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Published on: 24 Oct 2011 by sweetdollchelle
My mom approached me a few days ago asking if I could do her, and possibly her friends', makeup for an event they'll be attending. The event requires costumes, and everyone in the same group needs to wear the same costume. She found a YouTube tutorial on doing a fantasy smokey eye that she fell in love with, and she wants me to recreate it for her. She wanted to get all the products exactly like in the video, and on Fridays we hang out all day because we have our appointment with our dietician and carpool a few hours after. It's easier staying in the area and killing time than going back home just to leave again in an hour or less. We wrote everything down for the makeup and spent Friday searching for the products.
We started at MAC, where we got a few of the items, and found out some were discontinued. I told my mom that I like to improvise because it's likely a number of the items on the list no longer exist, but she's dead set on getting as many of the same products in the video as possible. Not my style, but that's okay, it's her face. Next stop was Sephora. You must understand what it's like for a girl like me to step into a place like this. In simple terms, it's equivelant to Holly Golightly* and her enchantment with Tiffany's. We were in there for no less than an hour, and I could have stayed until I got kicked out. Really, if it were up to me, I'd be having breakfast at Sephora. ;) Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit, but my love IS genuine!
*Fun Fact: Holly Golightly is my all time favorite fictional character from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's, who is played by my icon Audrey Hepburn. I love the character so much I named my long-haired Chihuahua after her. =)*
L-R: Benefit You Rebel tinted moisturizer | Benefit High Beam liquid highlighter | Fresh Sugar Plum tinted lip treatment | MAC Blacktrack fluidline | Fresh Sugar Lip Polish
T-B: Urban Decay Eldorado liquid eyeliner | Urban Decay Demolition liquid eyeliner | Makeup Forever Aquarelle white eyeliner | Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner pencil in Pearly Brown (2L) | MAC Eye Khol eyeliner pencil in white (Fascinating)
L-R: Illamasqua Purity | Nails Inc. 3D Glitter Special Effects in Sloane Square | Nails Inc. Electric Avenue & Chelsea Square | Nails Inc. Magnetic Polish in Houses of Parliament & Trafalgar Square
I think the most fun I had at Sephora was in the nail polish section. Walking in, the first thing I saw was Nails Inc. Magnetic nail polish. It was on display at the front. I was so intrigued by this, I couldn't go home without them! The colors are GORGEOUS by themselves, and I did try out House of Parliament. My right hand didn't come out as lovely as my left, but the effects are really cool! You do need a bit of a steady hand when hovering the magnet over the nail. Or maybe it's trust that the magnet is doing its job, and not trying to get closer and closer to the nail without touching it. Either way, I managed to accidently tap my nail with the magnet a couple of times. Oops. Sephora also sells minx nail designs, which I had been looking designs up the night before. I was bored with my nails and wanted art I could do myself. Nothing comes close to the 3D nails I used to get while living in L.A, but I needed something to keep me satisfied until my next 3D set. I'm surprised I only walked out with the nail bling pictured above. I'm not sure when I plan on giving them a go. Since my magnetic nails was only half a success, I thought I'd try the 3D glitter polish. I put a couple coats over House of Parliament and this is the result...
I'm pretty in love! I'm getting my hands on all the colors available sooner or later. I would say that was quite the shopping experience, wouldn't you?
Oh, you thought I was finished? So did my mom and I until we decided to stop at Macy's to see if we could find a couple more items from her list. The makeup department is the first you see walking through these doors. We saw a particular brand had quite the extra space compared to all the others. Hello, Inglot! This took me back to my days as a kid in a candy store. As you get older, rather than gorging on sweet, sugary, pro-cavity, diabetes-inducing colored candy, you start using your face as a canvas and create art with candy colored face enhancers - unless you're a boy minus the fabulous, then you start getting into insignificant macho sports where you throw a ball, run after it, tackle other men, pile up on other men...
To keep a long story long, this was the first time I had come across Inglot, and this is the only place in San Diego carrying the brand. I'm pretty sure the debut here is recent, too. You can best compare Inglot to MAC, but I find Inglot's quality to be better, and their prices are cheaper. My mom was already regretting the trip to Sephora, but I say 'no regrets!' It didn't take long for me to be sold on their face products - foundation, concealer, powder. This was the first time the makeup properly covered up my rosacea natural blush. My skin also looked porcelain-like with the foundation. I fell in love. As for their shadows...
MAC and Urban Decay are pretty good at giving you pigmented shadows. Inglot is right up there with their e/s colors, if not better! You also get to have fun times with creating your own palettes, and the variety of choices is of no disappointment! I went with a 10 shadow palette. I'm content with my choices, considering the rush we were in at that point. By the time we checked out, it was five minutes past the time we should have picked the kids up from school. I didn't get to go through the pigments, nail polish, lipsticks/glosses or lashes. We've already decided we'll be going back next Friday, though. I've got my eye on their makeup remover towelettes and maybe a lipstick or two.
L-R: Inglot Transluscent Powder, Cream Concealer, Cream Foundation, Shadow Palette
L-R: 329 | 42 | 464 | 15 | 352
482 | 320 | 493 | 496 | 29
I'm likely to do my first makeup look with this palette and a mix of others (I didn't realize how shimmer-friendly I actually am). I just refuse to use any of my current brushes on these beauties (I can't say I've always been the best brush caretaker), but I've got this set by Sigma Beauty on its way to me:
And that just about wraps up this novel post. If you'd like to find out more about Inglot Cosmetics, you can find them here: inglotcosmetics.com