Sorry I haven't been posting as frequently as I generally like to, I've been very busy with work! It is going really well, but it has definitely been an adjustment from my "anything goes" student schedule, and I haven't exactly figured out how to budget my time on my days off the most efficiently yet. Anyway, I have been trying really hard to get at least one blog post up a week, and increase from that once I get a better handle on my time management! And maybe once I've caught up on all of the household cleaning... Yeah, that's been getting neglected as well.
Anyway, I went to my local beloved Bed Bath & Beyond with the amazing makeup department, and I found a few goodies in the Limited Edition section! I got two L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows (see my ebullient earlier reviews here and here) and two Revlon Colorburst lip glosses. The eyeshadows I bought were from the Diamond holiday collection. I bought Blinged & Brilliant, a warm bronzed champagne shade, and Gold Imperial, a true gold. Both have an incredibly shimmery with a metallic finish. Gold Imperial has gold glitter and applies with only medium opacity, but can be built up to be more opaque; Blinged & Brilliant is more metallic without any glitter particles and is more densely pigmented. They were $6.99 each. The lipglosses I purchased are All That Glitters, a very sheer gloss jam-packed with glitter that flashes white and gold depending on the way the light hits it with rainbow microglitter scattered throughout, and Brilliant Bordeaux, a sheer heathered mauve with silver shimmer. These were $5.99 each, and part of the Revlon holiday Just Add Sparkle collection. These are both products that I have used before and love; in fact, Colorburst lipglosses may be my favorite drugstore lip glosses, and the Infallible eyeshadow is my favorite drugstore eyeshadow formula. Both, in my opinion, hold their own when compared to products more than twice their price.
For the following look, I used L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Blinged and Brilliant on the lid, and I used Gold Imperial on the inner corner, along with a plum shade in the crease and an ivory under the brow bone. I am wearing Brilliant Bordeaux on my lips.
And here is an up-close look at the colors:
Here are some swatches; both are done dry with my finger. Gold Imperial is on the left, Blinged & Brilliant on the right. You can see that Gold Imperial has some gold glitter in it and is a bit more sheer (though it can be built up to opacity), and Blinged & Brilliant has a frosted, metallic finish. It's a warm champagne peachy-pink shade with a pale gold sheen.
And here are the glosses!
So far, I've been having fun playing around with these. I love that Gold Imperial is a very true gold color, and Blinged & Brilliant is such a brightening shade, it just opens up the whole eye. As for the glosses, Brilliant Bordeaux is a really nice "my lips but better" shade that cools down the natural color a bit, and I think All That Glitters will be great for layering.
What do you guys think? Will you be picking any of these shades up, or have you already bought any? I'm really excited to try using All That Glitters over a red lipstick for the holiday season!