Adventures in Pressing: Introduction & Preliminary Results

*If you're interested in learning how to press your own, I've done my own tutorial here!*

Suffice to say, I blame Jill from Just Peachy for infecting me with the powder pressing bug. This post (and the others that will follow) are all due to her and her powder pressing series.

I've found myself needing space. Despite the fact that I haven't been purchasing a lot of cosmetics (little IMO over the last few months), stuff keeps piling up as I start rediscovering old favorites. I have a three drawer system with the first drawer spilling over in loose pigments plus a little basket next to me with more loose pigments. Space is getting limited and I started really looking at options.

Enter powder pressing or pressing your loose eyeshadows into pans and storing them in a palette. Now I'm not new to pressing loose pigments into pans (I used to be an avid MAC pigment presser with my square of denim and my quarters) but I am new to pressing mineral (Indie) pigments. Mineral pigments are a little different since you can't just use rubbing alcohol alone to press them.

Somehow I must have thought it was more complicated than it needed to be because it turns out all I needed to press mineral eyeshadows was a pressing binder to help hold the eyeshadows together. I purchased this kit from TKB Trading to get started. I specifically chose that kit because it came with 26mm square pans; they do offer several other kits with round pans but square pans would fit my palette better and be more economical.

I felt especially inspired to do some powder pressing after seeing this blog, Pressed Like Shadow. The person unfortunately doesn't seem to be active anymore, but those results are what I want my eyeshadows to look like.

I won't be talking about the process here since I shall do a separate tutorial/troubleshooting post in addition to testing if there are discernable differences to the eyeshadow before and after pressing. I do want to show you my results from my first and second trials though!

Here's the result from my first try. This is Darling Girl Cosmetics loose eyeshadow in Curious, about a petit jar's worth of eyeshadow (1/4 tsp). You can see how much of the pan it fills (not very much).


I liked it, but I thought the hetchmarks/embossing was a little blurry in the center of the pan. It turns out that I had forgotten to peel off the label on the tamping tool I was using so it diffused a little bit of my weight on the pan.

I removed the label and tried pressing again, this time using Sugarpill Cosmetics Goldilux Loose Eyeshadow. I measured out about 1/2 tsp of eyeshadow this time around and it filled up more of the pan. I think maybe 3/4 tsp may be enough to fill the 26mm pan.

My second try. The light obscures the hetchmarks a bit but I can assure you that they looked much better than the first try.


Needless to say, I've been bitten by the pressing bug. If you'd like to get more inspiration on powder pressing, be sure to check out Jill of Just Peachy's powder pressing tag! She shows off a few recipes, helps with some potential issues and is just a great resource for someone looking to condense and press their loose eyeshadows, powders, and blushes!

Do you press your indie eyeshadows or any of your loose eyeshadows? How about blushes or other powders?

When it's Dreary Outside FOTD

Although it saddens me to say it, California (specifically Southern California) does experience weather outside of sunny and warm days. We'll occasionally experience rain, wind (Santa Ana winds anyone?), and if you believe in it, (although you really shouldn't) earthquake weather. The last few days have been cold and yesterday was quite rainy which suited the winter weather.

In an effort to brighten up my day and combat the rainy weather, I did a winged liner with bright bright lips.



I'm getting better at using my Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner brush for winged liner. I used my Inglot gel liner which I like for its longevity but dislike for its quick drying time. It makes it difficult to fix the overall shape when it dries like iron on.





MAC Studio Sculpt NC30 Concealer mixed with Cover FX M30 as a spot concealer
Stila Self Adjusting Coral Blush

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer
Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 78
Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express WP in Glam Brown
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Maybelline EyeStudio Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown

MAC Girl About Town Lipstick

Wetlining using the Physicians Formula Eye Booster Clear Serum!

So I should start out this post by saying that Jill from A Crazy Peach is a certified genius. It was through this post that I figured out that I could use the Lash Boosting Serum (with my favorite brush tip) from Physicians Formula as a way to wetline with my pigments while using the brush tip that I like.

Technically, Jill wouldn't have gotten the Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liner and Clear Serum had it not been for should I be thanking myself?

I've gotten great results with using the clear serum as a mixing medium as you will with the brush tip. It's quite easy to use, all you do is dip the brush tip into the pigment and then mix it on the back of your hand until you get a consistency that you like. It shouldn't be too watery or dry, experiment until you get it to your liking.

