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Swatching all the new Buxom lip polishes - so you don’t have to

Swatching all the new Buxom lip polishes - so you don’t have to

Friday at 7:26 AM: I love the Buxom lip polishes. I have ever since I tried my first one. I liked many of the kit-exclusives from the previous lineup and was hopeful when the collection was revamped - but it looks like not all of them made the cut. Additionally, lots of the previous clues that we used to have about finish or opacity are gone. The “diamond” gals’ artwork had visual clues to tell us that they were, in fact, sparkle-finishes, and the…

Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipstick in Pink Pop (860)

Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipstick in Pink Pop (860)

Friday at 1:15 PM: I thought this would lean more magenta. It’s…a bit lighter than I expected. This shade isn’t something I prefer to wear. The coverage is good. This performs as well as my other matte/creme Colorsensational lipsticks. It’s just…not my favorite color.

BareMinerals’ Gold Gossamer highlighter

BareMinerals’ Gold Gossamer highlighter

Friday at 10:15 AM: Soft metallic gold highlight powder - it can’t really be used to do metallic lining or what have you, but a dusting of this over a lipstick gives a really interesting topcoat! Does work nicely for me as a highlighter, but it is sheer - so definitely not useful for FX, or for a 1980s metallic-makeup look.

Covergirl’s Colorlicious Lipstick in Spellbound (325)

Covergirl’s Colorlicious Lipstick in Spellbound (325)

Friday at 7:15 AM: I picked this color up on a whim. It’s almost - ALMOST - too bright for me to want to reach for daily, but it’s a great shade for me. The coverage is decent for…

Shiro Cosmetics’ Metamorphmagus

Shiro Cosmetics’ Metamorphmagus

Thursday at 10:15 AM:

Shiro Cosmetics’ All Kinds of Courage

Shiro Cosmetics’ All Kinds of Courage

Thursday at 7:15 AM: There is some gold shimmer in this, but it’s very scattered and subtle. It lets the base color take center stage. This color is great for me because I can wear blue, but it’s not…

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Lady Glamis

Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic: Lady Glamis

Wednesday at 1:15 PM: At certain distances and angles, this color starts to show a pink finish. Most of the time, though, the base color is a blackened deep violet.

My Pretty Zombie’s New Age Dolls

My Pretty Zombie’s New Age Dolls

Wednesday at 10:15 AM: This one definitely looks better when applied dry - or, at least, not when using water as the mixing medium. It blends, but it’s got a bit of sootiness to it, so be careful blending…

Girly Bits’ I’m Your Venus

Girly Bits’ I’m Your Venus

Wednesday at 7:15 AM: The copper base color is a little paler than I’d ideally love, but it almost looks like a softened brown - so it doesn’t lean too orange. Application is really smooth, and there’s plenty of…

ColourPop’s Crème Gel Liner collection

ColourPop’s Crème Gel Liner collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: I was interested when the promo images of this line started circulating. I saw a deep teal, a dark green, a deep maroon, and some other interesting-looking shades. I tried both their gel pots and…



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