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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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BareMinerals’ Fall Foliage kit

BareMinerals’ Fall Foliage kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Foliage can easily be deeper than it looks, at least in the professional photos of it. It’s a good deeper-dramatic contouring and liner shade. The combination with Good Fortune…works surprisingly well. (Though it looks better on warm-neutral coloring than cool-neutral coloring.) Dawn is not my favorite blush color. The shade just doesn’t work well on me. That said, the blush applies well, does not oxidize or turn more orange, and can apply a slightly-deeper-than-mid-coral touch of autumnal-ish color.

BareMinerals’ Beloved Beauty/All You Need kit

BareMinerals’ Beloved Beauty/All You Need kit

Sunday at 7:15 AM: Five softer, warm-to-neutral shades that coordinate fairly well. They are good for building the foundation of just about any look…if you’re pale/fair/medium. (If you have deeper skintones, I’m not sure these are going to work as well for you because they’re a bit too soft and will probably show up rather pale-ish, more white or cream than any kind of contouring, shadowing, or even color.) While I don’t know that these colors are “all you need”, they are very good…

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Purple Glitter

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Purple Glitter

Saturday at 10:15 AM: ...wow! Remember a few years back when Milani released their Holiday Romance Shadow Eyez collection and I (and lots of others!) enthused about Midnight Romance? We hadn’t often seen an eye pencil that was purple glitter. Well…now there’s this one. And it’s not limited edition, it’s permanent. (The only disad is that it is available at Sephora - any Sephora, including the ones inside JCP - but not at drugstores or all-in-ones.)

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Vacancy

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Vacancy

Saturday at 7:15 AM: One of the best performers from the Ten collection! This pencil is very pigmented, very easy to apply. Unfortunately for me, it isn’t my favorite color ever. (Bright blue right near greyed-blue eyes…not the world’s…

BareMinerals’ Faux Tan Matte face color

BareMinerals’ Faux Tan Matte face color

Friday at 10:15 AM: I use this primarily for softer contouring - what little that I do. I learned the trick of using this as a cheek and facial contour, and stocked up. It’s useful, minimal fuss, and I…

Wet n Wild’s Megaslicks Balm Stain in Coral of the Story

Wet n Wild’s Megaslicks Balm Stain in Coral of the Story

Friday at 7:15 AM: Not my favorite shade, but for folks who love orange and orange-leaning balms and stains, this is a great lip item! It’s also part of the permanent collection, not limited - you’ll be able to…

My Pretty Zombie’s THC

My Pretty Zombie’s THC

Thursday at 10:15 AM: Rich but not vivid violet with a nicely strong aqua-blue interference layer. This is an amped-up version of MPZ’s THC blush (which I also have, and love.) The blush is less opaque, and the base…

Black Rose Minerals’ Sinister Urge

Black Rose Minerals’ Sinister Urge

Thursday at 7:15 AM: Another colorchanger! This one looks good on me because the base color is faded, but it leans a bit greener and there’s a little more depth than similar shades in my collection.

Color Club’s Editorial

Color Club’s Editorial

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: I was glad to get my hands on this - a duochrome that gave full coverage in just two coats -=and=- didn’t cost arond $20 a bottle? The coloring isn’t quite as rich and varied…

CND’s Vinylux Rouge Rite (197)

CND’s Vinylux Rouge Rite (197)

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: Not quite oxblood, but that depth of color. Just not brown-ish. A really strong red! It did stain my cuticles a bit, and I had to do a bit more work to clean of my…