Look of Today: Femme Fatale Candied Apple, Prismo, and Shiro Little Bird, and Hello Waffle Ginger Kitties lip balm

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:

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Look of Today: Shiro Master of Whispers, et all

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“Secrets are worth more than silk or sapphires.”
-Varys

When I swatched Master of Whispers, I KNEW I had to do a look with it right away. Master of Whispers looks like a quiet, pale violet shadow at first glance, but with a closer look you see that it isn’t quite what it seems, with a fine gold shimmer to it, and though this isn’t listed on the website, I see a bit of pink in there as well. The shadow totally makes me think about how light on his feet and other worldly Varys is, and how at first glance he perhaps does not seem like much, but as you get a closer look you get drawn into the immense complexity of his character… and this shadow!

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Swatches and Review: Shiro Anniversary Sale Haul!

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OK, with those stupid gifs now out of my system, I  can now move onto more important things. Like smearing eyeshadow all over my arms for a few hours. This is a joy I would never have anticipated before I got into indies, and swatching my entire Shiro order was a pleasure that was a bit difficult to explain to my husband (who thankfully is understanding of the whole insanity in the first place, but fears a bit for our scotch tape supply). You are now forewarned that I went a little hog wild with photos of the shadows and blushes, because damnit, they are just so pretty! See for yourself!

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A Tutorial: Blue Tears and Orange Wings (kind of), PLUS Swatches from Shiro!

I was inspired by Rebecca Shores’ recent Color Theory for Makeup post (and honestly by all of her incredible looks), especially her ingenious use of pop colors in the inner eye corner. I wanted to do something that utilized this, utilized some bright, summery colors, and tested my lower eyelid shadow application. This coincided with a recent Reddit post from u/HobbitQueen that featured some killer suggestions for rocking statement blush. It occurred to me that since I have a camera, I could indeed take way too many pictures of my entire process of putting this stuff onto my own face, and that other people could perhaps do the same thing by looking at these too many pictures.

Thus, this makeup monsterpiece was born:

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