Monday, 31 October 2011
Sunday, 30 October 2011
Hi everyone! So sorry I’ve been a bit of a slack Alice on the posting front – lots of things going on in Robyn land this week. But I managed to swatch the fabulousness that is Hi-Fi’s 2011 Hallowe’en offering. I utterly adored last years Hallowe’en collection and the sample sets from Hi-Fi are a pretty good deal so I couldn’t not grab these.
Swatched on bare skin on the top and Pixie Epoxy below.
L-R: A Demon in Your Bed ,The Vampire Club , Book of Lore, Supulchre, Hell Hath No Fury.
A Demon In Your Bed and Book of Lore look very similar here, but BOL is a deep murky green whereas ADIYB is pretty much a straight up charcoal colour. I’m in love with Hell Hath No Fury – its got lots of green glitter and a beautiful glow to it. Sepulchre is a very nice murky silver and I don’t think I need to say much else about The Vampire club other than I have a ton of looks planned for it already!
L-R: Bela Lugosi, Miss Fortune, A Vampire Scorned, Straight to The Devil , Damned Soul
Click to enlarge this one! I wasn’t really looking forward to A Vampire Scorned as I have lots of metallic reds and they never get used, but this one has lots of tiny purple glitter and larger gold glitter throughout – subtle but stunning. Straight to The Devil stole my heart right away (although with all the red glitter to me it screams Christmas!) and Miss Fortune is gorgeous. I thought it was very similar to Darling Girl Honey Pot but it reads much more green than Honey Pot does. Bela Lugosi is stunning – a light, bright pinky purple that I can’t wait to use as a highlight colour. I probably won’t use Damned Soul all that much as I’m not a huge fan of glittery blacks, but if you are, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s BLACK!
A few looks? Okay!
Bela Lugosi on the lid, Vampire Club in the crease, Book of Lore on the lashlines.
Hell Hath No Fury on the lid, Damed Soul on the lash lines.
Miss Fortune in the crease, Straight to The Devil on the lid and A Vampire Scorned as liner.
I’ve not got as much chance to play with these as I like, but rest assured they’ll be making some appearances soon!
Did you buy any Hallowe’en collections? What are your favourite Hi-Fi products?
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
I’ve seriously neglected my Hi-Fi colours of late, which is very foolish of me as I have so many beautiful colours from them. If you’ve not tried Hi-Fi, I’d really recommend them, the shadows apply like a dream and they have a huge range to choose from. So without further ado, here are some photos of my eyeballs with Hi-Fi schtuffs on them!
Hi-Fi Creeper on the lid, Phantom Stranger on the inner corner (both Halloween 2010), Inglot Pearl 402 in the crease and lower lashline. Lips are MUA 11.
Lid, Hi-Fi Between the Stars and Ulta Gel Liner in Ink. Lower lashline, Hi-Fi Another Day Another Drama over Sleek Kajal Liner in Odyssey. Brow highlight, Hi-Fi Mornings of Gold. BTS and MOG are from the Labyrinth collection.
Lid, #1 hit Single. Outer V/lower lashline,Hi-Fi Dark Carnival. Hi-Fi Omen in the crease. Brow highlight is the white from Sleek Acid.
Well, sorry for the dodge full face photos and the shitty close-ups from the last look – I spent time on my makeup that morning (i.e, more than ten minutes) and almost forgot to take pictures before I was out of the door! But see what I mean about the pretties?
I’ll have swatches from the Evil From Beyond (Halloween 2011) collection up soon, as well as more hi-Fi looks (shall I do a Love Week for Hi-Fi?!) so keep your eyeballs peeled. You can see swatches of last years Halloween awesomeness here.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Man, I LOVE Aladdin, so I was pretty please when Vijaya gave me the Genie as my character this week. I gave her Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, and I’ve been singing ‘Be our Guest’ all day!
Lid: hi Fi Chicago. Inner Lid: HiFi Pixies. Crease: Darling Girl Honey Pot Lower Lashline: HiFi Chicago, Darling Girl Honey Pot
I only did one eye, because I’m a cop out and I was sure I would screw up the curly liner (inspired by the beard, yo) because my MAC 110 is dirty so I was using a shitty ELF brush. Lo and behold, I’m not all that happy with it, so I’m glad I only did one eye. But I’m certainly going to try Arabic-style liner again soon – the inner corner looks pretty nifty – and try and use Chicago more. I’m not really a blue eyeshadow person – my Blue folder seems to be mostly Disney looks – but this one has something special to it!
Please go and check out Vijaya’s Lumiere look! ‘Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious!
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
That’s the keyboard shelf of a computer desk. It worked really well for me for a while, but it was overflowing and I have larger items that won’t fit in there now - I couldn't store tall lipsticks, etc, there. So I took out all the cases from my desk. Now I store my baby wipes, hairbrushes, pins, and makeup scrapbook under there. That photo was taken about a year ago... looking at my stash now is actually quite embarrasing! I have a problem, but hey, at least it's not meth.
I'm going to pretend that they're futuristic and sci-fi rather than boring. I got two, so let’s have a butchers at what I’ve shoved in them - I'm sure this will get re-arranged!
Drawer one: Sleek, Inglot and Wet & Wild palettes, random single eyeshadows, shadesticks, cream and gel liners
Drawer 2: Indie jars and samples. I need to buy another tray for these as they’re double stacked now, and I need a new sample storage other than ‘bag.’Any suggestions? I was using pill organizers to depot them all but that's not really working so well either!
Drawer three: Glitter, glitter liners, blood and latex, sequins, sticky-back plastic for stencilling, Aquacolours and Greasepaints. This is my favourite drawer - I rarely go in here but when I do I know it's going to be for something awesome!
And the second stack:
Drawer one: Tray of lipstick, tray of glosses and balms/stains/Intertubes, etc. I have totally run out of room for lipsticks. These are squuuuuuuueezed in there! I know they're going to overflow at some point.
Drawer two: Blushes and tray of Barry M Dazzle Dusts (I don’t want these to live in here, but this was the only space left! )
Drawer three: False lashes! I guess I could put my Barry M in here but I LOVE having an entire drawer full of obnoxious false eyelashes.
Monday, 17 October 2011
Cheeks: Sleek Suede, Benefit Moonbeam
Lips: Darling Girl Holo Gloss in Jaded
Please check out the Makeup Heroes channel for more Depression Awareness and links to all our blogs – we’ll all doing a look for this. Priscilla, Kathy and Wendy now have looks up!
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Cheeks: Darling Girl Azalea
Lips: Sleek matte lipstick in Mystic
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Lips: Darling Girl Pumpkin King
Cheeks: Almay Blush in Peach 130
Isn’t it a gorgeous colour? It’s much more complex in real life – sometimes it looks more red, sometimes more brown or purple. Lovely.
While I’m here, I may as well throw in the the swatches of the balms I picked up:
If you want to see ten billion awesome looks with the DG Halloween stuff, go say hi to Wendy!