Etude House makes great eyeshadows – everybody knows this. But I personally think that Etude makes the best shimmer shadows. BE105 is one of the shimmer shadows. It’s a soft orange/brown and the shadow and the shimmer sticks right onto your skin.
This shadow can be used as a base for a dramatic eye look, or by itself for a more natural and sparkly look. The orange base makes it perfect for my skintone (warm autumn) and if layered lightly enough and blended, it could even be used as a highlighter.
Hello friends! As some of you will know I’ve been in Korea for the last couple of weeks, and now that I’m starting to get settled and have some time to sit down and write another post, I have to start getting ready to pack up and leave to Japan (!!!!!!!!!!) and then quickly get back to the US for another semester at university.
Ever since my mom and I finalised our plans to come to Korea, I stopped buying makeup (for the most part lol) because I was going to spend it all on stuff at Korea. And spend I did.
Today I’ll be talking about the Etude House Play 101 Stick in #12.
The Etude House Play 101 Sticks are versatile stick products in various shades that can be used for contouring, blush, and highlighting. I purchased two other sticks in brown for bronzing, but I’ve been using #12, which is a stick blush.
#12 is a blush pink with a hint of coral. It almost looks a bit peachy. I swipe a small bit onto my cheekbones and buff the edges out with my fingers, and the product blends out to give the face a gorgeous pastel pink glow. I usually don’t go for pale pink blushes like this, but this product blends out so that it looks like the colour is shining from underneath the skin. It gives the face a delicate girlish blush.
Powder blush is merciless to the dryness that comes during the winter months, so this creamy stick blush is the perfect solution. It’s also so soft and blendable that I had no problem using it, even though I’ve never tried stick blush or cream blush before.
The packaging is not the best, but it’s not bad either. It’s just a round stick, perfect for popping into your bag for the day, and the lid is tight enough so it won’t open in your bag and streak everything. When twisting the bottom, the product rattles a bit in the tube, but the product makes up for this tiny flaw.
I’ve said this before, but ColourPop lippies are always either too brown or too neon. In this case, Perky is a lot more brown-toned than it looks like in the tube. I’m okay with it, because it’s a gorgeous colour, but I’d describe Perky as more of a “warm pink-brown.”
I do like the formula, but I feel like I can’t really tell too much of a difference between Perky, Wild Nothing, Calypso, and Bumble. Next time I make a purchase from ColourPop I’m going to try to buy a more fun colour to make my collection more fun.
Hello friends! I’m so sorry it’s been so long since I last posted! I didn’t mean to just disappear into thin air. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks; I’ve been trying to get ahead with my schoolwork as opposed to catching up with it, and in the process I got a bit behind with blog stuff (ironic, isn’t it?). But I’ve got a couple posts lined up for you guys and I should be back to my regular posting schedule in no time!
But babble aside, as you can tell from the title, I’ve brought you some swatches of a eye shadow palette I’ve recently acquired!
It’s the Coastal Scents 120 Palette Two! (That’s a mouthful isn’t it?)
I’m going to be talking a bit about the palette, but if you don’t care about my prattle and would like to skip to the actual swatches, scroll down to the big Swatches heading!
Hello friends! It’s that time of the year again, and I’m super excited to get to dress up as something scary for Halloween! Today I bring you a bit of a dramatic look that I loved doing and I love seeing on myself, but that I would not wear on a normal day.
I call it the “dark enchantress” look because it just kinda looks like that, you know? And the makeshift circlet makes it look even more so. Let’s get on with it!
Primer: Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer, Inglot Matte Primer
Foundation: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation in 130 Natural Buff
Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light (today I didn’t put much effort into covering up my dark circles since it worked for the look)
Powder: Palladio Oil Absorbing Rice Powder
Bronzer: NYX Matte Bronzer in Light (today I accentuated my cheekbones more than usual, making them a bit more sharp to give myself a scarier look. If you want even more drama, you could shade your nosebridge to make it taller and more defined and the tip of your nose more pointy)
Eyebrows: Skinfood Choco Eyes Eyebrow Pencil in 03 Gray (today’s brows are thinner and more angled than usual to make an intimidating impression. Making the front of the eyebrows and the top darker than usual gives you a stern expression)
Eyeshadow: Naked 3 Palette in Nooner, Mugshot, Darkside, Factory, and Blackheart
For the eye makeup, I started with a base of a light matte brown, then applied a darker shimmery brown on the lower third of the lid and blended it out with a slightly lighter shade. Then I used the same darker shimmery brown to emphasize the outer corner of the eye, while blending the colour into the eye hole. Then I used a small amount of the black shade in the lower part of my lid and the outer corner of the eye and blended everything in.
Eyeliner: Sephora Wink-It Colourful Felt Liner in Little Black Dress (I made a slightly bigger wing than usual and drew in some small fake eyelashes in the outer half of my lower lash line)