Saturday, December 31, 2011

Look of the Night - "Molten Gold"

We're not going out tonight to celebrate the New Year. My husband DJ'd last night at Club Sanctuary, so we were out really late, and not up for another night out, not to mention that we both prefer to stay at home while all the crazies are on the road! Since we're not going out tonight, I wanted to do a fun party look for my night at the club last night. 


 (Note: If you like darkwave, industrial, gothic, electro or alternative '80s music, you should totally check out my husband's internet radio station, Sanctuary Radio.)

A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I wanted to try to replicate this eyeshadow look by Dee B. on Beautylish. I don't have the Sugarpill Love+ or Asylum that she used (although now that the Burning Heart palette is back in stock, an order has been placed for them!), but I figured I could mix-and-match other things to create something similar. 

This is my version of Dee B.'s Molten Gold look.





Blurry photo shows a bit more shimmer and sparkle:

FACE:
Darling Girl Lemon Corrector under eyes
Benefit Erase Paste under eyes
MAC Prep + Prime Face
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC25
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
NARS Orgasm blush

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Meow i-prime
Urban Decay Zephyr as below-brow highlight
Urban Decay Sin + Sidecar blended together in crease
On the lid, I placed a random primary red eyeshadow I bought at Hot Topic years ago that has no brand or shade name
Sugarpill Goldilux stippled over red eyeshadow with a brush damp with Makeup Forever's Mist & Fix
Sugarpill Goldilux on inner V and beneath inner 1/3 of lower lash line
Persephone Cranberry Sauce stippled over Goldilux with a brush damp with MUFE's Mist & Fix
Sleek Chaos Palette - Black on outer corner, blended into crease and beneath outer 2/3 of lower lash line
Glamour Doll Eyes Fire Eater stippled over Goldilux and Cranberry Sauce with a brush damp with MUFE's Mist & Fix
Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion lining upper lash line
Smashbox Onyx Limitless Eyeliner on lower waterline
Urban Decay Supercurl mascara
MAC Lingering brow pencil
L'Oreal Raven eyeshadow on brows

LIPS:
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Evil Shades Deviant Lipstick in Jenaveve

And if you'd like to look at them, there are some photos from Club Sanctuary beneath the jump!

Look of the Day with Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV

Hi everyone. I hope you're all off to very safe and happy new year! Remember, it's "amateur night" out there, so be very, very careful if you're driving on the roads tonight. 


Yesterday, I wore two different looks - one for day and one for night. I'll post my look of the night later, but first, I'm posting yesterday's look of the day. I couldn't wait to dig into my new Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV palette. Some of the colors in the palette I already have, and a couple of other colors I used to have in a palette that has somehow been lost in the intervening years. I remember not liking my Urban Decay shadows back then because I couldn't get them to stick to my lids. I hadn't discovered eye primer yet. What a difference a good, sticky primer makes! I am LOVING my Urban Decay eyeshadows these days, and I really had fun playing with my new UD shadows yesterday morning. 


This is the look I created. In each set of photos below, the natural light photo is first and the flash photo is second. 









FACE:
Benefit Erase Paste under eyes
Sephora Mineral Foundation in Claire Light 21
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
NARS Orgasm blush

EYES:
UD Skimp over entire brow bone above crease
UD Missionary along bottom of eye brow
UD Zephyr placed directly beneath highest point of brow arch
UD Hijack in crease
UD Gravity on outer corner, upper and lower
UD Lost over lid and along center of lower lash line
UD Midnight Cowboy stippled over Lost with a damp brush
UD Midnight Rodeo on inner V, upper and lower
UD 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion
Smashbox Onyx Limitless Eyeliner along lower waterline
UD Supercurl mascara
MAC Lingering brow pencil
L’Oreal Raven eyeshadow on brows

LIPS:
UD Lip Primer Potion
Guerlain Rouge Automatique lipstick in Coque d’Or

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Post-Christmas Sephora Haul

One of the things I received for Christmas was a generous gift card to Sephora from my boss. When one of my girlfriends asked me tonight if I wanted to go to Sephora, I was ready to go!


