I am still way behind on my nail polish posting, but posting little pictures of my eye of the day and doing makeup reviews is refreshing. It's made me feel somewhat recharged and more excited about blogging again. I still have to finish my OPI Switzerland swatches and I do feel kinda bad about not getting the Nubar Venetian Glass or Misa Mardi Gras collections posted yet, though. But I will. So. Anyway. Makeup.
This was my eye of the day on Wednesday. I wanted to try out the HIP Gilded duo and this is what I ended up with, which I think turned out rather pretty:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
HIP Gilded duo (gold on lid, dark shade in crease and on lower lashline)
Fyrinnae Nijiro to highlight
Fyrinnae STFU (how awesome is that?) with MAC Water Based Mixing Medium as liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Zero
Dying tube of Cover Girl Lash Blast
And I think I used Urban Decay Lash Primer Potion too but I can't remember for sure.
The gold is really excellent. Like the silver it's soft, smooth, pigmented and very shiny/reflective. Perfect gold metallic. Very impressive. This is more of a yellow-warm gold, though, and while I do love this one I'd also like a lighter neutral gold too. Maybe they already have one, my local HIP displays are really disheveled and picked over.
The other half of the duo is very nice with the gold, a perfect compliment. It's a... dark... I'm not sure... I want to say it's blackened green. It looks greenish, but mostly black. So a blackened green with little flecks of gold shimmer. Very pretty. The gold flecks don't show up that well, though.
I picked up a few more of these L'Oreal HIP shadows cause I think I love them. That, and they were buy two get $5.00 off at Meijer. Here's what I have now:
Charged, which is fecking AMAZING. It reminds me a little bit of one of my favorite shadow duos of all time- MAC Heat/Element. This is different, but also... better. The copper is so shiny and perfect and the darker rust shade is absolutely perfect with it, it reminds me of Fyrinnae Fire Opal a little because it has a smoky deep base with glints of metallic red/copper gleaming through.
Darling. I haven't used this one yet. I tried to use a little of the lighter shade the other day but it didn't seems as nice or silky like the other ones. It seemed a little hard and flaky. When I do use this I'll report back.
Gilded, which is what I used. Perfection.
Platinum, also perfection.
I think I posted a picture of the Electrified duo already. That one rocks too.
I took this picture in blinding sunlight and I thought it turned out kind of cool. I'm in the process of blinking, kinda goofy but I think it looks neat.
I'm thinking Nijiro is a little to light and frosty for a highlight color for me. Must experiment more.
And just so it's not all makeup, here's a really old nail of the day picture. I think this might even be from last June O_o
It's one coat of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms in Garnet Lapis over OPI Designer Series Glamour. It's a holo-duochrome! This looks really amazing in real life, you have to try it. Layer any sheer duochrome (Sally Hansen Nail Prisms and Ozotic duochromes are perfect for this) over a nice strong holo polish. Mesmerizing. Too bad I couldn't catch more of the duochrome (and yes, 'duochrome' is used loosely) effect in my pictures.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 9:38 AM