Saturday, August 23, 2008

Shadestick Swatches

Sorry I haven't updated in so long! School started on Monday and I've been busy ever since... I even took the week off from work. It took me two hours to do my chemistry homework yesterday... There weren't that many problems, but each problem had an a, b, c, d, etc so it was like 4 problems in 1. Chem is my fav subject though so it wasn't too bad. But I still have more homework to do! Anywho, here are the Shadestick swatches that I've been meaning to put up. My favs are the first three: Lucky Jade, Penny, & Bei-Jing.





I also ordered some pigments from the Overrich collection cuz they are BEAUTIFUL! I ordered them from The Body Needs though cuz I know I'd never use up a full pigment jar. I'll do some swatches when they get here. Nothing from the Cult of Cherry collection caught my eye in person so BLAH :\ The Tempting quad did look good, but I have Eyepopping from the C-Shock collection and they're close enough in colors and I don't even EVER use Eyepopping. It just looks good in the pan... I was hoping to get the Spiced Chocolate quad, but that one and the Shadowy Lady quad just didn't seem pigmented enough for me to get. Maybe it's just me? I don't know. The colors barely transferred when I swatched them.

Anywho, if any of you are wondering, the Heritage Rouge pigment is nothing like Cranberry e/s (cuz I thought it was haha). Heritage Rouge is more purple and actually, Artifact p/p makes a good dupe for it since it has more purple tones in it whereas Cranberry has more red tones.

I'm getting less excited about new collections that come out now. It just seems like MAC keeps coming out with colors that aren't unique anymore. Like I already have something similar if not the same and I don't want to buy another one. I think I'm just waiting for them to "wow" me again like when I first got into make up. (or maybe since when I first got into make up, everything wowed me since I didn't have any of the colors yet lol).

I'm going to the Comedy Jam tonight! I'm really excited! Some comedians that'll be there are Russell Peters, Katt Williams, and Bobby Lee. I really only bought the tickets to see Russell Peters cuz I LOVE that man!! He's HILARIOUS! :)

14 comments:

Digital Angel said...

Your school started already ? Mine starts on 25th (Monday) grrrr. Wow I love lucky jade, bei-jing, gracious me. They are very pigmented and pretty. Are they better than NYX jumbo pencil ? I just got some NYX jumbo pencils you know ? :) Have fun at the comedy show!

farrah said...

beijing is gorgeous! i'd wear that everyday :P oh and if u ever need help with chemistry homework this chemistry teacher is available for consult heehee

Erica said...

I hope you do well in school :) I start school on this upcoming Monday... not excited. lol

I think Bei-Jing and Lucky Penny are my faves, but I have oily lids and the NYX jumbo pencils creases like hek on me, so I dunno if the shadesticks will work on me :/

I'm really tempted by the Overrich pigments too, and I was gonna buy 1! hehe but I can't use the whole jar by myself either, so I'm thinkign of buying some samples too. I've never bought from The Body Shop before. Is this your first time? If not, how was your experience with them?

purple snowflake said...

OMG thanks for doing the swatches on the shade sticks.. You got me wanting to buy them now=p..

hehe.. can I link you to my blog??
have a nice weekend

purple snowflake said...

OMG did you just say chemistry is ur fav subject??
hehe I'm in uni and I major in CHem=p

Roxy said...

Just wondering but why are the bottom shadesticks shorter?! lol I know what you mean about MAC collections, I was really disappointed with Cult of Cherry because they repromoted a lot of e/s and most of them are dupable but idk I'm just so addicted! lol

Askmewhats said...

thanks for the swatches, those are helpful especially for someone like me :) i have heard so much raves about beige-ing and I can see why now :)

Anne @ yummiebitez.com said...

how come the ones on the bottom are shorter???

anyway... lucky you're watching a comedy show!!! russell peters IS hilarious!

Alyssa said...

I'm loving your shadestick collection. Which one do you prefer, paint pots or shadestick?

missxxmai said...

lovely collection! (=

i got all of the pigments from the overrich collection. i think i'm going through that stage where i'm just now getting into makeup that i want everything! lol but they are beautifull!

i'm still waiting on your address woman!

Amina said...

thank you for the swatches and for letting us know how we can dupe heritage rouge

royal hue is pretty!!

Grayburn said...

That sounds like fun! Have a great time!

x Grayburn

Vanessa <3 said...

ooo yummy yummy colors!! do you wear em as a base?

LadyJane said...

Gorgeous swatches. Thanks.