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Drink Nuclear Cola & Sunset Sasparilla over Glitter Glue

Swatches: AFK Cosmetics Drink Nuclear Cola, Sunset Sasparilla, Super Mutant & Three Dog OWWWWW!

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More AFK Cosmetics swatches! Here are a few shades from the Wastelander collection!

Official descriptions
Drink Nuclear Cola is a shimmery brick red with an ever so slight golden sparkle.
Sunset Sasparilla is a dirty mustard yellow with a very light amount of red sparkle.
Super Mutant is a toxic, almost apple green with a golden shimmer.
Three Dog OWWWWW! is an earthy brown with a BUTTLOAD of golden sparkles.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Drink Nuclear Cola is a metallic burgundy with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Sunset Sasparilla is a matte mustard yellow with red sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Silica Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Super Mutant is a bright pea green with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 2 Lake, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Three Dog OWWWWW! is a light chocolate brown with gold and bronze sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

I really like Sunset Sasparilla and Three Dog OWWWWW! Sunset Sasparilla is a gorgeous mustardy yellow. I don’t like regular yellows, but darker yellows, yes! And Three Dog OWWWWW has some gorgeous sparkle!

You can find AFK Cosmetics shop here. You can contact Dena through the shop email here. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Disclosure

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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A Goddess?!, Clean Freak & Mikasa over Glitter Glue

Swatches: AFK Cosmetics A Goddess?!, Clean Freak & Mikasa

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I have a few shades from AFK Cosmetics Fight or Die collection! Sadly when I was swatching these I accidentally knocked Clean Freak off my table and spilled nearly the entire jar on the floor and my chair. t.t I am so sad.

Official descriptions
A Goddess?! is a light and bright buttery golden yellow with a little bit of sparkle and shimmer.
Clean Freak is a soft off white bordering on cream with a slight golden sheen.
Mikasa is a deep jewel toned red bordering on burgundy with a very subtle sparkle.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

A Goddess?! is a light gold with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Caranauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Clean Freak is a creamy white with a light gold sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Oxide, Chromium Oxide, Caranauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Mikasa is a metallic-y, jewel red with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Copper Powder, Caranauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

I’ve swatched some other shades from the Fight or Die collection in the past, so here are some more! Clean Freak is my favorite it’s a pretty creamy white with a gold-ish sheen. It just kind of glows! Mikasa is a rich gorgeous red as well and A Goddess?! is the perfect gold. Very pretty colors! Later today I should have some more AFK swatches!

You can find AFK Cosmetics on their own site here. You can contact Dena through the shop email afkcosmetics@hotmail.com. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Disclosure

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Ojo de Gato over bare skin

Swatches: My Pretty Zombie Ojo de Gato

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If you missed Ojo de Gato last year from My Pretty Zombie you’ll be happy to know it’s back! Starting tomorrow April 1st you can once again get it. This year Andrea is donating to Snap Cats as her kitty charity of choice! Last year she donated to Blind Cat Rescue! Ojo de Gato is gorgeous and has been slightly reformulated this year to be lip safe!

Official description
Ojo de Gato is a blackened dark coppery brown with a touch of glitter.

Ordering options
You will receive product in a jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight.
You can purchase Ojo de Gato here.

Ojo de Gato was swatched over NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone, over Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Ojo de Gato is a blackened copper with copper sparks.
Ingedients: mica. iron oxide, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, bronze powder, silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminum, Polyurethane 33, yellow #5, yellow #6, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

Ojo de Gato is gorgeous and the proceeds go to a great cause. Cats are wonderful, amazing creatures. You know you wanna help them! ;) You can find My Pretty Zombie on Facebook and Instagram!

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Thursday Guest Post!

Two easy-to-do indie EOTDs! (Guest post by Sarah)

Hi guys!  I’m Sarah, and I’ll be your guest writer for today. Today I’ll be sharing with you two looks!

First up is an office-safe mermaid inspired look.

