Hi guys! Sorry I've been lacking in updates! I've been SO lazy ever since I came back from the trip. I get that "I-REALLY-need-to-get-my-acts-together-but-I-really-don't-want-to-do-anything" mode. Basically I'm hyper/tired at the same time ALL THE TIME! LOL!
However, I've been doing some haulin', and one of which completely took me by surprise. As you all know, I'm an Eyeshadow fiend, period. It does not matter that I have 12 olive green with gold shimmer eyeshadows, I love experimenting with new brands, new colors, and new formulas.
This new brand I've just came across while googling (is that a word?) is called AMP Cosmetics. I checked out the site, sort of going "Eh~" when I first got in the site b/c it reminded me of the La Femme e/s. They are the same size and they came in the pans, however, the RED e/s SCREAMED my name, calling me in, and forced me to push the "Add to chart" button. I reckoned (wow, how British did I sound?) that since I'm ordering something anyway, I might as well make the full use of the shipping. The shipping is not bad AT ALL! It's only $3 for US domestic no matter how much you order. I ended up ordering...14. I know, I know, I need to chop my fingers off. Before you yell at me, I ALSO found a coupon that let me get 50%OFFof the whole order. THE CODE IS: ARTIST. I think anyone can use it. However, I don't know if it has a specific time period, so if you like what you see in the following post, you better act fast. The price for the e/s pan is $7, which is not bad considering that the e/s are GIANT, but it's always better when you get it 50% OFF ($3.50).
Review: Overall, the quality of this brand is AMAZING! The colors are really pigmented (some more than the others) and the textures are very soft. They are also very affordable. The shipping was LIGHTNING SPEED! Holy Guacamole~ I got it within 3 days! However, there are some colors that are, in my opinion, definitely the stars of the collection.
What I recommend: Bad Reputation, Call Me, Breathless-Ah!<--too gorgeous for words!, Brown Sugar, Lust for life, Girls on film, Pretty vacant. I love them to pieces. I've been wearing them almost everyday this week! What I think is kinda "Eh...": Fame<--for some reason, mine was really glue-y(?) and not that pigmented. The texture is relatively chalky and clumpy. A downer for me. However, with out further adieu, here are my new love (all pics are clickable!):
To prove that I'm not affiliated with the company:
Here's what I ordered (I put them in the La Femme palette b/c as much as I love AMP, their palettes are a little pricey, considering I have another empty palette waiting to be used. THEY FIT PERFECTLY!):
Don't they look like candies:
1st Row: Lust for life, Just a girl, Fade into you, Girls on film, Breathless-Ahh!, Blue Monday
2st Row: Bad Reputation (PURE SEX!), Call me, pretty vacant, naked eye, Brown sugar, Fame
top: Into the Groove
What they look like w/o flash:
They come in the plastic thing-y like Stila's e/s.
Clockwise: Fade into you, Just a girl, Brown sugar, Girls on film
Clockwise: Call me, Fame, Blue Monday, Bad Reputation
Clockwise: Pretty Vacant, Breathless-Ah!, naked eye, Lust for life.
L-R: Into the Groove, Supervixen
What they look like w/ flash:
Clockwise: Lust for life, Just a girl, Call me, Bad Reputation
Clockwise: Fade into you, Girls on film, Naked eye, Pretty Vacant
Clockwise: Breathless-Ah!, Blue Monday, Fame, Brown Sugar
T-B: Into the Groove, Supervixen
Swatches on arm w/o base:
Swatches w/ MAC Paintpot in Bare Study:
FOTD I did using AMP cosmetics. It looks like the "Fun Back 2 School look", but MORE VIBRANT!
What I used:
--EDM Fairly Light O Glow (Which is getting too light for me since I GOT A TAN!)
--Coverblend concealor in Light (I need beige like no otha)
--MAC Emote to contour
--AMP Blush in Pretty Vacant (VERY lightly)
--Breathless-Ah! all over lid
--Brown Sugar on the outer V
--Naked eye to highlight
--Fame on bottom liner
--Stila smudge pot in black
Another FOTD w/ AMP:
What I used:
Same as above
--AMP blush in Girls on film (I personally think that this names sounds kinda pornish...shrugs)
--Just a girl all over lid
--A wittle bit of Blue Monday+a wittle bit of Fame+a POOP load of Naked eye on the outer lid
--Naked eye to highlight
I put my hair in pig-tail buns b/c I wanted to curl my hair+ Camwhore:
Dazed expression, anyone?
...and the hair came out like this!
That's it guys! Thanks for reading this GIANT post! Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow (been watching too much SNL!).