I tried it with two different pigments, both Sugarpill pigments that I've enjoyed using as all over eyeshadows but have wanted to use as eyeliner. The brush tip on the Physicians Formula clear serum is quite firm and tightly packed together, even through thorough cleaning with water, it hasn't frayed or been stained by the pigments I've used.

With Sugarpill Royal Sugar Loose Eyeshadow


You can see that I can get a really precise line, the way I can with the Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liners in Ultra Black or Deep Brown.


With Sugarpill Goldilux Loose Eyeshadow. It seems quite light here for some reason but I imagine it'll pop much better when done over eyeshadow. Goldilux is quite glittery and it took a little more effort to clean the pigment out of the brush tip but with a little perseverance, I was able to remove it and it didn't damage the tip.



How do you like to wetline your pigments? I know that this isn't the most cost effective option but I do like the brush tip so I can justify the use! After the clear serum runs out, I should still be able to use the brush tip with a mixing medium, it just won't be flowing from the pen.

Edit: Herp derp, it might have been smart to actually show you a picture of what the Lash Boosting Serum looks like! I photographed it in the liner box but that's because I don't actually have the box for the clear serum.

Physicians Formula Lash Boosting Serum

Here's a close up on the tip. It's quite fine and precise and this is after I've cleaned it so it looks pretty pristine!

Physicians Formula Lash Boosting Serum

Experimenting with Lip Colors FOTN

I finally finished my test and quiz for the week but unfortunately have two more quizzes next week. I took a break tonight and wanted to have a little fun with a few of my lip colors as an excuse to not study.

This is Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Flirt over Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Pencil.


This is Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude lightly applied on the lips. Normally I find it to be too light for me but when it's gently blotted on like this, it actually looks quite nice on (In my opinion of course)


MAC Nitro:Licious 2046 Lipglass. A gorgeous red but I do want to compare it to MAC Russian Red because the two look so similar!


and my bare lips with just a bit of lip balm over top.


Here's a close up of my eyes. It was a little difficult to get a precise wing but it's nothing a little makeup remover on a q tip couldn't fix! I do adore the olive color though!



MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC30
Cover FX Powder FX in M40
Stila Custom Color Blush in Self Adjusting Coral

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Bare Minerals Big & Bright Eyeliner in Sage
Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Glam Brown
Maybelline EyeStudio Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown

I hope you guys have a nice weekend! Mine will be spent studying and missing the boyfriend because he's on a weekend trip until Monday.

Bronzy Bronze with a Touch of Blue EOTD

I recently rediscovered the two Barry M dazzle dusts that I got last summer while I was in England and so I wanted to do a look with them. As I was doing it, I decided to add in a bit of blue to round out a Ravenclaw eye look. Do ignore the glob of lash glue on the lashline and the lashes in general, I couldn't find the Ardell lashes that I've been using lately and opted for these ones instead. As usual, no closed eyed pictures because they didn't look good!





I'm hoping for this week to end soon. There's been a lot of drama within the community and I'd like for things to get back to the way they were. I also had school stuff this week, a test yesterday in my Swallowing Disorders class and a quiz tomorrow in my Assessment class. Is is spring break yet :(?

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Eye Primer
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue
Barry M Dazzle Dust in #38 Beige (I think this may be discontinued) in the inner 1/3rd
Barry M Dazzle Dust in #100 Brass in the middle of the lid
Aromaleigh Alohomora Eyeshadow in the outer 1/3rd
MAC Deep Truth on the lower lashline
e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Black on the waterline
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow as a transition color
Wet n Wild Brulee on the browbone
Maybelline Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown
Elegant Lashes in #747-XS

Rag Dolls Beauty Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

These were in the set of eyeshadows that I got as a gift from Kimmie Karma Love. I've been in a swatching mood lately (because they're easy to do and my Ottlite facilitates it) and I had been putting off swatching these so I gave them a try!

I got three colors: Once You Go Black, Unda Da Sea, and Salmon-Nilla. The names are punny but I don't think they're really creative and some are a little brash.

The eyeshadows do come with a sifter, but my jars didn't have any (like I said, Kimmie had them first!). There's no product amount listed in the specific listing (which is my biggest pet peeve) but I did see amount sizes listed in newer listings (apparently these have about 1 teaspoon of product?) These retail for $5.95.

