This is the brightest blue in the collection - and the closest to an “intimidating” blue eyeshadow because of the shade and intensity. I like wearing it, even though it tends to try and overpower my grey-blue eyes; but I’ve been a blue-eyeshadow fan for a long time!
Reminds me a bit of Sally Hansen’s Butterscotch, but a bit deeper. This polish would probably work better with three coats, rather than two - I can see a bit of visible nail line. Other than not being quite as opaque as I’d like, this formula has less spreadability than most other CND polishes. I don’t know if that’s due to this being a not-so-great batch, or if this The Yellow Nail Polish Problem: where so...
This is the first of the Redemption palettes to have official names for the colors. It’s a little nicer than me just calling them “1, 2, 3…” direct across the palette! The colors were half-and-half: greys/blacks, and softer near-neutrals. The pigmentation levels were fairly good for MUR Redemption palettes, though all of the colors - with the exception of the matte near-black - are mid-intensity. The matte shades all needed a more thorough application to get decent coverage - again, typical...
When I started swatching these colors, I noticed that many of them had the “sparse scattered shimmer” - I’m taking a wild guess here, and saying that the addition of the shimmer-particles is what pushed these into being “ooops” colors. I think this might have been a batch of Warboy - the red base is a bit light to have been a try at War of Five Armies. (But that’s all guesswork.)
An attractive-enough coolish pink with softened gold shimmer. I was hoping for a slightly cooler pink, though - something that leaned a little more purple. (Also something that was possibly a little more opaque.)
This and Rose Julep are the two lip creams that I actually reach for somewhat regularly. (I only have one tube of Mai Tai, and I’ve already put a bit of a dent in it. Not sure what I’ll do when this one is totally gone…since it was an LE shade.)
An interesting liner shade or accent color. Just enough gold for a good visual highlight, but the base color is definitely brown. I don’t know what actual color Shiro was trying to create, but I like the resulting color! (Sadly, this was part of the Hold My Beer collection, which was limited to begin with…and is now completely gone.)
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