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Whether you’re got a party or two left to attend this weekend, here are a few of tutorials from some phenomenally talented artists on YouTube. Check out their channels for many, many more excellent tutorials, too! 🙂
Sugar Skull (Sylvia Ji-inspired) by Petrilude
Gangsta Rainbow Brite by Queen of Blending
Chucky nails by JulieG713
“I’ve got the Rots” by goldiestarling
Vampire by MissChievous
Edward Scissorhands by KandeeJohnson
I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and still have a few fun things left to do before we start the week anew. Perhaps a Halloween party or two? 🙂 My plan today is to write a few posts, go through a bunch of photos and get them ready for posting, but hopefully I’ll do those things on the couch with Mellan by my side!
We have to finish out the theme; we looked at vampy lipsticks and glosses, and now we have to take a look at five deep, dark shades of polish.
NARS Albatross Lipgloss
NARS Albatross Lipgloss ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is supposed to yield a “luminous glow” once slicked onto lips. I can get down with that; it’s virtually colorless but has a fair amount of white gold shimmer that deposits on the lips to give it a very glossy, shimmery look. It’s not quite as white as MAC Almondine or MAC A Quiet Roar. It’s the kind of gloss I’d stow in a makeup bag for a quickie enhanced lip if I had nothing else on or add warmth and glow to a deeper shade (think red or berry).
While NARS describes their gloss formula as comfortable, glossy, and non-sticky, I can’t agree that they’re non-sticky. They’re not thick and sticky like some other glosses, but there is noticeable tackiness. They are comfortable to wear, though, and the gloss spreads evenly across the lips without being drying. In the past, some of NARS’ glosses have had a plastic-like scent, but I haven’t had that issue in the past six months or longer of their glosses (so maybe they fixed that under the radar!). With a lighter shade like Albatross, I get about two hours of wear before it needs a reapplication.
If it’s a quick trip, then I try to plan out the one or two looks I plan to do so I don’t bring everything! If it’s longer, than I try to pack a good variety of color/neutral across product categories and figure it out there.
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