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On The Hunt For Pink October

I have been totally obsessed with obtaining Pink eye shadow (e/s) for the last few months.  In the past, I have poo-pooed the thought of any WOC (women of color) using pink eye shadow on the lid because I felt like it did not work.

You are probably thinking “when did this change of heart occur with Pink e/s?” The Heatherette for MAC! The Heatherette Trio 2 included a light pink, a grape purple and midtone pink.  I got the Trio #1 instead because I love any shade of teal. But then, I noticed many Heatherette Trio #2 WOC FOTDs on Specktra.

During the early part of the summer, I realized  that I needed to have the Heatherette trio #2 in my collection.  I searched high and low for the Trio, but I could not find it, so I was on the hunt for mid-tone pinks.

To date I have:

  • Urban Decay Hot Pants – Smooth and wonderful.
  • MAC Sunset B – The right shade, lustre-like (which is not good), but definitely works with some paint pots and NYX jumbo eye pencils
  • NYX Dolly Pink – too much fall out, seems to work well with NYX jumbo eye pencils
  • Pink Too Faced Shadows – Wonderful and smooth, the color payoff is strong.  Definite must haves! Check out Swatch Gallery for images.
  • Nouba single e/s 51 – Bright Pink shadow is a must have. The texture is smooth and the color payoff is strong as well.  (Sidebar: I have a few of the Nouba products, an Italian cosmetics brand, and I really like the stuff I have.  The price is comparable to MAC, but I have found a website that offers discount prices on the brand)
  • Bourjois Shimmering Shine Eye Shadow in Rose Electron – I have only swatched it on my hand and the liquid eye shadow is quite brilliant and I cannot wait to wear it
  • Korres Pink e/s – Looks like a soft silvery pink on me.
  • Pop Eye Cakes in Bright Pink – The texture and color payoff are fine, but I think with a good eye shadow base, the pinks will sing. 🙂

Pop Eye Cake in Bright Pinks


(All products are MAC unless stated)

Face

  • MSF Dark
  • NYX Concealer in Nutmeg


Eyes

  • Matte Gel
  • L’Oreal De-Crease Base
  • Nice Vice Paint Pot
  • L’Oreal Cream Rich Crayon Adventurous
  • Nouba Single e/s  51 (Bright Pink) on lid
  • Korres Pink e/s (inner corner)
  • Nouba Single e/s 24 (Midnight Charcoal) in crease
  • Black Ore Solar Bits (in crease)
  • Tan side from the L’Oreal Hip Duo Adventurous (highlighter)
  • L’Oreal Naturale Mascara in Black
  • Too Faced Foiled Liner – Black Beauty

Cheeks

Warmed MSF

Lips

  • Sweet Tooth T/T
  • Cyber l/s
  • NYX Narcissus l/s

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Mix Maven

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Eye Shadow Review And FOTD

Hey Pumps and Gloss-ers,

Please add Purely Cosmetics to my list of favorite brands.

Purely Cosmetics is a mineral cosmetics company based in California.  The owner, Robyn, is a mentch (just for you, Robyn).  😉 She sent me a few samples of the new, limited edition Cream To Powder Shadows.  I absolutely love them.  The shadows are solid, yet soft.  The shadow has staying power and highly blendable. Some have compared it to MAC’s Paint Pots, but I think the Cream To Powder Shadows are better than Paint Pots *gasp* and I love Paint Pot as a shadow base, but not as shadow. The shadows glide on the eyelid with no streaking and the color payoff is strong.  I tell you, I am in love.

In the FOTD below, I used the Cream to Powder shadow as base and shadow.

I created this look for church, a very soft and sassy look.  *Yes, you can be slightly sassy for church* lol

Face

  • NC 50/NW 43 Studio Tech Foundations
  • NYX Concealer in Nutmeg

Eyes

  • Matte Gel
  • L’Oreal De-Crease
  • Nice Vice Paint Pot
  • Too Faced Heiress e/s
  • Knight Divine e/s (hint of)
  • Purely Cosmetics’ Cream To Powder Shadow in Slate Blue
  • Femme Fi e/s
  • L’Oreal Naturale Mascara in Black
  • Barry M kohl liner in Navy Blue

Cheek

  • Gleeful Mineralized Blush
  • Porcelain Pink MSF

Lips

  • Pucker Tendertone
  • MoonBathe Honeymoon l/s

Please get the Limited Edition Cream To Powder Shadow duos and/or palettes, you will be very pleased.  The price is definitely right, so if I were you, I would get 3 of each color.

Overall Rating: 5
Price [Value]:5
Packaging Quality: 4
Would you buy this product again? Is a HECK YA sufficient

Mix Maven aka Mix Meyven