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Entries for Thursday, August 30 2012

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 111

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 111

Posted on Thursday, at

My photos aren't tweaked or washed out - this color does apply very soft! The shimmer is there, but minimal, so you've got a nice “toned down” green that's not a complete matte. I think this is a fairly neutral green, not overtly warm or cool. It almost reminds me of Bare Escentuals' Key Lime eyeshadow. It can work as a standalone color, but I don't know if I'd have much luck using this on its own as a liner. ...

Love Hues’ Gold-Spun Peach

Love Hues’ Gold-Spun Peach

Posted on Thursday, at

I first heard of this company - and this color - on Sirvinya's site. I liked the neutral color with a nice, strong gold shimmer, nearly a metallic look to it. I see a bit more gold in this shade than I did in Aromaleigh v2's Amandier, which is similar. The orange tones in Gold-Spun Peach soften a lot when it's applied to my lids, but it's still there. The color isn't as opaque as some, but it looks...

Silk Naturals’ Propinquity

Silk Naturals’ Propinquity

Posted on Thursday, at

Paired up with Defenestrate - which is a nice color, but really, I had to get these two just for the names! Propinquity is a soft dusty lilac with the barest gold shimmer. The gold barely shows up even when the color is foiled. It's more of a faint suggestion than a definite silver or gold shimmer effect. I like these greyed colors - I look better in greyed or muted shades than in straight-up pastels. The base color is...

Entries for Wednesday, August 29 2012

OPI’s My Personal Serpent

OPI’s My Personal Serpent

Posted on Wednesday, at

This color is what I had hoped Zoya's Cynthia would be. That color ended up being a little too dark, it read more as a blue-black than a blackened teal. This one is just a tiny bit brighter, and is an excellent color: smooth, high-shine finish dark teal creme that applies smoothly and just might be the right consistency to use in occasional bits of nail stamping. (I almost can't believe that I passed a few bottles of this by,...

Entries for Tuesday, August 28 2012

China Glaze’s Magnetix II collection

China Glaze’s Magnetix II collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I don’t know why the second China Glaze Magnetix collection didn’t get any love. I actually like the colors better, even if I haven’t used them yet. (Maybe it just flew so low on the radar that everyone was looking at the fall collections and looking forward to those?) The magnet is the same style as the first collection - three new designs on a U-shaped magnet. I had some trouble getting used to that one, getting...

Aromaleigh v2’s Sylph collection

Aromaleigh v2’s Sylph collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

Aromaleigh v2’s first blush collection. Most of these are near-matte finishes with barely any glow - and I tend to like my blushes with a little bit of glow, so initially I only picked up one color. The range of shades is about as broad as the former Pure Rouges collection, but there aren’t as many colors in this collection as there were in that one. I like the colors and the coverage, but I’ve found that...

BareMinerals’ Pink Diamonds kit

BareMinerals’ Pink Diamonds kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

One of the kits in the QVC diamond-infused AD series (Champagne Diamonds, Black Diamonds, this kit, and Canary Diamonds). I had bought one of the eyecolors earlier, but soon added the other two eyecolors and the blush. The feather-light mineral veil was once of some passing interest to me, but it quickly fell out of favor simply because I never really used it. The brushes were relatively standard, and since I’m Most Definitely Not A Huge Lipgloss Fan, I...

Entries for Monday, August 27 2012

Victorian Disco’s Rowena

Victorian Disco’s Rowena

Posted on Monday, at

The coverage of this color is actually a bit better when it's applied dry. Foiling this shade didn't do good things! The shadow ended up looking a bit…clumpy. I don't know if a different adhesive or medium would have given me different results. I like the color, and as soon as I got my first set of the House Points collection I knew I wanted backups - chiefly for Rowena and Salazar. Sadly, Victorian Disco closed up before my...

Shiro Cosmetics’ Dunsparce / Shiro Cosmetics’ Shield-Eater

Shiro Cosmetics’ Dunsparce / Shiro Cosmetics’ Shield-Eater

Posted on Monday, at

A softer yellow, with low color payoff. Since most of the rest of Shiro's colors have very solid pigmentation levels, and since this color's been around for a while (and wasn't outright removed when the new collection lineups were announced) I can only guess that this is intentional. It's a little heavy to use as a browbone or inner-vee highlighter, but is a bit sheer for use as a regular-weight yellow. I have used this a few times as a “...


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