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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
Collection: Naked Cherry
Product: 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Shade: Love Drug - deep wine metallic


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Binxcat's Musing:  Love Drug has the same quality you'd expect from an Urban Decay liner.  It is creamy on application and opaque.  It applies without tugging.  I find no fallout with the metallic.

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. Incredible with Urban Decay Eyeshadows!…
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Brand: Makeup Revolution (Revolution Beauty London)
Product: Midnight Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette







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Binxcat's Musing:  On swatching (no primer) the top row - all shades - swatched well.  The bottom row, however, well, not so much.  In my wear testing, while I did use 3 shades from the top row (performed well) I also used 4 shades from the bottom row.  On application and wear, the two blue shades performed much better over primer.  Sadly, the same was not true for either the lightest green and the purple/violet. 

Description:  Are you ready to transform into a magical Unicorn? This stunning Makeup Revolution Midnight Unicorn Eyeshadow Palette contains 16 highly pigmented eyeshadow shades, in a mix of smoky night time shimmer shades as well as pastel shimmers to create a variety of looks.

Ingredients: Talc, Absorbent, Magnesium Stearate, Binder, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Emollient, Paraffinum liquidum, Dimethicone, Polybutene, Viscosity controlling, Methylparaben, Preservative, P…
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Brand: Kat Von D Beauty
Product: Fetish Blush + Highlighter Palette
ShadesEverlasting Blush in Bathory, Salem, Coven

Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter in Roseshock, Telepathy, Magick






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Binxcat's Musing:  The palette is made up of three blush shades (matte) and three highlighter shades (glitter metallic).  Each of the three blush shades swatched well as did the highlighter shades (no primer).  I am test wearing two of the blush shades (Bathory and Coven) and a highlighter shade (Telepathy) today.  On application, Bathory was extremely pigmented on my brush; I need to tap off the excess.  I used Bathory first and then added a bit of Coven closer to the top of my cheekbones.  Using a highlighter brush, I tapped on a bit of telepathy on the high points of my cheekbones.  I also used a foiling spray and taped a bit of telepathy on the inner corners of my eyes.  All 3 shades applied well and easily.  At the time of this posting, I have no fallout.  The shades did not emphasize por…
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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
Collection: Naked Cherry
Product: Vice Lipstick
Shade: Devilish - reddish plum (metallized)


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Binxcat's Musing:  Devilish is described as a reddish plum.  On me it's more of a shimmery berry with red undertones.  It is not fully opaque on a single swipe but can be built up with additional swipes. 

Ingredients:  G896508 Ingredients (Ingrédients): Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Hydrated Silica [nano] / Hydrated Silica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Alumina, Silica, Tribehenin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Olea Europaea Oil Unsa…
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Brand: Charlotte Tilbury
Product: Rock 'N' Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil
Shade: Elizabeth Violet  - purple kohl

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Binxcat's Musing:  I adore this brand but this product was a disappointment for me.  As you can see, it swatches nothing like the brand pics (or shade description).  There might be a very slight purple undertone to this, but my product is mostly a smoky brown.  The quality of the product, however, is great.
Brand Description: Darlings, myRock ‘n’ Kohl eyeliner in Elizabeth Violetis a violet purple shade, perfect for bringing out green eyes and sure to make a bold statement to stand out from the crowd!
WHAT MAKES ROCK ‘N’ KOHL MAGIC: • Melts onto your skin for a 1-slick line that blends for a fun smokey eye, blended or with fierce definition • Waterproof formula lasts up to 14 hours • Crushed pearl powder is great for stimulating collagen production to hydrate your skin, smoothing the surface of the eyelid, making it easy to achieve an impec…
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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
Collection: Naked Cherry
Product: Vice Lipstick
Shade: Cherry - deep berry wine (cream)



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Binxcat's Musing:  Cherry's shade description is accurate.  It is opaque on a single swipe.  This shade has quite a bit of slip to it.  I recommend using a lip liner.
Ingredients: G896508 Ingredients (Ingrédients): Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Hydrated Silica [nano] / Hydrated Silica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Alumina, Silica, Tribehenin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables / Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Te…
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Brand: RealHer
Product: Matte Liquid Lipstick
Shade: I Am Gorgeous - light pink
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Binxcat's Musing:  The RealHer matte liquid lipsticks are on my fav list.  I Am Gorgeous is a lovely pink that is opaque on a single swipe.  It sets for all day comfortable wear.  I do not find this to be drying at all.
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 skin. 
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE: a skin-softening and occlusiv…
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Brand: Charlotte Tilbury
Product: Stars In Your Eyes Eyeshadow Palette









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Binxcat's Musing:  I was attracted by the concept and color stories of this palette.  The brand has broken the palette into four distinct "looks" - although of course you can use the palette as you please.  Each look contains a trio of coordinating shades that give you a base shade, a shade to enhance, and a shade to smudge/smoke out.  All of the shades in this palette swatched well (no primer).  The lightest shade appears light in my swatching because it is close to my natural skintone (not because it didn't swatch well).  All of the shades had good pigment.  I purchased this palette as an easy option for a grab and go perfect look that can be subtle or bold and also for travel.  I knew the shades had "been done before" but every shade is good and work well as laid out or for alternate looks that all work together; I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again.
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Brand: Urban Decay Cosmetics
Collection: Naked Cherry
Product: Highlight and Blush Palette




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Binxcat's Musing:  Oh Urban Decay why did you do me like this?!  Ok, this palette contains a highlighter, blush, and iridescent topper.  The highlighter is a peachy gold shimmer and swatched well (1 swipe) even though in pan it felt dry and stiff to the touch.  The blush is a warm toned shade that was stiff and dry in pan.  The swatch above represents 3 swipes.  The iridescent topper is cool toned and was also dry and stiff in pan.  The swatch above is also 3 swipes.

