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Entries for Tuesday, May 31 2011

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 5

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 5

Posted on Tuesday, at

Maybe I applied it a little heavily; but this is almost too bright a color for me, for my lips. I wish that this color could be worn on my lids, because I think it would look great (a bit like Rubenesque, but a little brighter and with a touch more heft); but this is one of the shades that's specifically marked as lip- and cheek-safe, not eye-safe. In the pot, this looks like a nice enough, if plain, apricot-peach...

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 5

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream 5

Posted on Tuesday, at

Maybe I applied it a little heavily; but this is almost too bright a color for me, for my lips. I wish that this color could be worn on my lids, because I think it would look great (a bit like Rubenesque, but a little brighter and with a touch more heft); but this is one of the shades that's specifically marked as lip- and cheek-safe, not eye-safe. In the pot, this looks like a nice enough, if plain, apricot-peach...

NYX Cosmetics’ Peach Round Lipstick

NYX Cosmetics’ Peach Round Lipstick

Posted on Tuesday, at

I like this shade! It doesn't seem to match with the color name, though (there are quite a few NYX Cosmetics colors, across the line, that seem to have a serious disconnect between color name and actual color). I would like to find this equivalent in the Black Label collection, because that formulation lasts longer without migrating or fading away. The Round Lipsticks are great for color range and price, but they don't have much staying power.

Entries for Monday, May 30 2011

LaurEss’ Wanton Disregard

LaurEss’ Wanton Disregard

Posted on Monday, at

Interestingly enough, this is very much like another product I recently swatched. Wanton Disregard is the loose-powder mineral match-up for Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream 16. Yes, it's a little less pigmented…but cream versus powder? Not too surprising that the mineral powder is less pigmented. Some of Sassy's colors definitely look better foiled than applied dry, and this is definitely one of them. The shimmer is much more apparent, the rose is visible when dry but it's just a...

Meow Cosmetics’ Resisting Arrest

Meow Cosmetics’ Resisting Arrest

Posted on Monday, at

It's a vibrant red with slight pink tones. It isn't garishly bright, but it's not a jeweltone red, either. I think it could be amped up if applied over a dark primer base, and if I use a light hand I get a stroke of color that looks more like a blush-rose pink.

BareMinerals’ High Shine Copper

BareMinerals’ High Shine Copper

Posted on Monday, at

There's surprisingly little “copper” in this color. It's a good, solid metallic gold-brown with some hints of copper, but the main color doesn't show as “copper” to me - either applied wet or dry. As with all of BE's high shine colors, depot the shadow and use a regular brush instead of the included sponge applicator. (You'll be a heck of a lot happier with the application.)

Meow Cosmetics’ VandalEyes collection

Meow Cosmetics’ VandalEyes collection

Posted on Monday, at

I held off on trying these colors from Meow for the longest time - but I don’t remember why. (I hate that.) The collection isn’t large, but these are some of the most colorful eyeshadows I’ve seen from Meow. The color payoff’s surprisingly good, too - which hasn’t always been the case with all of their other collections.

Entries for Thursday, May 26 2011

BareMinerals’ Naughty Girl kit

BareMinerals’ Naughty Girl kit

Posted on Thursday, at

Zoya’s Re-Cher-Che collection

Zoya’s Re-Cher-Che collection

Posted on Thursday, at

I like a few of the colors in this collection, but most of them are a little too soft and sheer for my preferences. (Arielle and Fawne are the only colors that are not 3-opacity, meaning “semi-sheer”. For the longest time, none of these colors appealed to me. The shades were nice enough, and a fairly good mix of warm and cool colors; but the semisheer bit…wasn’t my favorite. I do like the two colors that I have,...

NYX Cosmetics’ Pearl Mania collection

NYX Cosmetics’ Pearl Mania collection

Posted on Thursday, at

I have about 10 colors from this collection, all bought from Cherryculture during their NYX mega-sale in late April. I actually bought two of some shades, because I can’t do math and so ordered some twice so that I’d have my “traditional” full ten-gram jar. One of these tiny vials fills a 10-gram sifter jar quite handily!! The texture is sometimes a little gritty/sandy, the finish is mildly shimmery - more like a dull frost than a pearl...


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