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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’ 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 is. This isn’t necessarily a good thing or a bad thing…but I think that’s what eventually drove me to start seeking out indie vendors, because they had absolutely no problem with lots and lots of very saturated shades in their lineup.

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 I do have) that I can cope with not having a spare. This one’s a bit deeper than Stormy Pink, and a bit cooler - but it is very similar.

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 it’s similar. If you have extremely cool skintones, this may not look very good on you unless you’re careful about how you wear it and what you pair it with.

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Midnight Green

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Midnight Green

Saturday at 7:15 AM:

Concrete Minerals’ Psycho Holiday

Concrete Minerals’ Psycho Holiday

Friday at 1:15 PM: Bright, almost “candy-colored”, but not neon. It almost reminds me of “Miami Vice green”, if you 80s-folk can recall that color. Definitely a satin finish - I like satin finishes because then you can glam…

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Catwalk Pink

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Catwalk Pink

Friday at 7:15 AM: Almost a hot pink, but…barely not. It’s not a color everyone’s going to be comfortable pulling off in every situation, but if you love hot pink lips and don’t feel like you can wear them…

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.…

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…

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…