Posts Tagged green
I was going to leave my eyeshadow collection ’till last to swatch in my ‘find the gaps’ series of posts, but the superstorm (which…is kind of lackluster – yea, there’s lots of snow, but I want some action, darn it!) seemed like the perfect time to just get ‘er done – so I did! Oh man…for those of you who have larger collections than mine, I feel sorry for you if you attempt to do this – it is a BIG EFFING ORDEAL. I started last night and got just over halfway through before both (!) arms had had enough. I continued today and after needing to re-swatch several shade categories to get them *just right*, my left arm is just burning (as you’ll notice in the photos – red spots galore!). So: enough. I’m ready to rock ‘n roll. Now – let’s get into ‘er!
Note: All shades are permanent within their respective brands except where otherwise noted.WHITE EYESHADOWAvon True Color Quad in Smokey Eyes (satin white) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Uzi (shimmer w/glitter) (LE) ‘HIGHLIGHT’ EYESHADOWMake Up For Ever Star Powder in #920 (iridescent) KATE Real Create Eyes BR-2 Palette (white gold pearl) MAC Eyeshadow in Vex (frost) NUDE EYESHADOWMAC Eyeshadow in Next to Nothing (Cult of Cherry Tempting Quad – frost) (LE) Laura Mercier Eye Color Duet in Suspense (matte cool beige) (LE) Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Trench (satin) BEIGE, CHAMPAGNE & PEACH EYESHADOWUrban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (shimmer w/glitter) Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #13 Warm Beige (frost) Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Emerveille (shimmer) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Snatch (shimmer w/glitter) Kate Real Create Eyeshadow BR-2 Palette (soft peachy shimmer) MAC Eyeshadow in Arena (satin) GOLD EYESHADOWMAC Pigment in Melon (frost) Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Color in Gilded Moonlight (pearl) (LE) Clinique Touch Tint for Eyes in Gold Glimmer (shimmer) (discontinued) COPPER & ORANGE EYESHADOWMAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights (frost) Ardene Eyeshadow in 8B (pearl) BRONZE EYESHADOWMAC Pigment in Cocomotion (frost) (LE) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Smog (shimmer) MAC Eyeshadow in Tempting (lustre) Clinique Color Surge Super Shimmer Eyeshadow in Rum Spice (shimmer) BROWN EYESHADOWMAC Eyeshadow in Dark Edge (Cult of Cherry Tempting Quad – satin) (LE) KATE Real Create Eyes BR-2 Palette (deep brown shimmer) Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #17 Espresso (matte) Laura Mercier Eye Color Duet in Suspense (matte burgundy brown) (LE) TAUPE-BROWN EYESHADOWS Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Suspect (shimmer) NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Rajasthan (beige-gold taupe) (shimmer) (LE) KATE Real Create Eyes BR-2 Palette (taupe shimmer) TAUPE-PURPLE EYESHADOWS NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Grand Palais (silver-taupe shimmer) Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition (mauve shimmer) MAC Eyeshadow in Shale (satin) bareMinerals High Shine Eye Color in Meteorite (frost) Le Metier de Beaute True Color Eye Shadow in Corinthian (shimmer) RED & PINK EYESHADOWL’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Golden Mahogany (frost) Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Abstraction (shimmer) Avon True Color Quad in Smokey Eyes (matte light pink) MAUVE & ROSE EYESHADOW Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Bordello (shimmer w/glitter) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Last Call (metallic) NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Grand Palais (matte dusty rose) PLUM EYESHADOW NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Habanera (sparkling plum) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Rockstar (shimmer) Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition (eggplant shimmer) PURPLE EYESHADOW Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Psychedelic Sister (shimmer) MAC Paint in Infamous (metallic) (discontinued) BLUE EYESHADOW MAC Paint in Blue Boy (metallic) (discontinued) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Radium (shimmer) MAC Eyeshadow in Blue Edge (matte w/shimmer) (discontinued) AQUA & TEAL EYESHADOWS NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Rajasthan (blackened teal shimmer) (LE) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Loaded (metallic) theBalm Shady Lady Eyeshadow in Jealous Jordana (shimmer) Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in 8E (matte) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Haight (shimmer) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Money (shimmer w/micro-glitter) (LE) NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Habanera (mint frost) GREEN EYESHADOW Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Kush (shimmer w/micro-glitter) Le Metier de Beaute True Color Eye Shadow in Jade (shimmer) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Mildew (shimmer) MAC Eyeshadow in Sharp (Cult of Cherry Tempting Quad – satin) (LE) Lise Watier Couleur Folle Eyeshadow in Folie Pomme (iridescent shimmer) Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #57 Chartreuse (satin) YELLOW EYESHADOW Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #24 Yellow (matte) MAC Eyeshadow in Bright Future ( KHAKI EYESHADOW Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow in #24 Smokey Copper (shimmer) Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in #6 Khaki Pulse (shimmer) Clinique Color Surge Soft Shimmer Eyeshadow in Autumn Moss (satin) TAUPE-SILVER EYESHADOWS Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Maui Wowie (metallic w/glitter) Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow in Pewter (frost) (LE) theBalm Shady Lady Eyeshadow in Insane Jane (shimmer) Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #2 Steel (shimmer) GREY EYESHADOW Avon True Color Quad in Smokey Eyes (medium grey & dove grey) (shimmer) BLACK EYESHADOWS MAC Pigment in Dark Soul (frost w/glitter) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Perversion (matte)
Did you make it??
…So. To be honest, when I started swatching all my makeup, I was originally just trying to find a way to justify new purchases – if it could be considered a shade I didn’t already own, then I would feel free to go for it. However, now I’ve discovered that being so fully aware of what I own, has made me really excited to play with my current collection, instead of seeking out new products. I especially noticed this with this eyeshadow post – there are so truly fabulous shades in there! While there are still of course colors I’d like to pick up to fill the gaps (namely – a lilac and a skintone [MY skintone, to clarify] shade, among a couple others), overall I’m WELL aware I have a ton of shades to rock out and don’t really *need* anything else at the moment. I did notice I have a lot less color than I imagined, but that’s actually OK because I don’t tend to wear it a ton and try to avoid buying a lot of it only for it to go unused. I think my stash is fairly representative of the kind of makeup I wear day to day! So SCORE for being logical in my purchases
I am kinda worn out from the work necessary to do this post, so I’m done now LOL. But – I have questions for you!
Do you see any gaps that I could fill? What shades make up the bulk of your eyeshadow collection?? Also – anyone bother to count how many shades I have? I’m too tired now to bother LOL
A couple months ago, I was in the market for a deep conditioner – something I use religiously once a week as my hair is so dry. I wanted to get Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, as it gets good reviews and is formulated to restore hair’s moisture content. I’ve used the Olive Fruit Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, and liked them both well enough (and loved the smell). However, we don’t have a Kiehl’s in Halifax – Montreal is the nearest store – and I didn’t fancy having to pay shipping charges on top of the already pricier cost of $35CAD (for 8oz). I was torn.Then, when I was just using up the dregs of my last deep conditioner, Joico’s Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm (which I’ve discussed here), I happened to be in Pete’s Frootique – a fresh food grocery market that also carries a great ‘green’ section, among other totally awesome things – and noticed a large sample pak (2oz) of the Earth Science Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Masque, which I figured could tide me over until I figured out what to do. It was supposed to “repair, nourish, and strengthen hair…repairing dry, damaged, color-treated, or over processed hair” by “penetrating and coating the hair shaft in natural silk protein…leaving hair soft, tangle free (YAY!) and smooth, not sticky or weighed down.” Sounds good to me!I used it that evening and was entirely impressed – it made my hair feel hydrated, and also silky smooth (which the Joico did not do), but didn’t weigh it down, which usually is the by-product of products designed to give serious moisture to the hair. I usually suck it up, because the alternative is that my hair isn’t hydrated enough, but with this I get the best of both worlds I also noticed that my hair felt thicker after using this; though I have a LOT of hair, it’s quite fine and not really that thick, so this is a major bonus in my eyes! I liked that even though it comes in a tube form, it has a great density to it that usually is reserved for treatments in a jar (which is a hassle in the tub/shower). The scent is like a lot of products that have avocado/olive oil in them…I know that’s not explanatory, but that’s the only way I can think to describe it. Slightly floral, though more fresh than anything, and clean. I really enjoy it!When I went back and did a bit more research, it turns out that Earth Science’s Masque, which is a bestseller, won the 2011 Best of Natural Beauty Awards from better Nutrition magazine. Though I don’t believe that natural is always better, as the products can sometimes contain irritating essential oils, if I can find products that are ‘green’ and seem safe to use, I’m all for it.
Another thing I noticed about this conditioner was that the ingredients were reminiscent of Kiehl’s Hair Pak – check it out:
Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak – Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Amodimethicone Cetyl Esters, Olea Europaea/Olive Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima/Avocado Oil, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Trideceth-6, Sodium PCA, Helianthus Annuus/Sunflower Seed Oil, Citrus Limonum/Lemon Peel Oil, Methylparaben, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dimethyl Tin Dineodecyl Ester, Parfum/Fragrance.
Earth Science Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Masque – Water (aqua), cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, amodimethicone, trideceth-12, cetrimonium chloride, panthenol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olea europea (olive) oil, hydrolyzed silk protein, ethylhexylglycerin, cetyl esters, citric acid, disodium EDTA, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol and fragrance (parfum).Though I’m not wild about it containing fragrance, it’s the last ingredient on the list (for both) and as it’s a product I only use once a week, it should be OK. Otherwise, I appreciate that there are only 18 ingredients (in both, as well!), and it doesn’t contain any parabens (a fail on Kiehl’s part).
After realizing that the two products seemed strikingly similar, I felt confident in picking up a full size of the Earth Science masque (though note that the sample pak I bought lasted a full month), which was $12.99CAD for 6oz. I normally don’t like to substitute products, preferring to go with the original when I can, but for the price and the similarities, I feel very good about this purchase – and I ended up saving almost $28CAD when you take into account size and shipping ($10 flat rate from Kiehl’s), and it’s easily accessible! It’s one of the better deep conditioners I’ve used and it makes my hair feel amazing after it’s rinsed. I usually rate a product against whether or not I’d buy it again (because usually no matter how much I like it, I still would rather switch it up) – and I think this will get at least another go-around from me in the future!
What deep conditioner are you sold on? Do you prefer to use natural products or are you more concerned with what works?
Just a li’l post to keep you entertained until tomorrow when I’m not so darn tired! The Pop Explosion was truly an excellent festival, but wowza does it ever do a number on your sleep routine
I’ve had this polish for several months now, but I’m not really a huge fan of greens so I didn’t get around to it until recently. It was the first ‘army green’ I bought for the season – it’s been so popular I was getting a jump on the trend at the time – but I’m still more into ‘pretty’ shades like purple and berry-tones. Anyway, finally I bit the bullet and swatched it, and I actually ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would!While this actually looks more like a real green than just a muted, khaki-colored version I was going for, it’s quite nice and I can see myself wearing it a lot near the holidays. Formulation on this polish was better than the Navy Marine shade I wore earlier this year – two coats with medium flow, no issues or extra coats required. This is with no top coat and it’s pretty shiny on it’s own as you can see. Bottle cap is still a bit annoying but what can ya do?Before I put this on, I thought it might go right to the giveaway pile, but I think I’m gonna hang on to it for a while. It’s unlikely it will get worn often, but it’s a nice enough shade to keep on hand, I think.
What are your thoughts on green nail polish? Have you tried any of the Joe Fresh shades?
