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Entries for Wednesday, August 31 2016

CND’s Vinylux Honey Darlin’ (218)

CND’s Vinylux Honey Darlin’ (218)

Posted on Wednesday, at

Just barely deeper than Sunbleached. The coverage is a bit more even than most yellow creme polishes, but it still isn’t the easiest, smoothest-spreading polish. When I did my second manicure with this color, I went much slower and paid more attention to applying my nail polish, and it did result in a better manicure. For most CND Vinylux polishes, though, I can be watching TV while doing my manicure, and while I do keep an eye toward not...

Entries for Tuesday, August 30 2016

Bite Beauty’s Best Bite Rewind kit

Bite Beauty’s Best Bite Rewind kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

I didn’t really latch on to the Bite Beauty brand and hype. The colors looked nice, but the price tag was a bit on the high side for lipsticks, no matter how lovely the colors looked. I did get two of their holiday kits, to try the lip colors out. While the colors are lovely and perform fairly well, I am not fond enough of them to pay USD$24 per matte creme lip crayon.

BareMinerals’ Tropical Getaway kit

BareMinerals’ Tropical Getaway kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

A kit assembled out of existing BE colors. The blush was, at the time, the HTF (hard to find) discontinued color. I look at this color palette and…it needs a cool eye color. A medium grey or brown, at least. Coconut Palm, maybe?

Entries for Monday, August 29 2016

Shiro Cosmetics’ Don’t Hurt Me

Shiro Cosmetics’ Don’t Hurt Me

Posted on Monday, at

If BE's recent-ish eyeshadow Heart's Desire had more pigmentation, it would have been this. The purple is just the slightest bit smoked, and the color shows cooler when applied than it appears in the pot.

BareMinerals’ In Bloom

BareMinerals’ In Bloom

Posted on Monday, at

This looks like a shimmer finish (or possibly rougher pearl?) when applied dry, and it shows more of the gold. The foiled application is a peachy-pink near-satin finish. I can almost use this as a highlighter shade - or, more easily, I can use this as a near-neutral complement.

Entries for Sunday, August 28 2016

BareMinerals’ Buxom Jane

BareMinerals’ Buxom Jane

Posted on Sunday, at

I am on the fence about this color. I love the shade, but I don’t love how the pigment seems to really settle into lines in my lips. I like using it to cool down red lipsticks that are a little too orange for me, but I don’t often find myself reaching for this shade. I have the feeling that, one day, I’ll wear it with the absolute perfect outfit to complement it, and I’ll fall...

BareMinerals’ Buxom Jacqueline

BareMinerals’ Buxom Jacqueline

Posted on Sunday, at

Jacqueline lays down a good layer of color. It can add a little depth to softer underlying shades of lipstick, and intensity to medium and deeper colors, though that would require a lot of touching up throughout the day.

Entries for Saturday, August 27 2016

Milani’s Liquif-eye Liner Pencil in Gold

Milani’s Liquif-eye Liner Pencil in Gold

Posted on Saturday, at

Stila’s Sparkle Waterproof Eyeliner in Rock Candy

Stila’s Sparkle Waterproof Eyeliner in Rock Candy

Posted on Saturday, at

Not the easiest formula to spread evenly. If I wanted a solid even line I had to either apply, wait, and touch up, or use the longer brush to pat a series of dashes in place…then wait for those to dry, then join them up using another series of dashes. Once it was in place, the wear time was decent, and I liked the color very much!


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