Once You Go Black, Unda Da Sea, and Salmon-Nilla. I swatched these over Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer and these pictures were taken under my Ottlite.


A slightly blurry picture to show off the pink in Salmon-Nilla and Unda Da Sea


Once You Go Black: "a black, loose mineral eyechadow with tons of hologram glitter" I can sometimes forgive spelling errors but it's not hologram glitter, it's holographic glitter, the two terms aren't interchangeable. It looks really black on the swatch but it sheers out into a dark grey when on your eyes and the holographic glitter doesn't stick.

Salmon-Nilla: "a pale, salmon colored mineral eyeshadow with slight shimmer. Dual purpose, can also be used as a blush" Eh, was patchy on my lids but there was a pretty pink sheen to it.

Unda Da Sea: "a high shimmer, teal blue, loose mineral eyeshadow" This was the color I was most looking forward to of the three and I was so disappointed. So sheer on.

The eyeshadows themselves felt really silky and soft in the pot, but they just had no adhesion when applied to my lids. The eyeshadows also vary greatly in ingredients. Once You Go Black seemed to be just mica with glitter and I have to nitpick because the ingredients list for Once You Go Black has "Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Cosmetic Glitter". Saying Cosmetic Glitter doesn't mean anything since it's NOT an ingredient, the glitter is made up of actual ingredients like Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), it's not just "Cosmetic Glitter"

Salmon-Nilla does have a slew of base powders added but Unda Da Sea doesn't really look like it has any.

Needless to say, I don't like the eyeshadows. I tested them doing finger swiped swatches, brush swatches along with packing them to my eyes and they did not fare well at all.

Disclaimer: I received these eyeshadows as a gift from a fellow blogger. All opinions are my own and aren't affected by the fact that I got these as a gift!

Burning Heart Gradient EOTD

I'm sure this color combination has been done to death but that didn't prevent me from doing it anyway! I adore Love+, even though I don't always incorporate it into my looks. Red isn't always an easy color to shoehorn into most looks.

If you're looking for a fab set of basic matte rainbow colors, look to Sugarpill. I think they do it the best at a fantastic price. The Burning Heart Palette for example has a matte red, orange, yellow and a purple and if you get the Sweetheart Palette, it rounds out the rainbow with a green, blue, pink, and white.

Anyway, here are tons of open eyed pictures again because my closed eyed pictures didn't turn out that well! Do ignore the web of lash glue on my lashes!






Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer
Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette
- Buttercupcake on the inner 1/3rd
- Flamepoint on the middle 1/3rd
- Love+ on the outer 1/3
- Poison Plum in the crease and lower lashline
Urban Decay Naked as a transition color between the crease and browbone
Wet n Wild Brulee on the browbone
Maybelline EyeStudio Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown
Mystery Ardell lashes, sorry :X

Thoughts on the Indie/Indie Cosmetics Community

These thoughts have been bouncing around in my head for a while now and I feel the need to express them now. It's a mishmash of a whole bunch of thoughts that I've tried to lump together semi-coherently.

After reading and seeing the amazing response I got from my Lime Crime posts, it's made me more aware of the potential impact that my writing can have. It's also made me think about the responsibility I have to be as truthful and and ethical as I can for everyone (not that I didn't think that I didn't need to be before, it's just that my realization of it is much more acute now).

This is just my personal opinion but I've always felt that some people and bloggers will let some Indie Companies get away with some bad customer service (while still having good products) because they may know them on a more personal, friendly level. I know I have been guilty of this so I'm not pulling a holier than thou thing but I would not like to be that type of person at all anymore. I also think it's all too easy for people to take negative reviews way too personally, as if thinking negatively of a company means that it's a reflection of your thoughts on the person behind the company.

I said this on my twitter, but I absolutely despise the censorship that's developed because people fear the backlash that comes from a company's fans following a "bad" review. There's no excuse for glittermobbing or white knighting on the behalf of a company. That's it, end of story. To glittermob within the context of Indie Companies basically means to harass or attack someone for having specific feelings on an Indie Company. It can be due to your not agreeing with praise for a company that you don't like or for them to have a negative opinion on a company that you do like. I've seen glittermobbing time and time again (and I've certainly experienced it myself) and it's completely appalling that people will get so heated about someone not liking a company that they like or liking a company that they despise.

