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Beauty from the Earth’s Holiday Magic

Beauty from the Earth’s Holiday Magic

Thursday at 1:15 PM: A rich, deep purple with sparkles enough for glam highlights and effects, but not enough sparkle for fallout. One might say that this is the ultimate purple sparkle eyeshadow. (Hey, look, I just did…) This color is a must-have for purple lovers! Pigmented enough to work as a liner, sparkly enough to look great in glam looks, and smokes out well…but doesn’t stain the skin. (May take an extra swipe with the makeup-remover, but still doesn’t stain the skin.)

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Soul Stone

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Soul Stone

Thursday at 10:15 AM: A cross between MPZ’s Infirmity and Forsaken, that leans more toward the green side. The underlying blue is very pigmented and intense, and will stain the skin a bit - so make sure you use a primer. Not much product is needed to get excellent results out of this color!

Concrete Minerals’ Toxic

Concrete Minerals’ Toxic

Thursday at 7:15 AM: This bright green…loses a bit of color depth, unless applied over damp primer or cream shadow. Even then, it sheered out a bit. It’s also not a shade that looks really good on me - a bit like the main-collection shade Juvenile - so even though this isn’t one of the better-performing mattes, I don’t feel that much loss. It does work well as either a layering shade, or a brighter blend-out color.

Color Club’s Wild Orchid

Color Club’s Wild Orchid

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: Simpler, neutral polish with microglass fleck for highlighting and visual texture.The polish tended to be just a tiny bit thin - two coats was almost completely opaque and even, but not quite. Three coats would…

Sally Hansen’s Grey Matters (290)

Sally Hansen’s Grey Matters (290)

Wednesday at 10:14 AM: When the Miracle Gel line came out, this was one of the first colors to catch my eye. It’s a gorgeous greyed turquoise-aqua - a bit more greyed than Jaded. It almost looks like a…

Concrete Minerals’ Dancing Queen kit

Concrete Minerals’ Dancing Queen kit

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: One of the original collections from Concrete Minerals, way back when it opened first on Etsy. I liked these, because 1) it gave people some ideas about how to pair up the shadows; and 2)…

Milani’s Shadow Eyez Holiday Romance collection

Milani’s Shadow Eyez Holiday Romance collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: I fell in love with Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencils at just the right time to snag these colors from Cherry Culture. I’m glad I got the chance! The Royal Purple shade in the regular lineup…

Concrete Minerals’ Troublemaker

Concrete Minerals’ Troublemaker

Monday at 4:15 PM: Straightforward enough brown color with a shimmer that’s not overwhelming - so even if you don’t love shimmery eyeshadow, wearing this one won’t make you look or feel too “glittery.” When applied dry, this color…

Star Crushed Minerals’ Celestia

Star Crushed Minerals’ Celestia

Monday at 1:15 PM: I have about a half dozen of these metallic eyeshadows, and they are the most consistent performers from Star Crushed Minerals. All of them apply fairly evenly, and they look equally solid wet or dry.…

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Titania’s Bottom

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Titania’s Bottom

Monday at 10:14 AM: An attractive-enough medium orange (or an orange-gold, depending on lighting) I don’t see much colorshift in this shade. Fyrinnae’s site even says that this color won’t exhibit as much colorshift as many of its other…