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Entries for Monday, July 31 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist

Shiro Cosmetics’ Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist

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Shiro Cosmetics’ Mlem

Shiro Cosmetics’ Mlem

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The second June COTM from Shiro. Both Blep and Mlem are fairly standard shades that have close cousins in just about any eyeshadow lineup, but these both have Shiro’s typical smooth application and solid color payoff. When I applied it without any mixing medium, the shadow wanted to look a bit cakey. It was honestly difficult to get a smoother metallic-looking finish with dry application.

My Pretty Zombie’s Brain Salt

My Pretty Zombie’s Brain Salt

Posted on Monday, at

One of the two warmer colors in the Vintage Pharmacy collection…and the stronger performer of the two. The finish is mostly matte, though there’s a little bit of what looks like it could be light-ish shimmer. The application was decent, though deeper skintones will possibly want to wear a light-colored base if you want to preserve this shade’s intensity. It performs slightly better when foiled, though - as with many MPZ mattes and near-mattes - it doesn’...

Entries for Saturday, July 29 2017

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Whites eyeliner in Seashell

NYX Cosmetics’ Faux Whites eyeliner in Seashell

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The pink is soft enough that it’s not going to make your eyes look irritated. It’s more of a tint to the white than anything else. I felt like I had the most trouble getting this one to apply - I think that’s just because the product had dried out a little bit, not because of anything in the formula.

Entries for Friday, July 28 2017

Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick in ZZ

Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick in ZZ

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Entries for Thursday, July 27 2017

Shiro Cosmetics’ Blep

Shiro Cosmetics’ Blep

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The first of two COTMs for June. This isn’t necessarily a unique color; but it’s an attractive color, and it applies and adheres well. The color is slightly softened rather than being a bright gold, so - for me, at least - it works best as a highlight and accent but not as well as an eyeliner.

Fyrinnae’s Zanzibar

Fyrinnae’s Zanzibar

Posted on Thursday, at

You want a strongly pigmented midrange blue? Here you go! It isn’t possible to use “just a little” of this blue, to get a lighter turquoise. It’s this intense and saturated, or you use a different color. On the upside, all you ever need is a little bit of this eyeshadow. One fullsize pot would probably last quite a long time, even if you used it daily.

Entries for Wednesday, July 26 2017

Zoya’s Genesis

Zoya’s Genesis

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I got this one because I wanted a shimmery white. Well…it’s white. There are microparticles in it. But it took me four coats to get something close to full opacity, and the microparticles gave it texture, not shimmer or any kind of highlights. Not the worst color I’ve gotten from Zoya, but quite close to it.

Entries for Tuesday, July 25 2017

CND’s Vinylux Nightspell collection

CND’s Vinylux Nightspell collection

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Some lovely shades in this collection - they just look similar to previously-released colors. Viridian Veil looks very similar to Lost Lagoon. Mercurial is more silver than gold, though the pro artwork seems to indicate that it’s a warmer shade. Lilac Eclipse is similar to Lilac Longing (but different enough that, yes, I need them both.) I didn’t pick up either of the deeper purples, because while I like purple nail polish, I’m not so great a...

Entries for Monday, July 24 2017

Fyrinnae’s Haunted Ballroom

Fyrinnae’s Haunted Ballroom

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The base color is definitely orange, but a softer, pink-leaning orange. (Similar to Six Ice Creams Each, actually. I didn’t have that in my mind when i chose to publish these two entries in the same week, but…there ya go.) The pink shimmer is slightly visible when I apply it dry, and much more visible foiled. The texture is a bit…crumbly, no matter how I apply it. The coverage is fairly solid, though.


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