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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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Sleek Makeup’s Del Mar 2 i-Divine palette

Sleek Makeup’s Del Mar 2 i-Divine palette

Tuesday at 10:14 AM: After my 2014 BBAC Sleek-palette series where I used almost all of my Sleek i-Divine palettes - many for the first time - I was really looking forward to Sleek’s Del Mar II palette. In retrospect, I think I would have had more fun with the Volume I palette - the colors are a bit more to my preference. These shades aren’t bad, though there are a few whose quality is a little on the lower side. But…yeah. Definitely wish…

BareMinerals’ Get The Look: Timeless Twist kit

BareMinerals’ Get The Look: Timeless Twist kit

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: Three colors that I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen to team up…but they work rather well. Midnight Sky and Nob Hill are neutral enough to not be overly intimidating; and Mint is a very soft green. I generally prefer Midnight Sky and Nob Hill, and have used them in a number of combinations with creams, pinks, softer tans and oranges.

BareMinerals’ Twig

BareMinerals’ Twig

Monday at 10:15 AM: One of BE’s eyeliner colors, which have always had better payoff and been more expensive per ounce (though, honestly…when repotting, I don’t see much if any difference between one of BE’s eyeliners, and one of their loose-powder eyeshadows.) The pigmentation is good. This is definitely brown, not blackened brown or golden-brown. The pearl finish can soften it a little bit, but not too much - I still get good definition when I apply this damp.

NYX Cosmetics’ Ocean Blue Pearl

NYX Cosmetics’ Ocean Blue Pearl

Monday at 7:15 AM: Yes, yes, I know the name says “pearl”...but this is closer to a frost finish. It’s a bit less smooth than a pearl finish, and it while it doesn’t completely block the color, the reflectivity…

BareMinerals’ Date Night kit

BareMinerals’ Date Night kit

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Here’s some color! Always lovely to see a richer shade in BE’s kits, even if there’s just one of them. The kit composition was fairly nice, though had I been a BE buyer when it…

BareMinerals’ Friendship kit

BareMinerals’ Friendship kit

Sunday at 7:15 AM: Soft near-neutral shades in everything. I don’t know that I would have purchased this kit as it stands, but I do have the individual colors and I’m quite content with all of them. (Though I…

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Silver Glitter

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Silver Glitter

Saturday at 10:15 AM: Unlike silver eyeliner pencils, this has really good coverage! I don’t know if that’s because it’s wider (that would be my first guess) or if the formula is actually different between these pencils, and, say,…

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Girl Talk

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Girl Talk

Saturday at 7:15 AM: Peachish, almost leans a bit pink. It’s good for effects, but not so great for definition. It also tends to want to go on a bit patchy - which is a little frustrating.

BareMinerals’ Cheerful blush

BareMinerals’ Cheerful blush

Friday at 10:15 AM: This was only available in a few kits for the longest time. Then, sometime in 2013 (or maybe late 2012?), they added Cheerful to the online store.

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Confident

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Confident

Friday at 7:14 AM: Solid color payoff, easy application. The one thing that I noticed was that it applied a little bit…unevenly. Maybe this was just more noticeable with this color because it was so saturated. At any rate,…