Friday, May 21, 2010

Quick Ben Nye swatch post


Got a few Ben Nye items... I was good. I don't have a lot of spare money at the moment as I had to lend money to my boyfriend for visa application stuff, and we've got another £350 filing fee to pay within a month (that's like $550 for anyone that doesn't know the exchange rate).

I wanted to go for some of their brighter colors, but to be honest, I was being crowded at the store and was a bit uncomfortable. The only local retailer that sells this brand is a small vintage/costume shop that I've visited quite a few times. It threw me off because I usually get left alone in there. Instead, the owner brought a big black board out with all of the eye products secured to it, set it on the counter and proceeded to hover while I tested colors with a Q-Tip. On top of that, there were 3 other girls behind that same counter hovering. Very uncomfortable. I like testing makeup in peace.

So I picked up the Gold pearl sheen eyeshadow (I think that's what they're called). I got this instead of Aztec Gold... AG was a bit bronzey and less foiley on me. I wanted it to work, but it was $3 more and I liked this one better. From the Lumiere line, I picked up Ice and Turquoise. Ice is a very shimmery white, which I think will satisfy my need for a good white. Turquoise is my long lost lover that I've been searching for.

I will do a look incorporating these sometime in the next few days... I was thinking I'd get more, but meh. I also need to do my Morgana Minerals post tomorrow.

Excuse the crappy hand swatch... I had stuff all over my left hand so my right hand was the only free space I had, and I'm obviously right handed =P.



  1. Very nice colours! I hate being crowded by sales people too, makes me feel very uncomfortable.

  2. pretty pretty! I have 2 ben nye shadows and I love them, would like to pick up some more one of these days ;)

  3. @Lillian: I like to be able to play and not be watched and pitched a sale to.
    @Nina: If you don't have a retailer near you, I'd be glad to pick up a few things for you. It's literally 10 minutes away!

  4. awww, thanks sweetie! I actually found a decent ebayer who I've purchased from a few times, but thanks for the offer. LOVE the Ben Nye Cake Liner, use it all the time.

  5. ok, then i don't want them, sorry