Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EOTD: Silk Naturals - Plush, Gobble Tov, Merry, Nuit, and Bone

I purchased this.

I absolutely adore Silk Naturals. Plush and Gobble Tov are two of my favorite colors by Silk Naturals. I'm glad I was able to get the limited Gobble Tov when it was available last fall.





Silk Naturals Look
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer all around eye area
Darling Girl Glitter Glue all around eye area
Silk Naturals
  - Bone on brow bone
  - Gobble Tov on inner 2/3 of lid and lower lash line
  - Plush on outer 1/3 of lid and lower lash line
  - Merry around tear duct area
  - Nuit to line outer 1/2 of upper and lower lash lines
Brija Cosmetics Wide-Eyed Waterliner on lower waterline
Benefit They’re Real! mascara
Chinovi Cosmetics Brow Powder in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn


Are there any Limited Edition products you own that you're really grateful you were able to get when you could? 

Monday, July 28, 2014

EOTD: Chequered Lily Dustland Fairytale

I purchased this.
PR samples.

I did this look a few months ago and just found it in my files. It's so simple, but The Chequered Lily's Dustland Fairytale eyeshadow is so pretty that I think it's a really beautiful look. I think it's great for an office-appropriate look, as it's a really pretty shade that's simple and sophisticated.





WHAT I USED:
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion over entire eye area
Darling Girl Glitter Glue over entire eye area
Chequered Lily Dustland Fairytale as single-color wash for lid and crease
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural on brow bone
Urban Decay Rockstar 24/7 Glide-on Liner Pencil smudged beneath lower lashes
Yanqina Liquid Eye Liner lining upper lashes
Benefit They’re Real! mascara
Chinovi Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn

Saturday, July 26, 2014

EOTD: Darling Girl Fira and Dark Ember

I purchased this.

Here's another one from the vault that I never posted. Unfortunately, I don't recall every product I used, but I remember the important part, which are the eyeshadow colors. The gold shade in the crease and beneath inner lower lash line is Darling Girl Cosmetics' Fira. The reddish shade on the lid and outer lower lash line is also by Darling Girl and called Dark Ember. Before applying the eyeshadows, I used a black base just on the outer corner and blended into the outer crease, which is what gives Dark Ember an even deeper tone on the outer portion of my eye.

I just adore how these two colors work together. They're both such rich and luxurious colors.




Thursday, July 24, 2014

EOTD: Geek Chic Cosmetics - The Righteous Man, Across The Narrow Sea, Born in Fire, and Moonchild

I purchased this.

This is a look I wore to work last week using mostly eyeshadows from Geek Chic Cosmetics. For work, it's a pretty bright look, but I felt like it wasn't too over-the-top. I really like this color combo.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue all around eye area
Sephora Mineral Foundation in Light 21 on brow bone
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Champagne in crease
Geek Chic Cosmetics:
  - Born in Fire on outer third of lid and lower lash line
  - Across The Narrow Sea on inner third of lid and lower lash line
  - The Righteous Man on inner third of lid and lower lash line
  - Moonchild to highlight tear duct area
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline lining upper lashes
Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up! Colossal Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black
Chinovi Cosmetics Brow Powder in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

EOTD: Chinovi Cosmetics - Tears, Nieces, and Leather

PR samples. 
I purchased this.

I did this look one day last week. I love the way these colors blended together. 




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue all around eye area
Chinovi Cosmetics: 
  - Leather on outer corner, in crease, and beneath outer 1/3 of lower lash line
  - Tears on outer half of lid
  - Nieces on inner half of lid
  - Declaration to highlight tear duct area
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette #M2 beneath inner 2/3 of lower lash line
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette #M4 on brow bone
Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner lining upper lashes
Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Waterproof Mascara in Classic Black
Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil

Sunday, July 20, 2014

EOTD: Darling Girl Anam Cara and Sunset Strip

I purchased this.

I did this look primarily using two of my favorite eyeshadows from Darling Girl Cosmetics, Anam Cara and Sunset Strip.

Anam Cara has very special meaning for me. It's a gorgeous smoky purple that was a custom eye shadow I commissioned from Susan of Darling Girl, which she ended up adding to her general catalogue. Anam Cara is a Gaelic word and the simple translation is something akin to "soul friend," although the meaning is much more extensive and deeper than that.  I gave this eyeshadow that name as a tribute to a beloved group of girlfriends who will be my anam cara forever.

Sunset Strip is a gorgeous peachy-pink that reminds me of living near the ocean in San Diego and the beautiful sunsets I regularly watched from a place called Sunset Cliffs.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Glitter Glue on main lid only
  - Calla on brow bone
  - Anam Cara in crease and outer lower lash line
  - Sunset Strip on lid and inner lower lash line
  - Nestling (d/c) around tear duct area
  - Zero Gravity Eye Candy Gel Liner lining upper lashes
Lancôme Hypôse Custom Volume Mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown

Friday, July 18, 2014

EOTD: Milani Bella Eyes - Gold, Teal, Cappuccino, Caffé, and Ivory

I purchased this.
PR samples.

I did this look a couple of weeks ago right after I bought my first few Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder eyeshadows and it was playing with this look that is what convinced me to track down some of the other shadows that I couldn't find the first time around.

My eyes were watering something fierce on this day, and it looks like most of the Bella Ivory that I placed around my tear duct area ended up washing off with my tears. Oh well!




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow:
  - Bella Caffé as transition between crease and brow bone
  - Bella Cappuccino in crease
  - Bella Gold on lid
  - Bella Teal beneath lower lash line
  - Bella Ivory around tear duct area
Wet'n'Wild Cover All Powder in Fair/Light on brow bone
Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Definition Eye Lining Stylus in Absolute Black lining upper lashes
EM Cosmetics Waterliner in Teal Tease on lower waterline
Benefit They're Real! mascara