Sunday, April 6, 2014

It's Electric! (Boogie Woogie Woogie....)

Did we really not all see this coming? Of course I had to partake in the Urban Decay Electric Palette hype! Retailing for only $49, you receive 10 bright, buttery eyeshadows to complete any Spring or Summer look. 

The packing is a sleek, sturdy case complete with a full size mirror. It's great for travel and will definitely turn heads, with the fun splatter print, when you pull it out of your makeup bag! In all of my excitement for showing you the colors, I didn't take any pictures of the inside of the palette....I know, I'm a horrible blogger. But, lez-b-honest, you can look at the packaging in any other blog post or in stores. What matters (to me) are the true swatches that I'm not getting paid to show you! ;p 
From left-to-right
Revolt, Gonzo, Slowburn, Savage, Fringe, Chaos, Jilted, Urban, Freak, Thrash 

Revolt - Shimmery silver with micro glitter
Gonzo - Sky blue matte 
Slowburn - Intense red-orange matte with shimmer 
Savage - Cool-toned matte, bright pink 
Fringe - Metallic blue-toned teal with silver shimmer
Chaos - Matte neon medium blue with shimmer 
Jilted - Metallic blue-toned fuchsia 
Urban - Metallic medium purple 
Freak - Cool-toned green with gold shimmer 
Thrash - Matte lime yellow with shimmer 

I'm most excited about Savage, Freak, and Thrash. I have never seen any other colors like the last two and I've been dying to get my hands on a good, matte pink. Revolt is the only shadow in this palette that has any fall out due to the micro glitter (which is saying a lot for Urban Decay). My only gripe is that I do wish that Slowburn was more of a true red instead of an orange because a good, matte red is hard to come by. I'll take it and make it work, though!

As pressed pigments, their nature is to be multi-functional. You can use these on the eyes, for cheek color (toned down Savage on your cheeks makes a fun, pink blush), dusted through strands of hair, ect. The options are limitless and that's what I love most about this palette.

Will you be purchasing it? I can't wait to post makeup looks using these colors! 

xo, Katie

Monday, February 10, 2014

Face of the Day 4: Purple Glitz

Purple and gold are my two favorite colors, and being from Louisiana I get to really up-play these two colors!
What I'm Wearing: 

Face:
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
Maybelline Dark Spot Eraser Concealer
Aveda Bronzer in "106"
Mary Kay Blush in "Shy Blush"
Urban Decay "Zephyr" used as highlight
Maybelline Color Elixer in "Vision in Violet" (patted down to not such an extreme color)

Eyes: 
Flower Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil
Coastal Scents "Deep Grape" (vibrant, matte purple packed onto lid and blended out)
Urban Decay "Naked" (blended into upper crease"
Urban Decay "Zephyr" (shimmery white as brow bone and inner high light shade)
L'oreal Liquid Eyeliner Pen
Sweet & Shimmer Jewel Eyeliner
Maybelline Falsies Mascara

This is perfect for nights out or to wear for the upcoming Mardi Gras season! I can't wait for all of the parades to start up! 

xo, Katie 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Face of the Day 3: Fancy and Frosted

I love to do a good contour eye on myself because I have such a tiny crease! I create the effect by using a dark eyeshadow in my outer crease and bright color all along my eyelid. I went neutral with this look but it's fun to create this look with fun colors as well!
What I'm Wearing: 
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation 
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer 
Mary Kay Cinnamon Stick & Sunny Spice Blush (used as bronzer) 
Mary Kay Cherry Blossom Blush 
Urban Decay Naked 2 & Faint (blended through crease/ all along lower lash line) 
Urban Decay Crave (outer V/ outer, lower lash line) 
Urban Decay Foxy (brow bone) 
Urban Decay Venus (inner highlight) 
MAC Fancy Frosting Paint Pot (eyelid) 
Flower Cosmetics Dark Brown Eyebrow Pencil 
Urban Decay Faint (to fill in eyebrows)
Loreal Liquid Eyeliner 
Maybelline Falsies mascara 
Maybelline Color Elixir Lipgloss in Amethyst Potion 
xo, Katie