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Entries for Thursday, August 03 2017

TKB Trading’s Jill

TKB Trading’s Jill

Posted on Thursday, at

White frost-finish that tends to want to apply a bit chunkily. The application choices were either very sparse, like a subtle highlight; or clumped and chunked up but looking like a somewhat-opaque white eyeshadow.

Fyrinnae’s Baby Beluga

Fyrinnae’s Baby Beluga

Posted on Thursday, at

I was lucky enough to get this and a handful of other shadows when they were re-released briefly in early summer of 2017. Baby Beluga was at one point (I think) called Beluga Whale. It’s a pale greyed blue - or a pale cool grey. It depends on the lighting, and surrounding colors, and possibly planetary alignment, though I can’t really reliably test that last one.

Entries for Wednesday, August 02 2017

Zoya’s August

Zoya’s August

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is almost the exact color of wet cement! The formula was a little on the thicker side, and tended to want to hang on to brushstrokes - not too usual to see in a creme polish. The coverage was good, though, and the nail polish is pretty durable. I’ve seen nail-stamping that uses a medium-deep grey over a pastel-to-medium-light gradient…this would be pretty good for that. (It requires two coats for full even opacity, but the first...

Entries for Tuesday, August 01 2017

Meow Cosmetics’ Mayhem Mattes collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Mayhem Mattes collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

When Meow’s new matte collections came out, I was…dubious. The brighter color palette was somewhat interesting, but I was more concerned with the shadows themselves. Meow’s matte formula applies well if you use some kind of mixing medium (water, alcohol, whatever) but applied dry, even over a sticky base, tends to work less well. These are a little better than the Cat Eyes. The color payoff is a bit better, too - but dry application is still...


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