Thursday, April 28, 2011


Fall 2010 Trend: Plum Shades

N.Y.C. IndividualEyes Custom Compact in Berry Bloom

Talk about bang for your buck! This drugstore find pairs three shades of purple with a complementary highlighter, illuminator and primer. You can wear each of the shades alone, or follow the diagram on the back for a look that incorporates all four.

Add purple pop at
N.Y.C. IndividualEyes Custom Compact in Berry Bloom

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pixi Eye Beauty Kit in "Mermaid"

Shades include: Iridescent mint green shimmer, light golden khaki, jewel green, deep teal, crystal white, baby blue, turquoise with gold glitter, and deep turquoise with gold glitter.

Originally: Posted by Chels Marie

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania Loose Eyeshadow Swatches

As of right now I only own 9 out of the 30 colors offered by NYX.
But here they are with names.

As always colors are listed from left to right.
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania:
Yellow Gold, Yellow Pearl, Jade Pearl, Baby Blue Pearl, Pearl

NYX Ultra Pearl Mania:
Lilac Pearl, True Purple Pearl, Very Pink Pearl, Orange Zest Pearl

All of these have the frosty finish. They are lovely! I am collecting them so I will be posting more swatches as my collection grows.



8 Must-Have MAC (Consumer) Pigments

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.
Old Gold pigment is a stunning combination of yellowed green and green-gold mixed together. It’s an interesting mix of green and gold with a little bit of brown. This is a particularly good pigment for those with warmer tones in their skin.
Teal pigment is exactly as it is named — teal. It’s pigmented, smooth, and looks rich on eyes.
Golden Lemon pigment is a bright pop of yellow gold with lots of frost in its finish. It’s not necessarily a product for those who don’t love shimmer/frost in their eye products, but it is one of the best bases to use for gold, orange, and red eyeshadows.
Golden Olive pigment is a gorgeous soft, olive green. It’s smooth in texture, rich in color pay off, and feels soft. If you wear green eyeshdaow often, tihs is an absolute must.
See four more must-have pigments!
Melon pigment is a sunny, peachy-pink combination that can be worn alone, as a base, or to highlight.
Pink Opal pigment is perfect for highlighting and accenting the face, lips, or eyes. It’s one of the most versatile pigment shades, and definitely a favorite of mine.
Violet pigment is a beautiful shade of rich, medium-to-dark purple. It’s not too cool, not too warm–almost neutral–so it is great for all skin tones. Like the other pigments on this list, the product is pigmented and smooth to the touch.]
Vanilla or Naked pigments are superb highlighter/neutral shades to have in your pigment collection. Vanilla tends to work better on cooler skin tones, while Naked works on all skin tones, but it can lean just a touch warm.

more eyeshadow =D

Review & Swatches: Maybelline Sweet Thing Collection Expert Wear Eyeshadows & Eye Express Cream Shadow Sticks

by Amber on March 23, 2010
With the first day of spring officially past, I feel a lot more comfortable getting into the pretty pastels and soft feminine shades for the season!  Let’s break down the Maybelline Limited Edition Sweet Thing Collection:
Expert Wear Duo Eye Shadows
Pie in the Sky
Goody Plum Drop
Just Peachy
Eye Express Cream Shadow Stick
Oh My Meringue
Touch of Toffee
A La Mauve
Lovely Lilac
I wish I had photos of all of them for you, but here’s Minty and Lovely Lilac:
I have to give major credit to these Cream Shadow Sticks, the two that I tried were incredible.  Most of the drugstore cream sticks I’ve bought have been so creamy that they slip slide around on my eyes–rendering them pretty much worthless.  These were AWESOME.  They had a nice color payoff and are pretty long lasting!  I will definitely be tracking down a few of the other colors, I think I have to have Touch of Toffee.  As far as the shadow duos are concerned, I was really surprised at the textures.  I didn’t think they were chalky, and even though the pigments aren’t as strong as they could be–for the price I think it’s a good value.  I found all of the shades easy to work with and blend, with Just Peachy and Excite-mint getting my top votes.  I definitely recommend an eyeshadow primer with the duos, or even just add on a few swipes of the Cream Shadow Stick of your choice to wear as a primer like I did here:
I used the Minty shadow stick on my eyelid for primer, then applied the Excite-mint shadow duo.  For fun, I applied the Lovely Lilac cream shadow stick to my top and bottom lash lines as well as the inner corner.  Using the shadow sticks as primer really gives the shadows staying power and makes them pretty crease-proof for hours.
Do you own any of these?  They’re limited, so if you see anything you like out there, try to pick them up!  Some of the displays at my CVS still had a few $1 off coupons for Sweet Thing so that makes it even better.

