Friday, September 30, 2011

Oh hey, I'm back - and with some of the new MAC Paintpots!

Hi everyone! Oh look, I haven’t actually fallen off the face of the planet. 
I’m terribly sorry for neglecting my blog. Between traveling in and out of NYC constantly since my return from Florida combined with some personal issues that have really taken a toll on me, I just have not been in the mood to blog. When things get heavy, it’s easy for me to forget to look to the smallest things for some joy and comfort - like my blog!
Well anyway, if there’s any brightness to this post, it’s that I’ve acquired a ton of lovely goodies since getting back from Florida that I hope to share with you all!
Today, I’m going to focus on - oh forgive me! - some of the new MAC Paintpots

(Clockwise from top L: Imaginary, Idyllic, and Genuine Treasure)
Yes, MAC, I have fallen for you yet again! I can’t even remember what the name of the collection is that featured these Paintpots (Posh something?), and I can’t even tell you all if these eyeshadows are still available. Knowing MAC, they’re all already sold out. Sigh! ‘Tis the nature of any MAC release, I suppose.
I chose three gorgeous shades. I am a true sucker for a cream eyeshadow; can you blame me? Paintpots function as bases, eyeliners, and eyeshadows. They’re relatively inexpensive at $17.50USD per shadow, and the jars are large. I was excited to see that there were some colorful shades available. If I have one complaint about MAC Paintpots, it would be that the range of shades is somewhat limited and altogether too natural. 
On to the colors! Like I said, I chose three: Genuine Treasure, Imaginary, and Idyllic.

(From L to R: Idyllic, Imaginary, and Genuine Treasure)

None of my color choices should surprise you. I am sadly predictable! Before I describe each color, let me give you a general rundown of the products: these Paintpots are richly pigmented but capable of being sheered out, they last over 10+ hours without a primer underneath (so just product on bare Bunny lids), and they don’t crease, run, or smudge. If you have never tried a Paintpot, I highly recommend giving one a shot (if these newest ones are already sold out, my recommendation is for Indianwood in the permanent line). 
Genuine Treasure is my favorite of the three I chose

It is a gorgeous glittery brown-taupe. I thought I would experience some issues with application and pigmentation due to the glitter, but I didn’t. Genuine Treasure can be sheered out to be a sort of glitter topcoat, but can be applied opaquely so that the gorgeous taupiness shines through. My swatch is one heavy fingerstroke over the product. The first time I wore Genuine Treasure, I used it on my lids with Edward Bess Intimate eyeshadow in my crease. I had a look that was polished, sexy, but a bit playful. Perfect!
Imaginary was a color I just had to have. I’ve been on a real blurple (blue + purple) kick lately and Imaginary fit the bill. 

This color is very pigmented and deep, and I have a feeling that most wearers will use it as an eyeliner. I slapped it all over my eyes and called it a day! It made for a nice colorful smokey eye. 
Idyllic was a color I almost regretted purchasing. 

I cannot resist a red-toned eyeshadow (I am a bunny after all, and I need to have rabbit eyes! Haha!), but there is already a color similar to it in the permanent line: Artifact, which I already own.

(Artifact on the left, Idyllic on the right)

Still, I have a sick addiction and I can never have enough red eyeshadows. Luckily, I found Idyllic and Artifact different enough for me to justify having (although I don’t think this would be true of most others). Idyllic is browner and more wearable than Artifact, which is much redder and metallic. Idyllic has made a lovely base for some of my redder-toned brown eyeshadows, and has worked well as an eyeliner. 

(Imaginary, Idyllic, and Artifact - you can see how much redder Artifact is than Idyllic!)

So, did you cave on any of the new Paintpots? Let me know! 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gotham by Tallulah Jane Naturals

At the time that this review will be published by Blogger, I will be on my way back to New York City after spending two weeks at my parents’ home in Central Florida. 
This is the longest I’ve been away from Manhattan in more than five years, and I’ve missed my city so much (and my bed, and my makeup and perfume, and my friends, and my boyfriend!). As nice and lazy as it was to be in Florida, being cared for by my parents, I am just not suited for this place. 
I need to be running down the streets of the Lower East Side, dizzy drunk and dancing in the middle of the night. I need to be listening to good jazz in the West Village with my boyfriend, and perusing the beauty counters at Bergdorf Goodman with my girlfriends. 
I needed to go home. Gotham was calling me. 

