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Entries for Thursday, December 11 2014

BBAC 2014, Day 12: Sponge Gradient NoTW

BBAC 2014, Day 12: Sponge Gradient NoTW

Posted on Thursday, at

So for those of you who have done the nice smooth sponge gradients…what did I do wrong? I got those denser sponges, because I wanted a smooth gradient rather than the “stippled” effect I got here. Did I get the wrong kind of sponge? Or did I press too hard / too long? Or did I apply too much polish to the sponge? I've also seen people do gradient manicures using both sponge wedges and (effectively) eyeshadow applicators. Those gradient...

My Pretty Zombie’s Tenderloin

My Pretty Zombie’s Tenderloin

Posted on Thursday, at

Definitely a warm purple - it would look at home with BFTE's Soul Mate collection, or its newer Wine Country quad. Coverage and color payoff were both good. This is a fairly clear purple, so if I were trying to use this in a smokey eye I'm not sure it would be the very best choice, unless I put it on top of a charcoal base.

Meow Cosmetics’ Territorial

Meow Cosmetics’ Territorial

Posted on Thursday, at

It looks periwinkle-ish in the pot, but applies as a classic “baby blue” with roughened silver shimmer. The color payoff is a little faint on this one, and not just because of the shade. I got some thin spots with both the wet and the dry application.

BareMinerals’ Utopia

BareMinerals’ Utopia

Posted on Thursday, at

Originally released through Nordstrom as a GWP (gift-with-purchase) color, this shade was so insanely sought after that BE eventually put it into a few of their limited-edition kits. They finally added it to one of their Holiday 2011 kits.