Thursday, September 26, 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2 swatches

I got this palette awhile ago, but I've been lazy about swatching lately lol.  I love this palette; the colors are all beautiful, there isn't one I do not like.  All 20 shades are new and exclusive to this palette.  There's Smokeout (dark taupey-black satin), Lovesick (black matte w/iridescent micro-glitter), Shellshock (bright metallic silver), Coax (medium metallic pink w/golden iridescent micro-sparkle), X-Rated (baby pink satin), Prank (deep navy matte w/turquoise floating pearl), Madness (bright metallic blue shimmer w/blue micro-glitter), Strike (antique gold shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Stash (deep olive green shimmer w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Poison (charcoal satin w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Radar (metallic brown shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Damaged (bright metallic emerald shimmer), Voodoo (metallic purple shimmer w/iridescent purple micro-glitter), Betrayal (bright purple satin w/blue shift), Derailed (medium metallic taupey-brown shimmer), Dope (warm champagne satin), Toxic (metallic copper-pink shimmer w/tonal micro-glitter), Habit (light nude matte), Ambush (metallic brown satin) and Rewind (medium brown matte).*  All apply easily, but some are really soft (like Radar and Shellshock) so be prepared for fallout when applying.  Most have really good color payoff, but some take a little more effort to build color (Habit, X-Rated).  The color is great once you build it though.  The palette comes with a double ended brush as well...not great for applying, but works well for blending and crease color.  All in all, it's a beautiful palette, well worth the $59 to me, I'll use all of the colors eventually, and I love it!  Here's the swatches!  What's your favorite color from this palette or color you're dying to play with?

Pretty, pretty palette

Shadows and brush
Top two rows indoor lighting with flash

Top two rows outdoor lighting

Bottom two rows indoor lighting with flash
Bottom two rows outdoor lighting
 *color descriptions taken from

Monday, September 16, 2013

MAC Retro Matte

I was so excited about this collection and it didn't disappoint.  I love the colors (especially Flat Out Fabulous and Fashion Boost) and they last for hours (especially the ProLongwear Pencils)!  You'll definitely see these in future LOTD's!  Which color is your favorite?