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BrandTeeez Cosmetics
Collection: Sugar Rush Collection
Product: Spectrum of Stars Eyeshadow

ShadeBlueberry Dream



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Binxcat's Musing:  Not only is the packaging of this eyeshadow gorgeous but the product is too.  Beautifully opaque and color-shifting, Blueberry Dream is such an appropriate name.  Little bits of shift as the light hits the shadow bring it across the spectrum of blue to almost a silvery teal.  
Brand Description:  Curious array of 18 intensely, eye-catching hues add intrigue to any outfit. Some are double changeant, others are triple. They’re all exquisitely crafted finishes from shimmering to metallic to high gloss. In a kaleidoscope of sublime colours with staying power. The effect? Luminescent. (Literally!) Including Argan Oil with anti-aging properties to moisturize your skin for a smooth texture. Don’t miss this bit of velvety bliss for outrageous on-trend eyes.
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Brand: LASplash Cosmetics
Product:  Art-Ki-Tekt Lip Sculptor

Shade: Rosette - rose
Save 25% on your LASplash order with my Affiliate Code.  Code is BINX. Code may be excluded on some sale items.




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Binxcat's Musing:  Rosette is a perfect warm toned rose multi tasker.  It lasts all day as a liner or lipstick.  Creamy, opaque application.  It did not pull into my lip lines.
Brand Description:  Effortlessly shape and add definition to lips with our Art-Ki-Tekt Lip Sculptor, The ultimate in long-wearing lip definition.
With shades that range from naughty nude's to vivid colors, these liners are perfect for any look and can be worn alone or as a base for any lip color.
For the illusion of fuller, Augmented lips, line lips over natural lip line and define using a deeper shade to contour.
Ingredients:  Cera Alba, Carnauba Wax, Ozokerite, 2-Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. May contain: CI 77019, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77510, CI 77891, C…
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Brand: Smith & Cult
Product: The Shining Lip Lacquer

Shade: Now Kith - rosy nude



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Binxcat's Musing:  This is a MLBB shade.  On application, it's a semi-sheer.  I did not find it to be sticky.
Brilliant finish, cushioned texture, endless wear, and fearless shade range make this a worthy addiction. The Shining Lip Lacquers are infused with Portulaca Pilosa extract which moisturizes and plumps your lips while delivering the glossiest finish.
Apply to bare lips for a sheer wash of color or build layers for a deeper look. Alternatively, apply over a lipstick for a richer, glossy finish.
Ingredients:  POLYBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, SILICA, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, PHENYLPROPYLDIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, MICA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE, CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, LECITHIN, PORTULACA PILOSA EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SUCROSE COCOATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-38, ALCOHOL, CITRIC ACID, AROMA/FLAVOR. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (±): CI 77891 (TI…
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Brand: Devinah Cosmetics
Product: Pressed Matte Eyeshadow

Shade: Jaded - blue green shade that portrays a darkened teal tone



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Binxcat's Musing:  I purchased this matte to accompany the Somewhere Over the Rainbow Collection.  This shade is a beautiful opaque blue green that not only pairs well with the collection but is lovely in its own right.  It is highly pigmented and did not kick up in pan on swatching.
Ingredients:  Mica(s), Iron Oxide(s), Ultramarine, Chromium Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Carnauba Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.

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Brand: Kylie Cosmetics
Product: Blush

Shade: Virginity - vibrant warm pink (matte)




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Binxcat's Musing:  I was a little concerned about this product as it's fairly stiff in pan.  On swatching, however, the shade is beautiful.  Due to the stiffness, this shade may need to be built up on application for desired impact.  It is not powdery.
Brand Description:  The #KylieCosmetics Blush single is your secret weapon to create the perfect Kylie flush. Each Blush single comes with 1 matte pressed powder blush that can be used to recreate Kylie’s favorite looks or customize your own. *Debuted as Virginity in Kylie's Diary
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Brand: Apocalyptic Beauty
CollectionMacabre Mattes
ProductLoose Eyeshadow

Shade: Tragic and Ironic - violet (matte)



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Binxcat's Musing: I received this as a GWP.  As you can see the product came in a baggie; I despise baggies!  LOL  anyway, I always shake the product down into my own 5 g jar for easy use.  I was surprised at the swatch shade as in the bag and the jar this did not appear violet to me.  On swatching it is a heavily pigmented matte violet which is easy to apply and blend.  
Ingredients: Ingredients: manganese violet,mica, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, jojoba oil. 
This product is lip safe.
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Brand: Andy Candy Makeup
Product: Loose Pigments 