EDIT: I should note that while it's unfair, glittermobbing can reflect poorly on the company, even though the company and its owner may not have had a hand in what their customers say. This makes it that much more important for people to NOT glittermob. Disagreeing with someone is one thing, but I think no company owner wants to be associated with customers that think glittermobbing is okay. Unfortunately I've seen it where company owners help to perpetuate the drama and glittermobbing so it's certainly possible for owners to have a direct hand in the destruction of their reputation.

I've said this before, but what you do with your money is your business and what I do with my money is mine. If you want to buy and review a company that I don't like, then go right ahead. I know the lines can be blurred when someone is sent product but I think they still deserve some respect for their decision.

I should also note that I've felt there's been sort of an elitist attitude built up around buying exclusively Indie. I certainly understand supporting small businesses, which Indies are, but I don't necessarily think anyone should look down on others who don't only purchase from Indies. I've seen people say "this is nice but I only buy Indie" or "Indie is better, I can't imagine spending that much money on ___" and it's not an attitude that I like because I shouldn't have to feel bad because I make the conscious decision not to buy from a small business. It ties into what I said about how what you do with your money is your business and what I do with my money is mine. I choose to buy or use high end because I like it, it's not a slight towards any Indies or small businesses. There are things I like from higher end brands and I don't think any justification is needed. I can like both higher end brands and I can like small businesses/Indies, the two aren't mutually exclusive events. That being said, supporting small businesses/Indies is a good thing but much like high end products, they aren't the be all end all. There are some things Indies do better but not all.

I want to add in that while the tone of my post is generally critical of things within the community, I'd like to emphasize how much I do like Indie Companies. You can actually put a name and face to the company and the company itself isn't represented by some sort of faceless entity. I adore that these men and women are able to do what they want and work a job that they love, providing things that make so many people happy.

Thoughts on any of my ramblings words? Are there things you like or don't like about the Indie Cosmetics Community/Indie Community in general?

Turquoise and Brown EOTD

On a much lighter non-Lime Crime note, I'm redoing an amazing look I saw on Pinterest. (Original credit for the image here by Vivid Emotions Make-up). I'll include the promo image after my set of pictures. I loved the bright teal/turquoise on the lid with the transition to a smoked out brown. Not necessarily super complicated but very gorgeous.

My camera decided to freak out a bit and my pictures a little more red toned than usual (at least to my eyes!). Do ignore that. Unfortunately none of my closed eyed pictures looked good so here's a barrage of open eyed photos!





The camera muted the turquoise a bit so here's an extra picture with my Ottlite to show off the turquoise better!


and here's the awesome look that I copied/redid! Credit goes to Vivid Emotions Make-up! As you can see, she did a much better job!

vivid emotions makeup

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer
Inglot DS 504 Eyeshadow on the lid, lower lashline, and on the waterline
Wet n Wild I Heart Matte 8 pan
- Brown Eyeshadow in the crease
- Black Eyeshadow as a transition color
- Skintone color as a highlight
Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow as a transition between the crease and highlight
Maybelline EyeStudio Master Shape Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brown
I apologize, I can't recall which lashes these are!

Lime Crime, you still haven't learned anything

Oh LimeCrime, I'm pretty sure this isn't the best way to address the controversy surrounding the Chinadoll campaign. I'll address the blog post she just wrote further down but there's a bit of baiting on Doe's part that I want to cover.

addressing the haters at its worst
Image screencapped from

It's nice to see that they're more concerned with selling their palettes first then addressing all the controversy surrounding it. Way to passive aggressively bait all the people who have felt so offended by the palette. I'm not offended just for kicks and I'm not hating on the brand just for kicks either so the fact that I and others are getting brushed off is ridiculous.

lime crime awful defense

These tweets by the Lime Crime Twitter were in response to these two tweets, this and this. @OutinaPout said this best, "Aladdin is a retelling of traditional Arabic folk stories, so historical costume is warranted. Not an apt comparison" and I have to agree with that. In what way is Lime Crime's stereotypical description "Don't let her milky skin, pouty mouth and flushed cheeks fool you; underneath the poised facade, there lies a heart of a tigress..." somehow on the same level as a Disney film.

I mean come on, really?

Someone needs to take the wheel of this PR nightmare.

