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Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial
Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial


If you haven’t yet heard me preaching the wonders of MAC’s Blue Brown pigment, now is the time! I absolutely love this stuff because due to the fact that it’s a duochrome, you can use this one shadow by itself and have a really complete eye look! Just pack it on to your lid, blow it out in the crease and ta-da! A multi-dimensional and complete eyeshadow look with very minimal effort.

Even though this shade is awesome on its own, we’re going to step it up a notch for this eyeshadow tutorial!

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

You know the drill! As always, I’m going to start by applying my favorite eyeshadow primer, Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance. If you’re prone to oily lids, I’d also recommend using an oil blotting sheet on your lids prior to the primer to absorb any excess oil.

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

To get started, I’m going to use my finger to pat on a thin layer of NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black onto my lid. By starting with a black base on your lid, we’re going to make the duochrome shadow that we’re about to use look even more multi-tonal.

If you don’t have NYX’s Eyeshadow Base in Black, don’t worry! You can use a black eyeliner for this step instead. You wanna make sure that this is an eyeliner that you are able to smudge out though, so I personally would opt for a pencil as gels can be quick drying.

Twilight Grunge Eyeshadow Tutorial

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City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Swatches & Review

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems in Onyx

I was recently given the opportunity to try out quite a few products from City Color Cosmetics. I’d never heard of City Color Cosmetics before but I decided I’d like to give them a try and see what they’re all about. The product I’m most excited to share with you guys is a few shades from their Be Matte Gems Lipstick ($4.99). I’m a sucker for weird lip colors so these were the first thing that grabbed my attention!


Packaging: White plastic tube with clear lid. Lipstick retracts fully into the tube. 6/10

Longevity: Above average although these will need a touch up after eating. 7/10

Application: These sometimes skip over lips and you may need a couple of coats to get them to look perfect. 7/10

Texture: Matte and a little on the drier side. 8/10

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Review

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