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NYX Eyeshadow Swatches and Swaps

I have a few mineral makeup samples I want to swap, so if you gals have anything you wanna trade let me know, if not I am willing to ship these out anyway to anyone that wants a few samples. Most of them have only been tested ONCE and was not my color hence I have no use for them, and of course I use sanitary measures to ensure that it is in awesome condition.

Here is what I have:

– KT Naturals Blush in “Tranquil”, a rose color (Brand new with the safety seal)
– KT Naturals Blush in “Divine”, pink (Tested only)
– Everyday Minerals in “Intensive Fair”
– KT Naturals Ulti-Matte Finishing Powder
– NYX Eyeshadow in “Golden Poppy” (shimmery gold), Tested only (not loose powder, actual eyeshadow!)
– NYX “Chick” (Yellow eyeshadow, tested only)

And here are some swatches of NYX loose and chrome eyeshadows (not all are listed).
***These are the ACTUAL color payoff in person, meaning that’s exactly how it looks, no photoshop special effects or anything, what you see here is what you get!

I finally labeled some of my palettes and eyeshadows because they all look the same!

My messy makeup station…

Played with a lilac look and some falsies, as well as eyebrows circa Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon haha…

More ULTA eyeshadows and depotting…

Ok, I seriously think I have a problem, well rather- an addiction! I cannot stop buying makeup and I am sure it’s hurting my wallet…lol. I had an impulse to go back to the ULTA store again (for those of you who live near West Hollywood, it’s on Santa Monica Blvd.)

I had to take advantage of their “Buy One, Get One FREE” sale on all their cosmetics, and because I still had 6 empty pots to fill in my palette. I picked up: Flirty, Shell, Deep Sea, Peacock, Bloom, and Tiara.

[The swatches are down below].

I also ordered a few things from http://www.aromaleigh.com, I bought their gel eyeliner pot in “Black out” (similar to MAC’s Fluidline in “Blacktrack”) and their eyeliner sealant to make it last all day. I read great reviews on it and a lot of people swear by it, so we’ll see!



My favorite color from the recent batch I bought, “Flirty”:



The swatches:

DEPOTTING:

This is MY method of depotting my eyeshadows to place into my palettes, I use the tiny screwdriver that is in those “eyeglass repair kits” you see at the checkout at drugstores with the red square top, it has a FLAT head to get wedged in the pot of eyeshadow you are trying to depot.

I then peel and apply the LABELS from the original packaging (my ULTA eyeshadow cases) onto the BACK of my palettes for reference so I don’t forget the color…I use GLUE DOTS (which you can get at a craft store like Michaels) which you stick to the back of the label.

GLUE DOT:

Peel it onto the backing:

And voila!

Now my palette is complete!

Nixie Palette Arrived!

My palette from Nixie arrived yesterday and I am so unbelievably happy that it fits all my ULTA eyeshadows as well!

I also went to the MAC counter today and they were doing make-overs for their newest collection “smoke signals”. I just picked me up their eyeshadow in “Freshwater”, I also wanted their pretty neutral brown eyeshadow called “Patina” but they ran out. :( So i’ll try the MAC Store in Woodland Hills….

My Nixie Palette:

A little palette happy….

My NEUTRAL/Highlighting Base Palette, I tried to get Amethyst outta there, but it wouldn’t budge…

Also picked me up a pen holder which I am using as my lipgloss/pencil holder:

My pretty Freshwater!

And lastly, swatches of some of the blues I have:

Lipgloss Swatches

Some of you have been asking me about the lipglosses I use in some of my tutorials, and so I made a lipgloss swatch chart of my most commonly used lipglosses, I have others but rarely use them, so these are the ones that are on rotation…my favorite is NYX’s Lipgloss in “Bubblegum”.

And here is a swatch of NYX’s Chrome Eyeshadow in “Blue Lagoon”:

Im heading back to the MAC Store to pick up “Fresco Rose”, at first I didn’t think I can use it often since it’s pink, but we’ll see, I think it’ll make a great all over base. I can’t wait to get my palette from Nixie and fill it up! I pretty much have every eyeshadow shade/color I want, I just wanna get ULTA’s “Peacock” and a few of their other colors. I LOVE the “Rubenesque” Paint, it’s super pretty!

I think I wanna get a MAC Lipstick too, even though I am not much of a lipstick person, I used to get their “Folio” all the time during my teenage years, but it has since been discontinued and haven’t found anything even close to it. But I am eyeing their “Brew” Lipstick from the “Smoke Signals” Collection….

Electric Eel, ULTA, and Lipgloss Swatches

Here are some lipgloss swatches I took of some neutral colors:

And I saw an ULTA store here in Washington, and they had a Buy One, Get one FREE sale going on so you know I had to get me some eyeshadows!

This one is called “Golden Olive”, similar to MAC’s “Sumptuous Olive”.

Organized some of my rings…

ELECTRIC EEL and BLUE ICE:

Another look using MAC’s “Electric Eel” and Milani’s “Blue Ice”. [Highlight was MAC’s VEX].

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