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Brand: Dose of Colors
Collectioniluvsarahii x dose of colors
Product: Lip Gloss
Shade: Brillo - sheer champagne with ultra fine gold glitter

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Binxcat's Musing:  Brillo is prettier in person.  She's a lightweight, non sticky gloss with teeny tiny gold glitter.  I feel that this shade works best as a topper unless you have very pigmented lips.  Brillo is comfortable to wear due to the size of the glitter.  the glitter does not seem to migrate on wear.

Brand Description:  Our Lip Gloss has an ultra glossy non-sticky formula with a unique smooth feel. High-shine, high pigment formula. Can be worn alone or over any lipstick. Glides on effortlessly.

Ingredients:  Polybutene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Prunifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Trihydroxystearin, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylen Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Vanilla Planifolia…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Pressed Eye Shadow
Shade: Jinkies - light pastel lavender (matte)
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Binxcat's Musing:  No complaints here!  Jinkies swatches (no primer) and wears over my regular primer like a dream.  She's a beautiful matte light lavender.  I get no kick up in pan or fallout.

Brand Description: We have been working on our pressed mattes for what seems like forever. There are still some kinks to be worked out. Some kick up more than others. Some don't swatch the greatest but ALL perform really well over your favorite eye shadow primer or base.

Ingredients: Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Carnauba Wax, Allantoin. May contain: Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium…
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Brand: Hourglass Cosmetics
Product: Ambient Lighting Blush
Shade: Ethereal Glow - A cool pink blush fused with Ethereal Light for a moonlit luminosity.

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Binxcat's Musing:  Ethereal Glow is a light, wispy pink with a cool cast.  It both watches and wears beautifully.  I would note, that my skintone is pretty light.  I am typically a fair/light neutral undertone.  On me, this shade works best as a highlighter instead of a blush.
Brand Description:  Discover a new way to blush: This groundbreaking hybrid combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient® Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues. The result is seamless, soft-focus and multidimensional color.  • Ambient® Lighting Blush fuses universally flattering Ambient® Lighting Powders with vivid cheek colors, creating airy, lightweight hybrid blushes that provide seamless, soft-focus, multidimensional color. • While traditional blush can tend to be fl…
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Brand: Dose of Colors
Collection: iluvsarahii x dose of colors
Product: iluvsarahii Eyeshadow Palette
Shades:
SUNGLOW - Antique gold with metallic foil finish can be used wet/dry PALMA - Teal base with aqua/turquoise/blue reflects can be used wet/dry WANDERLUST - Matte peach pink FINDERS KEEPERS - Matte jet black with multicolor ultra fine glitter LOUNGY - Matte Peach Pink POQUITO MAS - Pearly base with iridescent pastel peach/pink hues





CRUELTY FREE PARABEN FREE GLUTEN FREE WET/DRY Binxcat's Musing:  I was not going to buy this palette.  BUT I fell in love with the teal in-store and the rest kind of followed from there.  No complaints about any of the shadows in this palette.  All of them swatch beautifully (no primer).  The mix of finishes means this is a palette that you don't necessarily need to pull other shadows to make a complete look.  The black shade is slightly more shimmery in person. Brand Description: Eyeshadow Palette was designed to inspire your creativity. Karen's vision f…
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Brand: Drunk Elephant
Product: D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum


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Binxcat's Musing:  Drunk Elephant is not playing when they state this is a concentrated serum!  My swatches above are fairly heavy so you can get a sense of the tine to it.  It does pull markedly warm/yellow under-toned on my skin.  The product itself has nice slip without being greasy.  A tiny, tiny bit is all that's needed as an add-in to your choice of other product to achieve a sun-kissed glow.  The addition of this product does not emphasize pores and it seems to "play well" with a variety of other products.

