Hi all! I haven't posted an FOTD in a while, sorry! Here's one I did with all mattes. I was trying to create that defined yet blended outer V look, what do you think?
SMH (Stars Makeup Haven) Bamboo
WnW Mega Length Waterproof mascara
NYX Cream Blush in Natural
LA Colors Mineral Blush in Flushed
MAC Nymphette Lipglass
Gah! I have so many products to review from my last hauls of 2010 it's unreal. I'll get to it eventually!
So, this thread on MUA inspired me to try pressing my loose shadows! The thing that's been stopping me from pressing my shadows previously was the fact that I have mostly samples, and I thought you had to have at least a full size shadow to press it. But I learned from reading that post that TKB sells much smaller pans that sample sizes are just perfect for. So I placed an order for a bunch of 15 mm pans, pressing tiles, empty palettes, and their pressing medium. I spent a few hours working on it. If you want to try pressing, I'd recommend that you be in the mood to experiment, and I'd recommend you have some shadows on hand that you don't particularly care about. My first couple of pans didn't come out so well. Finally I started getting a formula down and they came out much better after that. First I practiced on some ELF mineral eyeshadows, then I got brave and tried it on a Fyrinnae. Here's the result:
The ELFs went great! Then something kinda weird happened with the Fyrinnae. It's an Arcane Magic shadow. (Dragonmagic, sparkly blackened green.) I noticed after mixing it and putting it away to dry that this white...residue? I'm not even sure what to call it. Anyway, white stuff was kinda floating on the surface. And it dried that way, you can see it in the photo. Dragonmagic is a very blackened shadow so this was surprising to me. I'm not really sure what happened. I dug a brush into the shadow to test it out, and while it does look very different from its loose shadow form, it was still a nice shimmery green in pressed form. Maybe the white gunk is only on the surface? I dunno. Kinda weird, but totally not keeping me from pressing more! Even after filling that pan I still had a ton of my Fyrinnae sample left!
I'm addicted now! I'm very eager to press more. The only thing about it I dislike is the mess. You have to be ready to get messy. And I totally recommend TKB, they sent my order very quickly, and when a palette arrived broken, I emailed her and she refunded me like within 20 minutes. Excellent customer service. :)
Good night ladies!
Monday, January 24, 2011
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