Hot Magenta and Black (Using Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve really been enjoying dipping back into palettes that I purchased a while ago (from Urban Decay, Kat Von D and Too Faced) as it can be so easy to get sidetracked by all the new releases.  I really love the bold pops of colour and smokier tones in the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette and came up with this magenta and black eyeshadow combination.

To complement the look I used: MAC Blusher in Melba (matte peach) and MAC Huggable Lip Colour in Fresh and Frisky (light coral-peach).

Looking for more eyeshadow combination ideas using the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette? You can view various looks on the site here

You can also get ideas for eyeshadow combinations using various palettes from different brands under Eyeshadow Combo Ideas/Palettes Series on the menu bar.

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New NYX Make-Up: Away We Glow Eyeshadow Palette and Lip Lingerie Glosses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was browsing in Boots last week and noticed that there were some new NYX products being featured at the front display section at the NYX counter.  The new ‘Away We Glow’ collection includes two eyeshadow palettes and the palette called ‘Hooked On Glow’ really caught my eye due to the beautiful mix of peach, gold, brown tones.  The Lip Lingerie Glosses looked really interesting, as the same shades were available in three finishes: regular gloss, shimmer and glitter.  I ended up choosing Euro Trash in the Shimmer finish. 

You can see my full post, including photos and swatches on the Hooked on Glow Eyeshadow Palette here.  Let me know if you would also like to see a full post on the Lip Lingerie Gloss that I picked up.

You can find more posts on the site featuring NYX make-up here.  You can also search for make-up posts on the site featuring various brands under ‘Faves, Hauls & Brands’/’Brands’ on the site menu bar.

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Elemental (Using Urban Decay Moondust Palette)

 

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This is the first of my looks using the new Urban Decay Moondust Palette.  I really wanted to create a smokier look using one of the Moondust eyeshadows and so I used a deep metallic cranberry paintpot as a base.   This particular paint pot adds a really pretty plum hue to Element eyeshadow.

Tip: Experimenting with different colours of eyeshadow base can bring out different tones in whatever eyeshadow you choose to use.

You can read more about this palette, see photos and view swatches here.

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Aqua Sparkle

 

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For this look, I added a slick of a glitter liner (Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Amp) along the lashline to add some sparkle to this aqua-green combination.  I really like the glitter liner adds a little extra something to the look, without changing it too much.

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The Cosmetics Company Store: MAC Goodies!

 

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Left to Right: MAC Huggable Glass in ‘Love Buzz’, MAC Dazzleshadow in ‘Can’t Stop, ‘Won’t Stop’, MAC Eyeshadow Pot in ‘Wow Factor’, MAC Dazzleshadow in ‘Say It Isn’t So’, MAC Paintpot in ‘Nice Composure’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I visited the Livingston Designer Retail Outlet a couple of weeks ago and was incredibly excited to see that there is now a ‘Cosmetic Company Store’ there!!! If you live in the USA, you may have seen The Cosmetic Company Stores.  This store is the first of its kind in Scotland (yaaaaay!) and so I was thrilled to see there is now one within driving distance for me.

The CCS sells premium brand make-up at reduced prices.  The brands that I spotted on my visit were MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Smashbox and Bumble and Bumble.   The products are genuine and there is nothing wrong with them.  They tend to be those from limited edition ranges, surplus stock from existing ranges and shades which are being phased out by the make-up brands.

I picked up five different MAC goodies while I was in the store (read on to see what I picked up).  I think I may have to go back in a few months again and see what new stock they have in!!

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