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Entries for Saturday, December 31 2016

ColourPop’s Crème Gel Liner in Timber

ColourPop’s Crème Gel Liner in Timber

Posted on Saturday, at

This color was part of the original Crème Gel Liner and Color collections. It applies well and stays put for quite a few hours, even without the use of a primer. (Want it to stay all day? Use a primer.) This is a little darker than some of the grey liners out there, not as dark as some of the “dark charcoal” shades.

Saturday Soundtrack: Moments of Pleasure (Kate Bush)

Saturday Soundtrack: Moments of Pleasure (Kate Bush)

Posted on Saturday, at

So while this year has been utter garbage, we all need to concentrate on the good bits, to keep ourselves sane and rejuvenated for the long haul of idiocy ahead. Also, because - as this shit-spackled muppet fart of a year* has reminded us again and again - hold tight to your memories and experiences, because people can leave you without warning.

Entries for Friday, December 30 2016

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Red lip cream in Candy Apple

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Red lip cream in Candy Apple

Posted on Friday, at

A brighter red than I would normally grab…but it was part of one of the sets that I picked up on deep discount, so it was nice to get this color when, otherwise, I might not be tempted to buy it. This has fuchsia tones, almost neon. This is definitely a late spring/high summer “fun” color for me. It is pretty saturated, but does require fairly frequent touch-ups because any smudging or fading is very obvious.

Entries for Thursday, December 29 2016

Lost in Makeupland’s Xian-pu

Lost in Makeupland’s Xian-pu

Posted on Thursday, at

When applied, this color lost a bit of the intensity I saw in the pot. I was expecting something pretty saturated, but I got a “faded-denim” vibe instead. Which isn’t necessarily bad…unless the color seen in the pot, that near-neon purple-blue, is what people really wanted.

Entries for Wednesday, December 28 2016

Polish Me Silly’s Truth or Dare

Polish Me Silly’s Truth or Dare

Posted on Wednesday, at

I kind of wish that Truth or Dare had slightly more of a visible color-morph/multichrome effect than it does…but I can always see at least two colors on any of my nails, regardless of the light angle, so it’s more colorful than some multichrome polishes in my collection. It’s also a two-coater.

Entries for Tuesday, December 27 2016

BareMinerals’ Buxom Lipgloss Roulette

BareMinerals’ Buxom Lipgloss Roulette

Posted on Tuesday, at

This kit was a great way to either get a bunch of mini Buxoms for yourself, or to get and use as several stocking stuffers. This was released the holiday after the lineup revamp, so even if you’d eagerly bought every lip polish and lip cream available before late spring 2014, you could still get 8 of the new colors. (If you hadn’t exercised any restraint…well, nothing in here was limited edition, and everything was part of the regular...

Entries for Monday, December 26 2016

Fyrinnae’s Envy Me

Fyrinnae’s Envy Me

Posted on Monday, at

The base shade might be found in many other eyeshadow palettes…but without the faint green satin/pearl finish. I love wearing this as an “everyday”/work-safe non-neutral. I’m just sorry that it’s been discontinued!

Persephone Minerals’ 42

Persephone Minerals’ 42

Posted on Monday, at

A very pretty color!...with less-than-great color payoff. The wet application looks fairly even, but the dry application was a bit patchy.


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