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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
ProductDouble Team Special Effect Colored Mascara 
Shade: Gonzo - bright turquoise cream + metallic bright turquoise


Cream - Left swatch in each pic Special Effect - Right swatch in each pic
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Binxcat's Musing:  I was a little concerned about this mascara during swatching.  The cream side is fairly thin and "liquidy".  The special effect side is thicker with micro shimmer.  Both sides are intensely pigmented.  On wear, I recommend carefully wiping off the extra (cream side) on the mascara tube or the product tends to want to clump on application from too much product.  Wiping off the extra makes application just fine.  Both sides show color on my black lashes with no white primer first.  Wear was all day and I had no fallout or smudging.

Brand Description: A totally different take on colored mascara, Urban Decay's Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara provides a HUGE pop of color on lashes and brows. The cream shades deliv…
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Brand: LASplash Cosmetics
Product: Hydro Liquid shadow
Shade: Plush - emerald
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Binxcat's Musing:  Plush applies with a slight chill and sets to an all day wear.  It can be applied sheer as a topper or light look or built up for opaque coverage.  Plays well with other brands.  Swatched with no primer.
Brand Description:  Glisten and Glow with our Hydro Liquid Shadow
The pearl-packed translucent base offers versatile wear with multidimensional shimmer in a weightless gel texture for a high-impact finish.
Apply a sheer layer for daytime, or add a pop to any look for that extra night time drama! This uniquely lightweight, formula gives a barely-there, refreshing feel.
The non-tacky, non-transfer, adhesive base means minimal fallout—no primer necessary.
Available in 12 Glittering foiled shades.
Begin by applying color directly over the eyelid using the wand. Allow t…
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Brand: ColourPop
Product: Super Shock Shadow
Shade: Ripple - cool-toned violet with turquoise glitter



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Binxcat's Musing:  Ripple is one of the better Super Shock Shadows I purchased from the new releases.  Swatched with no primer, the shadow seemed to have a good pigment in the base and there was no fallout on swatching.

Brand Description:  Super Shock Shadow Our famous long-wearing crème powder formula with a unique bouncy-like texture. It's super creamy, insanely pigmented, and has one swipe intensity with zero fallout.

Finish Ultra-Glitter Shade Purples
For Max Coverage - Use your fingertip and tap shadow directly onto the eyelid. A flat, firm synthetic brush will also work and is perfect for detailed application close to the lash line.
To Blend - Use a fluffy synthetic brush with good movement, dip the tip into the shadow and apply with a "windshield wiper" movement throughout the crease of the eye for a soft and diffused look.
Ingredients:  Cyclopentas…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Wonder Wand
Shade: Serpentine - greenish grey with aqua sparkle
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Releases March 31, 2018


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Binxcat's Musing:  Last post on the new shade Darling Girl Wonder Wand releases.  I wanted to be sure you had the chance to see the swatches before tomorrow's launch.  I got good opaque coverage.  This cream shadow applies and sets beautifully.  In my swatching, the green pulled stronger on my skintone.  However, under natural light (swatch far right) you can see the grey undertone.  Swatched with no primer.
Brand Description:  Wonder Wand cream shadows are as crease-resistant and once set are pretty budge proof! Youre preferred eye shadow primer is still highly recommended. Some of these shades make wonder face highlighters as well.
HOW TO USE: Apply with doe foot applicator and blend out with flat paddle brush.
Ingredients:  Water, cyclomethicone, glyercin, sodium…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
ProductWonder Wand
Shade: Silver Surfer - faded denim with silver sheen
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Releases March 31, 2018
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Binxcat's Musing:  Yes, I'm doubling up on posting the Darling Girl releases.  I wanted to be sure you had the chance to see the swatches before tomorrow's launch.  Like with the other shades, I got good opaque coverage.  This cream shadow applies and sets beautifully.  I love the silver sheen with the underlying blue tone.  Swatched with no primer.
Brand Description:  Wonder Wand cream shadows are as crease-resistant and once set are pretty budge proof! Youre preferred eye shadow primer is still highly recommended. Some of these shades make wonder face highlighters as well.
HOW TO USE: Apply with doe foot applicator and blend out with flat paddle brush.
Ingredients:  Water, cyclomethicone, glyercin, sodium acrylate, acryloyldimethyl taurate copo…
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Brand: CYO Cosmetics
Collection:  Metallic Eyeshadow Crush On Metal
Product: Pressed Eyeshadow
Shade: Lovey Dovey - reddish copper


