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Entries for Friday, January 06 2012

Meow Cosmetics’ Diva blush

Meow Cosmetics’ Diva blush

Posted on Friday, at

A slightly richer, more elegant color that shows up well, but isn’t too dark. The red iridescent shimmer lightens the color without making it too bright, just adding a nice highlight effect. I’m a big fan of Meow’s blushes: they’re more pigmented than a lot of the big-name blushes like Bare Escentuals without being overly pigmented, and they’re a better value. Meow also has more of a shade- and finish-range than BE does!

Entries for Thursday, January 05 2012

Zoya’s True collection

Zoya’s True collection

Posted on Thursday, at

Releasing early next week (available for pre-ordering beginning January 9, 2012) is Zoya’s winterspring collection “True”. I actually like that Zoya’s collections this past year have been a mix: some deeper colors, some brights, some glitters, some creams, some neutrals…it does Nail Files: Zoya’s Bevin (official photography)mean that some of the collections haven’t interested me much, but that also means that if OPI is on a glitter-kick and I don’t like glitter, Nail Files: Zoya’...

Entries for Wednesday, January 04 2012

Illamasqua’s Bacterium

Illamasqua’s Bacterium

Posted on Wednesday, at

I took an interest in this color during my Atlanta trip, when <a href=“http://www.sirvinya.com” target=“_blank”>Sirvinya</a> looked at this color a few times before ultimately deciding not to get it. I finally did get it - when I got home. It’s a very unassuming tan-brown with yellow undertones, but it’s got a silver-pearl overlay with faint hints of blue iridescence. Not a “wow knock your socks off” shade, but it’...

Milani’s 3D

Milani’s 3D

Posted on Wednesday, at

Not a tan-gold like FYI - but definitely a yellow-gold. Two coats was nearly opaque, but not quite. 3 coats, or two coats over an opaque yellow-gold base, would cover up any VNL. You may or may not still be able to find the polishes from this collection at your local drugstore - but this color is still available through either BeautyJoint or CherryCulture.

Entries for Tuesday, January 03 2012

Zoya’s Bouquet collection

Zoya’s Bouquet collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

Most of these are sheer, or softer shades. I originally only bought Meadow from this collection, and wasn’t going to try any other colors. And then…I decided to get Poppy, because I didn’t have any medium corals in my collection and thought it would be a nice non-pink “everyday” spring and summer color. I still don’t know that I’ll go back for any of the others - Heather is too similar to Kendal, and Blossom...

My Pretty Zombie’s Geekily Ever After kit

My Pretty Zombie’s Geekily Ever After kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

A collaboration between MPZ and Geek Chic Cosmetics, in honor of Phil and Chantel’s wedding, this set is a collaboration of four eyeshadows (two by Chantel, two by MPZ.) For the curious…yes, Bridezilla does remind me quite a lot of Aromaleigh v1’s Whitewedding. There’s a little bit less large pieces of glitter in Bridezilla than there are in Whitewedding, but there are definite similiarities. (Which is actually fairly cool, since the whole Rocks! Sonic Eyes collection...

Entries for Monday, January 02 2012

Meow Cosmetics’ Mug Shot

Meow Cosmetics’ Mug Shot

Posted on Monday, at

This color is a deeper tanned gold, but the pink iridescence tips it over into the “slightly peachier” category. It gives a bit of depth but without being “just another brown.” This works surprisingly well with my coloring, though it’s got enough yellow in the base color that I need to be careful about what colors I pair it with. I want to make the “tan” and “iridescent pink” the focus of attention, not the yellow tones. Application is...

BareMinerals’ High Shine Patina

BareMinerals’ High Shine Patina

Posted on Monday, at

This color looks much darker in the tube than it does when applied. That’s almost a theme for the entire High Shine collection of colors, but it definitely proves out with shades like Patina and Electric. The green is a fairly neutral green, no overt blue or gold tones in the color that I can detect. This is a High Shine Eyecolor, which means that BE has packaged these in tubes with what I personally consider to be one...

Meow Cosmetics’ Pussycat

Meow Cosmetics’ Pussycat

Posted on Monday, at

There’s a bit more rose than overt coral tones here - and I don’t know how well this will work on me, as an eyeshadow. The color payoff is a little softer than I’d prefer, for an eyeshadow. On the other hand, it is a nice shade that works well with my coloring; and with a light enough touch and a fiber-optic brush, I may be able to use this as a blusher. Meow still has a...

NYX Cosmetics’ Nude Pearl

NYX Cosmetics’ Nude Pearl

Posted on Monday, at

Applied wet, there’s more gilding than the yellow base color. Applied dry, you definitely see more of the yellow. So this won’t work as a highlighter shade for me. I have tried putting it over dark cream shadows to see if I can get an effect that I really like. No luck yet, but I’m going to continue trying. Even though I haven’t figured out the best way to use this color on me yet, I...


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