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Entries for Tuesday, June 06 2017

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix collection

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

The lippie stix are retractable sticks of color, with an airtight cap. They come in different finishes, and a range of shades. Most of the shades are medium intensity or bolder, with a few purples and a black thrown in for “edginess”...but they don’t have Urban Decay’s shade range (to pick a company famous for having blue, green, purple, and even black lipsticks.) The colors go on easily, pigmentation levels are good, and the price is decent,...

Entries for Monday, June 05 2017

Meow Cosmetics’ Bubak

Meow Cosmetics’ Bubak

Posted on Monday, at

Try using this as a liner shade. It’s dark enough to provide definition, but it’s not black or navy…or even really brown. There’s enough orange to make the color interesting, but not enough that it will clash or look jarring on extremely warm skintones.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ You Know What They Say…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ You Know What They Say…

Posted on Monday, at

I like this color of red - a faded mauve that still has a bit of depth, and has solid-enough color payoff that it won’t disappear or fade into the background no matter what other eyeshadow color it’s up against. It applies and blends very well. The shimmer is scattered enough to be subtle, but the aqua color is a nice contrast and a change from silver or white shimmer (or even gold.)

Entries for Sunday, June 04 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ The Maiden Fair

Shiro Cosmetics’ The Maiden Fair

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Entries for Saturday, June 03 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Blacks eyeliner in Onyx

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Blacks eyeliner in Onyx

Posted on Saturday, at

This and Linen (from the Faux Whites) were my first choices from these collections. Onyx doesn’t smudge out as much as I would like, but the coverage is good and it applies easily. My only complaint is that, perhaps, the product is a little too soft. I had repeated problems keeping any kind of point on this pencil, so applying it was (and is) a little bit of a chore. I’m afraid to try leaving the lid partially...

Shiro Cosmetics’ Yzma’s Essence of Llama

Shiro Cosmetics’ Yzma’s Essence of Llama

Posted on Saturday, at

This was one of the best-sellers in 2013, so it went straight into the High Scores collection and stayed permanently available. Makes a very good liner shade, as well as an accent or contour. This color is pretty pigmented - I don’t need much on the brush to get the effect I want.

Entries for Friday, June 02 2017

Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty

Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty

Posted on Friday, at

This birthday-gift freebie is an attractive enough color, but it’s so sheer, it barely shows up on me. I think that it would have been all but invisible on folks with medium and deeper skintones.

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Tutu

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Tutu

Posted on Friday, at

Vampy raspberry-wine with a satin finish. The coverage can be a little bit uneven, especially compared to other CP Lippie Stix; but careful application takes care of that. There was a little bit of staining when I applied this color, but even that staining faded away on its own about 30 minutes after regular removal.

Entries for Thursday, June 01 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Erotic Friend Fiction

Shiro Cosmetics’ Erotic Friend Fiction

Posted on Thursday, at

This color applies a bit softer than it appears in the pot - it isn’t translucent, and it’s definitely not a pastel shade, it just doesn’t have the visual payoff you’d expect. The bonus to that is that this color can be used with out utterly overwhelming any lighter shades.

Shiro Cosmetics’ Pole Vault with a Tiki Torch

Shiro Cosmetics’ Pole Vault with a Tiki Torch

Posted on Thursday, at

I’ve seen eyeshadows like this one, or very close to this one, from plenty of other vendors. I think there’s even something similar from Sleek, in one of their iDivines. The color payoff is solid, and while it doesn’t blend as easily as I’d like, the metallic finish can be buffed away if you choose.


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