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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FOTD: Loaded Teal

 

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For this look, I brightened up a deep teal smokey eye by applying a true gold eyeshadow on the inner part of the lid.  Using a lighter, shimmery shade on the inner lid adds some contrast when using deeper colours elsewhere on the lid.

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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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