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Entries for Wednesday, November 08 2017

Nails Inc’s Dream Dust

Nails Inc’s Dream Dust

Posted on Wednesday, at

The second half of Nails Inc.‘s Unicorn duo. This is almost a one-coat polish, even without deliberately applying it thicker. Two coats (for me) sees the gold overwhelming the fuchsia-rose base color. A third coat…pretty much was a sparkly gold metallic manicure. Not a bad look, just one that I wasn’t looking for.

Entries for Tuesday, November 07 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Into the Unknown collection

Shiro Cosmetics’ Into the Unknown collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I’m only guessing, but I think I know what Shiro’s color-pixies were working on, when they created the colors that eventually ended up in Recipes for Human Food. A lot of these shades look similar to shades in that collection. (That’s my explanation for not spotting any colors I wanted to buy: most of them were too similar to colors I’d recently gotten from Shiro.) The colors are very well pigmented, and a few have a...

Entries for Monday, November 06 2017

Everyday Minerals’ Flourish

Everyday Minerals’ Flourish

Posted on Monday, at

This shade isn’t as saturated as other blackened browns, so it’s a softer-looking liner shade. Another advantage of not being so saturated: using it as a contour shade doesn’t automatically mean having a quasi-smoked-out eyeshadow ensemble.

TKB Trading’s Matte Red Pop

TKB Trading’s Matte Red Pop

Posted on Monday, at

This might be a neutral red…or I might just be fooling myself. Either way, it’s great to get a ready-to-wear red! (Like all the various Pop colors, this has additional ingredients to help with application. This isn’t just pure colorant.)

Entries for Friday, November 03 2017

Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick in Fireball

Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick in Fireball

Posted on Friday, at

I got this in a kit, paired with its lipliner. I wanted something that leaned a little orange-red. I didn’t do much crosschecking, though, or I might have learned that this was a sheer color and skipped it. (Sheer deep or bold colors work for me, sometimes. Sheer mediums are not something I know how to use to its best advantage.)

Entries for Thursday, November 02 2017

Sobe Botanicals’ Goodnight

Sobe Botanicals’ Goodnight

Posted on Thursday, at

A pretty enough color, but this formula was a bit patchy in some areas. I have other similar shades from other indie vendors, and while those didn’t have much or any sparkle (except one), they performed better and lasted longer.

Entries for Wednesday, November 01 2017

Zoya’s Wyatt

Zoya’s Wyatt

Posted on Wednesday, at

I picked this up during the Earth Day 2017 promo - for nearly three years there weren’t any Zoya collections that made me sit up and take notice (and I was very pleased with CND’s Vinylux polish for application and longevity) but when I had a chance to get Zoya polishes for the same price that they used to be when I first started buying them, I placed a monster order. I don’t usually wear greens as the...

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.


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