Highlighters of the Moment

Highlighters of the Moment

A great highlight is an absolutely essential step in my makeup routine as it helps me achieve that dewy, ethereal, well-rested glow that I am after – from workplace to date night. I regularly experiment with different highlighters – both mainstream and Indie, although I find that Indie companies do a better job coming out with unique, one-of-a-kind shades and finishes. In today’s post, I will talk about some of my favourite highlighters at the moment – these are the…

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Surreal Makeup Eyeshadow Collection: Duochromes to Die For

Surreal Makeup Eyeshadow Collection: Duochromes to Die For

Surreal Makeup is another Indie company I discovered on Instagram. Established in 2011, the company produces cruelty free mineral pigments in a rainbow of vibrant colors. I combed through Surreal’s website to pick a selection of duochrome pigments, most of which fell under Surreal’s Dragon Scales collection. The Dragon Scales collection is described on the company’s website as: Intense duo chrome eyeshadow, lip colors and highlighters specially formulated for the most  illustrious metallic color shifting effects imaginable. You can imagine…

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April 2018 – Favorite Duochrome Eyeshadows

April 2018 – Favorite Duochrome Eyeshadows

If you have been following me, you are aware that I am a duochrome junkie. I am perpetually on the hunt for new and unique duochrome shades that make it look like I put a lot more effort into my eyeshadow than I actually did. Today, I am sharing with you some recent finds that are giving me heart palpitations this month. You can find the previous iteration of this post (my favorite duochrome eyeshadows for March 2018) here: March Favorite…

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TouchofGlam Beauty – Highlighter Haul

TouchofGlam Beauty – Highlighter Haul

I recently welcomed my first order from TouchofGlam Beauty and spent all day in a ferocious swatch-fest. Here is a link to my post on the duochrome multidimensional palette: TouchofGlam Beauty Duochrome Eyeshadow Palette Swatches In addition to the eyeshadows, I also ordered 5 highlighters, every one a distinct and colour-intense pan that stood apart from the others. Here are my swatches of all 5 highlighters that I ordered. These are finger swatches with no primer. I used my finger so…

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TouchofGlam Beauty Duochrome Eyeshadow Palette (Swatches)

TouchofGlam Beauty Duochrome Eyeshadow Palette (Swatches)

I was stalking TouchofGlam Beauty on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Touchofglambeauty) for a long time before I finally made a purchase. The company was established on Etsy in 2015 and boasts a gorgeous collection of sparkly, statement-making pigments. I would say that the company’s products definitely live up to its name. I purchased the duochrome palette – you know I am an absolute sucker for duochromes! – which was made to order. This meant that I had to wait a couple of months…

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Hurriya’s Key Rules for Workday Makeup

Hurriya’s Key Rules for Workday Makeup

I am always the person wearing the most makeup at the office – without exception. And yet, I can never be as flamboyant as I actually want to be in the workplace. People are shocked when I tell them my everyday workplace look takes 13-16 products on average to achieve – but I use a light hand. Smooth skin and a subtle glow is what I am generally going for – not to mention that well-rested look which helps me…

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My Latest Nabla Cosmetics Haul: A Duochrome Daydream

My Latest Nabla Cosmetics Haul: A Duochrome Daydream

After cascades of gorgeous Instagram images, I finally decided to pull the trigger on Nabla Cosmetics. Nabla Cosmetics (www.nablacosmetics.com) is a cruelty-free, Italy-based Indie cosmetics company. I most frequently see frenzy around Nabla’s eyeshadow palettes (their Dreamy eyeshadow palette sold out before I could make up my mind on it – too late!) and their single eyeshadow, Alchemy. I decided to order Alchemy and a few other single eyeshadows. My order shipped out via FedEx the next day – it…

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Swatching some Fyrinnae Pigments

Swatching some Fyrinnae Pigments

Today was a tough day – which means that the best way to soothe myself after work was to play with some duochrome pigments. Today I dipped into my vast collection of Fyrinnae pigments and decide to swatch a few for my (and your) viewing pleasure. The below is a small sample of my mini pigments collection from Fyrinnae Cosmetics. Fyrinnae (www.fyrinnae.com) makes some magical pigments – most of my collection consists of pigments from their duochrome and multichrome Arcane…

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Almost Empties and a Failed Experiment

Almost Empties and a Failed Experiment

Today’s post is a bit of a different flavor – I will be talking about some of my base makeup which is nowhere near as sexy as my duochrome eyeshadows but an essential nonetheless. After returning from a week=long vacation, I was perusing my makeup drawer this morning trying to decide what combination of products will form my return-to-work look. I came across one product that I have been working on for some time. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Photo…

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March Makeup Staples

March Makeup Staples

I am the proud owner of a fairly large makeup collection. I keep track of it all on a Google Docs Worksheet; this allows me to quickly peruse my products in each category to decide which I will go for that day. It is a lot of fun picking out how I will mix and match highlighters and eyeshadows and lipsticks. However, when on the go, I am looking for the easy button –  something I won’t have to think…

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