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Brand: Found 
Product: Radiant Illuminating Drops with Passionfruit Oil
ShadeMoonlit

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Binxcat's Musing:  Moonlit is a pink to opal liquid illuminator.  the product is a bit on the thin side but it does not effect performance.  Show in my swatches as a drop and somewhat sheered out, you can easily see it has a lovely glow.  On wear, you can sheer this out further for a subtle glow.  Out of the Found products I purchased to test, this has been my favorite.

Description:  FOUND RADIANT Illuminating Drops with Passionfruit Oil is 93% Natural*
A liquid luminizer that highlights skin and creates a radiant finish
*Based on concentration of naturally sourced and derived ingredients (including water). 

Ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Mica, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Silica, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Hydroxyethylcellu…
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Brand: Dominique Cosmetics
Product: Lemonade Lip Gloss
Shade: Pink Lemonade - cool light pink

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Binxcat's Musing:  They weren't playing when they described this shade as light pink; it's very light.  The product is semi-opaque.  It is not sticky.  The shade wants to emphasize lip lines so, for me, I would use this over another product.
Description:  A lightweight lip gloss that gives lips a dewy, fresh-bitten look. 
Lemonade Lip Gloss delivers fresh-bitten-lip-like color with a lightweight, non-sticky, flexible texture. It creates a dewy effect that helps lips look fuller. The long-lasting formula can be built from sheer to medium coverage. Wear any of the shades alone or layered over lipstick.

Ingredients:  Polybutene, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Mineral Oil, Beeswax, Trihydroxystearin (Synthetic Wax), Limonene, Flavor, Citral, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 7…
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Brand: Ofra Cosmetics
CollectionNikkieTutorials
Product: Highlighter
Shade: Cloud 9 - ethereal pink shifting duochrome


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Binxcat's Musing: I purchased Cloud 9 after having first bought the collab shade Space Baby.  While this shade is described as an ethereal pink shifting duochrome, on my fair - light neutral skin, it has a white cast in certain lighting.  There is a very pale pink shift to the product that is fleeting and difficult to capture in a pic.  You can see some elements of the pink under my flash lighting shots.  
Description:  Ofra Cosmetics and the Glow Queen, NikkieTutorials, are a match made in space. For this collaboration, NikkieTutorials created out of this world duochrome highlighters for all skin tones. Nikkietutorials Cloud 9 Highlighter is an ethereal pink shade shifter that sets your highlight to heavenly. Ofra duochrome hilighters are not powdery and do not leave a white cast on the skin. Ofra's liquid-to-baked technology is made with pearls …
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Pucker Paint
Shade: Rose Madder - dusty rose with a hint of shimmer
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Binxcat's Musing:  Rose Madder is a softly shimmering rose matte.  She is opaque on a single swipe.  The formula is not drying on me.

Brand Description: Pucker Paints are a gentle liquid to matte that feels like nothing but looks like everything, or so I've been told.

Apply and let dry for 60-90 seconds and apply another layer if needed.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ozokerite, Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Silica, Glycerin, Sambus Nigra Fruit Extract and Flavor. May also include Red #7, Red #6, Red #40, Red #27, Red #21, Blue #1, Manganese Violet, Titanium Dioxide. Pearls/Metallics may contain: Mica, Tin Oxide, Copper Powder, Bronze Powder.
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Brand: Marc Jacobs Beauty
Product: Highliner
Shade: Glitz Alright - soft plum with silver glitter

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Binxcat's Musing: Glitz Alrigiht has the same smooth application I've come to expect from a Marc Jacobs liner.  The soft plum base pulls warm.  The silver glitter, which has no fallout, is a nice contrast with its cool tones.

Description:  A gel pot eyeliner in a crayon that delivers intense color and 12-hour waterproof wear and amazing glide in shimmer and matte finishes. 

Experience the luxury of gel eyeliner with the ease of a pencil. Make a bold statement with this extreme-wear, waterproof eyeliner that glides on effortlessly to deliver instant color payoff. Exclusive to Marc Jacobs Beauty, the super-malleable formula offers versatility of application. Apply Highliner for flawless, precise lines, or smudge immediately after lining for an instant smoky eye. 

Highliner was inspired by the idea of a woman getting ready to go out at night, sitting in the lobb…
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Brand: Found
ProductLip Satin Cream Lipstick with Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Shade: Blush

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Binxcat's Musing:  Found is a cruelty free line newly carried by Walmart.  I purchased 3 products to get a feel for the brand.  This lipstick is the first I'm reviewing.

Based on the online pics, I thought Blush would be a cool toned rose shade.  As you can see, it is not.  Blush is a warm nude pink.  There is some stiffness to the product but it did not prevent even swatching.  The swatches are a single pass.  For the price point, I feel this is a respectable product.

