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Entries for Tuesday, January 31 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel Shadow collection

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel Shadow collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

For those wondering about the manufacturer: I listed both companies because L’Oreal has owned Maybelline since 1996, when they purchased the brand to get access to the mass cosmetics market (interesting, since these days I see L’Oreal sold in the same stores, alongside Maybelline…but no matter.) These Color Tattoos have been compared favorably to MAC’s Paint Pots in terms of formula, consistency, and longevity. And since these are $10.95 for .14 ounces ($78.21 per ounce) while MAC’s paint pots...

Shiro Cosmetics’ My Nerdy Valentine collection

Shiro Cosmetics’ My Nerdy Valentine collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

Originally released for Valentine’s Day 2012, this collection was later simply dissolved, as its new eyecolors were all renamed and moved to the Super Effective collection. I picked up the three eyecolors when they first came out, and was wavering on the blushes…but the blushes didn’t get folded into the regular collection. The lip colors likewise also disappeared.

Entries for Monday, January 30 2012

Scaredy Cat Cosmetics’ Rose Gold

Scaredy Cat Cosmetics’ Rose Gold

Posted on Monday, at

I got a color named Rose Gold from Bare Escentuals, but it's much more gold than rose. Since actual rose (or red, or pink) gold used in jewelry is an alloy of gold and bronze, and the color does vary according to the ratios used in the alloy, neither of the colors is necessarily misnamed. I just like this one from Scaredy Cat Cosmetics a bit better. It has more of a pink base, and looks better on folks with...

Pure Luxe’s Ultraviolet

Pure Luxe’s Ultraviolet

Posted on Monday, at

I snagged this color because of the shade, because it was part of the Liner Ultimates collection (and therefore likely to have a decent color payoff), and because it was on sale because it's being discontinued. This is right on the border between blue-purple and purple-blue - it seems to change sides of that line, depending on the lighting. The adhesion is about average for loose powder mineral makeup, the color payoff is solid, and at its discounted price it...

Meow Cosmetics’ Sourpuss

Meow Cosmetics’ Sourpuss

Posted on Monday, at

A dusty deep olive with a lilac duochrome tone that only really shows up when this color is foiled…along with the gilded finish. This looks vaguely like an eyeshadow version of Wet n Wild's Grey's Anatomy, but muted. Looking at the manufacturer's image and description you'd never get the impression that this color has the duochrome that it does. “Olive green” yes, “bronze shimmer”...I'm not seeing that so much, but there's no mention of the lilac tones whatsoever!...

Entries for Sunday, January 29 2012

Zoya’s Cynthia

Zoya’s Cynthia

Posted on Sunday, at

So dark a blue it's almost a blackened teal. Similar to Light My Sapphire, in that they're both almost indistinguishable from black nail polish…except in full sun. It's a little bit disappointing, because I was hoping for a dark teal, not a teal-toned near-black! I suppose I could try two lighter coats of this over a light polish like Shay (or even Minka! I may have found a use for that! Woo!!!), and see if that gives me more...

Zoya’s Kendal

Zoya’s Kendal

Posted on Sunday, at

Initially I wasn't too sure about this color, but I'm glad I picked it up. It's a softer pastel without being a pure pastel (...if that phrase even makes any sense.) Application is very smooth, the finish is good, and it wears well. (I got three days with no peeling or dings, and that's without a top coat.) Just make sure that you don't have any ridges in your nails or they'll be magnified by this polish.

#bbloggers visitors for January 29, 2012

#bbloggers visitors for January 29, 2012

Posted on Sunday, at

Want me to check out your blog? Then leave a link here (post only open for 2 days) and over the next week I'll go visiting. As an extra plus, any other visitors from #bbloggers can also see links collected in one place. (Beauty/fashion blogs only, please. If you blog primarily about cooking, crafts, your cats, gaming, or anything else, your link won't be listed here. You can comment on just about any other post - but real comments, please...

Zoya’s Kristen

Zoya’s Kristen

Posted on Sunday, at

One of the first colors from the Feel collection that caught my eye. Kristen is a softer, paler version of Caitlin. The polish is a creme, and it covers in two coats with no thinner patches, and it covers evenly and easily with no rough patches. I also didn't have the nicest nails when I applied this polish, but the ridges don't show up except the deeper ones on my thumb (which always show up, even if I try using...


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