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Color Features: Shop Your Stash, November 2018

Color Features: Shop Your Stash, November 2018

Some example products (all stuff I own, so…there are definitely others) include: Aromaleigh’s Phoebe, Aromaleigh’s Genissa,  BE’s Dragonfly, BE’s Marina, BFTE’s Naughty, China Glaze’s First Mate, Meow Cosmetics’ Blue Pimpernel, Shiro’s Team Blue and Black, Aromaleigh’s Chickory, BareMinerals’ Brass Roots, Beauty from the Earth’s Orangery, CND’s Burnt Romance, Shiro Cosmetics’ Girl on Fire, TKB Trading’s Antique Copper, Urban Decay’s Lucky, and Zoya’s Autumn. Post links...

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Kiko Cosmetics’ Long Lasting Stick Shadow in Burgundy (37)

Kiko Cosmetics’ Long Lasting Stick Shadow in Burgundy (37)

Saturday at 7:15 AM: In 2012, on Twitter, I begged companies to release burgundy eyeliners. Not pink, not red, but burgundy. They listened! (Who am I kidding. It was overall trends, not anything that I said or did. But I’m cheering anyway!!) This is in a stick/crayon form, so if you want a super-thin line you’ll have to use a brush, but I’m still counting this as a “win” for burgundy...

Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara in Purple

Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara in Purple

Friday at 7:15 AM: Why are more companies not releasing medium-deep purple mascara? The color looks closer to “natural” lashes unless or until someone looks closely, but it does have visible coloring. The color is great, but the overall formula is a bit clumpy with two coats, and a bit patchy with one. I’m also not fond of the washable (ie, not waterproof) formula.

Sigil Inspired’s Reflection Catcher

Sigil Inspired’s Reflection Catcher

Thursday at 7:15 AM: This color is nice enough, the pigmentation is good, and there is a very soft duotone shimmer effect. But the vendor photos made the duotone look a bit more pronounced. (Even when the foiled swatch was still wet, I couldn’t see as much of the peach-gold shimmer.)

Color Club’s Element of Surprise

Color Club’s Element of Surprise

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: This color is simlar to China Glaze Pearl Jammin’ (of which I have several bottles.) But…I like Pearl Jammin’ much better. Element of Surprise is still not opaque after three coats! You can clearly...

Real Techniques’ Starter Set

Real Techniques’ Starter Set

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: This set didn’t change in composition when the whole Real Techniques line got a makeover. The only change is the case. The material color is different, and the corners are rounded. I like having...

TKB Trading’s Dark Brown Oxide

TKB Trading’s Dark Brown Oxide

Monday at 7:15 AM: When applied dry, this is a blackened-brown that works very well as a liner. Mixed with water and applied wet, it dries to a medium-dark (almost a medium) that’s definitely brown - so I...

Sephora’s Professionnel Airbrush Precision Foundation Brush

Sephora’s Professionnel Airbrush Precision Foundation Brush

Saturday at 10:15 AM: I use this more for finishing powder than for foundation; and I apply my (cream) foundation with my fingers. But the bristles are dense, giving the brush head enough body to smoothly and evenly apply...

Maybelline’s ColorSensational Lipstick in Brown Blush (570)

Maybelline’s ColorSensational Lipstick in Brown Blush (570)

Friday at 7:15 AM: Originally I thought that this color would just be too brown. It’s more of a fig or muted plum shade, though! I like how it looks on me - a bit deeper than my...

TKB Trading’s Blue Steel

TKB Trading’s Blue Steel

Thursday at 7:15 AM: Partway between a darkened navy and a blued charcoal. I like using this shade either as a liner or as an outer-crease shade with a cleaner smokey eye. It doesn’t have a blackened base,...

Zoya’s Presley

Zoya’s Presley

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: This went on a bit browner than I anticipated from the various swatch photos and videos that I saw online. It is still a light shade, a solidly opaque warm near-neutral. It’s just a...



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