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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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Concrete Minerals’ Bandit

Concrete Minerals’ Bandit

Monday at 7:15 AM: I thought this was going to be a bit more neutral than it turned out to be. Closer to a neutral-ish red than a brown, but…that works well for me. The shadow itself is a little powdery, so I definitely need to use this over a primer and use a light sealant just to make sure this doesn’t start fading at around Hour Six.

BareMinerals’ Bouquet kit

BareMinerals’ Bouquet kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Not the most thrilling assemblage of colors, but a nice change…in that there’s no brown :) One yellow, one orange, one pink (which works as a blush or an eye color.) Petunia is, in my opinion, the weakest performer in this kit; but it works fairly well with the other two shades.

BareMinerals’ Sonoma Sunrise kit

BareMinerals’ Sonoma Sunrise kit

Sunday at 7:15 AM: When you see one of BE’s earlier kits that contains two bolder shades, even if one of them is a pink-orange…you start to realize just how geared toward the “natural look” BE’s entire makeup line is. This isn’t necessarily a good thing or a bad thing…but I think that’s what eventually drove me to start seeking out indie vendors, because they had absolutely no problem with lots and lots of very saturated shades in their lineup.

Maybelline’s Black Orchid Color Tattoo

Maybelline’s Black Orchid Color Tattoo

Saturday at 1:15 PM: I was able to find spares of nearly every color in the Rebel Bloom collection…except this one. And I really wanted a “backup” of this one! Fortunately, it’s similar enough to MAC’s Stormy Pink (which…

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Almond Cream

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Almond Cream

Saturday at 10:15 AM: This one leans ever-so-slightly yellow. It isn’t the best color on me, but it isn’t the worst by a long shot. It doesn’t have the same level of brightening effects of MAC’s Soft Ochre, but…

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Midnight Green

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Midnight Green

Saturday at 7:15 AM:

Concrete Minerals’ Psycho Holiday

Concrete Minerals’ Psycho Holiday

Friday at 1:15 PM: Bright, almost “candy-colored”, but not neon. It almost reminds me of “Miami Vice green”, if you 80s-folk can recall that color. Definitely a satin finish - I like satin finishes because then you can glam…

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Catwalk Pink

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Catwalk Pink

Friday at 7:15 AM: Almost a hot pink, but…barely not. It’s not a color everyone’s going to be comfortable pulling off in every situation, but if you love hot pink lips and don’t feel like you can wear them…

BareMinerals’ Climbing Ivy

BareMinerals’ Climbing Ivy

Thursday at 1:15 PM:

BareMinerals’ Blue Hue

BareMinerals’ Blue Hue

Thursday at 10:15 AM: As I work through my collection, I keep finding colors that I’ve had for a while…and forgot to ever photograph. Blue Hue is a fairly soft color. It’s good for blending, or softening darker shades.…