Review/Swatchfest # 10 – SugarPill Chromalust Loose Pigment Collection, Part 3

Review/Swatchfest # 8

SugarPill Chromalust Loose Pigment Collection, Part 3

4.0gms, $12.95 per pot

Beserk Clothing

This is the final post in my SugarPill loose pigment collection, if you want to read parts one and two, you can find them here.

This is the final 6 that are available to me – I may consider buying straight from SugarPill if any become available that I cant get here. While i didn’t plan it this way, these colours all seem to work together!

Decora

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Hot pink with bursts of green.

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2 swipes is all it takes to make this colour really shine! The hot pink and green really contrast each other – the green helping to catch the light and make the colours shine! This is one of the more daring colours in this post – while pink isn’t really my colour, I think I would still wear this on occasion.

Magentric

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Metallic deep magenta with turquoise sheen.

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This is a very feisty colour – one swipe and POW! super pigmented colour. Very metallic with a gorgeous sheen (not too shimmery). This would be fun to play with.

Paperdoll

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Lavender with shimmer and sparkle.

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This is quite a soft colour. Goes on quite sheer and can be built up, but i think this is one of those colours to works really well just as light and shimmery as it is.

Royal Sugar

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Bright blue with burst of turquoise diamonds.

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Can an eyeshadow be delicious? Because this is so awesomely delish! When swatched lightly it gives a beautifil royal blue colour packed with shimmery goodness. I really want to try this wet because i’m convinced it would be SPECTACULAR.

I’ve wanted this colour for such a long time and I’m delighted that I finally have it.

Tipsy

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High shimmer true grass green.

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When they say “high-shimmer” they mean it! It almost has a gold shimmer to it! Again, very light swatch with massive colour payoff! This will be great colour to wear when spring/summer rolls around.

Weekender

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Metallic blue-violet.

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This is such a gorgeous colour. I swatched it quite lightly and its still nice and pigmented. Even as sheer as it is, there is still so much colour. I was amazed when i opened the pot for the first time. Ok. I’m kinda gushing now. This may be one of my new fave colours.

So that’s it guys! I now have all the sugarpill colours available – although I hear that there is a new set being released in August that I my have to buy from the US.

Do you have any of the Sugarpill loose pigments? which is your favourite? Comment below!

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Review/Swatchfest #9 – Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metal range

Review/Swathfest # 9

Maybelline Colour Tattoo – Metal Range

4.0g, $11.95 each

Priceline

When I saw that we were finally getting this range in Australia I literally squealed with delight! I had seen some of these around on Pinterest, so I knew I had to get them for you guys!

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This particular range features 4 colours: Barely Branded, Silver strike, Inked in Pink and Electric Blue. There is also apparently a gold one (gold rush) but I can’t seem to find it here! (feel free to send it to me though!)

I mentioned all this in my previous post about the main range, but here is a little description from Pricelines website (as I couldn’t find anything specific to this range on Maybellines website):

Our 24-hour long lasting formula lets you luxe up your lids with super saturated cream-gel shadows in shimmering royal metallics. It’s metallic intensity with tattoo tenacity. Dare to get inked!

So here are the swatches:

Barely Branded (70):

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Creamy champagne, purely metallic.

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This is a beautiful colour for a base, or you can wear it as is for a nice nude look. In the jar it does look like it would lean more towards the apricot side, but it is a little cooler (in tone that is) than that.

I have worn this to work a couple of times and I have noticed that it does crease a lot more than I expected it to – so i would recommend using a primer under this, or just use it as a base.

Electric Blue (75):

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Navy Blue with very fine shimmer

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For some reason this was the most difficult colour to get! I guess the appeal is that it is so different to a lot of the other colours.

My swatch is a little on the sheer side – this is definitely something that could be built up, but I worry that it wouldn’t perform as well the heavier it got.

This would work best probably as a base to other blue powder shadows.

Inked in Pink (55):

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Baby pink with a hint of frosting, small amount of shimmer.

