Birds of a Feather: Warm Autumnal Matte Browns!

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Hello and welcome back to a much-delayed installment of Birds of a Feather, where I swatch a whole pile of similar colors next to each other! Today, in the spirit of September and the rapidly coming fall season, I broke out some of my favorite warm brown autumn shades. These are 99% matte shades.

These are primarily loose shadows, although I do show off my custom (massive) GlamTech palette of pressed shadows and swatch some of those too!

If you love pumpkins, firesides, coffee, butterscotch, oversized sweaters….. well this is the right place for you.

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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 butΒ still trying to figure out the best configuration for all my makeup and vanity things…. It’s hard when you have a small space! πŸ™‚

Today I have a big post for you:Β all my foundations and concealers swatched! I’ve never been properly matched at MAC, but from reading a lot (and I meanΒ 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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Birds of a Feather: Greens

It’s a Saturday swatch party at my place and everyone is invited πŸ™‚

I’ve had quite a backlog of my Birds of a Feather series that I’ve been meaning to post… so I’m procrastinating on packing for my move by playing with my makeup! Today I have jewels to show off: my emeralds! Now not all of these areΒ emerald, but these are my dark greens to my weird olives. I love green- it really helps show off the green in my hazel eyes. Alas, I rarely wear it as anything other than liner. I just can’t seem to get a fully green eye look to work on me! Any tips and tutorials from you guys would be loved ❀

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green indie eyeshadow collection

 

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AFK Crazy Random Happenstance Collection Swatches

Happy weekend everyone! I have a huge collection of eyeshadows, as you all know, so I have a backlog of swatches to post. I love swatching my whole collection and sharing it with you lovely people πŸ™‚

Today I have AFK Cosmetics’s Crazy Random Happenstance Collection. Unlike the Princess Bride collection that I previously reviewed, this is in their general catalogue and can purchased at any time!

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AFK Crazy Random Happenstance

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Femme Fatale Eyeshadow Swatches

If I could restart my eyeshadow collection from scratch… I might do it with only Femme Fatale! These eyeshadows are some of my top favorites of all time. Their pigmentation, blendability, and unique color selection outperform many indies and mainstream. IΒ highly recommend these.

Most of these areΒ Femme Fatale’s famous duochrome eyeshadows. I don’t own all of them (because there are some darker colors and greens I don’t really wear) but I own a big chunk of their lighter duochromes! Go ahead and read on; you’ll be wowed πŸ™‚

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Femme Fatale eyeshadows

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Birds of a Feather: Rose Gold & Gold Eyeshadow Swatch Fest

Happy Saturday! Sorry for the accidental week of absence. I was totally knocked out by a nasty winter virusΒ and was basically useless for a week. I’m feeling better now though, yay!

I have a long Saturday Swatchfest post for you, aka more of my Birds of a Feather series! Today it’s my many, many rose gold shadows and a few more metallic shades thrown in.

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rose gold eyeshadows

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Birds of a Feather : MLBB Lipstick Swatch fest

So, if you haven’t heard by now, MAC just released an “exclusive” shade called So Select for their ‘select’ members. Aka MAC really wants people to sign up for their new rewards program by tempting you in with a special lipstick. It’s genius marketing and the color definitely has me, a MLBB lover, especially interested. It’s described as a dusty rose, and HELLLOOO that’s one of my favorite things ever.

Except-
1) I’m on a lipstick no-buy because I already have quite a lot
2) it looks pretty darn dupable
3) honestly, it might not look good on me at all (it looks too warm/terracotta)

In the spirit of reminding myself what MLBBs I already own and which ones I love more than this mystery So Select color, I’ve swatched ALL my MLBB lipsticks, from My Lips But Peacher, to My Lips But Mauve-r.Β Welcome to Birds of a Feather: MLBB edition!

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MLBB lipstick comparisons

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