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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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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. Possibly workable for neutralizing overly orange browns a bit, I don’t know…but there’s almost TOO much pigmentation in this one for that to work unless you use a very light touch. It’s attractive enough to use on its own, and the color can be intensified…

Concrete Minerals’ Cosmonaut

Concrete Minerals’ Cosmonaut

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: I was so happy when CM came out with their new colors! Half were in the regular line, half were Pro Mattes. I was glad to grab this one and Bandit, because they’re both good neutrals with very solid coverage. Cosmonaut is peach matte with solid coverage - reminds me a bit of BE’s Soft Focus Pure, but not quite as peachy and a bit softer.

Sally Hansen’s Kook a Mango (450)

Sally Hansen’s Kook a Mango (450)

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: Orange-red is not my favorite color. Still, this formula is good enough that I can use it for nail art without too much trouble. And the color is deep enough that it doesn’t look too…

CND’s Vinylux Tinted Love (153)

CND’s Vinylux Tinted Love (153)

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: I’m pretty fond of these cooler reds, as opposed to warmer or even “vampy” reds. This went on fairly well, but I had some problems with the brush. I used the little mini jar from…

Concrete Minerals’ Still Ill

Concrete Minerals’ Still Ill

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: Close to BE’s Sun Goddess, but less of the gold interference. Not quite a match for White Gold, either, which is more opaque and also has more of the gold interference additive. Still Ill is…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Mysterious Fortune collection

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Mysterious Fortune collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: I wasn’t going to pick these up, because more reds and I have lots of reds and pinks. But…they’re duochromes! So, yep, I caved. I now own all but one of these colors.

BareMinerals’ Vanity Flair kit

BareMinerals’ Vanity Flair kit

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: I have no idea how I found the price, but not the release date. Going by review dates on QVC, I’m going to guess that this kit was an early-2007 release - so it would…

BareMinerals’ Onyx

BareMinerals’ Onyx

Monday at 1:15 PM: Not something that couldn’t be found elsewhere. Plenty of elsewheres, and for less money (even for good versions, not just “matte black oxide that isn’t water soluble.”) But a deep black matte is virtually a…

Shiro Cosmetics’ Still No Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio

Shiro Cosmetics’ Still No Oscar for Leonardo DiCaprio

Monday at 10:15 AM: Great name, even better shade! Neutral with peach-ish tones, and a subtler sparkle (or a rougher shimmer, whichever you prefer.) Apparently there was an earlier-launched shade called “No Oscar for…” and so this would be…