This is what I picked up today using the gift card and a whopping $3.57 from my own wallet:



This is what I brought home with me:
  • Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Retrograde
  • Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Color in Adrenaline
  • Sephora by OPI New Year's Red-Solution
  • Sephora by OPI Traffic-Stopper Copper
  • Gucci Guilty Intense 5ml mini bottle (100 point perk)
  • Guerlain Rouge Automatique deluxe sample in 120/Coque D'Or (100 point perk)
  • Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (free sample)
  • Prada Candy sample


Not bad for $3.57 out of my own pocket, right? 

The instant I tested the UD 24/7 Retrograde liner on the back of my hand, I wanted to dip my entire body in it. It's such a rich, deep purple with so much shimmer. I told my friend that when I'm wearing it, I won't be able to stop looking at my eyes in the mirror! 

The UD Adrenaline lip color is such a gorgeous bright shade of pink (kind of a reddish-fuchsia and less of a hot pink) with tons and tons of sparkle, and even though I can't wear it to work, I am going to love wearing it on the weekends. 

The Sephora by OPI colors grabbed my attention because they are perfectly complimentary colors for the look I'm going to attempt to replicate for my husband's big night DJing tomorrow at Club Sanctuary. Plus, they were on sale for $5 each. Sephora by OPI isn't my favorite nail polish brand, but the colors and the price were perfect. 

The Gucci Guilty Intense mini bottle was a bonus point perk, as was the Guerlain lipstick. I haven't spent any of my bonus points with Sephora in ages and ages, so I have a boatload of points built up and when I took one sniff of Guilty Intense and one look at the gorgeous shade of Guerlain lipstick, I knew it was time to spend some of those points.  I can't get over how good Guilty Intense smells as it swirls around me. It's one of the best perfumes I've encountered in a long, long time. Of course, I adore "florientals", so your mileage may vary. (An intensified olfactory experience, Gucci Guilty Intense adds a twist to Gucci Guilty, making it more provocative, more sensual. Guilty Intense is a warm yet striking oriental floral, which opens to a natural rush that is mandarin - imbued with a modish transparency, shimmering alongside an audacious fist of pink pepper. The middle notes and floral signature of the lilac flower have been enriched with violet accents and made even more feminine with hints of powdery notes. Intensifying the alluring concoction of heady lilac and geranium gives Guilty Intense the vibrant burst of peach resulting in a feminine Eau de Parfum. The base of addictive patchouli and the unique ambery dry down have been greatly enhanced for a darker and more provocative trail. Notes: Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Peach, Lilac, Geranium, Ambery Notes, Patchouli.)  

The Prada Candy sample isn't from Sephora (they don't carry it), but I had to walk through Nordstrom on my way out to my car, so I grabbed a sample in their fragrance department. It is so incredibly delicious. To me, it smells like Pink Sugar grown up into an adult woman with class and confidence.  (Candy is the new feminine fragrance of Prada. It enriches the Prada Fragrance universe with another vision of the brand: colorful, pop and explosive. Prada Candy incarnates the new Prada woman: she's daring, sensual, full of life. The perfume is named after the seductive and joyful girl who is running wild. Top: regressive notes of joyful carefreeness, explosion of caramel; Mid: powdery notes of sophistication, cocktail of musks; Base: vanilla notes of sensuality, benzoin overdose.)

