Saturday, February 22, 2014

Beauty Tag: Colors of the Rainbow

Lip Swatch on Top Right Taken from BeautyLish (where I purchased it)
Color-Accurate Photo of Fyrinnae "Cuddlefish"
I was tagged by one of my favorite beauty bloggers Nicci, of A Different Face. She's a much more dependable blogger than me and has definitely inspired more than a few purchases (why must you tempt me with more Tom Ford quads!?).

Red: Guerlain Rouge G in "Garconne"
My favorite red product is sadly not one that I use a lot just because I tend to wear more neutral-toned lipsticks. I love the Rouge G formula, it's creamy, opaque and wears well on my lizard-prone lips.

Orange: Tangle Teezer
Until a couple weeks ago, this would have been an obvious choice. While I still think this brush does a good job of getting out surface tangles it would struggle to get through all of my hair. Also, I can't even count the number of times it's slipped out of my hands and ended up at the opposite end of my bathroom. I prefer the Wet Brush to the Tangle Teezer, but there are plenty of people who feel differently.

Yellow: Emma Hardie Amazing Face Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm
I'm coming to the end of my second tub and just ordered a new one this week from Bath & Unwind (free shipping to the U.S.!). I don't think there's anything I could say about this blogger-favorite that hasn't already been said. Suffice it to say, it's my absolute favorite morning cleanser. End of.

Green: Fyrinnae Loose Eye Shadow in "Bitey Tyrannosaur" (self-pressed)
Honestly, how could I not choose this?! It's a vibrant green color that I use traced next to a black liner or along the lower lash line. Not exactly a daily look but something that's fun on occasion.

Blue: Inglot AMC Lipgloss in "541"
This gloss is one of my all-time favorite makeup items. I don't know what it is about iridescent/prismatic/holographic things but I'm just drawn to them. Maybe I was a raver in another life? The gloss itself is really comfortable, not very sticky, and hydrating. The color can be topped over just about any other lip product to add a subtle, cool effect. I plan on doing a My Favorite Things post and I'll include lip swatches. In the swatch it appears really purple but on your lips it takes on a blue cast that is really flattering for teeth and makes them appear whiter. The only possible down-side would be that it can collect in lip lines if you apply too much and it has an artificial cherry smell-- confirmed by my significant other.

Indigo: Fyrinnae Loose Eye Shadow in "Cuddlefish" (self-pressed)
The pictures on their website are incredibly misleading... This one is described as a purple on the website but I find it has more blue than purple in it. Enough for me to consider it an indigo. For whatever reason this color was impossible for me to get a color accurate picture of. The pictures kept capturing it as more of a true blue, which it's not. This shadow takes a little more layering than than others to be opaque but it's so worth it. I use it as a top coat on other shadows to add a little complexity but wouldn't recommend it as a stand-alone eyeshadow.

Violet: Velour Lashes "Are Those Real"
I've never really "loved" fake lashes before but in an attempt to find my "wedding lashes" I decided to give these mink lashes a go. I actually hauled these here. I've worn them a handful of times and really love them. The band is a little thicker than I'm used to but shockingly, it's not noticeable to me at all. They look really natural and my friends were actually surprised when I brought up that I was wearing fake lashes... They're more expensive but provide 25 uses. Putting the cost-per-wear below the much-loved Ardel lashes. I ordered some lashes from Esquido to try, so I'll let you know how the two mink lashes compare.

By now you've probably started to question my ability to see color... looking back I'm questioning it a little myself. But everything I included I love and would recommend whole-heartedly.

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