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Things That Make Me Happy: 2014, volume 1

Things That Make Me Happy: 2014, volume 1

Sunday at 9:16 AM: This past week I found the site Glittery Teacups, and she had a post about five things that made her happy that week. I've had trouble doing and posting makeup looks every week this year; and I've had trouble doing a "news roundup" every week, too. But this? Five things that I'm happy about in a given week, and not only beauty-related? I should be able to do that.

Maybelline’s Matte Brown Color Tattoo cream shadow

Maybelline’s Matte Brown Color Tattoo cream shadow

Saturday at 4:15 PM: Boring description, gorgeous color (on me, at least!) It’s a neutral brown, doesn’t lean obviously warm or cool. The Chocolate Suede color tattoo that is part of the regular line is nothing like this one at all, nothing. I am SO glad that I snagged two of this color! This is an extremely straightforward, medium-deep brown matte that applies well, stays in place, and provides me a great “near-natural” shade while adding a little bit of definition (or color depth,…

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Cafe au Lait

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Cafe au Lait

Saturday at 1:15 PM: A good basic lighter brown creme (or matte - there’s very little shine on this color, that I typically associate with “creme”-finish makeup items.) I like how this applies smoothly and with no thin spots or clumping. I also like how it gives me color without it being too strong. I get a softer suggestion of definition, which is great either for “no-makeup” days or for a neutral base for my eyeshadow. This shade was added to the Shadow Eyez…

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Goldmine

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Goldmine

Saturday at 10:15 AM: Urban Decay does not have the best track record ever when it comes to gold eyeliner pencils. (I think it might be gold eyeliner pencils in general, kind of how most yellow nail polish is…

Sally Hansen’s Rose Copper colorfoil

Sally Hansen’s Rose Copper colorfoil

Friday at 4:15 PM: A little more rose than copper…but not a straight-up pink metallic, either. The polish took a little longer to dry, and has some issues with spreadability (brushstrokes don’t show up too strongly, but the finish…

Sally Hansen’s Leaded Lilac colorfoil

Sally Hansen’s Leaded Lilac colorfoil

Friday at 1:15 PM: This color is right on the border between blue and violet and I LOVE IT!!! What I don’t love quite so much, is the streakiness. This manicure was after shaking the bottle thoroughly, but to…

Meow’s GAL blush

Meow’s GAL blush

Friday at 10:15 AM: This is the only one of five blushes that I got from the Wild Child collection. Geek Chic looks like it might be a good color on me; but I have other berry-red blushes that…

Jordana’s Twist n Shine Balmstain in Cranberry Crush (06)

Jordana’s Twist n Shine Balmstain in Cranberry Crush (06)

Friday at 7:15 AM: This is one of the darker colors in this lineup. It’s not wholly opaque, but it is a bit more so than some of the other shades. The color stain is also more visible. The…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Tiny Manticore

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Tiny Manticore

Thursday at 4:14 PM: This was not the only brown in the collection. (But it was a darn close thing.) Cake is also brown, but a much softer shade. While Tiny Manticore is a little bit similar to other…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Faerie Fire

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Faerie Fire

Thursday at 1:15 PM: I have a few softer purples with gold shimmer, but I think this color from Femme Fatale was the first time I saw a slightly deeper pastel purple base paired with a green duotone. It’s…