v and just a bit in the crease
- GDE Vulnerable as highlight
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack on waterline/tightline
- Stila Liquid liner in Black
- Dior OverCurl mascara
I’m not normally one to wear colours during the week to work, but I think this one I could do! It’s pretty and subtle and I don’t think it would be a distraction in a professional setting!
Today I have an EOTD look featuring a new product I recently discovered, with a little help from an amazing lady… (find her blog here).
Glamour Doll Eyes features eyeshadows in loose pigment form. Some are custom blended, and some are not (meaning the colour may not be unique to GDE)… but as a customer I appreciate their honesty in this. The prices are really affordable too! For $6 you get a full-sized shadow, which really will last a long time. There are so many beautiful colours on the site, it took me forever to decide on the ones I wanted to get. I ended up ordering 14 (!!!!), and it was still really hard to narrow down. I did pay for these myself, but GDE is kind enough to offer a blogger discount! So if you are a blogger too, you can also grab the shadows at a discounted price! The best part is, every order comes with a freebie “of the month” colour and samples! Awesome.
I’ve been playing around with these for about a week, and so far I’m really liking them. I have only had trouble with one colour (a matte blue), which applied a little splotchy. I’m going to try it out with the Foil Me base to see if I can get it to work a little better.
Here’s what I came up with…
- Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid
- Masquerade as a transition colour
- Melancholy on the lid
- Graves in May as a highlight
- Celestial Crow as a crease/outer v colour
- Stila liquid liner in black
- Chanel mascara
As you can see, on the backs of each jar they are clearly labelled as vegan/not vegan, and whether or not they are lip or eye safe! Awesome! 🙂
I am loving the vibrant hues and injecting some colour back into my EOTDs!!! I am really looking forward to playing with all the other colours I grabbed!
I’m back with another EOTD. I’m determined to stick to my goals!
This time, I used the Feminine palette from Urban Decay. I picked it up using points from Shopper’s Drug Mart in the summertime… but haven’t even touched it until now! Yikes. I love how soft and pretty this is, but still interesting and colourful!
- MAC Let’s Skate paint pot.
- UD Feminine palette: Skimp on lid and highlight, Bordello as transition, Gunmetal outer V/crease, AC/DC under eye
- UD Riot 24/7 liner on waterline
- UD Perversion 24/7 liner to tight line
- Stila liquid liner
- Benefit They’re Real mascara
Some of the pictures are a bit blurry, but I hope that you enjoy them anyway! 🙂
I have a huge problem. There are so many gorgeous eyeshadow palettes out there right now, and I’m itching to get my grubby little hands on a few of them… the problem is that I rarely branch out beyond neutral shadows, so spending money on beautiful eyeshadows seems wasteful since I would rarely reach for them. I actually have the UD Feminine palette that I picked up as a points rewards at Shopper’s Drug Mart this past summer… andI haven’t even touched it yet!!!
So, with that in mind… I have two goals right now:
1. Learn to incorporate more colours into my EOTD looks.
2. Keep practicing my winged liner!
I’ve been watching so many YouTube tutorials, as well as looking up images on Pinterest that interest me! You can see ideas I’ve gathered on my Pinterest Makeup board here.
So, without further ado, here’s today’s look using Urban Decay’s Get Baked palette.
What I used:
- MUFE Aqua Shadow in 20E as a base
- UD Baked allover lid,
- UD Twice Baked outer corner and under eye,
- UD Flipside inner half of undereye.
- Be A Bombshell in Birthday suit as highlight.
- Mac Blacktrack tightliner/waterline.
- Stila liquid liner in black.
- Benefit They’re Real mascara.
If you’re like me and have Get Baked and all the Naked palettes, then you find yourself the lucky owner of 3 Twice Baked shadows. Why do they do this?! I’d rather have two more colours. UD – no more repeats in your palettes, please!
My wing is coming along… but not quite where I want it yet!
Another EOTD featuring the original Naked palette. I admit, prior to buying this palette I had only a few eyeshadows! I had a Clinique quad that I got from a friend… but I only used one of the colours in it, and did a wash of that colour over my lid and that was it! Okay, I also had a bright pink shadow from Estee Lauder, but that was my ‘weekend’ eyeshadow. Oh my goodness, it was a hot mess.
At this point I feel like I have ‘so many’ eyeshadows, (which I totally do!), but in comparison to some friends/other bloggers I haven’t branched out much past my love for the UD neutrals. I’m working on it. Perhaps for my birthday this year, I’ll ask for Sephora gift cards and pick up some fun colours!
Here’s today’s look:
- Mac Paintpot in Stormy Pink on lid
- Mac Paintpot in Constructivist in crease
From the Naked palette:
- Darkhorse in crease/outer V and outer half of under eye
- Naked on lid
- Half Baked for inner corner and inner half of under eye
- Buck as a transition colour
- Virgin for highlighter
I finished up with
- Mac Fluidline in Blacktrack to tightline and on the waterline
- Stila liquid eyeliner in black
- Lancome Hynose Star mascara.
I’m trying to learn how to do a nice winged liner, but I’m still not there!