Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder Review and Swatches (Tempt Tryst)

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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