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Brand: Flesh Beauty
Product: Fleshy Lips Lipstick
Shade: Hungry - sheer reddish pink




*Company claims to be cruelty free and that they have applied for Leaping Bunny certification. PARABEN FREE TALC FREE FRAGRANCE FREE
Binxcat's Musing:  Hungry applies smoothly and feels like a balm.  The shade is a MLBB shade.  Moisturizing over wear.
Brand DescriptionL  Flesh Fleshy Lips Lipsticks are like the best version of your natural lips - easy and real. Benefits: Rich, creamy lipstick formula with supple touch Contains rosehip, lavender and white-tea extracts Luxurious lightweight texture
Ingredients:  Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ozokerite, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pentaerythrityle Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dicalcium Phospha…
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Brand: Violet Voss
ProductFlamingo PRO Eyeshadow Palette
Shades:

Flamingos (coral matte) Donut (raspberry sorbet foil) Flip Flops (shimmering sand topper) Bikini (lilac foil) Oceanfront (soft mint matte) Tidal Wave (peacock with gold shifts foil) Beach Ball (deep turquoise matte) Watermelon (warm pink with sparkles matte with glitter) Lemonade (soft yellow matte) Pineapple (sunny yellow foil) Popsicle (creamy orange matte) Sunbathe (transition tan matte) Surf (icy aqua duo chrome foil) Coral (pinkish coral satin) Island (cool orange foil) Sand (vanilla cream matte) Seashell (shimmering pink pearl topper) Pinwheel (reddish bronze with pink shift duo chrome foil) Sandals (terracotta matte) Sunnies (soft black matte)













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Brand: Eddie Funkhouser Cosmetics
ProductHyperreal® Eye Color
Shade: Cha Cha Cha

CRUELTY FREE
WET/DRY

Binxcat's Musing:  Cha Cha Cha is a lovely pearl finish pinky peach.  The flash pic above is most representative of the shade on wear.  The product is buttery soft without being dusty.  So far, all of the brand's shadows have worn on me without creasing or fading all day.

Brand Description:  Made from premium micromilled pigments, the EDDIE FUNKHOUSER® HYPERREAL EYE COLORS are vibrant shadows with ultra smooth blendability for silky application that lasts. The versatile range of on-trend colors comes in multiple finishes--matte, pearl and shimmer--to create eye-catching gradients, textures and effects.
Ultra intensity pigments for vivid color, great payoffExtended wear formula does not fade  Creamy, blendable texture  Budge proof, long wearing
1. For a simple yet dynamic effect, apply a wash of color to the eyes using a single shade. With a Tapered Shadow Brush distribute your favor…
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Brand: LASplash Cosmetics
Product:  Lumos Liquid Metals Duo: Jumbo Felt-Tip Liner & Cut Crease Definer


ShadeLumos - white gold
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Binxcat's Musing:  I love this product for a little extra.  I've purchased almost every shade.  The glitter side is so easy to apply and to some extent you can build the intensity.  The product sets and I get no fallout whatsoever..  Product wears all day.

Brand Description:  Elevate your looks using our Lumos Liquid Metals Duo.
An all in one duo eyeliner to create an array of looks..Whether you want a sultry night out or natural everyday look we've got you covered. 
Our buildable, water-based liner contains superfine glitters in a clear base that dries down quickly and stays put with zero fallout! 
Stunning eyes have never been so easy! 
For a subtle defining line, lightly drag the brush tip across the base of your lash line f…
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Brand: Flesh Beauty
Product: Strong Flesh Lipstick
Shade: Superb

*Company claims to be cruelty free and that they have applied for Leaping Bunny certification.
PARABEN FREE
TALC FREE
FRAGRANCE FREE

Binxcat's Musing: Superb is a dusty rose with a satin-cream finish.  The shade is opaque.  It swatched smoothly without skipping and feels moisturizing.

Brand Description:  Major, full-impact color and a satin texture. With just one stroke, you get a big dose of color and style.  The colors are everything—intense, tempting, ripe, desirable. And all it takes is one swipe to get total, drop-dead coverage. It’s called “strong” for a reason.

