Friday, March 20, 2015

EOTD: Blue-Gray and Pink with Sugar Skull and Notoriously Morbid

I purchased this.
PR samples.

I've been on a kick with blue and pink looks lately. I just can't get enough of them. I did this look using some colors from Notoriously Morbid Cosmetics and some from Sugar Skull Minerals. 



WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Hydrangea Hype on moving lid
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics Calla on brow bone
Notoriously Morbid Battalions of Sorrow to transition from brow to crease
Sugar Skull Minerals Momento on inner moving lid
Sugar Skull Minerals Oh, You're Clever on outer moving lid
Notoriously Morbid Autumn Flower in crease and beneath lower lash line
Notoriously Morbid Ebenezer, I Release You very lightly on top of Battalions of Sorrow
Notoriously Morbid Nothing is Trivial around tear duct area
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in Perversion along upper lashes
Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara (two coats)
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Swatches: Kisu Liquid Lip Color from Darling Girl Cosmetics

I purchased this. 
PR samples.

Darling Girl Cosmetics has been on a tear lately with the release of so many new products. I have been particularly excited about the Kisu Liquid Lip Colors, since Darling Girl has always done such an amazing job with lip products.

The website's description is: "Kisu Liquid Lip Color are a lightweight gloss with the pigmentation of a lipstick, and as they wear away, you left with a flush of color like a lip stain. To make things even better, they are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, and smell like cupcakes!"

Kisu Liquid Lip Color, L-R: Air Kiss, Kiss & Tell, S.W.A.K.

So far, there have been 8 shades released in the line of Kisu Liquid Lip Colors and they are $7 each. I only picked up three of them so far, but I'm sure I'll be getting more because they're really great.

Kisu Liquid Lip Color, L-R: Air Kiss, Kiss & Tell, S.W.A.K.

Kisu Liquid Lip Color, L-R: Air Kiss, Kiss & Tell, S.W.A.K.

Kisu Liquid Lip Color are just awesome. They are super comfortable on the lips. They have really good wear time, and as they wear off, they do leave behind a bit of a stain so your lips still have some color. Of the three I bought, my favorite is Air Kiss, because it's that gorgeous rosy-brown mauve that I adore so much. The only photo I have of me wearing any of these is an iPhone photo I posted on my Instagram. It's not the best quality photos, but I'll post it here so you can see how nice it looks on the lips.

Kisu Liquid Lip Color in Air Kiss on lips

Are you excited to see Darling Girl Cosmetics bringing out so many new lip products? What are your favorites? 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FOTD: Purples with Darling Girl and Anastasia

I purchased this.
PR samples.

This past Sunday was so warm and springlike that I wanted to wear a springy lilac on my eyelids. I decided to try out Splendor, a color I recently purchased from Darling Girl Cosmetics. I don't typically wear pastels because I don't think they look good on me, but I was hoping that if I wore a bold lip, it might help me pull off the pastels on my eyes a bit better. I'm loving this Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick. It's not only super pretty, but it feels so good on my lips!





WHAT I USED:

EYES
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Tarte Tartelette Palette:
  - Blend of Free Spirit and Caregiver on brow bone
  - Natural Beauty to transition from brow bone to crease
  - Best Friend in crease and to blend out Bombshell on lower lid
  - Bombshell on outer corner, blended into crease, and on outer lower lid
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Glitter Glue patted lightly onto moving lid
  - Splendor on moving lid
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Petunia Punk to highlight tear duct area
Benefit They're Real! mascara (two coats)
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper lining upper lashes
Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar To Go in Medium

FACE
Make Up For Ever HD Micro-Perfecting Primer
NARS Luminous in Santa Fe
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Medium on inner under eye area
It Cosmetics Hello Bright on outer under eye area
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder to set under eye area
Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination Cream to highlight cheekbones
LUSH - a mix of Perspective and Dynamic pigments on cheeks
NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

LIPS
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Vintage

Monday, March 16, 2015

EOTD: Emerald City COTM from Darling Girl Cosmetics

I purchased this.

I've been on a kick lately with Darling Girl Cosmetics. I have a couple more posts scheduled for this week, and I just realized they both feature Darling Girl, too.

Today, I wanted to do a really simple look, but I also wanted to use the new Momentary Marvel, Emerald City. I wasn't in the mood for a full-on green look (despite St. Patty's being tomorrow!), so I thought I'd use Emerald City as a liner.

I wanted to post right away in case you like this color because Darling Girl "Momentary Marvel" shades are extremely limited edition, and when they're gone, they're gone forever. So if you think it looks like a color you would like to have, go get it now!!!




