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Entries for Wednesday, September 13 2017

CND’s Vinylux Lilac Eclipse (250)

CND’s Vinylux Lilac Eclipse (250)

Posted on Wednesday, at

A muted version of Lilac Longing (from the original lineup) and a polish that I think might pair well with Mystic Slate (from the upcoming Glacial Illusion collection.) I like this color very much! The formula could have been just a tiny bit better in terms of spreadability, but overall the polish performed well.

Entries for Tuesday, September 12 2017

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Goddess of the Month collection

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Goddess of the Month collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

Ever since the company’s return in 2012, I’ve periodically bought eyeshadows from Aromaleigh, hopeful that they’d return to their former quality. Sadly, that didn’t quite happen…but Aromaleigh still makes fantastic blushes and highlighters. Their assortment is a bit wider than most companies, and the Goddess of the Month program ensures a steady supply. I use many of them as less-pigmented eyeshadows - they’re not as colorsaturated as most eyeshadows, true; but I effectively pay a...

Entries for Monday, September 11 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Divine Justice

Shiro Cosmetics’ Divine Justice

Posted on Monday, at

I have some similar shades from other companies, but I don't know that any of them have this level of color payoff. The pearl finish isn't solid enough to overpower the base color - it can be further buffed away, if you prefer a truly minimal finish.

LaurEss’ Impression

LaurEss’ Impression

Posted on Monday, at

I can’t tell if this is a strong green over a black base, or a strong green over a really dark green base. I don’t get a lot of the sooty leave-behind that some blackened shades can put down, so to me that’s a definite plus. The color applies a little less intense than I’d like, but it’s buildable.

Entries for Friday, September 08 2017

Entries for Thursday, September 07 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Glowstick of Destiny

Shiro Cosmetics’ Glowstick of Destiny

Posted on Thursday, at

There’s a pretty strong, solid interference layer on this color. The color looks more like a blue-based gold, than a blue with a gold shift. The gold can be lightened by blending or buffing the color once its dried (and before you set it with fixative or finishing spray) but that will soften the base blue color a bit. If you want a light blue…get another color! But if you’re happy to have a solid-coverage light blue...

Entries for Wednesday, September 06 2017

Zoya’s Courtney

Zoya’s Courtney

Posted on Wednesday, at

The formula on this was good, but the coverage was a bit uneven. I might have been able to even it out with a third coat, but since the second coat deepened the red, I didn’t want to get a nearly dark-brown red with the third coat.

Entries for Tuesday, September 05 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Blacks Eyeliner collection

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Blacks Eyeliner collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

The partner-collection to NYX’s Faux Whites eyeliner pencils. These aren’t necessarily blackened colored liners, or even colors with a black base (like the Faux Whites were all varying tints of white), but they are all deeper shades, and are all pretty saturated. They all apply fairly well, and are varying degrees of smudgeable, but they cure into a liner color that stays in place and doesn’t fade away for the better part of a full day.

Entries for Monday, September 04 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Push in the Right Direction

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Push in the Right Direction

Posted on Monday, at

Yes, this is a blackened brown base…but it looks like a purple-brown because of the really strong blue interference layer. It makes a fantastic liner shade. The color is -=extremely=- pigmented, so you only need a little bit. It is blendable, but - again - only use a little bit for the base application, and use a clean brush for blending.


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