Anyway, enough about all of that. This is what I am absolutely the most excited about: 


I'm not going to go into detail about which 16 colors are in the UD Book of Shadows IV, about the portable speaker and how-to videos that come with it when you plug your smart phone into it, the keychain and additional makeup items, etc., because every beauty blogger and her sister has blogged about it this year, plus you can just read about it here if you like. What I am going to tell you is that it is on sale for $44 (down from $64), which is an exceptional deal. I was already planning to buy the UD 24/7 Liner in Perversion, which is $19 when purchased as a non-palette single item, which means buying the entire palette (which includes Perversion) cost me only an additional $25 to get everything else in the palette (...except it was free to me, as far as my bottom line is concerned, since I paid for it with a gift card)! And that, my friends, is an absolutely phenomenal deal. I already have a couple of the eyeshadow colors in my UD Naked palette, but they're shades I reach for the most, so I don't feel like the duplicates are wasted. And this palette is just so pretty, and functional, and fun. In other words: It is FULL OF WIN!!!


Phew. So that's tonight's haul. I'm ready to go to bed now for the sole purpose of getting through the night more quickly until I can wake up tomorrow and play with all of my pretty new colors and scents. (Already playing with the nail polish and perfume, will add makeup to my beauty funtime tomorrow.)


Thanks for looking, and if any of you had any fun hauls lately, please tell me about them or point me to your blog posts. I love hearing about/looking at all of the fun beauty products you guys come home with. 

Rock-A-Betty Beauty - Eye of the Day and Shop Review

I placed an order with Rock-A-Betty Beauty last week, and within a week, it was in my mailbox! Amazing turnaround time! I placed my order about 10 minutes before Ber posted a sale, and so she offered to send me a full size product for which I'd asked about samples! Amazing! When I got the package, the full size wasn't in there, but I figured either I'd misunderstood or it had gotten mixed up in the holiday craziness, and I wasn't the least bit worried about it. Ber messaged me last night and said she'd forgotten to send the full size product, and was going to ship it today. Wow! I'm so impressed by that amazing level of Customer Service -- she offers to give me something for free, and then when she realized she'd forgotten, she still wanted to send it out! Not a lot of companies would do that. I think Ber rocks, and her shop, Rock-A-Betty Beauty rocks. 


I placed a small order for 5 samples of her Lid Lustre eyeshadows Cemetary Road, Nutella Whore, Vertigo, Changeling, and Cupcake Not A Muffin. I also ordered Stay Put, Already! a color locking serum that keeps your lip colors on all day. In addition, I ordered her brand new Shimmering Hair Gloss because I love hair glosses and well....SHIMMER!!! It will be perfect for New Year's Eve celebrations. 


As if she hadn't already done so much for me already, two of the samples I ordered, Cemetary Road and Vertigo, were sent in full size!!! I'm just astounded by Ber's generosity. 


Nutella Whore is the eyeshadow color I was excited to try -- I just adore shimmery browns and can't get enough of them. I did a quick swatch on the back of my hand when I received the package, but have since managed to lose the sample. I am so bummed out and hope it turns up, although I have a feeling my cat got on my desk and batted the little clamshell into oblivion. I will be reordering it very soon because the color was really pretty when I swatched it on the back of my hand. 


The Shimmering Hair Gloss puts the nicest touch of shimmer in my hair and makes my hair super soft and manageable without turning it greasy or heavy.


The Stay Put, Already! color-locking serum is not only extremely moisturizing, but it really works to keep my lip color on! I have the hardest time getting lip colors to stay put (already!), so I'm really excited about this product.


The Lid Lustres are gorgeous. They are silky smooth, have a nice amount of shimmer without being over-the-top (yay, work-appropriate shimmer!), are nicely pigmented and rich in hue, they apply nicely without much fallout at all, and blend easily. 


Between Rock-A-Betty Beauty's amazing products and Ber's incredible generosity and kick-ass customer service, I've become a loyal and lifelong customer. When I replace my missing Nutella Whore Lid Lustre, I'll also be trying some of her lip products next. 


