Friday, August 29, 2014

Electric Challenge #5

This one is for Kitty who requested that I recreate a post from the very talented @makeupmouse on Instagram. The problem is that I am lacking in the "Mad Skills" department. Lucky for you I am really good at bringing mediocre talent to the table.

Revolt and Thrash were the last two shadows in the palette that I hadn't used much this week. I tried to keep the focus on those colors without it looking like a drunk hooker did my makeup. Apparently, the drunk hooker forgot to pluck some rogue eyebrow hairs before starting this endeavor... She is so fired.

I'm sad to say I am pretty relieved this week is over. I was definitely running out of ideas! It was fun while it lasted, though. Now gimme back my neutral makeup!

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How do you like them purple brows? Spectacular, I know...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Electric Palette Challenge #2, #3, #4

I'm almost there! Here are my #electricchallenge looks for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

For Tuesday I went solely with colors from the Electric palette except for a light blending shade from Naked Basics. It turned into a very mermaid-like creation. I love these colors together but I would probably never wear this look out of the house. I would have to be feeling very bold that day! What can I say? I enjoy my nudes. Don't judge.

Wednesday, I was in a very autumnal mood. I normally have an idea of what look I am striving for before I begin but I just started throwing random colors on my face. Once I had blended all of the Electric palette colors together I achieved a lovely rusty red color which I was quite proud of. I used Tini Beauty's Eyetini Cordial Cream Shadow in Spiced Rum and topped it with Lorac's Gold. I will definitely be wearing this one again once Fall arrives.

Chaos immediately called to me when I opened my palette today. I seem to be gravitating toward the blue shades which is quite unexpected. Over the years, I was instilled with the idea that blue eyeshadow is supposed to stay in the 80s, so I never attempt to wear it. I love the way it looks on other people but I feel like a clown with it on. However, I am pretty happy with this look and I may even wear it again! I think it would be perfect for a date night occasion. I started with W.O.S. and Naked 2 from the Basics palette for an easy transition. I used Milk from NYX as a base and packed on Chaos until it was as intense as I wanted. I then built up Crave to deepen the outer corner. (Remind me to use a better black next time...) I lined my eyes with NARS Larger Than Life liner in Via Veneto and highlighted the inner corner with Cailyn Mineral Eyeshadow in Champagne.


Tomorrow is the last day! I suppose I had better step it up. I still have not really used the yellow or silver shades and I have no idea how I am going to pull this off... Stay tuned to see what I pull out of my ass for the #electricchallenge finale!

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Do you wear blue eyeshadow? If so, how do you pull it off without teased hair and plastic hoop earrings?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LORAC Mega Pro!!!

Be still my beating heart! This was brought to my attention yesterday by a friend of mine - you will come to know her as "Kitty". We are a couple of hardcore makeup junkies and we very much enjoy enabling one another. The photo posted by @beautylogicblog has caused a wide spread makeup-gasm. The rumor has it that this palette will be release in November with a sweet price tag of only $59. Not sure how much I believe that, but we'll see. I can't wait to see more pictures of this palette. I'm always overwhelmed with all the Fall makeup releases every year. Read: BUY ALL THE THINGS! This one definitely looks to be worth the wait. I need you in my life!

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What do you think? Will you be adding this to your collection? Do you think it's a bit redundant or a great addition?


Monday, August 25, 2014

The Electric Palette Challenge - Day #1

I have been seeing a slew of pictures floating around Twitter and Instagram with the #ElectricChallenge tag and realized that I had not actually used my Urban Decay Electric palette since I bought it. Please don't tell my boyfriend!  So, I was pretty excited to attempt this challenge. During my trial run I was pretty impressed by how easily I was able to create a very wearable, not-too-loud look. These shadows blend amazingly well with neutral shades and you can achieve a beautiful (and totally work appropriate) look. Each day this week I will be trying out a new look and hopefully by Friday I will have used all of the colors in the palette.

