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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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NYX Cosmetics’ Space Pearl

NYX Cosmetics’ Space Pearl

Monday at 10:14 AM: Space Pearl is the less frosty - and, oddly enough, more colored - of the Space Chrome/Space Pearl pairing. Space Pearl applies pretty close to the color seen in the pot, a brushed-denim blue. There are very faint hints of pink and purple shimmer, but not enough to be called “duotone.”

BareMinerals’ Gold Dipped

BareMinerals’ Gold Dipped

Monday at 7:15 AM: Gold Dipped may have been part of the regular line at one point; but if so, that was before my BE collecting days. It’s shown up in a few kits, and it’s a nicely versatile color. It does lean a little warm, but not so much so that cooler-toned folks will have massive difficulty wearing it well.

The Sephora Beauty Before Brunch August 2015 VIB Event

The Sephora Beauty Before Brunch August 2015 VIB Event

Sunday at 2:45 PM: I came home with more products than I’d originally anticipated buying - but I do know how to use every single product that I purchased (I made sure of that), and I don’t have buyer’s remorse over anything. I kind of think I -=may=- circle back for a few more items during the week, but I’m very happy with what I bought. But more importantly, I’m very happy with what I learned. To me, that’s the Big Score: I learned…

BareMinerals’ Fall Foliage kit

BareMinerals’ Fall Foliage kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Foliage can easily be deeper than it looks, at least in the professional photos of it. It’s a good deeper-dramatic contouring and liner shade. The combination with Good Fortune…works surprisingly well. (Though it looks better…

BareMinerals’ Beloved Beauty/All You Need kit

BareMinerals’ Beloved Beauty/All You Need kit

Sunday at 7:15 AM: Five softer, warm-to-neutral shades that coordinate fairly well. They are good for building the foundation of just about any look…if you’re pale/fair/medium. (If you have deeper skintones, I’m not sure these are going to work…

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Purple Glitter

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Purple Glitter

Saturday at 10:15 AM: ...wow! Remember a few years back when Milani released their Holiday Romance Shadow Eyez collection and I (and lots of others!) enthused about Midnight Romance? We hadn’t often seen an eye pencil that was purple…

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Vacancy

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Vacancy

Saturday at 7:15 AM: One of the best performers from the Ten collection! This pencil is very pigmented, very easy to apply. Unfortunately for me, it isn’t my favorite color ever. (Bright blue right near greyed-blue eyes…not the world’s…

BareMinerals’ Faux Tan Matte face color

BareMinerals’ Faux Tan Matte face color

Friday at 10:15 AM: I use this primarily for softer contouring - what little that I do. I learned the trick of using this as a cheek and facial contour, and stocked up. It’s useful, minimal fuss, and I…

Wet n Wild’s Megaslicks Balm Stain in Coral of the Story

Wet n Wild’s Megaslicks Balm Stain in Coral of the Story

Friday at 7:15 AM: Not my favorite shade, but for folks who love orange and orange-leaning balms and stains, this is a great lip item! It’s also part of the permanent collection, not limited - you’ll be able to…

My Pretty Zombie’s THC

My Pretty Zombie’s THC

Thursday at 10:15 AM: Rich but not vivid violet with a nicely strong aqua-blue interference layer. This is an amped-up version of MPZ’s THC blush (which I also have, and love.) The blush is less opaque, and the base…