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Sally Hansen’s Sterling Silver colorfoil

Sally Hansen’s Sterling Silver colorfoil

Friday at 4:14 PM: A good metallic silver...that, sadly, seems to have a few application problems. It seemed to take a bit longer to set and cure than the other polishes. There were a few spots in this manicure, where the brush would pull away the previously-deposited polish, leaving behind a few bald spots. The spreadability was fairly nice, and I like having another mirror-finish silver polish. But I have to be more careful than normal, when using this one, to make sure that…

Sally Hansen’s Purple Alloy colorfoil

Sally Hansen’s Purple Alloy colorfoil

Friday at 1:15 PM: Smooth color application and good, even coverage. I’m looking forward to using this both for regular manicures but also in stamping. It’ll do a much better job than China Glaze’s Harmony, for both use-cases. I also like that this is a cooler purple, more of a violet-purple than a wine-purple.

BareMinerals’ Flourish blush

BareMinerals’ Flourish blush

Friday at 10:14 AM: A very soft color - EXTREMELY soft and sheer. I personally get better use out of this as a blending-eyeshadow, than as a blush. There’s just not much in the way of color or pigmentation. This is kind of true of most of BareMinerals’ blushes…but Sorbet is a peachy pink, and it does show up on me. This one…not so much.

Revlon’s Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Provocateur (135)

Revlon’s Colorburst Lacquer Balm in Provocateur (135)

Friday at 7:15 AM: The deeper colors in the Lacquer Balm collection do actually show up, and the color itself stays a bit longer, even when the “lacquer” finish fades away fairly quickly. Provocateur is one of the longer-lasting…

BareMinerals’ Midnight Diamond

BareMinerals’ Midnight Diamond

Thursday at 4:15 PM: Solid black, can look a bit like a very dark charcoal in some lighting, but definitely has full even coverage and no fallout. The sparkle particles are small enough, and sparse enough, that they are…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Spirit Bond

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Spirit Bond

Thursday at 1:14 PM: When I first got this color from Femme Fatale, I noticed the gold shimmer when I was repotting it…then I put it in the backlog and forgot about it. Then Femme Fatale reposted someone using…

Beauty from the Earth’s Sweet Dreams

Beauty from the Earth’s Sweet Dreams

Thursday at 10:14 AM: A brighter pastel blue with decent coverage. The shadow is a little thinner than I’d love, but one applied layer does stay in place and doesn’t fade or fall away. This could work as a…

Shiro’s Oogie Boogie

Shiro’s Oogie Boogie

Thursday at 7:15 AM: Almost like a slightly faded deep spruce green. The color payoff is solid, and the shade definitely isn’t pastel. It just looks…dusty? (Which, for a Halloween-collection color, is somewhat appropriate.) It coordinates nicely with Ragdoll…

Zoya’s Ling

Zoya’s Ling

Wednesday at 4:15 PM: This is a brighter blue than 2011’s Breezi, and is a little bit less teal-ish. It’s a “candy-blue” color, very summer-primary. I got good coverage with this, and it is a little hardier than the…

Color Club’s Lavendarling

Color Club’s Lavendarling

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: A nicer formula than some of the other polishes in the Blossoming collection…though it is a tad streaky. Similar to Zoya’s Hudson, in that it’s another “Easter-candy” purple shade; but Lavendarling is a bit deeper…