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Entries for Thursday, April 30 2020

Colourpop’s Lip Crayon in Chimichanga

Colourpop’s Lip Crayon in Chimichanga

Posted on Thursday, at

The brighter of the two colors in the Gimme A Slice kit. This is fairly standard for these Lip Crayons: the color payoff is pretty good, though there can be some thinner spots. The application is very easy, though I did need to go back over some areas. All of these lip crayons have a very strong chemical scent that’s very off-putting. I don’t know what it’s supposed to be, but I know that the closest thing...

Colourpop’s Lux Lipstick in Belle

Colourpop’s Lux Lipstick in Belle

Posted on Thursday, at

This color leans just barely warm. It’s not quite warm enough to not work with my cool-neutral undertones, but I do have to be a little more aware of what other colors I have on when I plan to wear this shade. It has the standard Colourpop Lux Lipstick formula: easy application, very even, full coverage with one coat, decent longevity but requires touch-ups throughout the day.

Entries for Wednesday, April 29 2020

Color Club’s I’m Outta Here

Color Club’s I’m Outta Here

Posted on Wednesday, at

The color is nice - it’s right at the bluest edge of aqua, but it’s not quite blue enough to be turquoise. It’s bright, almost neon, but not quite. The one and only downside - which may be contained to the batch in the bottle that I got - is that the polish is just barely on the thin side, and it doesn’t like to even out. There are some spots in my manicure where the...

Sally Hansen’s Dabbler (449)

Sally Hansen’s Dabbler (449)

Posted on Wednesday, at

The polish looks slightly darker, slightly richer, when it’s on my nails. It’s a lovely shade! Unfortunately, the bottle that I got is very streaky. I doubt that a third coat would have saved this manicure. Maybe a little bit of nail polish thinner will help even it out. (I hope so, because it really is a nice color, almost a robins-egg blue.)

Entries for Tuesday, April 28 2020

Makeup Revolution’s Forever Flawless Optimum palette

Makeup Revolution’s Forever Flawless Optimum palette

Posted on Tuesday, at

I chose to get this palette because, in the photos (from the vendor and from other users), the overall color story looked interesting. Some deeper colors, a good array of medium and lighter shades, mostly warmer shades with a nice mix of cooler tones as accents or visual counterbalances. The finishes are a mix, as well - ten shimmers and eight mattes. All of the shades swatch well, with no problematic children in the palette. My favorite shades are Own,...

Notoriously Morbid’s Halfway to Halloween collection

Notoriously Morbid’s Halfway to Halloween collection

Posted on Tuesday, at

I bought three of the five eyeshadows from this collection about two months after it was originally released. They looked unique enough for me to want to add them to my collection. Two of them - Dead Dates and Toxic Waste - ended up being attractive, not quite a match to anything else I had but close to them. Not Dead Exactly is, to me, the standout of the three colors that I purchased. It has the mauve-purply base with...

Entries for Monday, April 27 2020

Notoriously Morbid’s Cute, Weak and Kitteny

Notoriously Morbid’s Cute, Weak and Kitteny

Posted on Monday, at

This looks lighter brown in the pot, but it’s got a strongly-visible top whitish layer. It looks neutral in the pot, but the top layer…turns it slightly warm, somehow. The application is decent enough, with no pilling or patchiness. It could be an interesting base layer, or a neutral shade alongside a blackened or mossy green, but that faux-frost top layer turns this shadow into a color that doesn’t work for me.

Notoriously Morbid’s Curds and Whey

Notoriously Morbid’s Curds and Whey

Posted on Monday, at

Pale lavender, almost a white-purple. The eyeshadow is a little powdery, but it applies evenly and blends decently. I have found that it can fade away throughout the course of a day unless I use just a tiny amount of setting spray (usually spritzed onto a face-buffing brush and then just stippled onto my eyelid.)

Entries for Sunday, April 26 2020

NYX Cosmetics’ Suede Matte Lipstick in Vintage

NYX Cosmetics’ Suede Matte Lipstick in Vintage

Posted on Sunday, at

I was happy to see this color finally recreated in the Lip Stick line, when it had been in the Lip Liner collection from the get-go. This is a great shade for me - deep but not the deepest red, cool undertones, and a soft matte finish. It does have more of a tendency to bleed, which is annoying. It does stay on the lips a little better than some of the other shades.

Entries for Saturday, April 25 2020

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Sapphire Siren (835)

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Sapphire Siren (835)

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