Poison Utopia

Friday, July 2, 2010

I wasn't going to do another makeup post so soon, but I am in love with Aromaleigh's "Poison Utopia" eye shadow and I wanted to share the swatches with you as soon as possible. That way, if you want to try it, you'll have time to order before Aromaleigh closes!

Products I used (and links, if available):

The above pictures just don't do "Poison Utopia" justice, so I took another picture of it. The below picture gives you a better idea...isn't it gorgeous?

Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried (and I took almost 100 shots), I couldn't get it to show up like that in any of the pictures of my eyes. It's difficult to take pictures of your own eyes anyway, and then to try to get the lighting perfect is impossible!

I had to turn my head at an odd angle to get this next one to even give a hint of the purple - so the liner looks like it's uneven, but it's really not. LOL!

Eyes: I applied Meow's "Medium Chartreux" Skinny Dipper under the brow and down to the crease. Then I applied a thin line of Aromaleigh's "Poison Utopia" along the upper and lower lashlines. I don't normally apply liner first, but I really wanted this color to be intense, so I applied it directly over the primer rather than applying lid color first and then the liner. Next, I used Meow's "Witty Kitty" for the lid and along the lower lashline. I used a smaller brush than usual so that I could apply this to my lid without disturbing the liner. For the crease and outer vee, I first applied Meow's "That Cat", blended a little, then applied Meow's "Reggae" over that and blended well. Next, I did a thicker line of the "Poison Utopia" along the lashlines, smudging them a bit. And finally, I used "Poison Utopia" to wetline close to the upper and lower lashlines.

Cheeks: I used Meow's "Fierce Chartreux" (one shade darker than my foundation) to contour the hollows of my cheeks - then I applied Aromaleigh's Pomegranate blush to the apples of my cheeks.

Lips: I lined my lips with MAC's Whirl lipliner, then applied MAC's Utterly Frivolous lipstick, and topped that with Stila's Shine Lip Color in Sarah.

You seriously need to get a sample of "Poison Utopia"!!! I'm going to be doing another post with swatches of the Victoria's Revenge samples that I bought. My two favorites are "Poison Utopia" and "Obscura" - I ran to Aromaleigh to buy those in full-size jars while they were still available. Don't forget to use code ADIEU35 for 35% off your order!


Tanya said...

I LOVE those earrings you have on!

Kim said...

Thank you! I think I got those at Kohl's a few years ago during one of their 50% off sterling silver sales.