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Entries for Monday, December 05 2011

Pure Luxe’s Orchid

Pure Luxe’s Orchid

Posted on Monday, at

I grabbed this color when it showed up in the Bye Bye Buys page. Pure Luxe's Liner Ultimates tend to have a better color payoff than the regular shadows (possibly because they're less base mix, more mica? Who knows…) At any rate, this cost me $3 for the pot, with all the sales-and-deals figured in. It's a nice medium-violet sparkle, but I can't wear it without a primer of some sort, even foiled, or it'll slide off in fairly short order. ...

Lost in Makeupland’s Volta

Lost in Makeupland’s Volta

Posted on Monday, at

I was kind of hoping that this would be a close match for Aromaleigh v1's Drama Purple, which I utterly missed a chance to buy. Volta is a dark purple, with minimal shimmer. I think the base color is close to Drama Purple, but there's not the metallic finish that DP had. What I like about this shade, though, is that compared to the other Rock My Look colors, there seems to be a little bit less blackening and...

BareMinerals’ High Shine Ice

BareMinerals’ High Shine Ice

Posted on Monday, at

It looks almost mauve in the tube, but definitely applies as a light pink. It's somewhat similar to MAC's Helium, but unlike that shade, High Shine Ice is not discontinued. The High Shine colors also cost quite a bit more per ounce than the MAC pigments, though. (And…what silly ninny came up with that applicator? It's dreadful! I know I complain about it just about every time I review a high-shine color from BE…but, seriously. That applicator is...