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BareMinerals’ Two for the Show kit

BareMinerals’ Two for the Show kit

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: No new colors in this kit…but if you don’t have much BE, this is a pretty good starter kit. This kit can also be used to give you a good base of neutral eyecolors, to add to your more colorful indie stash. There’s only one color in this kit that I personally would not put under a “neutral” heading, and that’s Water Lily - a medium lavender that is not all that metallic. It’s a nice color, great staple medium-lighter…

Meow Cosmetics’ Asylum collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Asylum collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: A range of shades…but mostly brighter colors, and all with metallic or near-metallic finishes. This palette made me think of mid-spring or early summer, rather than autumn. I think that has to do with the color luminosity. The colors are attractive, and the overall palette hangs together. The few shades that did attract my attention are similar enough to shades that I already own, for me to be excited about grabbing these colors.

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…

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…

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…