FOTD: Feels like Spring with Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone, Urban Decay Lucky, MAC Sunday Afternoon, Dior Addict Extreme Plaza

Hey everyone,

TGIF! What are your plans for the weekend? Do you have anything planned?

Yesterday my bestie HM was in town, and I quickly slapped on some makeup before going out to play. Do note that these pictures were taken about 8 hours after application, so despite the fact that it held up very well, it wasn’t as neat as it was freshly applied. My apologies!

For my eyes, I used the left column of Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone. I pretty much followed the instructions, only with the Browbone shade for my inner corners and Definer shade to smudge out my lower lash line. My brow bones were highlighted with Bobbi Brown Bone as usual, and lower lash line was lined with Urban Decay Lucky. I thought the copper shade of Lucky would make good friends with the coppery Crease shade of the palette.

I had MAC Sunday Afternoon on my cheeks, because I thought it’d work pretty well with Dior Addict Extreme Plaza. I used the matte part for blush and the shimmery strip for highlighting. I like it better this way than when all the colors are mixed together! I took a photo of my lips too. Remember I said the Addict Extremes could be built up throughout the day? This is how Plaza looks after a couple of reapplications. It is not opaque, but it is for sure not as sheer as it is upon the first application either!

Just a couple more pictures so you could get a better idea.

I had a minimal amount of foundation on, just blended a tiny bit in my T-zone and a little in the center of my face. I also had some Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Bali Brown all over my face. In person it gives a pretty tan/glow (but I used a VERY light hand), but in pictures it doesn’t show up too well (that or it was because it faded after 8 hours). I’ve also been testing out the Fairy Drops Platinum mascara. I will for sure review it soon on the blog, so keep your eyes peeled!

That’s it for today! There are a million things I want to show and share with you, but at the moment I’m trying to meet a deadline, so my hands are tied. Hopefully I can get it out of my way today and blog a bit more this weekend!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Swatch & Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Bourbon and Lucky

Hello everyone!

How is everybody coping with going back to work after the holidays? The beginning is always a bit rough, no?

Today I’m bringing you swatches of Bourbon and Lucky, the two new members of my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye pencil family. These pencils are so addictive! I only use them on my lower lash line, which means it’ll take me forever to finish one even if they are travel-size, but they all look so nice and colorful that I keep wanting more!

Anyways, without further ado, here are the swatch pictures:

Bourbon is an extremely warm, medium-to-dark opaque brown. You can see some gold sparkle in it, though to me personally it does not scream “glitterville!” The sparkle is fine, but since there is enough of it, you can see this color come to life when there is enough light! I have tested this one out, and I am happy to report the glitter doesn’t get into my eyes. It also wears just as well as all my other 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils too!

Lucky is a rich metallic copper with silver glitter. You can see in the pictures that there isn’t as much glitter in this one as there is in Bourbon, though probably because of the color combination (silver and copper) that it seems more noticeable. I haven’t tried this out so I can’t say for sure if there will be glitter fallout, but if you look at the second picture you will see the glitter is not coarser than the bigger grains in Bourbon. Since Bourbon works well for me, I do not expect to have problems with this one either. I will for sure report if I do though!

The quality of these two is typical Urban Decay. I can wash and rub the back of my hand as much as I want after doing the swatches, but it won’t completely go away till I take my makeup remover out. These are the first shimmery/sparkly/glittery ones I own, but the texture is just as creamy and I don’t feel them dragging on my lids.

What do you think? Have you also collected a bunch of these pencils? Are you hunting down some new shades? Does either Bourbon or Lucky speak to you?

Sunny xx