I did my eye makeup today using RABB Lid Lustres (sans Nutella Whore, which makes me so sad because it's so dang pretty!) I didn't post a full-face photo today because my lips are chapped and bleeding, I've got a giant cystic zit on my cheek, and my skin is looking sallow -- probably from a little too much marshmallow vodka last night (Marshmallow Vodka + Hot Cocoa = PURE BLISS. It's true, yo!) So anyway, I just took photos of my eyes today. Here you go, photos in both natural light and with flash: 









Tarte Shadow Insurance
RABB Cemetary Road all over lid
RABB Changeling in Crease
RABB Cupcake Not A Muffin on brow bone above crease
MAC Brule on upper brow bone
RABB Vertigo beneath lower lashes
Wet’n’Wild Copper eye liner on lower waterline
Vincent Longo The Curl mascara on upper lashes
Benefit They’re Real! mascara on lower lashes
BH Cosmetics Coffee gel liner along upper lash line
MAC Lingering on brows
L’Oreal Raven eyeshadow on brows

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Look of the Day - gold, red, green

Hi guys! Our wireless router blew up early on Christmas Eve, so I've been without Internet. Now that we're back up-and-running, I wanted to post my Christmas look. I wanted to use festive gold, red, and green, but without being over-the-top, because I'm not really an over-the-top kind of girl. I think it turned out quite nice. 


I had a wonderful Christmas Day with my family. Santa was very good to me. I hope all of you had a fabulous Christmas, or if you don't celebrate, a fabulous weekend!


I took the following photos in both natural light and with flash. The first in each set below is natural lighting and the second is with flash.











FACE:
Benefit Erase Paste
Darling Girl Lemon Corrector
Darling Girl Mint Corrector
Boscia BB Cream
Sephora Mineral Foundation in Claire Light 21
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
My Pretty Zombie PCP blush

EYES:
Meow i-prime
Sugarpill Goldilux on inner 2/3 of lid and inner 1/3 beneath lower lashes
Sugarpill Junebug on outer 1/3 of lid and in crease and outer 2/3 beneath lower lashes
About Face So Merry She's Scary above crease
Shiro Vulpix above crease
MAC Brule on brow bone
Sugarpill Lumi as brow highlight
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama gel liner in Blackest Black lining upper lashes and outer 1/3 of lower lashes and on lower waterline
Benefit They're Real! mascara on lower lashes
Maybelline Falsies on upper lashes
MAC Lingering brow pencil
L'Oreal Raven eyeshadow on brows

LIPS:
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Smashbox lipstick - I don't know the color because it wore off the tube, but I do know it's a D/C color

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Look of the Day - All Sugarpill!

I'm still just crazy about my Sugarpill! I decided to do a look today using Sugarpill on eyes, cheeks, and lips. This is what I came up with. 











FACE:
Darling Girl Lemon Corrector under eyes
Benefit Erase Paste under eyes
Boscia BB Cream
Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC25
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Dollipop on cheeks

EYES:
Meow i-prime
Sugarpill Starling on outer half of lid and beneath outer half of lower lash line
Sugarpill Midori on 2nd quarter of lid
Sugarpill Goldilux on inner quarter of lid, upper and beneath inner quarter of lower lash line
Sugarpill Decora in crease
Sugarpill Tako on brow with Sugarpill Lumi over it
Sugarpill Absinthe beneath 2nd quarter of lower lash line
Sugarpill Stella lining upper lashes
Ben Nye MagiColor Cream Pencil in Black MC-1 on lower waterline
Benfit They're Real! mascara

LIPS:
Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion
Sugarpill Magentric
clear lip gloss


Sunday, December 18, 2011

December Birchbox - Pictures and Review

I received my December Birchbox this week. 



The theme this month is Frolic & Fancy. The card enclosed wasn't the typical postcard size, but more like a greeting card.






Inside were all of these goodies:



My Birchbox contained these items:


Benefit - The POREfessional. I love Benefit, and because I have large pores, I've been wanting to try this product for a while, so this is what I was the most excited to see in my box. I tried it right away and yes, it works! It goes on smooth as silk and fills in my pores, leaving my face smoother and more porcelain, but it's not so thick and heavy that I look like a mannequin.

Harvey Prince - Ageless. I love perfume and am always excited to try new perfumes. This one is supposed to make the wearer smell more youthful. I was curious about the "scientific research" behind this, so I went to the Harvey Prince website, and this is the description of the product:

Inspired by scientific research and crafted with love, Ageless by Harvey Prince defies your skin’s natural age-revealing scent. Its notes are an inviting blend of pink grapefruit, pomegranate, luscious mango, with a dry down of jasmine and natural musk.
Here's the secret: Ageless is inspired by recent studies conducted by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, which find pink grapefruit and mango to be the olfactory antidote to aging. The fragrant notes disguise the familiar scent of age, caused by the breakdown of particular fatty acids in your skin. 
Women from around the world are loving Ageless; based on their testimonials and our own trials, Ageless makes you feel and smell 8-12 years younger.
Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Mango, Jasmine, Tuberose, YlangYlang, Sandalwood.Style: Fresh. Sensual. Luminous.
I did test it out, and I'm not sure I'm convinced that it makes me smell younger, but it is pretty and fresh and definitely not a "mature" scent. I will use up my sample and after perusing the site, am very curious to try even more Harvey Prince perfumes. Their Scent of Purpose gift set is definitely appealing to me right now!


Jouer - Moisturizing Lipgloss in Birchbox Pink. I love lip gloss and I love bright colors, so I tested this one out right away. It's a very sheer, bright pink, and the more passes I did over my lips, the more the color built up to a bright fuchsia. It's silky and smooth and isn't sticky at all. 


Orofluido - Beauty Elixir.  This is an oil treatment for hair. The first thing I noticed was the amazing scent, amber and vanilla. It smells so good I wish I had a perfume that smells like it! I have used it a few times since I got it, and I like it. It definitely adds a silkiness and shine to my hair. Last night, I washed my hair and didn't put any product in it while my hair dried. It was a huge frizzball by the time it was done drying. I worked a few drops of this Beauty Elixir through my hair and was amazed at how it almost instantly transformed my frizzy, kinky locks into a silky, shiny, wavy smoothness. The scent doesn't linger for long, but for a while after using it, I do catch the occasional light waft of amber and vanilla. 


ShowStoppers - Designer Fashion Tape. This is a double-sided tape for use between fabric and skin. I haven't had a need to use this. I sure wish I'd had some on my wedding day 8 years ago when the neckline of my wedding dress decided not to stay put!


EBoost - Orange Natural Energy Booster. This is a sample powder packet that's full of vitamins and good stuff to provide a natural energy boost. I haven't tried it yet, but am keeping it in my desk drawer at work for one of those days when I start to drag after lunch and need a caffeine-free way to get through the rest of the day. 


Once again, this was a great Birchbox. I'm very, very tempted to buy the deluxe size sample pack/gift set from Harvey Prince. I'm strongly considering it! I do have a number of pore minimizer products in my vanity, so I need to use them up before buying more, but when it's time to buy another one, Benefit's POREfessional is almost undoubtedly the one I'll buy. The Orofluido Beauty Elixir is also something I'm very interested in buying, but I have about a year's supply of hair oils and glosses and shine products in circulation right now, so again, I can't really justify the expense of a full size right now, but I will use my sample and keep them in mind for when it's time to buy new hair shine products. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Hair Gloss

I can't wear any makeup right now because something's going on with my eyes, so instead, I want to show you one of the things I've been using daily for the past month or so.


Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (through their sister site, the Black Phoenix Trading Post) has released an all-new line of hand-made hair gloss


I first tried the Snake Oil Hair Gloss when I was in California this summer, when I was visiting Dark Delicacies, where they had prototypes out for testing. I was so head-over-heels about it that I couldn't wait until they released the new product.