Day #1 - Leeeerve it. Fer reelz. I cannot believe this came from the vibrant, drag-worthy amazingness that is the Electric palette. I added shadows from the Laura Mercier Artist palette as well as the UD Naked 2. Not Shown: Blackout. I used a small bit to deepen the outer corner. I am really happy with how this one turned out and I am definitely excited for the rest of the week!

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Do you own this palette? Have you used it yet? If so, what is your favorite color combination? I would love to see your #ElectricChallenge pics! Post them on Twitter and tag me @BeautyOfApathy or on Instragram @beautyofapathy.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

~*The Perfect Palette*~

One of my favorite things to watch on YouTube are the Perfect Palette Tag videos and since eyeshadow palettes are my favorite beauty products to buy I figured I would steal their tag questions. Because I'm a rebel like that...

Best Packaging : Sigma Paris Palette

I waited so long to buy this palette because I just wasn't sure I would love it. I had looked at pictures and watched videos of it dozens of times. I loved the look of it but I had never tried any Sigma products so I was on the fence about it for a long time. I am glad I finally broke down and ordered it. The whole thing is gorgeous. The colors are very pigmented and beautiful and the brushes are excellent. This one has its own special place on my vanity because I love looking at it so much!

Best Color Payoff: Urban Decay Electric Palette

I had a hard time choosing a palette for this category as I have a lot of palettes with great color payoff. Urban Decay and Lorac both make some of the best eyeshadows and I have A LOT of palettes from both companies. I settled on the Electric palette because it has THE best color payoff than all the others. And I would hope so as they are actually pressed pigments. If your pigments aren't very pigmented... you fail. These colors are so pretty and so vibrant I can't even stand it!

Most Versatile: Lorac Pro Palette #1

I know a lot of people chose this one for their most versatile palette and for good reason. Your options are endless and the fact that there are just as many mattes as shimmers it eliminates the need for an extra palette or other single shadows. You can easily go from day to night, use it to highlight and contour, and travel light all with this one palette.

Best For Travel: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lavish Palette & bareMinerals Ready To Go Complexion Palette

I kind of cheated with this category. I picked two as I felt the bareMinerals palette needed a spot on this list. I love the Lavish palette for travel as it is super sleek and fits easily in your purse or makeup bag. It takes up no room at all and it has a nice mix of matte, shimmer, and glitter shadows. The bareMinerals palette is a great full face palette that is useful for on-the-go. You can also use the contour and highlight for your eyes if you're in a pinch. And best of all, the Lavish palette fits perfectly inside the Ready To Go case!

Biggest Regret: Not buying the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette when I had the chance!

I tried to find a palette that I regretted buying but I came up empty handed. I am very picky when it comes to buying palettes and I do a lot of research before actually making a purchase so I don't really have any duds. I have a few palettes (BH Cosmetics and ELF) that I bought on a whim and rarely use but I find that they are great for Halloween and other costumed events. Not to mention, sometimes I need a color that isn't in my "good" palette collection and I always manage to find it stashed away in these palettes.

Best Color Names: theBalm Balm Jovi Palette

Do I really need to explain this one? I think not.

Least Used: Urban Decay Mariposa Palette

I have a love/hate relationship with this thing. It's adorable and the colors are great. However, every once in a while I will look in my palette drawer and think, "Why don't I ever use this?!" Then I attempt to open it and I am remind what a piece of shit the packaging is! 

Most Loved: Laura Mercier Artist Palette #2

I love everything about this palette! I was tempted to buy a backup and I am still kicking myself for not doing so. I WILL cry when this is gone. The packing is so classy and elegant. I love the texture on the outside and the magnetic closure. The shadows are soooo pretty and buttery and blendable. Can I use any more adjectives...?! This is definitely my all-time favorite palette. Why didn't I buy an extra one?!

I am sure by next year I will have a new list. I'm not even kidding when I say I have a palette addiction. I'm still on the hunt for a blush and lip palette, though. I've had my eye on theBalm's How 'Bout Them Apples for way too long and I may give in soon...

Spit It Out!

What is your most loved palette? Are you a palette junkie? If so, how many do you own?