24 January 2011

Let's Get Naked,,

I guess literally EVERYONE has heard about or purchased this Urban Decay Naked Palette so i thought i would swatch it for those of you that dont already own it, there are five new shades and all the rest are permenant shadows we have previously seen, the colours arn't all nessecsary 'neutral' because i have created wild looks with this as im not really a neutral girl ! There are many different types of finishes including matte, shimmer and deluxe pearl how ever most are shimmer and only two are matte. So below are the swatches:

(L-R) Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half baked, Smog, Darkhorse, toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

21 January 2011

Sleek Divine Original Palette Swatches

So today i was bored and decided to swatch some of my eye shadow palettes for you guys incase you were planning on investing in some nice eyeshadows, the first palette i swatched was the i-divine sleek palette in original seeing as it it pretty popular and theese were the only eye shadows i used to use. I purchased this back in high school as it was cheap and cheerful priced at £6.49 with a variety of colours and highly pigmented. It has a velvet touch, all of the shadows are shimmery with a frost like finish, below are the swatches.

 It has nice plain black packaging that doesnt look cheap at all

 (Don't be a cluts & drop it like i did)

With Flash. (you can see how shimmery and pigmented they are with no primer)

No Flash. These mineral shadows also apply well wet for a foiling effect.

11 January 2011

MAC Lipstick Swatches

So i'm kinda sorta maybe addicted to lipstick (especially PINK) and decided i wanted to try a few more of mac lipsticks, some of which i heard are amazing and some of which no one really talks about, so i ended up buying like 5 bearing in mind ive already lost 3 of my mac lipsticks including my fave so far (Petals & Peacocks) :( Booo ! So here are the Swatches and some on lip swatches tooo (excuse my face, pretty please) -
My Natural lip color for reference

Pervette - A soft bright pink duochrome with violet opalescent shimmer in a Glaze finish
which is sheer but buildable.

Up The Amp - Described as an electrically charged lavender violet however is not as bright
as i expected, this has an Amplified finish which makes it more vibrant and opaque.

Lustering - Described as an outspoken pink (what does that even mean?) this is a hot pink that is a bit more red based the a true hot pink, this is a Lustre finish which is slightly sheer and glossy but again, buildable.

Love Forever - This is a bright blue based pink (a little less bright then pink nouvaeu) and its a Pro Long Wear Lip Creme which is quite mosturising for something thats supposed to stay on you lips for up to 12 hours although it gets a tad sticky after a few mins but nothing major ! I recommend these for anyone who hasn't tried them.

Pink Nouvaeu - A bright barbie pink with a Satin finish

Snob - Described as a 'Ladylike Mauve' (Mac really need to up their game with their descriptions) this is very very pale lilacy pink with a Satin finish.

Saint Germain - A bright pastel pink Amplified Creme very similar to Snob and Viva Glam Gaga. This finish is very opaque, creamy and smooth to apply.

Viva Glam Gaga - A sheer light blue pink with a Lustre finish 
A great dupe for this is Rimmel London's Pink Blush.

26 October 2010

NYX Round Lipstick Swatches

As i am from the UK I had to purchase these online however they were still cheap even though i payed in GBP and not USD. The cheapest way to get them would be off of ebay as alot of sellers do cheap deals and the packages come within a week in most cases.
Theres alot of variety in colour for these lipsticks and they are extremely good quality for the price that you pay and can compare to higher end brands like Mac.
I Bought around 12 lipsticks and payed roughly £23 whereas in Mac i would only be able to buy two with that much.

Pros -
Extremely pigmented
Large Colour selction
Dont dry out lips

Smell like soap
Consistancy is thin (just re-apply)