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Entries for Friday, July 31 2015

BareMinerals’ Faux Tan Matte face color

BareMinerals’ Faux Tan Matte face color

Posted on Friday, at

I use this primarily for softer contouring - what little that I do. I learned the trick of using this as a cheek and facial contour, and stocked up. It's useful, minimal fuss, and I get a very subtle effect (rather than a full-on catwalk-model sculpted-face contouring.)

Wet n Wild’s Megaslicks Balm Stain in Coral of the Story

Wet n Wild’s Megaslicks Balm Stain in Coral of the Story

Posted on Friday, at

Not my favorite shade, but for folks who love orange and orange-leaning balms and stains, this is a great lip item! It's also part of the permanent collection, not limited - you'll be able to find this wherever Megaslicks Balm Stains are sold.

Entries for Thursday, July 30 2015

My Pretty Zombie’s THC

My Pretty Zombie’s THC

Posted on Thursday, at

Rich but not vivid violet with a nicely strong aqua-blue interference layer. This is an amped-up version of MPZ's THC blush (which I also have, and love.) The blush is less opaque, and the base color leans more pink; but it is still a purple, and the blue duotone is in both.

Black Rose Minerals’ Sinister Urge

Black Rose Minerals’ Sinister Urge

Posted on Thursday, at

Another colorchanger! This one looks good on me because the base color is faded, but it leans a bit greener and there's a little more depth than similar shades in my collection.

Entries for Wednesday, July 29 2015

Color Club’s Editorial

Color Club’s Editorial

Posted on Wednesday, at

I was glad to get my hands on this - a duochrome that gave full coverage in just two coats -=and=- didn’t cost arond $20 a bottle? The coloring isn’t quite as rich and varied as Chanel’s Peridot, nor even OPI’s S-age is just a Number; but it does cover well and - unlike those other two - is still available for purchase. The formula is a little thicker than I’d like, and has...

CND’s Vinylux Rouge Rite (197)

CND’s Vinylux Rouge Rite (197)

Posted on Wednesday, at

Not quite oxblood, but that depth of color. Just not brown-ish. A really strong red! It did stain my cuticles a bit, and I had to do a bit more work to clean of my nails before my next manicure. But the color went on well (if a little bit uneven the first time) and was nicely durable.

Entries for Tuesday, July 28 2015

CND’s Vinylux Contradictions collection

CND’s Vinylux Contradictions collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

The overall palette reminds me of Modern Folklore: vampy reds, some deep dusky blues, a darker purple. There are a mix of finishes and textures, though…and two lighter colors: a pink, and a gilded-silver. I have all but two of these polishes, and I may go back for Grommet at one point. (I don’t know yet.)

BareMinerals’ Lucky in Love kit

BareMinerals’ Lucky in Love kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

Buttercream and red-plum seem to get paired up often in the BE universe. Specifically, these two eyeshadows. Which were also paired in the I Love BE and the Be True kit. (Someone probably also latched onto the names “Heart and Soul” and thus was an easy, frequent color combination born.)

Entries for Monday, July 27 2015

BareMinerals’ Pebbled Beach

BareMinerals’ Pebbled Beach

Posted on Monday, at

A mixture of Pebble and Nude Beach (kind of indicated by the name…) It's a slightly ashy cream-beige with soft buff-brown pearl finish, and - nice for a lighter BE neutral - it has excellent color payoff. There isn't quite as much of the blue flash that I'd expect from a color with Nude Beach in its lineage; but that's not much of an issue with this color. I think that would detract from a very nice, solid-performing neutral shade.

Beauty from the Earth’s Legend

Beauty from the Earth’s Legend

Posted on Monday, at

Rich “holiday” red, almost an “antique” shade - this would look at home with the colors from Meow's Holiday Wishes collection.  Color payoff is excellent, but unlike with some reds that are this saturated, I don't get any staining (not even when swatching wet on bare skin.)


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