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Entries for Friday, June 19 2020

NYX Cosmetics’ Slide On Eye Pencil in Black Sparkle

NYX Cosmetics’ Slide On Eye Pencil in Black Sparkle

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Entries for Thursday, June 18 2020

Milani Cosmetics’ Rose Powder blush in Coral Cove

Milani Cosmetics’ Rose Powder blush in Coral Cove

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This is a pretty color in the pan, but it applies nearly invisible! I had to work hard to get enough powder on the brush for a heavier swatch, and that was still pretty sheer. It is buildable, though, so I can get a nice soft wash of color that can be deepened to a coral-pink

Colourpop’s Lippie Stix in Brills

Colourpop’s Lippie Stix in Brills

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I picked this color up nearly two years ago, and forgot to actually swatch it. It’s lighter than I thought it would be, even before I was in my “make it vanpy” phase. This isn’t quite a pastel lip color, but it is close. I was really hoping for a deeper shade - something closer to “easter candy” purple and less of a lilac or lavender. The formula is good, and it applies smoothly and stays in place...

Entries for Wednesday, June 17 2020

Color Club’s Modern Pink

Color Club’s Modern Pink

Posted on Wednesday, at

A neon pink polish with great color payoff and a wonderful formula. There is one place where I gooped up my manicure just a bit in these photos (look at the ring finger), but on all of the other nails you see lovely smooth even surface.

Color Club’s Classic Blue

Color Club’s Classic Blue

Posted on Wednesday, at

I do love these sapphire-blue polishes! Occasionally I like navy, sometimes a robins-egg blue…but a clear sapphire polish is so lovely. This is Color Club’s version of Pantone’s 2020 color of the year.

Entries for Tuesday, June 16 2020

Makeup Revolution’s Maxi Reloaded Palette in Baby Grand

Makeup Revolution’s Maxi Reloaded Palette in Baby Grand

Posted on Tuesday, at

Initially, when I saw these, I thought: I am not going to need a palette that large! Then the pandemic hit, and after seeing the whole lineup…I caved and bought them all. Baby Grand is palette of purples, fuchsias, cabernets, browns, and a few neutrals. There are four metallics, half a dozen quasi-shimmers, and the rest is evenly split between mattes, satins. Once applied, they stay in place fairly well but will last a little longer and be a...

Color Club’s Cabin Fever collection

Color Club’s Cabin Fever collection

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I didn’t pick up these colors until four years after the collection was released. I got some kits during a sale at Color Club’s web site, and after finding out they were from the same collection, went looking for more. (This came out the same time as China Glaze’s The Great Outdoors collection, which didn’t grab my interest.) The whole collection is creme polishes, and many are darker or have brown bases. The entire collection is...

Entries for Monday, June 15 2020

L’Oréal’s Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald (355)

L’Oréal’s Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Golden Emerald (355)

Posted on Monday, at

This is such a lovely, changeable color. It applies with some grey undertones, and can look more olive in some lights and depending upon which other colors are close to it. It is a near-“cream-to-powder” formula like all of these eyeshadows, so it does not mix easily with most mixing mediums. I use a smudge brush to pick up and apply the product, then a slightly dense blending brush to finalize the application.

Shiro Cosmetics’ Orionid

Shiro Cosmetics’ Orionid

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This color definitely softens upon application! I was really looking forward to another rich red from Shiro (like Save The World or Corona or Daddy's Lil Monster)

Entries for Sunday, June 14 2020

My Pretty Zombie’s Myotonic highlighter

My Pretty Zombie’s Myotonic highlighter

Posted on Sunday, at

This is sold as a highlighter, but it’s pigmented enough to work well as an eyeshadow. The main color is baby blue, and the interference effect is very visible. I do wish that this mixed better with water, though, because the foiled application has an even stronger, reddish shimmer and the base color looks less blue and a bit like a cool white.


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