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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’ Honey Diamond

BareMinerals’ Honey Diamond

Monday at 10:15 AM: This is so close to a pearl finish rather than a shimmer! Except…it’s a little rougher than a pearl finish. It does let a little bit more of the base color show through, though. This is a warmer brown, but not so gold-leaning that cooler-toned folks will have a difficult time wearing it.

BareMinerals’ Enchanting Diamond

BareMinerals’ Enchanting Diamond

Monday at 7:15 AM: The base color is attractive, but it’s nearly overwhelmed by the rather reflective pearl finish. The color applies evenly and stays in place well, though - as always - I personally get better results if I use a primer. But when selecting this color for a look, I have to keep in mind that I’ll be seeing a brownish pearl with some brick tones, rather than the browned red that the shadow appears.

BareMinerals’ Dancing Glimpses kit

BareMinerals’ Dancing Glimpses kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Four eyeshadows that are grouped together…by name. They sort of coordinate - they’re all in roughly the same luminance-range, there isn’t one super dark color and a bunch of lighter shades - but they don’t coordinate especially well. The names all worked together. Based solely on the price of other four-color eyeshadow kits from BE, I’m going to guess that this one was around USD$39.00. That’s what the Sincerelys were, that’s close to what the Most Wanted kits went for,…

BareMinerals’ Vintage Beauty kit

BareMinerals’ Vintage Beauty kit

Sunday at 7:15 AM:

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Taupe

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Taupe

Saturday at 10:15 AM: There’s a bit more orange in this shade, than I’d expect in something called “taupe.” (Then again, the same holds true for the “Beige” and “Beige Glitter” pencils from this line. They’re not quite as…

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

Saturday at 7:15 AM: Good choice if you want strong definition in something other than black or blackened brown. The sparkle is there, but not too front-and-center.

BareMinerals’ Clear Radiance glow powder

BareMinerals’ Clear Radiance glow powder

Friday at 10:15 AM: And ANOTHER BE color that managed to escape the initial “get-them-on-the-site” round of posting. This is in so many kits, I’m surprised that I didn’t notice its absence from the site sooner. This is a…

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil in Coffee

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil in Coffee

Friday at 7:15 AM: I have no idea why this is called “Coffee.” I have never seen coffee this color, no matter how much creamer is added to it. Aside from that, this is a decent shade for paler…

BareMinerals’ Bunny Hop

BareMinerals’ Bunny Hop

Thursday at 10:15 AM: I don’t know why I missed photographing this color completely, when I first started putting up all of my colors on the site. But I did. (Don’t ask me how…but there’s a good deal of…

Beauty from the Earth’s Wanted

Beauty from the Earth’s Wanted

Thursday at 7:15 AM: The photos on the vendor site make this color look deeper than it is - it looks closer to “Harvest Gold”, that shade from the 70s that still kind of traumatizes some of us…but nope,…