Brand Description: 
WHAT IT IS: Like sunshine’s bronzy color, delivered without the damage. D-Bronzi™ is an easy way to get a bronzy glow without the long-term consequences.  WHAT IT IS FORMULATED TO DO: A chronopeptide that mimics the antioxidant benefits of vitamin D, omega-rich virgin marula and black currant seed oils, along with vitamin F (fatty …
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Brand: RealHer
ProductMatte Liquid Lipstick
Shade: I Deserve The Best - deep mauve
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Binxcat's Musing:  I Deserve The Best (and you do too!) - you really can't go wrong with ANY of RealHer's matte lipsticks.  I love each and every one of them.  they are opaque on a single swipe, wear for hours and hours, and are NOT drying.  
Brand Description:  “Start each day with your favorite lipstick and a beautiful smile” With every purchase of our Matte Liquid Lipsticks, 20% of the proceeds are donated to AAUW. AAUW is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls since 1881.
Our Matte Liquid Lipsticks provide a lightweight, smear-resistant formula in rich shades from nudes to bolds. This ultra matte finish features a long-wear formula that will keep you empowered all day. Ingredients:  ISODODECANE:a solvent, also helps prevent the evaporation of water from sk…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Supernova Chromashift
Shade: Gamma Ray - Gorgeous deep royal purple that shifts range from a truer purple, magenta, bronze and orange!


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Binxcat's Musing:  I purchased Gamma Ray in the pressed form option.  There is no difference in product performance between the pressed and loose; pressed is my personal preference.  This shade swatches (no primer) and wears beautifully.  The shift was difficult for me to capture in photos but the product does shift as the brand photo demonstrates. 

Brand Description:  Darling Girl is so excited to offer our Supernova Chromashifts, these loose pigments are created with premium tri/quad shifting pigments and are the shiftiest pigments we offer. These ultra luxe pigments come with a premium price tag but are so worth it. You won't be able to quit staring at them!

To get the…
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Brand: Laqa & Co.
Product: Lip Lube
Shade: Stranger Danger
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Binxcat's Musing: Stranger Danger is a cool toned bright pink tinted balm.  On me, the shade imparts a light bright pink tint.  It is comfortable to wear and works well on its own or under another lip product.

Brand Description:  Lip Lube is a light and glossy hydrating sheer lip balm - perfect for everyday wear. The peppermint-shea butter formula delivers an oh-so addictive hit of mint and moisture, with each application. All in a handy twist up pencil. BOOM!
Artwork by Pattern People.
Ingredients: Octyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, Mica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ozokerite, Ceresin, Polyethylene, Beeswax, Mentha Piperita, Propylparaben, Butyl Hydroxy Toluene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) MAY CONTAIN: Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985:1), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), BLUE 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492)
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Brand: NYX Professional Makeup
Collection: Midnight Chaos (Early Fall 2018 Release)
Product: Dual Ended Eyeliner
Shade: Mirror Image

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Binxcat's Musing: Mirror Image is described by the brand as being purple with pink multicolor shift.  On me and in the tube it appears to be a blue with purple undertone liner with a coordinating silver glitter with pink shift liner.  Both shades are on the thin side.  The brush for the solid shade is very fine whereas the brush for the glitter shade has some width to it.  On application,, I had to go over both shades for opaqueness.  It did dry down and there was no glitter fallout.  In the swatches, the top shade is the solid, the middle swatch is the glitter, and the bottom swatch is the solid topped with the glitter after the solid dried down.

Brand Description:  Jump spark your gaze with our new Midnight Chaos Dual-Ended Eyeliner. Available in six smooth shades, each limited-edition duo features a matte liquid eyeliner on one side and …
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Pressed Eye Shadow
Shade: Magic Mushroom - Great taupey brown (looks kind of purple in some lighting) 
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Binxcat's Musing:  Despite the brand's disclaimer, I had no swatching issues (no primer) at all.  On me, Magic Mushroom pulls as a taupey-grey brown matte.  It works fantastic as a crease sshade and wears all day (over primer) without creasing or fading.

Brand Description:  We have been working on our pressed mattes for what seems like forever. There are still some kinks to be worked out. Some kick up more than others. Some don't swatch the greatest but ALL perform really well over your favorite eye shadow primer or base.