Brand Description: FOUND Satin Cream Lipstick with Meadowfoam Seed Oil is 99% Natural*
A creamy, satin-finish lipstick that enhances the look of lips with full coverage
*Based on concentration of naturally sourced and derived ingredients (including water). 
Ingredients:  Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, …
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Brand: Too Faced
Collection: Throwback - Cheers to 20 Years
Product: Metallic Sparkle Lipstick
ShadePixie Stick - iridescent violet with shifting glitter

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Binxcat's Musing:  I love it when a throwback goes right.  Adding glitter to lipstick can go horribly wrong; it hasn't with this lippie.  Pixie Stick is about as perfect of a violet glitter lipstick as you can get.  The formula is pigmented and comfortable to wear.  I don't get glitter fallout over the course of the day.
Brand Description: For our 20th birthday, we reimagined our original 8 shades with a 2018 twist and a full-coverage, creamy formula for 10 new throwback sparkle shades.
10 shades inspired by the original Too Faced lipstick bullets Updated on-trend shades with a modern creamy, glitter formula 2 brand new 20thanniversary shades Full-coverage Multireflective glitter finish for high-pigment sparkle payoff 
Ingredients: Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethy…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Collection: Ghoul School
Product: Loose Pigment
Shade: Vegan Vampire - Deep magenta with silver iridescence, pink and violet sparkle
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Approved for use on: Eyes|Lips|Face
Binxcat's Musing:  I purchased this shade thinking it would be fantastic to use for a lippie.  Shown here (swatched with no primer) you can see how it works well both as an eyeshadow or a lippie.  Mixing it up with the brand's lip lock is so easy.  Just a couple of drops and voila!  
Ingredients:  Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Silica, Magnesium Stearate and Carnauba Wax.
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Brand: Laqa & Co.
Product: B'Lighter
Shade: Rose Royce


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Binxcat's Musing:  After having bought the Laqa B'Lighter in Peacher's Daughter, I knew I wanted this shade when it was released.  Rose Royce is a pinky-rose shimmer that works perfectly on my fair-light skin tone.  It does not emphasize my pores and wears all day.  I typically apply with my fingers and either blend with my fingers or use my UD Optical Illusion Brush.
Brand Description:  It's a Blush....It's a Highlighter....It's a B'Lighter!!! Available in two shades, Rose Royce is a creamy balm that reacts to the warmth of skin for a flawless blend. This shade is the newest in the B'Lighter Collection and is a rosy color with a perfect purple shimmery finish. Its smooth application leaves a pigmented glow for the perfect strobe, contour and touch of color. 
Ingredients:  Paraffin wax, Liquid Paraffin, Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Fluorphlog…
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Brand: ColourPop
ProductCrème Gel Liner
Shade: Fast Lane - intense blackened teal (matte)

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Binxcat's Musing:  Fast Lane is a smoky blackened teal.  It glides on without skipping and sets.  If you want to blend with a brush you do have a bit of time.  It did not budge on a full day of wear in hot and humid weather.
Brand Description: Crème Gel Liner Colour glides on smoothly for comfortable application in the waterline. Creamy formula makes blending super easy and formula dries down for long-lasting wear.
Ingredients:  CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISODODECANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 STEARATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, BEHENETH-5, POLYETHYLENE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC WAX, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, PARAFFIN, SILICA, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA (CI 77019), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090).
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Brand: RealHer

Product: Moisturizing Lipstick
Shade: I Am Fierce - hot red
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Binxcat's Musing: While I am affiliated with the brand, they do genuinely make my favorite moisturizing lipsticks.  I Am Fierce is a beautiful satin finish warm toned red.  It leaves my lips feeling better than before I wore it.  There is some slip to this so I do usually wear a lip pencil with it but it does not pull or settle into lip lines.
Brand Description:  “Be as bold as your lipstick”
With every purchase of our Moisturizing Lipstick, 20% of the proceeds are donated to AAUW. AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881 through research, campus initiatives, and public policy.
Our specially formulated lipstick offers a creamy smooth application and long-wearing satin finish in shades ranging from neutral to vibrant. Our unique formula contains encapsulated water inside a …
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Brand: Too Faced
Collection: Tutti Frutti
ProductJuicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze
Shade: Totally Smashed - fresh watermelon


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Binxcat's Musing:  Totally Smashed is a high shine gloss with good pigment.  It is not sticky and did not pull into lip line.  Wear is average for a gloss.

Description: Too Faced Tutti Frutti - Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze is a candy-finish, high-impact lip glaze. This lip gloss delivers high-impact, fruity color and is bursting with a juicy Tutti Frutti scent.

