Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pure Luxe Greens and Blues... and a hairdye OOPS!

Here is a LOTD and my new hair color mishap.  This is from a few days ago and thankfully the color has begun to fade a bit.  I used Natural Instincts in the color Champagne on Ice which was supposed to turn out a medium neutral blonde, as you can see the results were much darker.  I used this in hopes that it would match my natural color, and that I could stop damaging my locks through constant lightening.  The color left my hair extra shiny and soft, my only qualm is that it is darker than I had hoped for. The color has begun to grow on me a bit, especially since it has lightened up nicely with a couple of washes.

On my eyes I am wearing the following:
Pure Luxe Jaded on inner corners of lid , Pure Luxe Venom on remainder of lid and Mad Minerals Navy in crease.  I used some mineral foundation as my highlighter and lined with Ben Nye Cake liner in black using a fine synthetic liner brush wetted with Aromaleigh eyeliner sealant.  I love Ben Nye's cakeliner, don't think my gel liner will get much use anymore!!

On my cheeks I am wearin NYX peach blush with MAC MSF in light flush buffed on top.
My lips are Rimmel Airy Fairy

Color Descriptions:
Jaded- lighter green color, with golden metallic shimmer to it.  This green leans towards yellow, especially with the golden shimmer it reflects.
Venom- a true green with shimmer, not too blue or too yellow with a fine shimmer.  MAC's wondergrass is a close dupe
Navy- a deep primary blue, lighter than navy and completely matte.  This color is ultra pigmented and applies gorgeously.


  1. Beautiful look. I love the mixture of colors together. I too prefer cake liner over gel. I pretty much only use the gels to smudge since straight lining with them doesn't look as smooth (on me) as cake liner does.