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UPDATED Corner Storage and GoTo Palette

The picture above shows the storage on the top of my desk (it's actually two square tables put together because you can never find a table this long and wide unless it's a ridiculous price). I bought a new three-drawer unit from Walmart for $4 a couple days ago to put on top of my 6-drawer unit on the right side. I lined the drawers with paper towels and non-slip pads and put a few thing inside them already. I abandoned my old "Daily Train Case" idea and put all the makeup I reach for the most into these drawers and reserved my train cases for extra things.

I also reorganized many things on the black shelf too, but I've never shown that before. My laptop is under the blue sheet and my closet is to the right. I have shelves under the table where I keep my train cases (see picture below). I think I may do a video next month about my collection and storage. Shoot, it's only been almost a year since I uploaded my last YT vid. =P

Then I updated my GoTo Palette because I bought two MAC eyeshadows that I've been wanting. Can you see the difference? I switched out MAC Bold & Brazen and Wet n Wild Naked with MAC's Ricepaper (third in first row) and Texture (fifth in first row).

I've been wanting Ricepaper (a frost) since the year lie! I finally got it. Ahaha! I think it's now my favorite shimmery highlight.

And then I got Texture (a velvet), which is the perfect above the crease color. I don't buy MAC too often but these two colors are must-haves.

TOP: with flash (true colors), BOTTOM: natural light


NYX's Sahara looks almost exactly like Ricepaper. What do you think? Even though the texture of Ricepaper is a little better, Sahara is still a very good eyeshadow - and still a favorite.


EXTRA TIDBIT: Oooh lookie! Elf Studio now has eyeshadow singles and new blushes. Yup, I'm gonna have to try a couple of the eyeshadows because I'm too much of an eyeshadow junkie. I'm currently not buying any more lip products until I finish a tube of lipstick or gloss, but I'm still allowing myself eyeshadow. =)

Amethyst e/s & Candid Coral Blush

New Mineral Eyeshadow Primer

Compare the ingredients...

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Ingredients: Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glyceryl Triethylhexanoate, Polyethylene, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Lanolate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer Ingredients:
Isododecane, Cylopentasiloxane, Octyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Triacontanyl PVP, Propylene Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).


Becky asked if NYX Brown was a good dupe for MAC Texture. So I busted out with my Brown single and the depotted one from the trio but I don't think they look alike. Both browns are matte while Texture has a little bit of shimmer and has terracotta/orange undertones. What do you think? But, NYX Brown (single) is still a good above the crease color and for blending up colors on the lid.

And a while back, Stephanie pointed out if NYX Champagne and MAC All That Glitters were dupes. To me, I say that they're close enough. Although on a white base NYX Champange looks more beige-champagne and MAC All That Glitters looks more peach-champagne, on a shimmery beige base, there's not much difference. Both are very pretty lid colors but I think NYX Champagne is good enough.

Hope this helps! =)

19 comment(s):

Sofee said...

u are so organized I love it!!! and I have to try those elf new products!! Thanx for the heads up :D

cosmeticsandcupcakes said...

That looks so organized & pretty. I love it :) Those ELF eye shadows are so cute..I might have to give some a try!

BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said...

hello. i just followed your blog and im loving it already. I love your storage and vanity. Everything looks super nice and neat. Also, I love the dupes for the mac eye shadows.

im looking forward to see more:)

BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said...

oh and i have a quick question.

is the nyx e/s in brown can be a good dupe for texture?

GoldBeauty88 said...

such a cute collection! I love the elf eye shadows !

Lady Lostris said...

@Sofee, thanks hun! I saw those elf singles today and had to order a couple. =)

@cosmeticsandcupcakes, thanks so much! :) I just can't stand clutter.

@BECKY, aww thanks for following. =) Yes, I just have to have things straight and organized. Hahaha.
And to answer your question, I don't think Texture and Brown are dupes. NYX Brown is a matte, warm mid-tone brown and Texture has a bit of shimmer in it and has definite orange tones to it. If I list something as a dupe, it has to look really close to each other. But I'll try to swatch those two colors and put an update at the end of this post. =)

@GoldBeauty88, thank you!! I love the packaging of those elf shadows. =)

Sofee said...

yeah I used the code!! Thanx!! Ive been using it every time I order from e.l.f

giz89 said...

ugh of course ELF comes out with studio eyeshadows right after i place an order! :P

Lady Lostris said...

@giz89, LoL! I hate when that happens. But elf is so inexpensive anyway that's it doesn't hurt so much to place another order later on.

vesperbeauty said...

Oh, please do another collection video! I love collection videos.

Strangely, I just got NYX Champagne today! I'm NW25 and it kind of disappears on me. Oh well. :\

Anonymous said...

follow u blog!!

BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said...

dude thank you so much for answering my question and for showing swatches. to be honest ive been browsing through your blog and you posted a lot of things that are very helpful to me. I want to build up my freelance makeup kit and im trying to look for mac eye shadow dupes or may be i should stop doing that lol.

btw i noticed that the nyx e/s brown in the trio and single are not exactly the same even if they have the same name...weird.

Lady Lostris said...

@vesperbeauty, I'm an NC30-35 and Champagne shows up on me. I always use a good base though.

@Elphaba, thanks hun! =)

@Becky, you're welcome! =) I don't know why they made the two Browns are different...Oh and a serious dupe for MAC Glamour Check is the dark color in the L'Oreal HIP duo in Playful.

charlene-ann said...

girl youre so organized i love it :) &&& im so tempted to try out elf's studio line esp their brushes...oh man haha...girl youre gonna make me broke ;) LOL

Stephanie said...

yes, thanks for the swatches! gee, I wish the elf studio eyeshadows were part of the 75% sale. they look so good!

Lady Lostris said...

@charlene-ann, thanks!! =) Girl, you gotta get elf Studio's Complexion Brush at least! I'm waiting to get the new blush brush and I'm sure it'll be just as soft but it's smaller than the other brush. Elf is cheap anyways! lol. It won't hurt too much to get something.

@Stephanie, you're welcome. =) Hopefully they'll have elf Studio specials soon...especially for the holidays.

Farangis said...

I love you swatches!
Are there more MAC dupes to be found in NXY (of drugstore) products?


Budget Minded Beauty said...

I have NYX Salmon. By looking at your swatch, the MAC ATG looks close to the Salmon color. Granted the color is not as "intense" but its almost there IMO. If you need a photo of a swatch, let me know and I'll be happy to provide one for you for comparison purposes ;)

wong.joannahy said...

Hi! I enjoy your blog - especially the storage ideas. Can you tell me where did you get that black bookshelf in the corner? I would really like one.

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