I was 8 when I watched cybernetic Ah-nold pop out his own eyeball in the first Terminator movie, and ever since then I’ve harbored a not-so-secret obsession with science fiction.
Consequently, it probably comes as no surprise that I’m over the moon in love with the out-of-this-world glitter in Urban Decay’s new Stardust Eyeshadows.
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Are you watching Caprica, the new Battlestar Galactica spinoff?
In a nutshell, it precedes the near-extinction of humanity at the hands of man-made androids called Cylons.
Stay with me!
The show’s set 58 years before the events in Galactica, on a near future Earth-like planet that looks oddly like Vancouver, and even though Galactica seemed more shoot-em-up and space invaderish, there are still delightfully scary robots up in the mix (YAY!).
I don’t know if you liked BG, but you don’t have to have followed it to appreciate Caprica. If you like sci-fi, jump in! — and then let me what you think.
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Back to the shadows (ha!). The four cuties I talk about here — Atmosphere, Retrograde, Griffith and Diamond Dog ($20 each) — perform basically the same as the others I tried earlier this month. Like those, they apply with sheer pigmentation while packing of loads o’ glittery sparkle, and they stick to my skin with minimal fallout.
When applied wet, Atmosphere, the shimmery teal with silver flecks, looks looks a lot like MAC Blue Sorcery to me. If you feel like you missed out on Sorcery (it was limited-edition), you might want to give Atmosphere a try.
Atmosphere, applied dry (left) and wet (right)
I like Atmosphere, but I looooove Retrograde, the dark shimmery purple. I dig how pigmented it is, even when I apply it dry, and if you mulled over Urban Decay’s 54 (a light purple) but thought it was too sheer to pull the trigger, take another look at Retrograde.
Now for sheer, glittery Griffith — I think it looks lovely when paired with golds.
As for neutral shades, isn’t shimmery, grayish brown Diamond Dog cute? I’m looking forward to trying it with MAC Club. I bet that pair will look really pretty.
Do any of these catch your glitter-loving eye?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,