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Entries for Saturday, March 31 2012

Benefit Cosmetics’ Sippin’ n Dippin’ cream shadow

Benefit Cosmetics’ Sippin’ n Dippin’ cream shadow

Posted on Saturday, at

A bright peach with just a slight gold duochrome effect, along with the shimmer. Very similar to MAC's Rubenesque, but this limited edition shade's base color is just a little bit brighter than Rubenesque, and there's no hints of the very faint blue-violet duochrome that Rubenesque has. Benefit's frost cream shadows don't have the same application problems that MAC's seem to - not to the same degree. They apply evenly and don't have as many thin or bare patches, and...

Entries for Friday, March 30 2012

BareMinerals’ buxom Emily (I)

BareMinerals’ buxom Emily (I)

Posted on Friday, at

A pretty enough gold-shimmer rose-tan, but it's a bit softer than I'd prefer. I don't know that I'll wear this one too much…or if I do, it'll be in some surprise combination. This shade is extremely soft. The gold shimmer and the faint rose undertones are all that kept me from re-homing this particular shade when I first swatched it. If you're fond of nude lip looks, or can wear soft tan lip colors well, you'd probably enjoy Emily....

NYX Cosmetics’ Sweet Prawn Black Label Lipstick (170)

NYX Cosmetics’ Sweet Prawn Black Label Lipstick (170)

Posted on Friday, at

The color on the tube looks like a medium-bright coral. When applied, I get a medium-bright pink that isn't neon, but is still bright. It reminds me of the undercolors in Indian Pink - which is excellent, because I love that shade but don't love that it won't stay put for very long. This color doesn't have the shimmer factor, but there's a similarity to the base shade. Sweet Prawn is a great “spring” color! (Now if spring would actually...

BareMinerals’ Rosy Outlook blush

BareMinerals’ Rosy Outlook blush

Posted on Friday, at

This is almost-but-not-quite a raspberry shade. It's very flattering to me, but I think women with very warm undertones might not have the easiest time wearing it. I do wish it had a little bit more color payoff…but that's Bare Escentuals for you. I enjoy using this under some of my pink shimmers, or under something like Luxe Radiance, which is lovely and just a tiny bit warmer than I'd prefer. This color gains the shimmer, and a little...

Entries for Wednesday, March 28 2012

China Glaze’s Icicle

China Glaze’s Icicle

Posted on Wednesday, at

Smooth silver shimmer. This is very similar to Millenium, from the Khrome collection of nearly three years ago; but this one is a bit more durable than those polishes. I don't know if it's the formula. From the Romantiques to the Khromes to the metallics in this collection, China Glaze keeps improving the various flaws that we spot.

Zoya’s Ariel

Zoya’s Ariel

Posted on Wednesday, at

Not a neon red…but close! Smooth coverage in two coats, and excellent longevity. Even better was that it didn't stain my nails, like some other brands' brighter reds do. I don't know if I personally would choose to wear this as a manicure, but I can see using it as a vibrant stamping color.

OPI’s New Year’s Red-solution

OPI’s New Year’s Red-solution

Posted on Wednesday, at

I got this when it was on “clearance-sale” prices, in late December 2011, when Sephora was looking to clear out its holiday shades. I don't know that I personally own any color that's this exact shade of red, but I think that China Glaze's Mommy Kissing Santa comes close, and I think that one of the other reds from that collection - the brighter one, that I didn't buy because I wanted the deeper shade - is probably much closer. The...

Entries for Tuesday, March 27 2012

Concrete Minerals’ Deathly Sexy Collection kit

Concrete Minerals’ Deathly Sexy Collection kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

I personally have not ever been the hugest fan of the “smokey eye” look. That’s just me - I always want either soft muted neutrals or a pop of color. These three colors are all excellent additions to anyone’s makeup stash, I just don’t know that I’d personally use all three of them together. Maybe two with a third - a bright blue, or a vivid yellow, or a muted lilac - but not just these...

Entries for Monday, March 26 2012

Meow Cosmetics’ Balderdash

Meow Cosmetics’ Balderdash

Posted on Monday, at

I'm not too sure if this is a “muted” color or a “faded” (I should figure out how I classify these…) It looks a little bit like jeans after a few dozen washes: the color is still there, it's not as dark as it used to be, but they're not pale yet. There's a very faint amount of scattered shimmer, so if you're looking for this shade in a matte, this comes fairly close. The color doesn't differ much from...


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