Thursday, 5 May 2011

I voted wearing this EOTD... ha!

I wanted to try out the NARS Rated R eyeshadow duo, having waited three days since it arrived to even swatch it! Let me say this about that, it is a beautiful duo and would've been worth the full price. Having got £5 off just makes it even more spectacular! The blue is such a unique shade (somehow more periwinkle than my favourites Sugarpill Royal Sugar and Illamasqua Sadist.) I only used a touch of it on the bottom lash-line, but the blue is definately unique. The green not so much, it's got a similar sheen to Sugarpill Absinthe and is a similar colour to my Inglot chartreuse and a Fyrinnae colour I can't recall the name of right now. It applies beautifully, and I am very pleased.

Base: Urban Decay primer potion and NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
Eyeshadows: Nars Rated R duo, Sleek Acid palette (bright yellow, bright green and khaki green), Sleek Paraguaya palette (skintone to blend and two browns for my eyebrows).
Eyeliner: Illamasqua Precision ink in Abyss and UD 24/7 liner in Perversion (to tightline, set with matte black from Sleek Acid palette).
Mascara: Boujois Volumizer (the neverending mascara...)
Face: Clinique Almost Make-up in 01 Fair and MAC Posey cremeblend blush. Set with Clinique translucent powder.
Lips: Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry.

When I got home later I tried out my lovely new Sleek true colour lipstick in Mystic. This is amazingly pigmented and opaque (without any liner) and SO much cheaper than MAC, which I suppose aren't so expensive, only I don't wear lipstick often so to me £13.50-odd seems a bit steep!
And yes, as the title suggests, I wore this (minus the lipstick) to vote in the local elections and on the referendum. I win at life.

Ruth x


  1. Wow, those colours are beautiful! I always think high-end shadows are crap and unpigmented... sigh! I love it with Mystic, which I need to get off my ass and buy!

  2. Hi Robyn! I did lotsa research before I bought the duo, I'd always heard their blushes were good but not so much the eyeshadows. I just couldn't resist the colour combination... I have issues with green and blue that I never even realised until I started wearing eyeshadow. Also, definately recommend the Sleek lipsticks. Such a bargain! x

  3. That is amazing. And I love the lips! :D

  4. Heehee, I love this one!

  5. Little bit mad, that one was. Ha! x