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Entries for Tuesday, November 27 2018

Nails Inc’s Champagne Shine Duo

Nails Inc’s Champagne Shine Duo

Posted on Tuesday, at

My second polish duo from Nails Inc. (the first was the Sparkle Like a Unicorn.) I like the wider, shaped polish brush, and am not a huge fan of the bottle design where you’re often better off pulling of the metallic-effect outer cap and just using the smaller cap. I do like both the colors, though I kind of wish that Fizzical was more of a linear holographic than a scattered holographic. The duotone tan/orange/gold color, Straight...

Entries for Monday, November 26 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Mars in Opposition

Shiro Cosmetics’ Mars in Opposition

Posted on Monday, at

Applies just a little softer than you might think it would, which is kind of nice…unless you were looking for a solidly medium brown shadow. Layering didn’t darken the base shade appreciably. It makes a nice quasi-highlighter, with the multicolored shimmer.

Entries for Saturday, November 24 2018

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Purple

Sephora’s Colorful Shadow Liner in Purple

Posted on Saturday, at

There are three “purple"s in Sephora’s Jumbo Liner collection (in addition to the other purple colors like Lilac.) The “purple"s are…not the same base shade! So if you fall in love with Purple Glitter, don’t grab or avoid this Purple because you think it will look the same except for the glitter. It’s totally different! Where Purple Glitter is a deep grape-violet, this is a red-plum. It’s right on the edge of burgundy.

Entries for Friday, November 23 2018

Bite Beauty’s Multistick in Papaya

Bite Beauty’s Multistick in Papaya

Posted on Friday, at

This shade is just neutral enough that I can wear it, but coral enough that people who need warmer reds can also rock this shade. For me, it’s definitely a spring/summer shade, since that’s when I’m more likely to wear medium and slightly warmer colors that will look best with it. This isn’t as peach/orange as other “papaya” blush colors in my collection. It’s more saturated, it’s more red.

Entries for Thursday, November 22 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Celebr-eight Good Times

Shiro Cosmetics’ Celebr-eight Good Times

Posted on Thursday, at

Shiro’s eight-year anniversary color! It’s a light green (nearly seafoam) with a soft gold shimmer. It’s not a color that I personally can wear easily, with the other colors that I often have on (especially in my wardrobe); but when I can wear it, it really enhances my eyes and looks good on me.

Entries for Wednesday, November 21 2018

Zoya’s Danielle

Zoya’s Danielle

Posted on Wednesday, at

You want a supersaturated purply blue? This is the shade you want! It’s not navy, it’s not grape, it’s precisely between them. It applies easily and spreads out evenly, and it’s pretty durable. The color looks like it might be a stainer, but I didn’t experience that, even without a base coat. It is very saturated, and so any polish that stays behind (like in the cuticles or at the very edges of the nail)...

Entries for Tuesday, November 20 2018

Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Makers Multistick collection

Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Makers Multistick collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I have eyeballed these for years, but abstained because I didn't think that I'd ever actually use them. (I'm not big on actually getting into costume. I'm too lazy.) This year...I finally pulled the trigger. The format is pretty standard jumbo crayon makeup pencil. They're marketed as "face and body crayons", so I don't know if they're eye- or lip-safe. The colors take a bit of time to cure, which means that if you want to apply-and-blend, you've got...

Entries for Monday, November 19 2018

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Love’s Anguish

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Love’s Anguish

Posted on Monday, at

The lighter of the two highlighters in this collection, with a pale pink base and a scattered red-gold interference effect. It can be applied more heavily and used as a light-colored eyeshadow, so in my opinion it’s more of a “multipurpose” color. The white base color can look a bit powdery, but when applied wet, it evens out a bit and also can be buffed away.

Entries for Saturday, November 17 2018

Kiko Cosmetics’ Long Lasting Stick Shadow in Burgundy (37)

Kiko Cosmetics’ Long Lasting Stick Shadow in Burgundy (37)

Posted on Saturday, at

In 2012, on Twitter, I begged companies to release burgundy eyeliners. Not pink, not red, but burgundy. They listened! (Who am I kidding. It was overall trends, not anything that I said or did. But I’m cheering anyway!!) This is in a stick/crayon form, so if you want a super-thin line you’ll have to use a brush, but I’m still counting this as a “win” for burgundy liners. The application is easy, the color goes on smooth...

Entries for Friday, November 16 2018

Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara in Purple

Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara in Purple

Posted on Friday, at

Why are more companies not releasing medium-deep purple mascara? The color looks closer to “natural” lashes unless or until someone looks closely, but it does have visible coloring. The color is great, but the overall formula is a bit clumpy with two coats, and a bit patchy with one. I’m also not fond of the washable (ie, not waterproof) formula.


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