Shade: Alien Queen - green


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Binxcat's Musing:  Oooh look at the shift in this green pigment!  This shadow has that classic "Alien" flash to it when light hits it.  Pigment base is opaque with a lovely sparkle.
This product contain additives that are not appproved for the use in lips in the USA.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Kaolin Clay, Boron Nitride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Manganese Myristate. May contain (+/-) Blue #1 (Cl 42090:1), Yellow #5 (Cl 19140), Iron Oxide (Cl 77499), Tin Oxide (Cl 778161), Blue #1 Lake (Cl 42090), Ultramarines (Cl 77007).
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Brand: Kiss My Sass
Product: Cream Highlighter

ShadeHappy Accident - sheer base loaded with pink & violet shimmer & sparkle



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Approved for: eyes, face, lips
Binxcat's Musing:  Such a pretty cool toned buildable or sheerable cream highlighter.  This does not emphasize pores.  Wears all day without fading.
Ingredients:  caprylic/capric triglyceride, mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide, boron nitride, ricinus communis seed oil, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, nylon 12, euphorbia cerifera wax (VEGAN & DYE FREE)
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Brand: Medusa's Make-Up
Product: Metal AF Lip Gloss

Shade: I Wanna Rock - metallic light purple


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Binxcat's Musing: This is a full on metallic lippie.  On me, it feels more like a matte metallic than a true lipgloss.  
Brand Description:  A stay-on, full-coverage liquid lip gloss with a smooth, metallic finish. WARNING: You may rock out while wearing this product.
Ingredients: ISODODECANE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, PIGMENT,  MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), IRON OXIDES(CI 77491,CI 77492,CI 77499) D&C RED NO.21(CI 45380), D&C RED NO.27(CI 45410)
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
CollectionMardi Gras
ProductLoose Eyeshadow, Premium Glitter

Shades: Doubloon –Metallic yellow gold with red undertones green/gold iridescence. Hurricane –Rosy matte pink. King of Carnival – Royal purple with blue sheen and silver/royal blue/pink sparkle. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll) - Pinky beige with icy aqua sheen and rainbow sparkle. Masquerade – Acid green with aqua green sheen and gold/green- aqua/purple shifting sparkle. The Flambeaux – Blackened metallic red with green to gold holo-sparkle. King Cake - (Premium Glitter blend) A mix of purple, green and gold glitters. Premium glitter blends are mica and silicate based. They are more eco friendly. Save 15% on your Darling Girl purchase with my Affiliate Code. Code is BINX15.










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Brand: Natasha Denona
ProductDuo Chrome Top Coat

Shade:   Burnt Terracotta/Green



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Binxcat's Musing:  Burnt Terracotta is much better than the Lavender offering from this brand.  Unlike Lavender, it isn't chunky.  The application for swatching was pretty smooth, the base was almost opaque, and the green shift could be seen at different angles.  
Brand Description:  A new, multiuse formulation with a sheer coverage.  Based on Natasha's Duo Chroma eyeshadows, the Duo Chrome Top Coat can be applied on bare lids, on top of eyeshadow, or on top of lipstick for a dazzling, duo chrome effect. The formula is long-lasting, crease proof, waterproof, and can is easy to build to your desired level of sheer or semi-sheer coverage. It’s creamy to the touch, and gives a natural, lustrous, glass-like effect thanks to its richness in chroma crystals.
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Brand: Kiss My Sass
CollectionJanuary 2018 Subscription Box
Product: Liquid Lipstick

Shade: 008



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Binxcat's Musing:  I received this shade with the single month subscription box I ordered.  Typically, I'm not a fan of liquid lipsticks since I find most to be drying (with the exception of a few brands).  So far impressed with this one.  Easy way to make a statement in the color family of the 2018 Color of the Year!  
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Brand: LASplash Cosmetics
Product: UD Wings

Shade: Nymph - pink
Save 25% on your LASplash purchase with my Affiliate Code.  Code is BINX. Code may be excluded on some sale items.




