Sleep i-Divine Storm Palette

 

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sleek idivine storm palette

sleek idivine storm palette

sleek idivine storm palette

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sleek idivine storm palette

 

This photo below with the strap awkwardly in front of my face reminds me of a photo my Mom has of herself when she was 17.

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Monday Evening Makeup Inspiration: Bright Eyes

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Because it’s been way too long since I did a post like this. I’m homesick.

Bright eyes:

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My First Beautylish Inglot Order

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I would not be a good friend if I did not tell you shoppers and skincare and makeup enthusiasts about my Beautylish experience, especially since I nearly “fell through the floor,” when I found out Beautylish now carries Inglot.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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my first beautylish order

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my beautylish inglot order

order inglot freedom system eyeshadows

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my inglot freedom system quad inglot 477, inglot 20, inglot 317, inglot 421

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inglot freedom system inglot 421 inglot 477 inglot inglot 20 inglot 317

 

Colors below:
clockwise, from top left:
inglot 421, inglot 20, inglot 317, inglot 477

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I consider this little block of four colors to be one of the most beautiful things I own. It is holding minimalist art in your hand and I cherish it.

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inglot 477, inglot 20, inglot 317, inglot 421

inglot 477, inglot 20, inglot 317

Mac and Pop Beauty, Uban Decay and all the rest, have nothing over on Inglot.

You mean Beautylish actually carries Inglot now??? Woohoo!

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If any of you have ever tried to use the inglotusa.com website, you know it sucks. There are no swatches, the image quality of the shadows is terrible, not to mention tiny, with misleading color, and even the act of trying to add an item to your cart feels archaic. But we love the Inglot shadows, and especially the Freedom System, so we put up with the guessing game that is buying Inglot shadows in the US.

All that has changed with Beautylish.

Ahh the clarity!

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Every single color is swatched for you on light and dark skin, not to mention the high resolution pixel perfect clear image of true to shade eyeshadow square itself.

Oh the possibilities! A purple and gold quad with black?

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Maybe a purple and silvery-white quad with a navy-black instead.

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Now you can actually see what you are ordering, create wishlists, see the product, etc.

This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me! (Haha, not quite, but you get the point. I’m excited about Beautylish.com + Inglot). Beautylish now has a loyal customer. Maybe I will always order from Beautylish.com, so I can throw “just a $6 shadow” in my cart. Never before has that been possible. No, Inglotcosmetics had a $50 order minimum. Who wants to buy $50 of eyeshadow all at once? Not me. Beautylish’s low free shipping requirement means you can buy exactly enough for a quad – four shadows and a magnet quad, and get free shipping. It also means you can add a single Inglot product to a cart full of, say, foundation or skincare products, and also get free shipping.

I love shopping.

Sonia Kashuk Eye on Shimmer Neutral – it’s finally here and I’m so excited

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It’s finally here. I saw it at Target today while buying a workout shirt. I’ve been looking at Target about 3 times a week.

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Swatches, left to right = clockwise starting with the palest color. Do my arms ever look long!

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Now for the review:

I’m very pleasantly surprised with this product. I’m very picky about my eyeshadows and have returned almost all shadows I’ve bought. The only ones I’ve kept thus far are my beloved Inglot shadows, and my one Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio .

These have a silky and creamy feel. A long time ago I wasn’t crazy about some of the less creamy less pigmented SK shadows. I remember the shadows to be more dusty and less pigmented, including ingredients I didn’t love, such as calcium oxide, which I think made it sort of chunky and less creamy, and may have had a low irritation concern for some sensitive eyes (like mine). Now however, the calcium oxide is gone, and dimethicone is the second ingredient, which would explain why the shadows are so creamy and velvety. Other things like silica and nylon probably also contribute to the silkiness of the shadows.

There is a bit of fallout with these shadows, but I always thought there was with Urban Decay as well, and these shadows, the Sonia Kashuk ones, don’t hang as heavily on my eyelids.

This is your SK brand UD Naked Palette. The colors as strong, as seen from above, with no primer. Tap them on for a strong color.

Gold on the bottom lid. Second palest champagne shimmer all over base. Slate grey, next to black, on outer corner, Palest champagne on highlight area (above crease).

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More looks coming soon, when I get to know the colors better.

I can’t wait for this – Sonia Kashuk Fall 2013 – Eye on Shimmer Neutral

Image stolen from Sonia Kashuk’s blog post.

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Those just look like the perfect colors for any occasion. And they match my fingernails today.

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Monday Morning Makeup Inspiration – Deepset Eyes

So I’ve been asked to demonstrate deepset eyes. I’d love to, but the one who requested has never sent me a picture. 😦 So I will do my best to do this post and put together some picture inspiration.

Clinique has a great little tip for deepset eyes. They recommend to avoid dark shadows and I agree. You already have a deep contour, so you won’t be needing to use dark colors to add contour. The shadow of your eyes will darken the color you use. So I would use light for the base, and pretty medium colors for the contour – things like bronze and medium shades of green, earthtones, any color that flatters your skin really!

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This picture of Angelina Jolie demonstrates how just a slight shade difference is emphasized by the deep contour of her eyes.

