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Entries for Thursday, October 31 2019

My Pretty Zombie’s Ribbon Candy highlighter

My Pretty Zombie’s Ribbon Candy highlighter

Posted on Thursday, at

This is an incredibly sheer highlighter. I can see how it can actually look like it might dull most complexions, because the base is a pale pink buff-grey. The light-reflecting particles are the aqua, and they are a rougher glittery layer rather than a smooth glow. I personally think that it looks interesting as a layer over a deeper blush (to mute a too-bold color without covering it), or as an eye color.

Entries for Wednesday, October 30 2019

Color Club’s Pinkies Up

Color Club’s Pinkies Up

Posted on Wednesday, at

I like the shade, even if it does make my fingers look a bit red. The formula is a little thick, so it doesn’t level out quite as well as I’d like. It also tends to stick and slub up a bit. (The other polishes in this collection didn’t do this, and not all orange polishes behave this way, so perhaps I just got a bad batch.)

Sally Hansen’s Rock My Way (614)

Sally Hansen’s Rock My Way (614)

Posted on Wednesday, at

Dark chocolate. Coffee, straight up. It’s got the standard Xtreme-Wear smooth formula that applies easily and self-levels very nicely. It’s a bit more durable than most other drugstore polishes. This is a darker shade from Sally Hansen, so to avoid yellowing your nails, you’ll want to lay down a base coat first.

Entries for Tuesday, October 29 2019

Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Makers Paint Palette: Pastels

Wet n Wild’s Fantasy Makers Paint Palette: Pastels

Posted on Tuesday, at

This is not my favorite set of colors. I admit, I picked this up for completeness’ sake in 2019. It didn’t come back in 2020, I think because Wet n Wild realized that the mermaid/unicorn wave had definitely crested. The coverage is okay - fairly even, not thin, and it doesn’t require lots and lots of work to get the colors to look good on fairer skintones. I don’t know how these would look over medium skintones, particularly...

BareMinerals’ Buxom Bold Bling Plumping Lip Gloss Set

BareMinerals’ Buxom Bold Bling Plumping Lip Gloss Set

Posted on Tuesday, at

This is a smaller set - good for “stocking stuffers”, and a decent selection, for a three-piece kit. The colors aren’t the best for people with more pigmentation in their lips, but both Clair and Dominique do provide a bit of sparkle that will be visible even if the colors are less so. While Clair isn’t a super-pale shade, none of the Buxom lip polishes are really buildable, so Clair will be a tint rather than a full-coverage...

Entries for Monday, October 28 2019

L’Oréal’s Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Golden Sage (333)

L’Oréal’s Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Golden Sage (333)

Posted on Monday, at

TKB Trading’s Radiant Gold

TKB Trading’s Radiant Gold

Posted on Monday, at

The application is a little patchy, even for an unblended colorant. It doesn’t love mixing with water, and so the dry-over-primer application is actually smoother and more even. I think this is too thick by itself to work as a highlighter; but maybe this would make a good effects layer over darker shadows or lip colors, or in nail polish.

Entries for Saturday, October 26 2019

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Jam Sesh

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Jam Sesh

Posted on Saturday, at

This shade is a bit brighter than I expected. (What can I say: Colourpop, photos, don’t trust.) I was expecting a deep rose rather than a barely-softened candied red. The coverage is good, the exact shade just doesn’t work for me.

Entries for Wednesday, October 23 2019


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