Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Bad Girl Smokey Eyes





Today's just going to be a quickie! It's actually a look I wore a few weeks ago but I figure I could show it to you anyways, just as an inspiration. Here, I'm still struggling with the Masquara from Illamasqua but good thing I remain persistent and kept using it because now I love it!  This is a perfect way of vary a smokey eye and if you're a bit scared of using too much colour, this could be an easy way of starting to do so.

Products used:
Primer - Illamasqua's Fat Pencil in Perverse
Shadows - Sleek Palette in Bad Girl, Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako, Illamasqua's Powder Eye Shadow in Lestat, Mad Mineral Multi Use Mineral Color in Aquadelic & Purple Rain
Eyepencil - MUS Lip Pencil in Passionate Glory
Eyeliner - Illamasqua's Precision Ink in Abyss
Mascara - Illamasqua Masquara in Raven
Eyebrow - Illamasqua's Fine Pencil in Eerie 

Enjoy!
Phlox

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Illamasqua Masquara Raven

So I've been trying Illamasqua's Masquara in Raven for a while now. At first I didn't like it at all but now I love it. It kind of grows on you, so to speak. Now, I don't have the lash capacity like Azure does but I still wanted to show you the difference on me. It makes a huge one and I simply adore it. It's not waterproof but doesn't wear off too easily, so there's no problem walking in the rain or wear it to the gym. 

Naked eye

 One coat applied, pictures taken in daylight

 Second coat, and voila! Lashes!

I think two coats really does the trick without it getting too much!
What do guys think? Have you tried it?

Enjoy!
Phlox

Monday, 27 February 2012

Medusa's WaterProof Mascara Majestic




Oh!
I just wanted to show you my new mascara I used today to spice up my look.
We got this with our other Medusa products but completely forgot to show it.
Don't ask why, because I simply don't know. I am very forgetful, I know!

Anyhow, this is a purple mascara and I love to wear it on my bottom lashes just to add some colour and wear as a surprised detail at closer look.
It's very creamy, and sometimes it looks like it's fibers in it, but honestly, I'm not sure.
It is waterproof, so I always apply a coat of ordinary mascara first so it's easier to wash off.
And of course, I would love to have the other ones to because I find this very useful! Though, I'll put them on my wishlist for later on purchases!

(And I love the bright coloured packaging! It makes it stand out among the other mascaras!)

Over and out!
Azure

Primer comparisons!

We got a comment from Geena asking us to compare Medusa's Eye Primer Stick it! with Lime Crime's Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper.
So why not!?
I took a photo of them together just as a reminder!

Left: Medusa Stick It! Eye Primer
Middle: SugarPill Loose Eyeshadow in Asylum
Right: Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper
Okay, so now it's swatching time!

Swatches taken in flash.
Left: Asylum on Medusa Stick It! Eye Primer
Middle: Asylum on bare skin
(just washed my hands so it didn't attached well at all!)
Right: Asylum on Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper

Swatches in day light!
Left: Asylum on Medusa Stick It! Eye Primer
Middle: Asylum on bare skin
Right: Asylum on Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper

My thought of this was that Asylum got a more creamier and a more coverage result on Medusa's primer, than on the Lime Crime.
Probably because it is more creamy, and glossy when it's applied. 
Lime Crimes Eye Shadow Helper is more drier in that way, but on the other hand it was much harder to wash off when I was done. 
It seems it takes hold of the pigment in a whole different way, than the Medusa primer does.
But I think they are both long lasting, though the result get's different but that could be an advantage to have one product but get changing results depending on used primer.

Hope you found this useful!
Azure

Circus du Freak!











Time for me to use the Circus Palette! Long time no see!
(And yes, the title is a somewhat theft of the great movie Cirque du Freak A Vampires Assistant.)
But it is always a thrill to use this palette since it contains such variety of colours. I know it's a limited edition palette, but we got hold of ours on Ebay, and maybe it's still available there!
Anyhow, it's hard not to use the whole colour spectra with this one, and the best detail with Circus is that you'll have both matte and shimmer shadows to work with.
So this is the look I made with this treasure, and I also added a bit fun on my bottom lashes!
Oh, and before I forget, the last two pictures is taken without flash in daylight! The spring is entering!

Products in action:
Primer - Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper
Shadows - The Circus Palette by Sleek Make Up
Eyepencil - Blue Lagoon from Make Up Store
Eyeliner - Medium Pencil Paddle by Illamasqua
Mascara - Top lashes: two coast of Curvy Brush Mascara from Eyeko, Bottom lashes: Medusa Waterproof Mascara in Majestic
Eyebrow - Le Crayon Eyekohl in Bronze by Lancome

Over and out!
Azure

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Blog Award Backlog

Ivanita, the blond little fairy, gave us Blog Award Backlog a while ago (well a real while ago, but time moves very slowly sometimes!).
Thank you so super, mega and ultra much Ivanita, we appreciate it muchly!
Here's the rules for the award:

1. Thank the person you received the award from.
2. Say seven random things about yourself.
3. Pass the award to 15 other bloggers.

