Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder Review and Swatches (Tempt Tryst)


It’s my birthday today, so I thought I’d do a review of one of my all-time favorite products from the past year. :) Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder in Tempt Tryst ($9.95 for 1.5 tbsp) is a light golden-beige tinted finishing powder. The color is extremely subtle and isn’t visible after the powder is blended out. (I have golden-toned, NC20-ish East Asian skin.)... Read More

Silk Naturals Review and Eyeshadow Swatches


I’ve been really lax in posting company reviews lately, but Silk Naturals deserves one. I think they have earned the top spot as the indie I order the most from. That’s no mean feat! The Basic Picture Silk Naturals has been around for a while, and seems to be a favorite even outside of the immediate indie-sphere.  They have almost every kind of cosmetic, from the standard... Read More

Silk Naturals Mineral Glows Review and Swatches (Halo, Cupid, Heavenly)


Silk Naturals Mineral Glows ($7.50 for 1.5 tsp) are SN’s versions of MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes: somewhere between a highlighter or blush, depending on the shade. They impart a sheer wash of color and a dewy, luminous finish.  Samples come in 5g jars, while the full-size products are packaged in 10g jars with sifters.  The labeling is rather sparse and includes no ingredient... Read More

Shiro Cosmetics This is Halloween Lip Gloss Review and Swatches


This is Halloween ($7 for a 15ml tube) is Shiro Cosmetics‘ debut lip gloss, released with the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Halloween collection for Fall 2012. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available. :(   This is a fall color through and through and gosh, I’m in love. I don’t have anything quite like it. Shiro describes it as a “medium shimmery... Read More

Shiro Cosmetics Complete Fullmetal Collection Swatches


DISCLAIMER: I was sent samples of this collection for free. Here are the complete swatches for Shiro Cosmetics‘ latest release, the Fullmetal Alchemist-themed Fullmetal Collection.  Purchase the collection here! Shiro Cosmetics Swatches: Philosopher’s Stone, Day of Reckoning, Colonel, Alkahestry, For Generations Shiro Cosmetics Swatches: Little Brother, Housewife,... Read More

Performance Colors Review and Swatches (Pt. 1: Eyeshadows and Eyeliners)


DISCLAIMER: This review covers products/samples that the company sent for consideration. I’ve wanted to try Performance Colors for the longest time. I loved the polished, professional feel of the entire shop and the unique product line.  Tiffany, the owner, was kind enough to send me some free extras for review. Since I have so many products to go through, I’ll be... Read More

Tick: Tock Cosmetics Review and Swatches


A while back Tick: Tock Cosmetics held a 40% off sale on all their products, so I ordered a bunch of stuff to try. The Basics Tick: Tock is a company I don’t hear much about in the indie “blogosphere”.  They have around 67 eyeshadow shades in addition to some other products, such as eyeshadow bases, lipgloss, and finishing powder.  Everything has a “time”... Read More

Tick: Tock Cosmetics Infinity Eyeshadow Base Review (Milky Way and Black Hole)


Infinity Eye Shadow Base ($4 for a 5g jar) is a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil dupe by Tick: Tock Cosmetics. It comes in two shades: Milky Way and Black Hole. I managed to grab these during a 40% off sale so I only paid $2.40 for each. (Woo!) First off, can I say how much I love the astronomy-themed names? This product is packaged in a standard clear 5g jar — nothing fancy. You can... Read More

Darling Girl Cosmetics Blogger Glosses Swatches


Note: The two tubes to the left of the Blogger Glosses are Satin Stains. I’ll be reviewing these as well down the road! DISCLAIMER: This post covers free products or samples sent for review. I want to review the Darling Girl Cosmetics lipgloss formula in full, but for now I wanted to get these swatches posted!  A while ago DGC’s Susan was taking gloss requests from... Read More

Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Blush Swatches, Part 2


Here are the rest of the Meow Cosmetics swatches! (View Part 1 here.)  As of this posting, the 25% off coupon WildRide is still active! Plus, you can get free shipping on orders of $35 or more. :) Meow Cosmetics Cheek Products: Bombastic blush, Charisma blush, Immortal glow powder, Isis blush, Corona bronzer     These are assorted cheek product samples I purchased.  All of... Read More