Friday, October 26, 2012

Fyrinnae Eyeshadow Swatch - Part 2

Now for the second part of the swatches:

All finger swatched on dry skin, no primer.

As for my take on these color:
  • Marsmallow Puff: It's a white eyeshadow, nice and smooth. No complain here.
  • Ethereal Eire: Light green with multi colored shimmer.
  • Lorem Ipsum: Medium to dark blue with golden shimmer. Love this!
  • Freya: It is gorgeous! It looks lighter on the pot compared to swatched. Swatched it's a dark purple eyeshadow with magenta shimmer, again very pretty.
  • Snow White: Unfortunately, I don't like this. The shadow feels grainy to touch, and it's patchy when swatched.

As always, you can click on the pictures to see a bigger version.

You can purchase them here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fyrinnae Eyeshadow Swatch - Part 1

Guess what shows up today!
Every time I receive my purchases from Fyrinnae, it's always an exciting day.
I will swatch what I get in 2 batches. The neutrals first, and then the colors.

And maybe... I'll continue to swatch the rest of their colors that I have. No promise though.

So for the neutrals, I got these:

Witchy Woodland Creatures and Velveteen Warewolf is from their Samahain 2012 collection. The rest are from their regular line.

And now for the actual swatches:
All finger swatched on dry skin, no primer.
My take on these color:
  • Envy Me: Taupe with a greenish overlay. It's a color I predict I would wear often.
  • Work Safe Blue: A bit bluer than I expected. I thought it would be taupe with slight blue leaning, but this is more of a light blue with taupe leaning.
  • Witchy Woodland Creatures: Medium brown with multi-colored shimmer. Pretty and very pigmented.
  • Velveteen Warewolf: Darker than Witchy woodland creatures, and with a lot more of the multi-colored shimmer. Also really pretty and pigmented.
  • Orang Utan: Dusty rose? Dark peach? I'm not sure what to call this color. Definitely not as pale as the swatch on the Fyrinnae website.

As always, you can click on the pictures to see a bigger version.

You can purchase them here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

OPI DS - Opulance

This was one of my first OPI purchase and one of my fav. Opulance is from the OPI Designer Series line and it's a pink holo that is opaque in 2 coats. The formula is lovely and easy to apply.

The holo effect looks more like regular shimmer in low light environment (still pretty though).

And another picture with a different angle to show off the holo

Sunday, October 14, 2012

OPI - Don't Touch My Tutu

This polish is part of the OPI New York City Ballet collection which consist mostly of soft and sheer colors.
Don't touch my tutu is a sheer slightly off white color. And by sheer I mean really sheer. The formula is very watery, but it applied smoothly.

The picture above is 4 coats, and no top coat. As you can see it's still sheer even after 4 coats.
At one coat, it's nearly invisible on my nail.

I typically hates sheer polish. It seems pointless to me. But this one? somehow I like it.
The white is not stark, it's soft white. That combined with the translucency of it creates an image of clean delicate nails.

Another way to wear this polish is with french or funky french manicure. I found that when I do funky french, a layer of sheer color on top makes the color blends better.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rogue Dior Nude Lip Blush - Charnelle

Rogue Dior Nude Lip Blush is supposed to provide natural "blush" to the lips. The shade above is Charnelle, a pinky peach color. The color has a translucency to it, but it's not sheer.
This color gives a polished but natural look, it will complement a heavier eye make-up nicely, or on days you want to wear a more natural look.

The formula is comfortable to wear, and it is not drying on me.

Below is a comparison swatch in the following order:
- Lancome Rogue in Love - Corail in Love
- Rogue Dior Nude Lip Blush - Charnelle
- Burberry Lip Cover - Blush

As you can see, the Burberry one is the odd one out.
Corail in love and Charnelle looks similar when swatched. But despite of the name, Corail in love is pinker, and brighter. Maybe that is why it looks a bit... odd on me. Charnelle is warmer and more subdued. I find that Charnelle complements my skin tone better (nc 20-ish)

Price wise, Lancome is $25, Burberry is $30 and Dior is the most expensive one at $32.
Formula wise for me personally Burberry wins, Dior comes in second place, and Lancome is my least favorite out of these three.