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Entries for Tuesday, June 30 2015

CND’s Vinylux Paradise collection

CND’s Vinylux Paradise collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

A group of Skittles-brights, great for summer. They’re all creme finishes. The entire rainbow is in here, too: red through green to purple. I have three of these polishes. I may go back and pick up Cerulean Sea, but…then again, maybe not. I haven’t quite decided. The ones I do have, I like. The only exception is Lush Tropics, which is not the best color for me…but it’s not the worst, either.

BareMinerals’ Snowbound kit

BareMinerals’ Snowbound kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

Quite similar to the White Collection kit - but there is one non-white color in here, so these can actually be used to create an entire eye look including contour and shading. (Not so, White Collection.) All three shades are good, solid, basic colors that make a good addition to any makeup kit. Winter White and Celestine are both extremely versatile.

Entries for Monday, June 29 2015

BareMinerals’ Honey Diamond

BareMinerals’ Honey Diamond

Posted on Monday, at

This is so close to a pearl finish rather than a shimmer! Except…it's a little rougher than a pearl finish. It does let a little bit more of the base color show through, though. This is a warmer brown, but not so gold-leaning that cooler-toned folks will have a difficult time wearing it.

BareMinerals’ Enchanting Diamond

BareMinerals’ Enchanting Diamond

Posted on Monday, at

The base color is attractive, but it's nearly overwhelmed by the rather reflective pearl finish. The color applies evenly and stays in place well, though - as always - I personally get better results if I use a primer. But when selecting this color for a look, I have to keep in mind that I'll be seeing a brownish pearl with some brick tones, rather than the browned red that the shadow appears.

Entries for Sunday, June 28 2015

BareMinerals’ Dancing Glimpses kit

BareMinerals’ Dancing Glimpses kit

Posted on Sunday, at

Four eyeshadows that are grouped together…by name. They sort of coordinate - they’re all in roughly the same luminance-range, there isn’t one super dark color and a bunch of lighter shades - but they don’t coordinate especially well. The names all worked together. Based solely on the price of other four-color eyeshadow kits from BE, I’m going to guess that this one was around USD$39.00. That’s what the Sincerelys were, that’s close to...

BareMinerals’ Vintage Beauty kit

BareMinerals’ Vintage Beauty kit

Posted on Sunday, at

Entries for Saturday, June 27 2015

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Taupe

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Taupe

Posted on Saturday, at

There's a bit more orange in this shade, than I'd expect in something called “taupe.” (Then again, the same holds true for the “Beige” and “Beige Glitter” pencils from this line. They're not quite as neutral as I had hoped for.)

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Purple Tang

Posted on Saturday, at

Good choice if you want strong definition in something other than black or blackened brown. The sparkle is there, but not too front-and-center.

Entries for Friday, June 26 2015

BareMinerals’ Clear Radiance glow powder

BareMinerals’ Clear Radiance glow powder

Posted on Friday, at

And ANOTHER BE color that managed to escape the initial “get-them-on-the-site” round of posting. This is in so many kits, I'm surprised that I didn't notice its absence from the site sooner. This is a near-neutral, and a very soft shade. I think that deeper skintones would not be flattered by this color since it would add some luster, but would also be a bit dulling - not good. For fair/light/medium skintones, though, this is a really versatile...

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil in Coffee

NYX Cosmetics’ Jumbo Lip Pencil in Coffee

Posted on Friday, at

I have no idea why this is called “Coffee.” I have never seen coffee this color, no matter how much creamer is added to it. Aside from that, this is a decent shade for paler skintones. It could look striking on medium skintones, as a contrast. I don't know that it's fully opaque, despite having fairly good coverage when I swatched it. It also didn't stick around for too long - standard behavior from the NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils.


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