Saturday, April 2, 2011
Blog sale results!
When Dee aka Miss Prissypants held a blog sale recently I may not have made it in time to grab some of the more coveted items (staring down Stacey and Celeste...) I still grabbed some of the items that I knew I had to have for my daily wear collection.
Everything came so securely sealed! Dee is so amazing for ensuring all items came safely and I thank her to no end for doing so. It really made my day to get this package....
...and to find that not only with the lipsticks and eye shadows I got off the blog sale, Dee had also thrown in four loose shadows! I was so ecstatic over that, they're neutral colors and will be so loved.
First off is the Revlon matte eye shadow in 009 which is a very dark looking brown but the color is not as intense as I thought it would be.
I was a little disappointed but at the same time I quite liked it nonetheless since I can see it being a good softer dark shade for day looks and I am quite fed up of using only very light colors during the day and looking like a wannabe vampire when I use darker shades that are better suited for the night. So this will probably work out better for my day looks.
Next is the Revlon Colorstay in 02 Coffee Bean which is literally all the neutrals you would ever need. I rarely find - if not rarely, never - a good highlight shadow to use under my brows so I was pretty excited when the lightest shade in this turned out to be the perfect highlight.
The intensity of colors is the same as the matte so nothing exciting but I found it quite lovely when worn, it was nice having a soft, subtle dash of make up on and still feeling pretty without needing primers and bases and what have yous in order to make colors pop.
The claim is that it is a 12 hour eye shadow and I can see how it would be but at the same time I wonder whether it would fade. I will definitely test it out on a day I run around university a lot and come back to this claim...
Too much flash (:
I was so very glad I got to pick up the final NYX colors! I think everyone might have been intimidated by how dark they would be but I am in love! I think it is also because I have tanned considerably so it is certainly easier to pull off these colors (also, Mummy who is much darker in skin tone than I am would always be able to wear these so I might actually give these to her since she loves lipsticks). They are beautiful colors in their own way.
Saturn is a pretty metallic reddish-brown, I feel it might be a bit too drying though so I am working out ways to wear it without destroying its true color since I find even clear glosses or Vaseline makes it a bit duller. I might have to get a good balm under it but I find balms tend to make these lipsticks move around a bit making application that much more tedious. Hmmm...
Fusion is definitely my going out, having a wild night of clubbing (er...if ever) color - it is such a gorgeous purple-pink! I love it, it is very retro and the best pop of color you can use to brighten up a dark outfit.
Gardenia is just your average color...neither here nor there and I do not have much to say about it really. Enough said as it is. But it is a good lipstick.
I love the extras I got, especially since Femme Fatale is my first Sassy Minerals product ever, even if it is a sample! And of course, Heatheresque is always awesome so I'm quite pleased!
The swatches speak for themselves really, I did these with Evil Shades Evil Eyes in Naked as a primer. The matte color was not as partial to the primer but the shimmery shades held well. I think the matte color (which is Dream Big Dreams) will hold up well just applied on its own as long as it is patted on rather than swiped. Very pretty array of neutrals that are definitely good additions to my growing neutrals collection!