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Entries for Saturday, July 25 2020

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Totally Toffee

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Totally Toffee

Posted on Saturday, at

This color doesn’t work well for me. It’s just barely too warm. I have some medium-light rosewood-brown lip colors, but this is a little warmer than they. The formula for this one was a little firmer, a little less smooth to apply. It does draw a line, but it’s not a sharp or a smooth line.

Color Club’s Au Naturel

Color Club’s Au Naturel

Posted on Saturday, at

This polish is a standard darker brown creme - dark, but not blackened or brown-black. It’s solidly brown. The formula in the bottle that I got…kind of stinks. It doesn’t apply evenly, so there are thin spots in a 2-coat manicure and the thicker bits didn’t totally cure before I put on the second coat. Additionally, there’s a little bit of bubbling. I hope that this is something that can be fixed, or something that...

Entries for Friday, July 24 2020

NYX Cosmetics’ Slide On Eye Pencil in Pure White

NYX Cosmetics’ Slide On Eye Pencil in Pure White

Posted on Friday, at

White eye liner. This applies nicer than other white eye pencils, but it still isn’t my favorite. I prefer to use white liquid or felt-tip liners. It does make a nice white waterline pencil, and if you prefer eyeliner pencils, this is one of the better white ones. The formula’s fairly decent.

Entries for Thursday, July 23 2020

Colourpop’s Lite Stix in Uoeno

Colourpop’s Lite Stix in Uoeno

Posted on Thursday, at

I was very excited to get ahold of this one! It was described as “rose gold”, and I hoped that it would have a sheer pink or red base. That isn’t totally the case…there’s a sheer base shade, and it looks like a red-gold at certain angles, but that’s only at angles, and it’s barely glimpsed. When this collection was first released, this color kept going out of stock. However, it didn’t survive the...

Colourpop’s Lippie Stix in Are You Surreal

Colourpop’s Lippie Stix in Are You Surreal

Posted on Thursday, at

A brighter pink lip color that’s right on the edge of being a neon shade…but it’s just barely not.

Entries for Wednesday, July 22 2020

Color Club’s No Ordinary Love

Color Club’s No Ordinary Love

Posted on Wednesday, at

This polish…it’s just bad. The formula is thick and goopy, and doesn’t self-level worth a damn. The color is okay, though I personally prefer my off-whites to be a little less ivory-leaning. The gold shimmer effect is nice, very understated and elegant. This delightful subtlety is thrown off by the base being a petulant lump. Lovey Dovey, also from the Under My Spell collection, is a very similar shade. It’s a brighter white, but it also...

Color Club’s Youthquake

Color Club’s Youthquake

Posted on Wednesday, at

I have several neon pinks from Color Club, but I think this is the only neon red. It looks like it might be pink in their vendor photos (which are “arte” and thus only loose interpretations…dang it Color Club, stop that shit) but it’s definitely a bright neon red. It reminds me of a brighter version of the “cherry” dipped cones that Dairy Queen used to sell when I was a kid. The formula is fairly good, but...

Entries for Tuesday, July 21 2020

IT Cosmetics + Alex and Ani Your Celestial Wonder kit

IT Cosmetics + Alex and Ani Your Celestial Wonder kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

I have never been hugely moved by packaging or visual branding. The whole mermaids and unicorns rut that seemed to go on for decades instead of just years barely caught my interest. But apparently, brush handles decorated with stars are my weak spot. (I was also interested in trying more dense, fluffy foundation brushes, so this was The Perfect Thing to pop up while I was browsing Ulta’s site.) This is, for me, a great foundation buffing brush. It’...

My Pretty Zombie’s What Kind of Goat Is This? Collection

My Pretty Zombie’s What Kind of Goat Is This? Collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I found out about this collection long after it had been released - I only just bought these shades in November or December 2019. I only picked up the eyeshadows and highlighter, as is my usual. Myotonic is pigmented enough that I can easily use it as an eyeshadow, and La Mancha is an interesting blue-green based duotone.

Entries for Monday, July 20 2020

Notoriously Morbid’s Logic Boy

Notoriously Morbid’s Logic Boy

Posted on Monday, at

For folks who ready my write-up of Armadillo Debutante a few hours ago and really wanted just the base color without any shimmer…well, this is a little more brown, but it’s so very very close! This is a matte finish eyeshadow. It applies evenly with minimal or no fallout (depending on your application method), has good color payoff, and blends very easily.


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