Polychromatic Dungeoneering! A Rainbow in My Kitbag

Greetings from the best-decorated catacomb I’ve seen in a long time, fellow rogues!


Yes, that’s right, your trusty rogue guide to all things beauty related has rummaged around in her stash and unearthed a rainbow of makeup for your perusal!

The inspiration for today’s post was twofold – first, I saw a gorgeous post by Christine on Temptalia, in which she sampled a rainbow of beautiful products. At the end of the post, she made the mistake (?) of asking her readers what our favourite rainbow of beauty products is, and, being the rogue that I am, I shamelessly stole the opportunity to present my answer on my own blog! If, by some freak chance, you haven’t yet visited Temptalia, I urge you to drop everything and do so. Go on, I’ll hold off the drow for a bit…

Back? Excellent. 😀 Where was I? Ah, yes. Inspiration…

Then, as I was gathering up the makeup to take the photos, I remembered that we are in the midst of the Pride Festival here in my corner of Middle Earth, making a rainbow-themed post satisfyingly appropriate for the season as well 🙂

I won’t be including any reviews here, but some of these products are in the works. If you see something you’d like a full review of, let me know in the comments!

A Rogueish Rainbow

Rainbow Makeup!

A colour for every rogue – hopefully! The rainbow that fell out of my kitbag when I upended it in the middle of the dungeon’s alabaster altar. Needless to say, the paladin was scandalised. Equally needless to say, I ignored him 🙂

Red was a fairly easy place to start for me, although I did want to include only things that I hadn’t featured on this blog before – my adorable minature Lancôme lipstick came to the rescue! Orange would have been impossible for me without the generosity of the peerless treasure chest opener Karen, who sent me this outrageously pigmented Mirenesse lip bomb. Yellow is actually impossible in my collection – I literally own nothing yellow! So instead you’re getting a yellow-toned gold, the glittering dragon-hoard replicating Goldeneye from OPI.

Red, Orange and Gold Makeup!

Red, orange and yellow gold makeup goodies, the colour of a dragon, lava traps and the dragon’s hoard, respectively.

Green was another slightly tricky one – as you’ve seen from my previous post, my wishlist of greens is longer than my stash list of greens, but I selected this shimmering loose eyeshadow from Bare Minerals for its appropriate name. Blue, indigo and violet, by contrast, are not difficult at all to find in this rogue’s hoard. OK, my hoard might be modest enough to fit into a regular size shoebox, but what it lacks in overall magnitude it makes up for in blues and purples. We have Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Chaos, a mesmerising desert-sky blue, the indigo shade from my trusty Maybelline Hyper Diamonds Palette (BU-1), and my (already half-finished) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in the very appropriate Sugar Violet.

Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet Makeup!

Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet, the colours of a gelatinous cube, a magic missile, the astral sea and a mindflayer respectively.

What do you tink? Have you tried any of these products? What’s your personal rainbow of favourite beauty items? 🙂

Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!


I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com, or use the contact form provided! All images are the property of thepaintedrogue unless otherwise stated, and may not be reproduced without permission, unless you want gobins unleashed on you. Really smelly, annoying ones.


13 thoughts on “Polychromatic Dungeoneering! A Rainbow in My Kitbag

  1. I will not lie, I spent a very long time ‘ooooh-ing’ over the lead photograph before I bothered to read a single word. What can I say, I’m a sucker for the pretty-shinies, and my what pretty-shinies they are.

    I know I can do this with nail polish without breaking a sweat (or chipping a nail, as it were), but makeup… urk. Let me think on this. I like a challenge.


    • I’m looking forward to see what you come up with! I too could probably have done the whole thing in polish too, but it told myself I had to make more of an effort 😉

      Shinies are the best. Trust me, I’m a rogue.


  2. Pretty things organized in some kind of order: so satisfying. Now I want to see ALL of these products together in one look! I’m sure you could make it work, perhaps over the wizard’s complaints ;P


  3. As usual, late to the adventuring party! Nice swatches, I’d try to do it but my makeup collection is all very similar. I have no greens or oranges. Heck, I don’t have a proper blue either. The only gold I have is a Guerlain! I really want a nice blue a la Kaylee Cuoco at the GG’s. She and I have the same eye color, so I figure it’s a safe bet!


    • I think blue is a great shade on most people actually, especially since it comes in so many obviously different tones. You can lean it green, or purple, or white, or black…

      One decent (and versatile) place to start is actually a good navy blue eyeliner – my favourite is Urban Decay’s Sabbath. You can nsmudge it into other colours to get different effects, or you can just wear it like a black liner, ‘but more interesting’. 😀


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