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Again, feels quite creamy. It did take a couple of layers to build up the intensity, so not quite as pigmented as some of the others. This would be a great base for SugarPills Birthday Girl . Also, it does look darker in the jar than the swatch would imply.

I did decide to wear this to work one day it it does blend out really nicely. If i was more of a pink girl I would probably wear this all the time, blended out with some nice neutral tones.

Silver strike (60):

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Light shimmery grey

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I can see how there might be comparisons between this and audacious asphalt – this is a much lighter shade of grey – more defined as a silver. This also took a couple of layers to build up the swatch, but once it had it looked amazing! This looks like it has the most shimmer of the collection so far. I’ve noticed that in certain lighting, this looks almost like a blue – I’m sure there’s a way to exploit this using blue shadows!

Overall I found most of these colours leaned more towards the “frosty” side (apart from Electric Blue) – but that might be good for some people!  I must also note how stupidly hard these were to get! I know they aren’t limited edition, but the only place I could get them was Priceline, and they kept selling out of Electric Blue! So this is going to be really popular for a while. If you absolutely need them like RIGHT NOW, maybe try the priceline website, otherwise I would wait a couple more weeks until the hype dies down (if it does that is), and then head in and pick them up at your leisure.

P.S – The winners of my giveaway have now been drawn – thanks to everyone who entered. I might do an international one later in the year 🙂

Review/Swatchfest # 8 -SugarPill Chromalust Loose Pigment Collection, Part 2

Review/Swatchfest # 8 –

SugarPill Chromalust Loose Pigment Collection, Part 2

4.0gms, $12.95 individually, $29 for Trios.

Beserk Clothing

Here is part 2 of my SugarPill loose pigment collection – this review will include that last trio that I can get in Australia (there is apparently another trio, but I suspect it was a 4th of July thing), plus 3 other pigments.

Frostbitten:

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Very ethereal tones, everything is so shimmery. Brings to mind faeries playing in fog filled forrests.

Birthday Girl:

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Sweet princess pink with iridescent fuchsia sparkles. Oh yes, this is definitely “princess pink” – with the pink with pink sparkles. Such a fun and girly colour. Nice pigmentation as well – you could probably build it up, but I don’t think it needs it.

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Tiara:

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Metallic silver, it has a small amount of shimmer to it, but for the most part it is metallic. Its a very pigmented silver as well – not sheer at all! I think this would look fantastic wet.

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Darling:

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Stunning teal loaded with iridescent star bursts. This is a very pretty colour, very “faery-ish”. It starts out sheer and can be built up, which is perfect for its level of shimmery-ness.

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Individual colours

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Lumi:

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Snow white with turquoise sheen and flashing burst of blue and green. This has to be everyone’s favourite i think – you can use to highlight your brow bone, a sweep it across your cheeks for an ethereal look, or layer it over a matt white (or any matte colour really) to add some depth to the look. I accidentally spilled some of this inside my makeup drawers (which are black), and the effect was kind of awesome.

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Magpie:

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Silky black with metallic blue sheen and turquoise sparkles. This colour would look great in some kind of a “blue steel” look. Its a very dramatic colour and not for the fainthearted.IMG_0386

Asylum:

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Sexpot red with dramatic sparkle. I kind of want to compare this to Lime Crimes Siren (which isn’t available anymore I don’t think) – I think this is far more metallic, with an almost coppery undertone. The sparkle isn’t overpowering, and the pigmentation is fantastic. This would be a great colour to smudge/smoke out with a nice black.

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End of part 2! If you missed part one, you can find it here . And keep a look out for part three!

Dark Beauty Makeups First Ever Giveaway!

To celebrate reaching 30 likes on my Facebook (and because you have all been so awesome so far) I have decided to do a giveaway.