Ingredients:  Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Mica, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Squalane, Polyethylene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmita…
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Brand: Laqa & Co.
Products: Cloud Lips and B’Lighter Set
Shades:  (See shade descriptions below in Brand Description) peacher's daughter  Daydream 

CRUELTY FREE
VEGAN
PARABEN FREE
GLUTEN FREE

Binxcat's Musing:  I was surprised I liked this set as much as I do.  Peachy tones can be hit or miss for me.  I have a neutral undertone but typically gravitate to preferring the look of cooler products.  The matte lippie in Daydream, applies smoothly and opaquely.  I find it neither drying nor hydrating on wear.  It did not feather.  At about the 4-5 hour mark, it did want to emphasize lip lines.  The B'Lighter is an interesting product.  On application (I used a finger to apply product to my cheeks and then buffed with a brush) the product is easily buildable and blendable.  Again, despite the fact this is a peach shade, it worked beautifully with my skin tone.  It left a very healthy luminosity to the skin that did not emphasize pores.

Brand Description:  Cloud Lips in Daydream is…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Pressed Pigment
Shade: Big Bang - "This beauty has hues of blue, purple, red-violet and bronze and is laced with aqua/purple sparkle."


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CRUELTY FREE VEGAN Approved for use on: Eyes|Face
Binxcat's Musing:  This product swatches (no primer) and wears like a dream.  The shade shifts depending on lighting.  I get no fallout.  Wears all day without fading or creasing.
Ingredients:  Silica, Aluminum, Iron, Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Allantoin Carnauba Wax. (+/-) Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Green, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 5, Blue 1 D&C Lake, Synthetic Flourphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate.



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Brand: Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Collection: Summer 2018 Collection
Product: Velour Liquid Lipstick
Shade: Thirst Trap - champagne beige (matte metallic)


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PARABEN FREE
GLUTEN FREE

Binxcat's Musing:  Described as a champagne beige, Thirst Trap pulls as a pale rose gold on me that sometimes reflects champagne depending on the light.  The product applies evenly, smoothly, and opaquely and is consistent with prior releases from the brand.

Description:  A cult favorite in the beauty world, Jeffree Star’s best-selling liquid lipstick glides on smoothly, leaving behind bold, full-coverage color that dries to a comfortable and completely matte finish.

Enjoy opaque, high-pigment color that lasts and lasts with Jeffree’s signature long-wear formula. The velvety, transfer-proof finish sets quickly and stays comfortable on lips without feeling dry or tight.
Choose from over 40 unique shades in matte and metallic finishes to customize your lip look for any occasion.
How to Use: Appl…
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About Me:
About Me:  In short, I’m average.  Matter of fact, I am also short.  Five foot one to be exact.  Dark brown hair that I dye black, fair to light skin, green eyes.  And I’m not independently wealthy so, like most of you, I have to work for a living.  I don’t work in the beauty field – although I do admit to taking a job with Lancome years ago as an extra side job just “for fun”.  I have one child – an adult daughter – who like most Moms - I am extremely proud of.  And I love cats – surprised?
Why I Started This Blog:  Being average, as I said, I got tired of searching the internet for the best beauty products “out there”.  I found I was wasting money – and we’ve already established that we need to work for those dollars – on products that either didn’t work as promised or weren’t worth their cost.  So this blog is for everyone out there that wants to know what the trends are but doesn’t want to waste their money on what doesn’t work.
So What’s Up With Blogging As My Cat:  Well t…
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BrandEddie Funkhouser Cosmetics
ProductHyperreal® Pure Pigment
ShadeSpellbound


CRUELTY FREE
WET/DRY

Binxcat's Musing: Had to do the finger swatches (with and without flash) because I felt the still pics were just not capturing the shade/shift accurately.  Spellbound is a stunning shifty iridescent lavender pink that sometimes flashes silver pigment.  It applies beautifully as an eyeshadow or a highlighter.  (And yes, probably should have waited as my hands were red from washing off swatches!)

Brand Description:  Finely crafted with a highly blendable formula and vivid colors for dramatic looks, this lux powder features light-catching pearls and mica to create alluring textures for stunning eye statements.

