Thursday, 27 October 2011

Fiery Blackened Gold - Eye of the Day

Last night's look; I wanted to play with my Sugarpill stash & in particular, Goldilux Chromalust. I didn't take any full-face pictures because the flash washed my foundation out so badly that I looked like I'd stumbled off The Walking Dead set.

MAC - Matchmaster Foundation

I've been trying out the new Matchmaster foundation from MAC over the last few weeks. I've left it for a while before reviewing so I could get a better idea of how it performs over time.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Halloween Nail Polish

Three polishes perfect for Halloween!
Two come from China Glaze, Haunting & It's Alive, whilst the third, Zombody to Love, is from OPI.


I've been searching for a polish like this for some time now. Haunting is a black base packed with silver sparkle. Unlike a couple of other polishes I've tried that look similar in the bottle, Haunting's base isn't sheer black or a jelly finish, it's solid, deep black. This is basically MAC's Black Tied eyeshadow in nail polish form.
Two coats give perfect coverage, and although it doesn't dry to a matte finish, a glossy topcoat really brings it to life.


Glitter Polish Haul

I admit it, I have a problem with glittery things, I just can't resist them. When I saw these polishes, they immediately appealed, especially the green & pink.

The two Zoya polishes, Rina & Kissy, are from the Gems & Jewels collection. Although I have a few green & pink glitters, none are quite like this.
Whilst I like blue glitter polishes, they're not my favourite. But Connaught Square by Nails Inc. caught my attention.


Rina isn't your typical green glitter. Instead of small, round glitters, Rina is made up of bar glitter. The base is a very bright, vivid green and there's blue holographic accents. These aren't quite as apparent on the nails as they are in the bottle. Certain angles show the polish to be purely green, moving your hands gives a flash of the blue flecked throughtout.


Thursday, 13 October 2011

MAC - Fall Colour

Although it's a small haul from this collection (one of the quads & two pigments), it's going to contain quite a few pictures as I already had the rest of the pigments in my collection.

First up, there's the Parlor Smoke eyeshadow quad. This contains four shades in different finishes.

Parlor Smoke, Cross Cultural, Indigo Noir, Steel

Parlor Smoke is described as a mauve grey & it has a frost finish. It's a shimmery, light shade that applies smoothly & has good pigmentation.
Cross Cultural is a repromote. Labelled a neutral brown, it's a matte finish that may seem at odds with the other colours in the palette but it comes in handy to blend out the darker shades. I found this particular pan to be a little harder to apply than Cross Cultural as a single pan.
Indigo Noir is also a matte finish. It's a gorgeous blackened purple shade that definitely leans more to the blue side of purple. This was also a little tricky to swatch.
Steel, a deep charcoal with a silver sheen, is a veluxe pearl so it's easy to apply & blend. Good pigmentation to this one.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

MAC - Styledriven Pro Longwear Eyeshadows

Of the sixteen new Pro Longwear shadows, I chose six shades. 
These are a larger size than regular MAC shadows, they're the same size as a Cream Colour Base, so these should last for ages.

Sweet Satisfaction
Sweet Satisfaction

Described as a soft, neutral beige, I find Sweet Satisfaction to have a hint of gold to it. Of the six shades, this was the most shimmery, looking like a frost finish.



This hasn't photographed too well. It's labelled as being a dirty blue grey but I found the blue tones to be quite prominent. There's also a slight purple tinge to this one. Not at all overly frosty. Makes for a pretty, slightly more colourful smoky eye.