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Maybelline Electric Blue Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Maybelline Electric Blue Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow
Maybelline Electric Blue Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow

Someone Turned the Electricity Off

Maybelline Electric Blue Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a navy blue with a fine, frosted finish. When sheered out, it has a darker, truer navy blue coloring, while when layered more heavily, it appears bluer. Urban Decay Evidence is less blue. MAC Naval Blue is similar but a powder product. Chanel’s Apparition is darker and less blue.

This shade didn’t apply evenly or layer well. I think this product would work just fine as an eyeshadow base, but it’s not something that I’d use on its own as a cream eyeshadow.  I experienced some very light fading after twelve hours, which isn’t the norm for me when it comes to Color Tattoos.  It wasn’t much, but it was there.  The consistency of the product is thin, creamy, lightweight, and dries down quickly but not so quickly that you can’t blend out the color if you desire.  This is a shade that is very, very common as a powder eyeshadow, so I’d probably opt for one of the many navy blue eyeshadows on the market, as many perform incredibly well.

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
3.5
Application
81%
Total

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Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer

Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer
Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer

A Blu for Spring

Zoya Blu Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “lucky hyacinth blue cream.” It’s a pale sky blue with a cream finish. There’s a real softness to the color, and there’s also an almost indigo-tint that makes it less overtly blue. NARS Kutki is bluer, slightly darker. Cult Nails Princess is much, much darker and has shimmer, but the tone of the blue is similar. Chanel Coco Blue is much darker. Chanel Riva is more aqua.

The consistency of Blu is incredible; for such a pale, pastel-colored polish, you’d normally get a streaky finish–at the very least, with the first coat.  Blu is beautiful even with the first coat, and it’s so, so pigmented.  It was very nearly opaque after one coat, but I found two to be perfect for fully opaque, smooth color.  The consistency wasn’t too thick or thin, though it’s slightly thicker than the average polish, which many Zoya creams are.  I didn’t experience bubbling or pooling of the polish along the edges of my nails, and this polish self-leveled nicely, too.  I typically find that Zoya’s polish wears for a week with minor tip wear but no chipping.

Blu
Blu
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Sunday Link Love, Volume #125

Happy Sunday!

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend thus far!  Yesterday, I was down in Santa Barbara with my family to celebrate and watch my mom graduate from her PhD program (congratulations, Mom!).  We tried to make it a mini-vacation, since I’m loathe to take any real vacations, so we checked out some local restaurants and Shaun and I had a little spa day on Friday.  Now, it’s time to get some work done!

Butter London Sweetie Shop Collection for Spring 2013


Butter London Sweetie Shop Collection for Spring 2013

Straight from the catwalks, the inspiration for the Sping/Summer 2013 collection emerged from the charming colours and silhouettes of the 50’s-inspired femme fatale. Shades influenced by the soft pastels of cotton candy, milkshakes and macaroons enhance the playful feminine edge. A brilliant sherbet, luxe lemon and peppy violet are paired with an icy mint, rich candy pink and creamy khaki for a statement that’s sweet but chic. “Pops of pastels are iconic for spring and look like candy on the nails,” says Katie Hughes, Global Colour Ambassador for butter LONDON.

Nail Lacquer ($15.00)

  • Cuppa Toasted opaque tan crème
  • Fruit Machine Opaque punchy carnation creme
  • Molly Coddled Opaque lavender orchid creme
  • Fiver Opaque icy mint creme
  • Jasper Opaque bright pastel yellow creme
  • Kerfuffle Opaque pink color creme

Availability: Now @ Beauty.com, January 2013

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