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Entries for Sunday, December 11 2011

NYX Cosmetics’ Sunny Day Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Sunny Day Chrome

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The color name and the actual shade are a serious mental disconnect: sunny day? red-pink? I'm trying to make some kind of connection, but failing. Aside from that, the color is good. The color payoff when applied dry is a little light, so you'll definitely want to foil this one or apply it over a damp primer or cream shadow.

NYX Cosmetics’ Panic Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Panic Chrome

Posted on Sunday, at

Almost a semisheer color…I've used this as an all-over blending/wash shade, and as a highligher. It's got more of the metallic shimmer finish than actual yellow color, so it doesn't work on me as an all-over or even an accent shade.

NYX Cosmetics’ Antique Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Antique Chrome

Posted on Sunday, at

A nice enough shade, but not such a great eyeshadow. Payoff is on the less-than-fantastic side of the line, even discounting the fact that it applies much lighter than it appears in the pot. It isn't a boring shade, but it's a lighter shade - really won't work for contouring, accent, or even lining. I think I'd have been able to warm up to this shade a bit better if it were a bit deeper. As it is, it reminds...

NYX Cosmetics’ Golden Peach Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Golden Peach Chrome

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This almost looks like more of an ‘apricot' than a ‘peach' - and a ‘dried apricot' at that. The gold shimmer saves this color from being too dark-toned, but not dark enough. (I know that makes no sense. I'm fighting off a cold or strep throat or something nasty, so my description-fu is failing at the moment.) A nice not-quite-neutral all-over shade that will look really good with browns. Though I'm tempted to try and make it work with a...

NYX Cosmetics’ Mimosa Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Mimosa Chrome

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Not sure what was going through the minds of the naming department, during the creation of this entire collection: “Sunny Day” is pink? And so is “Lemon Drop”? And why is “Mimosa”...lavender? I haven't ever drunk, seen, or heard of a purple mimosa. Maybe I just haven't been to the right college frat parties… At any rate, the color payoff is good. There's a bit too much opacity for this to be -=easily=- used as a highlighter,...

BBAC 2011: Day Eleven

BBAC 2011: Day Eleven

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Speciallità is a nail polish brand from Brazil. They are not “big-3 free”, so folks with chemical sensitivities may want to steer clear. And currently, if you're not in South America (or some country that Speciallità ships to) you can get these polishes…for three times their price. (This is what the rest of the world has to deal with when we gleefully share pics of all of our US-only beauty stuff, like most nail polishes and the occasional makeup...

NYX Cosmetics’ Oatmeal Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Oatmeal Chrome

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A nice not-quite-brown, not-quite-white metallic. It could possibly be used as a brow highlighter shade, if applied dry and sparingly - it's bright enough to highlight naturally, not bright enough to look clownish. Folks with deeper skintones may not be able to use this in quite the same way, but I bet it would make an interesting not-quite-white liner shade.

NYX Cosmetics’ Chaotic Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Chaotic Chrome

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This is almost the same shade as Concrete Minerals' Souljourner - but with a metallic finish, and with not quite as much color payoff. Souljourner would make a killer eyeliner or smokey eye. I don't know that Chaotic could be used as easily, in the same fashion. Still…it's nice to have a deep blue that's navy rather than lapis, that isn't blackened, and that can be used as a main color without overwhelming the rest of my makeup.

NYX Cosmetics’ Lagoon Chrome

NYX Cosmetics’ Lagoon Chrome

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Foiling is about the only way I can wear this color. Applied dry, it's got far too little color payoff - even if it does have a nice shimmer finish, it's the faintest whisper of blue. I am able to use this as an accent color, if it's foiled - but it just isn't as deep a blue as I'd hoped. (Not unusable on me, you understand…just not quite as versatile as some other blues.)