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Entries for Tuesday, January 09 2018

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Chrome collection

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Chrome collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

This is an older collection, described as having some colorshifting properties. The finishes are almost uniformly smooth metallic, and I do see a little bit of colorshifting in some of the shades, but I don’t see strong multichrome or even always duochrome properties. The ones I thought I’d like best, based off of description and vendor photos, were Chromes 12 and 14. They seemed to have the most visible colorshifts.

Entries for Monday, January 08 2018

Everyday Minerals’ My Place

Everyday Minerals’ My Place

Posted on Monday, at

The pearl finish blocks most of the underlying base color. This works best with an extremely subtle look, where some brightening is needed but no shimmer or sparkle need apply.

Shiro Cosmetics’ Two Hands Means Two Mugs of Cocoa

Shiro Cosmetics’ Two Hands Means Two Mugs of Cocoa

Posted on Monday, at

Good lighter-weight neutral with minimal shimmer, if any. When using as an eyeshadow, it doesn’t love blending too much, so the other shade(s) will have to be the better blenders. As a face color, for me (NC20/NC25 ish) it works nicely as a very subtle contouring shade under either a VERY sheer blush, or paired with a softer highlighter. This is a fairly neutral brown, doesn’t lean overly cool or warm.

Entries for Sunday, January 07 2018

RIP foiling brush

RIP foiling brush

Posted on Sunday, at

Up until now I’ve had one brush for dry application, one for foiling, and one for heavier swatches of blushes and highlighters. (That last is the only brush-type that I don’t use in regular application. I wanted to better show the color in the swatch.) I’ve been using the exact same brushes since I started with the montage-swatches…except for the blush-swatch brush, I’ve only been doing that since about 2014. I used the Crown Chisel Fluff...

Entries for Friday, January 05 2018

Entries for Thursday, January 04 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ I Feel Like Dancing

Shiro Cosmetics’ I Feel Like Dancing

Posted on Thursday, at

This color was exlusive to Femme Fatale. It’s a softer shade with a pretty strong interference shimmer layer that shows up best only at certain lights, but not really at all when the color is applied dry.

My Pretty Zombie’s 43

My Pretty Zombie’s 43

Posted on Thursday, at

MPZ’s 2017 anniversary color. I think that this is mostly the interference color - which is pretty strong.

Entries for Wednesday, January 03 2018

CND’s Vinylux Radiant Chill (260)

CND’s Vinylux Radiant Chill (260)

Posted on Wednesday, at

Not quite a rose-gold…it’s just barely not red enough. But it’s in the ballpark. The formula is fairly good, but it’s also a little thick. It shows streaks and wouldn’t spread evenly. This is an absolutely fantastic color (and formula) for nail stamping.

Entries for Tuesday, January 02 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Great British Makeup Box: Technical

Shiro Cosmetics’ Great British Makeup Box: Technical

Posted on Tuesday, at

For Thanksgiving 2017, Shiro released three makeup kits based on the Great British Bakeoff. One of them had too many blue eyeshadows in it for my preferences (I know, I was shocked at that realization, too.) The other two…well, this is the first one that I bought.

Entries for Monday, January 01 2018

Shiro Cosmetics’ Champagne Fuelled Dance Off

Shiro Cosmetics’ Champagne Fuelled Dance Off

Posted on Monday, at

Very pale near-white tan base color, with a multicolor shimmer finish. I’ve been able to use this as a subtle highlighter shade or as a very light brown eyeshadow.


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