Tuesday, November 25, 2014

EOTD #2 with Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

I purchased this.

I posted a look the other day using the Smashbox Double Exposure palette in which I used 11 of the 14 colors in their dry state. I wanted to play around with some of the colors wet and see how they work. I love them wet! I don't think they look good on the brow bone or in the crease wet, but otherwise, they're so deep and rich and gorgeous. I did this look using a mix of both wet and dry shadows from the palette. I also pulled out some lashes since I don't think I've opened my lash drawer in almost a year!




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance over entire eye area
Smashbox Double Exposure Palette: 
  - Veiled (dry) on brow bone 
  - Quartz (dry) to transition from brow bone to crease
  - Fig (dry) in crease
  - Espresso (dry) on top of Fig 
  - Copper (wet) on lid 
  - Flushed (wet) on inner lid into upper tear duct area 
  - Noir (dry) in outer corner/crease
  - Midnight (wet) beneath lower lash line 
  - Temper (dry) to smoke out Midnight
Smashbox Full Exposure M4 on upper brow bone 
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline lining upper lashes
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner Pencil in LSD on lower rim
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! waterproof mascara (2 coats on lower lashes, 1 on upper)
J. Cat Beauty C32 eyelashes
Chinovi Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn on brows

Sunday, November 23, 2014

EOTD with Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

I purchased this.

My #1 most-used palette is the Smashbox Full Exposure palette. So when I saw that Smashbox had released the Double Exposure palette, I was instantly intrigued. When Sephora recently had their VIB sale, I ended up picking up the Double Exposure palette, and I am sooo glad I did. Aside from the gorgeous colors in the palette, the magic of this palette is that each color is specifically formulated to change when used wet. Some of the shades intensify, others get sparkly, while others get deeper or turn metallic. So you basically get double the eyeshadows--28 different colors/finishes--out of the 14 pan palette.

There is not one single shade in the Smashbox Double Exposure palette that I don't absolutely adore--even the navy blue (which I don't typically care for) is stunningly beautiful.

This is the first look I did using my new palette. I used them all dry, with the exception of Noir, which I used wet to line my upper lashes. I can't wait to play with the colors wet, as I've read they're real stunners when applied wet.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Sleek & Spice on moving lid only
Smashbox Double Exposure Palette:
  - Veiled on brow bone
  - Flushed between brow bone and crease
  - Fig in crease
  - Noir on outer corner and beneath outer lower lash line
  - Midnight on top of Noir on outer corner
  - Haze on lid
  - Silver on lower center of lid
  - Blanc around tear duct area
  - Temper on top of Noir beneath outer lower lash line
  - Mauve beneath center lower lash line
  - Peony beneath inner lower lash line and to smoke out Temper and Mauve
Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner Pencil in Onyx on upper and lower rims, set with Noir
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (three coats)
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil

Friday, November 21, 2014

EOTD: Pretty in Pink with Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer Palette

I purchased this. 
PR samples.

If you don't have any of the Coastal Scents eye shadow palettes, I highly recommend them. They have tons of beautiful colors with great pigmentation and can really provide a lot of variety in your makeup wardrobe. Coastal Scents typically has a 50% off sale over Black Friday weekend, and even though their site gets overloaded and it can take hours to get an order through, it's worth the effort. I did this look using eye shadows from the Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer palette.





WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance over entire eye area
Wet’n’Wild CoverAll Pressed Powder in Fair/Light
Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer Palette:
  - 9 on inner lid and lower lash line
  - a mix of 7 and 8 on center lid and lower lash line
  - 30 on outer lid and lower lash line
Darling Girl Cosmetics Shooting Star applied as liner on top of Darling Girl Glitter Glue
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (two coats)
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown on brows

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EOTD: Pink, Peach, & Purple with Chinovi Cosmetics

I purchased this.
PR samples.

I did this look a couple of weeks ago using some of my favorite colors from Chinovi Cosmetics. I'm particularly fond of Sunset. It's such a pretty peach shade.





WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance over entire eye area
Darling Girl Glitter Glue over entire eye area
Too Faced White Chocolate on brow bone
Chinovi Cosmetics:
  - Athena on inner lid and arond tear duct area
  - Sunrise on center lid and beneath center lower lash line
  - Dionysus on outer lid and beneath outer lower lash line
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper lining upper lashes
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil on lower rim
ModelCo Power Lash Mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown on brows

Sunday, November 16, 2014

EOTD: Red, Black & Gold with Darling Girl & Sleek

I purchased this.
PR samples.

I did this look the other day using a few Darling Girl Cosmetics and Sleek products. I like the way these colors work together. The red on the lid is Darling Girl's Bitten, which I believe was one of her "Momentary Marvel" shades and no longer available; however, you could get a similar shade with Darling Girl's Dark Ember, Sex On Fire, or Cosmopolitan.





WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance over entire eye area
Wet'n'Wild CoverAll Pressed Powder in Light on brow bone
Sleek Primer Palette:
  - Dare Devil on center of lid
  - Noir on outer lid, lightly in crease, and beneath lower lash line
  - Money Honey around tear duct area
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Bitten on top of Dare Devil
  - Honey Pot on top of Money Honey
  - Grinchy Claus Liquid Stardust on top of Honey Pot
Sleek Au Naturel Palette: 
  - Nougat on brow bone
  - Honeycomb beneath Nougat and beneath Toast under lower lashes
  - Toast beneath Honeycomb in upper and beneath Regal under lower lashes
  - Regal in center crease and beneath Noir under lower lashes
  - Noir in lower crease, on outer lid, and beneath lower lash line nearest to lashes
Kat Von D Tatto Liner in Trooper lining upper lashes
Noir Long-Wearing Eyeliner Pencil in Forever Noir on upper and lower rims  
Apple Super Lash Avocado Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate on brows

Saturday, November 15, 2014

EOTD: Autumnal Look with KVD Monarch Palette

I purchased this.

I bought the Kat Von D Monarch palette last spring, but I am absolutely loving its earthy tones for this fall season.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Kat Von D Monarch Palette:
  - Entomology on brow bone
  - Tiny Death to highlight tear duct area
  - Vanish to transition from brow to crease
  - Papilio in crease
  - Deadhead on outer corner, blended into crease
  - Shadow Box to transition between Deadhead and Papilio and beneath outer lower lash line
  - Wrath on outer lid and outer lower lash line
  - Summerfly on inner lid and inner lower lash line
MAC Fluidline in Rich Grounds lining upper lashes
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper applied very thinly at base of upper lash line
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (two coats)
Chinovi Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn on brows


Thursday, November 13, 2014

EOTD: Darling Whos - Chelsie-Roo Who, Sammi-Sue Who, Cupcake-Woo Who, Niecey-Woo Who, & Emma-Lou Who

PR samples.
I purchased this.

I'm still playing with the new Darling Girl Cosmetics' Darling Whos holiday collection of eye shadows. I'm having so much fun with this collection! I did this look using three of the colors, and this look incorporates a few of the other shadows in the collection.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics
  - Glitter Glue all around eye area
  - Chelsie-Roo Who on inner 1/3 of lid
  - Sammi-Sue Who on center 1/3 of lid
  - Cupcake-Woo Who on outer 1/3 of lid
  - Niecey-Woo Who beneath lower lashes
  - Emma-Lou Hou to highlight tear duct area
Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Waterproof Perversion Eye Pen
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! waterproof mascara (one coat)
Lancôme Hypôse Custom Volume Mascara (one coat)
Chinovi Brow Powders in Dark Brown and Deep Auburn on brows