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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’ Plush Purple

BareMinerals’ Plush Purple

Monday at 10:25 AM: This color is…really interesting. It leans warmer applied dry. Applied wet, it’s a cooler purple - even after the mixing medium (plain water, in my case) has dried and set. The color payoff is good, and it’s very even. This was a limited-edition color. I think it only ever appeared in a single kit…which is a little bit frustrating. The warm/cool switchup is a little frustrating, though - I just have to keep that in mind whenever I’m using this,…

Lost in Makeupland’s Libertine

Lost in Makeupland’s Libertine

Monday at 7:15 AM: Not one of my favorite shadows from Lost in Makeupland. In the pot, this color looks like it will be a deep navy shimmer; but when it’s applied, the shadow loses a good portion of its saturation - whether I apply it wet, or dry. What’s left behind is a soft blackening, a hint of navy, and a fine shimmer. I can get more saturated color if I layer it, or use a sticky base like Pixie Epoxy…but I’m not…

My runaway brain: makeup organization

My runaway brain: makeup organization

Sunday at 1:15 PM: I knew that I would need a larger train case, because even if I only had 20% of my items in said traincase, it would have to be pretty big. Here’s a photo of my eyeshadows, in their normal storage place. (In my closet. I know, I know…but the bathroom is too small and too damp to store them. I don’t have a proper vanity area in this place. It’s one of the things I plan on addressing…at some point.)…

BareMinerals’ Get Started Complexion Enhancers kit

BareMinerals’ Get Started Complexion Enhancers kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: I have no idea when this kit was originally released, or how much it cost. I can’t even really guesstimate, because I don’t know if these items were small (eyeshadow-size) or large (regular size for…

BareMinerals’ Perfect Blushes Volume III kit

BareMinerals’ Perfect Blushes Volume III kit

Sunday at 7:14 AM: Three of BE’s warmer-leaning blushes. I have all of these, but they aren’t colors I find myself reaching for very often, simply because they don’t suit my skintone as well as other blushes that I…

BareMinerals’ Big and Bright eyeliner in Sage

BareMinerals’ Big and Bright eyeliner in Sage

Saturday at 7:15 AM: I really had hopes for this color. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough olive, and there’s too much blackening. The end result is sparse gilded-olive glitter and a little bit of green eyeliner over an uneven sooty…

Meow Cosmetics’ Crystalline Cat Opal glow powder

Meow Cosmetics’ Crystalline Cat Opal glow powder

Friday at 10:15 AM: I don’t see the flashes of blue and green and gold that I normally associate with opals (or, well, fire opals)...but there is the pale pink, almost milky base color with a faint shimmer. (All…

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil in Narcisse

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil in Narcisse

Friday at 7:15 AM: Vampy - definitely a deep, vampy color. I can’t wear the color as-is on my lips, I have to blot significantly. It’s just too dark for me to wear easily. Blotted…it’s a litle bit uneven,…

BareMinerals’ Satin Plum

BareMinerals’ Satin Plum

Thursday at 10:15 AM: A softer purple - not quite “bleached” or “sunfaded”, just…softened. This works as a wash of color, and it blends out very nicely. They color payoff is nice and solid - no fading, or problems…

Mattese Elite’s Navy

Mattese Elite’s Navy

Thursday at 7:15 AM: This is the brightest of the “Navy” named eyeshadows that I own. I’m sure part of that is due to the sparkle finish; but BE’s French Navy is a deeper, almost blackened blue. BFTE’s Navy…



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