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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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Beauty from the Earth’s Demeter

Beauty from the Earth’s Demeter

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: Not new-leaf green, it’s too saturated for that. If you’re not good friends with saturated, clear jeweltone colors you’ll have problems wearing this one. If, on the other hand, you haven’t met a jeweltone eyeshadow you didn’t love, you DEFINITELY need to pick this one up.

CND’s Vinylux Flora and Fauna collection

CND’s Vinylux Flora and Fauna collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: Five…no, not brighter colors, not precisely pastels, but…almost like muted pastel-brights. (Weird description, but I cannot seem to settle on how best to describe this palette.) I grabbed six of these polishes the instant they went on sale! The colors are very much my preference: not pastels, some changeable-ish shades, a few neutrals and semineutrals, but still definitely “spring-on-the-way” shades.

BareMinerals’ Velvet Escape kit

BareMinerals’ Velvet Escape kit

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: When BE debuted its “velvet” and “satin” eyecolors, I was more impressed with the satins. I still kind of am…but BE appears to have tweaked the formula a bit more, to develop better-pigmented matte eyeshadows. This is good. Now if only there was a wider range of colors in this kit…

Concrete Minerals’ West Coast

Concrete Minerals’ West Coast

Monday at 1:15 PM:

BareMinerals’ Splendor

BareMinerals’ Splendor

Monday at 10:15 AM: Shows more red when foiled, shows more brown when applied dry…and shows as buff-pinkish-purple in the pot. (This color seriously can’t make up its mind. Or it’s versatile as hell, take your pick.) I like…

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…

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…

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…

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…