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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…

Stila’s Brown Smudge Pot

Stila’s Brown Smudge Pot

Saturday at 10:15 AM: Not quite a blackened brown, but very close. This makes a good liner - for me, it’s a better liner than all-over cream shadow, just because the color is so dark. I can use this as a background-layer to semisheer and sheer shimmer “effects” shadows like TKB’s Interplanetary Traveller micas, and the colorchanging effects are really amped up. Most of the Smudge Pot line is gone, but Brown is one of the three shades still available.

Sleek Makeup’s Eau La La Liner in Dragon Fruit

Sleek Makeup’s Eau La La Liner in Dragon Fruit

Saturday at 7:15 AM: This liner was a much more positive experience than Melba. The liner sharpened easily, the product didn’t crumble, and the line produced was decent - the pencil was soft enough to apply, but not so soft that you couldn’t keep a point. The liner was a little less soft than I would have liked, but it wasn’t as firm as “watercolor” liners that you have to wet the tip first. Since this line seemed to be marketed as an “eye…

Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipstick in Pink Pop (860)

Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipstick in Pink Pop (860)

Friday at 1:15 PM: I thought this would lean more magenta. It’s…a bit lighter than I expected. This shade isn’t something I prefer to wear. The coverage is good. This performs as well as my other matte/creme Colorsensational lipsticks.…

BareMinerals’ Gold Gossamer highlighter

BareMinerals’ Gold Gossamer highlighter

Friday at 10:15 AM: Soft metallic gold highlight powder - it can’t really be used to do metallic lining or what have you, but a dusting of this over a lipstick gives a really interesting topcoat! Does work nicely…

Covergirl’s Colorlicious Lipstick in Spellbound (325)

Covergirl’s Colorlicious Lipstick in Spellbound (325)

Friday at 7:15 AM: I picked this color up on a whim. It’s almost - ALMOST - too bright for me to want to reach for daily, but it’s a great shade for me. The coverage is decent for…

Shiro Cosmetics’ Metamorphmagus

Shiro Cosmetics’ Metamorphmagus

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Shiro Cosmetics’ All Kinds of Courage

Shiro Cosmetics’ All Kinds of Courage

Thursday at 7:15 AM: There is some gold shimmer in this, but it’s very scattered and subtle. It lets the base color take center stage. This color is great for me because I can wear blue, but it’s not…

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Lady Glamis

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Lady Glamis

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: At certain distances and angles, this color starts to show a pink finish. Most of the time, though, the base color is a blackened deep violet.

My Pretty Zombie’s New Age Dolls

My Pretty Zombie’s New Age Dolls

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: This one definitely looks better when applied dry - or, at least, not when using water as the mixing medium. It blends, but it’s got a bit of sootiness to it, so be careful blending…



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