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Future Haul? BUY ALL THE THINGS!!

As I previously posted, I went to Ulta the other day and I had myself a good ol’ time.  I spent a lot of time in the Urban Decay section.  Now these are things that are currently out and aren’t entirely big news, but because I’ve been living under a financial rock for a while, I’m finally getting out to play so they are new-ish to me because while I’ve seen them, I’ve never tried them.  🙂  I also don’t always like to call things a “haul,” because to me that suggests that you bought a TON of stuff, and I KNOW I don’t have money like that, so maybe we’ll call this my Makeup Wishlist or something.

First up is the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette.  Now there has been some disturbance in the beauty world about this palette.  I watched videos online where people weren’t sure, some loved this palette, some didn’t, people just seemed really divided.  When I first saw that this would be released I was excited, but unsure because I do have both the Too Faced Chocolate Bar and Sweet Peach palettes, so I have neutrals.  So I had to ask myself if I wanted more.  I’ve actually cooled off from Too Faced just a bit for the time being because as much as I love them, they do a lot of neutral palettes, and I don’t need 50 of them, lol. But I swatched the Heat palette and I was straight up SHOOK.  The metallics in this palette will slap you in the face with intensity, and up close, I realized that these really were warm neutrals, versus the more tame neutrals that Too Faced has in their palettes.  I feel like I can buy the Naked Heat and know I’ve got something different from what I already own.

The next thing I played with worth mentioning is the Urban Decay Heavy Metal palette.  This one is fun.  It’s got pretty jewel tones on one side, and shimmery neutrals on the other.  The girl that helped my friend and I out while we were there, showed us that you can also layer the Moondust shadows over top and I just about fell out in the store, lol.  I’ve also been wanting some of the Moondust singles and the palette, so hopefully I can get the palette before it disappears.  On its own, it’s pretty but not entirely eye-catching, but my eyes were opened to new possibilities of being sparkly AF, and my desire to get the Moondust palette as well, has been re-ignited, too.

I also played with most of the Urban Decay Heavy Metals glitter liners.  OH.  MY.  GOD.  Did I tell you I was probably a magpie in another life?  I probably was.  I love sparkle.  I love glitter.  These were SO incredibly pretty, and I must have all their sparkly goodness!!  There were also some shimmery Vice lipsticks that I’m going to need in my life.

The last thing I played with was the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette, and actually also the Morphe Fall into Frost palette.  I’ve never tried anything by Morphe before, and I kept seeing the Jaclyn palette on Instagram.  The shades that drew my eye were in the bottom left corner, the purples and blues.  I wasn’t sure if I’d want a palette for like 5 colors, but this bad boy…  Sweet Jesus.  I didn’t understand the hype Morphe at all… UNTIL THEN.  The colors were INCREDIBLY pigmented, and I got the Fall into Frost palette for my friend that I was there with, which was equally as pretty, and I have already informed her that Imma need to borrow that one at some point.  If you’re not familiar with the Fall Into Frost Palette, you can check out what it looks like, here.

Will I actually get all of this stuff?  Well it might take me a little while because that’s a LOT of makeup that isn’t cheap, lulz.  But I’m going to do my best to get some of these beauties.  And when I do, you’ll be sure to see me use them at some point! Thanks for reading, see you next time! ❤

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Mini-Ulta Haul!!

I love Ulta. ❤  I don’t know about you guys, but I find myself able to spend hours in there, lol.  That’s usually the case when I go with my friend Jess.  We moseyed over there yesterday, and I picked up a few things.

Ulta Haul

*Cue Hallelujah Chorus*

  • Ulta brand Rainbow Highlighter:  I’ve been wanting a rainbow highlighter for the longest time, even though I’ve only just recently bought the ABH Aurora, which is the first highlighter anything ever that I’ve owned.  Bitter Lace Beauty did it first, and I still want to get my hands on something of theirs to try out, but a friend I know that works for Ulta said that this one is pretty good.  I might do a future post with my first impressions. 😀
  • Tony Moly Sheet Masks:  I’ve never tried anything Tony Moly before, so I will definitely be reviewing these!  I’ve heard good things about this brand, too!
  • Nyx Cosmetics Glitter Primer:  The first glitter primer I ever tried was actually by Too Faced and I loved it, but I wanted to try another alternative that was less expensive (this was about $5.99, I believe).  We’ll see what happens!
  • Nyx Cosmetics Loose Glitter:  I think I have one of these in silver already, that I’ve yet to use.  This one is an absolutely GORGEOUS dark iridescent purple.  You know I’m gonna have a field day.  XD
  • Too Faced Melted Latex in Unicorn Tears!!!!!!  I did not actually buy this one.  When I met my friend up at the store, she greeted me with a surprise!!  I nearly cried, lol. In fact, I wanted to ugly cry, I was so happy.  I had been stalking the Too Faced website and been to Sephora a few times because I knew they were supposed to get it, but hadn’t been able to find it yet, and I decided I’d rather buy it than order it when it was finally available on the website for TF.  I’ve already tried this out and plan on doing a first impressions on it very soon!