Gotham always calls me.

During the first semester of my freshman year of college, I read an essay by AndrĂ© Aciman called “Shadow Cities”, a stunning piece on exile whose focal point is a park that happens to be located in my current neighborhood. This essay irrevocably changed my life - and my viewpoint of Manhattan. Manhattan will now forever be my beautiful City of Shadows, where I can always find somewhere to hide, where it is always 3am,  where the shimmering duskiness of the magic hour is always more stunning than the daylight rays. 

(picture borrowed from the C.O. Bigelow website)
Gotham by Tallulah Jane (EDP formula) has managed to perfectly capture for me the shadows of Manhattan. The deep sexiness of the rose and patchouli that perfumer Eleanor Jane used is the perfect accompaniment to my uniform of all black and heels to kill. It is as “New York” as New York can be: bold, sexy, dark, and fleeting. 
(An aside: Tallulah Jane products are all-natural and cruelty -free, vegan and Leaping Bunny certified. I am impressed at the efforts undertaken by Eleanor to ethically create such lovely perfumed creations. Hers was a line that I had often seen at C.O. Bigelow in the West Village, but had never had a chance to try. I am grateful that she sent me some samples to play with, so stay tuned for future reviews!)
The first spray of Gotham is delicious spice and Moroccan rose: I am enveloped in an opaque curtain of cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon; in other words, a lovely allspice. The rose itself, at this point, is still a bud but it blooms widely as the scent develops on my skin. This rose smells incredibly red and realistic (there is a leafiness that I will credit to the violet leaf note also present in the middle notes). It is a carnal scent that is somewhat tempered by the green earthiness of a lovely patchouli. The patchouli used in Gotham is a bit funky, somewhat musky, and smacks wonderfully of wet earth - I adore it. As the rose petals fall away, Gotham becomes a predominantly patchouli scent, accented by a nice vetiver - oh, I love vetiver! - and myrrh. It is heady and deep without being nauseating; this is not a hippie-esque patchouli. Wearing it, I feel as indestructible as I do when I’m full of too much gin and confidence. 
Of course, because Gotham is a natural perfume, its longevity is limited. Its fleeting lifespan is made up for by decent sillage and its overwhelming cimmerian beauty. I do not mind having to respray myself with it. 

Tallulah Jane’s Gotham has quickly become a favorite fragrance of mine. Not only am I a sucker for a rose-patchouli scent, but there is something about the composition of this fragrance - the sharp, inky contrast between the spicy patchouli and beautiful rose - that truly reminds me of Manhattan, of myself, and of my relation to the city in which I live. I am composed of the same shadows and skyscrapers in which I live and breathe, and Gotham functions as a wonderful sensory reminder of that. 
I will be purchasing a bottle when this one runs out. Oh, and I’ll buy the accompanying body oil as well.
Tallulah Jane Naturals can be found on the Tallulah Jane website, at Spirit Beauty Lounge, and at C.O. Bigelow (the website and the store). My bottle of Gotham EDP was a generous press sample, but it normally retails for $48USD.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Clinique High Impact Mascara...AND A GIVEAWAY FOR YOU LOVELIES!

Do you ever have something in your stash that remains ignored, and then one day you randomly decide to try it and then wonder why you had never used it before? 
I had one of these sad, makeup addict moments when I picked up my tube of Clinique High Impact mascara from the pile of unused items in my room. How had I never used this mascara before!? What’s wrong with me?! I had been griping for weeks now about wanting a new mascara to love, and here it was, languishing under my bed. Oy, oy, oy.
(picture borrowed from the Apothica website!)

Clinique High Impact mascara manages to give me the fake lash look that I adore without crunchiness, clumping, or flaking!
High Impact comes in two shades: Black/Brown and Black. Clearly, I have the Black formula since I like my lashes to be as dark as possible. It manages to both thicken and add volume to my lashes; I also find that this mascara adds a nice amount of length as well. The best part is that my lashes stay plush and lush all day and all night long, and when I remove the mascara my lashes don’t feel brittle at all. Win!