Intense pigments for beautiful color pay off 
Highly blendable Premium micas offer high reflectivity and light catching effects Innovative pearls create multi-dimensional effect 

Application:

Step 1: Using an All Over Eye Brush, pick up the HYPERREAL PURE PIGMENT powder by simp…
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Brand: Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Product: Thirsty Eyeshadow Palette
Shades: Parched: fair beige with a matte finish Tastebuds: baby coral with a matte finish Bitch: flamingo pink with a matte finish Kumquat: bright orange with a matte finish Stroke: terracotta with a matte finish Divine: silver with an ultra-metallic finish Filthy Rich: gold with an ultra-metallic finish Lick: topaz with an ultra-metallic finish Snatch: pink champagne with an ultra-metallic finish Plunge: copper with an ultra-metallic finish Subtle: medium cool-toned brown with a matte finish Quench: bright yellow with a matte finish Submerge: bright blue with a matte finish Splash: aquamarine with a matte finish Drizzle: warm chocolate brown with a matte finish




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Binxcat's Musing:  The palette arrived packaged well from Beautylish but as pictured.  There was shadow migration onto the plastic protector and the pans were unevenly poured.  Overall, the mattes performed decently on swatching with no prime…
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Brand: Marc Jacobs Beauty
Product:  Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss
Shade: 312 Sugar Sugar - champagne-gold shimmer


CRUELTY FREE
PARABEN FREE

Binxcat's Musing:  On swatching and on wear, I find the brand description to be inaccurate.  I find the shade to be a pearl finish nude beige champagne.  I get no gold and no real shimmer.  The product is not sticky or tacky.  It has a high shine finish.

Description:  Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer lip gloss delivers maximum color and brilliance with its unique Triple Shine Complex, a blend of high-performance ingredients that provide unstoppable wear and shine like "30 coats of lacquer." The brilliant shine contributes to an optical plumping look. And, Enamored feels cushiony on the lips, never sticky. This mint-scented lip gloss collection features a profusion of creamy pinks, shimmering lavenders, and iridescent brights that give lips a lush look with lasting color and unbelievable shine. 

Ingredients:  Polybutene, Hydrogenat…
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Brand: Eddie Funkhouser
Product: Hyperreal® Eye Color
Shade: Lavender Sky


CRUELTY FREE
WET/DRY

Binxcat's Musing:  Lavender Sky is a lovely pearl finish pastel lavender.  The flash pic above is most representative of the shade on wear.  The product is buttery soft without being dusty.  So far, all of the brand's shadows have worn on me without creasing or fading all day.

Brand Description:  Made from premium micromilled pigments, the EDDIE FUNKHOUSER® HYPERREAL EYE COLORS are vibrant shadows with ultra smooth blendability for silky application that lasts. The versatile range of on-trend colors comes in multiple finishes--matte, pearl and shimmer--to create eye-catching gradients, textures and effects.

Ultra intensity pigments for vivid color, great payoff
Extended wear formula does not fade 
Creamy, blendable texture 
Budge proof, long wearing

1. For a simple yet dynamic effect, apply a wash of color to the eyes using a single shade. With a Tapered Shadow Brush distribute your favorit…
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Brand: RealHer
ProductLip Liner
Shade: I Am Loved - plum
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CRUELTY FREE PARABEN FREE GLUTEN FREE NATURAL NON TOXIC
Binxcat's Musing:  I genuinely love the RealHer lip liners.  I admit, I used to be lazy with lip liners because I just didn't care for them.  Not so with RealHer.  the liners apply like a dream and set comfortably so your lipstick doesn't budge.  I've even used them as all over lip color.  
*Note - swatches pool under the vinyl I used for the shape.  Product is completely smooth, creamy, and even on application.
Brand Description: “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear”
With every purchase of our Lip Liner, we donate 20% of the proceeds to AAUW. AAUW conducts groundbreaking research on issues related to gender equity in education and the workplace and serves as a catalyst for action.
Our premium formula allows you to define your lips with ease and will not feather or bleed. Ranging from nude, m…
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Brand: Winky Lux
Product: Glazed Lips Donut Lip Gloss
Shades: Coffee Glaze Sugar Glaze Praline Glaze


CRUELTY FREE
PARABEN FREE
GLUTEN FREE

Binxcat's Musing:  These 3 sheer glosses from Winky Lux are comfortable to wear.  They impart only a slight color to the lips with a beautiful shimmer that isn't OTT.  While they are pretty on their own, they play well with lipsticks to add a bit of shimmer or shift the shade slightly.  Despite the claim they aren't sticky, I do find them to be slightly tacky.

