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Saturday, August 16, 2014

So I graduated from nursing school and went a little haul crazy

So, I just completed nursing school. Yay! Now I'm studying for the NCLEX. Boo! My parents got me the Canon Rebel t5i as a graduation present and I'm so excited to finally have a good camera! So of course I immediately used it to take selfies and swatch photos. heh


My hauls included Shiro, Detrivore, Life's Entropy, Fyrinnae, and Pumpkin & Poppy. I'll post the Detriovre stuff and the Life's Entropy Lip Theories later since I didn't get any photos yet.


The Damage













Swatches!
Swatches are over NYX's White Eyeshadow base (left) and bare skin (right)






Look at that glow on Glowsticks of Destiny! Hnnng






I'm super impressed with the opacity of Life's Entropy. You don't need a primer or base at all!




Sooooo sparkly. These shades are gorgeous. I don't have any of Stila's Magnificent Metal Foils but I believe that Fyrinnae's Gaiety could be a good dupe if applied wet.


Now for the contour swatches! I'm obsessed with contouring now.
Heavy swatch followed by blended swatch



I've been using NYX Taupe but haven't been too happy with how pink it turns on me. My skin brings our pink tones. My face is cool/neutral but my body is neutral/warm so I always feel like I struggle with foundation and contour colors.


Life's Entropy - Proton
Life's Entropy in Proton is marketed as a neutral taupe for pale skin tones. It definitely appears more warm/yellow toned, though. I'll try contouring with this but I'm afraid it will be too warm for my face. I might end up giving this to a friend who is a little more tan/yellow. It blends well and I like the formula.


Pumpkin & Poppy - Oak Bark
Pumpkin & Poppy's Oakbark is marketed as a cool-toned taupe for fair and cool toned skin. It's definitely cool! It looks grayish in the jar and swatches gray/taupe when it's heavily applied but when it's sheered out in normal application it looks great.


NYX - Taupe
This is what I've been using, but I felt like it was too pink for me. I also bring out pink tones in stuff, so it may just be my skin. Most people have good luck with this asa contour.


B&A with Pumpkin & Poppy Oak Bark



(p.s. I'm wearing Shiro's I loved a maid, no men like me, the truth, climbing chaos, and dwarf in the flask)


Bonus!
Here's how I'm doing my swatches now. Scotch tape creates clean borders for even spaced swatches. I use NYX's White Eye Primer/Base now instead of primer or glitter glue.





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