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Monday, 11 July 2011

Swatches, Hauls & Secret Garden Look

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I went shopping recently to spend my Sephora gift card and some points I'd saved up at my local drugstore. Some of it went towards the giveaway I'm planning, and the rest I splurged on myself. I bought pretty much all lip products, as I have over 600+ eyeshadow colors and I need to diversify my cosmetic collection. I bought two Sephora lipsticks, two Gosh lipglosses, a Lise Watier liquid eyeliner and a NARS blush. I'm not really one for swatch and haul posts, at least not without a look to go with it so I challenged myself to use as many of the products as I could and this is the look that I came up with. It's very girly and pink and romantic with a hint of light green, I call it 'Secret Garden'.


The light green on my water line is hard to see but it's there. Reminds me of a beautiful English rose garden like this:


These are the colors I used: CS Ultra Shimmer Palette

Anyways, on to the swatches!




This is my first time swatching anything so I'm sorry if the photo quality sucks. It wasn't the best day to be taking pictures (bad light) and my camera isn't the best but here they are:


REALLY exciting names, right? So creative! Who thinks of this stuff: #02, R11!? Genius! Anyways, I'm wearing the Sephora G01 with the Gosh#03 over it for my lips, with the Lise W liquid eyeliner and a hint of the NARS blush in Desire on my cheeks. I know it looks like cheap hooker pink in the swatch there but that's because A) my camera sucks B) I didn't realize how pigmented it was and put too much on and C) I swatched it over NYX's milk. It is very pink, just not that VIOLENTLY pink. Moving on, here are some pro-shots of the products I picked up.

Comes with light up applicator, in case you get lost in the woods at night while you're applying your lipgloss.
My thoughts on the Gosh gloss; I really like them they're very pretty and a little goes a long way. The packaging is a little out of control (mirror on the side of the tube, lights in the applicator) but the product does what it needs to do and the glosses have just enough shine and shimmer to make your lip look pop.


This highly pigmented, waterproof, smudgeproof, 24-hour liquid eyeliner lives up to all it's claims. You could probably do the Iron Man decathalon wearing this bad boy, take a hot shower, sleep for 12 hours and wake up looking like you freshly applied. I swatched this at the store on Saturday and I still have some on my hand. Only negative, if you fuck it up when you're putting it on good luck trying to get it off! I bought it in purple and it's almost an exact dupe of Smashbox's violet liquid liner for $10.00 less. It's also a close cousin of MUFE's new purple Aqualiner, though it's a bit brighter than their formula.


Finally, NARS' Desire. I mean, what can I say that you haven't heard 1,000,000 times before. It's a NARS blush. It's pink. It's awesome. My inner Barbie took one look at this and couldn't walk away without purchasing. Be careful when applying though, one swipe is more than enough. You need to have a very light hand with this product or you could easily end up looking like someone applied your makeup using a paintball gun. It's REALLY pigmented. I actually had to tone this down with some nude powder.

I couldn't find pictures of the Sephora lipsticks online so the swatches will have to suffice. Hopefully you guys enjoyed the look and the swatches/reviews. OH! Also! If you made it this far and are still reading/care I'm on Beautylish now! Here's my profile. If you're on there already friend me and if not, join up, it's a great site for networking and finding inspiration.




29 comments:

  1. i have that gosh color 02! love the other lippies and yes, nars blush is heavenly

    Vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com/

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  2. Awesome look, very fresh and summer-like.

    The eyeliner sounds really good :D

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  3. This look is so beautiful and feminine I really love this!

    <3 BB

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  4. beauuuuuutiful secret garden look!!! you have such gorgeous eyes and emphasizing them with pink makes them even more surreal looking!!! Great post and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my bloggy, it really made me blush :))) p. s. I had tia carrere's pic up for a week during facebook's doppelganger week lololol

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  5. beeeeeautiful (like that's a surprise, haha). I really need r#11, even though it has a boring name. And may I add your hair is exceedingly shiny! What did you use?
    ~Shannon

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  6. Your pictures are always so amazing. Beautiful as always.

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  7. Beautiful look! Also, great haul, I love GOSH, Lise Watier, and NARS!

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  8. You're beautiful! What camera do you use? what a great quality!

    I gave you a blog award! you should check it out

    http://francescaxdoll.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-2nd-award-versatile-blogger-award.html

    xx

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  9. You are so beautiful! Looooooves the look ;]

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  10. Hey there, i have awarded you a blog award, check out the link http://blogofmeme.blogspot.com/ to check it out.

    Emily X

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  11. Wooow, awesome look! Looks really great, love it! ♥

    http://4seasons92.blogspot.com/

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  12. Gorgeous look! Your looks always inspire me!

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  13. I have two NARS blushers and also Albatross highlighter and damnit you made me want Desire now too! You're super duper gorgeous in this look as usual! xx

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  14. Beautiful look! My inner barbie would totally come out too if I had that blush (now I want it so so much!)! I love how you edit your pictures by the way, the lighting always looks so amazing!

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  15. thanks for the comment... Nars desire is the next blush I want.... seems like it'll look nice on most skin types

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  16. Loved the look, fresh and light for Summer! Love it<3

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  17. Beautiful look!!! You are soooo talented!!!

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  18. Gorgeous look! I love that although it's colorful, it's not over the top and is still very wearable!

    I'll have to check out the Lise Watier liner! Maybe when I'm in Toronto in November, I'll stock up on products!

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  19. This is a soft, beautiful look. I can see it at a garden wedding or similar event. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. awww i love Nars Desire as well! and your look... so stunning!love love!
    i'm your new follower!!
    thanks again deary!!

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  21. Omg swatches are AAAmazzing! :)


    I followed your blog.

    xoxo
    teli
    krzteli.blospot.com

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  22. OMG. I neeeed that NARS blush. It's breath-taking. and you--you are are as stunning as ever! The look you created is so pretty and feminine. <3

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  23. This is beautiful and the photography and editing are great too!

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  24. Ooooh so much pretty hot pink (and purple) in those swatches :D *steals*

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  25. thank you very much for the lovely comment. i appreciate it a lot.. mmmuah! and i'm loving your blog so much.. you did your make-up really well. i hope i can do the same! god bless!

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  26. oh this is sooo girly look na :)

    love the R11 and Violet color is amazing.. :)

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