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Swatching all the new Buxom lip polishes - so you don’t have to

Swatching all the new Buxom lip polishes - so you don’t have to

Friday at 7:26 AM: I love the Buxom lip polishes. I have ever since I tried my first one. I liked many of the kit-exclusives from the previous lineup and was hopeful when the collection was revamped - but it looks like not all of them made the cut. Additionally, lots of the previous clues that we used to have about finish or opacity are gone. The “diamond” gals’ artwork had visual clues to tell us that they were, in fact, sparkle-finishes, and the…

Polish Me Silly’s Mesmerizing

Polish Me Silly’s Mesmerizing

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: The multichrome effects in this one are a little less obvious than some of the other PMS multichromes. It’s a lovely deep violet-blue that occasionally flashes a metallic violet. The formula was a little bubbly, though - I haven’t noticed that tendency in too many of Polish Me Silly’s items.

Kiko Cosmetics’ Long Lasting Stick Shadow collection

Kiko Cosmetics’ Long Lasting Stick Shadow collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: I own about 20 of these colors - I bought the first batch last summer when they were on 50% off sale, and I bought the second batch a few weeks ago during another sale, because who doesn’t love sales? - but I haven’t swatched more than 10 of them. The color payoff is great and application is lovely and smooth…with the exception of some of the “pearl” shades. They’re a little chunky, like metallic eyeshadow pencils sometimes are. These…

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Galactic Mission Three collection

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Galactic Mission Three collection

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: These are all duotone highlighters: sheer base colors with a complementary duotone effect. They work for cheeks, eyes, anywhere you want a highlight. They can also be put alone over a colored base, to serve…

elf’s Wild

elf’s Wild

Monday at 10:14 AM: Medium-deep neutral brown. It has almost a satin finish - the reflectivity is not very strong, and the color shows through pretty clearly. The shimmer particles are also small and scattered. The brown is…well, it’s…

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Bit of Light Reading

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Bit of Light Reading

Monday at 7:15 AM: This color is a little bit softer than other similar shades from other indie vendors. It’s not semisheer, the color is just a little less intense.

BareMinerals’ Buxom Emily (II)

BareMinerals’ Buxom Emily (II)

Sunday at 10:15 AM: This is the second lip polish named Emily. The first one was also sheer, but had a tiny bit more pigmentation…and was brown, not mauve-rose. Both colors are soft enough and sheer enough to be…

BareMinerals’ Buxom Ella

BareMinerals’ Buxom Ella

Sunday at 7:14 AM:

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Dark Taupe Shimmer

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Dark Taupe Shimmer

Saturday at 10:15 AM: This is more of a pearl finish than a shimmer. It has a little bit of reflectivity, but it’s softened a bit. The color is nice, very flattering on neutral or near-neutral skintones and works…

L’Oréal’s Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Silver

L’Oréal’s Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Silver

Saturday at 7:15 AM: Metallic silver eyeliners, especially in pencil form, don’t always have the very best track record for good formulas. This one, though - like all of the other Silkissime pencils - applies very easily and smoothly.…



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