Wet N Wild SPOILED BRAT Coloricon Eye Shadow Trio Swatches, Review & Guest FOTD

It’s obvious by now that I’m a huge fan of the Wet N Wild Coloricon Eye Shadow Trios and that the brand is becoming one of my favorite drug store brands of all time.

Spoiled Brat is pretty much launched up in outer space and way out of my comfort zone. There is something about it, though, that makes me do a double take. I was sitting here looking at the shades off and on, thinking… how in the world am I going to make this work for me?!

Luckily, my cousin Liz always loves a good, dramatic look and she needed her makeup done yesterday, so I decided to use this palette on her to show it off at it’s maximum potential. (I’d like to take this time to point out that I am NOT in any way, shape, or form a makeup artist and do not fancy myself one. I do like to do other peoples makeup and occasionally do some of my friends makeup for events, but I don’t work for anyone and I’m not sponsored by anyone.)

The Coloricon Trios basically idiot proof the process for you, marking the three shades for eyelid, crease, and browbone. I don’t know how I feel about silver on the brow bone. You can see in the guest FOTD pics that I’ll post below how I used everything 😉

The shades of Spoiled Brat are not as soft as those of the Coloricon Eye Shadows that I’ve used in the past. However, the fall out is immense. You absolutely NEED to do your eye makeup before your other makeup. I did quite a bit of cleanup on Liz, especially with the pink shade.

The top Silver shade was the softest and easiest to use and blend. The middle black shade may look like it has a ton of glitter, but that really didn’t transfer much to the swatch and the eye, so if glitter isn’t your thing, I wouldn’t worry about it with this shadow. If it IS your thing, then you may be a bit disappointed that it doesn’t translate well. The third neon pink shade is SUPER beautiful. It went on well as long as I patted it all over and then spread it around the lid. I had to apply it this way twice to make for even coverage.

Overall, if you LOVE a bright, smokey look – but (like me) aren’t comfortable wearing it all of the time… Spoiled Brat (did I mention how much I LOVE the name of this one?!) will be right up your alley! It’s affordable, wears well, and gives off that pop of color you need. Plus, everyone should have a black and silver in their arsenal… a random neon doesn’t hurt either 😉

The Wet N Wild Coloricon Eye Shadow Trios can be found at drugstores for a retail price of $2.99. For more information visit the Wet N Wild website or follow Wet N Wild on Twitter or Facebook.

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Guest FOTD: Featuring Wet N Wild Spoiled Brat & COUSIN LIZ!

For This Look I Used:

~ MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NW25
~ Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Skin Tint SPF 20 – 1 Cream
~ Lancome Dual Finish Powder Matte Bisque II
~ Bobbi Brown Mascara (not sure what kind, it was a sample from a website order)
~ Wet N Wild Spoiled Brat Coloricon Eye Shadow Trio
~ MAC Shroom Eye Shadow (highlight)
~ MUFE Aqua Liner in 15
~ MAC Pink Cult Blush
~ Wet N Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in Cotton Candy
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Normally when I do other peoples makeup I ask them to bring their own mascara and face products (because I don’t have a ton of different foundation shades, and don’t do makeup enough to warrant buying a ton of them to keep on hand.) Liz forgot her makeup bag, but luckily we’re the same shade so I just used my stuff and clean brushes on her. I also had a sample of a mascara so I was able to have her use that (she likes to put her own mascara on) and she kept it.

Since the eye look was bold I kept her cheeks and lips at a minimum. After all, she WAS on the way to pick up her boyfriend at the airport, not going out to a club or anything 😉 If you’re interested in checking out other Guest FOTD looks, click here!

How would you use Wet N Wild Spoiled Brat Coloricon Eye Shadow Trio?

Guest FOTD ~ Tanya’s Royal Wedding Look

My good friend Tanya is set to be married in June and I’m one of her bridesmaids! Check out the bridesmaid dresses! Love! She asked me to do the makeup so we did a trial run last week.

Her main color is Lapis (extremely deep, beautiful purple – if you click the link to the dress above you can check out the color. It’s much more royal in real life).

I steered clear of the usual wedding neutral look. She’s still understated, but beautiful in light purples on the eyes via colors from the MAC Holiday 2010 palette in Beauties Play it Cool.

Tanya shows off her silly side:

Then we darkened her eyes up a bit for the heck of it… she never ever wears makeup and I wanted to see what she’d look like lol

I posted this today to sort of honor the Royal Wedding. I’m not crazy in to this hoopla over it, but even I have to admit that the balcony kiss was too cute (I saw it on People.com). They are a beautiful couple and I wish them every happiness and lots of princes and princesses running around 😉

Guest FOTD ~ Lizzie Meets Urban Decay Naked

Today’s GFOTD is, once again, my cousin Liz! Liz wanted to get all fancied up because she’s picking her boyfriend up at the airport.

Liz walks in and dumps out the brights again. Noooo no no no… something new is in order. I wanted to do MY favorite look on Liz, which is a smokey eye. What BETTER way to do this than to use the Urban Decay Naked Palette!

This was done QUICKLY because at the time we started she should have been at the airport (about 45 min away with no traffic, which is RARE) so we needed to get moving.

