Madswan Style

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Category: Purples

Look: Smokey Purple

I actually broke out some of my Aromaleigh shadows today for a silvery purple look. I wanted to use Xylia because I hadn’t cracked into my Lost in Faerie collection shadows since I received them. The look (click to enlarge):

What I used:


  • Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Stick Foundation in 564
  • MAC Studiofix in NC20
  • Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink


  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Aromaleigh Wonderland (Gothic Lolita) – lid
  • Aromaleigh Xylia (Lost in Faerie) – outer 1/3
  • Aromaleigh Mirielle (Bete Noire) – crease and blended upwards
  • Beauticontrol Spectaculash in Black
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Sepia Ink
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Black-Brown


  • Aromaleigh Lip Balm
  • MAC Peachstock Lipstick (PRO) — this is really becoming a staple nude for me

Also, as of right now, the colors I used in this look are still available for sale from what I can tell. Aromaleigh’s new official close date is now November 15.


EOTD – More Victoria’s Revenge!

I had been wanting to do a look with some of the purple-y colors from Aromaleigh’s Victoria’s Revenge Collection and decided that today was the day! I like the way it turned out, though it looks a lot lighter in the pictures than in real life!

What I used:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Aromaleigh Cyanide Sorrow (Victoria’s Revenge) – inner 1/3 of lid
  • Aromaleigh Oleander Vapor (Victoria’s Revenge) – middle of lid
  • Aromaleigh Apocalypse Pansy (Victoria’s Revenge) – outer corner and crease
  • Aromaleigh Blossom (Midsummer Night’s Dream) – highlight
  • Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows
  • Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black

Once again, these colors are hard to photograph! There is much more glitz in real life with this look! I’m loving Apocalypse Pansy, though; beautiful purple!

NOTD – China Glaze Spontaneous

I’m really liking this color; I’m a purple lover! I wouldn’t say it is the best China Glaze polish I’ve ever tried, but it’s a nice even, creamy color. My biggest beef with it is that for me, it took 3 coats of color to get the opacity I like. Forgive the crappy quality of the picture; I still have no camera so I used my iPhone to photograph it!

Disclaimer: The above item was purchased by me.