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Entries for Friday, December 16 2011

MAC’s For Effect paint pot

MAC’s For Effect paint pot

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This color is a bit on the sheer side - there's not a whole lot of color payoff. (Which, to be fair, might be the intent.) When I bought this I had hopes that it would be a darker, more opaque black with the sparkles. When I apply this, I get more of a color wash with some sparkles, than I get of actual color. I'm going to have to experiment with this, find the best ways to use it...

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pacific

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Eye Pencil in Pacific

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I was drawn to this because of the shade. I admit, I'm a sucker for anything periwinkle. (I'm going through my blue phase. I've been going through it for the last...oh, few decades.) I wish that this were slightly deeper-toned, less of a "borderline pastel", but it is a pretty shade. I get better effects when using this as an inner-lid accent color than an all-over shade. It isn't a metallic, but there's a slight shimmer finish. Application is...

BBAC 2011: Day Sixteen

BBAC 2011: Day Sixteen

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So I'm giving myself permission to “take the day off” - relax, paint my nails, watch a video, NOT check email every five minutes, do some blog cleanup that's needed done…for a while now. And while I'm doing that I'm revisiting some music by Lisa Gerrard. The band Dead Can Dance, which is Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, is re-forming and going on tour in 2012, and they've made a 4-track EP available for free download on their site. (Yep,...