It's time to get back to makeup on this blog! Here are some random swatches of things I got a long time ago. I am trying to not buy ANY makeup starting February 1st except for replacing my daily essentials when they run out (i.e. foundation). Wish me luck, I failed miserably at this same thing last year. I have been trying to "shop my stash" to help avoid purchasing anything; I have so much nice stuff that I often find things that I haven't worn for ages or have forgotten about so it is almost the same as getting something new! So far, the stash shopping approach has been working, I have been using lots of things that haven't seen the light of day for awhile whenever I get the urge to got to Sephora.
ANYWAY, here are some Bourjois eyeshadows. I think the packaging is quite nice and I enjoy the colours that they offer. I picked up a few purple shadows as I don't have much in the dark purple department.
From left to right: 12, 13, and 04.
I really like the colours, but I was quite worried about the quality of the shadows when swatching them. I "dry swatch" everything and these barely adhered to my arm! I swatched them over a MAC Paint Pot just to get them to show up in the photo below.
|From left to right: 13, 04, 12.|
On my eyes, they actually look fine as I always wear UDPP and a Paint Pot anyway. If you don't wear an eye bas or primer, I would definitely stay away from these.
One brand of makeup that I hadn't tried until about last year was Tarina Tarantino. I bought a couple of the eyeshadows off of a blog sale.
I love the packaging, especially the purple and red skull-themed one (it was from the limited edition Victorian Punk collection).
There is nothing special about the quality of these; they work well enough but did not blow me away or anything. My swatches suck and do not do Victorian Punk justice. It is purple with a golden/green duochrome/sparkle effect. It looks awesome on!!
From left to right: Bow, Victorian Punk.