I played with a lot of stuff  while I was there, too.  I’m thinking about doing a post about stuff I plan on buying.  I don’t know what kind of haul that is.  I’ve heard of hauls for things you did purchase, and anit-hauls for stuff you aren’t getting, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a future haul?  So if that’s not a thing, Imma make it a thing for me, lulz.  Thanks for reading, I’ll be back soon! ❤

Makeup Love: Karity Unicorn Dreams Palette First Impressions

Unicorn and holographic stuff is pretty big right now, and has been for a while.  And honestly, even after the trend dies, I’ll still be into it because I just love the aesthetic, and I love color.  It’s happy and pretty, and bright/pastel colors are always mood lifters.  😀  As I mentioned once before, I’m finally working regularly again, so I decided to get myself a new shadow palette.

SO CUTE!!!

I’ve seen Karity’s ads a lot in Instagram, but I think it might have been my friend Tona that first told me about them.   I was intrigued with their products, and while this particular palette isn’t the one I had originally planned to get, when I saw it, that was all she wrote. ❤  I’ve seen a couple of reviews on YouTube about this particular palette, and I watched them to help me determine whether or not I really wanted to buy it, and the two I watched looked pretty good, so I decided to give it a shot.   The packaging is very cute, I love the holo unicorn on the cover, and the nice lavender color.  The palette goes for $25 on their website, and if you’re interested in buying it, you can get it here.  Now let’s open this up!

The palette has 15 shades in it.  There are five matte shades, and the rest seem pretty satin, except for Forbidden, which seems to be a glittery matte.  Gallop is not a matte.  It’s not quite a satin or shimmer either, so I don’t know that would classify as, in terms of the finish.  It’s very unique, having a sort of iridescent look in the light.  Let’s get into the swatches!  I did these without any primer on my arm.

The strongest colors in the palette are Mystical, Mane, and Believer.  Pure, the first color in the palette, I didn’t feel showed up all that well.  I could see it, but needed to build it up a bit.  I think it might actually be pretty pigmented, but somehow just comes out kind of muted against my skin tone.  Forbidden showed up a lot more when I took the swatch photo, than I felt it did in real life, but it is pretty, and can see it being a transition color, I guess.  Overall, I really love this palette, and the formula seems pretty good.  There is probably going to be some fallout with some of the satin shades, but in my limited experience with shadows like that, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t any.  Something I will say about this palette, is that I kind of wish the pinks had been more of a truer pink, these are kind of rosy. And while they are gorgeous, I’d just like to have seen pinks that are still pastel, but more of a true pink.  I’ll do a look with this palette in the coming days, thanks for reading!! ❤

*I have since done a look with this palette and will be doing a blog post on it very soon!*

 

 

Makeup: Pastel Goth

I love experimenting with different looks.  I’ve never considered myself a goth by any means, but I dig all kinds of alternative/quirky styles and aesthetics.  I’ve been wanting to to attempt a pastel goth look for a little while now, and finally did the other day.  I took to Pinterest and found a lot of interesting ideas, and ultimately just decided to try and make something up.  It’s a nice, toned down look that I would definitely wear on an every day basis (if I wore makeup every day, lol).

For this look, I used…  A bunch of stuff. XD  I mixed and dipped in different palettes to figure out what colors would work best.  The ones I ended up using were:

  • The huge Elf shadow palette
  • The Absolute! Perfect 18 palette
  • Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette

Palettes

I don’t have a matte color palette, yet.  Much less one with true pastel colors in it, but I did what I could with what I do have. 🙂  If anyone has any recommendations for any (other than Kat Von D, I know she’s got one, but I don’t know if you can still get it or not), feel free to leave a comment below!

I tried to get a little creative with my winged liner, and brought it in on to the corner of my lid, a little bit.  It’s a work in progress, but I thought it was kinda cute!

Because I wanted that kawaii/pastel goth look, I paired this with my favorite lavender wig by Arda Wigs.  On my lips is the Nyx Cosmetics Liquid Suede in “Alien,” along with some purple shadow either from the Elf palette, or the Absolute, dabbed on to my bottom lip.  I don’t remember which palette I took the color from.

And here’s the finished result with my wig:

And then when I took the wig off:

Pastel 3

I actually really liked how I looked without the wig on, with this makeup.  I’ll definitely have to rock it in the future!  Luckily the shadows on my eyebrows came out kind of dark, so somehow it still works, lol.  I just ordered the Karity Unicorn Dreams palette with pastel shades in it, so I can’t wait to try it out and talk about it!  Thanks for reading, see ya next time! ❤

 

Makeup Love: ABH Aurora Glow Kit

Alright, first thing’s first:  I don’t use highlighters, lol.  I have nothing against them, I just don’t really know how to use them, and I’m not sure if I’ll even look right with a highlight, but this palette stole my little heart.  I’m not sure when this came out specifically, but I swatched it for the first time around my birthday, which was back in June, at Sephora.  I pretty much lost my damn mind in the middle of the store. I didn’t get it then, because I wasn’t sure what all I wanted to get with my birthday money, but I swore to the heavens above that I was going to get this palette because the shimmer and sparkle was LIT (see what I did there?  Lulz).