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Binxcat's Musing: BLOWN AWAY.  Seriously, the LA Splash UD Wings mousse eyeliners are my absolute favorite.  A tiny bit goes a long way and once they set, they are not going anywhere!  Nymph is described as a pink but on me pulls as a super hot pink that leans red.  This shade is perfection with so many of the releases coming out.  
Brand Description:  Weightless Waterproof color that doesn't Crack! The newest innovation to create Perfect wings that don't budge! This waterproof eyeliner mousse enhances modern lifestyles. No matter if it’s a first date, mountain climbing, swimming or gaming, it will stay put. #UDwings #Goaheadandtakemeswimming! Allow 3~5 minutes till completely dry.
Ingredients:  Cyclopentasiloxane, C9-11 Isoparaffin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, C3…
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Brand: Apocalyptic Beauty
Collection:  Valentine’s Collection Set
ProductsLoose Eyeshadow, Loose Blush

Shades: Fade into You - moody blue-purple (eyeshadow) La La Love You  - sweetheart pink with soft blue shift and sparkle (eyeshadow) Sometimes Always  - rose-copper with an overlay of gold sparks (eyeshadow) Heart Shaped Box  - mauve (blush)




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Binxcat's Musing:  Nice cohesive collection of shades that will translate well over multiple skintones.  Swatching done with no primer; pigmentation is easy to see.  
Ingredients: 
Fade into You: mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, ultramarine blue, magnesium stearate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, iron oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, jojoba oil. Not lip safe
La La Love You: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, jojoba oil. Lip safe.
Sometimes Always: mica, ron oxide, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, magnesium stearate, aluminum powder, jojoba oil. Not lip safe
Heart Shaped Box: mica, ti…
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Brand: Natasha Denona
Product: Duo Chrome Top Coat

Shade: Lavender/Gold and Silver



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Binxcat's Musing:  Did you hear me cry?  Sigh.  I really wanted to love this.  A duochrome top coat with a lavender base, gold and silver sparkle?  Yes please.  This product is lavender based.  I see more silver than gold reflect.  And...it's chunky on application.  I think it can be made to work but for the price, I expected better quality (that said - I will be posting another shade of the top coat tomorrow so stay tuned to hear what I think about that one.)
Description:  A new, multiuse formulation with a sheer coverage.  Based on Natasha's Duo Chroma eyeshadows, the Duo Chrome Top Coat can be applied on bare lids, on top of eyeshadow, or on top of lipstick for a dazzling, duo chrome effect. The formula is long-lasting, crease proof, waterproof, and can is easy to build to your desired level of sheer or semi-sheer coverage. It’s creamy to the touch, and gives a nat…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Inner Glow Blush

Shade: Little Mischief - dusty plum with copper sheen
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Approved for use on eyes and face
Binxcat's Musing:  Ok, so admittedly, I'm, an affiliate with the brand but I'm also really honest.  so I'm not going to lie here and I will tell you when I received this my first thought was, "Man, there's no way I can wear this."  I'm a fair-light neutral skintone and thought this was way too dark for me.  I was wrong.  With a light hand, this blush is actually absolutely gorgeous on!  It kind of has a bit of the vibe of the blush from the non-cf brand NARS.  It has depth to it but also a beautiful copper sheen that was tough to get in a still picture.  Bonus too - this one is also eye safe and makes a really gorgeous smoky eye or monotone eye look.
Brand Description:  Inner Glow blushes have a duochrome finish which like …
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Brand: Kylie Cosmetics
Product Kyshadow - The Blue Honey Palette

Shades: Raw (matte creamy beige) Buzz Off (metallic champagne taupe) Sweet Like Honey (soft warm orange) Bumble (metallic warm yellow gold) Blue Honey (matte deep sea foam green) Royal Jelly (metallic teal blue with gold duochrome) Busy Bee (matte warm terracotta) Sweet Thing (metallic warm terracotta) Honey Moon (matte warm chocolate)





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Binxcat's Musing:  Blue Honey?  I don't know about that. I would characterize this palette as a warmtoned, honey neutral-brown palette with pops of teal.  Shadows are all pigmented.  Not much kickback in pan - the worst offenders are the mattes.  Shadows also seem to be buildable and easy to blend.
Brand Description:  Kyshadow pressed powder eye shadow palette is your secret weapon to create the perfect Kylie eye. Each Blue Honey Palette comes with 9 pressed powder eye shadows that can be used together to recreate Kylie’s favorite looks or customize your own.  The …