Ingredients:  Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Carnauba Wax, Allant…
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Brand: Dose of Colors
Product: Creamy Lipstick
Shade: Fig - orchid plum w/a hint of blush



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Binxcat's Musing:  Fig swatches beautifully.  It is opaque in a single swipe.  I find that this shade did want to feather so I recommend using a lip liner.  It did not pull into lip lines.  It was lightly hydrating over wear.
Brand Description:  Dose Of Colors Classic Lipstick is a richly pigmented full coverage lipstick with a creamy satin finish. The ultra creamy formula feels smooth and flexible on the lips. Colors range from every day neutrals to playful brights.
Ingredients:  Castor (Ricinus Communis) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite Wax, Mica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin, Tribehenin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate,…
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Brand: Lime Crime
Product: Plushies Sheer Pressed Pigment Quad
Shade: Sweet Blends Rosebud (rose pink) Chocolate Milk (mocha brown) Melon Smoothie (peachy nude) Blueberry (dirty blue)






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Binxcat's Musing:  Sweet Blends is supposed to be a sheer shade palette.  The palette is all matte.  On swatching, the shadows were very dusty but pigmentation was great.  On finger swatching (no primer) I did not find these to be sheer.  On application over my regular primer, using my regular brushes, I was able to control the excess by touching the brushes to the pans lightly and tapping the brushes off. 

Brand Description:  A super-blendable formula for modern monochromatic looks. Wear alone or blend together to create dreamy puffs of diffused color. Choose from a palette of muted tones or bold brights.

What it does: Takes color to the next level! Creates seamless washes of bright and muted color with no start or beginning.
Apply with a fluffy blending brush for perfect puffs of color. …
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Brand: Laqa & Co.
Product: Lip Lube
Shade: The Boss Lady

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Binxcat's Musing:  The Boss Lady is a nude pink tinted balm.  It is hydrating and comfortable to wear.  On my very pigmented lips, it gives a slight nude tint.  This product works well on its own for a natural look or under other products; including matte lipsticks.
Brand Description:  Lip Lube is a light and glossy hydrating lip balm - perfect for everyday wear. The peppermint-shea butter formula delivers an oh-so addictive hit of mint and moisture, with each application. All in a handy twist up pencil. BOOM!
Artwork by Justin Maller.
Ingredients: Octyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, Mica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ozokerite, Ceresin, Polyethylene, Beeswax, Mentha Piperita, Propylparaben, Butyl Hydroxy Toluene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) MAY CONTAIN: Yellow 6 Lake (CI15985:1), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), BLUE 1 Lake (CI 4209…
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Brand: RealHer
Product: Shadow Palette
Shade: Be Your Own Kind Of Beauty
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Binxcat's Musing:  Ok, so I didn't think I needed another basics palette.  After all, being a blogger, I have more makeup than I could possibly use in a lifetime. But, I bought this palette anyway and have discovered I really did need it.  Be Your Own Kind of Beauty is the perfect day to night palette for anyone and everyone.  Not only does it have the perfect combination of finishes, but the shades are created in such a way, they are flattering across the board.  Even for someone like me, who has hooded eyes, the shimmers do not look unflattering on the crease.  Every shade swatches and wears beautifully.  Shown here swatched with no primer.  The shades wear all day on me over my regular primer without creasing or fading.  I find I reach for this palette quite often - either to use on its own or to accompany an…
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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
Product:  Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Shade: Wavelength - medium pink-purple


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Binxcat's Musing:  I liked the first two Lo-Fi that I bought, I decided to get Wavelength.  Wavelength is just as good as the first two.  It swatches beautifully.  It can be built up or sheered out.  Bonus - this product also works great as a blush!  Tap it on with your fingers and either finger blend or, use a blurring brush (my pick is the UD optical blurring brush; works great with this product!)

Brand Description:  Ready for modern matte lip color that’s as chill as an afternoon record-shopping sesh? Whipped to airy perfection, Lo-Fi Lip Mousse is a weightless, buildable, waterproof lip color.Lo-Fi provides high-impact color with a velvety soft finish that feels like you’re wearing nothing. The plush matte texture is very of-the-moment, and the application is effortless.