(Here's a scary pic of me with no makeup but the Clinique High Impact mascara - look at my lashes! WOW!) 
Also, High Impact is much cheaper than my normal mascara of choice, Armani Eyes to Kill. Double win! 
Now, why did I just wax poetic on the Clinique High Impact mascara? Well, Clinique is one of the many brands available at The good people over at Apothica have agreed to sponsor a giveaway for a $25 gift card to use on Apothica, or on or! Awesomesauce!
Here are the instructions: You need to do one of the following three tasks, and then leave me a comment with your name and email address (or you can email me your email address if you’re uncomfortable with leaving it in a comment - my email is joeybunnyfoofoo at gmail dot com) and a note with which task you did, plus any relevant links. You can gain a second entry by doing the bonus connected to each of these tasks; just don’t forget to comment/email me and let me know that you did so! 
Option 1: Enter via Facebook!
  1. Visit
  2. Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica.
  3. Bonus entry: Opt in to Apothica’s Newsletter.
Option 2: Enter via Twitter!
  1. Visit
  2. Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter Account.
  3. Bonus entry: Retweet Apothica’s tweet on their Twitter account about this giveaway. 
Option 3: Enter via your blog!
  1. Visit
  2. Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica. Then send me a link to the blog entry or leave it in a comment.
  3. Bonus entry: Write about the brand I highlighted and link it to Apothica. Don’t forget to send me the link to the entry!
This contest closes on September 30th - good luck! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ahoy, mateys: OHWTO's Lost at Sea solid fragrance

Today's review brings you to a place of faraway adventure and general swashbuckling fun! Imagine a ship full of pretty, yummy smelling pirates commanded by a Drunken Pirate Captain Becca, and you will have an understanding of today's fragrance: OHWTO's Lost at Sea!

(picture borrowed from

My little tub of Lost at Sea was a sample scent Becca, the Nutella-addicted proprietress of One Hand Washes The Other, sent me with my original order back in late May. I was surprised when I loved it.

Why was I surprised? I don't normally do very citrus-y, sweet scents. I do love gourmands, but I love gourmands that are less literal (a good example: Pink Sugar literally smells like cotton candy - blech! - while Tauer Une Rose Vermeille smells reminscent of rose jam).

Sometimes, however, I need to be less choosy and just enjoy what's in front of my nose. Lost at Sea is one of those happy little indulgences. Smelling it gets my imagination racing and just makes me laugh.

The initial dab of the solid scent just brings to mind every pirate movie and story I know: there is an incredibly bright, fresh orange note (everyone knows that Vitamin C helps prevent scurvy, a scourge of sailors everywhere), and a delicious salty aquatic note. You can smell the blue and green waves crashing against the hull of your ship as you sail the terrible seas. Happily enough, this isn't a citrus-aquatic that gives me a headache. It is bright, it has decent sillage, but it is not obnoxious enough to cause headaches. It just makes me smile.

As time passes, the orange note fades and a warm coconut emerges: Captain Becca has steered us to a remote island. The warm sand and air mingles with the surrounding water. Becca serves us some fresh coconut water (spiked with rum, because that's how Becca rolls!) and we lay in the sand, happy to just be.

(picture borrowed from

I mean, really: how could you not want to wear a scent that puts all this into your head?! Plus, Becca makes it really easy for us: her solid scents last much longer than most that I have tried, and her solid scents are incredibly inexpensive ($4 for a single scent, $11 for three, or $44 for thirteen). If you want a full list of her fragrances, please check Becca's blog here.

Becca's working on her own website and I'm pretty sure it's up now. If you have any issues with it (or if you just want to romance her), email her at OHWTOFTW[at]gmail[dot]com or follow her on Twitter or on Facebook - she'll let you know how you can order! I cannot guarantee that she'll send you coconut rum or Nutella though, sorry.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PHYTO Runway Report from NYFW S/S 2012

Has anyone else been paying attention to NYFW hair, nail, and makeup trends? I admittedly get somewhat bored with NYFW tweets and posts, but sometimes I really enjoy some of the looks. 
PHYTO was kind enough to share some backstage breakdowns of hair looks that they did for different shows, and a couple of them really appealed to me. With curly, thick hair like mine, it’s sometimes really hard for me to style my hair in different ways. However, I felt like even I could do some of these looks! Furthermore, I’m currently testing some PHYTO hair care and I’m impressed by how my hair is behaving. 
So, I hope you enjoy the breakdowns below!
Inspiration: A wet, yet sculpted just out of the shower look. 
Joey’s take: This is basically how my hair looks every day! I let it dry in a wet, tight ponytail and at night, I let it down for perfectly formed waves and curls.
Step by step:
1. Saturate the hair completely with dollops of Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse.
2. Spray Phytolaque Soie light hold hair spray onto a toothbrush to tame flyaways.
3. Finish for extra hold with Phyto Professional Workable Holding Spray.  The back of the hair moved naturally.

