Royal Assassin in the Tabloids? An Eye Look

Yeah...I don't know what I was thinking with the title. But's the names of the colors I used from Glamour Doll Eyes :D

I received Tabloid and Royal Assassin with my last sponsor order (CLICK HERE for swatches). I absolutely loved all of the colors I ordered and I love these two colors paired together.

New Glamour Doll Eyes Swatches!

I recently recieved a new sponsorship package from Glamour Doll Eyes and I'm pretty sure that these are my most favorite colors ever. EVER. They're seriously just amazing. I swear I opened my package and was in Heaven.

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Left to right
Top row: Mingles, Petticoat, and Tabloid
Bottom row: Trophy Wife, Undercover, and Royal Assassin 

My Favorite MAC Lipsticks

I figured that since I was on a "favorites" kick with my eyeshadow palettes and blushes, I'd also post my favorite matte lipsticks too. These are the ones I wear most often and my go-to's as far as bold lips go.

Bright Tropical Eyes feat. wet n wild

I haven't ever done a colorful, vibrant look using wet n wild...nothing like this at least. I used a few different palettes, all of which are shown below. Enjoy! :)

wet n wild Fast Dry Nail Color Swatches

Two coats each---
1: The Gold and the Beautiful
2: Silvivor
3: Everybody Loves Redmond
4: 9021Orange
5: The Wonder Years
6: Sage in the City
7: Teal of Fortune
8: Saved by the Blue
9: Buffy the Violet Slayer
10: Hannah Pinktana
11: How I Met Your Magenta
12: Ebony Hates Chris
13: Gray's Anatomy
14: Part of Five Glitters

DISCLAIMER: Product(s) in this post may have been sent complimentary of the company or PR to A Brilliant Brunette for consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.

Wearable Yellow Eyes

I've done this look before. I even posted a blog on it, though I'm not sure if it's still up. It's one of my favorite looks though so I wanted to recreate it and share with you all again. I had a small freelance job the other day and this is what I wore to it.

I also wore my hair pulled back, something that I've been doing more often lately. I love how it looks. It draws more attention to my face and eyes :)

Sparkling Silver Nails feat. wet n wild

My nails last week! I loved Silvivor from wet n wild. Very metallic with a touch of fine silver glitter and complete in just 2 coats. I think this is my favorite of all the wet n wild Fast Dry nail colors. To me, this one actually did dry pretty fast too which was nice.

DISCLAIMER: Product(s) in this post may have been sent complimentary of the company or PR to A Brilliant Brunette for consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.

My Favorite Eyeshadow Palettes

Requested by the lovely LyricallyNess, my favorite eyeshadow palettes!

wet n wild Silent Treatment and I'm Getting Sunburned Trios

Both are absolutely gorgeous and very versatile. They can go from day to night, wearable to dramatic. Check this post for swatches.

Brown with a Touch of Blue feat. Glamour Doll Eyes

I've been in a major Glamour Doll Eyes mood lately. This time I wanted to tone it down a bit but still use a little color. I haven't used Island Chic much until now but I discovered that it's such a gorgeous color (bottom lashline).

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Vibrant Purple Eyes

I haven't worn color like this in a while...and this look was done a while ago; a few weeks at least. So really, I have NO idea what I used for it. At all. Basically though, all you'd need is a light, slightly pink toned eyeshadow, along with a bright, matte purple and you'll be able to recreate it with no problem.


The Wonder Years Nails--Yellow! (wet n wild)

wet n wild Fast Dry Nail Polish in The Wonder Years

I adore this color! I always love yellow but lately I've loved it even more so these nails were perfect; a gorgeous, shimmery golden yellow (3 coats to get this type of coverage).

DISCLAIMER: Product(s) in this post may have been sent complimentary of the company or PR to A Brilliant Brunette for consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.

My Everyday Naked Palette Look

To see my thoughts on the Urban Decay Naked Palette along with swatches, CLICK HERE.

This is a look that I've been doing most often lately. I wear it to work nearly everyday now :)

My Favorite Blushes

It was like a month ago (or probably more), that Glam-Morena requested I do this post. So here it is...finally! :)

wet n wild Limited Edition Vanite Eye & Lip (Swatches!)

wet n wild says:
Mirror, mirror on the wall, I’m the fairest maiden of them all! Revel in beauty with these lavish compacts of 2 decadent eyeshadows and 2 extravagant lip glosses. This chic, stylish compact creates a variety of unique looks with perfectly color-coordinated lip and eye combinations.
$4.99 each

33569 Renaissance Faire (Eyeshadows: Purple & Green, Lip Glosses: Hot Pink & White Shimmer)
33570 Queen Victoria (Eyeshadows: Royal Purple & Pink, Lip Glosses: Fuchsia & Maroon)
33571 I Reign Supreme (Eyeshadows: Black Shimmer & Silver Shimmer, Lip Glosses: Pale Pink Shimmer & Rose)
33572 I’m Ba-roque (Eyeshadows: Green with Gray Undertone & Peach, Lip Glosses: Peach Shimmer & Coral)

Purple and Soft Sparkling Red Eyes feat. Glamour Doll Eyes

It's been a while since I used my Glamour Doll Eyes shadows. I got back in the mood the other day though and have been rocking them since.

