Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And the winner is...

Finally, we have a winner!!

The lucky gal who'll receive a sample pack of the Alice's Chains Collection is...

Please email me your contact details at lostinmakeupland@gmail.com :D


Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway <3

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Morgana Cryptoria Lipstick Swatches - Round Two!

Some time ago, I posted swatches of the four Morgana Cryptoria lipsticks I owned back then (click here to see them). After that, I ordered several samples to try out a lot of shades I liked. Today I'm swatching them.

These colors (except Gilded Ballerina which I bought a full size tube) were applied with a finger (GB was applied directly from the tube). I find Morgana's lipsticks are best applied from the bullet, if you have any weird edges or feel like you need to fill in a little spot, go over it with a little lipstick brush then the bullet, I think that's how they work the best. If you see any uneven parts it's due to the camera and that I didn't take the biggest care in applying them since I was going to take them off immediately.

Samples aren't available anymore, but there is an ultra helpful page where you can see swatches of every lipstick taken from different blogs, which means you'll see how they look in different lightings, lips and skin tones.

On to the swatches!

I get 3-4 hours of wear with this one. It's one of my favourites, GORGEOUS!!! It's beautiful and flattering and goes perfect with a a fuchsia blush. I need to get a full size of this.

This color doesn't suit my coloring, but it doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. What I do to be able to use it is apply it very lightly on top of a fuchsia lipstick or as a mere stain on my lips under a bright gloss. I've worn it at home for a good 3 hours.

LO-LO-LOVE it!! This one is very similar to Very Cherry, but much pinker while Cherry is redder. You need it, and that's all I need to say about it. It's one of the most moisturizing lipsticks I've tried from Morgana. I get over four hours of wear with this one.

The picture makes the lipstick no justice. It has a light gold shift which I couldn't capture with the cam but looks gorgeous in person. If you are warm toned, you'll love it. I get about 4 hours of wear with it, it also feels especially moisturizing.

This is one of my favorites. It's perfect for any look, both soft, bright and dark smokey. I've used it in any look you can think of. This one lasts around 4 hours on me. It has the prettiest violet shift to it and feels amazing on the lips.

This one is beautifu. A cool metallic rose. Since I don't feel comfortable with a metallic look on my lips, I like to use a fuchsia gloss on top. I get 3-4 hours of wear wearing it alone, with a gloss around 2-3. Reeeeally flattering on my skin tone.

This is a gorgeous "neutral". It doesn't look as reddish as on my swatch IRL, it's a bit lighter, imagine your lip color a couple of tones darker. It's perfect for any kind of look and I use it constantly. I get 3-4 hours of wear and have purchased a full size tube of it.

I wouldn't wear this one as is outside because I'm not comfortable with dark colors on my lips and makes me look vampy, but I've used it as a stain under a red gloss and love the result. It's got a beautiful red shine to it and it's really creamy. I haven't fully tested how long it lasts, but after two hours I had it on it looked exactly the same as applied.

This shade is underrated. It's PERFECT. I can say without a doubt this is my favourite your lips but better lipstick, a perfect neutral I feel is great for any skin tone. It's a rosy brown that feels and look beautiful. I get 3-4 hours of wear from it and had to order a full size since I'm almost out of it. I won't be happy if it ever gets discontinued.

This is the only full size I purchased. It's BEAUTIFUL I love it, yet it doesn't completely suit me since it's a tiny bit too light for me. What I do is layer it on top of Azalea blue or Cocoa so I can wear it. I get 3-4 hours of wear with it. It's a beautiful color which suits many looks.

That's all! I've ordered one more, Pumpkin Eater, so I'll swatch it for you when I have it.

Have you tried the new Morgana lipsticks? Which one is your favorite? What ideas do you come up with when a lipstick doesn't suit you and you want to adapt it to your skin tone?


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I Love Indie! Owl obsession

I've had some weird obsession with owls lately, I just keep thinking of them and looking for items with owls in them.

So this week's Indie love is owl related!

Owl Necklace on a silver chain by Steinvika

Actually, there are a lot of this necklace around Etsy. If you want it, look around, I just picked one of them. Isn't it cute?

Owl Pitcher by My Polka Dot Pottery 

Don't ask me why, I just like it! 

Owls on a branch mobile by Viola Studio 

Under the weather print by Arian 

Love Owls Figurines in Aqua Blue 

Owl Measuring Tape by Felt Mates

Tell me this isn't adorable IF YOU DARE!

Super cute black owl small clutch/coin purse by Graceful Crafts 

 The Hypnowl painting on canvas by The State of Things

Owl on branch vinyl wall graphic by Say it with style

So, what do you think? Have you found something interesting on Etsy lately, new shops you want to share? 

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's Monday at Makeupland (Weekly Lost in Makeupland post)

I'm very excited this week and it hasn't almost started! First of all, as you may know already, I released the Alice's Chains collection, I'm working on a nostalgic collection (I've posted a few pictures on Twitter today) that will be released by the end of May/start of June. It has been in the works for a long time, but I've been holding up on it for outer reasons I won't go into.

I'm also working on new blush and face powder shades, lipbalms (which I'm going to start shipping to my volunteer testers) and will soon ask you all out for help on a beautiful project I already talked about on Twitter. If you follow my tweets, you've already seen when I asked you out for your stories on cat adoption. I'll talk more openly about the whole project and how it's going to be done, but in a few words, I want to put all your stories and mine together into a little ebook that would be donated to an animal shelter (I've contemplated selling it and donating the benefits but I want no shadow of doubt over myself and my honesty) and besides that I'll make an eyeshadow collection as a tribute to these cats. I'll give you more details in a while, but hope everybody is as excited about it as I am. :)

Now for the news!

Bye, bye sifters!!

I've already started to replace sifters in 5gram jars with shrink bands. This means that jars will be full and closed. Price will stay the same for them $5.99. I still have to update all my listings and include this info so there aren't any unhappy clients.

Doesn't it look cute? 
Weekly Sale

I already posted about it (typo included lol!), until May 8th all orders over $15 (before shipping) get a free surprise gift!! ;) It's valid on both my ArtFire and Etsy shops.

Doesn't look like it, but it's spring! Giveaway time!

Usually here in Spain when April comes weather becomes super sunny and we have nice temperatures. This year it hasn't been like that. It's been raining, dark, quite cold a lot of days.. not what spring is supposed to be at the south of Spain.

Still, I'm stubborn and want to wear bright colors and cheer myself through makeup. During this month I'll be uploading looks using colors I like for spring. For me, it's time for yellows (am I the only sucker for yellow eyeshadow out there?), neons, oranges and strong lips (bold pink and ooooh I SO want to get my hands o a Morgana Cryptoria's orange lippie!).

Which leads me to the following... do you want to win an Alice's Chains collection sample pack? Just leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite colors for spring on your eyes and lips.

-You must be a follower to enter.
-Giveaway it's open worldwide.
-For an extra entry, you can tweet " Let's celebrate spring with a gift from @lostmakeupland "

A winner will be drawn at random on Monday May 9th. It can't be easier!

Alice's Chains collection swatches

So, how's spring treating you so far? Are a lot of you experiencing allergies too? Do they affect the way you put on your makeup? For example I try not to line my waterline and avoid mascara on my bottom lashes when my eyes are all allergic and watery.