Friday, 18 June 2010

My First Paint Pot!

I ventured in to the Mac store this week planning to treat myself to a new Mac purchase. Nothing particularly grabbed my attention at first (the To The Beach collection was really pretty but nothing screamed "you need me!" so I bypassed that) and found myself looking at the Paint Pots. I've never tried cream eyeshadows before, apart from an incident long, long ago with a Maybelline baby blue cream shadow in a tube that comes to mind for all the wrong reasons...So, after opening all the little glass pots, comparing the colours and generally being indecisive I settled upon Rubenesque.

I love golden bronze eyeshadows, they bring out my blue eyes, don't ever clash with my outfit colours and look great for day and night so I stuck within this colour scheme. The Paint Pot was £13 and it looks like it'll last forever as the pot is really big.

Rubenesque is a really pretty, warm golden bronze. Here's what it looks like lightly swatched:

I apply it with my finger tip as I find that this is the best way to distribute the colour. I'm not usually a fan of make-up that you stick your fingers into (bit of a germ phobia going on here!) but as I'll only be using this is the mornings when applying my make-up with clean hands then it should be ok. I applied it over Urban Decay Primer Potion and it went on really smoothly. The colour can easily be build up to a stronger shade. I applied it all over my lid and for this EOTD applied powder shadow on top. I really like how it made my shadow pop more and it lasted all day long with no creasing. The Paint Pot also seemed to make my shadow stick to my lid better as there was no fall out even at the end of the day:

Products used:

No 7 Instant Radiance Concealer
Mac Paint Pot in Rubenesque
L'Oreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow in Golden Sunset
17 Solo E/S in Beyond Bronze(My favourite budget eyeshadow)
L'Oreal Superliner in Carbon Black
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Have you tried Paint Pots? What shades are your favourite? And how do you apply them?

Friday, 11 June 2010

OOTD + NOTD: 90s and Neutrals?

While the weather may be dull and grey, my outfit today was rather bright! I don't usually wear this much colour but quite liked this look. I felt rather 90s with the colourful tights paired with the acid wash skirt - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not...have the 90s come back yet?! Either way, these tights always get a few double takes and sometimes its fun to step out of your fashion comfort zone.

Tshirt: Zara
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Miss Selfridge

And I finally got around to using one of my Nails Inc for Diet Coke polishes. I chose London as I love the shade and it's a nice neutral which is what such a bright outfit needed. I found the polish quite hard to apply, the big lid wasn't easy to work with and the thin brush meant that the polish went on streaky no matter how careful I was. Not too impressive considering these are meant to retail for £11.50...however, a quick coat of Seche Vete later and it looks smooth and shiney. I'm so glad I invested in a bottle of it.

What did you wear today? Outfit and nails - I'd love to know :)
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