Inspiration: “Clean and simple lines.” 
Joey’s take: A slightly more advanced version of my normal hair! Haha!
Step by step:
1. Sprayed Phytovolume Actif onto the hair.  Applied heat and created a side part.
2. For those with dry and damaged hair, add a pea size amount of Phyto 7 daily hydrating cream to nourish ends.  
3. Pull hair into a ponytail and wrap with elastic. Spray Phytolaque soie light hold hair spray.
4. Apply Phyto Professional Shine Defining Wax to smooth the ponytail for a natural hold with sheen.

Inspiration: “Mad Magic Magnificent.”  VOGUE Italia March 2004. Karen Elson by Steven Klein.  
Joey’s take: I need to try this! It’d be the perfect way to get my flyaways out of my face. I have an industrial piercing in my right ear, and thus the hair that frames the right side of my hair is a bit shorter because of breakage due to the earring. This would be a great way to keep that chunk of hair under control! Plus, it looks fancy without trying hard. Great for going out!
Step by step:
1. Apply Phyto Professional Glossing Cream to create soft twists with a little shine.  
2. Spray Phytolaque Soie light hold hair spray to keep twists in place. 
3. Pull hair into a low ponytail, and wrapped elastic with hair.  
4. Spray Phyto Professional Workable Holding Spray for a strong hold and finish.
5. Apply Phyto Professional Matte Texturizing Paste to ponytail to create a textured    explosion.

Are you going to try any of these hair looks?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm so special with my Sleek Oh So Special palette!

If you read my blog back when I first started it, when my goal was to catalogue my eyeshadow collection (thus the URL of my blog!), I started to work my way through my Sleek eyeshadow palette collection
I have quite a few of these Sleek palettes, no small feat considering that they are UK-only, and not available in the US. I mean, I believe I could order them from the Sleek website but if you recall the Sleek sale fiasco from a few months back, you’d understand why I’m wary to order from their website. All of my Sleek palettes have either been CPs (custom purchases), swaps, or gifts from generous bloggers. 
I never completed my trek through my Sleek palettes. Today is a continuation of that project; however, there are three Sleek palettes in my possession that I never reviewed. When I get back to New York, I should swatch and post them just for completion’s sake. I hate not finishing something!
Today’s feature is one of the newest Sleek palettes, the Oh So Special palette. I owe this post to the fabulous Kelly of Jellyminx Thinks. You are a cherished and much loved friend, Kelly; don’t ever forget that! You can see Kelly’s review of this palette here.

I’ll be brief: I love Sleek palettes. They are inexpensive, retailing for £6.49 (or $10.27USD). The eyeshadows are overwhelmingly pigmented (generally, their lighter toned mattes usually aren’t as pigmented as the rest of the colors). Their mattes are usually as good as their shimmery shades. With a proper primer, I get 8-10 hours of wear before colors fade - they never crease. The colors blend well without getting muddy, and they work equally well wet or dry. You really cannot go wrong with one. 
Oh So Special is a very wearable, mostly matte collection of soft neutral and a couple of darker accent/liner shades. I apologize for my swatch photo below: the majority of the shadows are so light that they blended into my skin tone, making it hard to distinguish the colors. I promise that on my eyes that this does not happen; instead I get a soft, illuminating wash of color that is appropriate for all times. If I want to amp up my eyes, all I have to do is smoke out my eye with one of the darker shades.

Also, the shimmer shades in this palette aren’t as shimmery/metallic as my other Sleek shimmer shadows. I wonder if the shimmer was purposely toned down for this palette? As you can see in my swatches, only one of the five shimmer shades actually looks quite shimmery!

(swatches done to reflect location in palette!)

