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Concrete Minerals’ Dancing Queen kit

Concrete Minerals’ Dancing Queen kit

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: One of the original collections from Concrete Minerals, way back when it opened first on Etsy. I liked these, because 1) it gave people some ideas about how to pair up the shadows; and 2) it gave people a way to get multiple colors for a very slightly discounted price. (Very slightly discounted - like, 50 cents per jar. Not a huge discount - maybe 8% - but not a few pennies either.) That said, this was one of the…

Milani’s Shadow Eyez Holiday Romance collection

Milani’s Shadow Eyez Holiday Romance collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: I fell in love with Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencils at just the right time to snag these colors from Cherry Culture. I’m glad I got the chance! The Royal Purple shade in the regular lineup is nice enough, but I also wanted some deeper and softer purples. I found them in this collection, along with a solid-coverage metallic silver, and a glittery black shade.

Concrete Minerals’ Troublemaker

Concrete Minerals’ Troublemaker

Monday at 4:15 PM: Straightforward enough brown color with a shimmer that’s not overwhelming - so even if you don’t love shimmery eyeshadow, wearing this one won’t make you look or feel too “glittery.” When applied dry, this color softens a bit, so if you’re looking for the same brown color that appears in the pot, you may want to use a bit of extra product and a fixative spray.

Star Crushed Minerals’ Celestia

Star Crushed Minerals’ Celestia

Monday at 1:15 PM: I have about a half dozen of these metallic eyeshadows, and they are the most consistent performers from Star Crushed Minerals. All of them apply fairly evenly, and they look equally solid wet or dry.…

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Titania’s Bottom

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Titania’s Bottom

Monday at 10:14 AM: An attractive-enough medium orange (or an orange-gold, depending on lighting) I don’t see much colorshift in this shade. Fyrinnae’s site even says that this color won’t exhibit as much colorshift as many of its other…

Morgana Cryptoria’s Vampy Voyeur

Morgana Cryptoria’s Vampy Voyeur

Monday at 7:15 AM: This is the much softer cousin-shade of the other red that I bought from this collection. The color softens quite a bit when applied, unless I layer it. On the upside, this is a great…

Things That Make Me Happy: 2014, volume 1

Things That Make Me Happy: 2014, volume 1

Sunday at 9:16 AM: This past week I found the site Glittery Teacups, and she had a post about five things that made her happy that week. I've had trouble doing and posting makeup looks every week…

Maybelline’s Matte Brown Color Tattoo cream shadow

Maybelline’s Matte Brown Color Tattoo cream shadow

Saturday at 4:15 PM: Boring description, gorgeous color (on me, at least!) It’s a neutral brown, doesn’t lean obviously warm or cool. The Chocolate Suede color tattoo that is part of the regular line is nothing like this one…

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Cafe au Lait

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Cafe au Lait

Saturday at 1:15 PM: A good basic lighter brown creme (or matte - there’s very little shine on this color, that I typically associate with “creme”-finish makeup items.) I like how this applies smoothly and with no thin spots…

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Goldmine

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Goldmine

Saturday at 10:15 AM: Urban Decay does not have the best track record ever when it comes to gold eyeliner pencils. (I think it might be gold eyeliner pencils in general, kind of how most yellow nail polish is…