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Entries for Thursday, June 14 2012

Shiro Cosmetics’ /kiss / Shiro Cosmetics’ Ditto

Shiro Cosmetics’ /kiss / Shiro Cosmetics’ Ditto

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This is, in many ways, a fairly straightforward, no-frills, pink. I haven't compared it to the pink from the Kawaii collection, so I don't know how similar they are. What I can tell you is that the finish is a soft satin (not a shimmer, not metallic, not frost), the pigmentation levels are good, and it's neither a pale soft pink nor a super-bright pink. It's a good basic pink with excellent color payoff. Originally released in the My Nerdy...

My Pretty Zombie’s Somnambulent

My Pretty Zombie’s Somnambulent

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Muted olive with minimal shimmer. The color payoff is on the lower end of the shades I've purchased from My Pretty Zombie, though it isn't semisheer, and it can be increased. (I barely have patience for two coats of nail polish. Two coats of eyeshadow, I really don't have the patience!) Cooler olives or “khaki” greens look nice on me, provided they aren't too overtly yellow. One of my first makeup purchases had a brighter green that was like neon-meets-olive. ...

TKB Trading’s Midnight Blue

TKB Trading’s Midnight Blue

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A little smokier than TKB's Deep Blue - with a bit of a blue-violet shimmer. Another straight mica, so it won't adhere without some help (either a primer or a cream shadow base) it applies fairly smoothly. I get best results from this and just about any other mica if I “stipple” it when applying it dry, and sweep when applying it wet. I love jeweltones, but I also love smokier blues. This isn't quite a smokey shade, but it's...