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Silk Naturals’ Harris

Silk Naturals’ Harris

Monday at 4:15 PM: A softer, mildly metallic bronze-brown. The dry application is kind of faint - not semisheer, just…faint. Foiling emphasises the color and makes the finish more metallic than satin. Good for blending darker shades into near-whites, or for adding some shadowing when I don’t want too much color weight or depth.

Meow Cosmetics’ Bare

Meow Cosmetics’ Bare

Monday at 1:15 PM: I wasn’t initially sure if this was a yellowed shade of cream, or a yellowed shade of beige. It could go either way…but it’s a good basic color. It’s hard for me to tell, because this shade is relatively light and relatively close to my coloring, so I don’t know how much pigmentation this one has. It doesn’t seem like a super-light shade that could only be useful for blending. I think that if I wanted a lighter, non-white all-over…

Meow Cosmetics’ Exposed

Meow Cosmetics’ Exposed

Monday at 10:15 AM: Most orange eyeshadows I’ve run across have been so bright that they’re almost perpetually sunny, or so deep/rusty that they’re almost a warm variant of brown. When an orange comes along that’s in the middle of that range and it actually has good color payoff, I’m absolutely thrilled. This shade almost has a metallic finish. It’s got more gold tones than yellow, and it stays in place and keeps its luster well, even without any fixing spray. I like how…

Meow Cosmetics’ Peeled

Meow Cosmetics’ Peeled

Monday at 7:14 AM: I think that I have a few similar-ish shades in my collection, but…they’re not quite as deep. This is a mauver, deeper version of Define Beauty (which is one of my all-time / going to…

Meow Cosmetics’ Jaybird

Meow Cosmetics’ Jaybird

Sunday at 1:15 PM: One of the few cool colors from Meow’s Stripped collection, this is a softened slate blue with a powdery satin finish. I have colors that are similar to this in the pot, but once applied,…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Royal Tarts

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Royal Tarts

Sunday at 10:15 AM: I love highlighters and “effects colors” like this one that are actually opaque. It gives me the option to use them as standalone shades. There’s a faint gold shimmer to this that’s only really visible…

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Navy

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Navy

Saturday at 1:15 PM: I was expecting another creme, but this one has a faintly metallic finish. The application is a little less even than the creme smudge sticks, but it’s much better than other metallic eyeshadow pencils, from…

MAC’s Camel Coat paint pot

MAC’s Camel Coat paint pot

Saturday at 10:15 AM: When these “pro” paint pot colors began filtering into the regular MAC lineup, I was interested…but waited for swatches to show up online. Paint pots are great; but they’re expensive, and if there’s a Color…

BareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie in Maverick

BareMinerals’ Marvelous Moxie in Maverick

Friday at 1:15 PM: The gold shimmer in this one is really sparse, and the particles are really small - but it’s a nice accent to liven up with might otherwise be a “more somber” deep-ish red gloss.

BareMinerals’ Timeless blush

BareMinerals’ Timeless blush

Friday at 10:15 AM: Not very pigmented, even for BareMinerals loose blushes. The satin finish is also extremely subtle. This shade will work on the palest skintones, and probably not well on folks with any golden undertones in their…