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Binxcat's Musing:  I finally got around to checking out this inexpensive cf brand.  Needless to say, I was blown away.  Beautiful quality - shadow swatched with no dustiness or fallout.  Nice opaque pigment with metallic finish.  Swatched with no primer.
Brand Description:  Metallics that go the distance. These iridescent shadows with added sparkle stay put for hours. Sheer in one sweep. And if you're going deeper, layering does the job. Facts? Patented Italian tech and full of pearls, this formula gives shades of mega dimensional shiny that's hard to find and here to stay.

Great for festivals. Multi task your metallic shadow as a face paint for that festival shimmer.
Apply a thin layer with a shadow brush for sheer color or layer for a high-impact finish.
Ingredients:  stearoyl stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl glycol, Eth…
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Brand: RealHer
Product: Lip Plumping Lip Gloss
Shade: I Am Awesome - mauve



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Binxcat's Musing:  Great positive messaging with this product and solid product!  This gloss is non sticky and adds a bit of color to my pigmented lips.  The shine is amazing.  This product was hydrating and comfortable on wear.

Brand Description:  Plump up the volume with this shiny lip gloss that makes lips look fuller in one minute!

• Contains Vitamins E and Jojoba Seed Oil to help keep lips soft • Supreme formula with Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter keeps your lip moisturized in healthiest way.
Ingredients:  HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE: synthetic oil for skin conditioning and moisturizing. 
Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate: fragrance fixative. 
Diisostearyl Malate: A skin conditioning agent and emollient. 
Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate: skin conditioning agent. 
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate: skin conditioning agent, also works as binder and thickener. 
Isononyl isononano…
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BrandKiss My Sass Cosmetics
ProductLoose Eyeshadow
Shade: I Can Save Today


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Binxcat's Musing:  Another good shadow from the brand.  Swatched without primer.  (Sharing in the event you have the opportunity to pick this one up in a destash.)

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Brand: Daring Girl Cosmetics
Product: Wonder Wand
ShadeLollipop - cotton candy pink with silvery purple sparkle
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Releases March 31, 2018
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Binxcat's Musing:  I got good opaque coverage from Lollipop.  This cream shadow applies and sets beautifully.  Shade is lovely for Spring!.  Bonus - this one makes a gorgeous blush - the shade can be built up or sheered.  Swatched with no primer.
Brand Description:  Wonder Wand cream shadows are as crease-resistant and once set are pretty budge proof! Youre preferred eye shadow primer is still highly recommended. Some of these shades make wonder face highlighters as well.
HOW TO USE: Apply with doe foot applicator and blend out with flat paddle brush.
Ingredients:  Water, cyclomethicone, glyercin, sodium acrylate, acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, caprylyl glycol. Also includes: Mica…
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Brand: Kiss My Sass Cosmetics
Product: Blush
ShadeVioletta - a pretty lilac with a slight glow (almost matte)





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APPROVED FOR: eyes, face, lips & nails
Binxcat's Musing:  Finally, I found a true lilac blush!  So often a brand says lilac and...sad face.  This is a true lilac with a beautiful sheen on application.  It can be sheered if you don't want full on impact.  Wears well and did not emphasize my pores.
Ingredients:  mica, manganese violet, titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, nylon 12, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, boron nitride 
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Brand: LASplash Cosmetics
ProductHydro Liquid Shadow
Shade: Poise - silver

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Binxcat's Musing:  Product goes on with a slight chill and sets into a stunning foiled finish.  Swatched with no primer.  I had no issues with creasing or fading.  Also makes a really cool highlighter..