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Darling Girl Glitter Glue all around eye area
  - Calla on brow bone
  - Ginger on lid and in crease and to blend out Sphinx on lower lash line
  - Nice F*cking Model on top of Ginger on lid and crease
  - Sphinx (past GWP) to lightly line lower lashes
  - Promise Ring to highlight tear duct area
  - Emerald City to line upper lashes
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara (two coats)
Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar To Go in Medium

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Swatches: Rebel Bloom Spring LE Maybelline Color Tattoos

I purchased this.

I'm such a huge fan of Maybelline Color Tattoos. They're perfect as an eyeshadow base or a single-color wash when I'm in a rush. I think I have around 30 of them, but that's not nearly enough! So every time I hear that Maybelline has released a new, limited edition line of Color Tattoos, I go on the hunt.

Maybelline Rebel Bloom Spring 2015 Limited Edition Collection of Color Tattoos


This spring, Maybelline has released five limited edition shades called the "Rebel Bloom" collection. I had to go to Ulta to find two of these shades, Walgreens to find another two, and after more empty-handed searching, I finally went to eBay for the fifth and final shade.

Top, L-R: Black Orchid, Hibiscus Heartbreak, Hydrangea Hype
Bottom, L-R: Petunia Punk, Rose Riot


I love each one of them. I don't typically wear pastels, but these are all so pretty and somehow, they work on me by themselves, and they make fabulous colored eye shadow bases.

L-R: Black Orchid, Hibiscus Heartbreak, Hydrangea Hype, Petunia Punk, Rose Riot

L-R: Black Orchid, Hibiscus Heartbreak, Hydrangea Hype, Petunia Punk, Rose Riot

Each one of these colors is super creamy and applies smoothly and evenly with great color payoff and dry down very quickly. Petunia Punk and Rose Riot are very similar, and if you have one, you likely don't need both. Petunia Punk is slightly less pigmented and Rose Riot has just a hint of a peachier tone to it that makes me prefer it to Petunia Punk.

I thought Black Orchid would be my favorite shade from this collection. I was surprised to discover that Rose Riot is my favorite. Its subtle peach tone really won me over. Black Orchid is my second favorite and then Hibiscus Heartbreak. All of them are beautiful and if you love Maybelline Color Tattoos like I do, this is the time to search them out before they're all sold out. Many Harmon Beauty Departments at Bed Bath & Beyond have received this collection, as have Walgreens and Ulta. You may find it's worth it to check other places that carry Maybelline, as well.

Do you love Maybelline Color Tattoos like I do? Have you seen this collection around and did you grab any?


Thursday, March 12, 2015

EOTD: Rose Gold with Urban Decay

I purchased this.

I hadn't pulled out any of my Urban Decay shadows in a while, so I thought I'd give them some more love today. This is the quick rose gold look I pulled together this morning.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Urban Decay ("UD"):
  - 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Sin as base on the moving lid
  - Walk of Shame on brow bone
  - Limit to transition between brow bone and crease
  - Trick in crease
  - Liar on top of Trick in crease
  - Nooner on top of Trick and Liar in crease
  - X on moving lid
  - Mugshot on outer moving lid, lightly on top of X
  - Venus to highlighter inner corner
  - Strange to highlight beneath brow
  - Faint tightly against lower lashes
  - Crave to blend out Faint
  - All-Nighter Eyeliner smudged tightly against upper lashes and on upper rim
  - Perversion mascara (two coats)
Benefit High Brow to lighten lower rim
Anastasia Brow Primer
Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar To Go in Medium on brows

Monday, March 9, 2015

EOTD: ColourPop Partridge and XO

I purchased this.

Oh, ColourPop! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

I'm so in love with ColourPop Cosmetics' eye shadows. They're all gorgeous and they have such great pigmentation, apply so smoothly, and have the prettiest finishes -- all for only $5 each! It's all I can do to keep from ordering daily!

For this look, I used some of the mattes from my Tarte Tartelette palette along with Partridge (over a black base) and XO from ColourPop. I hadn't used Partridge yet, and am so glad I finally pulled it out. I'm in love with it's glowy, duochromey gorgeousness.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Drama Black as a base on the moving lid
Tarte Tartelette palette:
  - a blend of Free Spirit and Force of Nature on the brow bone
  - a blend of Force of Nature and Natural Beauty to transition from brow bone to crease
  - Dreamer in crease and beneath lower lash line
ColourPop Cosmetics:
  - Partridge on top of the black base on the moving lid
  - XO to highlight inner corner
Darling Girl Cosmetics Calla to highlight beneath brow
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer smudged along upper lashes
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes mascara (two coats)
Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar To Go in Medium to Ebony on brows