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Entries for Sunday, November 27 2011

Concrete Minerals’ Hustle

Concrete Minerals’ Hustle

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On the vendor site, this looks like a cool muted mauve, but to me, it looked more like a warm purple-mauve. I sometimes have a little trouble wearing warm purples on my lids, unless they're of a certain color depth. Bare Escentuals' Magical is a color that I never would have guessed would look good on me, and it looks amazing with my coloring. Hustle isn't as deep a purple, though, so it doesn't work quite as easily for me....

Concrete Minerals’ Infinity

Concrete Minerals’ Infinity

Posted on Sunday, at

This and Strobelight are close cousins, but if you have warm coloring, you'll probably be happier with how Infinity looks on you than Strobelight. Infinity leans aqua-ish, with the faintest suggestion of a metallic finish. Opacity and adhesion are both great, and the color applies true to how it looks in the pot. The opacity and color payoff are both good - but if you're looking for a more vivid medium blue, you might want to check out Concrete Minerals'...

Concrete Minerals’ Seance

Concrete Minerals’ Seance

Posted on Sunday, at

Everyone needs this color in their collection. <strong>Everyone.</strong> It's similar to Bare Escentuals' Emotion, but without its pricetag (and difficult-to-find status). It's also similar to Concrete Minerals' own Ace of Knaves, except that a) AoK had a bit more sparkle; and b) AoK was limited edition. (And c) AoK was a little brighter than Seance. Not much, but a little.) This color is a gorgeous rich violet that adheres well, works amazingly as a liner, and...

Concrete Minerals’ Strobelight

Concrete Minerals’ Strobelight

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This is almost like a light silvered slate blue. (Forgive me - my description-foo is failing me at the moment.) The base color is similar to BE's Praise, but this is just barely dustier, and has the great shimmer finish. (Praise is also somewhat chalky…this is nice and smooth!) Coverage is solid, adhesion is good, but it does stay in place better over a slightly damp primer…or applied wet.

Concrete Minerals’ Nocturne

Concrete Minerals’ Nocturne

Posted on Sunday, at

Deep forest-green with a faint shimmer finish. No blackening or sooty residue on this one, just lush deep color that applies well and stays put. What are the odds that, in the space of one week, I find two shades from one vendor that are near-matches for shades from another vendor? I don't think this was at all intentional on either vendors' part…but they're both colors that I absolutely adore, so that's not all that bad. (It also kind...

Concrete Minerals’ Souljourner

Concrete Minerals’ Souljourner

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Even though I'm reviewing them a week apart, I swatched these two colors almost a month apart…so it wasn't until I was writing these up that I realized that they were nearly twins. On Concrete Minerals' site, the color looks like it will be a blackened navy-ish, almost similar to Aromaleigh's Drama Blue. It's actually a tad brighter than that…it's a rich lapis lazuli blue, with a shimmery finish (not a metallic finish) and very little “blackening” that...

Concrete Minerals’ Charm School

Concrete Minerals’ Charm School

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The not-entirely-natural light green with a good amount of shimmer. It isn't as opaque as many other CM shades, but it's not nearly as whisper-faint as light greens that I've seen from some other MMU companies who charge three or four times the price. I think this is a neutral green, leaning a little towards the cooler side of things…but I'm honestly not sure. It could be utterly neutral, or it could be just barely cool and the difference...