Brand Description:  Glisten and Glow with our Hydro Liquid Shadow
The pearl-packed translucent base offers versatile wear with multidimensional shimmer in a weightless gel texture for a high-impact finish.
Apply a sheer layer for daytime, or add a pop to any look for that extra night time drama!
This uniquely lightweight, formula gives a barely-there, refreshing feel.
The non-tacky, non-transfer, adhesive base means minimal fallout—no primer necessary.
Available in 12 Glittering foiled shades.
Begin by applying color directly over the eyelid using the wand.
Allow to dry before applying…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Wonder Wand
Shade: Blissed - pinky bronze
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Releases March 31, 2018
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Binxcat's Musing:  I got good opaque coverage from Blissed.  This cream shadow applies and sets beautifully.  The shade should work well with any eye color.  Bonus - this one makes a gorgeous bronzer - the shade can be built up or sheered.  Swatched with no primer.

Brand Description:  Wonder Wand cream shadows are as crease-resistant and once set are pretty budge proof! Youre preferred eye shadow primer is still highly recommended. Some of these shades make wonder face highlighters as well.
HOW TO USE: Apply with doe foot applicator and blend out with flat paddle brush.
Ingredients:  Water, cyclomethicone, glyercin, sodium acrylate, acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, caprylyl glycol. Also includes: Mica, Iron Oxide.




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Brand: RealHer
ProductBlush Kit
ShadesFearless, Limitless, Unstoppable









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Eye safe
Binxcat's Musing:  This is a great quality blush kit (and for me a bronzer).  The shades are easy to apply and build with no dustiness.  Bonus is that they are eye safe and the trio creates a beautiful natural eye look.  Makes this palette perfect for travel!  Swatched with no primer.
Treat your cheeks to a multi-dimensional, natural flush with this RealHer Blush Kit- Be Fearless, Be Limitless! * Trio of shades for an array of looks * Wearable everyday colors Tip: use brush to remove the protection layer on the top of the blush.
Ingredients: MICA: natural mineral, non-irritating and an opacifying agent that adds color. WATER: hydrates and cleanses, and helps to distribute other ingredients evenly over the skin. SILICA: is a mineral that is already present in our bodies and skin. It conditions, softens, and moisturizes the skin. TALC: is a naturally-occurring mi…
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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
ProductVice Lipstick
ShadeOutspoken - mauve nude-pink (metallized)


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Binxcat's Musing:  I've swatched the new release Outspoken with the older limited edition Rebel because both have the same shade description from the brand.  As you can see, they are NOT the same shade.  Rebel pulls more mauve while Outspoken is a lighter warm toned pinky nude with more sparkle.  Outspoken is a gorgeous lippie with a smooth creamy opaque application.

Brand Description:  Raise your voice with a shade that speaks for itself. When you buy Urban Decay's Vice Lipstick in Outspoken, a limited-edition mauve nude-pink shade with a metallized finish, 100% of the purchase price will be donated to women's empowerment nonprofits selected by The Ultraviolet Edge, UD's global initiative to empower women.

The pigment load in Vice Lipstick is insane! Just one swipe provides an unbelievable laydown of color. Like every shade of Vice Lipstick, Outspoken a…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
ProductWonder Wand
Shade: Bang Bang - sheer grassy green with green sparkle. Best as a base color.


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Releases March 31, 2018

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Binxcat's Musing:  I know the brand says best as a base but frankly, I got good opaque coverage from Bang Bang.  This cream shadow applies and sets beautifully.  Swatched with no primer.
Brand Description:  Wonder Wand cream shadows are as crease-resistant and once set are pretty budge proof! Youre preferred eye shadow primer is still highly recommended. Some of these shades make wonder face highlighters as well. 

HOW TO USE: Apply with doe foot applicator and blend out with flat paddle brush.

Ingredients:  Water, cyclomethicone, glyercin, sodium acrylate, acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, caprylyl glycol. Also includes: Mica, Iron Oxide.




