GUYS. GUYS. My first package from my IndieMakeupAndMore came. And it was from SHIRO! My wonderful partner, Brikitty, made some perfect choices and I am very excited to share it for my 50th post. Come on in!
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:
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:
“Secrets are worth more than silk or sapphires.”
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!
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!
This is a quick one!
Birds and sun woke me up a bit earlier this morning, so I was able to play around a bit before schlepping off to work! The result of my extra time was getting to know Fyrinnae’s Work Safe Blue a bit better, which I have been enamored with from first swatch but haven’t had a chance to really use with yet. After my lackluster comments of Shiro Punch Punch Pork yesterday, I also wanted to give it a fair shot. After using it, I actually REALLY like the color and appreciate that it doesn’t apply as ‘punchy’ out of the container, because otherwise I might have looked like I have a serious case of pink eye.