Here is the prize list:

First Place:

  • Physicians Formula eye booster 2 in 1 lash boosting eyeliner and serum

  • L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Vernis – Black Swan

  • Maybelline 24hr Colour tattoo – in your choice of colour

Second Place:

  • Sinful Colours Professional nail polish – Black on Black

  • Maybelline 24hr Colour tattoo – in your choice of colour

Third Place:

  • Maybelline 24hr Colour tattoo – in your choice of colour

This is only open to Australian residents (as you can’t post nail polish via air!), and will close on Sunday 28th July at Midnight Perth time.

To enter, simply head over to the Facebook page, fill in the entry form and follow the instructions – thats it! Winners will be drawn at random, and notified within 48 hours. I will post the winning list, as well as sending you an email/Facebook message. if you do not respond within 48 hours of me sending you the message I will re-draw.

Thanks for being super awesome my Beauty Babes, and look out for your regularly scheduled post on Wednesday.

LOTD – Naming ceremony look

Hey Guys,

 

Here is my very first look of the day! I went to my nieces naming ceremony today – she was named Abigail by the way – and I decided to play with my makeup to match the girly theme.

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Here is what I used:

Eyes:

  • Nyx eyshadow base in white
  • Sugarpill Tako over the base
  • Sugarpill Dollipop in the corner and into the crease
  • Sugarpill Poison Plum blended into Dollipop
  • Physicians formula eyebooster eyeliner on top
  • Nyx jumbo pencil in Black bean for water line and bottom
  • Sugarpill chromalust Birthday Girl for the inner corner

 

Face:

  • Manic Panic Vampyre Veil in Moonlight
  • Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Booster in Rose

Lips

  • StreetStar Cosmetics StreetGloss Lip Gloss in Ultra Diamonds

 

This is a little more pink (and lighter foundation) than I would normally use, but I felt it was appropriate for the occasion.

Hope you guys like it!

Beauty Box Review – July 2013

Beauty Box Review – July 2013

$15 per month

BellaBox

I FINALLY received this months Bella Box earlier this week, after all my Eastern States babes had received theirs, but I shall soldier on and review it anyway!

This months theme is “luxe beauty travel”, and was sponsered by Luxe City Guides. I got an email asking to pick which box I would like – from shopping, resort or tourist. And of course I picked shopping 🙂

I loved the fact that when I opened this months box, the wrapping paper was black (yes, little things I know!). Also, the card that they always include with a bit of a description is most helpful.

Heres the goodies I recieved.

Luxury City Guide – “Paris”

$12.99

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“Sometime there’s so much to discover about a place, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Leave it to LUXE City Guides to give you a jumping off point. They are travel friendly, sexy, sassy, and a joy to read”.

This was clearly just included because of the sponsors. So far I haven’t found anyone who said they would actually use this, it’s kind of a novelty.

Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy Total Nourishing Care Shampoo and Conditioner

Full size $5.99/200ml x 2 – received 50ml x 2$ 1.49 per bottle

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“The perfect travel size, keep your strands silky and strong thanks to the nourishing properties of vitamins B5, C and E, sunflower, almond, soybean and coconut oils in theis due, to keep your scalp healthy and soothed”

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Luckily the day i received this, my hair was in terrible condition. So, I was happy to try this straight away. These came in some adorable promotional packaging, although it is quite bulky. The bottles themselves are adorable.

After using these, my hair was crazy fluffy (not saying its a bad thing, clearly it works). I just conditioned my hair the following day, and then the day after that my hair was really greasy! So I’m on the fence about this one. I think I would like to try this in the coloured formulation (as this one appeared to strip my colour!).

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream

Full size $34.95/70g – Sample 3g ~$6

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“For over 50 years this cream has held a top sales spot in Japan, absorbing instantly to heal dry skin anywhere on your body. It’s the perfect year round remedy”.

My test for any moisturizer is if it can fix my elbows – resting them all day on a table dries them out like crazy! However, as this is a multi-purpose moisturiser, it immediately went on my lips. One of the ingredients in this is beeswax – in fact I think its the main ingredient, which would explain why it looks like this:

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Everyone seems to be raving about this! I’m somewhat on the fence, I tried it on my face and it wasn’t too bad – maybe I used a little much because my face felt a little greasy the next day. However, as soon as I put my face powder on it was fine.