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Brand: LASplash Cosmetics
Product: Hydro Liquid Shadow
Shade: Posh - pink gold
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Binxcat's Musing:  Product goes on with a slight chill and sets into a stunning foiled finish.  Swatched with no primer.  Shade rides the line between pink gold and rose gold.
Brand Description:  Glisten and Glow with our Hydro Liquid Shadow
The pearl-packed translucent base offers versatile wear with multidimensional shimmer in a weightless gel texture for a high-impact finish.
Apply a sheer layer for daytime, or add a pop to any look for that extra night time drama! This uniquely lightweight, formula gives a barely-there, refreshing feel.
The non-tacky, non-transfer, adhesive base means minimal fallout—no primer necessary. Available in 12 Glittering foiled shades. Begin by applying color directly over the eyelid using the wand. Allow to dry before applying additional color. Use b…
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BrandColourPop
Product: Super Shock Shadow
ShadeRace You - bright pink with gold glitter



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Binxcat's Musing:  Race You is a decidedly warm toned pink glitter shadow.  Interesting as in small print the brand indicates it is NOT eye safe.  Regardless of that, the shadow itself is somewhat chunky on swatching.  It is difficult to build up intensity.  Swatched without primer.

Brand Description: 
Super Shock Pigment A vibrant and creamy formula that delivers maximum payout for an intense look.
Finish Ultra-Glitter
Shade Pinks
Apply with your favorite brushes. Flat and firmer brushes will give the most color payoff. Fluffier brushes are great for blending.
Ingredients:  Cyclopentasiloxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic…
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Brand: frank body
Product: Lip Tint
ShadeCherry Bomb


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Binxcat's Musing: This is actually a multi-use product.  It can be used on the lips, cheeks, and eyes.  It is a bit sticky at first so personally I would not use it on the eyes.  On the lips, it's a my lips but better (MLBB).  It is a bit difficult to get out of the tube as it's fairly thick.  I also recommend a lip brush or pressing the lips together for a smoother application.

Brand Description:  Get plump, juicy lips ripe for the kissing. Frank Body's Cherry Bomb Lip Tint cherry coloured lip balm goes 3 ways: on lips, cheeks & eyelids. A pinky-red hue made from coffee seed & coconut oils to give you a just-been-kissed blush you can build up or down. Natural, nut-free and cruelty-free. What's also free? Kisses.

Ingredients:  Lanolin, Lanolin Wax (Lanolin Cera), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Talc, Tri…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
ProductSmudge Pot
ShadeFlourish - avocado green with green sparkles
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Release date - March 31, 2018
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Binxcat's Musing:  Like with the other smudge pots, my pic shows the product at full intensity; brand pic shows product smudged out.  I purchased every shade in the upcoming release because I knew they'd be stellar.  No disappointments!  You're going to love these.  they apply easily as they are creamy.  A little goes a long way.  They do set so they don't smudge or wear off.  Work great as liners or as cream shadows. Ingredients:  Isosdodecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate (and) Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cera Bellina. (+/-) Mica, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Red 40, Blue 1, Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate.
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Brand: LASplash Cosmetics
Product: Hydro Liquid Shadow
ShadeOpulent - gold glow
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Binxcat's Musing:  Opulent is a cool lady!  She goes on with a slight chill and sets into a stunning foiled finish.  Swatched with no primer.

Brand Description:  Glisten and Glow with our Hydro Liquid Shadow.  The pearl-packed translucent base offers versatile wear with multidimensional shimmer in a weightless gel texture for a high-impact finish.

Apply a sheer layer for daytime, or add a pop to any look for that extra night time drama! This uniquely lightweight, formula gives a barely-there, refreshing feel. The non-tacky, non-transfer, adhesive base means minimal fallout—no primer necessary. Available in 12 Glittering foiled shades.
Begin by applying color directly over the eyelid using the wand. Allow to dry before applying additional color. Use before as a base primer to in…
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Brand: IDUN Minerals
ProductCreme Lipstick
Shade Sylvia - berry red (semi-sheer)



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Binxcat's Musing:  Sylvia is a lovely my lips but better (MLBB) shade.  It gives just enough color to brighten the face.  On wear it was moisturizing and did not pull into or emphasize lip lines.

Brand Description:  Available in eight beautiful shades with fine transparent finish, the IDUN Mineral’s creme lipstick contains highly purified mineral pigments and moisturizing shea butter and Nordic cloudberry oil. Purified from nickel, chromium, and microorganisms, these lipsticks contain no talk, silicone, fragrance, bismuth or paragons.