Now, onto the color descriptions! I’ll start with the top row, going from left to right:
Bow - a creamy matte bisque shade that barely shows up on my skin but makes a lovely brow highlight
Organza - a shimmery orangey mauve brown (weird, right?) that just shows up as kind of a salmon shimmer
Ribbon - a matte salmon that is slightly more pinked than a salmon shade should be
Gift Basket - a shimmery deep taupe brown that applies more golden and more orangey than it looks like it would (strange!)
Glitz - a highly metallic gunmetal shade that leans blue
Celebrate - a very shimmery purpley wine color
Next, the colors that comprise the bottom row, going from left to right:
Pamper - a happy, matte peach shade
Gateau - looks like a plummy taupe, or dupe of MAC Trax, but swatches as a lightly shimmered pink with gold strewn throughout
The Mail - a matte earth shade
Boxed - a matte, warm deep brown color
Wrapped Up - a matte plum color
Noir - a matte black (interesting note; this is the least pigmented matte black that I’ve ever encountered in a Sleek palette)
I’m quite pleased with this palette! Although I love color, sometimes it’s necessary to be able to create a quick, subdued, easy eye - Oh So Special is perfect for that!

Now, I believe that Oh So Special is a permanent edition to the Sleek line, but I need someone to confirm this for me, please! Do let me know if you end up grabbing this! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Opus Oils' Flapper, or "A Perfume to Get Naughty To"

There are quite a few things I could lose sleep over: general insomnia, stress, heartbreak, hunger, etc. 
I never realized I could lose sleep over a perfume. Yes, a perfume
The other night, my normally terrible sleep schedule suffered a larger than normal blow: I was up for literally half the night, tossing and turning: my senses heightened, my skin aflame, my mind racing. I kept sitting up in my bed gasping, my brain desperate for oxygen. 
Literally, my nose and mind had been clogged by one of the most delicious and intoxicating scents I had ever come across.
I’d like to introduce you all to Opus Oils’ Flapper, from perfumer Kedra Hart’s “Les Bohemes” collection.

(picture borrowed from the Opus Oils website)
My night had started innocently enough, I swear! I was getting ready for bed - my schedule in Florida has been much different than my schedule in NYC, and I go to sleep much earlier than I normally would. I always like to go to bed wearing a fragrance. Ever since my encounter with Aroma M’s Geisha Blue, I realized that scent does make a huge difference in my quality of sleep. Yay for something better than Ambien!
Anyway, I digress.
I chose Flapper from my large assortment of Opus Oils fragrances. I had much success with Dapper (Carrie’s recommendation, and one of the loveliest violets I know), so I thought it’d be cute to chose Flapper next. Y’know, the names rhyme, and I’m a cheesy bunny. I liberally dabbed on Flapper and climbed into bed, ready to sleep.
I always sleep with my head resting on bent arms, so my nose was near my wrist. I caught a lovely whiff of a green, sweetly hesperidic note: tangerines and clementines, with a hint of lemony zing. Cheerful, bright, but with a hint of an underlying milky creaminess. Pleasant but nothing out of the ordinary. 
Fast forward to fifteen minutes later, when a dozed-off Bun-Bun is jolted out of her sleep because - oh hell! - she smells something that she’s never actually smelled before. Creamy like a rich vanilla custard, obscenely indolic whitest flowers (gardenia, oh what a gardenia!), and something else she had never smelled before. It was almost sugary sweet, but not quite. Strong but not with obnoxious sillage, this mystery scent stayed agonizingly close to the skin. Quite frankly, it was redolent of sex, passion, and drugs. 
I initially thought that maybe I was smelling poppy/opium, but I knew that couldn’t be it. I had no bloody clue what the smell was, but it drove me crazy. All I could do was curse Kedra and wish that my boyfriend was within grabbing distance (Oh Ilusionisto, I cannot wait to wear this around you…). I was so unbelievably frustrated, but I wanted more. As the hours melted away at an agonizingly slow pace, the fragrance took on a warmer, powdery tone. That mystery note was wrapped in a gorgeous musk and tobacco note, which only served to increase its carnal feel. Perfume to get naughty to: who knew?
I spent half of the night smelling myself and vacillating between having x-rated fantasies and wanting to throttle myself for thinking it’d be a good idea to test an Opus Oils fragrance before bed. Kedra Hart makes some of the most gorgeous - but dizzyingly addictive - fragrances on the market. She has a bit of naughty fairy dust in her veins, for sure. Flapper is chock full of desire and addiction. This is not a scent to wear alone to bed. I learned this the hard way, when I had to cake on the undereye concealer the next day.

So, what was the mystery scent? It took a visit to the genius wordsmith Sheila’s blog (Scent Less Sensibilities) to find out: DATURA.