I did try this on the back one of my hands, and I noticed an improvement. So still on the fence about buying it, but it at least appears to work.

Gatineau Seronite Cleansing Milk

Full Size $28/200ml – Sample Size 50ml/$7

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“Get paparazzi-snap-worthy skin next time you depart the plane on your getaway”.

Apart from making me think about that “Getaway” song from Arrested Development (come on, you all know it), the description tells me very little about the product. Reading from the bottle, it appears to be a “soothing, makeup remover”. I have a 3-in-1 I prefer to use, but lets give it a shot.

I decided to try this on as heavy makeup as I could (and I have some new makeup brushes I wanted to try out anyway) to see if it could handle it.  It seems to work well, but again, i prefer my own 3 in 1.

LA Fresh Eco-Beauty Wipes – Oil Free Face Cleanser

$16.95/18-20 sachets per box – 1 sachet/85c

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“The last thing you want when travelling is a toiletry bag filled with bulky beauty items. Enter LA fresh, with a variety of single use wipes, from eye makeup, to nail polish removers”.

This is such a brilliant idea! While I only received one (and it’s going straight in my handbag for emergencies), I’m pretty sure I would buy a box or three of these.

Egyptian Magic All purpose skin cream.

Full size $49/118ml – Sample size 3ml/$1.25

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“A list of Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream users reads like a who’s who in Hollywood! Madonna, Emily Blunt, and January Jones (just to name a few) have all been know to keep this cream by their side.”

This had better be miracle cream seeing as the sample size is so teeny tiny.

The main ingredient in this is Olive Oil (in fact the ingredients list is quite small and all natural). You need to rub the cream between your fingers until it becomes like oil, and then rub it all over your body. It’s not too bad, but a little pricey for me. I’m not ruling it out completely though.

Libra Hotties Heat Patch

Full size 2 per pack $4.99 – Sample size 1 patch $2.50

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“Not just for cramps, these amazing patches warm up to 50 degrees for 8 hours. Period pain, sore neck or back, or even feeling chilly mid flight? Hotties can help”.

Ok this is another brilliant thing – it sucks all the stuff I really want to save is single use only – but I will try this out for you, my Beauty Babes! If this works, I will be buying SOOOOOOOO many of these.

ModelCo Cheek+Lips – Cheek and Lip tint in Rosy Red

Full size 10ml $24 – Sample Size 5ml $12

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“Get the perfect ‘natural’ and healthy glow, without taking two weeks annual leave to achieve it. This red tinted colour is as equally perfect on your cheeks as it is on your lips”.

Finally some cosmetics! While its nice to get so much skin care (and hair care), I love getting a little something new to pop in the beauty draws – although seeing as this is dual purpose I’m not sure where I would put this.

All my enthusiasm for this product went out the door when I realised how stain-y it is! I think you need to treat this like lip tars, you apparently only need a tiny amount, otherwise it ends up looking like a hot mess:

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This still isn’t something I think I would use. I’m not sure I even have a friend who would use this (maybe my sister? here). So this is going to the side until I change my mind about it.

Box value: $45.57

Would buy full size: Libra Hotties Heat Patch, LA Fresh Eco-Beauty Wipes

On the fence: Egyptian Magic All purpose skin cream, Gatineau Seronite Cleansing Milk, Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream, Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy Total Nourishing Care Shampoo and Conditioner

Would not buy full size: Luxury City Guide – “Paris”, ModelCo Cheek+Lips – Cheek and Lip tint in Rosy Red

I felt this months box was very skin care heavy. There was only one or two things I would seriously consider purchasing. Overall the value of the box was still pretty great – I might find uses for my samples. I did notice that this month the only full size thing we received was the booklet!

Do any of you guys subscribe to Bella Box? What did you think of this months selection?