Makeup of the day: colour shifts

Hey guys,

So today for the very first (and maybe last anyway) time one of my favourite indie brands, Concrete Minerals, featured my “Triple liner challenge” look on their fb page (if you would like to see, click here). Sounds silly, but it really made my day! 🙂 I was just scrolling down the fb feed page with my morning cappuccino…not even entirely awake yet :P…and then, all of a sudden, I saw my eyeball glaring back at me. I got so excited I almost spilled my coffee all over the laptop hehe 😛

Speaking of indie brands, my makeup today was inspired entirely by Darling Girl Cosmetics. I told you about the beautiful shades I got from them a few months ago (review here). What I love about this brand are the unique colours they create: a lot of duochromes and colour-shifting shades…really gorgeous and special.

Without a doubt, my camera (or more likely my photography skills haha) cannot capture the true beauty of these pigments, but let me show you anyway:

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The three colours on the lid are: Bubbles, Dirty Limerick and Donger Need Food. Bubbles is a light champagne with a turquoise sheen. Dirty Limerick is the splendid lime green, which also shifts toward turquoise, and last there is Donger Need Food: a soft chocolate brown shifting to a green.

The colours blend really well together to create a soft, pretty daytime-appropriate look…with a little twist: stand in the light and the shades playfully change colour 🙂

Finally, I lined my eyes with a brown pencil and set that with MUG’s Blitz pigment and Bada Bing eyeshadow. My newest makeup trend is a soft, smudged liner, instead of a precise wing.

How do you like these pigments, aren’t they so special? 🙂 Have you ever tried anything from the Darling Girls?

Anyway, I bid you all a lovely weekend and till soon!!!

New Inglot shades and Makeup Of The Day

Hello everyone!

I am still here, yes…and I do miss blogging. But with my thesis, two trips abroad and some health problems, my mind was just too preoccupied to have any space for my online home. My blogging time will still remain limited, as my thesis is far from being ready…however, my love for makeup has not budged and it needs a means of expression…so please stop by every now and then, for there are posts coming up, just at a lower pace than before 🙂

In the past few months, I managed to get my hands on some more eyeshadows from Inglot to fill my 20-pan palette, which was at the time only half full (remember my post about the first 10 shades here), and that’s what I would like to show you today:

palette all

The last 5 eyeshadows are my newest babies:

new shades  swatches

I would say they are all very pastel, very summery….Perhaps subconsciously I was inspired by the good weather and that prompted me to pick such cheerful colours.

Now, let’s talk about each shadow individually (swatches were done over Art Deco eyeshadow base):

Inglot 429P is a lovely sky-blue, frost finish shade. I have to admit that in the lighting of the store I was a bit misled and took this for a lilac colour. In the pan, it really looks like there is some purple in there, right? It has great pigmentation and applies really well. I have already used it several times…even though it isn’t lilac hehe

Inglot 17 is an emerald green with frost finish. I can also see some gold specks in it when I look at the pan. Very pretty colour! When applied on the lid, it comes out a bit more sheer than on the swatch, but I guess you can layer it according to your preferences.

Inglot 474 is a mid-tone yellow with tiny gold specks in it. It has a matte base and is slightly powdery. The colour pay-off, as you can see, is great. I always apply a thin layer of the NYX JEP Milk underneath it, to make sure the colour comes out as bright as possible.

Inglot 364 is a beautiful pastel yellow. I had been looking for this colour for quite a while now. Most yellows are either darker (like 474) or more golden, rather than yellow. This one is perfect, exactly what I had in mind! It is 100% matte and also on the powdery side. Still the pigmentation is more than satisfactory.

Inglot DS612 is a gorgeous pastel orange with tiny specks…another shade I had been trying to find for a long time. Again matte based, slightly chalky, but very pigmented…. such a soft, amazing colour! It pairs really well with 364 (as you are about to see). I think this colour is so versatile…it can be used all over the lid, as a highlight, but also for blending in the crease area. And I bet, it would look splendid on just about everyone 😉

I used 364, DS612 and 429P in this makeup look:

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Hmm, do you also notice something different about me? 😛 Yes, I had my hair cut (I do that every few years…let it grow and then bam! go short suddenly). Also, I changed the colour. I am really into auburgine purple now! Dramatic changes in one’s hair style can make such a great difference in how one looks..and maybe even feels. In my experience, it is always a refreshing change 🙂

What I used:

  • Art Deco e/s base
  • NYX JEP Milk
  • MUG e/s Frappe
  • MUG e/s Cocoa Bear
  • MUG e/s Beaches and Cream
  • Inglot 429P
  • Inglot 364
  • Inglot DS612
  • Shiseido trip palette (orange shade)
  • Sugarpill e/s Flamepoint
  • Essence gel eye pencil (navy blue)
  • Concrete Minerals Saint (to set the pencil and kind of do a smudged, soft wing)
  • KIKO Super colour mascara blue #02 (bottom lashes)
  • Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara


Well, that was it for now! I look froward to your comments about the new shades, the makeup look…my new hairdo :), or anything you want to share really.

See you soon!