Urban Decay Ammo Palette Tutorial - Blue and Violet Eye

Here’s one Summery look with cool-toned pastels. If you like the look of colored eyeliner pencils but aren’t sure how to wear it, or worry about it taking definition away from the lash line (it can make your lashes disappear), here’s the way to do it.

Always use a black liquid liner to set a base line at the lashes. 

THEN go on top of it with a colored pencil of your choice, without completely covering the black. Leaving a tiny rim of black near the lashes will help you keep that dark definition so you get the best of both worlds.

I used 3 shades in the Urban Decay Ammo palette. A pale purple (Grifter), a turquoise blue (Shattered), and a magenta violet (Last Call). It’s an almost My Little Pony type color-scheme. I used Sephora’s Smartliner in black, and Shu Uemura’s Drawing Pencil in ME Pink 12. 

For the cheeks, I used a pink Japanese cream blush by Heavy Rotation Creamy Cheeks 02, and I varied the look with 2 lip colors. A soft pearl pink (VDL 504 Jude) and a magenta fuchsia (Bourjois Rouge Edition 07).


Favorite Orange/Tangerine Lipcolors!

Here’s a quick list of 10 orange lippies that I posted about on Dayre yesterday. 

I think there’s a lot of confusion about color groupings because tons of magazines and makeup artists call everything “coral” these days. Not everything is coral. If you need some help differentiating here we go:

Nude-orange: apricot

Pink-orange: coral

Red-orange: poppy

Above are 10 shades in varying shades of orange-tones, and if you need more detailed info on each color, visit the dayre post here!



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MAC Kelly Yum Yum Lip Swatch (and a dupe!)

It’s bright. It’s bold. It’s pink. It’s crazy. 

And it’s drop-dead gorgeous. 

MAC Kelly Yum Yum was an instant “need” for thousands of girls - and boys - but as with predecessor Candy Yum Yum (when it was still a limited edition release), it immediately sold out once it became available.

This version of “Must Have” neon pink is just as opaque, but comes in a satin formula (my favorite) instead of matte, and is a touch warmer than Candy Yum Yum, which is almost magenta. Which makes it more flattering and wearable than the original, without losing the electric-pink scream.

But hang on.

Don’t go rushing on eBay to pay exorbitant prices yet.

If you aren’t able to get hold of it, there is a second-best option. A shade which is pretty much exactly the same, although the formula maybe isn’t quite as smooth and creamy.

Sephora Rouge Shine in Cougar is a Summer release. It comes in a distinctive neon pink cap that matches the color inside, and the color is spot-on for Kelly Yum Yum. The lipstick texture is an opaque creme, but it does get slightly patchier on the lip after a couple hours of wear. Still worth going for the MAC in Asia as the formula is smoother and the price difference is not huge, but that’s if you can find it.

I felt a need to also compare the humongous tip of the MAC Penultimate Liner with Eyeko’s Eye Do (which is normal circumstances is considered a very fat-tipped liner). I’m actually quite excited to give it a try on the eyes tomorrow. I’ll let you know if I make a mess LOL.

Have you checked out the new collection and what did you think of the lipstick shade if you managed to get hold of it?