Monday blues

So my laptop has had a terrible hard drive failure today which sadly means I’ve lost a bunch of photos I was getting ready to post for this week’s lipstick round-up as well as some EOTDs. WordPress on mobile isn’t the best experience so I’ll be taking a short break as my laptop is being repaired.

I went to Ulta on my way back from dropping my laptop off for repairs (therapy shopping, am I right?). I totally fell in love with the new UD liquid vice lipsticks. I only purchased Backtalk, since I love that one in the vice cream formula. I’ve been wearing it for the last four hours and so far so good!

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Urban Decay Vice liquid matte lipstick swatches

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Weekly Roundup : Jan. 15 – 22

So many lipsticks this week!! I’ve been really brutal about following the 100 Days of Lipstick challenge and taking photos, even when lighting isn’t ideal. Another one of my New Year’s resolutions was the idea of “finished, not perfect” across many aspects of my life. It’s useful for me to document my makeup looks, so even when the photos aren’t perfect I’m still posting them 🙂

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EOTD / Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Keeping with my 2017 makeup resolutions, I made sure to wake up extra early so I could do a look more complicated than my usual neutral grab & go.
This one isn’t so much an Eyeshadow Roulette (as I have yet to wrangle all my eyeshadows into a spreadsheet) but more of a color challenge! It’s a bit inspired by all those gorgeous warm toned Modern Renaissance looks that are everywhere nowadays!

Ignore how tired I look- it’s week two of my cold that won’t go away :/

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Happy 2017 & Makeup Resolutions

Happy omg-it’s-already-a-week-into-January ! I cannot believe how fast time has flown. Part of me wishes I had accomplished a lot more of my to-do list in 2016, but unfortunately I don’t have a time machine to go back and change things. I don’t like making hard-set new year resolutions, but for 2017 I’m really aiming to just get more done! Time always slips by faster than you’d like.

In makeup news, I have some interesting (and hopefully fun!) plans for 2017. In an effort to really appreciate my large and beautiful stash, I’ll be participating in a bunch of different makeup challenges. I invite you to join me in them 🙂

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Halloween Makeup Roundup – Five Looks from The Wicked & The Divine Comic Book

Happy November 1 everyone! Halloween is my favorite holiday yet I found myself this year with no solid plans and no costume! So what’s a girl to do? Whip out her makeup collection and make an awesome Halloween face 🙂

This year I took inspiration from one of my favorite comic series, The Wicked & The Divine. The makeup and outfits on the characters are all so unique, detailed, and bold. I channeled four of my favorite characters to created five cool looks perfect for Halloween.

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Shiro Cosmetics – Harry Potter Collection

Welp. Shiro Cosmetics has been EVERYWHERE this week.

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shiro cosmetics in the media

I mean, look at that! I can’t even screenshot it properly without zooming all the way out, and this is just from the past few days!

For those who, I dunno, don’t stalk reddit/indiemakeupandmore like I do, and aren’t insanely huge Harry Potter fans, maybe you hadn’t heard about this until just now…..

But yes, Shiro Cosmetics has an AMAZING Harry Potter line. They’re some of my favorite products from the brand, some that I use daily.

Just for your edification:

 

I HIGHLY, highly recommend these. The best bets across the board are: Amortentia lip gloss, White Chocolate Frog highlight (literally looks amazing on everyone I know, from NC10 to NW40), Constant Vigilance eyeshadow, and There’s No Such Thing As Magic eyeshadow (or custom lipgloss!)

Seriously, have fun and go nuts shopping.

BUT REMEMBER THIS REALLY IMPORTANT FACT: Shiro has literally gotten over a thousand new orders in the past few days. They’re a tiny indie company and everything is handmade. It will most likely take a month in turnaround-time to receive your order. 

I am strongly emphasizing that point because many people who have never shopped indies before are going to buy these and then not realize how long they have to wait. This isn’t Amazon or Target- this stuff is handmade and it’ll take a while for you to receive it, especially when they’re this overwhelmed.

But hey- I guarantee you’re gonna love it.

xoxoSwatchlette

Pale & Light Foundation and Concealer Swatches

Hello all!

It feels like it’s been forever since my last post. I’m 99% settled into my new apartment but still trying to figure out the best configuration for all my makeup and vanity things…. It’s hard when you have a small space! 🙂

Today I have a big post for you: all my foundations and concealers swatched! I’ve never been properly matched at MAC, but from reading a lot (and I mean a lot) on reddit MakeUpAddiction and PaleMUA, I would put myself in the NC5-10 ish range. I think I’m more of a true neutral than strongly warm or cool.

I keep buying new base products to try because gosh darn it! It’s so hard to find something that matches perfectly!

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pale and light foundation and concealer swatches

 

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