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Winter Grape EOTD

November 21, 2009


Lately my EOTD’s seem to be few and far-between. I blame work – my office environment just isn’t fun-makeup-friendly, so it’s rare that I get to come up with fun new eye looks for you. I was feeling up for a little color this past weekend though so broke out some eyeshadows that have been feeling sorely neglected.


More photos and a mini tutorial after the jump!

  • Apply an intensely pigmented purple shadow like Pure Luxe shadow in Grape all over the inner 2/3 of your eye, starting at your inner eye and working outwards. Grape is a serious stunner and has some amazing pigmentation to it – it’s a definite favorite of mine.
  • Pick up a shimmery white shade (I used Smink’s Winterton) on a bbrush with a pointed narrow tip and sweep it along the inner third of your eye, over your purple. Blend well!

With Flash

Without Flash

  • Top with mascara – I used my Jill Stuart here, which I’ve been meaning to review for you for ages. It holds a pretty amazing curl, doesn’t it?

This look was so vivid and fun in person ~ I really need to remember to check out more Pure Luxe products as they’ve really been impressing me so far. What fun looks have you been experimenting with over the past few weeks?

Smink Pure Minerals Lip Glaze and Blush Review & Swatches

September 23, 2009


Smink Pure Minerals is an offshoot of TVAL Skincare, founded by Anna Hellqvist and Jason Bailey, both of whom hold PhD’s in biology. They tested and tested and tested until they were satisfied with their products, and it really shows in the end result!


Two of the stand-out products from Smink Pure Minerals are the lip glazes (oh how I love these) and the blushes. Find out more about the gorgeous lip product featured above and check out the reviews, product photos and swatches after the jump!

Smink Blush in Blushing Bakeapple from the Summer 2009 Collection

Blushing Bakeapple is a gorgeous pinky coral with warm golden shimmer that makes for a beautiful summertime flush. It’s silky smooth and pigmented and contains just the right amoutn of shimmer, making this product a winner in my book.


Smink Lip Glaze in Mermaid’s Kiss

Smink’s Lip Glazes are current object of my obsession ~ I’m completely and utterly in love with them and don’t ever want to be without at least one pot! They’re pigmented, packed with super-fine shimmer yet still ridiculously smooth feeling on the lips, and they have this cushy feel to them once applied to the lips that’s just heavenly (similar to MAC Lipgelees).

The Lip Glazes have a a creamy whipped consistency and contains lip-loving ingredients such as olive butter and jojoba oil, so not only do your lips look fabulous, but they feel fabulous as well!

Swatches: Lip Glaze in Mermaid’s Kiss, Blush in Blushing Bakeapple

Mermaid’s Kiss is a somewhat scary looking orangey shade with red undertones and golden shimmer in the pot, but applied lightly to the lips it’s this gilded peachy orangey shade that reminds me quite a bit a much-loved limited edition Chanel Glossimer that I can no longer remember the name of.


In closing all I can say is ~ try the Lip Glaze!! I absolutely adore it, and I think you will too!

[Edit] For those of you who’ve been asking about Mermaid’s Kiss, it was a limited edition shade that Anna has decided to bring back, so you should hopefully be seeing it back up on the site at some point today!