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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.

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.


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