Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Smiles in Her Eyes

Have I mentioned enough times how bad reading beauty blogs is for my wallet and stash? Lately I've become better and being able to resist the brand new 'thing' everyone seems to be blogging about, but after reading nothing BUT positive reviews, I gave in and indulged... in Sugarpill. This is the new makeup line from Shrinkle and, for me at least, I've found that it is getting raves both across Blogspot, YouTube, and LJ. After reading and seeing so many swatches I gave in and went to place my order... only to find that the palette I wanted was sold out! Thankfully the shop restocked quickly, so here is my first purchase:

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Did it live up to the hype?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Got My Addictions

I seem to fixate on one type of product at a time in terms of purchasing... like for a long time I purchased only/mostly eyeshadows, and then there was a very brief period were I was really into foundations (I tried a lot but didn't purchase much), most recently I was into blushes, and after a brief foray back into eyeshadow I graduated to lip products. Of course. I think I do this because I can justify purchases of products I have less of, while it's much harder for me to justify eyeshadow purchases (which I have so much of I doubt I will ever finish ALL of them). Haha, mostly I look for reasons to go shopping ;)

When I first got into makeup all I was interested in was eye-makeup as my skin was normally pretty good and I didn't yet understand why blush worked so well, and frankly I thought lipsticks were absolutely disgusting. Which is probably a holdover by being kissed by too many "aunties" with gobs of awful smelling/waxy lipstick as a child. I slowly moved on to each successive category of makeup, and while I had accepted lip gloss, I still eschewed traditional lipsticks (though I liked the liquid ones, notably Chanel's Rouge Laque Allures) for whatever reason.

I still can't pinpoint what made me talk the plunge into buying 'traditional' lipsticks but 2 months later, these are my most recent purchases (except for MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi, but I am too lazy to go back and take more pictures). I wear a lot of colour so at first I was searching for the perfect nude lippie, and then it turned into the perfect nude pink lippie, and now I am just drawn to pinks (of course). Faced with an array of shades I will 95% of the time reach for the medium pink lipsticks to swatch first. So which are the ones I've liked enough to purchase?