Well I say everyone, but I really mean the very few people that read my blog, but I guess everyone starts somewhere :)
I am really loving this font colour, it reminds me of my lipstick colour creation that i'm currently wearing, but more about that below!!!
If you read my blog, or talk to me on twitter you know that I have a soft spot for any lipstick that can enhance an orange lippie or colours that create the perfect orange pout, and I think I have discovered what that is!!!
BUT FIRST :D
First up are the blushes,
MACs Springsheen and Fleur Power: I love these blushes, really pretty coral colours, and really look lovely mixed together, I really wanted 'Style' but when I swatched Style was Springsheen without the warm tone to it. Also there the MUA introduced Springsheen as the 'MACs version of Nars Orgasm'. ERM. Ok. I don't see it! I swatched both, and I love them both BUT no way would I say they are dupes for one another, apart from Springsheens gold shimmer I personannly don't think it has the same 'tan effect' as Orgasm?? What do you think?
MACS Stars 'N' Rockets, Steamy, and Swish: This is a confusing one, when I had previously swatched these I wasn't impressed with Stars 'N' Rocket pay off, it wasn't bright and didn't see how it would blend with Steamy, while Steamy and Swish were a definate 'I want'. So got home, and the Steamy, and Swish had really bad colour pay off with my 239, which was like...WHAT! so I used my 228 and it was all fine....while Stars 'N' Rockets was just perfect all the way, i'm in love.....
GOSH Darling: Great mixer/starter colour for my oranges, I love it, and am actually shocked I love it, must have backup, am getting nervous knowing the might run out over night and I don't have a back up....BACK UPPPPPPP!!
Limecrime Cosmopop: I ordered this in a hurry because I wa so excited, then after about two days I rechecked the site and saw there were two orange shades not one, UH OH. Cosmopop has to be one of the most pigmented, and creamy oranges ever. I can't compare it to a MAC or anything, it's so much creamy than anything i've used like ever, I love it. SO I have decided I want more. It took about 10 days to get to me, and while I am incredibly impatient (and over excited, have you noticed??) it was well worth the wait. Love the packaging, it reminds me of the MAC Edna collection :)
MAC Dazzleglass in Utterly Posh and Goldyrocks: Love these colours, was so happy to have them...till i realised they were LE, I've not used them since, I bloody hate MAC sometimes. Back up pleeease :(
NARS Laguna: Love it, use it with my 129 brush below my cheek bone. the 129 brush works well for me because of it's size, and I can control the application well by pinching and shaping the bristles with my fingers. Really nice when worn in a subtle manner, I'm happy to be a nc2o (decided it suits me better than nw) and don't want to be any darker, but it gives me that lovely shadow, that makes my face look that little bit more defined.
Sleek Palettes in Orginal and Sunset: Love both of these, and am certainly going to be getting backups of these, the Original contains the dark greens and golds that I love to mix with, plus a gorgeous bronze orange that looks amazing, I love to mix colours from each palette together. Sleek have done really well, and i'm very happy with the pigmentation, and I find as long as you rub the brush/sponge applicator around rather than dabbing it you don't get much crumbling.
Original Palette & Sunset Palette
AND FINALLY!! I have discovered in my opinion the perfect creamy orange, that's adaptable, and also buildable, these are very imporatant, as I want a colour I can add to as well as working well practically all other shadows and blush tones.
I know the camera quality is rubbish, sorry! It at least shows the tone, it's not the bright orange I usually wear, however we are not always in the social situations appropriate for bright coral lips, so I really wanted to find a mix of the two I was comfortable with, without feeling i'm giving up too much of my personality with and I am so glad I found it.
GOSH in Darling - Any creamy nude base, although love this one as ha a lovely texture and great coverage, you don't want something thats too streaky. I wouldn't suggest Myth unless you mix it well with something moisturing, and creamy, maybe Blistex?
Limecrime in Cosmopop - Any cream coloured orange, not too overwhelming, I like to think of Cosmopop (or the alternative) a my colour 'bridge'.
MAC in Morange - Or any colour you are comfortable with, I dot it on, how much I dot it on depends on how orange I want it to be, but the good thing about using darling and as soon as you swirl the colours all around you are still left with this gorgeous orange cream beige consistancy....and for me it's perfect!
Thanks for reading, I'm off to watch Gavin & Stacey on BBC iplayer!