Benefits:Candy gloss finishOne-swipe payoff for immediate high-impact colorLightweight texture for comfortable wearLong-wearing Ingredients:  Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Tin Oxide, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Flavor/Aroma, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, BHT,…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Loose Pigment
Shade: Ladyhawke - Light greyed brown with shifts from golden green to blue to violet shifts
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Binxcat's Musing:  Ladyhawke (swatched with no primer) give me lovely pigment and shifts.  I tried to capture the shifts in the pics.  She wears all day over primer without creasing or fading.
Ingredients:  Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Silica and Carnauba Wax.  Also cotains: Tin Oxide and Iron Oxides.
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Brand: Bite Beauty
Collection: Astrology
Product: Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Shade: Virgo - grapey red


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Binxcat's Musing:  I'm a Virgo (birthday is September 1st) so I HAD to buy this lippie from Bite.  Honestly I was worried that the shade Bite might come out with for Virgo might be a bland earthy tone as Virgo is an earth sign.  Wow, was I pleasantly surprised!  This shade really speaks to me and is gorgeous on.  I think the tone would work well for most people.  Typically Bite, this lipstick has a good pigment and smooth feel.
Brand Description: Virgo is an earth sign, ruled by the planet of communication, Mercury. Disciplined Virgos demand perfection and order all around them; they’re known to be humble and practical, and love a good value. Find them poring over their spreadsheets in the office (and getting in before everyone else!), meticulously planning their next vacation, or snapping up the best fashion finds—at a steal.

The shade For earthy Virgo, Bite…
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Brand: Ofra Cosmetics
Collection: NikkieTutorials
Product: Highlighter
Shade: Space Baby -- blue to lilac duochrome


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Binxcat's Musing:  Full of yes!  This highlighter is stunning.  It is actually a blue-lilac duochrome!  Pics do not do it justice.  It's even nicer in person.  The formula feels like butter to the touch.  There is no fallout.  Pigmentation is perfect and the duochrome is amazing.  I've now gone back and ordered Cloud 9.

Description:  Created in collab with NikkieTutorials, feel next level wavy in this space and time bending blue-to-lilac duochrome highlight that melts into skin like an icy glaze.
You’re a 24/7 glow getter in our plush, pearl pigment highlighters that capture the light in all the right spots and illuminate all your fave features. OFRA highlighters give glow a new meaning as the result of liquid-to-baked technology. What does this mean for your glow goals? The luminosity from the pearls in the formula provide an unparalleled pigment pay…
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Brand: Laqa & Co.
Product: Desert Mirage Palette







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Binxcat's Musing:  Overall a warm palette like you would expect with the name, Desert Mirage performs pretty well.  No issues with the satins or metallics.  They all swatch easily, are pigmented, and are not dusty.  The mattes are on the stiff side.  My swatches have 2 passes of the mattes where the satins/metallics are a single pass.  That said, the pigment is good.  I feel they will perform better over primer.  (Swatches done with no primer.)

Brand Description:  Be transported to the beauty and mystery of a desert mirage. Inspired by the contrast of dessert shades from vibrant oasis blues, sahara like pinks and cactus inspired greens this palette creates an infinite amount of looks that are anything but ordinary.

Highly pigmented shadows in 3 finishes: matte, satin and glitter.

Ingredients:
Dune: Mica, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Kaolin, Magnesium Stearate, Red Iron Oxide …
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Loose Pigment / Lip Lock Magic Mixer Kit
Shade: Goth Moth (Ghoul School Collection) - Candy pink with gold, silver sparkle
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Approved for use on: Eyes|Lips|Face

Binxcat's Musing:  I wanted to try out the Darling Girl Lip Lock.  I LOVE the idea of creating your own unique lippies.  I purchased a few loose shades that were lip safe.  Goth Moth was my first test.  The swatches (no primer) show the shadow swatched as an eyeshadow and below as a lippie (mixed with the lip lock).  Wow.  I'm loving this!  As a shadow, gorgeous - pigmented.  The lip lock process was easy.  I am very pleased with the lovely shade I created.  Wear is just perfect.

Brand Description (Lip Lock): Have you ever stared into a pot of eyeshadow or blush and daydreamed about the possibilities of having that gorgeous color grace the stage known as your mouth?! Well, today is the day that those dreams end…
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Brand: Rogue Republic
Product: Pressed Pigment
Shade: blitzkrieg - "appears a silvery grey-purple in the jar and has a charcoal base, but the iridescent pigment reflects green-gold to silvery blue to pinkish-red copper depending on the way the light hits it!"
***Note - This product did not come damaged.  I accidentally gouged it with a fingernail.

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I purchased this product from Sourpuss Clothing.

Binxcat's Musing:  Swatched here dry and with no primer, you can see how gorgeous this product is!  This was my first product from the brand and call me impressed!  The product is buttery smooth and has no dustiness or fallout (even though I carelessly gouged the pan).

