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Entries for Thursday, September 07 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Glowstick of Destiny

Shiro Cosmetics’ Glowstick of Destiny

Posted on Thursday, at

There’s a pretty strong, solid interference layer on this color. The color looks more like a blue-based gold, than a blue with a gold shift. The gold can be lightened by blending or buffing the color once its dried (and before you set it with fixative or finishing spray) but that will soften the base blue color a bit. If you want a light blue…get another color! But if you’re happy to have a solid-coverage light blue...

Entries for Wednesday, September 06 2017

Zoya’s Courtney

Zoya’s Courtney

Posted on Wednesday, at

The formula on this was good, but the coverage was a bit uneven. I might have been able to even it out with a third coat, but since the second coat deepened the red, I didn’t want to get a nearly dark-brown red with the third coat.

Entries for Tuesday, September 05 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Blacks Eyeliner collection

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Blacks Eyeliner collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

The partner-collection to NYX’s Faux Whites eyeliner pencils. These aren’t necessarily blackened colored liners, or even colors with a black base (like the Faux Whites were all varying tints of white), but they are all deeper shades, and are all pretty saturated. They all apply fairly well, and are varying degrees of smudgeable, but they cure into a liner color that stays in place and doesn’t fade away for the better part of a full day.

Entries for Monday, September 04 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Push in the Right Direction

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Push in the Right Direction

Posted on Monday, at

Yes, this is a blackened brown base…but it looks like a purple-brown because of the really strong blue interference layer. It makes a fantastic liner shade. The color is -=extremely=- pigmented, so you only need a little bit. It is blendable, but - again - only use a little bit for the base application, and use a clean brush for blending.

Shiro Cosmetics’ On Love: Eros

Shiro Cosmetics’ On Love: Eros

Posted on Monday, at

I have other similar shades, but this is the brightest of the metallic red shadows in my collection. Burnout is a bit more burgundy, and Royal is a bit deeper as well. The finish is a softened metallic, so there’s the smoother color without the occasional sharper, more reflective metallic-finish features.

Entries for Friday, September 01 2017

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Poppin’

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Poppin’

Posted on Friday, at

This is one of the “Matte X” shades introduced in 2016. The improved finish means that it doesn’t emphasize any dryness like the previous matte formula (and so many other matte formulas) did.

Entries for Thursday, August 31 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Tarzan Swing with the Garden Hose

Shiro Cosmetics’ Tarzan Swing with the Garden Hose

Posted on Thursday, at

I thought this color might be a little darker…but this complements my eyes better and works better than a darker gilded-olive shade would.

Entries for Wednesday, August 30 2017

CND’s Vinylux Mercurial (253)

CND’s Vinylux Mercurial (253)

Posted on Wednesday, at

Going just by the official artwork, this should be a little bit more gold-toned. I think that I see some gold flashes at certain angles, like a pale gold-ish duochrome. But…it’s not an all-over thing, and it isn’t very strong, so it could easily be my brain trying to make allowances for what should be there…but manifestly is not. What this polish is, is a good-quality, even-spreading, durable bright-pewter foil. It could almost be a one-coater,...

Entries for Tuesday, August 29 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Collection of Calamitous Cosmetics collection

Shiro Cosmetics’ A Collection of Calamitous Cosmetics collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

This color palette didn’t really interest me too much when it originally came out, but good neutrals are great additions to any collection, and Shiro makes some of the best eyeshadows I’ve ever tried. So eventually, I bought myself a sample set and started swatching.


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