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Katy Perry, who I think has deepset eyes (it’s hard to tell with all those false lashes) really demonstrates Point #2. Something else that I think helps emphasize the strong points of deepset eyes is lower lash liner. Use gold or green or reddish-bronze something other stunning color and don’t be afraid to smudge it out a little thicker at the outer edge. The darker the color, the more you want to keep the smudging towards the outer edge. If it’s a light color, like gold, you can use a wide smudge of color even in the inner corner, because gold will brighten the inner corner of your eye and therefore brighten your whole eye.

Katy Perry’s lashes brings me to point #3. Emphasized lashes look good on any eye and deep set eyes are no exception. You want to draw attention to the center of your eye and mascara does that and brightens your eye, a good thing for any eye but definitely helpful when you have deep set eyes. Mascara will emphasize your beautiful bright eyes. I think that’s why Katy Perry wears such dramatic lashes. You can use a good thickening mascara to offset any shadowy-ness. (By the way, I have NO contour and would love the chance to play with color and this eye-type).

The thing with deep set eyes is to brighten and stay away from colors that will make your contour look even deeper.

Summary:

1. lighter shadows, medium (not dark) for the contour if you use a contour color at all.

2. lower lash liner – use a bright color, either by itself or along with a thinner darker color

3. Lashes! Emphasize those lashes.

Here’s the little step by step direction from Clinique.

http://www.clinique.com/cms/expert_tips_trends/library/articles_eye_style_deep_set_eyes.tmpl

Monday Morning Makeup Inspiration Seafoam Greens from Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio

Seafoam Green Eyes. This is how I added green to my look on St. Patrick’s Day.
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Made with the two greens from Pop Portfolio right in the center. The pale on one the base and the darker one on the outer corner, V or crease, depending on how your eyes are shaped.
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Great color payoff, and I love the way these colors apply and blend. You can read more about this portfolio here.

I made this look by using the Paula’s Choice Best Face Forward foundation, Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder lightly dusted across center of face, no blush, a little bit of bronzer applied with the Real Techniques kabuki brush –  open, on cheekbones and across outer edge of temples. I applied the darker green as an eyeliner using the Real Techniques eyeliner/smudge brush. I applied Revlon Lip Balm in Smitten to my lips, rubbed some of the color off with a paper towel, and applied Nuance Nectar Lip gloss (a neutral color).
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Pop Beauty Pop Portfolio – what a find!!

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What a find.

You know me – I’m the picky eyeshadow girl. My Gold Standard in eyeshadows is Inglot – more pigmented, blendable and creamy than Urban Decay and MAC in my opinion, and less creasy.

But I had this $30 gift card I’ve been hanging on to from Christmas, AND a coupon, and well,….all the purples and greens and golds that have been dancing through my head were staring right at me.

And I’ve been counting the dollars I’ll have to spend to have a fully functional Inglot palette – and while it’s going to be totally worth it in the end, and less expensive than MAC, it’s not going to happen quickly.

But this….I just had to reach out and take it and pay for it with my gift card.

So I did.

That and a Buy One Get One 50% off REVLOPN Just Bitten Kissable (which I’m dying to review) tinted lip balm deal.

Will there be reviews? You know there will be. Will there be swatches of all 36 colors? You know there will be. And will there be purples and greens and all manner of beautiful colors in my Monday Morning Makeup Inspiration posts? You know the answer! (Yes, for those of you not following). You know there will be! But for now, just all of the colors in all of their beautifulness. More splendor than a rainbow.

UD Naked palette nothing, Hand me some color please.

I don’t want to say much now (but I’m dying to), but I have a Monday Morning post all lined up with pictures of my first look from this palette, and all I can say is….for an Inglot Only fan, I’m very pleased. Soft blendable creamy colors, not chunky, glittery, weakly colored like sooooo many cheap brands. I know I have to give them more tries, and there has to be the color stay test, but I always thought that had to do more with primers and setters anyway. But for now, my first two swipes of eye color delivered gorgeous creamy color payoff.

Pictures won’t do it justice.

Ahhhh color.

Total Price: $26 for 36 colors.

Ingredients: Mica, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Polybutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopentyldiol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol. [+/- Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

My First Inglot Eyeshadows Freedom System

The pictures and video pretty much say it all. I think you can tell I am pretty happy with these eyeshadows, and for me (having tried UD, MAC, Tarte, L’Oreal HIP, Revlon creams, Stila, Smashbox, Nuance and many more, that’s saying a lot). You said, “Try Inglot,” and I did, and I am not disappointed. Thanks!

In the picture directly above I am wearing the orange color and the brown color as a light contour. Great pigment, lovely soft sparkle (not chunky). Very smooth, almost creamy, but not heavy like a cream shadow. You don’t have to build a lot to get color. A lot less than the one MAC bitter that I have (which I still like, but I do think these are better).

I love the magnetic palette cover!

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pans contain: .09-.11 oz depending on which kind you get. I guess they are different weights.

Mac pro palette pans contain .05 oz. So you’re getting almost twice as much product with Inglot for only $6 (as opposed to $12).

Colors starting at top left and going clockwise are:
12 shine (the brown), 407 pearl (the fall orange), 08 shine (the pale shimmery),74 AMC (the fall purple-red),

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purchase at:

http://inglotusa.com