For this look I used:
(we used NO face Makeup on Liz, I busted out my powder, because I think it would be ok, but we were on time restraint lol)
~ Urban Decay Primer Potion
~ Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero
~ Dior Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
~ Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black
~ MAC Groundwork Paint Pot
~ Urban Decay Naked Palette shadows in Toasted (inner third of eye and inner crease), Darkhorse (outer V and outer crease), Smog (mid-lid), Virgin (highlight)

~ Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer
~ MAC Shell Pearl BP
~ MAC Dressmaker, Dressmaker lipstick
~ Brushes – MAC 168 (cheeks), MAC 272 (toasted), MAC 239 (smog), MAC 227 (highlight), MAC 219 (Darkhorse), MAC 204 (for brow combing)

Liz will soon be headed back to Dallas. Who will model for me now?! Emily is now living in Michigan… Liz is in Texas…. I need to find some interstate faces!

Guest FOTD ~ My Cousin Lizzie!!

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Today’s guest FOTD is my husbands cousin Liz. I’ve known Liz since before I knew my hubby. I used to babysit her and her brother at the YMCA! Small world!

I got Liz into the MAC makeup scene this year. It’s so easy to get hooked once you visit a counter to get your makeup done. Lately Liz has been venturing into the world of brights. She’s a bold cookie. I can’t wear them. Well… I can but I don’t wanna. LOL

Anyway, on her most recent trip to MAC Liz picked up Going Bananas and Sky Blue. Since she is Owen’s Godmother he bought her Sassy Grass. These are some bright shades. Krystal at the Macy’s MAC counter at Ross Park Mall showed her how to use Sky Blue and Going Bananas together. But once I sent Liz this look that was shown by Christine from Temptalia.com, she HAD to know how to do it.

Now my collection is not nearly even a fourth as extensive as Temptalia. However, we made it work 😉 We didn’t follow her steps to a “T” but we used what we had and I think gave a pretty respectable showing.

This is Liz’s first time wearing brights, and my first time working with them. I was especially nervous about the matte shade of Sassy Grass. Matte’s and I don’t get along, but apparently I apply them better on other people lol

Without further ado:

For this look I used:
(we used NO face Makeup on Liz… she seriously doesn’t even really need it. She could probably go with a mineral powder foundation just to finish it off)
~ Urban Decay Primer Potion
~ MAC PowerPoint Liner in Engraved (upper liner)
~ Urban Decay Eyeliner in Flipside (lower liner)
~ Dior Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
~ Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black
~ MAC Eye Shadows in Going Bananas (inner third of eye and inner crease), Sky Blue (outer V and outer crease), Sassy Grass (crease), Shroom (highlight)
~ Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Book of Shadows Eye Shadows in Alice (outer V, outer crease – under Sky Blue), Absolem (middle lid), and Jaberwocky (over engraved liner)
~ MAC Stereo Rose MSF on cheeks
~ MAC By Candlelight MSF as an all over highlighter
~ MAC High Def lipstick
~ MAC Pink Grapefruit lipglass
~ Brushes – MAC 168, MAC 219, MAC 227, MAC 239, MAC 116, MAC 226, MAC 204 (for brow combing)

The MAC shadows Going Bananas, Sky Blue, and Sassy Grass are Limited Edition from the Dare To Wear Collection and are available at Maccosmetics.com for $14.50 each.

Close up eyeball pics!

Here are a bunch of other pics, we had A LOT of fun with this one!

Thank you for being my model today, Lizzie B!!

Guest FOTD!!! Emily from Wife Check, Mom Check, Now What?

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Hey there!!

Today, my bright spot of an otherwise freaking nasty day, my LONG time friend (seriously, friends since FOURTH grade!) Emily was in town from Michigan and stopped over for a makeup sesh and a lunch outing… sans kiddies!

Emily usually goes for neutrals so we did a taupe/grayish green combo on her. I used to do makeup every once in awhile for prom go-ers and random stuff like that. I love to do makeup on other people and wish I had the chance to do it more often.

Emily has the best eyes to work with. They have a nice structure which made it easy to place and blend the colors. I have total brow envy too. I hate my eyebrows because their shape sucks and they need drawn in. I didn’t have a brow color to match Emily’s, so I left them alone, but really they didn’t even NEED anything.

Here is the breakdown and pics. I seriously wish I knew how to use my camera better for sharper pics, but we take what we can get 😉 It definately didn’t look as shiny or as glittery IRL. It was green smokey goodness!!

On Emily I used:
(I don’t remember the face stuff… she brought her own for that because, lets face it, we’re not all NW25 and the Studio Sculpt that I use tends to break people out… don’t wanna be responsible for that!)
Chanel Nude JC Blush on the cheeks and MAC By Candlelight to highlight all over

I started off with UDPP, then went to Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP in the inner corners and MAC Greenstroke Paint Pot on the rest of the lid. I used Mushroom from the Urban Decay Alice In Wonderland Book of Shadows and then broke out the Chanel Murano Quad for the inner corners, and to blend. I used every color except for the darkest one. The for the highlight I used White Rabbit, also out of the UD AIW BOS.
I lined Emily’s eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero, Primed the lashes with Dior Lash Plumping Serum and used Mary Kay Waterproof mascara in black. Emily’s lashes are blonde so I wanted to use a smaller brush to make sure I got them all.

Emily isn’t a big lipstick fan, citing she can’t find the right color. I think this is definately a great color for her. She’s a gloss girl, but everyones gotta have a lippie 😉 For this look I used Benefit Lady’s Choice Lipstick and made her take it home.

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