I’m finally working regularly again, so I finally went to Ulta to get my precious:

ABH Aurora

YASSSSSSS!!

Let’s get into the colors and see some swatches! First off, here are the colors:

ABH Aurora 2

And now the swatches:

ABH Swatches

I think my favorite shade in here is Orion.  It’s just such a gorgeous iridescent blue.  Lyra and Eclipse kind of look similar to me, but they are still beautiful.  The only one that’s kind of funny to me as a highlighter is Spectra.  I see purple and I’m not sure how to envision that as a highlighter, but since I consider myself a makeup noob anyway, what do I know?  Hahaha.  I’ll have to do some googling and see how people used that one.  I like the pigmentation so far.  We’ll see what happens when I use them in a look!

Will I use this palette for its intended purpose?  Well, I’m gonna try.  The more likely scenario is that I’ll use it as an eye shadow palette.  But, since I’ve been working on a Lunar Fairy cosplay, I’m going to TRY to see if I can come up with a look to incorporate  this as a highlighter.  We’ll see what happens!  Whichever way I end up using it, I plan to GLOW UP! ❤  Thanks for reading!

 

Makeup: Galaxy Eyes

What’s up, everyone!  It’s been a little bit, and I apologize!  Life’s been hectic, but now I can get back to keeping up with things!  Let’s get right into it!  I’ve been wanting to do a galaxy inspired eye look for a while, and finally took the time to do one, the other day. There are different styles, I chose something off of Pinterest to try to recreate.

I used my Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette, and the colors Gossip, Minx, Delirious, and Iced.

Galaxy

I didn’t do a picture tutorial for this one (I’m sorry!), but I started with Gossip and blended that into my crease.  I made sure to blend it upward so that the  pink would be seen.  Next, I took Delirious into my crease as well, blending it into Gossip just a bit, and downward onto my lid.  After that, I took Minx and put that on the rest of my lid, making sure to blend.  It was cool to use some of the darker colors in this palette.  They are super pigmented!  While Minx looks like it has a satin finish in the palette, I felt it looked more matte on my eye, so I took the color Iced and patted some over Minx to help bring out the color, and also give a “starry” look.  I forgot to high light it, but I also took Platonic  on my lower lash line a little bit to help line my eyes, and Iced in my inner corner.

For lashes, I used some eBay roulettes, and on my lips I used the Too Faced Melted Metals lippie in the color Metallic Violet.  Lash and gloss

Now that I finally have one of the Too Faced Melted lip colors, I’ll do a comparison between it and some LA Girl glosses I have, in a future post.  I love this color though, it almost looks iridescent, it’s so pretty!  Here’s the final result.  I couldn’t get the best lighting that day, I don’t know what was going on, lol.  Thanks for reading! ❤

 

Makeup: Gothic Blues

Lately I’ve been wanting to play on the more gothic/pastel goth side of makeup.  I like to try and figure out what kind of looks I can pull off because I’ve got kind of a full baby face, so I feel like when it comes to edgier looks I need to push the envelope while understanding that there is stuff my face just can’t do, lol.  There will be a lot more experimentation coming, and I’m pretty pumped about it.

The other day, I decided to play with more blues, because as much as I like the color I don’t wear a lot of it, makeup-wise. I also got a new black lip color that I wanted to play with, and this was the result:

Blue Makeup

I used my ever-wonderful Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette to play with mah brows, and those are the colors Mean, Hatter, and Blindsided, in that order.  I love doing colored brows, it’s rather sassy. ❤

When I do the wilder looks I ask myself “how extra do I feel like being today?” XD  The answer this time was we’ll keep it to the brows and the lips, because I don’t know what this is gonna look like when I’m done.  So I used a couple of brown shades from my Too Faced Chocolate bar on my eyes for a wee bit o’ shade.  I took Iced from the Full Spectrum and planted that in my inner corners.  The color on my lips is a Nyx Liquid Lip Suede in the color Alien.

Something else I’d been wanting to try, was layering an eyeshadow over a lip color.  Since I was doing blue, I took one of my Colourpop Super Shock pigments in the color Coconut and dabbed that over it.  I really wanted it to be a gradient color between the black and blue but somehow the blue overtook the whole thing, but it still looked pretty, so I went with it. 🙂  I was all kinds of tickled over the pretty, and I’m going to be trying this out with other color combos in the future.  The lashes I used were more of my lovely eBay roulette lashes, and the wig is an eBay roulette as well that I had wanted to use a while back for my Onimusha Soul Morrigan cosplay (that I still need to finish *whistles*), but once I got it the colors were NOT gonna work with what I had in mind so not it’s just whatever.  It worked nicely for this once I had a concept envisioned.

I loved this look both ways, but the blue lips definitely popped more.  Thanks for reading, see ya soon! ❤