Thursday, March 8, 2012

yesterday's FOTD featuring Sleek Acid palette

After I did my Sleek Acid Palette swatch post yesterday, I created a simple look using a few of the shadows but I haven't had a chance to post it til now. 

I decided on a simple look only using 3 of the shadows because the shadows were pretty difficult to work with. They applied very patchy--even with primer and NYX JEP in Milk, I had a hard time just getting even coverage. I had to pack on the shadows really heavily and every time I tried to blend, they would just disappear. I ended up having to do a ton of spot touch ups with additional primer  and shadow applied with my ELF small precision brush. I gotta say, though, when I was out I had tons of people oohing and aahhing over this look and asking me where on earth I got such bright shadows...the compliments were nice but were they worth the pain in the ass application? Still trying to decide...

(btw yes I am wearing my fuzzy pink bathrobe with froggies all over it. I didn't mean for it to coordinate with my hair/makeup lol but I kinda like the effect...

Garnier anti-dark circle eye-roller
Almay Clear Complexion foundation, powder and concealor
ELF Studio blush in Pink Passion
Wet N Wild Bronzzer in Acapulco Glow

NYX HD Eyeshadow base
NYX JEP in Milk
Sleek Acid Palette (the neon green, yellow and white shades)
Jordana Fabuliner
Wet N Wild ColorIcon in white (water line)
The Falsies Flared mascara

ELF brow kit in medium
ELF clear mascara/brow-setting gel

Lips: Maybelline Baby Lips (the peppermint one in the bright green tube whose name I am totally blanking on right now)
Milani Haute Flash lipgloss (The LE version) in In a Flash

Do you think the application hassle is worth it if the color of the product in question is freaking off the hook?


  1. Well it looks great. I haven't gotten an acid palette myself b/c I know I would wear the colors once and never wear them again. :) They are amazing colors though.
    Love your hair!!

    1. thank you! i'm def digging the crazy neons. I'm on a redonk retina-seering color kick so i've reached for this palette a it a few times since I first got it--i've only been using it for simple single-color eye-looks though. I can't help but laugh at the reactions I get lol

  2. Wow that is really neon eyeshadow, when I saw the swatches I didnt think would be that bright.

    1. yea the swatch pics really drained all the brightness out of the palette. I'm glad the pics in this post shows the colors more true-to-life cuz they really are amazing (even if difficult to work with)...

  3. Wow, that is bright!! Reminds me of the 80's which I absolutely loved! You go girl!

    Have you checked out the blog I know she has done a few youtube tutorials involving neon shadows.

    1. I love Xsparkage! One of the blogs I follow and do a happy dance for every time I see a new post...

  4. Wow, that sure is bright! Your husband will be able to find you in the dark, no problem ;) And I love that pink hair. You rock it, girl!


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