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Entries for Monday, June 18 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Frangipanic

Shiro Cosmetics’ Frangipanic

Posted on Monday, at

This color changes character quitea bit when applied! The base color is really obscured by the finish, which is both pearl-smooth and utterly nonreflective. It’s also quite ashy-looking. It’s not really suitable for use as a liner, because even if you wanted a lighter brown, the finish lightens this color quite a lot.

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Pink Chrome

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Pink Chrome

Posted on Monday, at

The color isn’t quite as “tulip-pink” as it appears in the pot, but it’s a little deeper than “baby” or “ballerina” pink. The color payoff was pretty good, and there doesn’t appear to be any base blackening or white-ish base.

Entries for Thursday, June 14 2018

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Singing Lyre

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Singing Lyre

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Entries for Wednesday, June 13 2018

Zoya’s Talia

Zoya’s Talia

Posted on Wednesday, at

I love this shade of blue! It's saturated without being dark navy or a vivid bright.

Zoya’s Cinnamon

Zoya’s Cinnamon

Posted on Wednesday, at

I like this color, but I wish the formula was just a little bit better. It doesn’t self-level nearly as well as it could, with some visible “furrows” on some of my nails in this manicure.

Entries for Tuesday, June 12 2018

Zoya’s Island Fun collection

Zoya’s Island Fun collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

Medium-depth vivid colors with a creme finish. All are totally opaque, and most of them are a bit stubborn to remove. Most of the shades have near-dupes from other lines and collections, but one - Jace - is relatively unique. There are other polishes somewhat similar to Jace, I don’t have (nor have I found) any that are the exact same shade. These are extremely pigmented, and work very well for nail art - either stamping or freehand.

Entries for Monday, June 11 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Matching Flower Crowns

Shiro Cosmetics’ Matching Flower Crowns

Posted on Monday, at

Very similar to TKB Trading’s Pearl Green, but with far better application and adhesion (which makes sense, since TKB’s Pearl colors are unblended micas.) The faint hints of coral that are visible in the pot don’t show up when applied dry, but they did seem to come out of hiding when I foiled this color.

Shiro Cosmetics / Detrivore’s The Hollow Dark

Shiro Cosmetics / Detrivore’s The Hollow Dark

Posted on Monday, at

Black under-layer, and a mix of navy and deep turquoise as the primary visible color. The shade is opaque enough that I think it will work well on any skintone without any lessened color payoff. I like this on me best as a liner or an accent shade, but it’s saturated enough that I can’t use it as an all-over shade or it will visually take over my entire face.

Entries for Friday, June 08 2018

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Fatalis collection

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Fatalis collection

Posted on Friday, at

These colors were originally released for Halloween 2015. All of the shades were marketed as colorshifters, and all of the eyeshadows (as opposed to the multipurpose powders) are sold in smaller amounts, due to the higher price of the ingredients. In my swatching experience with these, the color shifts are more readily in some colors than others, even when moving my arm so that the light is at different angles.


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