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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’ 17506 (Blue Ball)

BareMinerals’ 17506 (Blue Ball)

Thursday at 7:15 AM: The cartographers in Pennsylvania must have gotten punchy after a bit, because there are several cities with…well…unique names. The shade is a medium-deep, saturated blue. It isn’t the deepest blue in BE’s lineup, but it’s one of the more vivid.

Beauty from the Earth’s Furies

Beauty from the Earth’s Furies

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: This color has a tendency to want to go on semi-sheer, whether dry or foiled. And it doesn’t mix easily or apply smoothly. I don’t know if that’s because of the sparkle finish, but…it doesn’t like being foiled. It either clumps up or sheers out.

Sally Hansen’s Troublemaker (500)

Sally Hansen’s Troublemaker (500)

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: Now discontinued, but I’m glad I grabbed a bottle of this before it disappeared. It isn’t my favorite standalone manicure color (I reach for cooler purples more quickly than warm purples), but the formula’s fairly good, and I can use it for some interesting nail-art and colorblocking.

CND’s Vinylux Lost Labyrinth (191)

CND’s Vinylux Lost Labyrinth (191)

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: This color almost looks like a slight duochrome - somewhat similar to Color Club’s Sky High, but with a lighter blue base. I get full opacity with two coats, and it lasts a week with…

Beauty from the Earth’s Demeter

Beauty from the Earth’s Demeter

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: Not new-leaf green, it’s too saturated for that. If you’re not good friends with saturated, clear jeweltone colors you’ll have problems wearing this one. If, on the other hand, you haven’t met a jeweltone eyeshadow…

CND’s Vinylux Flora and Fauna collection

CND’s Vinylux Flora and Fauna collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: Five…no, not brighter colors, not precisely pastels, but…almost like muted pastel-brights. (Weird description, but I cannot seem to settle on how best to describe this palette.) I grabbed six of these polishes the instant they…

BareMinerals’ Velvet Escape kit

BareMinerals’ Velvet Escape kit

Tuesday at 7:15 AM: When BE debuted its “velvet” and “satin” eyecolors, I was more impressed with the satins. I still kind of am…but BE appears to have tweaked the formula a bit more, to develop better-pigmented matte eyeshadows.…

Concrete Minerals’ West Coast

Concrete Minerals’ West Coast

Monday at 1:15 PM:

BareMinerals’ Splendor

BareMinerals’ Splendor

Monday at 10:15 AM: Shows more red when foiled, shows more brown when applied dry…and shows as buff-pinkish-purple in the pot. (This color seriously can’t make up its mind. Or it’s versatile as hell, take your pick.) I like…

Concrete Minerals’ Bandit

Concrete Minerals’ Bandit

Monday at 7:15 AM: I thought this was going to be a bit more neutral than it turned out to be. Closer to a neutral-ish red than a brown, but…that works well for me. The shadow itself is a…