Wednesday, 28 July 2010

LOTD: Mellow Yellow

I had a bit of a crappy day on Monday and my so my lovely friend Sara gave me the flower she'd been wearing in her hair to cheer me up. It survived pretty well overnight so yesterday I decided to wear it and do a happy yellow eye to go with it. 

Monday, 26 July 2010

LOTD: Leopard-Print Dress

I love this look using Fyrinnae shadows. I even got a compliment on it from a woman at my local salon. Unfortunately, I was trying to take the pictures in my mum's house in the five minutes before I had to run out of the door and they didn't turn out particularly well but I'm still going to post it.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Swatches: Fyrinnae Lip Lustres

In my last Fyrinnae order I got samples of some of the Lip Lustres and I really like them. I was a bit worried that they would be too gloss-like for me (I really don't like lip gloss) but they aren't. The colour pay off is great. My one wish is that there were more mattes. I'm not a fan of sparkly lip colour and most of the shades have some shimmer. Fortunately for me most of the colours are less shimmery on than they are in the tube. 

Swatches after the jump, descriptions from Fyrinnae

Thursday, 22 July 2010

LOTD: Pink Petals

Every so often, two things happen. One is that I forget that my skills with eyeliner are, at best, limited. The other thing is that I have the urge to do some variation on the classic matte red lips-light shadow-black eyeliner combination. On this particular occasion there was also a third factor in my decision to try this look; I have an interview tomorrow and wanted to see if I could manage 'polished and elegant' rather than 'clown let loose with felt-tip pens'.  

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

LOTD: Electric Fire

I wanted to try a look today using colours I wouldn't normally put together. Blue and orange seemed to be a nice summer combination. I've also been wanting to use Fyrinnae's Warrior-Mage Arcane Magic shadow for a while but I hadn't quite managed to work it into a look so I decided to use it here.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

LOTD: Isadora Lost

I decided I wanted to focus on a single colour on my eyes today. Fortunately, I was spared from having to decide which colour to focus on when I realised that one of my few clean work tops was pink. It also gave me a chance to try out some more of the lovely Aromaleigh Lost in Faerie colours. Also, I wish I could say that the variety of that lighting in these photographs was deliberate but it's really just because I can't use my camera properly. 

Monday, 19 July 2010

LOTD: Going for Gold

Today I decided to stick to one colour and, influenced by the unusually hot (so, so hot) weather we've been having, dig out some of my underused metallic colours. I always tend to think of gold and similar colours as quite plain and usually only use them combined with something else but this look reminded me that they're actually really pretty on their own.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

LOTD: Leopards, Toucans and Doves, oh my!

Technically, this is my look of yesterday. I had the great pleasure of going to the wedding of two friends and a lovely time was had by all. 

Thursday, 15 July 2010

LOTD:Sonic Pajamas

When I first started really getting into mineral make-up I was a bit dismayed to see how many of the shades were shimmery (that dismay didn't last long; I soon learnt to love glitter). When I came across the Aromaleigh Retro Hi-Fi collection I was thrilled - bright, beautiful colours but with a matte finish. As soon as I got my hands on a sample set, Cat's Pajamas became a firm favourite. I love corals and this one is close to perfect. I bought a couple of matte shades from the Sonic Rocks collection with this colour combination in mind and this is one of my standard looks for when I want lots of colour but no shimmer.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

LOTD: Sorrow in Faerie

My first look of the day is a bit of an unusual one for me. I don't tend to use pale greens like Elodie from Aromaleigh's Lost in Faerie is such a lovely colour that I wanted to use it as the basis for a look. Unfortunately, my photography skills still leave a lot to be desired but this is the best of the bunch.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Fyrinnae Arcane Magic Swatches

So, mighty oaks from little acorns grow as the old saying would have it and I'm hoping that a decent blog from my crappy swatch photographs might (eventually) grow. My eyeshadow collection has expanded massively over the past few months. The first set of shadows I've chosen to swatch are from Fyrinnae. Below are the seven Arcane Magic colours I've tried so far.

From left to right they are - Electric Stardust, Stormbringer, Warrior-Mage, Greenman's Forest, Pyromantic Erotica, Leopard-Print Galaxy and Trickery. They were all brushed on over Pixie Epoxy.

Both these were taken with no flash, indoors with natural light.

Both of these were taken with flash.

What you can't really see from these pictures is that the colours in the Arcane Magic range change depending on how close they are to a light source. My favourites so far are Leopard-Print Galaxy, Pyromantic Erotica and Stormbringer. I'm looking forward to trying some of the other colours from this collection. 
Hi to anyone stumbling across this.
I’ve recently started getting into mineral make-up in a big way and, inspired by the many fabulous make-up bloggers out there, decided to start my own make-up blog. Expect swatches, looks and reviews to be coming soon.