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Entries for Thursday, December 30 2010

BareMinerals’ Exotic Victoria

BareMinerals’ Exotic Victoria

Posted on Thursday, at

This color is periodically available from boutiques and the webstore - it was briefly available through those outlets in 2008-early 2009, then was pulled again and not available until its release through the second iteration of the Women of BE kit in winter 2010. It’s a medium-deep olive green with some gold tones, so it’s not as easy to wear as some other greens.

BareMinerals’ My Signature Look kit

BareMinerals’ My Signature Look kit

Posted on Thursday, at

When I first saw this kit for sale, it was $79 through the BE webstore. I couldn’t figure out why this kit cost that much, other than the fact that it was the spokesperson’s “signature look” and so therefore (conceivably) could have that cachet. There was also the fact that the eye and face colors were not available through any other kits - even if First Blush was just a mixture of First Class and Blush. Currently, this kit...

Meow Cosmetics’ Blitzen

Meow Cosmetics’ Blitzen

Posted on Thursday, at

This color is vaguely - vaguely - similar to Bluespark, or Miss Defiant, in that it’s a blue with a warm duochrome. Blitzen is a softer blue than either of those colors, though. It’s not necessarily sheer. I’d say it’s about a 3.5 pigmentation level: easy to get it to look sheer-er, but a little too pigmented to use effectively as a daily highlighter or even as a blending shade.

BareMinerals’ Simply Seductive kit

BareMinerals’ Simply Seductive kit

Posted on Thursday, at

This kit could be good for if you loved green eyeshadows, if you really badly wanted Wicked but had never gotten it, or if you wanted to get all three of these shadows. Purchased singly (if Wicked was available singly) these shadows would retail for $39. Wicked, which has rarely been released in any BE kits, fetches some higher prices on Ebay. BE occasionally puts the color into kits, though, and as of January 2011 this kit is still available through QVC...

Meow Cosmetics’ Donner

Meow Cosmetics’ Donner

Posted on Thursday, at

There’s the barest hint of a duochrome to this. More of an iridescent shimmer than a true hard-and-fast duochrome effect…but the duochrome is there. This isn’t a completely sheer color, but it would be easier to use this as a wash or a glaze. This color was more interesting than I thought it would be.

OPI’s Nomad’s Dream

OPI’s Nomad’s Dream

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The green duochrome is extremely faint in this…almost to the point of being invisible. It’s there, but very faint. I bought this from an etailer and was kind of interested in the color, but was primarily looking for a decent nude/brown polish. The highly reflective pearl finish and the faint green duochrome were bonuses. This does give me a good “not quite mannequin-hands” manicure. I’d like to try this out with the lace- or honeycomb-pattern Konad ...


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