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September 23, 2011

Depotting/Storage and Make Up For Ever Magnetic Palettes

Last night, my MacBook Pro crapped out on me. I was highly upset (-_-  this line face does not even come close to how angry I was) because I got in April! I made an appointment (or got an appointment made for me since I was too angry about the whole situation) for this morning before I headed to work. Turns out I need a new hard drive. Go figure. Whatever, I have Apple Care so it's gonna be okay (IT BETTER BE *STARES AT APPLE*). I was so bummed about the whole thing that I took myself on a trip to the Make Up For Ever Studio down on East 12th Street.

I had gone to Make Up For Ever a couple weeks ago and got my Backstage Card which, gives me to a 40%  off discount on all MUFE products (YAY!). The last time I was there, I got a magnetic palette to put all my depotted/loose eyeshadows that I had laying around. You might not remember but, a couple posts ago I wrote about Z Palettes and how convenient they are and all that jazz. Well...these magnetic palettes are better! First of all, I feel like they're bigger but more compact (oxymoron but that's what my brain thinks) than the Z Palette.


I feel like they're more sturdy. Unlike the Z Palette, which kinda flaps open sometimes, the MUFE magnetic palette seals shut. I like that it has a plastic sheet on the inside to protect your products. It's also made of metal which is much more sturdy than the cardboard of the Z Palette. The biggest plus for me about these palettes is that they're half the price of a Z Palette! They only cost $10.00 a pop and that's without the discount!

These are definitely much better for freelancers! They most likely will take more bangs than the Z Palette but then again...how rough do you plan on banging up your makeup? 


Here's how much they hold and I still have some space in that other palette!

If you can get your hands on these buy 10! Haha! I think I need one more and I should be set! I've got 5 so far!

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Elba

September 12, 2011

LOTD: Bermuda Smoke

Haha! I laughed at the name I gave this! I've been meaning to post more looks! I have so much makeup its ridiculous I might as well use as much as I can everyday! I wore this out last night! It's a very fun look!



Products used:

Inglot AMC Eye Pencil 82 (a navy blue pencil used as a base)
Inglot Eyeshadow Pigment 85 (on top of the navy blue pencil)
Inglot Eyeshadow Pigment 30 (on the brow bone)
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel 77 (to line my eyes)
Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel 87 (in my waterline)
Maybelline EyeStudio Quad in Irresistible Ivy (the green color used underneath the lash line)
Smashbox Brunette Brow Tech
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Plus+ in 025
Lime Crime Lipstick in Great Pink Planet
Nars Highliter in Albatross
Nars Blush in Orgasm
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in Golden Light

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Elba

September 07, 2011

Depotting and Z Palettes!

Not everyone gets depotting. Some people prefer bulky, unnecessary packaging and some people don't. I like it because it takes up less space in my house, because I can see all my product and that means I use it, and because I can take different products from different brands around to freelance (whenever that may be).

I have so many palettes and I feel like there are certain colors I could use more often if all my other palettes weren't all hiding each other. I'll be honest and I have admitted it before that I am attracted to packaging but I've noticed that packaging is impractical. I'm a junkie, I shop for things because they're limited edition or because they look cute and then I end up with things I don't use because I keep buying more cute things.

In an effort to condense I started to depot things.

Also before I show you pictures...

I know technically you're supposed to throw out old makeup but I have always felt that this does not apply to eyeshadow. Ahem...don't judge me.


I have had this palette for a while. This is the original Urban Decay Book of Shadows!


See what I mean? I don't need all this stuff! It's a pretty big box and the mirror was broken :(


Two of My Z Palettes and the new empty one!


Since the box was made out of cardboard it was pretty easy to wedge the shadows out since they're glued in. I used a spatula I got from work.


No one wants cardboard on their eyeshadow pan...


so I used a little bit of olive oil to get the glue that was holding the cardboard onto the pan.


Writing the name on the back of the pan is helpful so you always know what eyeshadow you're using!


This is how it fits on the Z Palette.


These are shadows from three different Urban Decay Palettes! (The Book of Shadows, The Get Baked Palette, and the Foreshadow Palette)

I like that three of my UD palettes fit into this one little thing. I like the Z Palette but I also feel that it's a little expensive at $20 a pop. They're also hard to find so unless you live near a professional make up store you will probably end up ordering online (which means SHIPPING COSTS! LOL). I've found an alternative to the Z Palette though...but that's another post . ~_^

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Elba 
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