|THIS SHOT WAS DONE SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS AUGH.|
If you've read the Strawberry Milk review, then you know: I can't find my perfect pink lipstick. It has been a quest (not one so interesting as what I do in Skyrim or any other video games). It's been a b***h too. You see, the market tends to be flooded by pinks I dislike; hot pinks, fuchsia and coral-pinks. I admit, corals are pretty. But not for me!
Then there are the pinks I can't wear no matter what Ze Boyfriend says! (Yes, he does make positive/negative comments on my makeup. Such as he loves the way Urban Decay's Shattered, a sky-reflected-on-the-pool-like blue with a yellow-gold sheen, looks on my eyes.) I chose based on recommendations for "cool-toned fair skin" and narrowed the field on what I liked from the recommendations.
I now have a hardcore love of the NARS Velvet Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita but I want to dupe it. While I was searching, I figured I would look for some other blush options and see if I couldn't widen my lip options. Thanks to the Temptalia "My Recommendations Guide" for fair skin (covers both cool and warm), I found I madly love MAC Well Dressed blush (after hating literally every other MAC shade listed!), intend to buy it from eBay since its cheaper and I don't have to buy directly from MAC. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Because MAC blush is $21 and I feel like they're ripping you off... There are dupes of Well Dressed but two I don't feel are that close, one of the two (e.l.f. Shy blush) is closer than its counterpart (NYX Angel powder blush) and I haven't yet checked the other dupe recommended.
|Isn't it pretty?|
Back to the Recommendations guide I mentioned. I had watched a video in which MAC Omega was used as a contour. I had also decided I need a new contour shade, to actually do something (this was after my total used error with my Sweethearts blush). Omega was listed under the eyeshadow section and had been suggested on other forums as a contour for fair girls. Well, dang, I need me some Omega!
But you know, don't you? I dislike MAC. It's the prices and quantity mostly... Fortunately, Omega is a dupeable color. So, my dear Too Faced lovers (I know you're out there), if you have the Natural Eye palette with Velvet Revolver, you have Omega. Congratulations. However, if you're me and can't spend $40 on a palette (as pretty as the palette is; have a friend who has it!), then you go for the cheapest dupe.
|Double watermarks? It's because I watermarked the images before I made the collage.|
|Row 1: Strawberry Parfait - Éclair - Peaches & Cream. Row 2. Crème brûlée - Peach Cobbler - Tiramisu. Row 3: Apple Strudel - Vanilla Creme Pie - Cherry Cheesecake. Row 4: Maple Blondie - Cherry Pie.|
Whenever I wear Born With It and Browntones, I'll get reviews up. I can say right now that I love Born With It on and it feels beautiful ~
Update: OH OH OH HEY!! I forgot to mention: NYX is changing their eyeshadow single packaging on the Nude Mattes and the Glam Eyeshadow to more of a rounded, bubble-like top. See??? It's kind of cute! The new packaging is already in Ulta stores for the Nude Mattes.
(I use FotoFlexer's EZ Collage for my collage making ~ )