This look uses 3 GDE eyeshadows and one of the glitter Eyelights as well. The Eyelights are awesome for those of you who don't want to spend the money on higher end glitters. They're awesome! I have to add though, my lid color is Bobbin' for Apples which is Limited Edition from one of their previous fall collections. Any redtoned pink, or soft red eyeshadow would work though. Or use whatever color you want! :)

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Wearable Coral Eyes

I've been very into wearable looks lately. They're faster, and easier. This time I mixed in a soft coral eyeshadow to change things up a bit. The colors blend so well together so I didn't feel like I had too much going on. Plus, I love the palette I used for this look. It's one of my favorites!

Viva Glam Gaga 2--Swatches and Thoughts

As most of you know, Lady Gaga and MAC recently released Viva Glam Gaga 2. It's been quite popular...I've seen it on a ton of blogs. So, last time I went to MAC, I thought I'd pick it up and I'm so glad I did. I actually never purchased the first Viva Glam Gaga; it was too much of a milky pink for my taste. I did pick up Viva Glam Cyndi though and it's still one of my favorite lipsticks.

As for Viva Glam Gaga 2, when I tried to wear it on its own (without lipliner and/or gloss) it looked a bit too dry, too yellow and a little brown, way too light, and very concealer-ish. However I do love it pair with a soft pink lipliner (like my favorite Ulta brand Flesh lipliner). It adds a hint of pink to it that makes it into the perfect nude for me. I don't mind wearing it without a gloss as it gives it a very blanked out appearance without being completely blank, if that even makes sense. When I do wear gloss over it my favorite is Balmshell's Yummy Mummy (still my favorite gloss EVER).

You can also see me wearing it HERE in my Hot Pink and Orange Smokey Eye look :)

And now...swatches! Well packaging...then swatches~

wet n wild Limited Edition MegaLast Bloom Collection

wet n wild says:
Spring into color! Satisfy your flower child with the season’s freshest shades in a 5-day chip-resistant, long-lasting formula. This fun, perfect for spring collection includes 6 limited edition shades in “hand-plucked” colors.
$1.99 each

33573 Cherry Blossom (Pastel Pink)
33574 Sunburst (Pastel Orange)
33575 Collecting Pollen (Pastel Yellow)
33576 Garden Hose (Pastel Green)
33577 Bird Bath (Pastel Blue)
33578 Laughing Lilac (Pastel Purple)

I've yet to use any of these but swatches are coming soon! I'll definitely be trying Sunburst and Collection Pollen first! :)

If you want to see some gorgeous swatches NOW, check Nouveau Cheap's blog!

DISCLAIMER: Product(s) in this post may have been sent complimentary of the company or PR to A Brilliant Brunette for consideration. All opinions are honest and my own.

Urban Decay Naked Palette--Swatches and Thoughts

Yes, I finally caved and bought an Urban Decay Naked Palette. I know it's been in high demand and sold out everywhere, but I really never wanted one. However, lately I've been wearing browns and other "naked" colors a lot more. And now I have to admit that I do love it. I've been wearing a lot lately; nearly everyday. However, it's not SO amazing that I understand the obsession over it. Plus, it's a permanent product so if you can't get it now, it's not going anywhere.

Basically, if you're a more wearable makeup kinda person, then this palette is great. If not, it's not a must-have.

Also, I have to add that I really, really wish that Urban Decay had put a matte highlight eyeshadow in this palette. Actually, I'd love it if Urban Decay came out with an all matte Naked palette.... It'd be a lot more "naked" than this one which doesn't really seem naked to me at all. Plus, Urban Decay makes some of the most amazing mattes ever.

Hot Pink and Orange Smokey Eye

Summer Lovin' from Still Glamorus and Vineyard Rock Pigment from GlamRock Cosmetics are two of my favorite eyeshadows ever. Summer Lovin' is an amazing, glowing hot pink while Vineyard is the perfect deep wine. The two paired together make for a gorgeous combo. For this look I also used a touch of orange (Orangesicle Rock Pain from GlamRock).

A Few Things from Still Glamorus

Still Glamorus Cosmetics, a local company for me, recently sent me a few products to try...a couple Silky Eyeshadows and Pigments, and all beautiful. Here's a short breakdown of each product~




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