Thursday, September 26, 2013

Madd Style Cosmetics: Dramatic Red and Purple!

Hi, hello!!  :)

It's time for another tutorial, don't you think??  I recently discovered that my local Sephora now has a full Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics end cap display (before they only had random Lip Tars available in the tubs at the line-up).  Colour me much enthused about this!  I was really looking forward to checking out the Lip Tars from the new Moderncraft collection and my local Sephora managed to get the colours in pretty quickly!  Hooray!!  I picked up Role Play and Black Metal Dahlia and went home on my merry way.  

This look was inspired by my hardcore desire to use Black Metal Dahlia as soon as possible!  Mo, the creator of Madd Style Cosmetics, suggested I pair it with some reds and purples and that is what I did!  It is a very bold lip and bold eye combo, using none other than Madd Style Cosmetics pigments, and although I likely wouldn't wear this out on Monday morning--it's perfect for a sultry evening, I think!

If you want to find out how I achieved the below look, please keep on reading!

Monday, September 9, 2013

More New (to me) Inglot!

I am fairly certain that one cannot ever have too many eyeshadows from Inglot.  The quality of their shadows is just incredible and the colour range is essentially unbeatable.  If you want mattes, they have them!  If you want glittery ones, they have it!  If you want metallics, yep, got them!  Satins?  SURE!

Recently I was on vacation and visited the Inglot counter in San Francisco (and then made a last minute pit-stop at the Inglot counter in Alderwood Mall in Washington) and I came back with the following goodies!

Top Row: 60 AMC (a beautiful marigold yellow with slight shimmer), 369 Matte (a neato blurple, perfectly matte), 134 R (three shades of satin blue) and 135 R (three shades of seafoam green).
Middle Row: 317 Matte (a gorgeous matte blue based green), 610 D.S (a bright green with gold glitter), 611 D.S (a deep yellow based green with gold glitter), 414 Pearl (a dark green with a green glowly pearl), 418 Pearl (also a dark green, but this ones pearl is more of a teal/blue glow).
Bottom Row: 387 Matte (a matte grey/taupe), 448 Pearl (a super metallic/pearly bright silver), 471 D.S (an interesting taupe-y brown with a green cast to it) and 402 Pearl (a pink taupe that is said to be a dupe of MAC's Satin Taupe).

And here they are swatched!

First Row (top to bottom): 317 Matte, 369 Matte, 60 AMC
Second Row: 414 Pearl, 611 D.S, 610 D.S.
Third Row: 448 Pearl, 387 Matte, 418 Pearl
Last Row: 402 Pearl, 471 D.S.

The rainbow satins were tough to photograph.  They have an amazing glow to them that just wouldn't show up in photographs!!  What happens, essentially, is that when you mix all three of the colours together, you get the middle colour (which makes sense!!) and you can see I've swatched that "mixed" colour to the right of the small swatches of each colour by itself.  It's likely that my favorites in these little trios is the lightest colour and the darkest colour, actually.  The lightest colour has the best glow (almost like a duochrome) and the darkest colours are the most densely pigmented.  The middle colour (and the result of mixing the three) is still super pretty though!!  I'm glad I snagged these!

As with each trip to Inglot, though, the downside is having to come home and rearrange my palettes!!!  I *hate* taking them out of those magnetic palettes--I can never manage to not slip and gauge a few, which *always* makes me so sad!!  The trick I've seen some people post about on the internet of using the magnets from the top of the palettes to grab at the corner of each pan doesn't work for me (I think they made the magnets that hold down the colours stronger or perhaps deeper) so I need to look for a stronger magnet to see if it works.

Regardless!  Here is my full collection when I was attempting to put them into a new order.  (I did move a couple around after this picture, but didn't take a final picture of each of my palettes.)

 I have to say my newest obsession, and the colour that I have been getting more and more of when I stop by an Inglot counter, is taupe.  There is just something so darn magical about taupes (they can be warm, they can be cool, they straddle different types of colours whether it's grey, brown, pink, purple, green...amazing!), wouldn't you agree??

Have you ever purchased from Inglot?  What are your favorite colours??  :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Madd Style Cosmetics: Gold, Pink and Purple Together At Last!

Hiiiiii Everyone!

Welcome to my next "talkie" tutorial!  Woo!  I almost forgot how much fun I have filming these and I hope you enjoy the video I have put together.  :)  The lovely Channy (go on over to her youtube and check her out, she's awesome!) requested a look using pink, gold and purple and I had fun with this one!  This gave me a chance to use two new MSC colours from the Labyrinth collection, The Masquerade and Ludo, Friend!

If you'd like to learn how I achieved the below look, then please take a look at the tutorial!

And for a recap of the supplies I used in the tutorial, here they are!

(Left to Right: Gabriel Color Mascara in "Black"; NYX Eyeshadow Base in "White"; Mineral Fusion Eyeshadow Primer; Urban Decan 24/7 pencils in Yeyo and Zero; Madd Style Cosmetics pigments (clockwise from top left): The Masquerade, Ludo, Friend!, Double Tap, Xray Spex, Psychic Paper and Wilbbly Wobbly Timey Wimey; Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush, Cozzette D200, London Brush Company #9, Real Techniques Accent Brush, Bdellium Tools #716, Cozzette S175 and Bdellium Tools #766.)

Thank you, as always, for stopping by and for watching my tutorial.  I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback!  If you have a request for a future tutorial you'd like to see me do, please leave me a comment.  :)