(picture borrowed from

I should have known! Datura is a plant known to be highly poisonous: it can cause delirium and death, and as Sheila pointed out, even its scent can make a person mad. Well then, that explains my crazed, sleepless night. Kedra and Sheila had a good laugh at my expense on Twitter that day.
Have I learned any lessons from this experiment? Yeah, I’m not going to test any Opus Oils’ fragrances when alone in bed!
Have I found my own personal Love Potion No.9? Definitely. 
Flapper can be found on the Opus Oils’ website, in a range of size/product options, and is quite affordable. I highly recommend starting with the entire sample pack of Les Bohemes - vials of 10 scents for only $20USD. 

Wear it at your own risk.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I have some VERY exciting news to share with you!

Hi everyone!
I don't normally post on the weekend, but I wanted to share some exciting news with you all.
Today is the launch of The Perfume Magazine, Raphaella Barkley’s newest venture. 
Raphaella used to be the editor of Sniffapalooza Magazine, and she decided to close that publication and launch a new and improved publication that allowed readers to have access to everything fragrant, and via various social network platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and an online community created specifically for the magazine). 
The Perfume Magazine is not only going to feature reviews, but it’ll have interviews with perfumers, articles on the perfume industry, and - of course - fabulous giveaways! Every sort of perfume will be discussed, from mass-market to niche to independent to natural. Not a perfumed stone will remain unturned!
Now, why am I telling you this? Well, yours truly is The Perfume Magazine’s new Editor of Niche and Independent Fragrances! I have two reviews featured in the debut issue, along with an interview with Liz Zorn (yes, Liz Zorn!). 

(a big box of Liz Zorn treats from my perfumed fairy godfather)
Please subscribe to The Perfume Magazine, and also don’t forget to LIKE The Perfume Magazine on Facebook, and follow The Perfume Magazine on Twitter!
Enjoy your Saturday! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

I'm dancing with my Wet n' Wild Dancing in the Clouds eyeshadow trio!

Today’s review is a short but sweet overview on the Wet n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds trio from that sadly limited edition (and hard as hell to find!) Dreamweaver collection from the summer.

Despite living in NYC, I have a hard time finding limited edition drugstore items, and must depend on the kindness of out-of-state friends and bloggers to purchase items for me. My darling Nicky (@niczimmerman on Twitter) is one of the best friends I have, because he gets my sick addiction and is always willing to help me out. He picked out three of the six Dreamweaver trios for me: what a doll! This review is dedicated to him. 

Of the three trios he sent me, this is my favorite. I love the combination of warm, rusty tones paired with the cool purple. Also, I like the difference in finishes: the purple “crease” shade is a satiny, sort of duochrome-y matte while the “eyelid” and “browbone” shades are a high shimmer/metallic finish.

As for the pigmentation, the purple “crease” shade swatched very sheerly. I was disappointed, until I applied it. As you can see in my terrible EOTD picture, the purple is actually quite pigmented when on the lids. I am learning that matte shades in general just swatch terribly. The “browbone” and “crease” shades are rich, buttery, and soft.
Now, for some color descriptions:

(swatched in the same order as they appear in the palette)
Browbone: This reminded me of Urban Decay Maui Wowie but without the annoying glitter. Just lovely! This is a burnished, green-tinged antique gold. It is highly pigmented, so when I did my awful EOTD I used just a touch to blend out the crease shade. You can’t really see it, since I take terrible pictures. Sorry!

(A note - why did the end of my eyebrow totally fade out?! Haha!)
Crease: A medium-tone satin matte pinked purple with a pink and blue shimmer that makes it seem duochrome-y. This reminded me of a Urban Decay eyeshadow but I can’t think of the name off the top of my head. Like I said, it swatches terribly (in that swatch pic, I think I layered the color four times!) but it applies well enough on the eyes. 
Eyelid: A shimmery, near metallic burnt orange color. I have been very fond of oranges this summer and this is a lovely one. It isn’t too warm, or too garish. The payoff is wonderful and allows for a sheer wash of color or a serious, OMG sort of orangey look. 
I am not sure of the retail price of this trio, since I did not purchase it, but I am assuming it retails for $2.99USD. If you didn’t pick up one of these trios, I think you missed out! Hopefully you can still find these in stores if you are lucky! I am grateful that Nicky snagged some for me. Wet n’ Wild eyeshadows are great quality for the price, and I cannot recommend them enough!