Ok, so these look alike in person, but some photographed differently.

Feel free to add your own!



5 Must-Have MAC Pink Eyeshadows

Passionate eyeshadow is a matte, bright red-pink. It’s not a true red, and it’s not a hot pink–it’s somewhere in between. It’s not always the easiest color to wear, and I definitely don’t think necessarily *everyone* should have it, but it’s a nice pop of color for anyone who will actually wear it!
Da Bling eyeshadow is a smooth, blendable medium warm-toned pink with gold shimmer. A lot of pinks tend to be cool or neutral, so it’s great to have one with a warm undertone (especially for those who have warmer complexions).
Expensive Pink eyeshadow is a peachy-pink that really makes pink way more wearable than you think. If you’re a little wary of hot pinks, bright pinks, and baby pinks–consider Expensive Pink. It has only a little bit of pink; I’d almost describe it as a dirty pink.
Hush eyeshadow is a sheer, shimmery highlighter with just a hint of pink. Hush makes a great all-over lid color in neutral looks, but it is a great way to highlight the brow bone when you are also wearing pink or purple eyeshadows. The touch of pink helps tie everything together.
Swish eyeshadow is a deeper fuchsia pink, which runs darker and has more dimension than a really bright fuchsia. It runs more fuchsia-purple than straight pink, but it can always be brightened by layering with a bright pink base, too.
See 4 Must-Have NON-MAC Pink Eyeshadows, too!

4 Must-Have Pink Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Hotpants eyeshadow is a shimmery, medium pink shade that’s easily blendable and looks great with golds and other warm-toned pinks.
NARS Nepal eyeshadow is a shimmery, soft rose-pink with almost a multi-colored shimmer in it. It’s not too bold, and it almost has a bit of subtly to it.
Make Up For Ever Neon Pink #75 eyeshadow is a ridiculous hot fuchsia pink. It’s pretty bright, and it makes the must-have list because it *is* different. It’s rich, pigmented, and smooth. It’s a color that stops traffic, and like MAC Passionate, may not make everyone’s must-buy list.
NARS Fathom eyeshadow is a soft, grayish pink with silver shimmer.� It’s not “dull” when you use it, but it’s not bright or over the top.� I think this is a lovely feminine shade of petal pink.


NYX Single Eyeshadow Aloha NYX Single Shadow: Aloha

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pink Opal Is awesome! swatches from temptalia & Brilliant Brunette =D

I used Pink Opal pigment on lid, Vex eyeshadow on inner lid, Nanogold eyeshadow on middle of lid, Neutral Pink eyeshadow on middle of lid, Parfait Amour eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Nanogold eyeshadow above crease, Hush eyeshadow on brow, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Petalpoint blush with Micro Pink beauty powder to highlight. I had Pomposity lipstick with Backlit 3D glass and Tres Cher! lipglass on my lips.

MAC Pink Opal Pigment



**Please note that the swatches are only of the 22 pigments pictured. The glitters will come later. Also, all swatches were over concealer which is my base of choice for my eyes now.**

PRO = Available on
LE = Limited Edition
DC = Discontinued
(If they're marked LE/DC that means I have no clue which one they are...sorry. But if they're not marked at all they're part of MAC's permanent line)

Left to right:
Vanilla, Naked, Jardin Aires (LE), Shimmertime (LE/DC), Pink Opal

Left to right:
Pink Bronze, Copper Sparkle, Off the Radar (LE/DC), Heritage Rouge (LE), Copperbeam (LE)

