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High Voltage Cosmetics Eyeshadow Review & Swatches – Romantic Shimmer Shades

Recently I ordered a few High Voltage Cosmetics Eyeshadow samples. I can not resist a BOGO! Here I am reviewing and swatching 4 Shimmery Eyeshadows in what I’m calling “romantic shimmer” shades. These colors are soft and pretty. Of course, they can be paired with bold colors for an edgier look,  but I wanted to put these all together because they are just pretty, so romantic and candlelit to me.

Swatches of 4 High Voltage Eyeshadows

All colors are swatched sans a primer. They are bit washed out… Continue reading | 14 Comments

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Everyday Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow Review – Pinks & Purples

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Here are my reviews and color swatches of Everyday Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow in various shades of pink, plum, and purple.

1 – Jane Eyre Shimmer Eyeshadow – A light beige with dusty rose undertones and silver shimmer. I like this color as a base shade. Pigment applies evenly. I don’t know if this is a limited edition shade or not.

2 – Lip Lock Pearl Eyeshadow – A light peachy pink with silver shimmer. It… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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Alima Pure Minerals Eyeshadow Review – Light Neutrals

Here are more of the samples that I purchased of Alima Pure Minerals eye products after reading reviews and getting recommendations from Lovely Android and Scenthive. These are all light, neutral colors. These aren’t the most “fun” shades of eyeshadow but I’ll guarantee that I’ll use them the most.

Alima Pure Mineral Eyeshadow Review

a. Satin Matte Eyeshadow in Dove – A super light pebble gray (hints of brown) with a matte finish. It’s very pretty and soft. I like to wear it with… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Everyday Minerals Mineral Eyeshadow Review – Blues & Greens

Everyday Minerals Eyeshadow Review
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Here’s my review and swatches of Everyday Minerals Eyeshadow in shades of blue and green.

1 – Bubble Tea Pearl Eyeshadow A sky blue with blue shimmer. I usually don’t like lighter blues but this color is beautiful. Blends evenly. I see this working for blue-eyed blondes.

2 – Weeping Willow EyelinerA deep royal navy with hints of purple. This color applies evenly as a liner but splotchy as a shadow. This… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Not An Antique: MAC Pigment in Old Gold Review

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MAC describes Pigment in Old Gold as “frosted tarnished gold”, the picture online looks like an antiqued gold – like an heirloom locket.  Above the pigment is smeared on my hand dry. It is a really vivid metallic. I wouldn’t describe it as a gold at all. It is more of a melange of rust, gold, blue, green, teal pigment particles. It only looks “gold” under bright light and then it isn’t an antique or tarnished gold but a 24K flake spray paint gold. I like this color. It… Continue reading | 1 Comment