Thursday, March 17, 2011

Obligatory St. Patty's Day Green Look... and a UK Haul

I wore a green top too. Wanna know why? Because EVERY YEAR I forget that it's St. Patrick's Day and I end up wearing red or orange... and people think I'm color blind. So, I decided to wear said green top AND green eyeshadow and go "MWAHAHAHA, I REMEMBERED!"...


I did a slightly different version of this earlier in the week for going out one evening and got a lot of compliments, so I decided to spruce it up a little and here's how it came out:

- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Base
- Mac Studio Fix Powder in NC20
- Maybelline SuperStay Concealer in Cream
- Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer in Light
- Rimmel Pink Rose blush

- Inglot 59A eyeshadow
- Mac Juxt eyeshadow
- Mac Lucky Green eyeshadow
- WetnWild I Dream of Greenie Crease and Eyelid eyeshadow
- Ben Nye Ice eyeshadow
- Mac Sassy Grass eyeshadow
- Ulta Olive eyeliner
- Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender Mascara

- NYX round lipstick in Indian Pink
- Mac Springbean lipglass

Yep... sometimes I wear glasses...

Onto the haul! I wanted the new Sleek Primer Palette so I had Rachel grab me a few other bits too!

I almost wish I hadn't asked for some of the stuff -- I did the request before buying my ticket to England in May ;-). Even so, this is probably my last real haul (from anywhere) until then anyway. I'm going to end up having a blog sale to help save up money for the trip and to be able to visit Paris while we're there!

Anyway, onto individual swatches:

Left to right: MUA Eyeshadow Shade 7, MUA Eye Dust Shade 3 and 5.

Shade 7 is AMAZING. I saw it on some blog and realized I don't have a color like that... I'm excited to use it. Shade 3 is a bit lighter than expected but it would be a good all over lid wash for green looks! Shade 5 is a stunner -- it's a golden taupe that likes to go silver taupe in certain lights. Lovely.

Left to right: Sleek blush in Scandelous, Barry M Lip Paint #121 (Pillar Box Red) and MUA Lipstick Shade 1.

Loooook at the bluuuuuush. Holy gee, it's pigmented. It turns more orange on the skin -- more akin to Nars Exhibit A which many other bloggers have said this is a dupe for. I don't know why I need a redorange blush, but I do. I'll give it a shot! ;-)
Pillar Box Red is a much needed addition to my teeny, pathetic red lipstick collection. I tend to go for darker, brick reds and this is bright and more orangey.
The MUA shade is SO pigmented. It takes no effort to get full color in one or two swipes! I don't have a red quite like this... even NYX Chaos is much lighter.

Top to bottom: MUA Glitter Liner Shade 8 and 9, bottom is Collection 2000 Glitter Liner in Night Fever

No UK haul would be complete without glitter liners! I'm slightly obsessed at this point. Shade 8 would be perfect for St. Patty's Day and is quite unique: forest green glitter.
Shade 9 looked darker online but the kicker here is that this is a sky blue with iridescent purple glitter flashes throughout... seriously amazing! I tried to capture it on camera but I failed -- you'll just have to take my word for it.
Night Fever is a darker base with midnight blue and plum glitter throughout... again, lovely. I almost have all of these!

I never noticed that the MUA liners have hexagonal glitter... sweet o_o

This is Mermaid and Aztec from Accessorize... I have one other of these polishes and they really are awesome! I can't believe the multi-tonal shifts in Aztec... online just didn't do it justice. Mermaid looks like a dupe for Zoya Charla... will have to test that in another post!

That's pretty much it for this post! I will be reviewing the Primer Palette when I've had time to properly test it out for you guys!


  1. Great look and nice haul too, especially the MUA eye makeup.

  2. Beautiful FOTD!

    I wish they sold those polishes in the US. :(

  3. Dang! I was in such a rush today that I failed to do anything special w/ my eye makeup. Well, done lady!

  4. Great post! Loved the haul! MUA stuff is so lovely isn't it?! I love the couple eyeshadows I have from them! Keep up the great posts!

  5. the mua lipsticks is one of my faves, so is aztec

  6. So pretty! How do you like the Inglot eyeshadows? I think I'm going to NYC this weekend and was thinking about checking out their store and would like to know what you think about them!

  7. Thanks so much everyone!

    @Starryskies: I really like them! The texture on some is quite similar to Mac. The only problem shadows have been the lime green (the lid color in this look) and the matte yellow. Both are "A" which is a matte with loose glitter. They are smooth and really pigmented BUT they are a bit chalky and take a little work to get them opaque looking. They do blend nicely though! I have a whole review dedicated to them if you need swatches... definitely worth getting a 10 pan!

  8. Great look, I love green eyeshadow!
    I must say that the haul looks amazing, specially the nail polishes. I really need to get a hold of them!

  9. Beautiful as always! Those glitter liners are TDF!!!

  10. Ooh what a haul! I'm jealous you got the Scandalous blush, I want it so bad ;__; and now I need more MUA, particularly that amazing sky blue glitter liner! And you look beautiful :)

  11. I NEED shade 7 - how have I not got it yet? I bought the green and purple MUA glitter liners the other day, I really like them and I don't know why I didn't get them before. And of course I love the stupid blush. Anyway I'm slowly building you another UK package (tee hee, package) so you'll have some more schtuffs, fear not!

  12. I see you have the I dream of Greenie wet n wild trio...have you tried the others? I was just curious If you could compare the Fuschia color from LA Colors Tease to the Fuschia from Wet N Wild's Spoiled Brat palette.anywhose.write back soon.btw do you have a youtube channel?


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