I had written this post last night before they had written a blog responding to the controversy so I'll address the blog now. I took screencaps of the blog post which you can find here but didn't include the pictures attached, however you can see the pictures there.
doe's response part 1
Okay first off, I wasn't offended because it referenced China, I was offended because it was done so in a lackluster and lazy way. Referencing a culture 100% and fully isn't what we're saying, we're saying that you should do it in at least a respectful way!

doe's response part 2
Chinadoll is a character? "Don't let her milky skin, pouty mouth and flushed cheeks fool you; underneath the poised facade, there lies a heart of a tigress..." What kind of character is this?

doe's response part 3
Oh for Christ's sake. Did she miss the part where she describes the "Chinadoll character" in terms of having milky skin, a pouty mouth with flushed cheeks with the heart of a tigress? Many people have spoken out that the qualities she writes are in fact associated with the "China doll" stereotype of Asian people and just because it's not associated with any race in her opinion doesn't mean it actually isn't to others! Saying that she can never be, will never, be stereotyped is a little ridiculous to say when she's referencing stereotyped beliefs.

doe's response part 4

Did Doe miss the next few lines in the definition where it says:

"It describes acculturation or assimilation but can imply a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture. It can include the introduction of forms of dress or personal adornment, music and art, religion, language or social behavior. These elements, once remover from their indigenous cultural contexts, can take on meanings that are significantly divergent from, or merely less nuanced than, those they originally held"

I should also note that Doe has said she's read my blog post but I think she may have missed out this vital paragraph that I had written at the top of my post.

"I should preface this by saying that there's nothing wrong with learning about and enjoying another culture. I'm certainly not saying that other people can't be inspired by other cultures or in this case, that non-Asians/outsiders can't enjoy, appreciate, or be a part of an Asian or outside culture. We wouldn't be aware of other cultures if it weren't for people outside the culture seeking to study and learn about it and for members of the culture to want to inform others. Cultures are all different and they're meant to be appreciated for their differences."

She's completely missing the point when she says that the "notion is a little silly". It's other peoples' cultures, they should at least have the right to be offended or bothered when someone appropriates their culture, especially if they're doing it in a bad way. People who are hurt or offended by cultural appropriation aren't saying "You can't do this because you're not ___" it's "You shouldn't profit from my culture considering what we go through". Please read this article about cultural appropriation and how it discusses the concept of whether it's an homage or an insult along with this article on how to NOT culturally appropriate when you wear costumes.

Selling Native American headdresses when they're a revered part of the culture or selling clothing "inspired" by the Navajo is cultural appropriation at its worst. (This is referencing Urban Outfitters' attempt to profit from the Navajo)

Like I said, I don't believe that you have to be ___ to enjoy ___. Putting people into social roles is ridiculous.

doe's response part 5
Like I said above, there's nothing wrong with being inspired by a culture or inspiring another, but there is a fine line between inspiration and appropriation. Letting a dominant culture borrow from a minority culture and allowing them to do it in a piss poor and ignorant way is NO WAY to solve racism, bigotry, and misanthropy. In fact, it would just make it worse by perpetuating false beliefs and thoughts on the appropriated culture. It is a common for people think geishas were prostitutes because authors and others who culturally appropriated them portrayed them that way. That's not exactly what they were so I don't think that's an example of solving racism, bigotry or misanthropy.

Saying "I'm not going to kill her just because it makes some people uncomfortable -- that would require sacrificing my artistic integrity and sending a radical message I don't believe in to the community" is such a slap to the face to people who have expressed their legitimate opinions and thoughts to the company.

So you're not going to take down the campaign image because it's would require "sacrifice" on your part and that it'd send a racial message to the community? What radical message is that, that you understand why it offends people so you'll do the right thing and alter it or take it down so it doesn't offend others? That apparently requires sacrifice?

So you don't believe that if you culturally appropriate in a negative way and offend as a business owner, you have the responsibility to ensure that your potential customers and others out there aren't offended? You're honestly more concerned with making money?

This is utterly ridiculous. I don't think I will dedicate any more space on my blog to this bullshit. It's nice to know that she doesn't understand why we feel this way and wants us to deal with it because she'll do it any way she wants to. Honestly, how hard would it have been to cancel the campaign and apologize because really, I haven't seen any of that.

Whether it's offensive or not.

