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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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Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Midnight Romance

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Midnight Romance

Saturday at 1:15 PM: A vivid violet that can be softened a little by using a lighter application…while retaining the sparkle. And the sparkle does fall out after a while if you don’t use a fixative spray; but it doesn’t fall out super fast, and it’s not like some pencils where the sparkle tends to either clump, or fall off straight away. I’m so glad I grabbed a spare of this pencil when I had the chance - I haven’t seen too many eye…

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Eccentric Diva

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Eccentric Diva

Saturday at 10:15 AM: Metallic violet that…well, I do wish that it applied more evenly. But it’s not as rough as some other metallics, and the color’s extremely saturated. Another piece of great news: if you’ve been mourning the loss of Urban Decay’s Lust eyeliner pencil, this makes an excellent dupe. (This color actually shows up a bit better than Lust, for some reason.)

Fyrinnae’s Greek Goddess blush

Fyrinnae’s Greek Goddess blush

Friday at 10:15 AM: I think this is actually a neutral coral. In the pot it looks fairly intense, but applied it shows more color than some blushes, it cools down just a tad, and it trades some visual intensity for depth. It isn’t my favorite blush ever, but it’s one of my most often reached-for shades. I think that cooler-toned folks will be able to wear this with few problems, though very olive skintones may not look be quite so complemented.

Concrete Minerals’ Karma lip tint

Concrete Minerals’ Karma lip tint

Friday at 7:15 AM: This is so very very light. I don’t see much difference, other than a slight darkening. It doesn’t look good on me. The description was “rosewood”, so I was hoping for something just a little…

Beauty from the Earth’s Naked Truth

Beauty from the Earth’s Naked Truth

Thursday at 4:15 PM:

Beauty from the Earth’s Vineyard

Beauty from the Earth’s Vineyard

Thursday at 1:15 PM:

Beauty from the Earth’s Bewitched

Beauty from the Earth’s Bewitched

Thursday at 10:15 AM: Almost a robins-egg blue, except that it isn’t quite that deep. Dry application is very soft, and almost semi-sheer. This is not necessarily the best blue to try if you’re cautious about using blue eyeshadow…

Fyrinnae’s Gaeity

Fyrinnae’s Gaeity

Thursday at 7:15 AM: Just barely more green than blue. (If you want something that’s more blue than green, check out Kraken.) The coverage is pretty solid, and the shade is bright without being a “neon” shade. BareMinerals’ Jade…

Zoya’s Autumn

Zoya’s Autumn

Wednesday at 4:15 PM: One of the first colors that caught my eye, when promo pictures of this collection were released. It’s not really similar to any orange-sparkle polish that I own: partially because I don’t own too many…but…

Color Club’s Ooh La La

Color Club’s Ooh La La

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: Slightly softened white, but not that much. It’s almost a bright white pearl. The formula is a bit streaky, and a touch uneven. I don’t know if a third coat would even out the coverage,…