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The SheSpace’s Miss Defiant

The SheSpace’s Miss Defiant

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Miss Defiant is an interesting color. It's a borderline pink/magenta, but with more pigmentation and a faint blue iridescent sheen. That blue iridescent is what cools the color down, and makes it pair well with purples and darker blues. It even works somewhat well with bright greens, such as TSS' Blisstified or Bare Escentuals' Lime. The color shines even when applied dry - just not as vividly as when applied wet. It emphasizes blue eyes very well…but, as...

Simply Naturals’ Bliss

Simply Naturals’ Bliss

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A friend of mine is writing a big fanfic series titled “Bliss”, so just about any eyecolor named Bliss is going to be on my must-buy list. (Nothing shall be said about that inferior-grade chocolate-oid stuff from Hershey.) Simply Naturals' Bliss is a soft light blue sheen. It's the same color as Bare Escentuals' Impression, but has a different finish.

Simply Naturals’ Denim

Simply Naturals’ Denim

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Yet another case of don't-be-fooled-by-the-name: Simply Naturals' Denim is not a match for Bare Escentuals' Denim, other than they're both blue eyeshadows. This isn't so much a “denim” blue, but I'm not going to argue that much about the name. It's a lovely color with a shiny finish whether applied wet or dry. This and Blue Moon, when applied wet, are just shy of being “Mimi Bobeck blue"s.

Pure Luxe’s Vortex

Pure Luxe’s Vortex

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Vortex is a duochrome color, a bit like Pure Luxe's Kaleidescope colors. In the pot, it looks like a soft periwinkle-blue. Brush it on wet or dry, though, and you see the mauve colorshift. It's a cool mauve, though, so it doesn't suddenly go from a cool to a warm color. It just looks amazing.

BareMinerals’ Kindness

BareMinerals’ Kindness

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Kindness looks somewhat unassuming in the pot; but put it on wet and the color changes slightly. You see highlights of silvery-blue in the pigment. It works well as a highlighter color, but also applied on its own. I think this would work very well with mica powders added to it - I'll have to give that a try one of these days.

BareMinerals’ Clarity

BareMinerals’ Clarity

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Clarity is a very pale pale aqua shimmer. The color was only available with this kit…but, of course, is now easily acquired from sellers on Ebay. This color, along with the other colors in this kit, was supposedly “diamond-infused”. I have no idea if it actually was, and am glad I didn't pay full price for the kit. I haven't used Clarity much since acquiring it - it's a decidedly cooler aqua-blue, but very lightly pigmented. It doesn't really...

BareMinerals’ 2000s

BareMinerals’ 2000s

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The first thing you notice when opening the pot is not the color, but the sparkles. 2000s is so light a blue it's nearly white; and so sparkly a pigment powder it looks more like white glitter than anything that's blue. Compare it side by side with white pigments, though, and you can see the slight but definite blue tint. Like Simply Naturals' Bluebell, this color is not for the timid. It glitters aggressively. In fact, even if you're going...

Simply Naturals’ Blossom

Simply Naturals’ Blossom

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Blossom isn't completely matte, but honestly? Even when applied wet, it's close enough. This is an almost-white blue with just a faint hint of periwinkle. Applied dry it doesn't do much for me, even over a cream base; applied wet, it makes a decent highlight color or accent. Not an easy color to use. I may end up using this as a light blue base for mixing with my various additives and mica powders to see what results I get.

BareMinerals’ Blue Moon

BareMinerals’ Blue Moon

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Blue Moon is a softer sky blue with a silvery sheen that shows up when applied damp. Its closest duplicate from another company is <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/simply_naturals_denim/”>Simply Naturals' Denim</a> pigment.


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