My Beauty Addiction Review

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Hi again everyone!   First off I wanted to mention that I’m going to be hosting a giveaway on my facebook once I reach 100 likes, so if you haven’t,  pop on over there and check it out! 

This week I’m reviewing an eyeshadow set I won in a Fan of the Week contest from My Beauty Addiction.  They are all over the place, with their facebook, website and etsy pages.  The set I won is named Midnight Bloom and was a limited edition set.  It includes 3 shadows.  I also won their shadow poxy, which I was very excited to try.  I posted a video on instagram of the swatches, and how they sparkle, check that out here.

First up, pictures of their packaging.

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Everything was sealed, and bubble wrapped nice and tight.  The shadows all had sifters and were also sealed.

Now some swatches!  The first one of each color is without the shadow poxy and the second is with.  First is in natural lighting.

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This next one is indoors with flash.

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I did notice that the shadow went on smoother and it picked up more color with the shadow poxy than without.  The only slight downside of it is its hard and you need to swirl your finger around a bit to warm it up, but once you do you don’t need much on each lid.

Here is the look I did with the shadows.

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I did the lightest color on my lower lid along with some eyeliner and used the middle shade all over the lid with the purple at the corners and crease and blended.  They all went on very well and seemed to just get scooped up by the shadow poxy. 

Other products used in this look:

-Too Faced Beauty Balm in Snow Glow
-Geek Chic Cosmetics Foundation Powder in Codex
-Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
-Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Desperation
-Smashbox  Brow Tech Trio in Taupe/Soft Brown
-Geek Chic Cosmetics lipstick in The Last Cetra (limited edition)

After wearing it all day, I without a doubt have to give the shadow and shadow poxy a thumbs up.  I’m very happy and impressed with the shadow poxy in particular, I really didn’t think I could find something indie, and less expensive, then the prestige brands I’ve been using.  Now I can’t wait to try out some of their lip products.  Please check My Beauty Addiction out at the links above.  Thanks for reading!!

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Geek Chic Cosmetics Eyeshadow

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I was introduced to the Geek Chic (http://www.geekchiccosmetics.com) brand lately when my best friend purchased some for me as a present.  It comes in 5g containers with a screw on cap and sifter and loose.  I have to admit, I don’t have much experience with loose powder so it took me a little bit to get the hang of not creating fallout EVERYWHERE.  I did get it down though!

As usual, I will state how I applied my makeup, so that way you know why your’s may look differently if you use this same product.  I applied Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in original before application.  With loose powder I would recommend a primer just because it will grab the powder and hold on to it better.  I used a brush, not a sponge applicator, I never use the sponge applicators actually.  They never seem to put out the same coverage for me personally, and its easier to blend with brushes or smudgers.  I also patted on the shadow rather then swept it on, reduces fallout and makes for darker pigmentation.

What I love about this brand is that everything is themed towards geek/nerds, which I am a proud member of this group of fun people! The swatches were done on my arm under lamp light, no flash and no primer.

The colors I got are:

Brotherhood of Crows from the Win or Die series (Game of Thrones)

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Blood Wine from the Go Boldly series (Star Trek)

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Sexy in Suspenders from the Timey Wimey series (Doctor Who/Torchwood)

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My favorite is definitely Sexy in Suspenders, but, I am a huge Doctor Who fan so that’s no surprise.  It is a nice neutral color that can go with almost any other color is why I love it so much.  Both the looks I’m going to show are using Sexy in Suspenders on the inside of the eye and then either Brotherhood of Crows or Blood Wine on the outside.  I figured this would be the best way to show the colors without just making a huge blended eye of all three.  I have tried that, and it looked good, but this is better for showing colors.

Sexy in Suspenders/Brotherhood of Crows

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Sexy in Suspenders/Blood Wine

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Overall I love these colors, and they don’t irritate my eyes at all, which is great with having sensitivities.  They blend well, but you do need to watch the fall out, which I just clean up with a bit of scotch tape and voila, clean!  They have 106 shadows currently and I personally plan on buying every single one, there isn’t a single shade I don’t like.  I am getting some one of their Joysticks (lipsticks) in and also a Geek Gloss, and when I do I will give them both a review for you guys.  They are currently closed as of this posting due to catching up with Black Friday orders, but, they will reopen before the end of December.  Visit http://www.geekchiccosmetics.com to view their whole line.  Thanks for reading everyone!

Rimmel London Glam Eyes HD #003 Royal Blue 11.26.13

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To begin with, I got this product on a super deal at Five Below for a rock bottom price of $1.50, they had 3 colors total at my local one, so if you are interested in this product, I would say pick it up, can’t get much better then that!

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The one that I chose personally was #003 Royal Blue, but to me it looks more like a dull green.  I always start off my shadow application with some sort of eye lid primer so I don’t get any creasing or smudging, well, besides the smudging I want.  Due to this fact, if you do not use eye lid primer, the color may apply differently or look different then in my photos.  I usually use Urban Decay brand primer, specifically.  I also use brushes for application, not the included applicator.

So, I just followed the guide on the back of the palette as a guide for their recommended application just to see how it would turn out.

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The eye shadow didn’t apply as smoothly as I normally like and took quite a few grabs into the pot to get the color that I wanted, and I had to fight a bit to get it close to the top lash line.  Once it was on though, it is a nice shade and doesn’t change much from the color in the palette.  The black for below the lash line did smudge off rather quickly though, but I hadn’t put any primer on first, so I’m sure if I would have it would of stayed much better.  I definitely would recommend putting a primer on with this shadow because I do feel that it will smudge and degrade quickly without it.  I didn’t have any sensitivity issues with the product either, which is nice, so it isn’t a very irritating brand if you have similar sensitive eyes like I do.  

 

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If you have any questions, or comments please leave them below and I will answer them as soon as I can.  Thanks for reading!