After being vegetarian for several years, I am now transitioning to being completely cruelty free. I will do my best to have everything from now on to be cruelty free, but I request that you kindly consider that this is a journey and not everyone is perfect!
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I'm still having a grand time playing with Urban Decay's Electric Palette, so I decided to share a couple looks I created that are a little more subtle than my Rainbow Eyes from last week. You can check out all my looks from the Electric Palette HERE.
I started first by priming my lid with ud's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I then brushed on a light sweep of Paradisco by MAC* across the lid. Next I lined my eye with NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk using a small angle brush. Then using a clean small angle brush I started at the inner corner of the lid with Savage transitioning to Jilted, Urban and finally Chaos. I did not clean my brush between transitions. After that, with a clean small angle brush I went back to the upper inner eyelid and applied a bit of Slowburn. I finished the look with NYX Voluptuous Lush Lash Mascara.
This cherry blossom inspired look started exactly the same as the look above. I started first by priming my lid with ud's Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I then brushed on a light sweep of Paradisco by MAC* across the lid. Next I lined my eye with NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk using a small angle brush. Then using a clean small angle brush I started at the inner corner of the lid with Slowburn. About halfway across the lid I transitioned to Savage and finally blended a small bit of Jilted in the outer corner. I did not clean my brush between transitions. I finished the look with NYX Voluptuous Lush Lash Mascara.
*MAC products are no longer cruelty free. Until this changes I will no longer purchase their products. Since, however, I have so much of their product still I will be using it until it is depleted.
So tell me, do you have the Electric Palette yet? I wanna know your thoughts! What do you like/dislike about it?
It's cherry blossom season here in DC and I'm feeling quite inspired by pink! Cherry blossom trees line the streets in my neighborhood, they are truly beautiful. Couldn't be more perfect timing, this winter was a tough one, it's lovely to have a reminder of why DC with all it's faults is actually a nice place to live.
When I turned 18, I got my first credit card at Nordstrom. This was a pretty exciting thing because not only did they carry size 11 shoes, but they also sold Urban Decay and Hard Candy Nail polishes. Be still my alt 90's heart!
Urban Decay seems to be best known for their Naked Palettes these days, but what I fell in love with them over was rad punk rock polish. Which in fact is why I am SO EXCITED to talk about this return to alternative with the Electric Palette! Sure, sure, they have had some bright colors in their single shadows and 24/7 liners, but this is a serious, in-your-face, crazy-color palette. Plus, ahem, it's CRUELTY FREE!
Obviously, I'm pretty stoked on this palette and my first go around I emulated VintageOrTacky's Rainbow eye. It's a little different since our eyes are shaped a bit differently, but if you want to give this look a try check out her video embedded below.
To really make these pressed pigments pop I started the look with NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk all over the upper and lower lid. My look included: Chaos in the crease, Urban and Jilted Above the crease in the browbone area, Fringe on the lid. On the lower lid I gradated from Urban to Jilted to Slowburn, Thrash is on the tearduct. I put just a touch of Revolt in the little divot between my nose and lid. The black liner is 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion and the mascara is NYX Voluptuous LL04. For my brows I used MAC Sassy Grass eye shadow. All of the products I used are cruelty free except the MAC shadow*
*I used to be a die hard MAC user, but unfortunately they are no longer cruelty free. Until this changes I will no longer purchase their products. Since, however, I have so much of their product still I will be using it until it is depleted.