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My Colors of the Year – Part 1

This is a list of my colors of the year, as well as swatches. This was the year of me getting back into pressed shadows, mostly thanks to Sugarpill. It was also the year of me appreciating mattes, highlighter and transitional shades. Only 2 pictures were taken with flash. The rest were taken with the daybulb and no flash. Part 2 will be listed tomorrow. You can also check out my Best of 2010 List.

Row 1 Stila Kitten
Row 2 MAC Vellum – MAC Vapour- Sugarpill Tako – Aromaleigh Milky Way – MAC Blanc Type
Row 3 MAC Copperplate – Concrete Lolita – Urban Decay Half-Baked – Aromaleigh Phaedra – Urban Decay Frigid
Row 4 Sugarpill Afterparty – Sugarpill Poison Plum – Sugarpill Dollipop – Sugarpill Love + – Sugarpill Midori
Row 5 Fyrinnae Switch – Suds n’ Sass Seagrass – Aromaleigh Erlina – Sugaprill Absinthe – Meow Skeptic
Row 6 Fyrinnae Futuristic Glam Rock – Fyrinnae Javan Rhino – Fyrinnae Catrina Cabaret – Fyrinnae Glitterboi – Sugarpill Magentric

Shade Descriptions
Row 1
Kitten – shimmering nude pink

Row 2
Vellum – pale white duochrome with violet-blue opalescent shimmer (frost)
Vapour – soft pale peachy-pink duochrome flecked with violet shimmer (velvet)
Tako – pure matte white
Milky Way – cream-coloured velvet adorned w/soft golden highlight and subtle blue glimmer
Blanc Type – creamy beige (matte2)

Row 3
Copperplate – muted mid-tone grey (matte2)
Lolita – shimmery taupe with pink undertones
Half-Baked – subtle, lustrous bronze
Phaedra – a plush matte/luster that is the deepest blue purple with flashes of fuschia and iridescent pink
Frigid – deep purple with blue sheen

Row 4
Afterparty – bright turquoise with a semi-pearly sheen
Poison Plum – dramatic purple with a semi-pearly sheen
Dollipop – vibrant, matte hot pink
Love + – bright red with a semi-pearly sheen
Midori – vibrant green with a slight pearl sheen

Row 5
Switch – Yellow-green chartreuse with aqua reflect
Seagrass – a yellow/green with a slight golden shimmer (shimmer)
Erlina – lush, slightly yellowed green
Absinthe – a mischevious vivid lime green with yellow undertones
Skeptic – bright periwinkle with copper and pink iridescent color changing fire

Row 6
Futuristic Glam Rock – A gorgeous bright sky blue with strong green sheen. Closer to light, the green sheen becomes violet, giving it a strong lavender highlight. Metallic & sparkly.
Javan Rhino – vibrant turquoise with a lavender-pink highlight
Catrina Cabaret – Deep cool teal frolicks with a fun pink-purple highlight and sparkle.
Glitterboi – the most perplexing. In the jar a deep midnight blue, on skin it’s a deep blue with purple sparkles and a very strong green sheen. Closer to light, morphs to a dark, vibrant blue-based purple. Metallic & sparkly.
Magentric – Metallic deep magenta with a dazzling turquoise sheen.

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    • http://bibasbeautycorner.blogspot.com/ Biba

      Great post!

      Last year I was all over loose mineral eye shadows (I still love them), but this year I was getting back to pressed shadows too :)

      • Phyrra


    • http://shopmystash.blogspot.com Darcey

      I love all your colors! :)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Darcey!

    • http://prettynerdygirls.blogspot.com/ Anna Lee

      *whips out her internet gun* This is a stick up! You’re gonna have to give me all the green’s in row five! lol.
      I also really love the blue and purple on the row 4, but everything here is gorgeous!

      • Phyrra


    • http://beautyaddict.net/ Vesna @ beautyaddict.net

      I need to get ALL Sugarpill shadows! OMG :D :D
      Great color choice! Love them all :)

      • Phyrra

        Yes yes yes!

    • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com/ KittenMittons

      Yay colour pron!!!!!! :D

      • Phyrra

        I’m glad you like it :)

    • MelissaDonC

      Are you using a different photo editing software? My e-mails will only display some of your pictures now via my iPhone.

      • Phyrra

        You may have to try reloading the page. I’ve been doing everything in .png for a few months now, but I recently switched from using hosting for my images at photobucket (a paid service) to where my blog is hosted (also a paid service), so that I can cut back on the amount I’m paying each month. And sometimes it seems like with hostgator you may have to reload a page twice :( I’m really sorry about that.

    • MelissaDonC

      Interesting since I can see them fine if I go to your blog from my phone! Just email issues; man what would we do without technology????

      • Phyrra

        Oh! I guess that’s probably a different issue. It may be that my blog won’t share the images with feedburner. I changed how that was done to prevent people from hotlinking to my images, to cut down on my bandwidth costs. So perhaps that’s why…. I’ll have to look into that.

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      I knew Half Baked as soon as I saw it :D and I love every shade in Rows 5 & 6

      • Phyrra

        Hehe! I think you have fantastic taste.