Brand Description:  The Black Label consists of multichromatic pigments that come alive when applied with a damp brush, but still have iridescent effects when applied dry.

Ingredients: Mica, Iron oxide, Silica, Sericite, Titanium dioxide, Tin oxide, Magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, ca…
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Brand: ColourPop

Product: Jelly Much Shadow

Shade: Half Moon - duochrome plum with a frosty green and blue flip


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Binxcat's Musing:  I don't get a lot of duochrome out of Half Moon but it is a beautiful shimmery plum with nice reflects.  Product swatches well (no primer) and is intensely pigmented.  A little goes a long way.  Product does dry down quickly and does not budge or blend after dried.

Brand Description:  One of our most innovative formulas yet. Jelly Much delivers extremely high impact looks in a single swipe. Super longwearing, it won’t crease, fade, or transfer; dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out. Here to stay and here to slay! Its unique water-based formula saturates the pigment for immediate intense color right on application. No need to fuss with wetting your makeup brush or using a primer, you’ll get the look of intense shadow right from the pot.

Ingredients: Water, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Sorbeth-30 Tetraisostearate, Dipropylene G…
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Brand: ColourPop
Product: Jelly Much Shadow
Shade: Ventura - holographic opal with violet duochrome flip

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Binxcat' Musing:  Ventura has slightly less base color to it than the other two shades I purchased.  That said, it still performs well.  The swatches (no primer) are done with a cream eyeshadow brush.  The product dries down and does not budge.

Brand Description:  One of our most innovative formulas yet. Jelly Much delivers extremely high impact looks in a single swipe. Super longwearing, it won’t crease, fade, or transfer; dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out. Here to stay and here to slay! Its unique water-based formula saturates the pigment for immediate intense color right on application. No need to fuss with wetting your makeup brush or using a primer, you’ll get the look of intense shadow right from the pot.

For precise application and intense colour payoff, use with our Small or Medium Shader Brush 
Once it's dried, it will not transfer or …
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Brand: Too Faced
Collection: Tutti Frutti
Product: Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze
ShadePlum Crazy! - electric violet

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Binxcat's Musing:  Plum Crazy has a light fruit scent that is not overwhelming.  The color payoff is good and is has no tackiness to it.
Description:  Too Faced Tutti Frutti - Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze is a candy-finish, high-impact lip glaze. This lip gloss delivers high-impact, fruity color and is bursting with a juicy Tutti Frutti scent.
Benefits:
Candy gloss finishOne-swipe payoff for immediate high-impact colorLightweight texture for comfortable wearLong-wearing

Ingredients:  Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Tin Oxide, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Flavor/Aroma, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, BHT. Blue…
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Brand: Darling Girl Cosmetics
Product: Diamond Dust
Shade: Dragon's Breath- Blackened gold loaded with shifty green gold sparkle
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Approved for use use on: Eyes|Lips|Face
Binxcat's Musing:  Dragon's Breath requires no description.  Swatched here with no primer, you can easily see how stunning she is.  Over primer, she wears all day without creasing and fading.  For those brave in the Kingdom, she's lip safe too!

Brand Description: Diamond Dust eye shadows are made with a super-lustrous glitter that shines like, well... diamonds. Pictures cannot do them justice.

Ingredients: Mica, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Silica and Carnauba Wax. Also contains: Manganese Violet, Iron Oxide and Synthetic Fluorphlogopite

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Brand: ColourPop
Product: Jelly Much Shadow
Shade: Short Circuit - metallic bronzed copper

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Binxcat's Musing:  I'll be honest, I didn't expect to like this product.  But there was nothing not to like when I swatched it.  I did swatch using a cream shadow brush (no primer).  The product applied smoothly and evenly.  It was easy to use.  The product did dry down in a short period of time.  I was able to wipe my hand across the swatch and it did not budge.

Brand Description:  One of our most innovative formulas yet. Jelly Much delivers extremely high impact looks in a single swipe. Super longwearing, it won’t crease, fade, or transfer; dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out. Here to stay and here to slay! Its unique water-based formula saturates the pigment for immediate intense color right on application. No need to fuss with wetting your makeup brush or using a primer, you’ll get the look of intense shadow right from the pot.

Ingredients: Water, But…
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Brand: RealHer
Product: Matte Liquid Lipstick
Shade: I Am Fearless - dark pink
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Binxcat's Musing:  I love the RealHer liquid lipsticks.  I Am Fearless is a beautiful opaque dark pink.  It goes on smoothly and evenly and lasts all day on me.  I do not find it drying but I do exfoliate my lips and use balm (patted off) before using any liquid lipstick.

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 fr…