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Entries for Tuesday, May 31 2016

BareMinerals’ Buxom Full-on Lip Polish collection

BareMinerals’ Buxom Full-on Lip Polish collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

At some point in either late 2013 or early 2014 (I think the latter) the Buxom lineup was revamped. The separate groupings for Diamond buxoms and Full Color buxoms went away, and instead of a total of 50 lip polishes, there were now 100. Many of the original “original” collection stayed in there, but not all - some of the lesser performers, like Kitty, were axed. Some colors from the LE kits were made permanent - though not all with their original names or...

BareMinerals’ Sweet Adoration kit

BareMinerals’ Sweet Adoration kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

The color combination in this kit wasn’t necessarily exciting: one brown, one brownish-purple, a purply-brown blush, and a berry-red lip. I love these colors, just not all together. There isn’t quite enough variation for me! I think that Heart’s Desire might be a combination of Heart and Desire. I do love the lip color - it’s a great shade on me, I just wish it was widely available in the larger size!

Entries for Monday, May 30 2016

Shiro Cosmetics’ He Who Must Not Be Named

Shiro Cosmetics’ He Who Must Not Be Named

Posted on Monday, at

The main shade is beige…sort of. It has some green tones, and a faint red component to the satin finish. There's a lot going on in this color, and I love it! I can see how this would be less appealing to folks who can't wear, or don't like to wear, green…but give it a shot. It can act like a medium ashy-beige matte, even more so when you blend it a bit.

Fyrinnae’s Dryad

Fyrinnae’s Dryad

Posted on Monday, at

From Fyrinnae…a straight up pink. A cooler pink with some lavender tones and a nice even finish, and a very well pigmented pink…but. Pink. On the other hand - simple pink! From Fyrinnae! Their general quality of eyeshadow, in a pretty widely-desired eyeshadow shade.

Entries for Sunday, May 29 2016

BareMinerals’ Must Have Blushes Volume II kit

BareMinerals’ Must Have Blushes Volume II kit

Posted on Sunday, at

BareMinerals’ Exotic Destinations: Santorini kit

BareMinerals’ Exotic Destinations: Santorini kit

Posted on Sunday, at

I think this is the only all-neutrals “Destination” kit, with two browns and a black. Pebbled Beach is a tan with iridescence, but it’s definitely brown. While the combination may not be fascinating, the individual shades are decent - and Santorini was exclusive to this kit. (I don’t think it’s reappeared in any BE kit to date…)

Entries for Saturday, May 28 2016

Stila’s Brown Smudge Pot

Stila’s Brown Smudge Pot

Posted on Saturday, at

Not quite a blackened brown, but very close. This makes a good liner - for me, it's a better liner than all-over cream shadow, just because the color is so dark. I can use this as a background-layer to semisheer and sheer shimmer “effects” shadows like TKB's Interplanetary Traveller micas, and the colorchanging effects are really amped up. Most of the Smudge Pot line is gone, but Brown is one of the three shades still available.

Sleek Makeup’s Eau La La Liner in Dragon Fruit

Sleek Makeup’s Eau La La Liner in Dragon Fruit

Posted on Saturday, at

This liner was a much more positive experience than Melba. The liner sharpened easily, the product didn't crumble, and the line produced was decent - the pencil was soft enough to apply, but not so soft that you couldn't keep a point. The liner was a little less soft than I would have liked, but it wasn't as firm as “watercolor” liners that you have to wet the tip first. Since this line seemed to be marketed as an “eye...

Entries for Friday, May 27 2016

Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipstick in Pink Pop (860)

Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipstick in Pink Pop (860)

Posted on Friday, at

I thought this would lean more magenta. It's…a bit lighter than I expected. This shade isn't something I prefer to wear. The coverage is good. This performs as well as my other matte/creme Colorsensational lipsticks. It's just…not my favorite color.


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