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Entries for Tuesday, December 20 2011

BareMinerals’ Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Free Will

BareMinerals’ Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Free Will

Posted on Tuesday, at

I've always been cautious about the “nude lip” thing, because it doesn't always look so great to me. I've been trying to branch out a bit in terms of what colors I use and what looks I try. This doesn't always work out…but without a little variety and change from “the usual”, what's the point of doing anything, anyway? This color looked like it would be a better match for me than Savvy, the warm-nude lip color in this...

BBAC 2011: Day Twenty

BBAC 2011: Day Twenty

Posted on Tuesday, at

That being said...I do have some favorites. Bare Escentuals was my most recent reintroduction to makeup. Their loose-powder shadows and blushes, which don't have a shelf life and are less prone to bacterial contamination than pressed powder makeup, were a big hit to me. (This meant that if I suddenly went off of makeup again, then got re-interested in five or six years, I wouldn't have to worry about whether my cosmetics were still safe to use.) My favorite...

NYX Cosmetics’ Debutante Black Label Lipstick (180)

NYX Cosmetics’ Debutante Black Label Lipstick (180)

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The tube makes this look like a screamingly bright color…but it applies very softly, almost sheer with a coral-gold shimmer. This is a good “debutante” color - something pretty for a sixteen-year-old being presented at her first major social event. (If such things were still commonplace, that is.) This color is nice enough, and this has all the other benefits of Black Label lipsticks: it feels good to apply, it stays in place well, it doesn't feel greasy. It's...