lilac look & 'Zoya Week'- Day 1!

hey guys,
two posts in one today!
First off, last night I got the idea (also thanks to Kaki) to maybe try to pair some looks with some mail posts.
SO, this next look was inspired by my last post.

*outside, shade

*inside, with flash

swatches! (all urban decay)
'Ransom', 'Zephyr', & 'Gunmetal'

I didn't have a shade that was the same color as the NOPI, so I decide to make my own. I blended 'Ransom' (a rich, shimmery purple) with 'Zephyr' (white with slight shimmer, mostly matte) and voila! I achieved something along those lines... so it was good enough for me. I then used a bit of 'Ransom' & 'Gunmetal' on the brow bone.

Now on to part 2 of the post...

I realized that I've got quite a few Zoyas from recent promotions that I never got around to swatching... WTF. 
So, i'm dedicating this week to all my little seemingly forgotten Zoya beauties :)))

For day 1 I have 'Kimmy'

Zoya describes 'Kimmy' as "gleaming metallic candy apple red brightened by gold sparkle". This little number really is a fire-engine red that has UBER spark-taculous appeal.  It's fantastic.

Here I tried to capture some of the gold (because there's actually quite a lot of it), but it didn't capture as much as I'd like. The red looks more orange here, too, since it's under a fluorescent light.

This is definitely my favorite red EVER. In any kind of light, it sparkles like crazy & it's so, so gorgeous.

What do you guys think?
What's your favorite red?
Thanks for reading!


  1. Gorgeous eyes!! I'm going to have to try mixing those two together. I think I have Ransom somewhere ... And that red is fantastic!! So jealous! (P.S. Thanks for the shout out!)

  2. Gorgeous! Love Urban Decay shadows, love the look you did with these!

    1. thanks very much! yeah, ud is definitely my favorite ever.

  3. I love the purpleeeeee! Kimmy is pretty awesome, too!


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