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BareMinerals’ Midnight Diamond

BareMinerals’ Midnight Diamond

Thursday at 4:15 PM: Solid black, can look a bit like a very dark charcoal in some lighting, but definitely has full even coverage and no fallout. The sparkle particles are small enough, and sparse enough, that they are highlights only. Not glitz or glam, and definitely not enough to yield sparkly fallout.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Spirit Bond

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Spirit Bond

Thursday at 1:14 PM: When I first got this color from Femme Fatale, I noticed the gold shimmer when I was repotting it…then I put it in the backlog and forgot about it. Then Femme Fatale reposted someone using this color as a liner, and it was so utterly amazing…that I got another pot. I now have enough of this admittedly-gorgeous color to last me until I’m collecting Social Security.

Beauty from the Earth’s Sweet Dreams

Beauty from the Earth’s Sweet Dreams

Thursday at 10:14 AM: A brighter pastel blue with decent coverage. The shadow is a little thinner than I’d love, but one applied layer does stay in place and doesn’t fade or fall away. This could work as a softer diffused eye liner shade, or a blending shadow.

Shiro’s Oogie Boogie

Shiro’s Oogie Boogie

Thursday at 7:15 AM: Almost like a slightly faded deep spruce green. The color payoff is solid, and the shade definitely isn’t pastel. It just looks…dusty? (Which, for a Halloween-collection color, is somewhat appropriate.) It coordinates nicely with Ragdoll…

Zoya’s Ling

Zoya’s Ling

Wednesday at 4:15 PM: This is a brighter blue than 2011’s Breezi, and is a little bit less teal-ish. It’s a “candy-blue” color, very summer-primary. I got good coverage with this, and it is a little hardier than the…

Color Club’s Lavendarling

Color Club’s Lavendarling

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: A nicer formula than some of the other polishes in the Blossoming collection…though it is a tad streaky. Similar to Zoya’s Hudson, in that it’s another “Easter-candy” purple shade; but Lavendarling is a bit deeper…

Sally Hansen’s Beach Redy (832)

Sally Hansen’s Beach Redy (832)

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: A nice formula, good application…and thick enough to use for stamping or freehand nail art, which is the only way I’ll use this shade. (And it’s -=only=- because of the shade.) I had some misgivings,…

Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm collection

Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm collection

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: I was thrilled when Revlon introduced these “expansions” to the original Balmstain lineup! Some new finishes, a few new colors…it’s all good, right? Sadly…no. These have the same ease of application that the original Balmstains…

Sally Hansen’s Beach Paradise Summer 2014 CSM collection

Sally Hansen’s Beach Paradise Summer 2014 CSM collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: This collection showed up in a few chains in April…but most of us began seeing the colors in July. (I was in that latter group, and no, I wasn’t thrilled about it.) Brighter shades, good…

Concrete Minerals’ Revolver

Concrete Minerals’ Revolver

Monday at 4:15 PM: Dark brown with a silvery-metallic finish, similar to Meow’s Raw or BareMinerals’ Motivate. It’s dark enough to work nicely as a liner, but the silvery pearl-ish finish adds an interesting (could be problematic, for some)…