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Makeup Monday ~ Eye shadow fun

Happy Monday! Y’all are not going to believe the last few days! My hubby and I have been busting tail to get all kinds of projects done around the house, that I simply cannot do by myself. I have been falling asleep at an insanely early hour, compared to my usual. My husband’s company called today and told him he would not be returning to Texas on Wednesday, which was the original plan. The area he was working was hit quite hard by Hurricane Harvey. Thank goodness he came home when he did! My thoughts are with everyone in Texas today, and in the coming weeks. Living in a coastal state, I know what they will be dealing with.

I have gotten several deliveries over the last few days, so I thought I would play with some eye shadows today. I wanted to step outside my comfort zone, as far as colors go. Here’s what I played with today:

Aren’t these some awesome colors?? Also, can you believe I have never used NYX or BH Cosmetics‘ eye shadows before today. Crazy, right? And considering how well these shadows performed, I can’t believe it took me this long!

I used the matte coral/orange color in the NYX palette, and the foiled orange from BH. I also ran the foiled orange under my lower lash line. The matte shadow blended out incredibly well. I had to apply the foiled shadow with a dampened brush, but that’s not at all unusual. I never thought my skin tone looked great with warm colors, but I was wrong! It actually makes my skin look more tan than it actually is, which is zero tan hahahaha I don’t love how my eyes look with liner in my waterline, but today was all about stepping outside my comfort zone.

Considering this is a first impression review, I am highly impressed!! The NYX shadow blended sooooo well!! The foiled shadow was quite easy to apply, both on the lid and under the lower lashes. Why have I waited so long to try these shadows!! I could have avoided a lot of heartache (and saved a ton of money) if I had tried these sooner. I came across BH Cosmetics from Taylor from the YouTube channel ThaTaylaa. She’s one of my favorite influencers and she talks about BH products a lot. (Keep your eyes peeled for a first impression review of another BH palette soon!)

Have y’all tried these brands before? Did you have a similiar experience? Lemme know!

Carrie♥

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Try~It Tuesday: NYX Black Eye Shadow Base

Good afternoon, friends! I hope everyone is doing well! Today is a pretty lazy day here on the homestead. We’re in for some stormy weather today, so I’m just hanging out inside, watching my favorites on YouTube. Do you guys watch YouTube much? It literally sucks me right in, and I can get lost for hours haha I mainly watch beauty channels, but I also sub to some culture, science and history channels. It’s sooo easy to get lost, which means I usually don’t realize the time or just how much time I’ve wasted. Is it really wasted time if you enjoy yourself, though?

Back when I fist got into makeup, there was just basic makeup. There were no primers, no CC or BB creams, no highlighters, no mattifying products and I had never heard of contouring. There were the basics: foundation, powder, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipsticks and glosses. Sometimes, I am literally amazed at all there is on offer at places like Sephora and Ulta. Even Walmart and Walgreen’s blow my mind! Imagine the level of mind blown-ness when I happened upon a black eye shadow base, one day at Walgreen’s. Basically, it’s a product worn under eye shadow that is supposed to deepen and enrich the color worn on top. What an ingenious way to take a daytime look and turn it into evening, without having to buy several palettes! You can just buy this, and use your current collection! Sorry, makeup companies haha

Before we get started, I will be testing this out on my arms today. I think it might be easier to see just how much this product changes (or doesn’t) what is put on top. Alright, let’s get started, y’all!

This stuff is sticky!! I would recommend applying with your finger. Trying to use a brush might be messy and cause it to apply unevenly. I tried with a brush, initially, and it was a sticky mess. Once on, give it a minute or two to set, then go in! It works better with metallic shades, from what I can tell.

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I used five shadows, from five different companies, to see how each reacted.

20707326_10155639497649357_755616524_oFrom top to bottom, I used ColourPop’s Tiny Tangerines (why does a teal color have tangerine in the name??), Maybelline’s ColorTatoo Concentrated Crayon in Lilac Lust, the peachy/pink shade in elf’s Island Breeze Ultra Pigment Cushion palette (part of their Aqua Beauty line), OFRA’s single eye shadow in Victory, and finally from tarte’s Swamp Queen palette, I used the shade Dogman. All of these shades are great, but I did not have high hopes for the elf shade. It barely showed up on my skin!

And these are the shades after applying on top of the shadow base:

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And let’s do a side-by-side comparison:

The metallic shades … whoa! It’s a bit hard to see in the after pic, but the Maybelline crayon turned a very deep purple. Dogman looks a bit muddy but workable, and that elf shade … I don’t even know what that did, but it wasn’t good. That being said, it’s best to see how different shades and finishes react. I like the ColouPop transformation the best. It became so rich and deep!! You can see how easy it is to transform an eye shadow, without doing much!

These bases come in four shades: black, nude, white and white pearl. You can see what black does, white causes a brilliant pop, white pearl will give shadows a pearl finish, and nude enhances the shadow color, but not as much as the white shades. The NYX website has these for $7, which isn’t bad at all, considering they can double or triple your eye shadow collection. I picked mine up at my local Walgreen’s, like I said above, but I don’t remember how much it was.

So what do you guys think? Have you tried an eye shadow base before? Will you after seeing what they can do? I’m pretty interested in getting the white base and seeing how that changes these same shadows. Maybe for another Try~It Tuesday? Haha lemme know your thoughts on these bases!

Carrie♥

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