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Meow Cosmetics’ Temple

Meow Cosmetics’ Temple

Monday at 1:15 PM: If the bolder, “new-minted” metallic gold eyeshadows are a bit offputting, Temple is a great color to pick up. It’s a medium-light color, a bit softened, definitely gold but leaning toward “neutral.” If I apply this with a regular brush, I get the smoother metallic finish. If I use a softer, fluffier, “soft focus” or wider fiber optic brush, I get a softer, more diffuse gold highlight effect with less of the harder “metallic” look.

Beauty from the Earth’s Carrot Cake

Beauty from the Earth’s Carrot Cake

Monday at 10:15 AM: A great orange for folks who are cautious about wearing orange. It’s almost a neutral, with some softer brown undertones. The coverage can get a little thin, but since my skin is lighter I can’t tell if this shade would disappear or show up semi-sheer on deeper skintones. When I tried putting this over a medium brown cream liner (Matte Brown color tattoo), just as a test, I still got a fairly obviously orange shade. The gold highlights were perhaps…

Silk Naturals’ Analog

Silk Naturals’ Analog

Monday at 7:15 AM: This color is very close to being brown. It’s also…well, not exactly sheer, but it doesn’t have as much visual heft as other colors even in this collection. It’s a bit on the ashy side,…

Things That Make Me Happy: October 19, 2014

Things That Make Me Happy: October 19, 2014

Sunday at 10:45 AM: So I'm not doing so good with putting these up every week. I am managing to hit every other week...which, well, considering that I'm composing these pretty much real-time at the keyboard (rather than writing…

Meow Cosmetics’ Scarab

Meow Cosmetics’ Scarab

Sunday at 7:14 AM: I originally didn’t expect to be interested in this color. Warm greens and I generally don’t do too well. But while I won’t be wearing this as an all-over shade…it does make an interesting, highly…

Maybelline’s Creamy Beige Color Tattoo cream shadow

Maybelline’s Creamy Beige Color Tattoo cream shadow

Saturday at 4:15 PM: A little deeper than bright-ish beiges like Just Beige or Barely Beige - but not as deep as to be closer to an actual brown. It doesn’t make my eyes look deeper-set, but it doesn’t…

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Dime

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Dime

Saturday at 10:14 AM: Dime was one of the first silver eyeliners that I tried - and while it had a few problems with not being the most even application, it still went on fairly nicely. The color was…

Meow Cosmetics’ Brains over Beauty

Meow Cosmetics’ Brains over Beauty

Friday at 4:15 PM: Very similar to Undead, but with a bit more purple tones. If Undead is a bit too ashy for your preferences or coloring, Brains over Beauty may work better for you. Coverage is good, though…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Fire Bloom blush

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Fire Bloom blush

Friday at 10:15 AM: When I bought this blush, I just looked at “coral-pink with gold shimmer.” I didn’t read the entire description to realize that this was Femme Fatale’s eyeshadow Sunfire, but in blush form! (Which is fine,…