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Entries for Monday, October 15 2018

Entries for Saturday, October 13 2018

Real Techniques’ Powder Brush

Real Techniques’ Powder Brush

Posted on Saturday, at

This brush head is softer, less dense, very thick, and slightly shaped. The handle is standard Real Techniques: metallic, medium length, and flared at the bottom so that the brush can stand on its end. I haven’t seen as many copies of this brush type as I have the Blush Brush…but possibly the markets are concentrating on counterfeits rather than dupes. (The Real Techniques Blush Brush does have a clear dupe available on Ebay, under the name “Pro...

Entries for Friday, October 12 2018

L’Oréal’s Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Waterproof Mascara

L’Oréal’s Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Waterproof Mascara

Posted on Friday, at

This is my favorite of the Voluminous mascaras, with Butterfly Sculpt running a close second. I don’t feel like the wand is going to take my eye out I like the definition that I get with this mascara - the brush helps the mascara cover and then separate each lash well and evenly, while adding a little length. While I do have to do more than one single stroke to get all of my lashes, it’s because I...

Entries for Thursday, October 11 2018

Entries for Wednesday, October 10 2018

Zoya’s Mirajane

Zoya’s Mirajane

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is the only color I bought out of the UltraBright Neons collection. It’s the only color I want to buy from that collection. It’s described as “neon navy,” and it’s definitely a deeper shade. It leans a bit blue-violet. When I wear it over black or brown, I get the slightly deeper blue-violet. Wearing it over white, I get a brighter shade that leans a little more toward blue. This color is a jelly/semisheer, so...

Zoya’s Lacey

Zoya’s Lacey

Posted on Wednesday, at

I didn’t know if I would like the colors in this collection, so I left them sit. I do like this and Amira - both slightly pastel, but faded and muted rather than only “lightened”.

Entries for Tuesday, October 09 2018

Makeup Revolution’s Camoflage and Ultra Base Corrector Palettes

Makeup Revolution’s Camoflage and Ultra Base Corrector Palettes

Posted on Tuesday, at

Two color corrector palettes, each containing the same eight shades: pink, lavender, green, putty-yellow, peach, white, cream, and orange-brown. (Yes, I take exception with some of their shade-names.) They look identical. So why the price difference? The packaging is certainly different. The ingredients also differ. And, overall, the colors in the Ultra Base (dark packaging) appear to have a slightly brighter base, which could cause the color corrected areas to look ashy on deeper fair-to-medium skintones. These palettes won’t...

Entries for Monday, October 08 2018

Entries for Saturday, October 06 2018

Sephora’s Professionnel Blush Brush

Sephora’s Professionnel Blush Brush

Posted on Saturday, at

I picked this up a few months before the line got its makeover. I had not had great luck with blush brushes, and wanted to give this a try. The brush head is nicely dense without being rigid, so it lays down a good amount of product. I feel like the angle of the brush helps with application: most of the blush concentrated on my cheekbones; a tiny bit above them; and more below, but softer.

Entries for Friday, October 05 2018

Jordana’s Twist n Shine Balmstain in Fresh Fig (10)

Jordana’s Twist n Shine Balmstain in Fresh Fig (10)

Posted on Friday, at

When I first saw this on Jordana’s website, I thought that it would be a color-dupe for Buxom Brooklyn - it might have some brown undertones to it, I thought. This is great! Sadly…it’s definitely more of a medium-deep red. The shade match isn’t quite what I had hoped for. It’s still the same low-cost lip stain formula as the other balmstains in Jordana’s collection. It’s just not the shade match I thought...


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