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Entries for Tuesday, October 27 2020

Color Club’s Movie Night Presents: Midnight Showing collection

Color Club’s Movie Night Presents: Midnight Showing collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I love this movie, but I steered clear of the two “shapes” polishes. (I don’t know what they’re called, but they have large glitter or colored plastic pieces in them.) The polishes that I did get are lovely, if not 100% original.

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Matte Quad: In The Forest kit

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Matte Quad: In The Forest kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

The brown is the most saturated color in this set - and the green doesn’t mix well with water, so it ends up applying patchily. I like the concept of this palette - slate blue, deep brown, green, and yellow - but these specific items are a ‘nope’ from me.

Entries for Monday, October 26 2020

Shiro Cosmetics’ Synchronous Fireflies

Shiro Cosmetics’ Synchronous Fireflies

Posted on Monday, at

Synchronous fireflies are one type of firefly. During the mass mating displays, the males actually do all flash at the same time, rather than all flashing at different times (not just once…but several times, but all together now.) There are regular viewing events, too - and looking at some of the videos, I see exactly where the color came from! This color can blend, but blending may take away the green and gold and leave the almost-blackened blue behind.

Notoriously Morbid’s Walking on Sunshine

Notoriously Morbid’s Walking on Sunshine

Posted on Monday, at

I love the base shade on this! It’s a very attractive turquoise-teal that is very intense, very bright. I’m less thrilled with how it looks when applied dry over primer: the base color loses a lot of its intensity, the color is uneven and almost sheer, and the gold is present, but it’s extremely subtle. When I want to use this, I plan ahead and lay down some glitter glue to enhance the blue.

Entries for Sunday, October 25 2020

Milani Cosmetics’ Strobelight Instant Glow Powder in Moon Glow

Milani Cosmetics’ Strobelight Instant Glow Powder in Moon Glow

Posted on Sunday, at

All of the highlighters in this collection are very similar: a sheer beige or tan base with a smooth silver, gold, or copper shimmer. I don’t know how these would look on deeper skintones, but on my fair skin the base shade disappears and the shimmer is extremely subtle - more of a light glow than a strong shimmer. I can easily get the product on my brush, and blend it once applied - it’s just…very very...

NYX Cosmetics’ Epic Wear Liquid Liner in Brown

NYX Cosmetics’ Epic Wear Liquid Liner in Brown

Posted on Sunday, at

Not a thrilling color…unless you eagerly snag every brown eyeliner that comes along because black is Not Your Best Friend. I don’t know that I’d buy this one again simply because of color preference. The application, formula, and longevity are the same as the rest of the Epic Wear Liquid Liners.

Entries for Saturday, October 24 2020

Zoya’s Mai

Zoya’s Mai

Posted on Saturday, at

I initially bought no colors from this collection. Then, when I went back for Sedona, I decided to get Mai as well. The color sits between pink and red - it’s a rosy shade, but it’s deeper than most spring colors, it isn’t as vivid as summer shades, and it’s not the oft-seen “holiday red”. It’s right between Zoya’s Coco and Paige - not as cool as Paige, but more intense than Coco. Two...

NYX Cosmetics’ Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire

NYX Cosmetics’ Vivid Brights Liner in Vivid Sapphire

Posted on Saturday, at

This color isn’t kidding with the “bright” description. It’s not a neon, but it does come close. It’s a lovely blue - I wish that this was available in a more durable, longer-lasting formula. This will stay put for the whole day only if I a) apply it over primer and b) go over it a second time with a sealant. This exact shade washes out most of the color of my blue eyes, but I bet...

Entries for Friday, October 23 2020

Colourpop’s BFF Liquid Liner in Crzy

Colourpop’s BFF Liquid Liner in Crzy

Posted on Friday, at

A deep navy-denim felt tip liquid liner. It’s darker than Blue Ya Mind mascara - I’m not sure why they didn’t try for a better match between these two, since they kept pairing them up on the site. The felt tip lets me have a bit more fine control than a brush; and the pen dispenses just the right amount of product for full coverage with a single stroke. Like the other BFF Liquid Liners, this is...

Entries for Thursday, October 22 2020

Aromaleigh v2’s Lumine highlighter

Aromaleigh v2’s Lumine highlighter

Posted on Thursday, at

A cooler red with a soft pearl finish that is very sheer, and not easily buildable. It doesn’t quite work on its own - for me - as a highlighter; I have used it over another highlighter color to get an intensified color payoff. It can also warm up a neutral blush when applied over the top, as a kind of effects layer. This entire collection is one of the few that survived the transition from Aromaleigh v2 (under...


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