Thank you to everyone who's read, comment, retweeted, and retumblred my posts on the matter. Getting the attention of Hyphen Magazine and the Empowering Women of Color Conference is something that you guys managed to do! I wish this had a better outcome.

I know people will say that I can't ever be satisified with what Doe Deere/Lime Crime does but that's because they haven't done ANYTHING satisfactory regarding this. Apologizing and retracting the campaign is apparently too hard to do.

EDIT: Thanks to awesome commenters, they basically reminded me that I never posted about what I thought Lime Crime should do in response to the controversy. I had written this as a reply to someone but never put it in a post. I hope it'll be useful to read what I thought should have happened.

"I actually considered what she was going to ask me when she first messaged me and from that I talked it over a little bit with my boyfriend to postulate what was possible to do at this point (a little under a month before the palette's release and I understood that from a business standpoint, she wasn't going to withdraw the palette.

I know with MAC with the Rodarte Collection, they decided to not release the products at all and they took a financial hit but I know they're large enough to absorb the loss. Lime Crime on the otherhand, I knew was not going to be able to do that.

I thought that she might have asked me what she could have done and after giving it some thought I would have liked if she dropped the campaign and apologized, for real. It's late in the game to completely abandon the product and not cost effective to try to reprint new labels"

I should specify that at the minimum, I would have liked to see the "Don't let her milky skin, pouty mouth and flushed cheeks fool you; underneath the poised facade, there lies a heart of a tigress..." removed from the campaign along with a rewrite of the description for the Chinadoll look.

One last thing I want to add is that if you want to purchase from Lime Crime, then it's your prerogative. I can't tell you not to shop from a company that I personally don't like, I only seek to educate others about who it is that they're supporting when they make a purchase. Whether you shop from there or not, it's your money. Use it how you want to.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette Swatches and Review

I'm not sure why it took me so long to properly swatch and review this palette when it's the standout 8 pan of the Wet n Wild permanent ones. I've been steering myself towards neutrals (with the exception of my Sugarpill Flamepoint, I don't think I can ever tire of a matte bright orange) and this is an excellent neutrals palette for anyone looking for one on the cheap.

I also put in MAC dupes that Temptalia found!


All were swatched over Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer and taken under an Ottlite.

This is the left column from top to bottom.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

Browbone: This is a pretty yellow beige eyeshadow. This is frosty though so I can't say that it's the best as a highlight. This is apparently close to MAC Ricepaper

Eyelid: This is a pretty peachy pink eyeshadow, also excellent and close to MAC Jest.

Crease: This is a darker golden brown and it's close to MAC Soba

Definer: Of the four eyeshadows, I'd have to say the bottom color (the blackened red) was the worst of the four because it's a little dry/hard and not much of the red shows through. This is close to MAC Smut.

This is the right column.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

Browbone: I'm not good enough at describing colors but this is close to Urban Decay's Ruthless.

Eyelid: This is a spring green, close to MAC Juxt.

Crease:Much like the first column, the blackened olive is a little drier and harder than the other four.

Definer: This is the standout shade, a brown/blue duochrome. It's an amazing dupe for MAC Blue Brown pigment!

Here's it applied over black eyeliner so you can see how strong the duochrome is.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Blue Brown Dupe

Do you own any of the Wet n Wild 8 pans or trios?

Boys Before Flowers EOTD

I did this look in between watching episodes of the Korean drama, Boys Before Flowers. I got completely sucked into it late Sunday night and stayed up until 5am watching it. I did this look in the midafternoon while enjoying more Boys Before Flowers, I'm currently on the 16th episode!

There aren't enough hours for Korean drama watching, especially during the school week!


I got the lashes a bit off kilter but it's close enough!



Happy Valentines Day by the way! Celebrate it with the ones you love, be it fur baby or significant other, or family!

Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer
Sleek Original Palette-The 3rd from the left color in the bottom row in the inner corner and bottom inner lashline, and the 3rd from the right color in the bottom row on the middle lid and the lower middle lashline
Sleek Storm Palette- The far left color on the bottom row in the outer corner and the lower outer lashline and the 3rd from the left color on the top row in the crease as a transition color
Wet n Wild Brulee as a brow highlight
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liner in Deep Brown
Maybelline EyeStudio Master Shape Brow Pencil in Deep Brown
Elegant Lashes in #747-XS