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Swatching Sunday: Urban Decay Loaded vs. MAC Club

By Sheila Arkee In my mind’s eye I had these colors pegged as pretty much identical, but I couldn’t be more wrong. Loaded is definitely more green than Club, which is a mix of several different shades. Left: Urban Decay Loaded from the Smoked palette Right: MAC Club Switched in this pic. [...]

My Favorite Eyeshadows: Greens

By Sheila Arkee Continuing on with this series about my all-time favorite eyeshadows, let’s discuss green. As I mentioned earlier this week, I believe that greens are completely underrated and should be worn more often! Here is a rundown of the green shades that have earned a place in my heart. theBalm Jealous Jordana After [...] [...]

213/365 Days of Makeup

By Sheila Arkee Another day, more green eyeshadow. Today’s look features three shadows that are the most popular search terms bringing people to Painted Ladies: MAC’s Club, Era, and Sable. Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lid: MAC Sable Outer Corner: MAC Club Browbone: MAC Era Liner: Clinique Egyptian Brows: NYX Eyebrow Cake in Taupe/Ash Mascara: Make Up [...] [...]

192/365 Days of Makeup

By Sheila Arkee Sometimes I feel the need to invoke the power of a simple eye. The beauty of MAC’s Club shadow is that it works with so many other colors. I used Essence’s London Baby gel liner as a base to bring out some of the green hues in this shadow. Base: Too Faced Shadow [...] [...]

364/365 Days of Eyeshadow

By Sheila Arkee Dun, dun, DUN!!!! Almost there, my friends. Aaaaaaaaalmost there. I can’t believe we’ve come this far. Really. As I’m writing this, I’m feeling a lump in my throat. Wow. But, I won’t go there quite yet. Not until tomorrow. Base: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk Lid: MAC Humid Crease: MAC Melody [...] [...]

320/365 Days of Eyeshadow

By Sheila Arkee One of these days I will make sure to compile a list of my very favorite shadows, and MAC’s Expensive Pink and Club will go right to the very top. I love these two colors, and they are universal – looking good on everyone! Base: MAC Bare Study Paint Pot Lid: MAC [...] [...]

275/365 Days of Eyeshadow

By Sheila Arkee Ah, a little smokey action never hurt anyone. Today’s look was supposed to be a dark purple smokey eye, but then I mistakenly dipped my brush into MAC’s Club and it turned into something entirely different altogether. That’s the beauty of creating art, I guess. One thing leads to another and you [...] [...]

272/365 Days of Eyeshadow

By Sheila Arkee In an homage to NYC’s recent Fashion Week, and because I felt the need to step out of my box a little bit, here’s a flashy gold browbone for some fun. I’m also testing NYX’s Propel My Eyes mascara, which is still in its 2 week probationary period, but so far is [...] [...]

261/365 Days of Eyeshadow

By Sheila Arkee Speaking of bright green, I was in the mood for a little lime twist … on the eyes. Base: Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion Lid/Browbone: MAC Gesso Outer Corner: MAC Bitter Liner: MAC Club Brows: Stila Dark Brow Duo, darker shade Mascara: CoverGirl Lash Blast *Urban Decay provided for consideration. [...]

172/365 Days of Eyeshadow

By Sheila Arkee The Holiday season is literally around the corner, and so are fancy schmancy parties! For me, that means bringing on the smokey eyes - and what better way than with one of my favorite shadow colors, MAC’s Club! For a little something different and for extra dimension, I threw in some Woodwinked in the [...] [...]