Ingredients:  Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Polybutene, Cera Microcristallina, Synthetic Wax, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Extract, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-2 Tetrastearate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Capryl Glycol, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil, [+/-] C.I. 77891, C.I. 77…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
ProductSmudge Pot
Shade: Sanguine - eggplant with blue/purple sparkle
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Release date - March 31, 2018

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Binxcat's Musing:  Like with the other smudge pots, my pic shows the product at full intensity; brand pic shows product smudged out.  I purchased every shade in the upcoming release because I knew they'd be stellar.  No disappointments!  You're going to love these.  they apply easily as they are creamy.  A little goes a long way.  They do set so they don't smudge or wear off.  Work great as liners or as cream shadows.
Ingredients:  Isosdodecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate (and) Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cera Bellina. (+/-) Mica, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Red 40, Blue 1, Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate.
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BrandColourPop
ProductWinging It Highlighting Cheek Duo
ShadeWhirl: satin blush; soft lilac
Swirl: pearlized highlighter; icy metallic lilac





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Binxcat's Musing:  On swatching, this product was very dusty with a lot of kickback.  On application, this product applied much better with a brush.  The pans were both still dusty and it was necessary to carefully tap off the brush to avoid uneven application.  Both shades were buildable.  The highlighting/shimmer shade, Swirl, did emphasize pores somewhat.
Brand Description:  First thing’s first, this soft lilac duo is this season’s hottest trend, and babe, you can totally pull it off.

Pressed Powder Blush A rich blush that glides on smoothly and leaves cheeks with a natural and healthy flush. This formula contains silky powders that adhere to the skin, providing long wear and colour that stays true all day! This soft-feeling blush blends evenly and can be layered to your desired intensity.
Pressed Powder Highlighter Highl…
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Brand: Devinah Cosmetics
Product:  Face and Body Highlighter
Shade: Thetis - marbled blend of blue, green, purple, gold 



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Binxcat's Musing:  My swatches show this product swirled together but you can pick which tones to mix or apply a single tone.  I love how this is multi-use and can work as a highlighter or eyeshadow.  Swatched with no primer.

Brand Description:  BEAUTIFUL as a highlight or eyeshadow!​  Thetis in greek mythology: Leader of the Nereids and mother of Achilles.

Ingredients: Mica(s), Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Carmine, Ultramarines, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Carnauba Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride.
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Brand: RealHer
ProductRealHer Play Book
ShadeI Feel Beautiful 





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Binxcat's Musing:  Shadows have good pigment,  They are soft but not dusty.  Shown here swatched without primer.  On wear with primer, I had no fallout or fading on a full day wear.
Brand Description:  Featuring richly-pigmented hues, our eyeshadow palettes are designed for all eye colors and skin tones!

•  Long-wearing, crease-resistant, buildable color •  Textures ranging from matte to metallic
Mica: natural mineral, non-irritating and an opacifying agent that adds color. Talc: is a naturally-occurring mineral that is used as an opacifier. Magnesium Stearate: vegan ingredient provides average coverage, consistency, texture, opacity, and high adhesion. Polyethylene: used for binding and bulking. Ethyhexyl Palmitate: skin-conditioning agent, fragrance. Dimethicone: helps keep moisture in the skin by forming a barrier on its surface. Cyclomethicone: skin conditioner …
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
ProductSmudge Pot
ShadeKiddie Pool - royal blue leaning on the blurple side
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Tentative release date is March 31, 2018
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Binxcat's Musing:  Like with the other smudge pots, my pic shows the product at full intensity; brand pic shows product smudged out.  I purchased every shade in the upcoming release because I knew they'd be stellar.  No disappointments!  You're going to love these.  they apply easily as they are creamy.  A little goes a long way.  They do set so they don't smudge or wear off.  Work great as liners or as cream shadows.
Ingredients:  Isosdodecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate (and) Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cera Bellina. (+/-) Mica, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Red 40, Blue 1, Ultramarines, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate.