Posts Tagged Yellow
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
This seems to be the year of yellow eyeshadow for me – this will be my third go-around with the shade, and each time just keeps getting better! The latest version has truly blown my socks off, which is kind of amazing since yellow isn’t exactly the *easiest* shade to wear. But somehow, it’s happened, and I’m so excited to share it with you!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #24 ($26CAD), a matte vibrant yellow, is part of four new shades of the Aqua Cream line-up – along with an Acid Green, Pastel Blue, and Purple. As I’m sure you’re aware, Aqua Creams are a long-lasting, waterproof, majorly pigmented cream shadow that will not budge all day long. I now own four shades, and by far #24 Yellow is the best one yet. The consistency of this product is AMAZING! It’s so unbelievably creamy and easy to apply. I think they may have improved their formula, as some of my other ones can be a bit tricky to blend. This is NOT the case with #24 – it smoothes on easily and doesn’t set too quickly, but then once it’s set, it wears like iron for hours. I had it on yesterday, in the mega heat and humidity (we had TWO thunderstorms!), and it didn’t budge an inch from 9am till 9pm.
As you can see below, #24 is pretty much a bright canary yellow, which can be a challenging shade to wear for most skin tones. However, the wonderful blendability of this shadow enables you to apply just a sheer wash of it on the lid, and because it’s a creamy finish vs powdery, it looks much more natural. I would suggest wearing a dark liner when wearing yellow however, as it helps to ground the shade a bit. I did a look wearing this that I will be showing you later in the week – I combined it with a few other shadows – and it turned out pretty darn good I think!
I’ll be honest – when MUFE sent this shade to me, I thought: “Oh man, really? How am I going to wear this??” but it turns out, it was SO much easier than I ever dreamed! And I am being completely truthful with you when I say I will be wearing this again and again this Summer – its just so warm and lovely and makes me think of sunshine and golden rays of light. It certainly requires a *little* bit of extra creativity – you can’t just slap it on and go – but the slight bit of extra effort it takes to pull a look together with this shade is SO worth it. Truly, don’t let the color in the pan and the swatches scare you – this is one fabulous shadow!
Stay tuned for my look with this shade later this week!
Would you consider wearing yellow eyeshadow? What looks would you create with it?
*Product sent for my unbiased consideration by the PR company/brand.
When I was in High School, I desperately wanted my prom dress to be yellow. I think it’s such a happy, fun color and I’d be OK to be surrounded by it at all times. However, when it comes to makeup, yellow and I are on strange terms. I do not like it on nails (except very pale versions) as it looks sick to me. And as an eyeshadow, I have yet to master how to wear it without it totally washing me out. It’s sort of counter-intuitive to me, because with my golden coloring, I expect this shade to totally rock my beauty world. Alas, ’till this point it has not. But there is a silver lining! After playing around with Make Up For Ever’s Eyeshadow in #2, I think I might be able to make peace with yellow :D
The second shade I was sent that follows the Pantone Spring color forecast, #2 is a matte, brilliant yellow – matching the shade Solar Power, according to the report. First of all, I have to say that I’m really digging the packaging of the MUFE eyeshadows ($22CAD) – this is my first, and it looks very cool. MUFE shadows are very pigmented, which is supposed to help them wear well. The matte shades (like this one) are stated to have maximum coverage. My inital thoughts upon swatching the shade were tentative – while it is fairly pigmented, it also looked a bit powdery, and I wondered how that would translate to eyes.
I applied #2 to my eyelids, and my first reaction was ‘yuk!’ It just seemed to clash with my skintone somehow. However, as soon as I added some mascara (this is a MUST with a shade like this), it looked infinitely better. I think if I played around with it a bit and added some other makeup, including liner and bronze shadows, it would be a knockout look.
I do own one other yellow shadow, MAC Bright Future (from the Style Warrior collection), which I received in a swap late last year. It didn’t feel like a proper shade to wear in Winter, so I haven’t really tried it yet. In comparing the two, they’re similar, but MAC’s has got a touch of sheen to it, and is less pigmented, with a creamier formula (below: Bright Future on top, Eyeshadow #2 on bottom).
Even though I have trouble with yellow as a color in cosmetics, I can remember looking at this picture in YM magazine (OMG do you remember that mag? It was my absolute FAVE), in which the model was wearing yellow on her lids and looked totally divine. That’s never really gotten out of my head over the (many) years, and with this shade, I think I’m going to finally try and work the sunshine angle once and for all. Do you have any suggestions on how I should wear it best?
Last installment: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in #15!
*These products were provided for my unbiased consideration by the PR company/brand.