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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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Augustus Waters

Swatches: Shiro Cosmetics CoTM Dance of Death, Yzma’s Essence of Llama, Moon Prism Power, Cheshire Cat, Augustus Waters & Damnit, Moon Moon

purchased by me

More CoTM swatches from Shiro Cosmetics! I know I said I’d post them yesterday, but I fell asleep in the middle of editing photos. >.> Oops. So um here they are today! xd Today I have Dance of Death, Yzma’s Essence of Llama, Moon Prism Power, Cheshire Cat, Augustus Waters and Damnit, Moon Moon. Remember these are available until the end of the month, then POOF! Dance of Death and Cheshire Cat are not available. Also am baking Amish sugar cookies. Yum. And mushrooms are soaking for miso soup!

Official Descriptions
Dance of Death is a emerald green with subtle teal duochrome and silver and purple sparks. October 2013 CoTM.
Yzma’s Essence of Llama is a dark plum purple with llama-colored duochrome. September 2013 CoTM.
Moon Prism Power is a pale, lightly pinkish cream base, with a strong opalescent green shift and bright golden sparkle. September 2013 CoTM.
Cheshire Cat is a medium grey with a strong green-blue shimmer. August 2013 CoTM.
Augustus Waters is a vibrant turquoise packed with golden and aqua sparkle. August 2013 CoTM.
Damnit, Moon Moon is a Medium red-toned purple packed with gold glitter. June 2013 CoTM.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5-2g by weight for $6.00 per jar.

All photos taken indoors in direct light and outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over bare skin, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime primer.

Dance of Death is a bright jewel green with silver and purple sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, blue #1 lake, yellow #5 lake, ferric ferrocyanide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Yzma’s Essence of Llama is a burgundy with a bronze-ish sheen.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, ultramarine blue, copper powder, silica. VEGAN

Moon Prism Power is a super pale cream with a slightly gold/green shift and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Cheshire Cat is a medium gray with an aqua sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate and silica. VEGAN

Augustus Waters is a bright aqua/turqoise with gold and aqua sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Damnit, Moon Moon is a reddish purple with gold glitter and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN
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More pretties! Unfortunately Cheshire Cat and Dance of Death are not available anymore, but I hadn’t previously swatched them, so. :) Which colors are your favorites? Are you picking any up? Which ones?

Shiro Cosmetics can be found on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can contact Caitlin through her contact page here.

Luna

disclosure-purchased-by-me

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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Chinchillin'

Swatches: Shiro Cosmetics CoTM Chinchillin’, Plausible Walrus, Still No Oscar for Leo DiCaprio, You Snow Nothing, TARDIS & Doge

purchased by me

I have many of Shiro Cosmetics color of the month shades and am finally getting around to swatching them. xd Caitlin has added some older CoTM shades back into the shop until the end of the month. So I suggest you go take a look and grab them before you miss them! Onto ze swatches!

Official descriptions
Chinchillin’ is a velvety heather grey with strong purple duochrome and sparkle. June 2014 CoTM.
Plausible Walrus is a right poppy-pink with a violet shift. May 2014 CoTM.
Still No Oscar for Leo DiCaprio is a shimmering rose-tinted champagne with bright silver sparks. April 2014 CoTM.
You Snow Nothing is a iridescent crow’s wing blue-black, kissed by fire. December 2013 CoTM.
TARDIS is a lightly shimmery royal blue with bright purple and green sparkles. November 2012 CoTM.
Doge is a slightly pink-toned shimmery creamy dogey wonderment. November 2013 CoTM.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5-2g by weight for $6.00 per jar.

All photos taken indoors in direct light and outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over bare skin, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime primer.

Chinchillin’ is a darkish gray with a purple shift and purple sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, synthetic fluorophylogopite, silica. VEGAN

Plausible Walrus is a bright pinky coral with a purple shift.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, yellow #5. VEGAN

Still No Oscar for Leo DiCaprio is a pale rose-gold champagne with silver sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide. VEGAN

You Snow Nothing is a satin black with orange and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide. VEGAN

TARDIS is a bright cobalt blue with purple and green sparks.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, ultramarine blue, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica. VEGAN

Doge is a shimmery, barely pink champagney cream.
Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, aluminum powder, silica. VEGAN
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These colors are beautiful as usual. Caitlin does amazing things with makeup. ^.^ You must go BUY ALL THE THINGS! I shall be posting some more shades tomorrow. :)

Shiro Cosmetics can be found on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can contact Caitlin through her contact page here.

