Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Darling Girl Cosmetics: Haul and Swatches


 Part of my latest haul from Darling Girl Cosmetics!
I had a gift code to redeem so i took the opportunity to grab some samples as well as a brand new product I've been dying to try, a new face primer, and a pocket mirror that's cute-as-a-button!

Keep scrolling for lots of pics :)
I've been wanting to try more of Susan's matte shadows so I got a couple of neutrals, plus a nude shade with a little shimmer. This is Between the Sheets, Naughty Bits, Kilty Pleasures, Bite Me, and Bare Nekkid.

More colors I've been wanting to try: Bad Ash, Ripley's Cat, Ermahgerd, Electric Avenue, and Papercut.
Bad Ash: pretty reddish copper shade with blue sparkles!
Ripley's Cat: Coppery orange color with pink sheen!
Ermahgerd!: Pale coral-pink satin with silvery, almost baby blue sheen. This color is so cute!!
Electric Avenue: Super gorgeous, glowy bright aqua green with gold sparkles! I love this color!
Papercut was my free sample. For this one I had to refer to the site description: Dirty plum with strong grassy green glow.

Two GWPs (my haul was two orders combined) and a new semi-loose shadow!
Candy Man GWP, Treasure Map GWP, and Rendezvous semi-loose shadow.
Candy Man over bare skin.
Treasure Map over bare skin. I actually came up with the name for this one so it has a special place in my heart. It would be nice if Susan brought this GWP back permanently! ;)
Rendezvous over bare skin; it doesn't even need Glitter Glue since it's semi-loose.
This color is too gorgeous to show properly on camera; it's a plum base with mauve and gold and bronze shift, ugh, so amazing!

I also got this new primer to try since my face primer ran out and I was looking for a similar replacement without a lot of nasty chemicals. Can't wait to try it! (Shown with business card for size reference.)

My adorable "Is My Glitter Showing?" pocket mirror; if you've ever had a large size button pin, this is the same size. It's basically a button pin with a mirror on the other side. Perfect and handy for touch-ups, gonna keep this little darlin' in my purse :D
Shown with business card for size reference.
Shiny! :D


 Coming up soon I will have previews of two new collections coming out next month, and believe me, you will definitely want to see these!

 Thanks for reading!♥




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Look: Obviously A 50ft Socialite


 Today I have for you another fun look featuring Darling Girl Cosmetics. I wanted to use Attack of the 50ft Woman because it's an awesome bright sunshine yellow with pink sheen. I thought it would be fun to add some gradient liner using DG shadows as well. Keep reading for details :)


 I did two versions with different lips. This is version one with light lips:

And version two with bright lips:
Products:
Face/Cheeks:
-Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer
-Wet N' Wild Coverall Cream Foundation (lightest shade)
-Wet N' Wild Coverall powder (lightest shade)
 -Boots No7 Radiant Glow concealer (Shade I)
-BFTE blush in Winter Mauve
-Darling Girl Cosmetics blushes in Koalification* (to contour cheekbones) and Neon Trees.
-Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako (highlight)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Venus (highlight)
Eyes:
-*Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
 -Milani Shadow Eyez eyeshadow pencil in Almond Cream (all over lids as base)
-Darling Girl Glitter Glue (on lower lids)
Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadows in:
-*Attack of the 50ft Woman (yellow on lids)
-Hot Rocks (in crease)
-Provoke (to blend out crease)
-Double Bubble (over crease shades and on lower lashline/tearduct)
-Adoration (highlight)
Eyeliner shades (mixed with BFTE Mix & Fix):
-Obviously A Wig (pink, inner third)
-Socialite (bright blue, middle third)
-The Count (dark blurple, outer third)
-brown gel eyeliner (tightline)
-Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara
Brows:
-theBalm eyeshadow in Presto (dark brown)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked2 (light taupe)
Lips:
-Version 1: MAC lipstick in Creme Cup and NYX gloss in Smokey Look
-Version 2: MAC lipstick in Violetta and NYX gloss in African Queen


This flash shot shows the pink glow in 50ft Woman a little better.

The liner is a little crooked in places but I was feeling kinda woozy and just couldn't afford to go back and fix it. I had to stop taking pictures sooner than I wanted because I felt so sick. People don't realize it but the process of doing makeup and taking pictures is a very physically demanding process, and for some reason it's really rough for me... I think it might have something to do with my vertigo. Vertigo sucks. :(

Anyway, I'm happy with pretty much everything, except the lower lashline which turned a little bit green because I blended the blues and the yellow too much and it turned kind of muddy. (Yellows in general really hate me, I always have a hard time with them lol.) Overall though, I like how the look turned out. I'm glad I ended up doing the second lip look; the Violetta/African Queen combo really set off Obviously A Wig since they all have some blue sheen to them. I think it's my favorite of the two. 
Which do you like better? :3

Thanks for reading!♥


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Look: Orange, Black, and Gold


 Today I'm sharing a look I did over the weekend; it's orange and black with gold accents. Not much else to say so keep scrolling for pics and products!

