Colorful Makeup and Eye Shadow Inspiration

I don’t usually post my makeup looks on the blog since I post them on my instagram @binkydiamonds but I though I’d share some of my recent makeup looks with you guys. So if your in need of some inspiration to get out of your makeup rut or just appreciate a little bit of color then these looks will be for you.

Spring SkiesBlue_Winged_Eyesahdow

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Futuristic Vibeswinged_eyeshadow_grey

Tequila Sunrisetequlia_sunrise_inspired_makeup_eyeshadow

Winged Cut Crease Natural_Cut_Crease_eyeshadow

Love Is In The Air pink_white_eyeshadowWhich one was your favorite look? I love the Mermaids Tail…I’m a sucker for all things shiny and glittery hihi :) For details of how I created these looks and the products I used then just check out my instagram @binkydiamonds and dont forget to follow for more fun looks.

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches: Too Faced Summer Eyes 2013 Palette

Hey guys and dolls,

I picked up a bunch of new eye shadow palettes while I was in Cali and I thought I’d start reviewing and swatching them for you. Yesterday I posted my review of the Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in Coral Oasis which you can see here. Today it’s the Too Faced Summer Eyes 2013 Palette ($36). I picked mine up at Naimies Beauty in North Hollywood But I’ve also seen it here on Ulta.com  and on ebay.com

TooFaced_SummerEyePaletteThe palette was originally released in 2012 in the traditional Too Faced cardboard boxes. This 2013 edition is housed in a sturdy metal tin. It also comes with idea cards. This palette contains three large shadows which could double as face highlighters and blushes as well as six other shades in a variety of colors and finishes.

TooFaced_SummerEye_1TooFaced_SummerEye_2TooFaced_SummerEye_SwatchesSeashell: A cool and light toned peachy pink with a matte finish.

Peach Fuzz: A cream shade with a peach undertone and tiny gold micro glitter.

Sunbeam: A yellow based cream with satin finish.

TooFaced_SummerEye_Swatches_2Plumeria: A cool toned frosty pink.

Coral Crush: A coral peach shade with gold micro gitter

Mermaid: A shimmery cool toned turquoise blue.

TooFaced_SummerEye_Swatches3Cocoa Beach: A cool toned taupe brown with a shimmer finish.

Chocolate Sun: A warm toned dark brown with gold micro glitter

Toasted Coconut: A cool toned medium brown with a matte finish.

THE VERDICT:

9/10 for this gorgeous summer palette. I love the packaging, super sturdy and travel friendly. There’s a great range of shades to create a soft summer look but easily vamped up for a smokey night time creation. The pigmentation is very lovely. Its not the most pow wow in your face pigmentation but the color payoff is great to create soft summer looks and warm smokey eyes. The fall out is minimal with this palette…just remember the cardinal rule..tap your brush before you apply. The texture of the shadows are amazing, super buttery and soft. Truly easy to blend together and out for a seamless look. The longevity of the shadows with a base last all day long, even on those warm summer days. I love the inclusion of the Shade Mermaid and Coral Rush..as well as the different tones of brown to really create dimension to your look. The only downfall with this palette is the similarity between the shades Peach Fuzz and Sun Beam. Apart from that this is one of my favorite summer palettes at the moment 😀

Have any of you tried this palette? Whats your thoughts?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches- Lime Crime D’Antoinette Palette

Hey Guys,

I recently hauled the Lime Crime Fantasy Palette D’Antoinette. I received it early last week and have been using it non stop everyday since then. I’m just in love with this bad boy. And you’ll get to see exactly why.

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The Palette D’Antoinette comes with four glorious pastel matte shades and a funky metallic silver. It’s all housed in a sturdy purple tin with Lime Crime engraved on the front. It cost $34.99 and can be purchased through limecrime.com or for my European ladies through geniecosmetics.co.uk. Here’s a closer look at the shades, swatches form left to right.

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Royal Flush: Pastel pink with a matte finish. Very pigmented and true to color, easy to apply, blends like a gem, barely any chalkiness and rather smooth for a matte, barely no fall out, and lasts all day.

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Absinthe-Minded: Light pastel green with a matte finish. This is is highly pigmented and blends effortlessly.

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Macarooned: Pastel peachy orange with a matte finish. Again this one is highly pigmented, blends and applies smoothly.

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Ribbonesque: Pastel lavender purple with a matte finish. Like all the shades in this palette, this shade is also extremly pigmented, smooth, easy to blend, almost zero fallout and lasts for hours.

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Mercurious: This is the only shimmery shade in the palette. It’s a high metallic silver.  It actually complements these shades really well although it may seem out of place. Out of all the shades this is the least impressive. It is very pigmented but It is a little on the chunky shimmery side and has more fall out then the others although still minimal.

Here’s a look I did using Absinthe-Minded and some matte browns from the Lorac Pro Palette. iLimeCrime_DAntoinette_Look

The Verdict:

Overall this beautiful gem of a palette deserves a 9/10.

Its just amazing. I haven’t found any matte pastel colors as pigmented, buttery, smooth and long wearing as these. All of the shades are true to color, highly pigmented, and pack a punch. The great thing is although they are bright and vibrant colors the matte and pastel nature of most of the shades creates quite a romantic and soft look. Another bonus with this palette: it can also be used on the cheeks, or the over the whole face, plus you can use the super cute tin when your done with your shadows 😀 I would highly recommend this palette, although it may be a bit pricey its well worth the money. The quality is just absolutely fantastic!!

This has definitely given me a great impression of Lime Crime products. It’s the first product I’ve tried from them and I hope it’s not the last 😀 I have heard amazing things about their lipsticks. Have you tried any Lime Crime products? Anything you would recommend?

Hugs from Beauty Land