So now it's time for us to spill seven facts about us! (And we never thought it would be so hard to come up with seven things!)

Phlox:
1. Whenever I'm cooking a dish containing grated horseradish I just have to smell it, even though it burns up my nostrils! Just have to! It's some weird OCD I got!!!
2. I love coffee! Life feel so much easier after a nice cup of coffee!
3. When I was younger I wanted to become a herpetologist! I'm just so fascinated by poisonous animals!
4. I have worked at a zoo
5. I don't have a tv at my place
6. I stepped in dog poop twice in one day, within just minutes from each other! Hello good luck?!
7. I'm just amazed by Cesar Milan and his techniques (I watch it online on my computer, since my lack of tv...)


Azure:
1. I like to bake cookies, cakes, and just about anything that's not healthy at all.
2. My latest magazine I bought was a video-game magazine with a big section of Zelda!
3. I no longer use sugar in my coffee, which makes me proud because before I couldn't even look at coffee without pouring too much sugar in it. 
4. I learned to swim by myself when I was a kid. I spent so much time in the water in the summers so after a while I just knew how to do.
5. I wish I had a round bed. I never thought about it before IKEA stopped selling the one they had, and when it was gone I really, really wanted one. So that's miserable....
6. I have adoring Alanis Morissette since I was twelve, and she's still one of my favorites!
7. I'm applying make up with both left hand and right hand depending on which side I do


And that's all.
Thank you again Ivanita!

And we give the award to:

Over and out!
Azure & Phlox

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Sharp Black Asylum





Ok. It was time to be creative, it's been too long! Unfortunately the camera was a bit stubborn, just my luck. This was actually my first time trying out the fabulous Asylum from Sugarpill. There's no eyeshadow like that, and believe me I got a few in my stash!
To create the sharp black line I've started with a black eye pencil and after applying eyeshadow on it they way I wanted to, I added a liquid eyeliner on top to make it even more edgier! Working with different lines and shapes could be a lot of fun, so give it a try.

Products used:
Primer - Illamasqua's Fat Pencil in Perverse
Shadows - Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow in Asylum, Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Tako, Afterparty, Buttercupcake, Flamepoint & Midori, Inglot Eyeshadow in D.S. 483, D.S. 477, D.S. 504 & AMC Shine 41, Illamasqua's Powder Eye Shadow in Lestat
Eyepencil - NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Black
Eyeliner - Illamasqua's Precision Ink in Abyss
Mascara - Illamasqua Masquara in Raven
Lash Art - Ardell Lashes Individuals Long Black (Duralash Flare)
Eyebrow - Illamasqua's Fine Pencil in Eerie 

Enjoy1
Phlox

SugarPills Asylum

We have been a bit naughty and got ourselves some new products!
Just couldn't resist!
I've seen so many people wearing Asylum from SugarPill for so long, so now I thought it was our turn!
So now we finally have it!

Here's the new darling: Asylum!

Look at that lava coloured sparkle!

Close up!
(Don't you just want to dig your hand into it!?)
And also, for a while ago, I read about Kassie getting the Candy Eyed EyeShadow Helper from Lime Crime and just going crazy of how good it was.
So of course my fingers started itching for it, and I had to try it out.
And as she said, it's epic!
I'll show you a swatch down below!
But I surely love the little globe packaging, and of course the My Little Pony turquoise colour it's made of.

Yes I am Candy Eyed for it!

And this is the inside of it! A good healthy nude coloured primer without any added shimmer

Close up!

And now for the serious and most utterly important thing of all. The result!
I swatched Asylum on the EyeShadow Helper, and on bare skin so you'll see the difference.
This primer will be used a lot, that for sure!

Okay, so can you figure this out?
To the left: Asylum ON the Eyeshadow Helper
To the right: Asylum WITHOUT the EyeShadow Helper

And that's it for me today!
But why not tease you a little bit!?
Phlox has made an awesome and crazy look using Asylum because she couldn't restrain herself so..... take a look at it later!

Over and out!
Azure

Friday, 24 February 2012

Some sort of Sunset










I had to use my new eyeliner and eye pencil thoroughly today but didn't want to be completely blue!
So that's when the orange kicked in and that pretty much nailed it!
It's so cool to have a strong blue under the lashes, and then an entirely different colour on the lid.
But about the products: all in all I can see myself using that eyeliner (Urban decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Siren) to every look. Mainly because it shifts so much in colour, and also because it's so easy to create a real sharp eyeliner with it.
And the eyepencil - 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Flipside is better than a normal eyepencil, but still I need to touch up with it during the day.
Though I know a lot of people saying it's hard to wear off and all so I know it's a pretty good pencil. Maybe I'm just a massive and heavy eye blinker....

Products in action!
Primer - Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue
Shadows - Sleek Sunset Palette, Medusa Eye Dust in Lemonade & Tiger. SugarPill Loose Eyeshadow in Lumi and Starling
Eyepencil - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Flipside
Eyeliner - Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Siren
Mascara - Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara
Brows - Le Crayon Eyekohl Bronze from Lancome

Over and out!
Azure
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