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Sleek Makeup’s Showstoppers i-Divine Palette

Sleek Makeup’s Showstoppers i-Divine Palette

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: Another gift from Sirvinya, in one of our makeup-exchange packages. She knows I love Sleek’s i-Divine palettes! This was apparently limited edition, available in spring 2013. The Showstoppers palette is a selection of colors representing several previous Sleek palettes. In a few cases, the colors appear to be representative of the palette theme, rather than repurposed from the palette itself. A few of the shades are fairly soft, but there are some nice performers in this kit. There…

Concrete Minerals’ Blitzkrieg

Concrete Minerals’ Blitzkrieg

Monday at 4:15 PM: Good basic all-over shadow that also works (for me) as a natural-looking, softer liner for “no makeup” looks.

Aromaleigh v1’s Pure Hue 14K

Aromaleigh v1’s Pure Hue 14K

Monday at 1:15 PM: A mid-weight yellow-gold with a good amount of shimmer. It can go on a bit thin, so you’ll want to modify your application technique - stipple rather than sweep, even if you’re foiling this or applying it with some mixing medium. If you want a layer of scattered medium-yellow sparkle, you can apply this using a fiber-optic brush. I’d imagine that this would look interesting over still-damp cream shadows, especially the darker colors.

Beauty from the Earth’s Sunkissed

Beauty from the Earth’s Sunkissed

Monday at 10:15 AM: The pearl finish lightens this color a bit. Not ‘softens’...it just reflects the light while retaining a bit of tanned-orange undertones. Good for an inner-vee highlight, or a browbone highlight - especially if this happens…

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 108

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 108

Monday at 7:15 AM: Very soft almost brick-dust red base that applies almost semisheer…but not quite. (But very nearly.) I was hoping for something with a little bit more color depth - at least something closer to the color…

MAC’s Layin’ Low paint pot

MAC’s Layin’ Low paint pot

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Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Turquoise

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Turquoise

Saturday at 1:15 PM: I can see how this color would not be everybody’s favorite. It’s very bright, and if you’re not a fan of bright eyeliner or blue eyeliner, then this would not be something you’d gravitate toward.…

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Binge

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Binge

Saturday at 10:15 AM: I love this color, and how easily and cleanly it applies and how solidly it lasts. So of course this was one of the discontinued shades. Its closest equivalent is one of the few matte…

Sally Hansen’s Sterling Silver colorfoil

Sally Hansen’s Sterling Silver colorfoil

Friday at 4:14 PM: A good metallic silver...that, sadly, seems to have a few application problems. It seemed to take a bit longer to set and cure than the other polishes. There were a few spots in this manicure,…

Sally Hansen’s Purple Alloy colorfoil

Sally Hansen’s Purple Alloy colorfoil

Friday at 1:15 PM: Smooth color application and good, even coverage. I’m looking forward to using this both for regular manicures but also in stamping. It’ll do a much better job than China Glaze’s Harmony, for both use-cases. I…