Left to right:
Pinked Mauve (LE/DC), Fuchsia, Lovely Lily (LE), Violet, Softwash Grey (LE/DC)

From left to right:
Mutiny (LE), Bell Bottom Blue (LE), Teal, Platinum (PRO), Dark Soul

Left to Right:
Melon, Golden Lemon

Saturday, April 9, 2011

L.A. Colors

  • L.A. Colors 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow in EP22 Tease Review

    Chapter 203 - Quick Review

    I think is probably the best eyeshadow palette from L.A. Colors. Well with all the ones that I have is this is the best. First of all, it has ingredients listing at the back of palette. Some people might give a thought why ingredient listing is so important when reviewing a product. It is totally important especially for people who comes with sensitive skin types. They will be able to identify what ingredients that they are allergic to or some people who already know what they are allergic with. For me, I'm really lucky that I have any allergy towards make-ups yet except that the fact I have to be picky on foundations to see whether they are non-comedogenic. Anyways, let's get back to the product review.

    I love that they are so pigmented! Even with the flash on, you can tell how pigmented are they. It is a little shimmery and has a very very mild baby powder smell. Easy to blend and it can be multipurpose (eg. eyeshadow/highlighter/blusher). It flakes a little when picking up using make-up brush. It comes with low quality double ended sponge applicator. It's going to be my disposables.

    The only flaw that I found is one of the pan was chipped and my palette was a little difficult to open. The fact that I saw the pan was chipped made me wonder if the QC department actually does their job. But luckily the defect of the pan doesn't affect the eyeshadow. It did not crack or anything else. It's still in good shape.

    Very pigmented and shimmer
    Easy to blend
    Multipurpose (eg. eyeshadow/highlighter/blusher)
    Ingredients listing provided

    Flakes a little
    Very very mild baby powder smell
    Low quality sponge applicator
    Pan chipped and difficult to open

    My rating: 4.5/5

    Stay Beautiful Always,
    ♥ Traclyn Yeoh

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    Swatches and Reviews – LA Colors 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow Palettes Friday, June 13, 2008

    Posted by kittylamour in Cometics, Reviews.
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    Available from:, Ebay, various drugstores in US and Canada
    I first saw these palettes on Nessasary Makeup when the lovely Vanessa did a look using the ‘Tease’ set (which was also called Pixie at some point). Inspired by the colours, the price, and Vanessa’s reviews, I ordered 6 sets – Tease, Enchanted, Wildflower, Fabulous, Unforgettable, and Tea Time.

    *Bigger images are available to view in my Photobucket – without the size constraints of WordPress*
    So, what did I think..?

    Pros: The price for a start. At $3.99 for five colours, you’re not exactly breaking the bank. Most shades are highly pigmented so you don’t need to use a lot, and as such the colour pay-off is really good. As the name suggests, the colours are all metallic which is great if, like me, you’re not a big fan of mattes.
    Cons: The texture of most of the colours is a little hinky – almost waxy. As such they need to be applied with a sponge applicator or even a finger (I used my pinkie finger for the swatches) otherwise the coverage is uneven and it tends to ‘sit’ on top of the skin. Also, some of the colours are a bit repetitive – the Enchanted set, which is all greens, doesn’t really contain enough variety. The colours are so similar that you don’t even get much option to colour-highlight-shade. One or two of the paler shades, such as the pink and the white in Unforgettable may also be a bit too frosty, leading to a big of a 1980s look!
    Overall: Great product, if you pick the right sets. Tease and Wildflower both have fantastic colours, and I have also seen swatches of the ‘Soiree’ and ‘Mesmerize’ sets that look quite good, but I’m not so sure about Enchanted or Unforgettable. Also, if you’re into using brushes to apply your eye products, like me, it’s a bit of a pain to have to use sponge applicators (the sets come with a double ended wand but – d’oh! – that means only 4 sides to use, and these palettes contain 5 colours). I’d definitely re-buy Tease, especially at such a low price, but I’d say stick to the bright colours rather than the pale and neutral shades unless you want to look like an extra from a Duran Duran video :)