Morphe 25C look

Morphe continues to hold a special place in my heart as the first eyeshadow brand I used.

I’ve only kept four eyeshadow palettes, which is still probably three too many, and I try to make it a point to take these out every now and then.

Tonight I decided to dip into 35C to play with some colors

The mattes in this palette are amazing. They blend well, wear well and have nice pigmentation. Some of the shimmers/metallics are also gorgeous. They’re super buttery and have great pigmentation. Some of the shimmer/metallic are a little powdery and lackluster.

Here is an example of both:

In the left I used Harper, a nice, chocolatey, bronze metallic that goes on smoothly with great opacity in one swipe.

On the right side, I used Sydney. This is a firetruck red with a sheen finish. It’s probably not actually “firetruck” red but for some reason it reminds me of firetrucks from childhood books so, that’s what I’m calling it.

Which look do you prefer?

Who else sits around randomly using makeup just to play with it? Its my favorite thing to do late at night when I should be sleeping, lol.

2023 Goals and Natasha Denona 28 Green-Brown palette look

This is hands down my most expensive eyeshadow palette. I purchased it a couple of years ago when ND had a 50% off sale for Black Friday, still making it a costly palette.

I already had a few of her palettes when I bought this one and was familiar with the formula. I was excited to have the palette but since then I haven’t used it much – not surprising given the amount of eyeshadow palettes I have!

In 2022 I really focused on not purchasing as many palettes as I previously did, in fact, I haven’t even purchased the latest ND palette, Retro Glam Palette.

For 2023 I want to refocus on panning my existing palettes so between now and the end of the year I’ll be choosing a few palettes to focus on and the ND Green Brown palette is the first one in the list.

I used it for a few days last week to start it going and I’ve really been enjoying the looks.

As you can see, I paired it with the new Colourpop Muppet Christmas palette to make a more colorful look.

I love the blue green shift of Cloudy Blue and I think it went perfect with th blue in the Colourpop palette

What do you think of this look and what are some of your beauty 2023 goals?

Colourpop SSS Cookies n’ Cream

Colourpop Cookies n’ Cream is part of their new Feels Like Magic SSS vault (November 2022).

It has a black base with green-gold glitter and is the ultra-glitter formula.

I didn’t use a base or glitter primer to apply this and you can see there are some patchy spots. I went over the area three or four times. I waited a few seconds between the last and second to last layer which I should have done between the first and second layer.

I think it is possible to wear this without a base but it would probably pop more with a dark base.

I found it a little difficult to remove just using a makeup wipe which I would normally not use other than in between these swatches. I didn’t get any glitter fall out but I only wore it for a few minutes.

It doesn’t look like this shade is available outside of the vault.

Colourpop SSS Monstera

I would like to start off by tipping my hats off to Colourpop for naming this beautiful green shadow after a popular house plant. I don’t know if that’s true but I’d like to think it is, haha.

This is a gorgeous dark olive green with green-gold glitter. The formula is ultra-glitter.

I love this green/gold color. It did take a few layers to build up to an even application but I think it could be worn on its own. I think this would benefit from being used over a glitter glue but as it is, I found it a little difficult to remove using only a makeup wipe.

As of December, 2022 it is not available outside the Feels Like Magic SSS vault.

Colourpop Salvaje

Here’s a look using Colourpop’s limited edition palette Salvaje, a collab with singer Becky G.

The palette came out in 2018 and was not the standard quality for Colourpop shadows but even now (don’t judge me) the shadows still apply and blend nicely.

I used NYX glitter primer on my lid under the shimmers, which I do with all shimmers I use, and I used Colourpop Mamacita lip liner as eyeliner to darken the lash line.

Colourpop SSS Vol 2 Pug Life

Here’s a quick look using Colourpop super shock shadow Pug Life.

I had to build up the color with a couple of layers but I didn’t used a base or glitter primer.

I used Nomad Cosmetics FĂȘtes de Provence for the mattes in the look

Side note: I’m not sure what it is about these Nomad palettes but I’ve found them the easiest to use when it comes to pastel and cool toned colors. They’re so pigmented and easy to blend without fading away. I don’t know if it’s the formula or my comfort level but I would highly recommend them!

Colourpop SSS Vol 1

As I go through all my makeup, I’d like to have somewhere to reference color swatches and quick eyeshadow ideas. I figured uploading them here is as good a place as any :).

I used Snap Dragon for the base, definitivamente had to revive this one with some Duraline

I know the proper way of reviving these is to break them up and repress them using Duraline but ain’t nobody got time for that, so I just add a drop on top and get the pigment. I’d also like to add that the SSS already have a nice staying power but with Duraline they tend to be a little harder to remove.

Obvi is an ultra-glitter that doesn’t have a lot of pigment, so I used it over Snap Dragon

I finished it off using Maybelline Lasting Drama Matte eyeliner in 910 Jade Olive. I’m impressed at how smooth and pigmented this eyeliner showed up despite not being used in a while

I hope these posts are also useful to others :)!

Colourpop Makeup Look V2

I have a large collection of Colourpop palettes and singles that I’ve put in an X-Large palette that I like to bring out every now and then to try new color combos.

For this look I used the following shadows

These are all from the Getting Fresh palette. I like swatching the shadows I use individually in case someone wants to use the same, or similar, colors but don’t have Colourpop shadows. I love the formula of CP’s shadows and these have great pigment and blend nicely.

George Michael (puppy) saw me put on makeup and was instantly excited thinking we were going out, lol.

I’m definitely feeling rusty when it comes to blogging but I continue to try to be consistent with it.

I hope this look inspires your own and if it does I’d love to see it! IG handle is asquard :).

Colourpop Gotta Agate Look

I haven’t written up a full face of makeup in a while so here goes

Derma-E Ferulic Acid Resurfacing Pads and Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment *
Sunday Riley CEO Afterglow *
Ole Heineken Banana Bright SUN-KISSED Face Primer *
Tatcha The Silk Canvas Filter Finish Protective Primer and The Pearl Eye Treatment in Soft light*
Colourpop : Gotta Agate, Pretty Fresh in Medium 95N, Growth Flirt SSC and Drop of a Hat SSH
REFY Sand cream bronzer
Wet n Wild Incognito concealer in Light Honey
Natasha Denona Invisible HD Face Powder in 01 light medium for my undereye area and
Almay Loose Finishing Powder in 200 light/medium for all over
Essence lash princess Volume and Curl mascara
Brow Gal The Pencil in Medium Brown 04

Something else I haven’t done in a while is post unfiltered pictures (which these are)! I do have a ring light on for lighting which I know can soften features but, I haven’t felt this confident in my skin in a long time!

How have you been feeling these days?

*some products were provided complimentary with no obligation to post or use