We’re dropping a megamix of eight all-new shades ranging from cashmere-soft baby pink to plum purple and…
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Brand: Trust Fund Beauty
ProductLoose Eyeshadow
Shade: Galaxy Gazing - purple (shimmer)


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Binxcat's Musing:  Galaxy Gazing is a stunning shimmery purple.  Shown here swatched with no primer, I had no issues with pigmentation, blending, or fallout.  Purple can be a tricky shade to manufacture but there are no complaints to be had about this one.  I would note that the shade does stain (see below):


NOTE:  While this is a stellar product, I will NOT be purchasing directly from the brand again.  Not only did I have issues with the brand not shipping per site policy, but when they did ship, they failed to ship all of my products (and one product arrived damaged).  After attempting to remedy the situation with the brand regarding the unshipped product, ultimately I had to file a PayPal claim (which was almost immediately found in my favor).  Obviously, this is an abbreviated version of what transpired but needless to say, it was quite disturbing and serious as evidence…
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Brand: Anastasia Beverly Hills
Product: Lip Gloss
Shade: Dusty Lilac - soft pinky purple

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Binxcat's Musing:  ABH makes some of my fav glosses since I tend to prefer an opaque gloss.  Dusty Lilac is a very pretty pink purple.  It is comfortable and hydrating on wear.  I find it does not migrate into lip lines and have no issues with feathering.

Brand Description:  A smooth, creamy formula that delivers high coverage color with a glass-like finish. Wear alone or layer with lipstick for intense color and high shine.
This ultra-smooth, weightless formula combines the intensity of a stain with the mirror-like shine of a gloss. The flat, sponge-tip applicator delivers multidimensional pigment neatly and precisely. Mix and match shades to create a custom look. Can be worn alone or layered over lipstick Non-drying formula Vanilla scent
Ingredients:  Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minerale, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Bis-Diglycer…
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Brand: Hourglass Cosmetics
Product: Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Shade: Smoke


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Binxcat's Musing: Smoke is one of the best quality glitter shadows I've purchased.  The base and glitter are bound together well.  there is absolutely no fallout whatsoever even with no primer (as shown).  My one criticism is that this product is supposed to be applied with the fingertips.  For someone like me with long natural nails, it is virtually impossible to get a fingertip onto the product!  My swatches are done with a cream shadow brush.  I feel that application would be even better with a finger.  I will be playing around with this product to determine the best alternative to finger application since I have no intention of cutting off my nails.

Brand Description:  A weightless refined glitter eyeshadow infused with light-reflecting pearls to create high impact, sparkling eyes. The unique hybrid cream formula creates reflective…
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Brand: Hourglass Cosmetics
Product: Ambient Lighting Blush
Shade: Mood Exposure - soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion (radiant finish)

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Binxcat's Musing:  Mood Exposure is a wearle plum shade that can be sheered out or built up for intensity.  It swatches well with no dustiness.  On wear, it imparts a soft plum glow.  It did not emphasize pores and wore all day without fading. 

Description:  A groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder or Strobe Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues.

While traditional blush tends to be flat, the Ambient® Lighting Blush Collection uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension with seamless blending. The handmade powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means "to mix" in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder. No two look alike.

The Ambient® Lighting Blush Colle…
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Brand: NYX Professional Makeup
Product: Midnight Chaos Lip Gloss (Early Fall 2018 Release)
Shade: Pastel Comet


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Binxcat's Musing:  I fell in love with this metallic duochrone shifty purple blue green lippie on swatching.  It could not have swatched better.  On wear, however, the formula required several swipes to smooth out the product.  It was also slightly drying on wear.
Brand Description:  Smother your lips in otherworldly color with NYX Professional Makeup's Midnight Chaos Lip Gloss. This ultra-pigmented lippie is loaded with luminous pearls. Swipe on these sleek and striking shades for an iridescent finish that looks different from every angle.

Ingredients:  Polybutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Parfum / Fragrance, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Glycerin, Silica Silylate, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Barium Sulfate (C…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Pressed Eye Shadow
ShadeFunkadelic - Light yellow toned green
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Binxcat's Musing:  Despite the brand comments, I have no issues whatsoever with this unique shade of green matte.  It both swatches and wears well. 

Brand Comments:  We have been working on our pressed mattes for what seems like forever. There are still some kinks to be worked out. Some kick up more than others. Some don't swatch the greatest but ALL perform really well over your favorite eye shadow primer or base.

Ingredients:  Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Carnauba Wax, Allantoin. May contain: Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogo…