This week has been a bit of a whirlwind! I just finished an 11-day stretch of working, and have had great opportunities cropping up. It’s kept me from properly swatching my recent orders, but nothing can keep me away from taking a bit to play with some of them. Today I wanted something sweet and romantic, but with a slightly more classic edge to it. Pinks, wings, and red lips it is!
Once upon a time, there was a girl who would not touch green eyeshadow with a 30 foot pole. In fact, here is the very first green eye shadow look I ever did, I think:
Due to clerical errors that led to white-bread white skin+full sun+extended time, a full face will not be included for the betterment of the public. The authorities are looking into who would allow this oversight to happen, but in the meantime, as I am working through applying ungodly amounts of eyeshadow to my arms (I have finally convinced my husband that this is totally normal and that there is no need for alarm… mwahaha) I wanted to still provide an eye-only look for the day while approaching the shadows piecemeal.
A while ago, the beautiful (and enabling) Saskia from Pretty Trivialities suggested I consider Give Me $20 from Notoriously Morbid. I LOVE teal and mint in almost any shade, and although I don’t know they are the best colors for my complexion (maybe? who knows?), they can be pried from my cold, dead hands before I give them up. I am also an unrepentant taupe addict, and have been questing for more great neutral shades to wear to work. Thus, the following swatches were born:
Monday this week my summer season at work kicked into high gear. Serves me right that this also coincides with the mailman (ei. my love-hate relationship) bringing four orders I have been waiting on: Hello Waffle, Darling Clandestine, Femme Fatale, and Notoriously Morbid. Reviews and looks with all of these amazing products will be coming this next week, BUT in the mean time I did have some time to play around with some of the Femme Fatale shadows!
Like a fool, I almost didn’t order their Candied Apple shadow… but I am SO GLAD I DID. Observe:
I’ve been happily using my Fyrinnae Pygmy Hippo lip lustre since I received it mid-May, but of course the green-eyed makeup monster within me (in my mind’s eye it has razor sharp eyeliner wings and perfect brows) has driven me to covet that which I do not have… most specifically, I have been eyeing Meloncholy, because I can’t get enough of coral shades. Once I got that far, of course it only seemed practical to also pick up more pink-spectrum neutral-toned shadows, because I recently offloaded my Naked 3 palette after realizing that I love the conceptof it but just find that its shadows are too weak in their performance to validate a $54 palette purchase. This left a chasm! A gaping hole! Why not find other pink/taupe/bronze neutrals to help fill it? And, whelp… that’s how you place another Fyrinnae order. It just so happened that a BUNCH of my indie orders all arrived at once (Pumpkin and Poppy, Hello Waffle, and Darling Clandestine all showed up in my mailbox within 48 hours of each other), so I am in drunken indie product bliss at the moment, and I was so excited about these shades (especially Orangutan!) that I needed to swatch them right away.
Swatchy swatchy swatchin’!