This weekend I got some gorgeous loose mineral eyeshadows from Star Crushed Minerals. I’ve swatched them and taken pictures of them, so a review will come a little later, when I’ve tested them out some more! ^-^ I will be making lots of looks with their shadows, which I hope you’ll like!
Here is the look I made after testing them on my eye for the first time and so far I love their pigmentation and quality! ❤ This is just a quick look I made, to play around with them and test them out, so I didn’t make a tutorial for it, but I will do some tutorials later on. 😀
Too Faced – Shadow Insurance
Star Crushed Minerals – Eyeshadows in Deep Ocean blue (inner lid), Superman (outer lid), Shooting Star (inner corner), Electric Lime (lower lash line), Milky Way (liner – mixed with Illamasqua sealing gel to get a liquid).
Makeup Geek – Gel liners in Electric (outer part of the lower waterline) and Fame (inner part of the lower waterline).
L’Oreal – False lash wings mascara
Red Cherry – False lashes in nr. 43
I hope you like the look and that you’ll have an amazing week! ❤
A couple of weeks ago I got the new neon pigments by Sugarpill Cosmetics, called ElectroCutes! 😀 I have been drooling over these since I saw a picture of them from IMATS LA last summer, and now they are finally available online! I’m so excited! ❤ I’ve used these since I got them, to test out which primers are best to use with them, how long the glitter in them lasts and their overall qualities!
Swatches of the pigments:
The bottom picture is taken in direct sunlight, so I had to add it! The shadows look soooooo sparkly and beautiful when the sun hits them! ❤ I’m using Too Faced Shadow Insurance as a primer and NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk as a base.
Supercharged: Sugarpill describes it as a “flaming coral orange with blue/green/gold color-shifting super sparkles.”
It’s a gorgeous peachy color and it glows under UV blacklight! I found this one to be the least pigmented of them, but the one I would use the most in an everyday look!
Sparkage: Sugarpill describes it as a “radioactive lime green with blue/green/gold color-shifting super sparkles.”
It’s definitely a vibrant lime green shade!
Love Buzz: Sugarpill describes it as a “brilliant neon hot pink with yellow/orange/red color-shifting super sparkles.”
This pigment also glows under UV blacklight. I think this one is my favorite, just because I love pink and this is the most vibrant, almost electric hot pink I’ve ever seen! Perfect to create a Barbie look with, for Halloween! 😉
Hi-Viz: Sugarpill describes it as a “blazing neon yellow with blue/green/gold color-shifting super sparkles.”
It’s a medium yellow shade and I think this is the most beautiful yellow shadow I have!
Hellaronic: Sugarpill describes it as “fluorescent indigo with red/purple/blue color-shifting super sparkles.”
It’s a dark blue, which is a bit more on the purply side than their Royal Sugar chromalust. I love them both!
These are super vibrant, neon eyeshadows with lots of glitter in them! They are very pigmented, (not a surprise since it’s Sugarpill 😉 ), and they cover your lid very well! I would use one of these colors at a time when doing a look and I would place it on the lid. This is because they don’t blend very well together as you can see in my look below, (I wasn’t able to blend the blue and the green on the lid very nicely together.) And also, when you blend them out in the crease, most of the glitter dissapears. But one color on the lid will look amazing! ❤
If you want a really intense color on the lid and all the glitter to stay put, I would use a glitter adhesive! I used Violet Voss’ adhesive and it kept everything in place! If you are going to place any of these pigments in the crease or want a more subtle lid color (with that I mean less glitter), then use your favortie primer first followed by a white base, like NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk or the white base in the MUFE Flash palette! This is because, with a primer and white base it’s easier to blend them, while with the glitter adhesive they are impossible to blend. So adhesive on the lid and white base in the crease! 🙂
As I say in the video, 60% of the glitter remained on my eyes with the use of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and the white base from the Flash palette. The rest of the glitter will fall down to your cheeks when you apply the pigments, so I would recommend you to apply your foundation at the end, so you don’t ruin it with the fall out! 😉
When I read the first reviews on these pigments, I read that all the glitter fell off, that they were very hard to work with and so on. So I got so happy when I tried them out myself and found out that a lot of the glitter stayed on (not when you blend the color out in the crease), and they weren’t as hard to work with as I though! They are like every other pigment I’ve tried when it comes to the application. And that these, that are neon, are as easy to apply as other pigments, is a huge step forward for neon shadows in general! 😀
Some more general information:
All of the pigments are vegan and all, except from Hellatronic, are lip friendly. They are safe to use on Canadian and European eyes, but people in the US should use these on their own risk, since “the FDA has not yet tested or approved the use of neon pigments in the immediate eye area”, (from Sugarpill’s website.) These are great to use on the lips mixed with a clear lip gloss or on the nails mixed with clear nail polish! They are also awesome to use as body paint… I have to try some kind of more creative paint on my face with them hehe 😀
Each jar has 5 grams of product in it and they cost $16 each, so you get a lot of product for your money! 😉 Sugarpill ships worldwide and they have a $6 flat rate shipping for US. orders. You can use my affiliate link if you want, to get these pigments, HERE ^-^
Too Faced – Shadow Insurance
Makeup forever – White base from the Flash palette
Sugarpill – All Electro Cute pigments
Sugarpill – False lashes in Precious
Sugarpill – Pressed eyeshadow in Velocity
Makeup Geek – Gel liner in Electric
L’Oreal – Super liner in Carbon Gloss
L’Oreal – False lash wings mascara
Too Faced – Heaven eyeshadow
I hope this review was helpful to you lovelies!! ❤
Sigma Beauty’s new eyeshadow palette “Créme de Couture” launched today! 😀 I pre-ordered the palette the 26th of August, cuz I couldn’t wait any longer to get it! ❤ It’s a beautiful palette with 16 matte, candy colored and macaron inspired eyeshadows! I mean, can you ask for anything cuter? 😉
The eyeshadows! I love all the cute macaron names they have! 😀
Here are my swatches and thoughts about each of the shadows. For base, I’ve used Too Faced Shadow Insurance and NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Milk.
