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Entries for Friday, November 17 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Red lip cream in Knock Out

NYX Cosmetics’ Simply Red lip cream in Knock Out

Posted on Friday, at

A little bit warm, but not really red-orange. I got this color on sale, and while it isn’t quite as interse a shade as Candy Apple, it’s close. Not sure how often I will wear this shade, though if I go over it with finishing powder that might soften the color a bit.

Entries for Thursday, November 16 2017

TKB Trading’s Matte Purple Pop

TKB Trading’s Matte Purple Pop

Posted on Thursday, at

This is such a great color! It’s almost indigo, but isn’t quite blue enough. It’s got a very solid color payoff. There is a little staining, but you can avoid that by using a cream base or primer.

TKB Trading’s Matte Blue Pop

TKB Trading’s Matte Blue Pop

Posted on Thursday, at

Halfway between “pool-queue chalk” and a cool sapphire. This does stain a bit, so make sure you use a base, like a cream shadow or shadow pencil. Like all of the Pop colors, it has ingredients to increase longevity and make application easier, so while I still would use a primer or base with this, you don’t have to take as much care applying this as you would most of the rest of TKB’s colorants.

Entries for Wednesday, November 15 2017

Entries for Tuesday, November 14 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Divas and Dramas collection

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Divas and Dramas collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

The Dramatica colors (which are apparently repromotes from a previous year’s Halloween collection) remind me a bit of Aromaleigh’s old Bete Noire colors: they’re very definitely blackened, and make amazing eyeliners. The final six colors in this collection are based off of the colorshifting Premiums - which are amazing and astounding and I urge everyone to check those out. (Multichromes that show the multichrome aspect without requiring the use of specific techniques or products!!) While these Divas...

Entries for Monday, November 13 2017

LaurEss’ Remembrance

LaurEss’ Remembrance

Posted on Monday, at

This is almost a neutral brown. The frost finish isn’t quite smooth enough to be a pearl finish, but it doesn’t really block too much of the base shade. I don’t know that I have too many other browns like this, even with all of the browns that I have. (There may be a near-match from BE in there somewhere.)

TKB Trading’s Red Oxide

TKB Trading’s Red Oxide

Posted on Monday, at

I got this kind of on a whim. I knew that any oxide - that is, pure colorant either minimally adulterated by other ingredients or not diluted at all - would have extremely good color payoff. I wasn’t sure how good its staying power would be, though. It’s just barely warm in some lighting, more of an orange-red in others. I could probably use this as a lip color. I ended up applying it slightly dampened with facial...

Entries for Friday, November 10 2017

Entries for Thursday, November 09 2017

My Pretty Zombie’s Rabbit’s Foot

My Pretty Zombie’s Rabbit’s Foot

Posted on Thursday, at

This one softens and loses a lot of its intensity when you apply it. It doesn’t layer all that easily, either. On the upside, if you want a neutral-cool purple that’s a little softer but not completely pale, this works fairly well.

TKB Trading’s Coral Reef Blue

TKB Trading’s Coral Reef Blue

Posted on Thursday, at

I got this because I wanted to see how it compared to Aquarius and Pisces Blue micas. This is definitely a turquoise, almost green. The color payoff is good, but since this is straight mica without any additives, it can be a little patchy at times.


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