Step 1: Blackbird Cosmetics “Dog Days”, medium-light matte brown, lightly blended into crease.
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Step 2: Ten Three Lab’s “The Buttler”, a deeper matte brown, blended into outer V for depth. (Fun fact: I did the label art for this collection )2ttlb

Step 3: Dawn Eyes “Beloved” patted on the inner to mid lid.  There was some debate at the studio the day I wore this as to whether it leaned more green or more blue, but it’s officially described as a “tealy golden blue” on the Dawn Eyes website.  It’s a perfect mermaid color IMO!
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Step 4: Add some winged liner and mascara!
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The final look under two different lightings.
The final look under two different lightings.

The end result is a very subtle pop of color.  Just enough to liven up your eyeshadow while in situations that call for a more reserved dress code!

This second look was born out of necesity to pack light while traveling.  Samples are super convenient for travel with so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to try out 3 new samples I haven’t had the chance to wear yet!    (Please forgive the drop in photo quality for these, I left my camera at home so all I had to work with was my phone.)

The samples featured are Shiro’s “Kaepora Gaebora”, Blackbird’s “Vintage”, and Dawn Eye’s “Mantle”.
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Step 1: Blend “Vintage”, a mauve matte, into my crease and outer corner.
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Step 2: Pat “Kaepora Gaebora”, a silvery taupe, onto the inner to mid lid section.
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Step 3: Add “Mantle”, a deep purple-brown, to the outer V and lower lashline.  Finish up with mascara!
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All in all, 3 sample baggies and a mascara wand is all you need to pack for this look…. hardly a burden!

Hope you guys liked the looks!  And thanks Luna for the feature!

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Inside

Review: Makeup by One Direction LE Tin

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Official description
Created for—and inspired by—fans of the world’s biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION.

5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). Tins include:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

These new sets are available in stores November 15th at:
Sears USA
Kmart
Target
Walmart Canada

Where to buy
from Amazon – From $12.99 USD to $17.99 USD.

Packaging
There are 5 tins, each have one of the band members on the cover. They all have the same makeup inside. They have a clear plastic sleeve with product information on them.

If you’re a fan of One Direction then you’ve probably seen these limited edition tins floating around! They include almost everything for a full face of makeup. All you need is some foundation and blush! Each tin has the same makeup inside but there are 5 different tins with each band member on the front. The makeup is drugstore quality and perfect for the teen fan! I ended up giving one of my tins to my daughter which she loves as you can see. She’s getting pretty darn good at putting her own makeup on. The colors are really nice. You have metallic and shimmery eye shadows and some decent balms in pinky/peachy colors. The nail polish is bright and pretty. The little brushes that come with the kit are utter rubbish and fell apart the first time they were used. You can find Makeup by One Direction on Facebook here.

Makeup by One Direction LE Tins
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  • Quality
  • Color
  • Price

Summary

Pros
Nice colors
Inexpensive
Available online
Drugstore quality

Cons
Geared towards younger crowd
Drugstore quality

Final thoughts
I would probably purchase this for a younger One Direction fan.

Buy or not
Not for myself.

4.1
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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Thursday Guest Post!

Life’s Entropy Cosmos Lipstick in Blackbody vs. MAC Cyber

Hello! My name is Jules, and I consider myself to be a Makeup Enthusiast. I am not a professional by any means, but makeup is definitely my hobby. I enjoy a blend of mainstream and indie makeup, and I love comparing and contrasting the two, especially to find color dupes.

Today I wanted to work with one of the Life’s Entropy Cosmos lipsticks,  a product that was highly coveted, and limited edition. I only snagged samples of most of the collection, but I’m happy that I did! Although there were some complaints about the product (sweating, for the most part)  I was really pleased. I find the formula to be comfortable to wear, and non-drying.

When swatching these, I wanted to see if I had any similar colors in my collection, and I thought that Blackbody would be a close color match for Cyber, a permanent shade in MAC’s lipstick line.

The following swatches were done over bare skin, under a daylight bulb, with flash.

Leftm MAC Cyber; Right, Life's Entropy Blackbody
Left, MAC Cyber; Right, Life’s Entropy Blackbody
Left, Life’s Entropy Blackbody; Right, MAC Cyber

From the swatches, it looks like Blackbody has more of a brighter red tone to it. Cyber can be worn in a light layer as shown here, or be layered to become a more deeper plum, where it would have less of a red tone, and lose its closeness to Blackbody. In terms of finish, Cyber is more of a matte/satin finish, while Blackbody has more shine to it. Cyber also has a drier texture than Blackbody, and to me, is less comfortable to wear. (However, I wear all products with a lip primer!)

I know the Cosmos lipstick line was supposed to be a line of dupes for some of the shades in the NARS Audacious line, so before you come running to me telling me the obvious dupe for Blackbody, I wanted to see what else might be close! (Also, cheaper!)

If you liked this post, you can find me over at The Brauhaus! Thanks for reading!

 

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Thursday Guest Post!

Favorite Inner Corner Highlights

Hello everyone! I’m Carissa and I run The Indie Makeup Blog. Luna was nice enough to allow me a spot as her guest poster today.

You know how people say that adding mascara ties a whole look together? Well for me it’s a nice bright eyeshadow placed in the inner corner. Even when I just wear liner, I still add an inner corner highlight. It makes you look more awake and I love the effect it gives. Although there are plenty of eye-brightening shades out there, I have a few in my regular rotation that are my tried and trues. I applied these without primer or a glitter fixative because I wanted you to be able to get a better idea of how it would look worn in the inner corner.

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Fyrinnae Sled Puppies is a white gold shimmer with subtle blue sparkles. This is my #1 shadow that I reach for to highlight. Pigmented, smooth, and the white gold shimmer seems to complement nearly any look. I’ve also used this as a cheek highlight and it’s very pretty worn that way.

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Hello Waffle Sweetie is a shimmery off-white with blue iridescence. The blue shimmer is more apparent in person. This eyeshadow was part of the limited edition Kitty Kingdom collection. For those who don’t know, The Kitty Kingdom collection was inspired by the pet’s of members from Hello Waffle’s Facebook fan page. A portion of the proceeds were given to a local pet shelter in Christine’s area. I like this shade a lot because of the blue sheen. I use this all the time with other blue eyeshadows such as Femme Fatale Dreamstate and Hello Waffle The Great Catsby.

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Fyrinnae Crimson Ghost is a soft white with a prominent pink shift. The shift can look red or pink depending on the lighting and this one is pretty pigmented. It is easily one of my favorite shades from Fyrinnae and I highly recommend picking it up. One of my go-to looks is Fyrinnae Repunzel Has Extensions on the lid, Fyrinnae It Beautifies! in the crease, and Crimson Ghost on the inner corner.

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Femme Fatale Perspect-Illusion is a soft pink with a strong blue shift. The blue shift is so intense that it often appears blue instead of pink. Femme Fatale is known as one the best makers of duochromes in the market, and I absolutely agree. This shade is stunning. I like to pair it with Femme Fatale Prismo.

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Hello Waffle Snow Bees is an off white with subtle creamsicle shimmer. I wish I had more sunlight the day I swatched these so you could see the shimmer more, but trust me it’s there in person. I tend to use this one with orange shadows such as Hello Waffle Fauxlivia. 

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Shiro Moon Prism Power a white gold with a green shift. This is part of Shiro’s High Scores collection and is pretty loved in the indie world. Plus, Sailor Moon. How can you go wrong? This and Femme Fatale Planeshift make the most beautiful combination!

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Femme Fatale Bone Dust is a greyed out lilac matte base with pink shimmer. Hello long description! But seriously, this color is so cool. Femme Fatale has a few shadows in the matte base + shimmer formula and I really like them. I don’t have anything like this in my collection and it’s light enough to wear in the inner corner or on the lid.

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Aromaleigh 100 Years of Winter is a sheer grey with heavy silver sparkle and a subtle pink shift. This color was actually made to be used as a multipurpose highlighter so I wear it both as an inner corner shade and as a cheek highlight. It was part of the first Aromaleigh Ephemera Subscription box.

That wraps up my most used highlight shades! Hope you guys enjoyed. Thanks again Luna for allowing me to be your guest poster today :)

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