Thursday, June 9, 2011

True Blood Tarte

Did anyone see this month's issue of Cosmopolitan? Tarte is coming out with a 16 shadow palette with brush and liner cheekstain and lip luster in honors of the True Blood series. Cool beans.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MUD Summer Escape Workshop

 I had the good fortune to attend Make Up Designory's Summer Escape Workshop. They hold free workshops twice a month which is pretty cool. The workshops are said to run 4 hours but it was more like an hour of instruction, an hour of shopping and then an hour of playing with makeup. They are good for beginners and those shy with color. They'll definitely teach you a look. This workshop was focused just on eyes.
Arjun thinks my cheeks are tasty
The Summer Escape Eye look modeled by yours truly lol. Eye colors used are Dulce de leche for highlight, Sunset in inner corner of eye, Cajun spice on the lid and sienna on the crease and lashline. I also added some Urban Decay liner in Bourbon for some extra Ummph.
I'm wearing Mac My Paradise on cheeks and Chanel Ming lacquer on lips. 
I also bought some eyeshadows in Spanish Gold and Pink Grapefruit and a lipgloss in Spicy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Eve Pearl haul from Black Pearl Sale

I think I mentioned before, how much I love Eve Pearl Eyeshadows. The texture is buttery smooth and the colors are vibrant. I couldn't resist taking advantage of her Black Pearl Sale to add to my collection. Eve Pearl was so sweet to send me two more palettes! She sent me Sapphire Eyes(Blues) and Velvet Eyes (Violets)Palettes. The rest I purchased myself as I do with everything on the site unless otherwise mentioned. I never use eyeshadow base when I do my swatches. I just take a finger and wipe them on my arm. So you can see the color payoff in the most basic of applications. I did something different with this post. I added some comparisons from some of my eyeshadow collection! Lots of fun. It's been a while since I played with my makeup so bare with me : D

Eve Pearl Velvet Eyes


MUFE 126, Nars Night Fairy (too sparkly but the base is the same), Stila Backstage Eye Palette in Flamingo is more hot pink, Laura Mercier Shy Violet Eye Quad has a red/brown base, Chanel Irreelle Duo in 20 Orient Eyes is deeper/redder. ( harder to find similarities in my stash to this one)

Eve Pearl Sapphire Eyes

Nars Himalayas (spot on), Mac Expensive Pink is more frosted/pinker, Clarins Nature Temptations palette 1, Brown is deeper and the Teal from the same palette is a bit more frosted/blue based, Mufe Diamond Green is more hunter green, Nars Night Flight base is too black the Eve Pearl is a Navy Blue)

 Eve Pearl Emerald Eyes

 Comparisons on the top Row from Left to Right
Smashbox Smoky Eyes Cream this one has a browner base, Laura Geller Baked Eye Dreams Sunset Horizon bronze is a little bit more frosted, Fresh Roman Holiday brown is a little bit deeper with red sparkles, Cargo Egypt light green is very frosted and with a silvery base, Mally Citychick Central Park smokey eye kit is deeper/blacker, Nars Night Flight (nah too dark), Mac Deep Truth more vibrant blue.
The Bottom Row is The Emerald Eyes Palette


Eve Pearl Palette


Chanel Beige from Les 4 Ombres 25 Variations ( this is my fav palette, dare I say the texture of Eve Pearl is similar to Chanel in this palette), Mac Coppering, Chanel Copper from 25 Variation palette is more orange, Bobbi Brown Expresso is deeper brown, Nars green from Belly Dance Duo , Bobbi Brown Cavier is a true black

Eve Pearl Sassy Cheeks in Medium

The two blush colors to the left are matte and the bronzer is sparkly. The bronzer is more of a coral blush for me, I am not too fond of orangey bronzers for my skintone (light/yellow based) I was wondering if I should have bought the Tan/Dark blush palette because these were very light. The good thing is that these are more user friendly it's hard to overdo your blush if you follow her skintone guidelines. I liked that these were more on the coral side, perfect for summer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coral Sensation!

I have an itch for coral/orangey makeup lately.

I have behaved though. I bought the new blush from Mac in My Paradise and an older lipglass in Lychee Luxe. Goodness speaking of lychee have any of you had them? Those are one of my top summer fruits favorite..Mmm Juicy! My husband just brought me a bag from Chinatown.  Gotta love NY!

Clarins lipstick in Papaya.
This one you can see the glossy shine!

 The blurry pic is more true to color.
Here are swatches of the delicious coralness. 

Below from Left to Right Clarins Lipstick in Papaya, Mac Lipglass in Lychee Luxe, Mac blush in My Paradise color side and then color plus gold overlay

The Clarins lipstick in Papaya is very glossy and has glitter in it. I like it. It's light and bright perfect for summer. Wears like a lipgloss though. I get about 2 hrs of wear time. It's slightly sticky. The mac lipglass is more of a pinky coral and is very frosted. I have been wearing the blush all week. I love it. I've been wearing it matte without the overlay to get more color. it's very versatile.