Products:
Face/Cheeks:
-Reviva Labs primer
-Wet N' Wild Coverall Cream Foundation (lightest shade)
-Wet N' Wild Coverall powder (lightest shade)
-Darling Girl Cosmetics blushes in Koalification* (to contour cheekbones), Neon Trees, and To Love a Beast*
-Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow in Tako (highlight)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Venus (highlight)
Eyes:
-*Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
-Jordana 12 HR Eyeshadow Pencil in Eternal White (all over lid as base)
Darling Girl Cosmetics eyeshadows in:
-Burning Love (matte orange on lids) 
-Honey Pot (gold accents)
-Hidden Garden (matte nude to blend out edges)
-Adoration (highlight)
-Milani pressed eyeshadow in Pitch Black (crease)
-Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, Faint and Naked2 (to blend out black)
-MAC Blacktrack Fluidline (tightline)
-Laura Geller liquid liner pen* (beneath gold liner)
-Prestige My Blackest Lashes mascara
-DUO eyelash glue
-Ardell #110 lashes
Brows:
-theBalm eyeshadow in Presto (dark brown)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked2 (light taupe)
Lips:
-NYX slim lip pencil in Black Berry
-Portland Black Lipstick Company lipstick in Black


I wasn't feeling well so I only did one eye. :(
Sadly it was my less-expressive left eye, so to me the photos are a bit lackluster. I kept trying to raise my eyebrow but only succeeded in arching my right one super high, and giving myself a headache, lol.

I had used a little yellow eyeshadow near the lashline in the center of my lids but kind of went over it with the orange. I enjoy cut-crease looks but generally try to soften the edges since I like soft edges.. which I guess almost defeats the point of a cut-crease, lol. Oh well :P
I finally used my sample of Portland Black's Black lipstick and omg, it is amazing. So creamy, went on super smooth with a brush, opaque, moisturizing, long-lasting, in short- awesome!
Thanks for reading♥

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sugar Skull Minerals swatches

  *Products purchased by me; all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.

Hey everyone, today is Sugar Skull Minerals swatch time! This is my first official order, as the other two I received were complimentary for review. I purchased 12 sample baggies for $1.25 each and received a free sample as well. I already have another dozen in my cart, waiting for whenever I have some spare money. ;3
Now, please ogle these fabulous eyeshadows and don't forget you can click to view them better!

Swatched with my fingers over Darling Girl Glitter Glue:
Indirect natural light: Ego, April, Classy. Bottom row: Indian Summer, Crystal Ball, Sandman.
Direct natural light: Ego, April, Classy. Bottom row: Indian Summer, Crystal Ball, Sandman.
Flash: Ego, April, Classy. Bottom row: Indian Summer, Crystal Ball, Sandman. This one shows the "glow" best; these colors are so glowy!
Indirect natural light: First Date, Insomnia, Velocity. Bottom Row: Vegas, Back-Sass, Conundrum.
Euphoria was my free sample shade; it's a gorgeous grape with fun pink and blue sparkles.
Euphoria, direct light from window.
Direct natural light: First Date, Insomnia, Velocity. Bottom Row: Vegas, Back-Sass, Conundrum.
Flash: First Date, Insomnia, Velocity. Bottom Row: Vegas, Back-Sass, Conundrum.
Flash: Euphoria

All the colors are super smooth and pigmented. Euphoria is a tiny bit gritty because of the glitter, but I haven't tried it on my eyes yet. Classy is described as a 'darker mauve shade' and I guess it sort of is when blended out; you can see my swatch is pretty rich because it's over glitter glue and not really blended out. It is suuuper smooth and dense with a slight satin finish, so pretty. Crystal Ball is one of my favorites so far, I love the red duochrome and coppery glitter. First Date is a great neutral, kind of a silvery pinky-taupe that looked almost metallic over glitter glue. Back-Sass is a nice minty aqua shade with a bit of violet sheen.

I highly recommend trying Sugar Skull Minerals if you haven't yet; they often run sales for their Etsy shop on their Facebook page, so be sure to give them a Like!
You can find my other Sugar Skull Minerals reviews and swatches here and here.
Thanks for reading!♥



  *Products purchased by me; all opinions are my own. Links are for convenience purposes only, I am not being paid for this post.
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