Monday, April 22, 2013

The All Natural Face Haul

Here's a nice large package that I received today from the All Natural Face. I took advantage of the deal they had on Groupon, where you spend $25 but it gets you $50 worth of makeup :)
I am throwing in the Bubblegum Diva Stix(jumbo lip pencil) into this haul, even though I got it separately, but I just want you to be able to compare it to the other colors.

I got one more Diva Stix pencil in this order, it is called Intense Violet, and is pretty true to the name. It actually is meant for eyes but has the same exact ingredients as the lip one, and I plan on using it for lip. As a matter of fact I am wearing it today, and will show you my lip look at the end of this post.
Here are the two Diva Stix I now own, Intense Violet and Bubblegum:
(this is just what they look like in the container, I will have lots of swatches further down)
They come un-sharpened like that by the way, so don't think I've used up that much already :)
Bubblegum does have those specs of white pigment that either separated out or didn't get mixed in properly, but it all blends together on the lips. And seeing as I've had Bubblegum for several weeks now and have worn it most of the time I wear a lip color, I would have to say it is one of my favorite lip colors.
These are pretty matte feeling though and a gloss or a moisturizing balm is a must for me to wear with these.

Next I got some cream blushes to try, these can be used on the lips also, which is what I am planning on using them mostly for. They feel pretty creamy, and I love the colors I got. Also, they come in the cutest little compact.

I also got a lipstick in Babydoll Pink, it seems to be rather shimmery though and you can feel that shimmer when you apply and once it is on your lips, but if you can get past that it is a really pretty sheer baby pink with lots of gold shimmer.

I also got the Vegan Just Kissed Tinted Lip Balm in Blush Pink. Kind of a reddish-pink, and pretty good color payoff for a tinted balm.

The next two items are the Color Correcting Liquid Concealer in Midas and Magic Vegan Eye Shadow Primer.
I have yet to test the primer, but the concealer seems pretty sheer. Then again, I am used to my Kat Von D tattoo concealer, so can anything really compare to that in coverage? Well maybe her tattoo foundation, which I also have :)
I will try wearing it though and building it up, so we'll see how it works out.

And lastly, I got the Skin Food cleaner in Pineapples and Cream. No pic as there is nothing exciting to see, but I do look forward to trying it out.

And now here are the swatches of everything:
On the left you have the Midas concealer and eye shadow primer right underneath.
Then the round swatches are the cream blushes in Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, and Barbie (top to bottom).
The last set of swatches on the right are(top to botton) the Babydoll Pink lipstick, Intense Violet and Bubblegum Diva Stix, and the Blush Pink tinted balm.

 A closer look at the Babydoll Pink lipstick:

 And lastly here is my LOTD.
I have on the Intense Violet, topped with the Babydoll pink. And on top of it all I have a clear lip balm from Silk Naturals in their Amplifying Lip Glaze formula. I wanted a more glossy look, so that's why I put that on top.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Maybelline Summer 2013 Precious Pearl and Blue Paradise Color Tattoo Swatches

In addition to the 6 limited edition Summer 2013 Color Tattoo cream shadow I blogged about here
There is another Summer display that has 2 more shades: Precious Pearl and Blue Paradise.
I found the display at Ulta, and there was 2 of each color in it.

Precious Pearl - a light ivory shade that is somewhat shimmery, and has a little bit of a pink shimmer/iridescence to it.

Blue Paradise - very similar to Cool Crush, but darker. It is a shimmery blue-purple.

Here are some swatches:
Precious Pearl, Barely Branded, Barely Beige

A closer look at Precious Pearl
And here is Waves of White and Precious Pearl over a black base

Cool Crush, Blue Paradise

And lastly, here is a look I did with Precious Pearl on the inner part of my lid and inner corner, and Seashore Frosts on the remainder of lid and crease:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Silk Naturals Spring 2013 Look of the Day

Here is a look I did using the new Spring Collection products.
Ozone under browbone and in inner corner
Tribeca on inner half of lid
Midtown on outer half of lid
Highrise outer corner and crease
Bellrose with The Village layered over it

Non-SN products are the Prestige Total Intensity black eye liner, and Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Black Mascara. 

Silk Naturals Spring 2013 Chromatics Cream Eye Colors Blended Swatches

I thought I would post one more set of swatches of these, this time blended out, to give you a better idea what it would look like on your eyes with one layer of shadow.

Ozone, Soho, Metro, Gramercy, Brownstone, Gotham, Grand Central, Penthouse, Sunnyville
Outside in sunlight:

Indoors, window light:

Sunnyville, Pashmina, Astoria, Tribeca, Midtown, Highrise, Roxbury
Outside in sunlight:

Indoors, window light:

Roxbury, Brighton, Fleet Week, Electric, Blackout
Outside in sunlight:

Indoors, window light: