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Brand: Model Co
Collection: Karl Lagerfeld + Model Co
Product: Kiss Me Karl Lip Balm





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Binxcat's Musing:  This balm is a Karl lover's dream collectible.  The packaging is superb.  The lip balm is housed inside Karl's head (a little odd, yes, but amusing).  The balm itself is lightly creamy.  It is comfortable to wear and intensely hydrating.  The product packaging itself is lightweight but it is a bit awkward if you want to carry it with you.  Of course the bonus is after you're done with the balm, you still have the adorable packaging.

Brand Description:  A limited-edition neutral, creamy lip balm.  It softens, smoothes and hydrates lips in an instant.  Apply as often as needed throughout the day. It can be worn alone or over lipstick for extra hydration.

Ingredients: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Petrolatum, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Microcrystalline Wax, Hydroxystea…
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Brand: Devinah Cosmetics
Collection: Harmony Collection
ProductPink Icing Set







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Binxcat's Musing:  Every single shade in this collection swatches like a dream.  (Swatched without primer.)  As the brand states, the mattes can kick up if you don't use a light hand.  I didn't find them to be overly dusty.  The shimmers are absolutely stunning.
*Please note, there is nothing "wrong" with the first purple; I have a small scar on my arm there and that's the only reason the shade looks slightly uneven.  
Brand Description:  Pink Icing, a color story that is everything delicious! This set is pink, purple, cute, fun, and everything a pink lover loves!! Pinks and purples, that's what Pink Icing is made of!
If you picked up our Blue Betch Harmony Collection, you will want to add our new Pink Icing Set with it too! If you love pinks and purples for eye looks, then this is the color story for you!
What's included as a collection? 1…
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Brand: Make-Up Atelier Paris
Product: Palette Eye Shadows
Shade: T12 Black & White Tones - Four satin greys and a cool-toned white






Photo Credit (3 photos below): Beautylish


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Binxcat's Musing:  This palette is a Binxcat Must Have if you're looking for a palette of grey basics for your kit.  The pigment is incredible and the shades blend seamlessly.  The shadows wear all day without creasing or fading.  Swatched with no primer.
Description:  Formulated for long-lasting wear, Make-Up Atelier Eye Shadow delivers vivid color payoff with a smooth, easily blendable formula. Each sleek, travel-friendly palette features five removable pans of pro-quality eye shadow in complementary shades.

Create countless eye looks that last all day and night with the non-creasing, water-resistant formula. Dense pigment load ensures a high-impact, full-coverage finish.
Ingredients:  TALC, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CYCLOMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM, HYDROGENATED POLY…
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Brand: Lime Crime
ProductWet Cherry Lip Gloss
ShadeBlack Cherry - deep red black (juicy sheer)




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Binxcat's Musing:  Lime Crime has improved  their gloss formula (and their wand) with this new release of glosses.  Black Cherry is a gorgeous semi-sheer.  The formula is creamier and not tacky.  The doe foot applicator is much larger than the original brand applicator and does a nice job applying the product.  For those that are fragrance sensitive I would note, the cherry fragrance in this product is pretty strong.  Personally, I like the scent as it's an authentic take on cherry and is a little reminiscent of 80s gloss scents but in a better way.  
Brand Description:  What if your lips could glisten like a juicy wet cherry? Get the dripping wet reflection of a maraschino cherry in a gloss. Lime Crime's Wet Cherry Lip Gloss with next-level shine feels so lightweight and comfortable on lips, it makes sticky, heavy formulas seem stuck in the past. Transluce…
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Brand: Jouer Cosmetics
Collection: Jet Set Collection
Product: Powder Highighter
Shade: Celestial - Shimmering Duochrome Lilac Pink

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Binxcat's Musing:  Celestial is a lovely pink-shifting-lilac highlighter.  The shift is difficult to capture in photos but I assure you, it's there.  The pigment is nice and the product is not dusty.  Celestial applies well with a brush and can be built up, if desired.  I did not find that it emphasized pores.

Brand Description:  Ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments create the ultimate, "lit-from-within" glow. This creamy, powder formula is long-wearing, highly pigmented, and layers with our best-selling cream Highlighter for the perfect radiant finish.  Using a brush, apply to cheek and brow bones to instantly illuminate.

Ingredients:  Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol…
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Brand: Illamasqua
Product: Lipstick
Shade: Climax (matte)

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Binxcat's Musing:  I received this product as a GWP with an Illamasqua order.  Typically mattes and I don't get along but I really like this warm toned pink.  The pigment is nice and the product applies smoothly and evenly.  It did not bleed or pull into lip lines.  It was neither drying nor hydrating on wear.

Brand Description:  Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from creamy matt to iridescent finishes. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and doesn't give up without a fight for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.

This formulation provides immediate intense pay off from the initial stroke and it can also be applied lightly as a lip stain that wears all day. Apply with an Angled Eye Liner Brush for a super sharp cupid's…
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BrandDarling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Balm Tint
ShadeHello World - Sheer blue based red with red and purple sparkle.


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Binxcat's Musing: The Darling irl Balm Tints are some of my favs.  They are moisturizing with a nice bit of color.  Hello World pulls as a cool toned lightly sparkled red on me.

Brand Description:  For those days when your lips need a little TLC but you still want a little color. Balm Tints are tinted lip balms with a touch of soft sparkle for a little added pizzazz because who doesn't like a little glitter?!

Ingredients:  Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Punica granatum seed oil (and)Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil and flavor. May also contains: Mica, Tin Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Red 21, Red #7, Red #40, Blue #1 an…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: In Living Color Cream Shadow Base
Shade: Sing Song - Greyish lilac.  Use it under your purples, plummy taupes, pinks and even silvers.


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Binxcat's Musing:  I love these shadows bases.  Sing song is another shade offering from the brand.  This product applies like a dream and really holds onto any shadow you use over it.  I've even "cheated" and used it in place of a regular primer instead of just over one.  It's also fantastic on its own as an eyeshadow.  I have no issues blending and it does not crease on me (or cause my shadows to crease) in all day wear.
Brand Description:  In Living Color Eye Shadow Bases are eye shadow enhancers meant to be used as a colored base over your regular eye primer.

Intensifies the impact of any eyeshadow
Helps color last longer
White helps magnify eye shadow shades up to 100x their original effect
Is a m…
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Brand: Model Co
Collection: Karl Lagerfeld + Model Co
Product: Kiss Me Karl Choupette Eyeshadow Palette
Shade: Smokey/Burgundy






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Binxcat's Musing:  The Choupette Palette is a respectable day to night palette of warm/neutrals.  There's a nice mix of finishes in the palette and more than enough shades for transition/crease colors.  I adore Choupette and am a huge Lagerfeld fan but I do have to say that I feel this palette could have benefited from more "pops" of color and slightly fewer neutral/taupe/beige shades.  Still the shadows all have good pigment, apply, and blend well.  There is a little dustiness to the darker 3D metal shadows but no fallout.
Brand Description:  A limited-edition eyeshadow palette that helps you take your own love of Karl Lagerfeld's darling Choupette to the next level. This carefully curated palette of 16 warm and neutral shades helps you create multiple on-trend looks. It contains a mix of finishes and textures, including highly…
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Brand: Makeup Geek
Product: Highlighter Compact
ShadeStarlight - rosy pink with a reflective luminous finish


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Binxcat's Musing:  I purchased this product from Target when the brand became available there.  My first highlighter came completely shattered - and I mean dust!  Target did quickly replace the shattered product (which they advised I could keep).  The new highlighter arrived and is swatched in the first pic.  The pan was extremely hard and whether swatched with brush or finger was a very, very light pink.  Since I still had the powder from the demolished product, I decide to do a swatch of that as well.  You an see the crushed highlighter appears significantly darker than the pan one.  The shimmer/iridescence is amazing.  BUT it isn't remotely rosy pink or rose or pink.  It is a very strong gold!  Honestly, I have no idea what to make of this.  
Brand Description:  Come to the light and illuminate your most-loved features with Makeup Geek High…
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Brand: Model Co.
Collection: Karl Lagerfeld + Model Co.
ProductKiss Me Karl Lip Lights Lip Gloss 
Shade: Karl 7


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Binxcat's Musing:  Karl 7 is a semi-thin warm mauve lip gloss.  On my lips, it's a MLBB (my lips but better) product.  There is nice shine without tackiness.  The thinness will make this a nice topper that will not interfere, or smudge off, the base shade.

Brand Description:  A limited-edition, high-shine, long-lasting lip gloss.  It features a built-in LED light and mirror for easy and precise application anytime, anywhere. Its three-dimensional sheen and intense color payoff swipes onto your lips with one easy movement.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenylisopryl Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethiconol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate,…
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Brand: Dose of Colors
Collection: Block Party
Product: Single Eyeshadow
Shade: I Need Space - midnight blue base with icy silver reflects

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Binxcat's Musing:  I Need Space is a blackened blue with silver shimmer.  It applies beautifully with the finger (brand suggests using fingers for maximum impact).  Shown here without primer, the shade has nice pigment. 

Brand Description:  Block Party Single Eyeshadow is packed with multi-dimensional reflects, creating an ultra-dazzling finish. Apply eyeshadow onto eyelids using your finger for maximum intensity or for softer coverage, apply onto eyelids using your preferred brush.  Each single eyeshadow comes in its own mirrored compact.

Ingredients: Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mica, PTFE, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Caprylate, Helianthus Annuss (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Polyglycerin-3, Tin Ox…
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Brand: Kylie Cosmetics
Collection: Kris Kollection
ProductCrème Lipstick 
Shade: Give Me A Kiss - warm rustic rose (cream)

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Binxcat's Musing:  Give Me A Kiss is a surprise love for me.  The lipstick is creamy with just enough solidity on application and comfortable to wear.  While it does pull warm, it makes a surprisingly good nude lip.  It did not pull into lip lines nor did it bleed. 

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Brand: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
Collection: The Beach, Please! Collection
ProductKillawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo 
Shades: Sand Castle/Mint'd Mojito - metallic bronze/ metallic mint-blue


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Binxcat's Musing:  This duo swatched like a dream (no primer).  The metallic foil finish is breathtaking.  The product itself feels slightly creamy in pan and easily glides across the skin.  On the cheek, Mint'd slightly emphasizes pores.

Brand Description:  A weightless, long-wear cream-powder hybrid highlighter duo with a hyper-metallic finish, born in a colorful range of rule-defying shades to make all skin tones pop.

Just when you thought Killawatt couldn’t get better, Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo enters the game with the same creamy texture of the original in a new, mega-reflective, foil-like finish. With intense metallic edge, these buildable, color-rich luminizers come in rule-defying shades that look equally killer on all skin tones. When…
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Brand: Winky Lux
Product: Strobing Balm
Shade: Bubbles


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Binxcat's Musing:  Bubbles is a versatile cream highlighter that wears as a champagne gold.  The product is smooth to the touch and applies evenly.  It blends out nicely and sits well on the skin.  I have no issue with wear, however, people with oilier skin may find they need to set this product.


Brand Description:  Bring the spotlight with you with this high impact strobing balm. The ultra smooth cream melts onto the skin, leaving you radiantly glowing.
Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ozokerite Wax, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), D & C Red 7 (CI 15850) Dist. by Glow Concept. Net Wt. 3g / 0.10 oz
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Brand Model Co
Collection: Karl Lagerfeld + Model Co
ProductKiss Me Karl Lip Lights Top Coat 
Shade: Camera Flash

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Binxcat's Musing:  Confession - I am a Karl freak.  I love everything Lagerfeld.  So when Model Co, a cruelty free Australian brand, decided to collab. with KL I knew I needed to buy from the collection.  This lip topper is the first of several products I'm reviewing (so stay tuned!)

In all of the pictures I could find online (*note - I could find no reliable swatches), Camera Flash looked like it was a silver shade.  As you can see, it is not.  Camera Flash has a sheer base with a good amount of sparkle.  The is the quintessential basic lip topper.  It will not really add additional color to your lip look but will add tons of sparkle and shine.  The product itself is on the thinner side.  It is not sticky.  It applies smoothly and evenly and is comfortable to wear.  A nice bonus is the light and mirror with this product.  When you remove the wand, th…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Collection: In Living Color
Product: Cream Shadow Base
Shade: Corrupt - Midtone teal. Use this under your greens and even blue shadows.
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Binxcat's Musing:  After having much success with using the brand's primer Fluff (see review on this blog), I decided to purchase a couple other shadow bases - Corrupt is one of them.  Corrupt has the same formula as Fluff.  I find it applies well as a base either with finger application or with a cream eyeshadow brush.  The shade amps up greens and blues.  It also works well as a cream eyeshadow.  I have no issues with creasing or fading over wear.

Brand Description:  In Living Color Eye Shadow Bases are eye shadow enhancers meant to be used as a colored base over your regular eye primer.

