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Entries for Friday, May 25 2018

Bite Beauty’s Multistick in Mauvember

Bite Beauty’s Multistick in Mauvember

Posted on Friday, at

This color was introduced in November 2017. I like this shade, but I do wish that it had been more purple…you know, actually “mauve.” (They probably chose not to do that, to make the color more widely appealing. But damn, I could really wear the heck out of a reddish-brown purple, or even a paler purple!) This is a pretty versatile shade for me. It works equally well for my lips, cheeks, and lids.

Entries for Thursday, May 24 2018

Simply Naturals’ Plasma

Simply Naturals’ Plasma

Posted on Thursday, at

I’ve had this for so many years…I can’t believe I hadn’t swatched it before this point. The color complements my eyes very nicely, and compared to some of the Simply Naturals colors, this has pretty good adhesion. I can’t find any single TKB mica that I own, that matches this color exactly. It’s possible that the original colorant was discontinued (I did buy this a decade ago), or that this color is a combination...

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Viper’s Sting

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Viper’s Sting

Posted on Thursday, at

When I apply this wet, I see more of the different colors in this shade - discrete dots of color, like a pointilist painting. It looks very similar to Mercurial, from the Alchemie collection. (Mercurial has a little more blue in it, but they’re extremely close!)

Entries for Wednesday, May 23 2018

Color Club’s Bell Bottom Babe

Color Club’s Bell Bottom Babe

Posted on Wednesday, at

This was the only color I got from the Poptastic collection. I thought it would have a stronger duotone/interference effect, but the red shimmer-layer is a bit faint. There’s a very faint red interference effect - EXTREMELY faint. It took me three coats to get to full opacity. The finish is almost faintly textured - there’s some light-reflection, but not much. If you prefer your manicures to have a shiny finish, this would probably not be a...

Entries for Tuesday, May 22 2018

ColourPop’s Lux Lipstick collection

ColourPop’s Lux Lipstick collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

When the screenshots of this collection flooded Instagram, my first thoughts were “I do not need more lipsticks” and “...but there’s a lavender one!” I told myself that I’d consider the lavender. I can wear purple and purple-leaning blush and lip shades, and I look good in them. When the collection was released and I got slightly better images of the various colors, I decided against the lavender. There was one medium-range fuchsia-purple that was a bit too...

Entries for Monday, May 21 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Crème Pâtissière

Shiro Cosmetics’ Crème Pâtissière

Posted on Monday, at

I have a few other similar colors to this one; but it’s something that works very well for me and I use them fairly often. It leans just barely warm, but on me it’s a definite neutral color. It harmonizes well with the other colors in the Technical collection. It’s just barely sheer, but buildable. For me, it works best to soften darker colors than I’m blending out to “neutral”.

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Wild Solitude

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Wild Solitude

Posted on Monday, at

This is almost more of a brown than a pink. (When I received my jar, I had to check the label several times because I was sure that I’d been accidentally sent a different color.) The application is on the better end of my experiences with Aromaleigh v2.1 shadows - good pigmentation, even application, and it mixes decently with water.

Entries for Sunday, May 20 2018

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Sunrise Valley collection

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Sunrise Valley collection

Posted on Sunday, at

About six months after my first DEC purchase, I decided to slowly start getting sample sets of all of the older collections - both because I’m an Extreme Completist, and so that I could get a better idea of which colors I wanted to buy myself. Not long after I placed the final order for samples, the DEC website closed down for their rebranding. When the site came back, none of these older collections were available. Some colors may...

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Timeless collection

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Timeless collection

Posted on Sunday, at

About six months after my first DEC purchase, I decided to slowly start getting sample sets of all of the older collections - both because I’m an Extreme Completist, and so that I could get a better idea of which colors I wanted to buy myself. Not long after I placed the final order for samples, the DEC website closed down for their rebranding. When the site came back, none of these older collections were available. Some colors may...

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Fall and Halloween 2015 collection

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Fall and Halloween 2015 collection

Posted on Sunday, at

About six months after my first DEC purchase, I decided to slowly start getting sample sets of all of the older collections - both because I’m an Extreme Completist, and so that I could get a better idea of which colors I wanted to buy myself. Not long after I placed the final order for samples, the DEC website closed down for their rebranding. When the site came back, none of these older collections were available. Some colors may...


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