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Entries for Tuesday, October 31 2017

BareMinerals’ Buxom Purrfectly Plump kit

BareMinerals’ Buxom Purrfectly Plump kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

One of the holiday sets from BareMinerals/Buxom. All of these are softer shades, and all of them are established colors in the Lip Polish collection. On the upside, this is a fairly nice “introductory” collection for someone who’s wanted to try them out, but hasn’t had the chance yet.

Entries for Monday, October 30 2017

TKB Trading’s Bronzed Gold

TKB Trading’s Bronzed Gold

Posted on Monday, at

I have a few other similar shades, but not too many exact matches. This is a warmer brown than I usually reach for, but it isn’t so warm that I have to struggle to find colors that I can wear with it. It applies very smoothly and evenly - but since it is plain mica, you’ll want to take extra steps to keep this one in place.

TKB Trading’s Calliope

TKB Trading’s Calliope

Posted on Monday, at

I think this was the color I was looking for years ago when I asked people for a true blue-red eyeshadow. (Except I’m not entirely sure that this mica was available…or if it was, it definitely wasn’t under this name.) This is a blue-red, but it’s very close to neutral. It even starts to fade toward orange at the edges, or when blended out.

Entries for Friday, October 27 2017

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Boa

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Boa

Posted on Friday, at

Love the color! Not so wild about the finish or texture, though. If it were a satin, I’d be wearing this as often as I could get away with it. This is almost - ALMOST - the same color as Revlon’s long-discontinued Darling, which is my absolute favorite lip color. This is just a bit more pigmented, and isn’t a stain so it doesn’t last quite as long.

Entries for Thursday, October 26 2017

My Pretty Zombie’s Toxacara

My Pretty Zombie’s Toxacara

Posted on Thursday, at

I actually forgot that I bought this color…it’s been sitting in my backlog that long. There are some largeish sparkle particles, but they’re sparse enough to be more like accidental highlights, than a sparkle or even shimmer finish. The base shade itself has great coverage and stays in place well.

Shiro Cosmetics’ Crockpot Cold Water

Shiro Cosmetics’ Crockpot Cold Water

Posted on Thursday, at

A nice color that could make a good liner. Just beware of the finish’s tendency to be a little bit patchy, and either layer it, or compensate in some other fashion. This shadow was just slightly hydrophobic, so perhaps using a mixing medium other than water, and/or a slower dry application technique, can give you better results. Blending is a little finicky, as most of the blue is pulled away if you blend either too far out, or...

Entries for Wednesday, October 25 2017

Girly Bits’ The Room Where It Happens

Girly Bits’ The Room Where It Happens

Posted on Wednesday, at

The base shade is multichrome…somewhat. It sticks to the cool end of the color spectrum, and is overall muted, so while the colorshift is present, it isn’t the forefront of the polish. I needed three coats to get full opacity, but three coats gave me maximum colorshift, and was pretty durable. I got nearly five days of chip-free wear out of it…with no topcoat.

Entries for Tuesday, October 24 2017

TKB Trading’s Rhyme collection

TKB Trading’s Rhyme collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

A nice trio, though Jill isn’t an easy color to use - it doesn’t work too well as a highlighter, because it doesn’t adhere easily. All three are micas, so you’ll need to take extra steps to apply these colors evenly and keep them in place longer than 30 minutes.

Entries for Monday, October 23 2017

LaurEss’ Illusion

LaurEss’ Illusion

Posted on Monday, at

Another very nice neutral that I almost didn’t get a chance to pick up! I bought it during the final days of LaurEss’ closedown. There have been other similar shades from other companies - including big-name corporations - and while I have a few variants, it’s something that I use fairly often. (This shade paired with an evergreen or a blackened burgundy looks nice, slightly understated, and a little more sophisticated without being “evening eyeshadow.”)

TKB Trading’s Jack

TKB Trading’s Jack

Posted on Monday, at

Almost a “holiday” red: not overly saturated, not overly bright, but to me it’s halfway between “autumnal” and “Christmassy.”


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