These are the four that I bought:



I wanted to take a nice photo of my bottles, but within 2 minutes of receiving the package, I lost one cap and it looks like I put another on crooked! That's me -- always a day late and a dollar short. Ha! :D

This is the description of the hair gloss formula from the Lab's site. I'll post all of the scent descriptions below that.
We have combined Tahitian monoi, camelina oil, argan oil, and karanja oil to give your mane a gleaming finishing shine without leaving it gloopy, weighted-down, or greasy. Camelina oil provides a protective coating for the hair follicles, argan oil nourishes stressed hair, enhances elasticity, and repairs cellular damage to the hair strand itself, and a touch of Monoi oil adds moisture and enhances softness.
Your hair will be silkier, shinier, glossier, more vibrant, and frizz-free.
Black Phoenix’s Hair Gloss is paraben and sulfate free, and contains no petro-chemicals, no GMOs, and no triclosan.
Our hair gloss has a six-month shelf life.
Handmade by Black Phoenix. As always, no animals were harmed during the creation of this product, and all products were tested on friends and family.
Please exercise common sense when using our HAIR GLOSS: do not eat, do not snort, do not drink, do not pour into eyes, etc.
If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.
Cyclomethicone, botanisil, Vitamin E, argan oil, Tahitian monoi oil, camelina oil, and karanja oil.
The hair gloss has been released in five different scents:

  • Snake Oil
  • White Tea and Sage
  • Honey
  • Frankincense Clove
  • Fig and White Sandalwood


Snake Oil Hair Gloss
is scented with BPAL's trademark (and trademarked!) scent, Snake Oil, which is described thusly: "By far, our most popular scent! Magnetic, mysterious, and exceedingly sexual in nature. A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla."
I love Snake Oil perfume oil, but it doesn't work well with my skin chemistry, so I am ecstatic when the Lab releases other products with the scent. Their Snake Oil Soap is my favorite soap ever, and the Snake Oil Bath Oil is so amazing that I stocked up when it was still Limited Edition. (It has since been released as a general catalogue bath oil. YAY!)

White Tea and Sage Hair Gloss smells light, fresh, herbal, and summery. It's the one I'm using the least right now because it seems like it would be more appropriate for spring/summer wear.

Honey Hair Gloss smells sweet and gooey and delicious. Many of BPAL's honey notes are unwearable with my particular skin chemistry, so I was, again, excited to be able to wear a honey scent, just not on my skin. 

Frankincense Clove Hair Gloss is by far my favorite and the one I reach for most often. It's got the dry gritty resinous scent of frankincense combined with the spicy sweetness of clove. I put it on my hair the other day before a quick run to the post office and when I got to the counter, the lady helping me said, "Oh! You smell wonderful -- like Christmas!" It really is an amazing fragrance. 

I didn't buy the Fig and White Sandalwood Hair Gloss simply because I don't care for BPAL's fig fragrance!

Even though they're beautifully scented, once the scent dries down in my hair, it's subtle and not overwhelming at all. The lady at the post office commented on my scent because I'd literally put it in five minutes before, but after about 15-20 minutes, the scent typically settles down and becomes more of a personal thing -- not everyone around you will know your hair is scented unless you stick your head in their faces.

I don't actually care for the sprayer. It would be much better if it misted the hair, but as it sprays instead of mists, it doesn't distribute the oil evenly if you spray directly on your head. In fact, one of the first times I used a hair gloss, I got a money shot right in the side of my head! Since then, I've sprayed 1-2 sprays into my hands, rubbed them together, then smoothed the hair gloss onto my hair, which seems to distribute the oil evenly.

The product really is light and does not make the hair remotely greasy. It definitely gives my hair a healthy shine, smooths away the frizzies that I inevitably get with curly hair, and I feel like my hair is actually more moisturized and healthier because of the lovely moisturizing oils in it. 

I'm definitely a fan of this product. Frankincense Clove Hair Gloss will be used more quickly than the others, and I will definitely be ordering more when it's gone.

BPAL's Hair Gloss is on the pricey side: $30 for a 4 oz bottle, and for Snake Oil Hair Gloss, it's $45 for a 4 oz. bottle.

