|Eyeshadow Swatches, UD, Stila, Too Faced, Color Pop, etc.
||[Jun. 28th, 2015|07:25 am]
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I was playing around with some makeup and decided to do swatches of some of the shadows I'd purchased in the past year and very recently. This time I decided to go outside and get the full impact of the sun on the swatches and one in the shade, for contrast.
Lots of higher-end brands here...
I want to premise this post by stating that all of these photos where taken with my crappy cell phone camera...it likes to focus on the background more than the foreground for some odd reason and I don't know how to fix that. So, sorry these are blurry, but the colors are all still true and due to the blurry nature, you get a better gander at the glittery-formula of some of these shadows.
-Further, all of these swatches were taken on clean skin with no primers or bases involved. All done with a dry finger, as well, unless otherwise stated.
From left to right:
*Inglot #86 (dry swatch)
*Too Faced "Label Whore"
*Colour Pop "Lace"
*NYX "Frostbite" -the Prismatic shadows
*Urban Decay "Tonic"
*NYX "Glam Golden" from the Glam Liner Aqua Luxe liquid liners
Another shot, from a different angle:
-Here I swatched Inglot #86 wet next to it's dry swatch... much more pigmented and more coppery-red when wet vs the light orangey shade while dry.
-I also added a swatch of Makeup Geek's "Insomnia" pigment between Colour Pop's "Bae" and Too Faced's "Label Whore".
*And by this point, out of curiousity, I had swatched UD's "Tonic" over top of Colour Pop's "Lace"...just too see how it might change...it didn't change much, just lightened the deep purple...so that's why it looks a little different in some of these swatches.
* A close-up of the wet/dry swatches of Inglot's #86 glitter-shadow. Wet with just water.
Here I've got Urban Decay's "Tonic" on the left, Stila's "Metallic Pixie Dust" from their 'Magnificent Metals' Collection in the middle,
and on the far right is the NYX glitter/liquid liner in "Glam Golden".
*Here's a shot of the swatches in the shade. Still beautiful, but more subdued.
And there you have it. Once my own computer is back and up and running, if anyone is interested, I may try to do these swatches again and take some better pics with my Nikon instead of my phone. But, I think the colors and sparkles came out great even with my cell phone cam.
Let me know what you think!!