Sonntag, 31. Juli 2011

Being Golden

For my first make-up look using an Overall Beauty mineral eye shadow, I decided to pick "Pretty Gold".

The website says "Looking for a gold that works for all eye colors? Then this is the gold for you! Precious metals don't sparkle, they flash. [...] Molten in gold, copper, and desert sun."

My opinion: This is a very nice, rather warm gold. While it's bordering on being metallic, it still has a very nice sparkle effect to it. It's not too light nor too dark & intensity varies as you can layer it over a base to get a bolder effect or apply it without one for a sheer wash of color.
"Pretty Gold" was easy to apply (it wasn't overly dusty or something like that) & a little goes a long way. 
The color is lovely, as all other golds in my collection are lighter toned & a darker gold which borders on being copper was something I wanted to have in my stash since quite a while.

I applied Pretty Gold over a base (MAC "Bare Study paint pot) on my lower lid & without base in my crease.

This is the look I created (Including special guest appearance of Dorian, my dog. Do you see him? *gg*):

face: MAC Studio Sculpt SPF15 in NW25

eyes: MAC "Bare Study" paint pot on lower lid, Overall Beauty "Pretty Gold"    layered over "Bare Study", "Pretty Gold" also in crease. MAC "Vanilla" e/s to highlight. MAC "Push the Edge" pigment to line upper & lower lashline.

cheeks: NARS "Luster" blush, NARS "Albatross" to highlight

lips: MAC "Bordeauxline" powerpoint pencil to fill in lips, MAC "Play Time" lipstick

nail polish: Sephora by OPI "Hell to the No"

Thanks for looking :-)

*Overall Beauty  mineral  e/s sent for review. All other items purchased by myself*

Overall Beauty Mineral Eye Shadow

A few days ago I received a bunch of Overall Beauty mineral eye shadow samples:

The colors I got are:

- Deadend Street (described as a blue-green)
- Princess (medium purple)
- Flashy Denim (described as denim blue with gold highlights)
- Pretty Gold (metal finish that flashes both gold & copper)
- Rapunzel (gold)
- Last Exit (grey)
- Dragon Gems (soft baby green with pink sparkles)

These mineral eye shadows have the following ingredients:
Zinc Oxyde USP, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides & may contain Ultramarine Blue & Kaolin Clay.

You can order them at Overall (they also have other amazing items, e.g. nal polishes from BB Couture). 
The mineral eye shadows come in various sizes: 

- sample size ($1.50)
- 5 gram ($7.99)
- 10 gram ($11.99)

Within the next days/weeks I'll create looks using these eye shadow - please check them out :-)

*Products provided for review*