I sorta promised not to do any Alice-themed looks with any Alice-themed products but I also promised to share my hauls one way or another. I got the coveted (or loathed) Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows a few days ago. I'm not going to post photos of the palette because the interwebz is full of them and yes, it's gorgeous. I don't have any Urban Decay eyeshadows so for me the palette was a new thing but as you know, all the colours are just regular UD colours with Wonderland names. Yesterday I also got MAC's Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick (and I opened the door wearing shorty short shorts and had to watch how the mailman rallied himself up to say "Have a good day". I couldn't even close the door myself because I was holding my mail on one hand and the cruthches in the other. I hope I made his day.) and this morning I wondered how I could use them both to fill in the requirement of sharing my hauls.
Purely Cosmetics Skin Smoothing foundation in custom blend (as a foundation and a concealer)
Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish
Sassy Minerals blush in Give Me Some Sugar
Urban Decay Primer Potion (as a primer)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Vorpal/S&M (all over lid, lower lashline)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Alice/Painkiller (all over lid)
Urban Decay eyeshadow in White Rabbit/Polyester Bride (as a highlighter below brow)
Urban Decay 24/7 liner pencil in Zero (upper lashline)
Lumene Blueberry Curl waterproof mascara in Rich Black
MAC Viva Glam lipstick in Cyndi
First I applied Vorpal all over upper lid. Then I went over it with Alice. Then I applied Vorpal again and went over it with Alice. I did this because Alice is a very bright blue and I wanted to make it a bit more metallic and murky. It actually looks pretty fab irl, the metallic finish is more visible than in these photos. I love Vorpal, it's a nice silvery grey shade. I'm pretty sure that I'm going to use that shade more than just this once.
For some reason the shade White Rabbit causes a Jefferson Airplane earworm. "One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small..." has been playing in my head in a repeat all morning.
In this picture you can see a little of the neat metallic finish.
The thing about these shadows is that although they are pressed shadows, I seem to get more fall-out than with loose pigments. The shadows are quite dry. However, they are nicely pigmented, I didn't have to use a half of the pan to get colour.
I love the Cyndi lipstick. It's a LOT redder than I expected because in all the swatch photos I've seen it looks more coral than it does on me. However, the redness isn't a bad thing at all.
How do you like the look? What are your thoughts about the Alice Book of Shadows?
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