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Meow Cosmetics’ Alien Abduction collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Alien Abduction collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: An awful lot of neutrals and cools in this collection - very few warmer colors, though there are some brighter greens and one amazingly vibrant blue. The “abductee” shade was different in 2010 and 2011, I think it was the same color in 2012 and 2013. (We’ll have to watch and see if 2014 is a new color!)

BareMinerals’ Madras

BareMinerals’ Madras

Monday at 4:15 PM: Not my favorite shade. It’s got decent coverage, a quasi-pearl finish, and it doesn’t fade. It also applies almost true-to-potted color, a little bit of softening but not too much. This is a warmer brown, though, almost red-clay brown, which is not a great shade on me.

Star Crushed Minerals’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Star Crushed Minerals’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Monday at 1:15 PM: This...is an odd color. There are scattered bits of silver-blue sparkle in the shadow, but they're not very visible, and they're sparse. The color is much better looking when this shade is applied dry, and stippled on rather than swept. It initially stays fairly saturated, but sadly has a tendency to fade as the day goes on.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Amber Eyes

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Amber Eyes

Monday at 10:15 AM: This very quickly became one of my “daily” shades! It gives me just a little color, but not enough to look dark or overly obvious. The duotone shimmer catches the light and brightens my eyes…

TKB Trading’s Hot Step Mama

TKB Trading’s Hot Step Mama

Monday at 7:15 AM: Made to replace Step Mama, when that incredibly popular product…was unavailable from the manufacturer, I guess? I’m not sure. But at any rate, for a while, TKB had this color available for purchase but NOT…

Meow Cosmetics’ Reincarnation

Meow Cosmetics’ Reincarnation

Sunday at 1:15 PM: A great gold when you need something that’s closer to tan than yellow (or even aged-gold shades.) This is a warm brown, but there’s a bit more depth to it; and in certain lighting you…

Meow Cosmetics’ Stark

Meow Cosmetics’ Stark

Sunday at 10:15 AM: A pretty versatile color. About the only thing I personally can’t use it for is lining - and even then, with the right combination of other soft shades, I could probably fake something. It is…

Maybelline’s Just Beige Color Tattoo cream shadow

Maybelline’s Just Beige Color Tattoo cream shadow

Saturday at 4:15 PM: A wonderful warm-ish neutral creamy matte…which, sadly, was limited edition. I don’t know why Maybelline didn’t bring this shade into their regular lineup! It’s comparable to MAC’s Soft Ochre, maybe a tiny bit lighter. It’s…

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Charming Black

Milani’s Shadow Eyez pencil in Charming Black

Saturday at 1:15 PM: I loved this pencil! This and Midnight Romance were my two favorites from this collection. I did find a few spare Midnight Romance pencils to purchase on Ebay; but not a one of Charming Black.…

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Romantic Comedy

Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Romantic Comedy

Saturday at 10:15 AM: This was one of the first shades in the Contour Eye Pencil line that caught my attention! I was headed to the counter with this, Banana Split, Black Lace, and a few other colors when…