Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Starfruit Mantis EOTD

Here's a simple spring look I did using Meow Cosmetic's "Starfruit" (inner lid) from the Caribbean collection, and "Mantis" (outer lid) from the Lost Rainforest collection. I also used Make Up Forever's Aqua Liner #4. I'm not sure what lip product I was wearing, but I can see I missed a spot... :p Oops!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Companies I Support

If you're into social networking with the indie beauty blogging community, you might know of some of the drama that's been going on recently and not so recently. If you don't, count yourself lucky! I'm not going to post about it here because it's stupid and pointless, but I thought it would be a good time to post a somewhat reevaluated list of indie companies I can totally and completely stand behind.

There are a lot of companies NOT on this list, and that doesn't necessarily mean they're bad! Some I haven't tried, or I'm unsure of, I haven't ordered from in too long to feel honest about recommending, or any other number of reasons. If you have any specific questions about my views on a particular company, feel free to email me at my NEW address at eyeconicmakeup@gmail.com. So fancy and official!

Indies I Love

Venomous Cosmetics

Right now these are the only companies I can recommend with 100% confidence. Again, if you have any questions, feel free to email me! Hopefully I can try or retry some more indie companies soon and expand the list. :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kiss My Sass eyeshadow swatches

Unfortunately I couldn't get natural light for these swatches, it was super cloudy out every day the week I tried to swatch. They still turned out alright, but you can't see how really sparkly some of the shades are.

From left to right: Sandcastle, Champagne, Nude Beach, Hayride

Hayride is so pigmented and pretty, I can't wait to use it in a look!

1st row, left to right: Poison Ivy, Love the Way You Lie, Sailors Kiss
2nd row: Reign Over Me, Firestarter, Broken Hearted

I really wish you could see the shimmer better in these. Sailors Kiss is definitely one of the most beautiful blues I own, it's SO gorgeous and shimmery and just perfect. I also really like Firestarter, which is a yellow with some red shimmer, and Broken Hearted, which is a red with some yellow shimmer.

Here's Tea Rose eyeshadow (I forgot to swatch it with the rest, oops!) and Summer Lovin' lip glaze. Without the flash...

And with flash.

SHABAM! Look at the color shift on that baby! In real life the shimmer has a bit more green to it. I really love the marshmallow scent the lip glaze has, I'm a sucker for anything marshmallow scented.

Everything I've swatched is available from Kiss My Sass Cosmetics.