Brand Description:  Like icing for your lips, our donut-inspired Glazed Lips lip gloss leave behind a semi-sheer shimmer that's never sticky. Deliciously nourishing, the formula features coconut and jojoba oils for a softer pout. Wear alone or layer over your favorite lipsticks to create new colors. Available in shades Sugar Glaze, Cherry Glaze, Berry Glaze, Candy Glaze, Coffee Glaze and Praline Glaze. 

Ingredients:  TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, DIISO…
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Brand: Makeup Geek
Product: Duochrome Eyeshadow Pan
Shade: Phantom

CRUELTY FREE

Binxcat's Musing:  Must be a Phantom because I get absolutely NO duochrome here.  Phantom swatches and wears on me as an uninspired strong white-based lavender with a hint of sheen.

Brand Description:  Who goes there? Unlike its name, this vivid duochrome is hard to miss! Phantom’۪s eye-catching shade and velvety texture are a dream to apply, and the outcome is anything but an illusion!

Highly-pigmented eyeshadows – check out the swatches! These pans can be placed in empty palettes such as our travel vault palette or mega vault palette. Build your own custom eyeshadow palettes with our palette builder! The Bottom Line: Phantom has a white base with violet purple reflects.
Ingredients:  Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, PTFE, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Carmine CI 75470 Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510 May Contain: Titanium…
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Brand: bareMinerals
Product: Crystalline Glow Highlighter Stick
Shade: Prismatic Pearl - shifts from opalescent white to shocking violet





CRUELTY FREE PARABEN FREE OIL FREE FRAGRANCE FREE TALC FREE
Binxcat's Musing:  Prismatic Pearl swatches and wear on me as a white-based illuminator that wears as a subtle pink-lavender duochrome shimmer.  The wear is all day and imparts a glow.  Note, as you can see in the swatch pics, the base does cause flash back.  so I would not suggest this for use with photography/selfies.
Brand Description:  Our Crystalline Glow Highlighter Sticks take illuminating makeup to the next level. Infused with Mineral Moonbeam Essence, which is composed of crushed moonstone, mother of pearl, amethyst and sapphire, these easy-to-use highlighter makeup sticks are inspired by the dynamic way that light reflects off crystals. The holographic, duochrome pearl in each highlighter shifts and changes with light, giving skin an easy glow that isn't too glittery. Shea bu…
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Brand: Black Moon Cosmetics
ProductCosmic EyeDust™ Liquid Luminous Eyeshadow 
Shade: Moon Rocks - carbon black base with silver reflective pearls


CRUELTY FREE
VEGAN
PARABEN FREE
LIP SAFE

Binxcat's Musing:  On swatching, this shade is semi opaque.  If you let it dry, you can build it up to opaque.  I get no fallout from this product.


Brand Description:  Introducing our first ever eyeshadow in liquid form! •Moon Rocks• is a revolutionary formula that has a carbon black base with silver reflective pearls. This beauty shines so brilliantly. Use this beauty to complete your eye-look or create one from start to finish.
Black Moon Cosmetics - Cosmic EyeDust™ Liquid Luminous Eyeshadow is an innovative new formula created with the artist in mind!
This amazing formula can create an entire eye-look and will be the only product you'll need when you're on the go or for your kit!
Our Cosmic EyeDusts™ have a carbon black base which intensifies as the product is blended using either you…
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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
Collection: Born to Run
Product: 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
ShadeOverdrive - deep green (metallic)



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Binxcat's Musing:  This is a nice deep green addition to the UD liner line up.  It is metallic but only subtly so.  It has all of the good qualities of UD liners - creamy (no tugging) on application and longwear.
Brand Description:  Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof, 24/7 pencils delight you with lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals. The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals. Incredibl…