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Entries for Monday, December 12 2011

Morgana Cryptoria’s All Hallows’ Gleam

Morgana Cryptoria’s All Hallows’ Gleam

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This is a shade that's been done by lots of different companies, with different levels of sparkle-finish, sometimes differing levels of color payoff, and (occasionally) that sooty-ish leave-behind when you try to remove your eyeshadow. This is a pretty color…but honestly? If you're looking for black with multicolored sparkle, go with Fyrinnae's Immortal or Sassy Minerals' Gasoline Rainbow. Even applied wet, there wasn't a ton of the sparkle evident in this color. The black is solid without leaving behind...

Concrete Minerals’ Ether

Concrete Minerals’ Ether

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A good, solid, serviceable shade that companies seem to try to achieve…but don't, quite. Either they'll release a brighter silvery shade, or something that's a full on metallic, or a medium-deep grey. This one has a nice finish and adheres well. The one catch is that there's a little bit of residue when I go to remove the color. This isn't too much of a problem, because I generally use this close to the lash line, and when I...

BBAC 2011: Day Twelve

BBAC 2011: Day Twelve

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Software I've been fortunate enough to have access to, and some training on, Photoshop. Ever since 1994 when I was sharing a house with someone who worked at Adobe and who had minored in graphic design, I've used some version of Photoshop. Its ability to use image layers, tweak and manipulate any aspect of the image large or small, automate and run batch jobs of certain actions, and (in later versions) group layers together like storing files in directories means that...

Aromaleigh v2’s Nina

Aromaleigh v2’s Nina

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Straightforward coral-pink with good pigmentation and a little more depth than is usually found in coral-pinks. The color most definitely isn't blackened, but it's not as bright as most other eyeshadows in this range - which is nice. It makes Nina stand out just a tiny bit. Color payoff is fairly good whether applied wet or dry. A solid, serviceable “not bubblegum” pink.