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Entries for Friday, January 09 2015

Meow Cosmetics’ Oomph blush

Meow Cosmetics’ Oomph blush

Posted on Friday, at

I can wear purple or purplish blushes. Which is great!..except that the majority of them are brown, tan, coral, red, pink… Any time I find a cool-toned blush, I am So There for that color. Oomph is rather sheer, with a satin finish. It’s buildable, and it leans mauve enough that I can wear it with a slightly deeper red-mauve shade as a quasi-contour color.

Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss lipstick in L’ecole des Femmes

Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss lipstick in L’ecole des Femmes

Posted on Friday, at

As soon as I saw the online swatches of this shade, I knew that I wanted it. It looked like a perfect shade for my coloring.

Entries for Thursday, January 08 2015

Meow Cosmetics’ Full Moon

Meow Cosmetics’ Full Moon

Posted on Thursday, at

I have other whites with gold shimmer, but they’re pretty much neutral whites. This is a blue-white base, very much like a full moon. The color is very opaque - this is most definitely not a “soft highlighter” shade (though with a soft enough brush and a careful hand, you can use it that way.)

BareMinerals’ Vivid

BareMinerals’ Vivid

Posted on Thursday, at

There isn’t much shimmer to this, but there’s a good deal of pigmentation.

Meow Cosmetics’ Coven

Meow Cosmetics’ Coven

Posted on Thursday, at

There’s a deeper base to this color, but it isn’t really a blackening. The shade itself is mid-range, with a softened metallic finish. This blue stained just a little bit when I swatched it - not as badly as some blues or purples, but I still had to work a little harder to remove it completely.

Entries for Wednesday, January 07 2015

Zoya’s Marnie

Zoya’s Marnie

Posted on Wednesday, at

Not too easy for me to pin this one down…it’s got some reddish tones, undertones of brown, it’s deep enough to start veering into ‘oxblood’ territory almost… It’s a more elegant-looking color IMHO because of the color depth. The formula is decent, though a little bit thick. It didn’t really cure on two of my nails, and you can see the pulling that happened when I applied the second coat.

CND’s Vinylux Grand Gala (177)

CND’s Vinylux Grand Gala (177)

Posted on Wednesday, at

This color is a bit more on the sheer side. It isn’t totally sheer, like Dazzling Dance; but it took me more coats to get full opacity (and for the pink duochrome to really show well.) This shade has some similarities with Swanky Silk and Pink Cosmo, but they’re not exact dupes. If you’re looking for subtle duochrome, any of the three shades will work for you. But if you’re looking for the longest-wearing formula that...

Entries for Tuesday, January 06 2015

Fyrinnae’s Exquisites: Elegant Revelry

Fyrinnae’s Exquisites: Elegant Revelry

Posted on Tuesday, at

Second of three of Fyrinnae’s new(ish-by-now) Exquisites colors that I got in full-size. These are attractive, but I personally am less fond of the spreadability of these when not foiled. I can get a similar color from some other eyeshadows I’ve gotten, but it will also apply nicely without any kind of mixing medium at all…and I get a softer look. (These shadows are still pretty, and the specific color intensity of this one when foiled...


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