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Entries for Friday, December 15 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Vamp lip cream in Temptress

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Vamp lip cream in Temptress

Posted on Friday, at

This was one of the first of these that I had - because it was in the set that I bought on sale. The application is about on par with the rest of the “vamp” colors - it can be a little bit uneven, and because it’s such a dark shade, that unevenness is more noticeable. It’s an attractive color, it’s just not a shade that I personally reach for.

Entries for Thursday, December 14 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Ravishing

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Ravishing

Posted on Thursday, at

The orange and red dominate this one, but the colorshift through to gold is definitely there. I like this one because it’s autumnal, where the others are (mostly) “winter jeweltone” shades. This was one of the first colors from the Premiums collection that I knew I wanted to get. (Magical was the other one.)

Entries for Wednesday, December 13 2017

Zoya’s Giada

Zoya’s Giada

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is such a wonderfully smooth metallic finish…there’s very little visible graininess or texturing at all, it’s just shiny and light-reflecting. The color is very rich but not so dark it’s almost black (Zoya’s done a few of those.)

Entries for Tuesday, December 12 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ The Premiums collection

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ The Premiums collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I love multichromes! I get so excited about multichrome eyeshadows or nail polishes…and then get so let down when they turn out to be sheer, need four coats to see the multichromatic effects, or need a certain product to make the colorshifts more visible than “a hint”. When I first saw posts about the Premium eyeshadows from Dawn Eyes Cosmetics, I thought: there’s got to be a catch. Do you have to use a glitter glue? Do they...

Entries for Monday, December 11 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Mystical

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Mystical

Posted on Monday, at

Mystical covers the cool end of the spectrum pretty thoroughly. The purple shows up more strongly at extreme angles, and when it shows up it’s a rich violet.

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Alluring

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Alluring

Posted on Monday, at

This colorshift combination has been tried a lot of times as a nail polish…and somehow, it rarely works. It works VERY well in this eyeshadow, though! I think the reason that it works is because the shift doesn’t stop at gold, but moves past into green. It’s actually visible! (The various nail polishes that have tried this must have used a lot less of the colorshifting ingredient, because they really only catch the middle of this spectrum.)...

Entries for Friday, December 08 2017

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Rocket

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Rocket

Posted on Friday, at

This color is a little more orange and a little less pink than it appeared on the vendor-site photos. Still…it’s not so orange that I can’t wear it. The formula on this one was pretty good - I got very little feathering, and it went on evenly.

Entries for Thursday, December 07 2017

Sobe Botanicals’ Insomnia

Sobe Botanicals’ Insomnia

Posted on Thursday, at

Ended up being a bit softer than I thought it would be; but it’s a nice quasi-neutral. I would have preferred a shimmer or satin finish to pearl - buffing down the finish loses me quite a bit of the base color.


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