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I haven't showcased this palette yet. I haven't even had it for very long, though it's been part of the regular line since I was gifted my first Sleek palette. Bad Girl is darker cool shades, smokey metallics, and two highlighters. I avoided getting it for so long because…well, I have really really hooded lids. I can't do a “smokey eye” to save my life. Most of the time, what eyeshadow I do wear ends up not showing at all, except when I blink. So I thought - why get what would essentially be a “smokey eye” palette? Once again, I Was Wrong. While the palette doesn't lend itself to super-colorful looks, it is possible for me to create something that looks good on me with just these shadows.
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Even with my super-hooded lids, I was able to place the shadows so that I got a little bit of the “smokey” effect without the dreaded “eyes are burned holes in my head” look. I did manage to find a nice look that worked with the colors, was actually visible when my eyes were open, and didn't make me look like I was an extra in a zombie movie. (I would also love to experiment with other eyeshadow placements, but the whole “inner to outer lid, vertical stripes and shapes” are what I know works for my eye shape. Normal “crease” placement makes my eyes look more deepset, and I look like a post-apocalyptic version of Wednesday Addams. Without the charm.)<ul> <li>Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow primer, whole lid <li>Sleek's Gullible, whole lid <li>Sleek's Intoxicated, outer lid blended out <li>Sleek's Twilight, outermost lid blended out <li>Sleek's Obnoxious, upper lash line <li>Sleek's Innocence, brow bone <li>Revlon's Grow Luscious Bold Lacquer, upper lashes </ul> <p>I think that having a similar, smokey-dark color on the lash line but NOT along the whole lid or under my orbital ridge, gave the illusion of deeper color over the whole lid...without the negative-on-me effects.</p> <p>For anyone who's wanted to try Revlon's Grow Luscious mascaras, I'll warn you of this much: once they're in place, they damn well STAY in place. With this look, I used the non-waterproof formula, and It. Does. Not. Budge. It's so tenacious, I find myself taking extra time removing it because I want to make darn sure I don't pull out any lashes. It removes just fine when I use Almay's eye makeup remover. But once applied, it doesn't go anywhere. If not for its regrettable tendency to clump given the slightest opportunity, I'd be more fond of this mascara. As it is, I have absolutely zero idea if it promotes lash growth (beyond the regular 6-8 week lash growth cycle, that is.)</p> <h4>Today's Featured Site: <a href="http://www.inhermakeupbag.com/" target="_blank">In Her Makeup Bag</a></h4> <p>Another great budget-beauty site, this one by a student living in Chicago. People who love beauty but are on a budget often have some of the most creative ideas about how to achieve certain looks - and since I have lots of nail polish but I stink at getting inspiration, I love looking at truly creative people who can do interesting things without having to break the bank (or buy The Most Expensive, Hard-to-Find polish out there.)</p>
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