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Entries for Monday, January 18 2016

LaurEss’ Heartache

LaurEss’ Heartache

Posted on Monday, at

In its last weeks of operation, I managed to get several rather nice satin- and matte-finish eyeshadows from LaurEss - including this one. I have similar and almost-similar pinks, but none that have the mauve undertones! This finish looks like it’s between a soft satin and a pure matte - there’s barely any light-reflection, but there’s a tiny bit.

Entries for Sunday, January 17 2016

BareMinerals’ Bare Favorites kit

BareMinerals’ Bare Favorites kit

Posted on Sunday, at

All of the sizes were minis, and the colors were all neutrals…so this would be a great gifting kit, or “here’s some basics” kit to get someone started either using makeup, or using BE specifically. Add a mascara of your choice and you have everything to put together a complete, if fairly plain, face-of-the-day.

Entries for Saturday, January 16 2016

elf’s Smudge Pot in Ocean Bound

elf’s Smudge Pot in Ocean Bound

Posted on Saturday, at

The color is pretty enough - deep enough to look bolder (or provide a nice base color) but not so deep that it’s overpowering. And no outrageous intensity! The swatching was a little problematic, though. It would not swatch or apply evenly, easily. I had to go very slowly, and daub it on over primer rather than sweeping. I also could not apply over the product itself, or I’d just pick up the layer underneath.

BareMinerals’ Round the Clock Eyeliner in 4pm

BareMinerals’ Round the Clock Eyeliner in 4pm

Posted on Saturday, at

Entries for Friday, January 15 2016

BareMinerals’ Trudy face color

BareMinerals’ Trudy face color

Posted on Friday, at

A customer-created combination of Warmth, Glee, and True face colors. It doesn’t look so great on me as a face color - not dark enough to work as a contour, I don’t care to wear bronzer, and the wrong shade for any blush. But I have occasionally used it to give some depth to too-pink blushes (that works surprisingly well) or as an all-over eye shade.

BareMinerals’ buxom Berry Blast

BareMinerals’ buxom Berry Blast

Posted on Friday, at

Overall, I’m not totally fond of the lip creams. For one, the texture. It’s a lip gloss, after all. I don’t like the feel gloss, or gels, or anything else on my lips. For another, it’s a gloss. It comes off really easily. Not quite as easily as a true lip gloss whose sole purpose is to provide a glossy finish, but still: comes off easily. The color doesn’t stain at all, and to get...

Entries for Thursday, January 14 2016

Fyrinnae’s Arctic Fox

Fyrinnae’s Arctic Fox

Posted on Thursday, at

Purple that’s softened enough it can be comfortably worn by more people, even folks who really strongly prefer natural or nude eyeshadow; but pigmented enough that it doesn’t disappear or fade into the background. This is an extremely solid, strong-performing color. (Unfortunately, it’s discontinued. Dang it…)

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Io Saturnalia

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Io Saturnalia

Posted on Thursday, at

Applies nicely enough dry, but I strongly prefer it foiled. The blue is stronger and the shimmer is there, but isn’t the main thing that people see.

Entries for Wednesday, January 13 2016

Meow Cosmetics’ Nightmare

Meow Cosmetics’ Nightmare

Posted on Wednesday, at

A rich, saturated green that lightens just slightly from how it appears in the pot. It can be darkened by putting it over a dark-colored base. This is almost deep enough to be used, quite easily, as a liner shade. If you’re looking for a blackened green, check Deranged (from the Shattered Equinox collection.)


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