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Entries for Wednesday, December 13 2017

Zoya’s Giada

Zoya’s Giada

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is such a wonderfully smooth metallic finish…there’s very little visible graininess or texturing at all, it’s just shiny and light-reflecting. The color is very rich but not so dark it’s almost black (Zoya’s done a few of those.)

Entries for Tuesday, December 12 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ The Premiums collection

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ The Premiums collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I love multichromes! I get so excited about multichrome eyeshadows or nail polishes…and then get so let down when they turn out to be sheer, need four coats to see the multichromatic effects, or need a certain product to make the colorshifts more visible than “a hint”. When I first saw posts about the Premium eyeshadows from Dawn Eyes Cosmetics, I thought: there’s got to be a catch. Do you have to use a glitter glue? Do they...

Entries for Monday, December 11 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Mystical

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Mystical

Posted on Monday, at

Mystical covers the cool end of the spectrum pretty thoroughly. The purple shows up more strongly at extreme angles, and when it shows up it’s a rich violet.

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Alluring

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics’ Alluring

Posted on Monday, at

This colorshift combination has been tried a lot of times as a nail polish…and somehow, it rarely works. It works VERY well in this eyeshadow, though! I think the reason that it works is because the shift doesn’t stop at gold, but moves past into green. It’s actually visible! (The various nail polishes that have tried this must have used a lot less of the colorshifting ingredient, because they really only catch the middle of this spectrum.)...

Entries for Friday, December 08 2017

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Rocket

ColourPop’s Lippie Stix in Rocket

Posted on Friday, at

This color is a little more orange and a little less pink than it appeared on the vendor-site photos. Still…it’s not so orange that I can’t wear it. The formula on this one was pretty good - I got very little feathering, and it went on evenly.

Entries for Thursday, December 07 2017

Sobe Botanicals’ Insomnia

Sobe Botanicals’ Insomnia

Posted on Thursday, at

Ended up being a bit softer than I thought it would be; but it’s a nice quasi-neutral. I would have preferred a shimmer or satin finish to pearl - buffing down the finish loses me quite a bit of the base color.

Entries for Wednesday, December 06 2017

Zoya’s Oceane

Zoya’s Oceane

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is a very intense, saturated, lovely color of blue. On the site, it looks more teal-ish and is described as “turquoise”. Well..some turquoise does come in this shade of blue, though most is a little grenner (because of the exact mineral content) so to others’ eyes this could look turquoise. Al I know is, it’s a gorgeous shade and I’m glad that I decided to buy it.

Entries for Tuesday, December 05 2017

BareMinerals’ Box of Wonders kit

BareMinerals’ Box of Wonders kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

The “massive sampler” holiday kit (there is no kit comparable to Wealth of Beauty or Bells and Whistles, both of which had fullsize items.) This can be a good gift for someone who wants to try out BareMinerals. It may not be a great gift if someone already has a lot of BE, because they may have most of the items. The “gimmick” to this one is the presentation. The box is like an advent calendar, with 24 windows and 24 separate...

Entries for Monday, December 04 2017

TKB Trading’s Up The Hill

TKB Trading’s Up The Hill

Posted on Monday, at

An autumnal accent that looks warm-leaning, but isn’t so warm-leaning that I (neutral-cool coloring) have trouble wearing it. It has orange tones, so it complements and intensifies my blue-grey eye color.


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