Friday, March 23, 2012

Detrivore Cosmetics Swatches

Today I want to show you some swatches from Detrivore Cosmetics. I picked up 10 shadows when they were having a special: Buy 10 for $20. I picked up a toooooon of matte shadows. I have recently become very interested in matte eyeshadows, they are still new to me. I think I like them a lot better than ones that are very shimmery and/or frosty. The 10 shadows I bought were:

Creature- bright purple matte
Bone- white matte
Bog Body- bright teal matte
Porcelain- light brown matte
Tommyknocker- medium yellowish green matte 
Starlet- pink matte
BSoD- bright blue matte
Facade- peach matte
Decay- pastel green matte
Torment- medium brown matte

Top - Creature, Bone, Bog Body, Porcelain
Middle - Tommyknocker, Starlet, BSoD
Bottom - Facade, Decay, Torment

Top - Creature, Bone, Bog Body, Porcelain
Middle - Tommyknocker, Starlet, BSoD
Bottom - Facade, Decay, Torment



Bog Body








over bare skin - no primer
Top - Facade, Torment, Porcelain, Bone, Starlet
Bottom - Tommyknocker, Decay, Bog Body, BSoD, Creature

I really love these shadows. They are rather easy to work with even though they are matte shadows. The colors are very vivd and opaque. If you use a light hand when applying you can make them less intense.

I would love to own every matte shadow in the collection!
What do you think of these  eyeshadows or mattes in general?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NTMS Disney Challenge - Ratigan Picture Tutorial

Hello everyone! I meant to post this sooner, but the internet had other plans. But that is fine because NOW IS THE TIME for a quick photo tutorial!

What I used

Tutorial Time!

I have already primed my eyes with Urban Decay Primer Potion and then placed Maybelline Color Tattoo Fierce & Tangy over the inner 3/4 of my lid.

Next pat Detrivore Facade all over Fierce & Tangy and then added Pretty Addictions Peach Punch in the inner 1/4.

Then using NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple Velvet place on the outer 1/2 of my lid and made a winged shape.

Next pat Pretty Addictions Hocus Pocus over Purple Velvet and tried to blend as best as you can.

Next place a little bit of Glamour Doll Eyes Electric Chair in the inner corner and then use Glamour Doll Eyes Pistol Pistol to darken up the crease.

Ta da! This is the finished product.

I am quite pleased with how this turned out. I feel that my blending skills are slowly getting better and I really loved how the purple and orange worked together. I also really like the winged shape I created. I really love wearing a bold winged liner and this give you a similar shape but a more dramatic look.

What do you think? Have you ever done a look and totally surprised yourself with how great it turned out?
Would you like a video tutorial as well/in place of photo tutorials?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

NTMS Challenge - Disney

This weeks challenge in NTMS is Disney. I decided to do a look inspired by one of my favorite movies: The Great Mouse Detective. I picked Ratigan as my inspiration.

And here is the look I created. I wanted to use the orange and purple as the main part of my look. I darkened the crease a little instead of leaving it bright and used a bright color on my lips to pull in the red from the lining of his cape.

What I used:
Maybelline - Color Tattoo in Fierce & Tangy
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Purple Velvet
Detrivore - Facade
Pretty Addictions - Peach Punch, Hocus Pocus
Stila - Love At First Blush Palette
Kat Von D - Everlasting Liquid Love Lipstick in Jeffree

What do you think of this look? I really like it! I was afraid this would end up being a bit crazy, but I think depending on what you are doing, you could probably wear this look out without a problem. Here is the tutorial if you are interested in how I did this.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hmmm...A Giveaway?

What do you think of a 50 follower giveaway? I am almost at 40 and I don't think 11 more is too much to ask. I think I will give away a few items from Moon Rabbit Cosmetics, ELF, and maybe a few nail polishes? What do you think? Would you be interested?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette Swatches

Today I just wanted to share with you a quick post. I have for you, swatches of the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette. I bought this when I was on a neutral and pink shadow kick. Let's take a look.

Top - Ivory, Pink Flannel
Bottom - Pink Chiffon, Chocolate Caviar

Pretty Pink

Top to Bottom - Soiree Pink, Bubble Bath, Sandwash Pink

swatched over bare skin - no primer

Top - Ivory, Pink Flannel, Pink Chiffon, Chocolate Caviar
Bottom - Pretty Pink, Soiree Pink, Bubble Bath, Sandwash Pink

This palette comes with four eyeshadows, a blush and three lip glosses. I had to admit this, but I have not used this palette yet. I was so excited about it when I purchased it, but now it just sits in a pile on my dresser with a few other palette, some of which I use often, some of which I would like to use but just don't reach for. The shadows are beautiful and swatched well. The blush seems like a nice color that a lot of people could wear, and the glosses don't seem that spectacular, but the don't seem horrible either. I think the issue I have with the gloss, is that I do not want to just stick my finger in them to apply, for some reason I feel the need to use a brush, and that is just too much work for a plain old gloss to me.

What do you think of this palette? Do you have any products you were so excited
about, that you like, that just don't get any love?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

theBalm - Mary-Lou Manizer Swatches

When I was on a highlighter kick, trying to find a bunch I wanted to test out, I saw that they had this on HauteLook and scooped it up. This is in my regular rotation until I find a highlighter I like better.


I do like this as a highlighter but if you are not careful, you can use too much and look oily. I think this would look good on most people as it is a nice golden shimmer. I would say this is somewhat frosty but the good news it that there are no chunks of glitter in it like some highlighters do. I like to pat this over Benefit Watt's Up!