In case you’re wondering, I am trying my best to post my backlogged FOTDs in the order they were taken (hence the retroactive dates). I apologize for any confusion this may cause. 😉 Enjoy…
PRIMER: Mary Kay Eye Primer
BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cherry
SHADOW: I applied a matte pastel pink e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to my tearduct area. I blended the light pink into Neon Red (a matte pinkish red e/s) from my Coastal Scents Hot Pots palette. Then I used my Sonia Kashuk large crease brush to apply Maroon Berry (a matte burgundy e/s, also by CS) to the outer portion of my lid. Finally I used Puce (a matte pinkish tan e/s, also by CS) to highlight my browbone & blend out the reds.
OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & L’Oreal Collagen Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper & lower lashline using L’Oreal H.I.P. cream liner in Teal.
CHEEKS: Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey
FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)
LIPS: Lancome Le Rouge Absolu lipstick in Pink Diamond + CO Bigelow lip gloss in Pink Mint
Frigid, by Urban Decay
Price: 3 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Efficacy: 5 out of 5
Overall rating: 5 stars
I am GEEKED about this eyeshadow! Frigid, by Urban Decay, was part of my birthday stuff from Sephora. I would describe this shadow as a deep, royal purple with a slight metallic sheen. Because it’s a blue-toned purple, it can appear purple OR navy, depending on what other colors you pair it with. I reduced some points for price because I feel that $18 is a lot to spend on ONE e/s. However, I gave the packaging 5 stars because it has its own mirror inside & it features Urban Decay’s signature graffiti. I’ve heard a few people complain that the package is hard to open, but I consider that a bonus. After all, I don’t want to damage or spill any of my $18 e/s, LOL! In terms of efficacy, Frigid gets 5 stars because the color is very pigmented, yet blend-able & long-lasting. I recommend this e/s to you for the following reasons:
- You cannot find this shade of purple @ your local drugstore. Trust me, I’ve looked! 😉
- It might cost a grip, but it’s very pigmented, so you don’t have to use much to make a statement. Which means it will last you a really long time.
- I’ve said it a million times, but I’ll say it again: Purple looks good on everyone, regardless of your eye color.
- (Although this was a gift) I would definitely buy it again.
PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base
BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
SHADOW: Coastal Scents sells raw ingredients, which enables you to make your own cosmetic products at home. Having said that, Sham’s Purple Punch (SPP for short) is a blend of Metallic Pixie Purple mica powder, Amethyst mica powder & Manganese Violet pigment. I covered the inner third of my lower lid in SPP c/o Coastal Scents. I blended that into Frigid by Urban Decay, which I applied to my outer v. Next I used matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette on my brow bone & matte pastel pink on my tearducts.
OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy eyebrow duo in brunette & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Then I used Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in Teal Shimmer. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).
CHEEKS:I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.
LIPS: E.O.S. lip balm + Maybelline Shiny-Licious lip gloss in Peach Sortbet
FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)
I liked the “Feelin Lucky” FOTD that I decided to do it again!
Click here to read the remix, entitled “Lucky Re-loaded”.
I can only stay outta the store for so long…
During yesterday’s trip to my local BSS I stumbled upon Ruby Kisses HD Gel Liner ($3.99 each). It comes in black, brown, dark purple, teal & a shimmery dark green; I obviously purchased the latter 2 colors. This is what they look like:
And these are the swatches:
No lie, I was a little disappointed by the similarities between the 2 colors. I was looking for a bit more contrast, although the green one does have little flecks of gold in it. What is remarkable is that the liner DID NOT BUDGE. I applied the swatches, took the pics & used a baby wipe, thinking I could easily take it off… NO MA’AM! Only 3 minutes after application, I had to use eye-makeup remover to erase the lines from the back of my hand. This is a great feature, considering how most eyeliners bleed & smear.
These are just my preliminary findings… I’ll have to do an actual field test to give my full analysis of this product, so stay tuned 🙂