Redberry Rose: A medium hot pink. This is a true candy pink color!
Apricot Flower: This is a beautiful peachy/coral color! Gorgeous on the lids for those with blue eyes!
Passion Fruit: I would describe this as a pinkish brown shadow, like a fruity chocolate ice cream topping! 😉 A unique color!
Cherry Blossom: A light, baby pink shade. I’ve always wanted a matte, baby pink, pressed shadow like this!
Meyer Lemon: Very light yellow. I’ve also wanted this shadow in a pressed form! I just think pressed shadows are easier to work with. 😛
Ginger Pumpkin: The name describes this color so well! As I say in the video: The perfect pumpkin shade!
Café au Lait: This is a gorgeous café brown! This was the least pigmented of all the eyeshadows in the palette, but as you can see from the swatches, it’s easy to build up over a primer! 😉
Blueberry Cream: This is a vibrant baby blue shadow. Very pretty!
Violet Whip: A light, cool toned, pastel lilac. Awesome as a highlight for a purple smokey eye or to blend out purple shadows, like I do in the video tutorial that you can see below.
Lavender Honey: Warm, lavender color. This is the most pigmented and the smoothest out of all the shadows!
Cassis: A beautiful, medium lilac!
Elderberry: A stunning, very dark purple!
The lighting is a bit different in these 2 pics. The sun is shining in the first pic, so that’s why the colors look slightely different. 😛
Blue Chocolat: An other light blue, but this is a bit more subtle than Blueberry Cream. It’s lighter and not as neon-ish.
Almond Pear: The perfect light, pastel mint! I can’t say enough good things about this color! ❤ My new love!
Créme de Menthe: A gorgeous turquoise, sea green eyeshadow!
Citron Pistachio: Beautiful, true lime green shade!
My overall thoughts about these shadows is that they are all very pigmented, they are buttery and smooth, and also very easy to blend! There are also some rare colors here! ❤ What’s special about these shadows is that they are pastel, but they are not subtle and boing, they are very neon in a way, which I think is cool! 😀
Except for Lavender Honey, they are all a bit powdery; the lightest ones more than the others. So, like with all eyeshadows, I would wear a primer before applying these. Also, a white base, like NYX Milk, will make them pop! 😉 The purple shades were the smoothest and because I am obsessed with mint and turquoise shadows, the bottom row is my favorite! 😀
I mention in the video that I’ve been looking for the perfect matte mint color for 2 years now and for me personally, Almond Pair is the one! ❤ In the picture above you can see the result of my 2 year mint-study, haha 😀 The Inglot mint is too blue, the Makeup Forever one is too green, the one from Coastal scents is too turquoise and dark. The last swatch is a mixture of 2 shadows, a light blue and a lime. This is what I first used to achieve my mint color, but as you can see, it’s hard to mix these colors together and the final color cracks a bit. So I’m really really happy that my search is now over and that I’ve found this Sigma mint! 😀
The palette consists of 0,85oz / 24g of product and Sigma ships worldwide!
The palette costs $32 alone, but you can also get 3 blushes with the palette. I didn’t get that, but the palette and the blushes all together, cost $55.
Sigma’s 10% off coupon code this month (September), is LJW2013. 🙂
As you can see from the title, I’ve decided to call this series “Disney Classics Series”! 😀 And today I’m continuing it by creating a Daisy Duck inspired look! ❤ I’ve used some of my new, beautiful Makeup Forever eyeshadows for this look, and also the MUFE Flash palette! 😀 I hope you like the look!
I’m so excited for this post, because I’m collaboration with some incredibly talented girls today, who I look very much up to! 😀 We are doing fall fashion makeup, inspired by the Pantone’s Fall Color Forecast! Each of us got a fashion sketch. We could use the main color in the sketch and a couple of accent colors, in our looks! My color is Mykonos blue, which I think is a gorgeous color! ❤
The clothes in the sketch I got have lots of black, white and orange patterns in them, so I decided to do a cheetah print liner, using that color combo! ^-^