Lumiere Cosmetics Swatches



A review will be coming soon but let me just say that these products are wonderful. They eyeshadows, especially...they're beautiful!

Loose Eye Pigments
24 Karat, Hypnotic, Party Girl






wet n wild Bake A Cake Eyes | Limited Edition Baked Palette



It was love at first sight for me and this palette (see swatches HERE). The combination of bright pink, plummy browns, and that intense periwinkle blue is just perfect.

For this look I skipped the periwinkle and focused on creating a bright pink and brown eye that's bold, fun, and wearable all at once.

Garden Party Dress from eShakti.com | LOVE!



I recently purchased the Garden Party dress from eShakti with my $20 off coupon code (Expires tomorrow, Oct. 31! Enter BBRUNETTE0811 at checkout!). The dress was custom fit for an additional $7.50, with my choice of neckline styles. I also got another $20 off code to use on a future order by placing this first order. I was first introduced to eShakti a while back when the provided me with a skirt for review. I absolutely loved the quality and service that they provide; they make clothes as the get orders; shipping is amazingly fast. Plus, it's great for those who have difficulty finding clothing that fits perfectly.

I have a love for 1950's style clothing and the cut of this dress totally embodies that. I'm planning on picking up others like this in different prints and colors, minus the embroidery.

Loved it!

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Embroidery detail:


wet n wild Limited Edition I ♥ Matte Palette | Walgreens EXCLUSIVE



It was during the summer when news was first released on a new wet n wild matte palette. Now, this highly anticipated palette has been released, exclusively at Walgreens stores. A gorgeous combination of brights and neutrals, the I ♥ Matte palette is sure to be a hit.

Keep reading for swatches and my thoughts!

wet n wild Limited Editon Sparkle City Palettes | Holiday 2011



wet n wild says:
Welcome to the city that never dims!
Take a stroll through our metropolis of lights!

LIMITED EDITION FOR HOLIDAY SEASON…

6 GLITTER SHADES with a bonus Shimmer Eyeliner for ONLY $4.99!

Flashing lights. Admiring stares. Longing looks. Get the look that’ll put you in the spotlight! This stunning kit includes an oh-so-sparkling palette of intense glitters and a matching glitter eyeliner that’ll make sure you’re the center of attention.

Keep reading for swatches and my thoughts!

wet n wild Limited Edition Baked Eyeshadow Palettes | Holiday 2011



Part of the Walgreens EXCLUSIVE Beauty Bar, these Limited Edition wet n wild Baked Eyeshadow Palettes are sure to be a huge hit this holiday season. These three palettes, containing 6 baked shadows and a trial size kohl pencil, are priced incredibly well at $4.99 each.

Keep reading for swatches and my thoughts (below)!

Smokey Gold with Sugarpill | Goldilux



Sugarpill is known for its gorgeously bright and striking eyeshadows. However, just because an eyeshadow is bold doesn't mean that it can't be toned down a touch. For those who prefer not to wear bold makeup, and also for those who may work in a position that doesn't allow for daring makeup (like me), it's nice to be able to take a color and tone it down for "everyday" wear.

For this look, I used Goldilux--quite possibly the most amazing gold shadow I've ever seen--and paired it with some browns from my Tarte for True Blood palette.

Charmer Eyes | Tarte True Blood Palette



Another Tarte for True Blood look and I'm still in love with this palette. Everytime I decide to use it I'm always amazed at how rich the eyeshadows are. "V" and Charmer are the two main eyeshadows for this look. V is a beautiful rich cranberry red. It'd be great for a smokey eye!

I added wine lips to this look. I rarely do color on both my eyes and lips, but lately it's been growing on me.

Pink and Purple INGLOT Eyes



Unfortunately I don't have any full face pictures of this look but I basically did my current favorite lip color combo, and bronzer with MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish for a cheek highlight.

It had been a while since I used any of the colors from my INGLOT palette. It was definitely time for me to revist it. This time around I used a few pinks and purples for a bright look.



PRODUCTS
BROWS:
Senna Cosmetics Brow Shaper Duo in Brunette
MAC Studio Select Concealer in NW25
Senna Cosmetics Brow Fix X in Taupe

EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (primer)
MAC Painterly Paintpot (base)
INGLOT eyeshadows in DS 463 (inner lid), AMC 449 (outer lid and crease), AMC 74 (crease), and Pearl 445 (bottom and top lashline, outer V)
wet n wild Eyeshadow Single in Brulee (browbone and inner corner highlight)
Maybelline Waterproof Volume Express Mascara—Very Black
Salon Perfect Demi Wispies
Duo Clear Lash Glue

**CLOSED** Poshlocket Giveaway!

Win a pair of Joan Cone Studs from Poshlocket! Your choice of gold or silver.

I have the gold and LOVE them!

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Joan Cone Studs



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Giveaway will end Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 11:59pm.
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MAC Star Violet Eyes



Like I said in my Olive Green Eyes post, lately I've been using one main color all the way around my eye. It's quick, easy, and completely versatile. Any color works. This time I used Star Violet from MAC. It was once one of my favorites--a warm, shimmery plum with a touch of a pink tone to it. Absolutely lovely.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches | Yellows and Oranges

Swatches with no base.

Left to right:
Juiced, Goldenrod, Goldmine, Gorgeous Gold, Chrome Yellow




Bright Sugarpill Eyes | Pink, Purple, and Orange



Tutorial coming soon!

Be sure to check out Sugarpill! <3



Loving This Lip Color Combo ♥



This combo is a current favorite of mine, implementing my go-to lipliner and two lipsticks from MAC. Creme Cup is a sheer, milky pink...lovely but a bit too pale on it's own for my taste. Creme In Your Coffee is also on the slightly sheer side but more on the plum brown side...again, lovely bit a bit too brown for my taste. However, the two layered create a beautifully natural lip-toned shade that can go with any look.

Layering liners and various lipsticks is a great way to create your own lipcolors without having to spend money. Budget friendly beauty tip!

Smokey Blue Eyes | Lorac Multiplex 3D Palette with Swatches



I haven't done a darker blue look for a while but when I got the Lorac Multiplex 3D Palette from Hautelook. This palette is amazing. The shadows are so incredibly smooth, pigmented, and effortless to work with. Plus, the colors are breathtakingly gorgeous.

Some Pretties from Poshlocket



About Poshlocket:
Poshlocket is an online fashion jewelry store that brings you the hottest fashion jewelry at a price and quality that will make you smile. Our style is simple but edgy, and elegant but modern. Our jewelry is for EVERYONE: for fashionistas who want to add some “spice” to their outfit, for those who are looking for that “it” piece for a special outing, for anyone who wants a little something for everyday wear.
Two simple pieces, a bracelet and a pair of earrings, were all it took for me to be hooked on Poshlocket. They have the most perfect fashion jewelry, and it all comes packed so adorably.

Sugarpill Poison Plum Eyes



This purple is just love. Matte, bold, bright, and just absolutely perfect. For this look I simply used Poison Plum on my lid, blended it into my crease where I added my usual transition color and matte highlight. The transition color tones down the look, making it a bit more wearable.

Poison Plum, from Sugarpill, is available online as a single eyeshadow, as well as in the Burning Heart quad. And they ship worldwide!

 

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