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Entries for Monday, July 14 2014

TKB Trading’s Crucible Khaki

TKB Trading’s Crucible Khaki

Posted on Monday, at

I'm so glad that this is a neutral-ish green, and that the gold is most definitely gold and not yellow. Those mean that I can actually wear this color without struggling to make it work with the other shades I wear on a given day. This is a straight mica, so wearing it without a base and possibly a fixative is asking for fading and migration; but because it's a metallic, with iron oxide colorants, it applies and adheres just...

TKB Trading’s Lovely Leo

TKB Trading’s Lovely Leo

Posted on Monday, at

Another shade from what I privately call the “Zodiac” collection: eight (or is it nine?) shades all named after western zodiac signs, in varying shades. (Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Cancer, Pisces…I think that's it.) Lovely Leo is a medium-weight orange with yellow-gold undertones and a shimmer finish. It isn't the most thrilling shade I've ever purchased, because while orange looks amazing with my blue eyes, this color doesn't have lots of depth to it. The deeper oranges...

TKB Trading’s Tibetian Ochre

TKB Trading’s Tibetian Ochre

Posted on Monday, at

Medium-deep soft red with some brick undertones. I don't know if this is light enough to be used as a blush, except on the deepest skintones; but it would look nice on the lips or in nail polish.