Intensifies the impact of any eyeshadow
Helps color last longer
White helps magnify eye shadow shades up to 100x their original effect
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Brand: Dose of Colors
Collection: Block Party
Product: Single Eyeshadow
ShadeMy Jam - purple grape base with violet reflects

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Binxcat's Musing:  My Jam is one of the new releases in the Block Party Collection.  The formula feels slightly hard to the touch and then becomes "creamier" and smooth.  On finger application, the formula has nice pigment and the sparkle is bound well with the base shade.  The product does not lose cohesiveness on blending.  *Note the brand recommends finger application for a more intense effect.

Brand Description:  Block Party Single Eyeshadow is packed with multi-dimensional reflects, creating an ultra-dazzling finish. Apply eyeshadow onto eyelids using your finger for maximum intensity or for softer coverage, apply onto eyelids using your preferred brush.  Each single eyeshadow comes in its own mirrored compact. 

Ingredients:  Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mica, PTFE,…
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Brand: Morphe Cosmetics
Product: Blushing Babes Blush Trio
Shade: Pop of Fuchsia Visionary (glimmering rich rose) Hot (matte fuchsia) Edgy (matte watermelon pink)




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Binxcat's Musing:  Like the other trio I purchased from Morphe, I wanted to love this.  sadly, like the first trio I reviewed, Pop of Fuchsia is dusty, dusty, dusty!  It's also more of a warm berry trio than fuchsia.  I've already returned this blush palette.  So sad.  (Swatched with a blush brush.)


Brand Description:  Show your true colors with this collection of Morphe Blushing Babes Blush Trio's for your most flattering flush. Give your cheeks a little pink-me-up with creamy mattes and silky, shimmery satins. This collection of sassy blush trios in sweet shades slays every look with a blendable formula and wearable, oh-so-you shades


Ingredients:  Mica, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Magnesium Stearate, Bisdiglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Tridecyl Tr…
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Brand: RealHer
Product: Eyeshadow Palette
ShadeDo Your Squats
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Binxcat's Musing:  I received this palette as part of my Ambassador Kit (purchased by me).  I'll be honest, while I am a huge fan of the brand, I really wasn't sure whether this palette would work for my skintone.  I am so happy to report, that not only did this work with my skintone, it looked phenomenal...ALL DAY!  So, getting down to basics, as you can see, every single shade in this palette swatched like a dream (no primer).  The shadows are beautifully pigmented, easy to apply, build, and blend.  There is a nice mix of finishes in the palette so you can create a simple low key day look or amp it up for a stunning smokey eye.  As I noted earlier, the shades in the palette worked well with my skintone and I believe they are well considered and will work with any skintone.…
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Brand: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
Collection:  The Beach, Please! Collection
Product:  Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo
Shade7daywknd/Poolside - metallic orchid/ metallic violet


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Binxcat's Musing:  Wow!  This duo swatched like a dream (no primer).  The metallic foil finish is breathtaking.  The product itself feels slightly creamy in pan and easily glides across the skin.  The violet shade has a strong blue base to it.  On the cheek, Poolside slightly emphasizes pores.

Brand Description:  A weightless, long-wear cream-powder hybrid highlighter duo with a hyper-metallic finish, born in a colorful range of rule-defying shades to make all skin tones pop.
Just when you thought Killawatt couldn’t get better, Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo enters the game with the same creamy texture of the original in a new, mega-reflective, foil-like finish. With intense metallic edge, these buildable, color-rich luminizers come in rule-defying shades that look e…
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Brand: IDUN Minerals
ProductPowder Foundation
ShadeSaga - light neutral


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Binxcat's Musing:  I wanted to share with you my favorite powder foundation.  I've tried many powder foundations from other brands and had little success; they just didn't wear well.  The powder foundation from IDUN Minerals, is lightweight, easy to apply and blend and sits beautifully on my skin.  I've worn it with a variety of primers and it plays well with all of them (silicone and non silicone based).  When I want to increase coverage on a light-medium foundation, I often use this over the liquid foundation I'm using.  It does not crease on the skin, it does not oxidize, and it does not emphasize pores or fine lines. 

Brand Description:  IDUN Mineral’s ultra-purified mineral foundation creates a luminous, natural finish while caring for skin and protecting it. The rich, natural pigments offer even, blendable color with a soft beautiful finish for all day wear.

The extr…