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Beauty from the Earth’s Sunkissed

Beauty from the Earth’s Sunkissed

Monday at 10:15 AM: The pearl finish lightens this color a bit. Not ‘softens’...it just reflects the light while retaining a bit of tanned-orange undertones. Good for an inner-vee highlight, or a browbone highlight - especially if this happens to match or be close to your skintone. You’ll get highlighting effects that aren’t as harsh or abrupt as a white, and light-reflecting to help brighten the eye. This shade was in BFTE’s inventory when it re-opened.

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 108

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 108

Monday at 7:15 AM: Very soft almost brick-dust red base that applies almost semisheer…but not quite. (But very nearly.) I was hoping for something with a little bit more color depth - at least something closer to the color that it looks when it’s in the pot. It’s a nice color, and I like the aqua-sparkle contrast, which wasn’t really apparent in the vendor photos. But…I do wish that the color was just a tiny bit darker.

MAC’s Layin’ Low paint pot

MAC’s Layin’ Low paint pot

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Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Turquoise

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Turquoise

Saturday at 1:15 PM: I can see how this color would not be everybody’s favorite. It’s very bright, and if you’re not a fan of bright eyeliner or blue eyeliner, then this would not be something you’d gravitate toward.…

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Binge

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Binge

Saturday at 10:15 AM: I love this color, and how easily and cleanly it applies and how solidly it lasts. So of course this was one of the discontinued shades. Its closest equivalent is one of the few matte…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…