As mentioned a couple weeks ago, green has been noted to be one of ‘the’ colors of the season. We’ve seen the incarnation in several ways – army green/khaki nail polish is HUGE right now, and jade green was all over the runway. Even better, when it comes to makeup, green – especially rich, darker shades – tends to look great on almost any skin tone and eye color. Always on top of the trends, Make Up For Ever is promoting beautiful green eye makeup looks for Fall 2011, using some of their current products. I received one of their kohl liners in #4K (a deep green) last week, and couldn’t wait to try it out!
Ashamedly, I have never really owned a kohl pencil – save for a deluxe sample size of one of Clinique’s kohl liners, which feels NOTHING like this (it’s harder and drier). This liner went on so smooth and easily, but wasn’t so creamy that you couldn’t draw a precise line if you so desired. I was going for a more smoked-out look, so I applied the liner across my upper lash line and 2/3rds across the lower, and smudged it with my finger. It is so easy to work with!! It blended out beautifully, giving me the smoky effect far easier than anything else I’ve used. If I’d have known what kohl could do I would have been on this ages ago!Here’s a description of these liners from Sephora (MUFE’s exclusive retailer):
What it is:
A khol pencil with an exceptionally smooth texture that can be used to achieve diverse looks, from dramatic to subtle.
What it does:
Soft, smooth and easy to apply, this Khol Pencil is specifically adapted to the sensitive and thin skin surrounding and inside the eye. Its formula is a particularly gentle blend of vegetable lipids, vitamin E, mango seed oil, hydrogenated cottonseed oil, and jojoba oil to keep the skin around the eyes hydrated. Suitable for even the most sensitive eyes.
After reading this description, I was even more excited and dedicated to my new found love of these kohl pencils. My eyes in the past year or so have been easily irritated by just about everything, if I’m not careful, and so to see that these are gentle makes me jump for joy. I wore it all day without any irritation at all, and was even able to wear it in the waterline, which I usually cannot attempt in the least! The actual wear time of this product, without primer, is pretty decent too – on my lash line, at least 9 hours with only the very slightest fading. On the waterline, it did fade after an hour or so, but did not smear or smudge at all. I’m not a big waterline wearer anyway so for me that’s no problem!For some odd reason, MUFE spells kohl ‘khol.’ I thought it was a typo, but it’s written that way for this product everywhere. Maybe something we don’t know? In any case, this liner comes in 10 shades, in variations of black and blue, as well as purple, white, brown, green and gold. I fully intend on picking up a couple more when I’m next at Sephora (check out #6K, a black with gold flecks – swoon!), as I’m beyond impressed with their versatility, formula and excellent wear. I’ve read wonderful things about the Aqua Eyes liners (which I’ve not yet tried), but I feel confident in saying these give them a run for their money. I am also a huge fan of their newer Aqua liners (liquid), which I’ve reviewed here and here. So far, I haven’t found a MUFE product I didn’t love
What do you think of the ‘green’ trend? In what ways might you incorporate it into your look? What are your thoughts on Make Up For Ever products? Which ones stand out (or fall flat) to you?
*Product provided by PR for my consideration
*MAKE UP FOR EVER Press Release*
“Fall 2011′s hottest hues come straight from the international runways. Make up artists embraced deep jewel tone palettes to create glamorous make up looks with a subtle hint of edginess. Emerald green has emerged as one of the season’s most wearable shades, and it will surely become a make up bag staple for Fall and Winter.
From subtle to striking and smoky to shimmery, MAKE UP FOR EVER offers a wide range of eye popping green shadows, liners, and even mascara, to get you through the season in style.”
Make Up For Ever has a variety of green shades that will help you achieve this edgy look. Some to try are:
I gotta say, these shades look amazing and green does tend to look good on everyone!! Whether worn subtly or bold, I think green is a fabulous shade for Fall. It seems MAKE UP FOR EVER has got this one covered
All of these products are currently in-store at Sephora.
What do you think of green eye makeup? Have you tried it before? What are some ways you like to wear it?