Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Some Cruelty Free Foundation Swatches - Illamasqua, Illuminare, Too Faced, Cover FX, Silk Naturals

I purchased the foundations shown, except for the Cover FX N10; I asked for a sample on a recent Sephora trip, as they did not stock shade N0.

This is more a reminder for me so that when I feel the need to try a new foundation, I can look back at my own photos to see what worked for me and what didn't.  I put a dab of each foundation on my arm, bare skin, and brushed it in with a wet/dry brush.  They are not blended in, of course, so you can really get an idea of the shade.  I went a bit heavy on the Illamasqua CF 115 cream, but the rest I used an equal amount.

Note all the brands are cruelty free.  Also note the Silk Naturals are the HD cream formula.


And here's the two indirect sunlight / in the shade photos:

Note I did adjust the brightness of these two in Photobucket, by the amount shown below.
I know, you could probably care less, but normally my photos are only cropped and labeled, I thought it was important I mention it.  I wanted them a bit brighter without changing the color of the foundations.

I hope you've found these photos helpful, and thanks for looking.

Monday, July 18, 2016

My Kind of Palette - Fyrinnae Unicorn and Makeup Geek swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the products shown.

First, I'm well behind in my swatching.  I've been on a low buy for what feels like forever, but picked up the Makeup Geek shadows and small Z palette last month using a 15% off orders $50 & up coupon code.  I also bought Fyrinnae's pressed Unicorn last week; I'd been patiently awaiting a restock on it.

Shadows swatched over UDPP with foam applicators (because why not give it a try); photos taken outside, no flash.

You know I'm really not one for palettes, so I thought it would just be easier to build my own.   Hope you've found the photos helpful, and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ColourPop Fall Shade Swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product.

I picked up a few of the Fall collection items during a recent sale, cheek color Never Been Kissed, liquid lippies Kapow and Bedazzled, eye shades Mixed Tape and Party Time.  Eye Candy is a regular shade that I'd meant to order and just kept forgetting.

Swatched on bare skin.  First photo outside, direct sunlight, kinda bright so a little washed out.

Inside photo by sunny window

Outside, indirect sunlight

ColourPop's color descriptions:

Eye Candy - cool toned ethereal lavender drizzled with tons of silver and pink glitter, metallic finish
Mixed Tape - mid-tone cool grey, pearlized finish
Party Time -  dusty mauve grey, matte finish
Never Been Kissed cheek -  dusty coral, matte finish
Kapow liquid lip - muted grey taupe
Bedazzled liquid lip - deep true purple

Hope you've found the photos helpful, and thanks for looking.

Monday, November 16, 2015

ColourPop Holiday Color Swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product.

I picked up a few of the additional holiday colors, three eye shades, Fanny Pack cheek, and Boogie and Silk lippie stix. 

Swatched on bare skin.  First photo outside, direct sunlight.  Sorry a piece of my hair jumped into the photo, it's a bit windy.  I didn't notice til later. 

Second photo outside, indirect light.

Here's ColourPop's color descriptions:

Fanny Pack cheek- icy silver white with a pearlized finish
Glitterati - silver undertone drenched with tons of gold glitter in a metallic finish (I usually shy away from anything with "gold" in the description, but this is really nice and not overwhelmingly gold)
Dance Party -  Sultry smoky violet packed with hot pink, violet and cobalt blue glitter, metallic finish (much prettier in person, and mega sparkly!)
Leopard - vivid violet blue in a matte pressed pigment finish
Boogie lippie stix-  vibrant violet red dusted with turquoise glitter in a satin luxe finish
Silk lippie stix-  rich deepened burgundy in a matte finish

Leopard was a bit of a surprise for me.  It looked very dark in the jar but is absolutely perfect in person.  I'm really glad I got this shade.

I hope you've found the photos helpful, and thanks for looking.

Monday, November 9, 2015

ColourPop Blitzed Holiday Collection Swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product.

I bought the Blitzed Holiday Collection shadow set which arrived only a few days later.  I'm going to put this aside (for myself) for Christmas, but wanted to swatch it now.

Shadows swatched on bare skin with wet/dry brush.  First two outside, no flash.

Here's an inside by the window, no flash

ColourPop's color descriptions are:

Valley Girl- soft vanilla with tons of gold highlights in a Pearlized finish
Thirsty Girl- warm bronze drenched with gold glitter in Metallic finish
Fan Girl- cool toned violet grey in a Pearlized finish
Party Girl- soft dusty pink in a Matte finish
That Girl- charcoal grey drizzled with lots of silver and gold glitter in metallic finish
Roller Girl- true black topped with rainbow glitter in a Metallic finish

I find it kind of ironic that Party Girl is the matte with no glitter.  I think they should've switched the names for Party Girl & That Girl, since Party Girl brings to mind loads of shimmer & sparkle.  It's a lovely matte pink though, I'll definitely use this one up quickly.

Hope you've found the photos helpful, and thanks for looking.