Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mellow Yellow Challenge

The weekly challenge in Never Too Much Sparkle this week is 'Mellow Yellow'.  I have been on a huge yellow kick lately, and here is what I came up with!

Products Used
Broken Teeth from Rockeresque Beauty Company on the lid
Wubbzy from Prism Pigment Shadows on the outer crease
Carnival Queen from Dark Heart Designs on the inner crease
Master Quest from Facebomb Cosmetics as highlight

I also used  Lorac's Take A Brow kit in Brunette on my brows, Maybelline's EyeStudio gel liner in Blackest Black, and Covergirl Lash Blast Length on my lashes. 
I love a thick liner with yellow, I wouldnt normally use it.

Vixoden Cosmetics (again)

Who : Vixoden Cosmetics
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : This arrived in a stacker, and will travel easily.
- All of the colors make great highlights, and I like the neutral look created using all of them.
- Purchasing is through fb, which is annoying, but Kim offers amazing sales, like half off, that make it worthwhile.
- I will order again, many new colors and collections have been coming out recently.

Virus Insanity Eyeshadow

Who : Virus Insanity Eyeshadow
Where :
Swatches : Eyeshadows over NYX White

Thoughts : Purchasing through fb is a little annoying, I would prefer a site to order from.
 - Huge variety of colors, offers deals and random packs.
- recently began offering Anti Virus Lip Glosses, such as Soul Mate.  The flavors are intense, and so are the colors!
- I will order again, once I decide on what colors I need from the HUGE selection!

Tick:Tock Cosmetics (again)

Who : Tick:Tock Cosmetics
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : Midsummer Night was the color I had to have, and I'm glad I purchased it. 
- Although not pictured, their Infinity Eye Shadow Base is what I use daily.  I only use NYX to swatch.  The IESB is offered in white and black, and is much less greasy than NYX.
- The random no name is such a pretty shade of blue!

Rockeresque Beauty Company (again)

Who : Rockeresque Beauty Company
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : A little pricey, but some of the colors are just must-haves for me.
- I originally received Broken Teeth as a sample, and just had to purchase the full size.  I use it often, and think it pairs amazingly well with yellows.
- I appreciate how smooth and pigmented the colors are.  It makes them so easy to apply.

Rag Dolls Bath and Beauty (again)

Who : Rag Dolls Bath and Beauty
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : Love the colors!
- Proceeds from Boobielicious went towards breat cancer research.
- Six Feet Under is a great copper color!

RockABetty Beauty

Who : RockABetty Beauty
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : Everything but Changeling, Cupcake Not a Muffin and the Gel Blush were purchased last year during a huge sale when formulations were being changed.
- Amazing variety of colors.
- I love the gel blush, it works as a nice highlight on my cheeks.
- The colors in the first photo, and Divarty, are my favorites. 
- I will order from this company again.

Prism Pigment Shadows

Who : Prism Pigment Shadows
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : I love this company, and the owner.  Although some changes have occurred, the site should be up again next week.
- All colors are listed on the fb page, which is very active.
- Will make custom colors, sending you photos along the way to make sure it is exactly what you request.
- Desiree, Unicorn and Disco Ball are turning into my go-to highlights.
- Rollin on 22's and Pimp Cup make for a great smokey eye.

My Pretty Zombie (again)

Who : My Pretty Zombie
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : I have wanted to purchse these forever, and finally bit the bullet.
- I love all 3, but am especially fond of mNg 2 because of its gold shift.
- There are still a few colors I want, and I will be ordering again.

MOI Cosmetics

Who : Moi Cosmetics
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : All of these, along with other things, were purchased during sales on the fb page.
- I like the colors, shipping was OK and so was packaging.  I did not receive one of the things I purchased, and it was immediately sent out to me.
- I love the brushes and mineral veils I bought.

Killa Monroe

Who : Killa Monroe
Where :
Swatches : All over NYZ White

Thoughts : I won these in a contest on fb, so free is always good!
- Packaging was nice, and shipping was fast for a contest.
- Baby Vamp and Turqua are nice colors, but I had issues with Toxic.  It doesn't apply smoothly, and I tried to use it for a look and it killed it.  Toxic is just glitter, and I wouldnt recommend it, but the other colors were all smooth and well pigmented.

Facebomb Cosmetics (again)

Who : Facebomb Cosmetics
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : I know the colors had names, but they did not come labeled.
- Packaging was cute, they were in a coffin, but it was advertised they would also come with a small Simply Sweet Skin fragrance, and I only received a small Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer.  It was disappointing.
- The green, white and orange are really pretty.

Dark Heart Designs (again)

Who : Dark Heart Designs
Where :
Swatches : Eyeshadows over NYX White, Eye Lights applied alone

Thoughts : I really like the Eye Lights Gel Liners, and love that they come in a variety of colors.
- I purchased all of these during a sale around the holidays.
- Currently closed due to personal issues.

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics

Who : Dawn Eyes Cosmetics
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : I LOVE this company!  I have ordered multiple times, and she offers great sales and free shipping on purchases over $10 in the US.
- Chocolate Kisses and Spiced Cider have an amazing duochrome, and look great alone.
- Her site is difficult to manage, and it can be overwhelming at times.
- Shipping is fast, and she responds to questions quickly.
- Active on fb.

Brazen Cosmetics

Who : Brazen Cosmetics
Where :
Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : Love this company!
- I bought grab bags, and ended up with cute products! 
- I also received some lip glosses, which I love but did not swatch!
- The color selection is varied, and the prices are fair.
- Courtesan is one of my favorite colors.


Bokeh Face

Who : Bokeh Face
Where : No longer in business
Swatches : All over Pixie Epoxy

Thoughts : My thoughts on this company are in a previous post.  These colors look beautiful over PE, but did not swatch well alone or over NYX White.  Its too bad this company is no longer around.


Swatches : All over NYX White

Thoughts : I bought these when they were clearing out old stock, so the price was good.
- The colors are OK, but I wasn't in love with any of them.