If you just love glitter like I do, then you simply MUST check out LIT Cosmetics, created by Canada resident Jodie Perks. Glitter can be quite challenging to wear, because it tends to flake or float right off your face, but LIT has an adhesive that beauty industry folks just LOVE!
The colors available are really pretty, and more importantly, they are totally wearable, as they’ve been scaled down to the right size, so that glitter actually equals classy! Having a highly pigmented glitter means that you get pure color that you can apply lightly for a daytime look or increase the amount for really dramatic looks. I am digging the fact that LIT has different TYPES of shine. For instance, you can just order pure glitter or you can get metallic or shimmer, or even electric versions (these glow under black lights). Sometimes people don’t want too much shine so a shimmer or metallic works nicely. I’ve got my eye on “Oprah,” “Boogie Nights,” and “Roxy Rolla.” I can’t wait to try out my colors AND my special LIT adhesive that keeps the colors intact! When I get them in the mail, I’ll show you some looks created by moi!
Right now, if you head over to Beautylish (if you haven’t subscribed to this free beauty site then shame on you), LIT is offering the LIT KIT, which gives you 3 shades plus the adhesive for only $39. If you want a broader selection of colors, just head over to the LIT Cosmetics website and browse the online catalog (there’s a PDF version too). LIT does $10 shipping all over the world!
I always SAY I’m going to play around with all of my purple shadows but sometimes I find that I’m not getting the right SHADE of purple for my skin tone. Purple is not really a tricky color but using it correctly does take a little practice.
To get my “Pretty in Purple” look, I chose several shades and mixed them together for my own custom color(s). On my lids, I used a pretty purple pigment (try saying that ten times) from Magnolia Makeup in “Whimsical.” This pigment contains a mixture of gold and violet and I just ADORE the shade. I decided to extend and blend the color a bit further into the crease, then added a mixture of “Fleur de Fab” by Magnolia (a rich indigo/copper) with Urban Decay’s “Last Call,” a shimmering plum, to create my own custom purple color. I used MAC cosmetics “Amber Lights” and Urban Decay “Chopper” on my brow bone to highlight that area. I filled in my brows with “Strut” eyebrow pencil by MAC and fluffed up my lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Black.
Mixing various shades allowed me to get the right purple for me!
I decided to do an update about Black Dahlia so that you all could see how it looks on a skin tone that is different from mine! As always, you can purchase Black Dahlia or any of the other FABulous nail lacquers by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics by browsing their website!
I’m back! I’ve been away and it’s been quite difficult to blog due to my relocation from San Antonio back home to The Windy City! I actually ordered one of OCC’s newest colors, Black Dahlia, before I made the trip back home but I’m finally able to talk about what I’ve discovered.
The color is a deepened, blackened red and I absolutely LOVE both the Lip Tar and the Nail Lacquer. Honestly, I thought both products would be even darker in tone but I was pleasantly surprised to discover something different. Black Dahlia is totally wearable for many skin tones! Check out the pics!