I am not a giant fan of bright red lipsticks. I don’t like how they look on me, even if they complement my coloring. I think it’s an issue of personal comfort zone more than anything else. This is a brighter deep red, but it’s sheer, so I get the color that I like without the intensity that I personally find offputting.
The pearl finish softens the base shade a lot, and the color can’t really be blended out much. It’s an attractive color even with the softening effect, though.
This is a very saturated blue. It’s also a bit on the brighter side. It works well for me as a liner and an accent shade, but if I try using it all over my lid it would overwhelm any other color I attempt to use. The color is pretty pigmented, and I don’t need to use much to get solid coverage.
I didn’t realize that this was a seasonal collection, but…yep, seasonal availability. First sold in late July or August 2016, the 8-color collection was mostly blues with two neutrals and one blush. Satin finishes on all but Acid Wash, which is almost a scattered-shimmer finish.
This is a pretty neutral “true” lighter yellow. It’s richer Brazilian, but both are about the same color depth. Bare Legs - also from the Joys of Summer collection - is a much darker gold. Cami is a close color match for BE’s Playful, but Cami applies much more smoothly.
This is the easiest-applying of the gel liner pencils that I have. (This is also the newest pencil that I have. There may be a correlation.) The color works really well with my eye color - which surprised me, since many greens are either too bright, or too dark. While they look nice, they don’t complement my eye color as well as this particular shade.
I ordered this thinking, oh, a nicer soft “neutral"ish shade. It’s a softer non-pastel rose base color with less-than-perfectly-even coverage. The gold duotone, which is more of scattered shimmer than a solid duotone layer, is a nice accent. It’s enough to highlight, but not enough to look like a shimmer.
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