Tuesday, April 15, 2014

EOTD: Maybelline Copper Chic Quad

I was initially pretty excited to use this... until I actually had to use it. It's soooo shimmery. And that's saying something if I am complaining about the shimmer. These shadows are creamy and smooth, but there's something lacking in the actual pigmentation. This was the only look that I thought turned out well enough to photograph. The others were just so.. blah. Definitely not keeping this quad.

Maybelline Copper Chic Quad


Breakdown:

  • MAC Constructivist Paint Pot as a base
  • 4 on the lid
  • 3 in the crease
  • 1 on the brow bone and inner corner
  • Clinique Chocolate Luster eyeliner on the top lash line
  • Maybelline Full 'n Soft + Maybelline One by One mascaras

Monday, April 14, 2014

LOTD: MAC Syrup

I finally got my hands on one of MAC's cult classics: Syrup lipstick. I'm very happy to have it, but I will be featuring it in a Swatch War soon. So, I'll reserve my opinion/thoughts until then.

Nekkid lips.
MAC Syrup

Friday, April 11, 2014

EOTD: MAC Quarry + Shale + Cork

Something other than brown! Still pretty neutral, though, even though they are technically purples. 



Breakdown:
  • Quarry on the lid
  • Shale all over Quarry (cuz I just didn't like how it looked...)
  • Cork in the crease
  • Phloof in the inner corner and on the brow bone
  • Stila Smude Stick in Tetra on the top lash line\
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara

Thursday, April 10, 2014

EOTD: MAC Bisque + Copperplate

Hey look, another MAC matte, neutral look. Aren't I adventerous? Really, I think it's because I've already showcased my other MAC shadows, i.e., Naked Lunch, Sable, Jest, etc.. so all I really had left to show were the mattes. 



Breakdown:
  • Bisque on the lid
  • Copperplate in the crease
  • Blanc Type on the brow bone
  • Mystery on top of liner
  • Clinique Really Black eyeliner
  • Maybelline Full 'n Soft + Maybelline One by One mascaras 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Swatch Wars! MAC Constructivist vs Maybelline Bad to the Bronze vs Clinique Fuller Fudge

I didn't think any of these would be actual dupes for one another, but I was so frustrated at my Bad to the Bronze for drying up within months of opening, I wanted to see if it was really worth repurchasing or if I could squeak by without it.
MAC Constructivist vs Maybelline Bad to the Bronze
Maybelline Bad to the Bronze vs Clinique Fuller Fudge

Clearly Constructivist is the darkest. It also has a slightly more reddish/plummy tone. Bad to the Bronze definitely has the flashiest/metallic/gold sheen. And Fuller Fudge is a mid-toned brownish bronze, minus the golden flash. 

I don't know if my Bad to the Bronze was a bad batch or if it's just the formula, but it's never been as creamy or easy to work with as the MAC Paint Pots or even the Clinique Chubby Stick.  (Just as an aside: I also bought the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded and I wasn't impressed with that, either.) I think I'll just stick with MAC and Clinique. Maybe I'll branch out and try a Laura Mercier Caviar Stick one day just to see what that's like.