The Latest Poll

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?

Latest entries

CND’s Vinylux Contradictions collection

CND’s Vinylux Contradictions collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: The overall palette reminds me of Modern Folklore: vampy reds, some deep dusky blues, a darker purple. There are a mix of finishes and textures, though…and two lighter colors: a pink, and a gilded-silver. I have all but two of these polishes, and I may go back for Grommet at one point. (I don’t know yet.)

BareMinerals’ Lucky in Love kit

BareMinerals’ Lucky in Love kit

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: Buttercream and red-plum seem to get paired up often in the BE universe. Specifically, these two eyeshadows. Which were also paired in the I Love BE and the Be True kit. (Someone probably also latched onto the names “Heart and Soul” and thus was an easy, frequent color combination born.)

BareMinerals’ Pebbled Beach

BareMinerals’ Pebbled Beach

Monday at 10:15 AM: A mixture of Pebble and Nude Beach (kind of indicated by the name…) It’s a slightly ashy cream-beige with soft buff-brown pearl finish, and - nice for a lighter BE neutral - it has excellent color payoff. There isn’t quite as much of the blue flash that I’d expect from a color with Nude Beach in its lineage; but that’s not much of an issue with this color. I think that would detract from a very nice, solid-performing neutral shade.

Beauty from the Earth’s Legend

Beauty from the Earth’s Legend

Monday at 7:15 AM: Rich “holiday” red, almost an “antique” shade - this would look at home with the colors from Meow’s Holiday Wishes collection.  Color payoff is excellent, but unlike with some reds that are this saturated, I…

BareMinerals’ Exotics kit

BareMinerals’ Exotics kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: The four “Exotic”-named eyeshadow colors in one collection. The colors work together…well, they’re not as poorly-matched as some BE kits. But all four of the colors don’t exactly harmonize easily, either. Laura and Sandra look…

BareMinerals’ Smoky Eye kit

BareMinerals’ Smoky Eye kit

Sunday at 7:15 AM: One of BE’s “tutorial” kits - they gave you the pieces to get a certain basic look, and provided a tutorial on how to achieve whatever-it-was. The tutorials weren’t always successful, because they didn’t always…

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Pink Glitter

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Pink Glitter

Saturday at 10:15 AM: I think this is called “glitter” because of the microglitter in it…but it isn’t sparkly. The glitter is pretty sparse. Most of what ends up showing is the pale pink, and a finish halfway between…

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in My Boyfriend’s Jeans

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in My Boyfriend’s Jeans

Saturday at 7:14 AM: Nearly a metallic finish, just barely not reflective enough to really count as “metallic.” This pencil had some minor issues with uneven application, but it wasn’t too bad. (It wasn’t as patchy as some of…

BareMinerals’ Healthy Radiance glow powder

BareMinerals’ Healthy Radiance glow powder

Friday at 10:15 AM: Not my least favorite radiance, but not something I reach for often, either. It’s similar to Faux Tan, but the color is a bit softer and a bit warmer. I’m not fair enough that I…

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Diva

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Diva

Friday at 7:15 AM: This is a neon color - any way you look at it. It’s hot pink, and it’s gorgeous! It might lean just a teeny bit fuchsia-ward, but not too much. One of the downsides of…