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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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Beauty from the Earth’s The Color of Magic collection

Beauty from the Earth’s The Color of Magic collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: Not a kit, but definitely a themed collection. This was released before I became a regular BFTE customer, and by the time I found out that, yes, these colors had indeed formed a collection, BFTE had already passed into its v2 phase. Customers collaborated with Crystal, the original owner of BFTE, to come up with the shade names. Three of the original shades in this collection - Castle in the Sky, Hocus Pocus, and Poison Brew - are no longer…

BareMinerals’ A New Leaf kit

BareMinerals’ A New Leaf kit

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: I don’t have a price on this one, but based on other three-eyeshadow kits from QVC I feel safe saying that it was probably USD$32.00. The colors were all warmer - even the green, leaned yellow/olive. They aren’t a combination that I personally find appealing, but Glamorista is a good eyeshadow pretty strong color payoff. Camel is a nice, medium warmer brown that doesn’t look too “toasted.” Lemonade is the least pigmented of the group. It’s not quite reflective enough…

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…

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…

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,…



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