major haulage up in hurrr
Picked up stuff from Style Black and Dsquared as the title implies
I think I should address this, considering I am a "younger" beauty aficionado (YTer and Blogger sound too... official), but seriously, my parents DO NOT buy makeup for me on a whim. I seriously have to give up an arm, a leg, and then some if I want to buy a drugstore lipstick, let alone a huge haul from MAC. I am just tired of the misconception that younger makeup collectors are spoiled brats who get whatever they want. I'm sure there are tons who get their mommy or daddy to shell out cash and buy them whatever they want, but that is not the case for me. For one, I pretty much have to prove myself with getting good grades and doing chores and whatnot, not to mention I pay for most of my stuff myself; this time I just took out a "loan" (lol) by borrowing money from my mom and promising to pay her back when I get Xmas money. And even that I had to freakin' beg and plead. So I'm just saying, most of my makeup purchases are either out of my own pocket or because I had to do something to "earn" it.
Anyways, enough of that. I'm not going to post swatch pics because honestly, they are EVERYWHERE over the internet; Specktra, Temptalia, Makeup and Beauty blog... just to name a few.
I picked up three of the greasepaint sticks in "V" "B" and "Black", two of the mineralized eyeshadows in "Blue Flame" and "Young Punk", "Feline" eye kohl, and "Blackfire" glimmerglass. I also got two samples from the MUA artist there, Studio Moisture tint in "medium dark" and prep and prime skin. It was actually quite funny, the girl recognized me. I suppose its because I'm young, buy a shxt load everytime I stop there, and it's always crazy/bright things (like the last time I went there, I walked out with Colour Matters technakohl liner, a bright green, morange lipstick, and copper reflects glitter! I'm crazzzyyyy). But yeah, that was pretty cool. And my mother, being the stereotypical Asian woman she is (I love you mom, but do not deny this fact), asked "could there possibly be any discount/freebie/gift we could get? -wink wink grin-". Which is how I got my free samples. God, I have never been prouder.
I am more than happy with all of my purchases. Actually, I love almost everything. Even the stuff I am not head over heels about, I like A LOT. I am positively apeshit over the greasepaint sticks! OMG. I figure with the word "Grease" and my oily lids, this would not be a match made in heaven. Wrong. Once they dry/set, they stay there. Granted I still have to apply UDPP (like with everything else), but still. They don't crease like the MUFE flash colors. And the colors are amazing. I don't know which one I like the best, I love all three!
The mineralize eyeshadows are to die for. At first I didn't think I would like them too much, but I do. They're actually suprisingly sheer if you don't apply a base, so they blend out rather well. I don't care if they are black and glittery- I will wear them to school anyways! "Young Punk", like I think I saw someone mention before, is what I wanted "Beauty Marked" to be like- but it's even better than that.
Feline eye kohl; I get the hype. I thought to myself; how black could it really be? The answer; very. It is the darkest black liner i have ever seen. To be honest I don't think I will get much use out of it other than waterline or tightlining, because I don't use black pencil liners on my lash line (I am, and will always be, a black liquid liner girl), but it's still amazing to one.
Blackfire glimmerglass; homg. On it's own, I am not to crazy about it. It's a nice alternative to clear gloss, because it makes your natural lip color darker (which is nice for people with naturally pigmented lips), but the glitters kind of settle into lines if your lips are dry, and makes them appear dryer, despite the fact you have gloss on. But over lipstick, magic happens.
My favorite combo so far with Blackfire is layering it over NYX lipstick in "Euclyptus", which is a hot pink with slight purple reflects. It's kind of similar to MAC show orchid lipstick. It's already a pretty color, but with blackfire over it, it turns a sultry, almost plummy color with GORGEOUS purple gitters. To. Die. For.
Long text post. I know it's boring without pictures. but I didn't feel like posting any because, TBH, my cam sucks, and swatches are so easy to find anyways.