This typically would completely turn me off of a product, but these hair glosses are so good, and they last for such a long time, that I can splurge again when I need to buy more. It's worth it. The oils are expensive if you buy them on their own, especially argan oil, but they're so moisturizing that when I'm done applying to my hair, I rub them into my hands and cuticles, for healthy skin and a great scent, so I feel like I'm getting the best and most use out of the product that I can.

Also, Puddin', who runs the Trading Post, typically sends fun extras in packages -- BPAL imps, room spray samples, post cards, stickers, etc., so I feel like I'm getting even more bang for my buck because of that, too. However, extra goodies aren't guaranteed. I've ordered from the Trading Post many, many times, and sometimes, I do get a box containing only what I've paid for and nothing more, so if you order from them, don't expect extras, just be happy if you do get them. 

This is a product I highly recommend. I will be buying more and I hope you will, too! If you've tried or want to try BPAL's Hair Gloss, I'd love to hear what you think about it!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Loving the Hell Outta My Geek Chic Cosmetics

I've ordered from Geek Chic Cosmetics a few times and I just keep going back. I love every product I've tried by them, but it's the eyeshadows that really have me coming back for more. I think they are among the best I've ever used.


I got another package in the mail yesterday from Geek Chic, and I was so excited to do my makeup this morning so I could play with some of the new, gorgeous colors. I just wish I had a few more faces to do different looks on with the new pretties. I guess I'll just have to do them another day!


I grabbed Exterminate! and We Are Coming as the two I absolutely had to wear first. Here is how Geek Chic describes them:


Exterminate!: "They might be all flashy and primary coloured now, but we remember Dalekanium as this rich coppery bronze, metallic, and shining with its power restored, with a scattering of red sparkles as tribute to the new paradigm, and the Supreme Dalek."


We Are Coming: "Rich, velvety milk chocolate gleaming with shifting golden copper highlight, studded with a moderate scattering of ruby and sapphire glitter."


Okay, seriously, they sound so pretty (and geeky!), right? Wait till you put them on. There's some seriously amazing prettiness!


Here's the look I created today.










Necklace and earrings by Alicia Stardust of Elements & Artifacts.


FACE:
Darling Girl Lemon Corrector under eyes

Benefit Erase Paste under eyes
Sweet Libertine yellow concealer under eyes
Sephora Mineral Foundation in Claire Light 21
MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Powder
My Pretty Zombie PCP blush


EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance

MAC Brule on brow bone
Geek Chic Kingslayer on inner V and on brow bone beneath highest point of brow arch
Geek Chic Exterminate! on middle of lid and beneath middle lower lashes
Geek Chic We Are Coming on outer lid and beneath outer lower lashes
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Benefit They're Real! mascara
MAC Lingering brow pencil
L'Oreal Raven eyeshadow on brows


LIPS:
MAC Strength lipstick

Geek Chic Momo Geek Gloss 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

LOTD with Coastal Scents Winterberry Palette

This is the look I created today. I love how it turned out. Berry colors are some of my favorites to wear!









FACE:
MAC Prep + Prime Face
Darling Girl Lemon Corrector under eyes
Benefit Erase Paste under eyes and on red patches on face
Sephora Mineral Foundation in Claire Light 21
MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Powder
My Pretty Zombie MDMA blush



EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance

MAC Brule on brow bone
Coastal Scents Winterberry Palette ("CSWP") #3 on inner 1/2 of lid
CSWP #4 on inner V
CSWP #11 on lower part of outer 1/2 of lid
CSWP #2 on upper part of outer 1/2 of lid
CSWP #6 + #9 blended together in crease
CSWP #7 on outer 2/3 of lower lashes
CSWP #8 on inner 1/3 of lower lashes
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline lining upper lashes
Sephora Nano Eye Pencil in Onyx lining lower waterline
Maybelline Falsies mascara on upper lashes
Benefit They're Real! mascara on lower lashes
MAC Lingering brow pencil on brows
L'Oreal Raven eyeshadow on brows


LIPS:
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
My Pretty Zombie Stiletto blended with MAC Ravishing Lipstick