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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's a lovely...

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 straightforward...

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 of...

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 few pots of...

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 don't yet consider it...

Entries for Sunday, January 01 2012

Sparklecrack I’m Looking Forward To, January 1 2012

Sparklecrack I’m Looking Forward To, January 1 2012

Posted on Sunday, at

Last year was a great year in terms of exploring new makeup, both indie and “corporate” - and I'm already looking forward to some new and new-to-me items for 2012!

Blogs I’ll be checking out (week 1 of 2012)

Blogs I’ll be checking out (week 1 of 2012)

Posted on Sunday, at

Some blogs I'll be exploring this first week of 2012:


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