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Make That Face Monday: One-Shadow Smoky Eye Using LMdB Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the first and only eyeshadow single from Le Métier de Beauté that I ever bought, and for the longest time, I wished that I had gotten a more sensible color, like the often celebrated Corinthian. I bought it during my “purple shadow phase,” which I am not completely out of but am moving slowly away from. Recently, however, I realized that I can actually use Alexandrite, a pretty red-toned violet with a bit of a golden sheen (as far as I can tell), for a one-shadow smoky eye. But more on that later. As for Alexandrite, it has a wonderful, smooth texture that is also apparent upon application. It’s not incredibly pigmented on the first layer, but it’s very easy to work with and it’s a dream to layer and blend. The Le Métier de Beauté single eyeshadows come housed in a rubberized circular compact, with a texture that’s more similar to the NARS compacts than the LMdB Kaleidoscopes that I’m more used to. Each shadow has a mirror on the lid, and …

Make That Face Monday: Day to Night Eyes with the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

OK, so here’s a commitment I’d like to make: tutorial every few Mondays. The reasons for this are many-fold (get it? As opposed to just two-fold?), but let’s just say that I want a bit of a variety~ when it comes to makeup posts on here. Reviews are freaking awesome, but you know, what’s the point of hauling and swatching when no one can even see how you use the stuff? Will you learn anything new from these tutorials? Probably not. But you get to see me make a fool out of myself. For this week’s MTF Monday, I have a haphazard eye tutorial where you can upgrade a day look to a night look using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I think it’s useful and I take you step-by-step through it all. I hope it’s an OK video. Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement. I promise I won’t take offense, just as long as you don’t be a douche about it. I’d love to do close-ups but my camera …