Luna

disclosure-purchased-by-me

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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I Survived the Apocalypse, Moon Prism Power & My Cat is My Valentine Custom Lip Gloss

Swatches: Shiro Cosmetics Custom Lipgloss My Cat is My Valentine, Moon Prism Power & I Survived the Apocalypse and All I Got Was This Eyeshadow

purchased by me

Hey lovelies! I’m sure by now most of you know that Caitlin from Shiro Cosmetics does custom lipgloss, if not well you best crawl out from under that rock. xd You can turn any lip-safe shade into a custom lipgloss. You can even choose the opacity of your gloss, from sheer to moderate to opaque. I’ve only purchased a few, but they’re really nice and I like ’em. So here are some swatches of mine.

Official Descriptions:
My Cat is My Valentine is a creamy light pink with bright white sparkles.
Moon Prism Power is a pale, lightly pinkish cream base, with a strong opalescent green shift and bright golden sparkle.
I Survived the Apocalypse and All I Got Was This Eyeshadow is a rosy champagne with lots of gold and silver sparks, very celebratory!

You will receive custom lipgloss in a 10-mL squeeze tube labeled with color name and opacity for $7.50. There is an added .50 ¢ charge for choosing the opaque option.

Also adding this little video so you can see how pretty they are.

Base Ingredients: hydrogenated polyisobutene, ethylene/propylene/styrene copolymer, butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer, meadowfoam seed oil, cocoa butter, vitamin E. VEGAN

Overall I’m very pleased with the custom lipglosses! The formula is plush and creamy and only slightly sticky. I definitely recommend trying them out. You can find the listing here. You can contact Caitlin Here. Find Shiro on Facebook!

Luna

disclosure-purchased-by-me

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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Little Brother, Diamonds!, It's Mossy! & Star-Crossed over primer

Swatches: Shiro Cosmetics Little Brother, Diamonds!, It’s Mossy! & Star-Crossed

purchased by me

Hello lovelies! I’m going to be swatching some of my Shiro Cosmetics for you! I put the free samples I’ve received into jars and swatched them. I’m hoping to get my custom glosses swatched next. :) For now I have Little Brother, Diamonds!, It’s Mossy! and Star-Crossed. I forgot that I’d swatched Star-Crossed before and only remembered after I’d finished editing my photos. xd Oops. So you get to see it again! I’ve mixed up the swatches a bit. When asked in my makeup group about the swatches people wanted to see the large round swatches over primer instead of glitter glue, so that’s what I did. :)

Official Descriptions:
Little Brother is a strongly metallic mid-toned silver.
Diamonds! is a sheer, super sparkly icy aqua-blue.
It’s Mossy! is a complex green-blue-grey, lightly metallic, over a black base.
Star-Crossed is a blackened coppery-brown.

Ordering options:
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2g by weight for $5.00.
You will receive loose product in a 3g jar with a sifter, packed 1g by weight for $3.50.
You will receive loose product in a 2×2″ baggie, packed ¼ by volume for $1.00.
Optional for It’s Mossy! and Diamonds!. You will receive loose product in a collector’s eddition square 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2g by weight for $8.50.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Primer primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Little Brother is a super silver… silver. xd

Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide. VEGAN

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Diamonds! is a super glassy, sparkley, shiny aqua-blue shade with rainbow sparks. It’s on the sheer side but can be built up nicely.

Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, ferric ferrocyanide. VEGAN

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It’s Mossy! is a greyish foresty green that turns into a crazy metallic over primer/base.

Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide. VEGAN

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Star-Crossed is a dark brown with a coppery sheen.

Ingredients: mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide. VEGAN

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So these were free samples from a couple of orders. I emptied the baggies into some 5g jars that I have. The samples are really generous it filled up almost half of a 5g jar. You can contact Caitlin here. You can purchase from Shiro Cosmetics here. Find Shiro on Facebook!

Luna

disclosure-purchased-by-me

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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