Sunday, August 21, 2011

Inglot 40 Palette Swatches & Review: Part 1

My.. precious!!

I went there guys. Haha. I've been dreaming about getting Inglot eyeshadows forever and now I finally have! Because my arm can only handle so much swatching, I'm going to split this up into 3 parts! :) Unfortunately a few colors are used, I took senior pics on Saturday and I need to use these colors! 

Starting from the left, top to bottom:

Pearl 421: A redder bronze with a nice sheen. Beautiful! Slight pigmentation issue, but I will attribute it to the fact that I didn't use a base.
Pearl 422: A grey-ish brown that reminded me a bit of satin taupe. Again, a beautiful sheen.
AMC 52: If the two next to it had a baby!
Matte 360: Beautiful cool toned mid-brown. SO pigmented.
Matte 357: A matte red based brown. Also pigmented.

Matte 337: A pinky mid-tone brown, gorgeous.
Matte 344: A lighter brown, almost grey with pink undertones.
Matte 362: Bubblegum pink
Matte 366: True red, I think I just put this in here for the heck of it!
AMC 510: A shummery cantaloupe, not too pigmented.

Peal 403: A shimmer light yellow.
AMC 59: A chartreuse green, a color I've been wanting forever! Pigmentation was so so.
AMC 58: Kelly green with silver shimmer.
Matte 384: Cooler toned green, very pigmented.
Mate 333: Forest green, also pigmented.

The packaging had it pros and cons. The eyeshadows are nearly impossible to move (..I didn't even try to move them!) and AMC 510 got a ding in it without me even noticing it. The packaging is pretty sturdy although I won't be throwing this palette around anytime soon. The cover snaps on magnetically over the entire palette, which is a little irritating. I think it would have been better if it just flipped up; it makes the palette about twice as bulky.

Overall: A-

What are your favorite colors?

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Eyeshadow Collection!

I thought I would do a makeup collection but honestly, it would just take too much all at once! So here is round 1, eyeshadows! :)

From Left to Right: (* means I hardly ever use/have used this, if you want to buy it let me know in the comments!) All MAC unless stated.
Fresh Green Mix*
Sea and Sky*
Meet the Fleet*
Maybelline Amethyst Ablazed
Rare Find
MUFE Eyeshadow (# rubbed off)
Satin Taupe
Mulled Cider
MUFE Eyeshadow (# rubbed off)
Peek at You*
All Races
Fashion Patch*
Illusionary/ Burning Ambition*
In the Groove

Smoke and Mirrors
Personal Quad: Ricepaper, Texture (My first eyeshadow ever!), Don't Know, Embark
Colour 3
Shadowy Lady
Beauties Play it Cool
Tone: Grey

Sorry I haven't been posting much, I haven't been feeling very inspired lately! :x

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spotlight: MAC Rebel Lipstick

In preparation for MAC's new collection, MAC Me Over, I'm reviewing a lipstick that will be released in this collection (Although it is a permanent shade.) This collection will be released on August 25th.

 MAC's Rebel l/s is a satin, dark vampy berry color. It applies like a dream and is vampy enough to work in the fall without being 90s-era goth.

(Taken indoors, this color is a little darker than real life)

The second picture is the truest to life. I love this lipstick, even if I rarely have the courage to wear it in public! 

I am already creating a wish list for this collection! I'm fairly excited! (But I don't want to spend money.. yes I'm a cheapo.)

My list:
$14.50 Runaway Red Lipstick
$14.50 Moleskin Eyeshadow
$14.50 Outre Eyeshadow
$14.50 Social Light Lipstick 

That's all for now! Visit Temptalia to see swatches of MAC Me Over products!

Do you have your eye on anything in this collection? Anything specifically you want to see reviewed? Let me know in the comments. :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Favorite Nail Polish EVER

Just a quick post to show you my favorite nail polish ever, OPI's Dulce De Leche. I first saw this on Clara's Blog ages ago and I had to pick it up. A beautiful creme pinky-caramel color, I could wear this color forever! I just might! ;)

Isn't it just gorgeous?! Ah, love love love.

In other news, I attempted a cut crease using the Amethyst Ablazed quad and for the life of me i could not take any good pictures of it. Blah, well I guess I'll have to try again. 

What's your favorite nail polish? 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

FOTD: Creme Brulee!

I like this eyeshadow way more than I initially thought! Haha anyway, onto the look! It's simple but still packs a punch. And I had no idea what to title this so.. shoot me. :)

Products Used

Lancome Teint Idole Foundation in Suede 0 mixed with the next lightest shade
MAC Beauty Powder in Briar Rose
Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette

MAC Brule (Lid)
MAC Satin Taupe (Crease, Lower Lashline)
Urban Decay Perversion (Lower Lashion)
MAC Shroom (Inner Corner)
Coastal Scents Camouflage Palette (Highlight)
MAC Showstopper (Brows)
Blacktrack Fluid Line 
Lancome Definicilis Mascara
Ardell Wispies

Revlon L/s in Creme Fleshtone
MAC 2N Lipgloss

I have a confession, I am too afraid to wear falsies out in public! Haha, maybe one day I'll get over it. :x

Thanks for looking! x

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Versus: Black Eyeliner

Here are just a few comparison swatches of the black eyeliners I own and a little bit about them!

From L-R: MAC Feline Eye Kohl, MAC Smolder, Urban Decay Zero 

Feline Eye Kohl ($14.50) is a limited edition MAC eye pencil but it is something that almost every makeup-lover goes crazy for when it is released. Is it the darkest black I've ever seen? Nope, Smolder appears darker here. Is it the most long-lasting eyeliner? Nope! By the end of the day I have major raccoon eyes, seriously. It's ridiculous. It is very creamy though, that is one of its best aspects.. and it's worst. It's so creamy that it's hard to make a fine line. I just can't buy into the hype, sorry! 

Smolder Eye Kohl ($15.00) is a permanent eye kohl and the blackest of all three shown. It has a nice sheen which is nice. While it has great pigmentation, it doesn't have the best staying power (but not as bad as Feline). It transfers really when worn on my upper lid, but I can deal with this!

Urban Decay Glide on Pencil in Zero ($18.00) is the most expensive eyeliner of the lot. It isn't the darkest eye liner I've ever seen, but it has amazing staying power. See the dilemma? If I'm going swimming, I'll use this eyeliner. Urban Decay recently released Perversion which looks like a promising alternative to Zero, I will have to check it out! 

Overall: AVOID FELINE. Run. Run as fast as you possibly can! Okay, that's a tad dramatic, but I wouldn't recommend it. Go for Smolder or Zero!

Is your experience with Feline similar to mine? What's your favorite eyeliner? Let me know in the comments. :)