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As the weather gets colder, where does your skin first show the effects?

As the weather gets colder, where does your skin first show the effects?

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Sally Hansen’s Greige (300)

Sally Hansen’s Greige (300)

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: Maybe supposed to be a darker tan…but I’m seeing a cool-neutral medium-deep grey. Not my favorite shade…but I can probably get some interesting colorblocking effects using this shade.

Color Club’s Sheer Disguise

Color Club’s Sheer Disguise

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: Lovely (in my opinion) greyed beach-house blue creme. It is semisheer, so I needed 3 coats for full opacity - and I probably would have gotten even better results with a fourth coat. On the upside, two coats of this over a dark shade makes a nice layering polish; and once it dried and cured I did get 4 days’ solid wear out of it before I had to do some spot-repairs for little chips.

CND’s Vinylux Paradise collection

CND’s Vinylux Paradise collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: A group of Skittles-brights, great for summer. They’re all creme finishes. The entire rainbow is in here, too: red through green to purple. I have three of these polishes. I may go back and pick up Cerulean Sea, but…then again, maybe not. I haven’t quite decided. The ones I do have, I like. The only exception is Lush Tropics, which is not the best color for me…but it’s not the worst, either.

BareMinerals’ Snowbound kit

BareMinerals’ Snowbound kit

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: Quite similar to the White Collection kit - but there is one non-white color in here, so these can actually be used to create an entire eye look including contour and shading. (Not so, White…

BareMinerals’ Honey Diamond

BareMinerals’ Honey Diamond

Monday at 10:15 AM: This is so close to a pearl finish rather than a shimmer! Except…it’s a little rougher than a pearl finish. It does let a little bit more of the base color show through, though. This…

BareMinerals’ Enchanting Diamond

BareMinerals’ Enchanting Diamond

Monday at 7:15 AM: The base color is attractive, but it’s nearly overwhelmed by the rather reflective pearl finish. The color applies evenly and stays in place well, though - as always - I personally get better results if…

BareMinerals’ Dancing Glimpses kit

BareMinerals’ Dancing Glimpses kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Four eyeshadows that are grouped together…by name. They sort of coordinate - they’re all in roughly the same luminance-range, there isn’t one super dark color and a bunch of lighter shades - but they don’t…

BareMinerals’ Vintage Beauty kit

BareMinerals’ Vintage Beauty kit

Sunday at 7:15 AM:

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Taupe

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Taupe

Saturday at 10:15 AM: There’s a bit more orange in this shade, than I’d expect in something called “taupe.” (Then again, the same holds true for the “Beige” and “Beige Glitter” pencils from this line. They’re not quite as…

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

Saturday at 7:15 AM: Good choice if you want strong definition in something other than black or blackened brown. The sparkle is there, but not too front-and-center.