Saturday, October 20, 2012

FOTD: Off Into the Sunset

Sometimes when I get bored, I play with makeup. Don't we all? I was feeling like layering metallic red and orange over black after a post I saw from Robyn earlier. It somehow started going a little Arabic so I ran with it. I really needed false lashes for this but I'm sat around at home and can't be asked. The golds in Sleek Sunset make for a perfect highlighter, and it's what is on my cheeks and brows.


- L'Oreal Magic Lumi Face Primer
- Avon Smooth Minerals Liquid Foundation in Nude
- Mac MSF Natural in Light
 - Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
-Mac MSF in Light Year
- Sleek blush in Honour

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Bourjois Smokey eyeliner in Black
- Sleek Sunset palette (the matte black, metallic reds, plummy color, both golds and orange)
- Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara

- MUA Lipstick in Shade 9
- Femme Couture gloss in Sahara Rose

Friday, October 19, 2012

I've Started a Fashion Blog...

Yeaaaah. There's not going to be a set schedule right now, but I've got a lot of content planned so far, including 3 outfits of the day. Check it out if you're interested!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

And the winner of the Disney palette is...

I'm sorry for the delay on this! I've not only been busy at work, but I've been sick and also had immigration stuff to deal with. Without further delay...


(for her Twitter entry).
Angela: Please email me at turtlebeauty at yahoo dot com with your mailing address. Thank you! :)


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FOTD: Violet Rain

Nothing super exciting today kids, just a look with the Estee Lauder gloss I raved about in my September Favorites. Siiiiigh. It's so pretty.

- Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in #21
- Mac MSF Natural in Light
 - Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
- NARS Blush in Sin

-Too Faced Shadow Insurance
- Maybelline Color Tattoo in Blue on By 
- Mac eyeshadow in Stars n Rockets
- Jesse's Girl Eye Dust in Secret Weapon
- Kiko eyeliner in Bright Lilac (waterline)
- Maybelline Mega Plush mascara

-Estee Lauder True Color Sequins gloss in Violet Rain

Don't forget that I have a giveaway going on here!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

e.l.f. Disney Villains: Cruella Palette Review + FOTD (and GIVEAWAY!)

Today I have for you a review, swatches and FOTD of the e.l.f. Disney Villains: Cruella palette. There is also a giveaway of this palette at the end of the post, so be sure to scroll to the bottom and follow the instructions!

I found the palette at Walgreens on a special display for $9.99. Inside, you get a small mirror, 2 face charts, 8 eyeshadows, a set of false lashes with glue, an eye primer, 2 lip and cheek colors, and a liquid eyeliner. The palette is cardboard and lightweight, but relatively sturdy. I love the packaging for this; the face charts with half of Cruella's face are brilliant. The instructions are great for people that are newer to makeup. My only complaint with the packaging is that the lip and cheek colors were incredibly difficult to remove!

First up, the eyeshadows. These are swatched over the included eye primer:

Left to right: Puppy Love, Coat of Dreams, Cruelty and Sewage

This row is decently pigmented. Puppy Love is matte, which is appreciated in a heavy shimmer palette. My favorite is Cruelty by far; it's a really interesting minty olivey green. Also, why Sewage? What a weird name!

Left to right: Spelled, Maniac, Little Beasts and Extinction

This row is also pretty pigmented, just slightly less so than the top row. Maniac has amazing gold shimmers, and so does Extinction. Little Beasts is another matte; this one was a little drier than the others but it would work great in the crease or even on the brows.

A shot of all of the eyeshadows together. I think that this palette has good cohesion overall. The shades are neutral (with a pop of color from Cruelty) and you've got a mix of shimmer and matte finishes. Pigmentation is decent, with the only slightly problem shades being Sewage and Little Beasts (a little dry and hard).

The top is the liquid liner, which is a rich black. This is approximately 15 seconds after application and you can see that it is still quite wet and glossy. I would give this a fair amount of dry time to prevent smudging.

The bottom are the lip and cheek colors, which come in a pencil form. As far as I can tell, these do not have names. The lighter milky pink was drier in texture and harder to apply while the red was lovely and smooth. I don't know about using either of these as cheek colors, they may be too awkward!

Overall, I think this palette is a decent value for the money. The shadows are certainly worth $9.99 in my opinion. The eye primer is also decent, and the red lip color is another good value.

Here is a look that I created with the palette using the shadows Spelled, Maniac, Little Beasts and Cruelty. On my lips is the red lip pencil with Mac Amourous Dazzleglass over the top.

Thank you for reading all the way to the end! Here is your chance to win a brand new, unopened Cruella palette. This giveaway starts on October 2, 2012 and will end on Sunday, October 6, 2012. It is open internationally. Please note that the winner will be announced here on the blog; I will not be contacting you via email. Please do not provide your email address on this post as I cannot be responsible for any spam you may receive.

For your chance to win, you must:
- Be a subscriber through NetworkedBlogs or Google
- Comment on this post telling me your favorite Disney villain

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- Tweet the following: "Check out @CydonianMU giveaway for a Cruella e.l.f. Disney Villains palette here!"
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Good luck!