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TKB Trading’s Blackstar Gold

TKB Trading’s Blackstar Gold

Monday at 4:15 PM: Blackened yellow-gold equals brown. Yeah, could almost see that coming… Similar to Aromaleigh’s Drama Topaz, but with slightly more blackening and less of the yellow tones in that shade (which is fairly brown, itself.) I don’t know how I’ll best be able to use this, maybe as a liner. I think it would make a fairly good crease color, if I can somehow make it stay put.

Beauty from the Earth’s Last to Know

Beauty from the Earth’s Last to Know

Monday at 1:15 PM: I did buy this color from BFTE, I know that I did. But now it’s gone from the website…??? Well, I guess it doesn’t matter much, since I found out when I swatched this one that’s it’s nearly a dead ringer for TKB Trading’s Mermaid’s Gold, right down to the faint green iridescent shimmer. Last to Know adheres a bit better than TKB’s color - which makes sense, because TKB colors are straight micas with no additives to help it…

TKB Trading’s Sweet Tea

TKB Trading’s Sweet Tea

Monday at 10:15 AM: The one non-brown in TKB’s Café collection…is sort of brown. Ish. It’s a medium-deep muted orange, but not so warm that it’s utterly unwearable by folks with cooler coloring. I have worn it as an accent shade and liked the results, when I paired it with other neutrals (both the other shades from Café, and with a medium-light brown and a lighter white-beige for a much more “naturalistic” look.) The near-frost finish can be buffed down a bit. Just be…

Beauty from the Earth’s Limerance

Beauty from the Earth’s Limerance

Monday at 7:15 AM: Limerance reminds me slightly of Poodle Pandemonium. The base color of the two shadows is awfully close; but Limerance has silver shimmer accents compared to Pandemonium’s gold-sparkle. Still, if you really wanted Poodle Pandemonium and…

Beauty from the Earth’s Giddy

Beauty from the Earth’s Giddy

Sunday at 1:15 PM: This eyeshadow does remind me very slightly of another color from BFTE: Classy. Classy is a slightly deeper, slightly cooler red, with silver sparkle instead of gold. If Classy (or its deeper cousin Super Nova)…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Sea of Something

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Sea of Something

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Very deep, rich, incredibly vivid blue-violet with blue interference shimmer. If you’re thinking of passing this one by because you have enough purple eyeshadows…don’t. Seriously. Go back and get it now. I’ll wait.

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Caipirinha Dreamin’

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Caipirinha Dreamin’

Saturday at 1:15 PM: This was one of the two exclusive shades in the Ten Shades of Samba kit, so I was very excited to see how it looked. Could have been worse. But definitely could have been better.…

Maybelline’s Chocolate Suede Color Tattoo cream shadow

Maybelline’s Chocolate Suede Color Tattoo cream shadow

Saturday at 10:15 AM: I managed to get all five of the Leather color tattoos from Ulta, when they were having a nice sale on all Maybelline products. (I love sales. I especially love sales where the items that…

Meow Cosmetics’ Kitty-licious blush

Meow Cosmetics’ Kitty-licious blush

Friday at 10:15 AM: A cooler, slightly deeper red that isn’t too dark a shade. It’s almost brickish-wine, but the brown tones add depth rather than neutralizing the red. I don’t know that this is deep enough to use…

Jordana’s Twist n Shine Balmstain in Nude Chic (01)

Jordana’s Twist n Shine Balmstain in Nude Chic (01)

Friday at 7:15 AM: This is one of my least-favorite shades in the whole collection. It's very difficult to see if it's actually there, so it was hard judging how long it actually stayed in place after initial application.…