Happy Mother's Day Sunday! My mom and A's mom are a ways away, so we're headed down to Newport to have lunch with one of my girlfriends who is in town for a wedding. Looking forward to fresh lobster rolls, clams, and oysters!
I've been working on some updates to affecionada that I'm pretty proud of - I've re edited some photo content (see this, this, this, this, and this post), installed a 'Shop' page, and learned how to create an animated GIF, hence the fanciness above! I used this tutorial, which was easy to follow.
Although the idea of pink around my eyes isn't usually appealing, Suzie makes it look so pretty that I had to give it a try! I picked up Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes palette - twelve blush shades, including several Urban Decay Naked 3 dupes, for just under $10.
- a sheer, shimmery white
- a shimmery, peachy pink
- a unique, shimmery, dove grey
- a light, shimmery pink
- a matte, mauve pink
- a shimmery warm brown
- a shimmery bronze/brass
- a darker warm brown
- a shimmery cool brown
- a charcoal
- a shimmery warm pink
- a matte black-brown with pink sparkle
By the number of "shimmery"s, The Blushed Nudes is clearly not one for matte lovers. Though, for the price, you could pick up a few other matte shades.
The notes: The darker shades are more pigmented than the lighter shades, the first four being the most sheer. All but the first shade were less chalky in texture than I expected. With primer, the shadows wore about 8 hours on my oily eyelids before creasing. I expect they'd perform even better over a base like the Maybelline Color Tattoos or the rose gold eyeshadow stick featured in this post. For now, I'm obsessed!
Have you tried these? Will you?