Monday, December 24, 2012

Lime Crime Holiday 2012


A little late on some of these products, but take a look at Lime Crime's Holiday 2012 Collection!

Zodiac Glitters
Cosmetic-grade glitter inspired by the signs of Zodiac. Not your plain old glitter, these babies shift colors like sparkling constellations in the night sky, depending on the angle you look! For use on face, nails, hair and anywhere you want to sparkle. U.S. customers only: not recommended for immediate eye area. (Sells for $12.99 each, $129.99 as a set)


Velvetines





"Long-lasting, waterproof liquid lipstick that goes on with the ease of gloss and dries completely matte." (Sells for $16.99 each - currently sold out as of 12/24/12)

Carousel Glosses
(all swatches from The Makeup Box for accuracy)

Hollygram


Snowsicle

Present


"Imagine a lipstick... loaded with glitter... in a gloss form!" (Sells for $16.99 each)

These all look pretty damn rad. Excited to try out the Velvetines, possibly a gloss! You can click a banner on the right sidebar to go to Lime Crime's website and pick up any of these products!

 Happy holidays!
-<3 Angie

Sunday, December 23, 2012

ABSENCE!


I'M SORRY DOLLS! I've been completely inactive, and that isn't fair!

I went to a show 12/8, then I was just kinda caught up with the end of the world, and life, and yep.

To hold y'all over, according to my Christmas presents, reviews to expect:

-Inglot Freedom System eyeshadows
-Sugarpill Sweetheart palette
-Sugarpill Goldilux loose shadow
-MAC lipsticks (shades unknown)
-Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadows in Graffiti & Freakshow (which I'm posting now!)

Merry Bitchmas!

-<3 Angie

PS: Oh, and enjoy this new amazing song from one of the bands I saw! \m/

Monday, December 3, 2012

Urban Decay neutral eye


I think palettes encourage me to use too many eyeshadows in one look! Nevertheless, I used: 

Eyebrows
-GloMinerals Brow Powder duo in Brown

Eyes
-Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III Redux (Stray Dog, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, SWF, Smog, Sin, YDK)
-Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Freakshow
-Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero
-L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
-Maybelline LineStiletto liquid eyeliner

Face
-CoverGirl TruConceal concealer in 1
-Revlon ColorStay foundation in 150 Buff
-CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in Rose Silk

Basic steps, cause I am TIRED!

1. Apply Sin all over the lid.
2. Blend Stray Dog towards the outer half of the eye and into the crease.
3. Blend YDK, then Smog into the crease.
4. Deepen the crease slightly with Freakshow.
5. Apply Midnight Cowboy Rides Again along the browbone.
6. Blend SWF into the inner corner.
7. Line the waterline with Zero.
8. Mascara, eyeliner, concealer, foundation, etc.
9. Voila!

Goodnight dolls!
-<3 Angie

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Review: Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III Redux

My Urban Decay order came in a few days ago! I took pictures of all the packaging, but somehow some of it got deleted :( However, I'll make do!

My order included my palette, which came packaged in a plastic box/sleeve sort of thing, my two Deluxe Eyeshadows in similar plastic boxes, a sample of De-Slick in a Tube in a small purple box, and this cute $5 off coupon :)


The top of the box looks like this, going with the general New York theme of the palette.

Like I said... New York ;) The top flap of the box opens up to this adorable scene. With paper pop-up buildings and characters, light-up towers, and a mirror, the display is enough to make me want the palette on its own!

The little ribbon on the bottom pulls out to reveal the eyeshadows, a 24/7 eyeliner in Zero, and a mini primer potion in Original. From L-R, top to bottom:

Oil Slick, Uzi, Stray Dog, Mildew
Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, SWF, Last Call, Rockstar
Haight, Maui Wowie, Aquarius, Smog
Goddess, Sin, YDK, Ecstasy

All colors have a buttery, smooth texture, very nice, aside from the glittery ones - which still aren't horrible! They're all shimmery, so that might get redundant.

Onto swatches! Bear with me, the outdoors, row-by-row systematic ones were deleted, so these must do!
Left-to-right:
-Oil Slick - a glittery black shade. Not all that pigmented as a true black, but will get the job done for blending
-Uzi - One of my least favorites, sadly. Almost all silver glitter. Leaves behind a small pearly sheen, but  it's not opaque at all
-Stray Dog - Nice shimmery dark brown/taupe shadow. Much nicer than the color of a stray dog!
-Mildew - Shimmery dark green. Color is like, well, mildew! It's aptly named, but still a pretty shade. Could go with neutrals nicely as a subtle bit of color.
-Midnight Cowboy Rides Again - This picture makes it seem a bit more opaque than it is. Gold-pearl-toned glittery shade, pigmentation a bit better than Uzi.
-SWF - Shimmery, pinky nude.
-Last Call - Shimmery red-violet.
-Rockstar - Shimmery dark purple. A bit lighter and pinker than Urban Decay's Freakshow.
-Haight - Probably one of my favorites! Shimmery blue-teal, almost a duochrome. Very unique blue color.
-Maui Wowie - An UD classic! Another favorite. You guessed it, SHIMMERY gold neutral, almost leaning towards a nude shade.



Left-to-right:

-Aquarius - Shimmery ice-blue.
-Smog - Shimmery dark brown. Nice crease color for a neutral look.
-Goddess - Dark blue glitter. A lot more pigmented than the other glitters, but still not very opaque.
-Sin - Favorite! Lovely lid color for neutral eyes. Shimmery golden-nude, much more nude than Maui Wowie.
-YDK - Shimmery mid-toned brown.
-Ecstasy - Shimmery lilac purple, almost a duochrome. Similar to Urban Decay's Fishnet but pinker and less pigmented.

Roundup time!
(all ratings are out of 5)

Staying Power: ♫♫♫♫♫
Stays just as long as I need them to!

Value: ♫♫♫♫♫
Single eyeshadows from Urban Decay retail for $18. These are about half the size. That totals out to $144, and the palette retailed for $55, $39 on sale.

Quality: ♫♫♫♫
Very buttery, silky texture. The only downside is the texture of the glitters, which is almost sandy.

Color: ♫♫♫♫
All true to pan color, except for a few.

Would I buy it again?: Yes... However, I can't, because this was just discontinued as I was reviewing it -___-

Apologies! You can still get some of these in other palettes, individually, or otherwise, so I recommend you try! Have a good night dolls!

-<3 Angie