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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring Colors

When Inspiration Meets Bad Makeup...

 

Hey, it's happened to all of us... You get a great idea and when you try to execute your idea, your resources come up short!

That is what happened to me with this week's makeup look.
I was going to do a fresh and "springy" look featuring a favorite brand of mineral makeup.
Guess what?  The colors I selected were CRAP.  NO pigmentation, and they were uneven upon application.  It's like there was more "filler" ingredients than pigment!

Needless to say I went through my collection and threw out more than half of my colors, and have vowed NEVER to purchase from them again.  This was the 3rd time I had tried to create a look with this brand and got bad results. Not to mention this brand overcharges for SAMPLES.  I'm DONE!

THE GOOD NEWS is that I was able to achieve a look that I liked by adding in other colors from other brands, so I just turned a negative into a positive! :-)

(Next time I will happily return to using my beloved Rose Marie Shadows. THEY ARE AWESOME!!)

So, here is the finished result :-)  I added some cute rhinestones for accent.
Those can be omitted if you desire.






EYES:
♥ UDPP
♥ Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk to lid and waterline
♥ Off-white shadow from brow to crease
♥ Purple shadow to crease and lower lash line
♥ Soft pink shadow to blend crease color up and out to lid
 ♥ Nyx Shimmer Roll on in Green to lid
♥ Black Shadow to outer V and crease
♥ Black eyeliner and mascara
♥ Red Cherry Lashes in 76's
♥ Rhinestones adhered with lash glue to lower lash line



BLUSH & CONTOUR:

♥ Nyx Powder Blush in Amber applied to apples of cheeks
♥ Coastal Scents Contour Palette
Dark brown shade used to contour cheek bones, temples, nose, and jaw.
White shade used to highlight center of forehead, under eyes, tip of nose, and chin.

 LIPS:

♥ Nyx Round Lipstick in Ceto
♥ Nyx Round Lipgloss in Pinky Natural


Ultimately I was happy with the end result :-)  AND I got to make some room in my makeup drawer for more (and better) makeup ;-)

Thank you so much for visiting!  I truly love it when you do!
xoxo,
Colleen


____________
Colleen Watkins
VanityandVodka.com

40 comments:

  1. amazing makeup! love the colours!
    im following you now, i'd love if you could check out my blog and follow back if you like? xx

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  2. <3 lovely as usual Colleen!Those lashes look just amazing on you. The soft shimmery colors are beautiful & the little rhinestones look so cute! really diggin' that lip color on you too, looks pretty!

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  3. beautiful makeup and absolutely gorgeous eyes! I'm following you. I really hope you to the same!

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    1. Thank you!! ABSOLUTELY! You are beautiful, your makeups are beautiful, and your blog is beautiful! :-)

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  4. Lovely eye look. u look so cute :)

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  5. Love this looks Colleen! Your blended the colors beautifully!
    xxx Marina
    beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

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  6. Lovely makeup! Especially those cute rhinestones ;)

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    1. Thank you! I love the rhinestones, too!! xoxo!

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  7. Gorgeous, but you are so beautiful, it's easier for you! ;-)

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    1. HA HA!! Thank you!! I tell you, I wear makeup for a reason. I'd frighten my neighbors away!! ;-)

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  8. The jewels are such pretty addition. Make up is flawless!
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  9. What was the crappy makeup brand called? ;D (So I won't buy it. lol)
    Love your look! I mean ... I always love your looks :) Amazing!
    Xoxo

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    1. ...Check your Direct Messages on Twitter :-) I don't want to give anyone any bad press :-)
      Thank you, Deja! Likewise! xoxo!

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  10. Ooh so fancy! hehe I love it, Colleen!! I hope you're having a great start to the week! :D

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  11. Thanks for following me! I followed you back :)

    NEW POST:
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    xoxo ♥

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  12. awe, this is such a beautiful look! i love the combination of colours and how fresh & dewy your face makeup is, love it!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  13. I love the colors you used! Now if I could cut my age in half, add twice the talent I might be able to achieve the look you have! Have a great rest of the week!

    Life with RA is a Pain

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    1. Ha ha!! Lorna you are so funny!!! Thank you! Have a great weekend :-)

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  14. Gorgeous look! Way to turn the tables on the situation! What brand was it? You should share so we don't make the same mistake!!

    ♥ Duckie.

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    1. Thank you!! I know... I should...but I don't want to participate in bringing negativity to anyone's business, you know?? I'll tweet you :-)
      xoxo!!

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  15. Beautiful makeup!!
    Have a wonderful weekend! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  16. Lovely eyes...and beautiful eye makeup...Am following you colleen.

    Please visit my page
    www.lookbeautifulalways.com

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  17. Wow you are really good, Will be eagerly waiting for more.

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    And will love to hear from you. I am a new follower of yours hope the same from you.

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