A pretty golden brown. What I like about this colour is that it's warm but it doesn't turn reddish or orange. I have fair, cool toned skin and a lot of shades like Woodwinked or Bronze just don't work for me, but Romp is lovely. My favourite look is to wear Lucky Green and Humid on the lid with Romp in the outer corner and crease.
My fiance bought me several of Kat Von D's palettes recently when he was in the US (we don't get her make-up here in the UK). They are all beautiful but I really haven't used them as much as I should (I have far too many eyeshadows)! The packaging is beautiful. I love tattoos and the rock scene, so the gorgeous black case with rose pattern is right up my street. It's also a good size to slip in your handbag, and it has a great sized mirror. My only complaint is that it's a bit tricky to open. I haven't used the brushes that come with it as I always use my MAC brushes to apply eyeshadow, so I can't comment on them. I only used this palette for the first time today so these are only my initial thoughts, but as far as I can tell the shadows themselves are great quality - so, so pigmented and blendable. I really love them! In the look I did today I used the silver cream shadow as a base (I always use a cream shadow as a base and never for anything else), then the white shadow as a highlight. I also used the white on the inner lid blended into the lightest blue on the outer 2 thirds of the lid. I used the next darkest blue on the outer lid and all through the crease, then deepened the outer crease and outer v with the darkest blue and just a touch of the black. The colours all blended together so well and are showing no signs of creasing 8 hours later. If I could change one thing I would make the lighter blue a bit lighter. It's slightly too similar to the next blue for my liking. I think it'd be quite hard to do an everyday look with the blues, but the silver shades could probably be used for a more wearable look. Although in theory I would re-purchase, I wear blue eyeshadow so rarely that I can't see myself ever using this up. I won't get as much use from this as the Ludwig palette, but I'm very glad to own it.
Humid is definitely one of my "must have" eyeshadows. It's a beautifully pigmented and blendable green. MAC's eyeshadows vary in qality but this is one of their better ones. I'd describe the colour as somewhere between forest green and olive green - it has yellow undertones but it's not as olivey as Urban Decay's Mildew (it's definitely worth owning both if you like greens). It's vibrant but still wearable and it goes well with a variety of other colours. I usually wear it with browns to spice up a neutral look, with golds, or with other greens. I've also worn it with teals. It's really a great colour!
I have red hair, green eyes and pale, cool-toned skin (around NW15 or a little lighter). Purples in general suit me pretty well and this quad is no exception - it's great for green eyes. I agree with many of the other comments that Mink Pink is this quad's weakest colour. It's too matte and dark and I can't really use it as a highlight. If it was replaced with a lighter, shimmery colour then this quad would have been 5 out of 5 for sure!
Lovely and useful neutral colour. It's not too warm for my fair, pink-toned skin, but it doesn't have that greyish tint that some cooler browns/taupes have. It's a kind of coolish goldish pale beigey brown - if that makes sense! I like to wear it on my lid with Satin Taupe in the crease and Shroom to highlight, for a simple but polished everyday neutral look. There's nothing "wow" about it, but it gets a lot of use and I would buy it again.
Absolutely my HG everyday lipstick - I already bought 2 backups and may buy more just because I never, ever want to run out of this! I swear, I have bought so many lipsticks looking for this exact shade. There's nothing "wow" about this colour, but it just looks perfect: subtle and natural but not *too subtle*. I could wear this every day as it's not too much for work. I find it has decent lasting power and a nice texture. I wear it with Dervish lip liner and just a dab of a pink gloss (like Cultureclash from the Spring Colour Forecast collection) and I absoloutely LOVE it. For reference, I'm a little lighter than NW 15, with pink undertones, red hair and green eyes.
I can't imagine not owning this shadow! As someone with very fair, cool skin I find some highlight shades a little too warm or dark, but Phloof is perfect with almost any look.
Woodwinked has an amazingly smooth and blendable texture and fantastic colour payoff. It's a lovely shade, but it's just too warm-toned for my fair/pink skin. It doesn't really suit me, but that's not the shadow's fault! If it suited my skin tone it would be a five out of five. I can see it working with a lot of shadows so I'd definitely recommend for warm-toned ladies. If you're cool toned like me, you may want to try before you buy.
I really love this eyeshadow. As a pale redhead with green eyes, purples tend to suit me, but a lot of them are a bit too bright for everyday work wear. Shale gives a hint of colour, enough to bring out my eyes, but it's subtle and muted. I wore this to work today with Pincurl on the inner and centre lid, Shale on the outer lid/crease, Phloof to highlight and a touch of Shadowy Lady to darken the crease/outer V. It was subtle enough for the office but a bit different from just plain neutrals. I find Shale to have a lovely smooth texture and very decent colour payoff. If I ran out I would definitely repurchase!
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Signature Hydra Lustre Pink Champagne
rubytitania 2/24/2010 8:36:00 AM
I received this as part of a gift set a while ago, and it sat untouched in my make-up drawer for months because the colour just looked so bright and tacky in the tube! When I finally got round to trying it out I found that it was much more wearable than I expected, and I actually really like it. It's a bright but sligtly sheer pink with shimmer. The texture is not drying, but it doesn't last as long as some lipsticks.