UPDATE:  I used the palette today. Apparently they just swatch terrible but....I used the UD blush brush to apply the blush shade and it was beautiful and pigmented - blended and built up well. I used a Wayne Goss highlighter brush for the highlighter and again, very nice. I ended up using a shadow brush and applied the topper in the inner corners of my eyes - also nice.
Brand Description:  Creating a luscious glow is…
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Brand: Rogue Republic Cosmetics
Product: Pressed Pigment
Shade: Imperium

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Binxcat's Musing:  Imperium is a beautiful duochrome shade.  It swatches (no primer) opaque in a single swipe and wears over primer all day.  Swatches here are done dry and as this is a wet/dry, you can get even more impact by using this with a damp brush!

Brand Description: IMPERIUM is a bold amethyst purple pigment with a glittery duotone effect, reflecting from pinkish red to indigo-blue. Applying wet brings out the duotone effect, applying dry is more sheer and subdued.

INGREDIENTS: Mica, Iron oxide, Manganese violet, Titanium dioxide, Silica, Tin oxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone
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Brand: RealHer
ProductEye Am Amazing 24 Hr Eyeliner

Save 15% on your RealHer order with my Code BINX15

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Binxcat's Musing:  I'm sorry if this is going to sound "ad-like".  But, let's face it, we all have black liners.  So why would I tell you that you NEED THIS ONE?  Well because after I tried this, I replaced every other brand black liner with it - it is that good.  You can see how beautiful this swatches  the perfect black.  And it gives you enough time to get that perfect line before it sets.  And then, it is not going anywhere until you decide to remove it.  I absolutely love this product and it's now a Binxcat's Must Have.

Brand Description:  "You don't have to be perfect to be amazing" 
This retractable matte, jet black eyeliner offers a creamy formulation for an easy glide application that has a proven 24 hour wear. Whether you use it to create a smokey eye, l…
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Brand: Marc Jacobs Beauty
Collection: The Shine Factory (Holiday 2018)
Product: O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer
Shade: Gilty - warm peachy gold



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Binxcat's Musing:  This limited edition product is HUGE.  The packaging is absolutely stunning and includes a full size mirror.  Swatches (no primer) could not be better.  This product is highly pigmented and buttery smooth.

Brand Description: Get more of what you love with this larger-than-life luminizer that adds reflective radiance with the touch of a brush. The micro-fine, jet-milled powder applies seamlessly for a get-noticed glow without glitter. The warm, peachy gold highlighter is perfectly sized for both face and all-over body. It’s all you need to get glazed in an instant. Presented in a super-shiny, mirrored gold compact, this foil luminizer makes the perfect gift for someone who always glows for it.  Sweep it on to highlight your cheekbones, tops of shoulders, down the legs, or anywhere you want a radiant glow.

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Brand: INC.redible
Product: You Glow Girl Iridescent Jelly
Shade: Cosmic Blur - ultra violet

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Binxcat's Musing:  Cosmic Blue applies cool and wet.  It gives you enough time to work with it before it sets.  This shade is a shimmery opal with a violet reflect.  It wore well as a cheek highlighter and did not emphasize pores.  I have not tried it as an eyeshadow or gloss yet.

Description:
What it is:
A silky smooth, out-of-this-world jelly highlighter, starring two shades. 

What it does:
You Glow Girl is a versatile, multiuse highlighter designed to be worn over makeup for blinding, light-catching glow. Dab it with your finger or a brush across your brow line, collarbone, eyes, cheeks or lips. The jelly texture is perfect for precise application—it applies wet and dries down, holding the pigment in place. It’s the best-kept beauty secret around—so get glowing. 

Suggested Usage:
-Apply to your eyes, brow line, cheeks, or lips for a quick fix of…
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Brand: Charlotte Tilbury
Product: Rock 'N' Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil
Shade: Marlene Midnight - navy kohl

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Binxcat's Musing: Since this liner is kohl, it has a smoky feel to it.  On swatching, it pulls more smoky than navy but on application over primer, I get more navy.  It is a lovely liner - it applies smoothly, without skipping or dragging, and on me wears all day without fading.  It does "set" a few seconds after application.

Brand Description:
Darlings, my Rock ‘n’ Kohl eyeliner in Marlene Midnight is an intense navy kohl eyeliner with all the ingredients to channel your inner rock ‘n’ roll muse with sexy smoked-up rock chick eyes in an instant! WHAT MAKES ROCK ‘N’ KOHL MAGIC: • Melts onto your skin for a 1-slick line that blends effortlessly for fierce definition or sexy smokey eye. • Waterproof formula stays put for up to 14 hours • Crushed pearl powder is known to stimulate collagen production to help hydrate the skin, smoothing …
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Brand: Marc Jacobs Beauty
Product: Glam Glitter Gel Eye Crayon
Shade: (Gem)Stoned - teal with silver glitter

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Binxcat's Musing:  This shade is the perfect pencil for brightening an eye look.  Opaque on a single swipe, the teal is nicely balanced with the micro fine silver glitter.  I get no glitter fallout during all day wear.

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.

What it does:
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 …
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Brand: ColourPop 
Collection: Kathleen Lights (Zodiac)
Product: Creme Lux Lipstick
Shade: Scorpio Moon - plummy rose

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Binxcat's Musing: Scorpio Moon is a comfortable to wear MLBB shade on me.  It pairs well with a variety of looks.  It is opaque on a single swipe.

Brand Description: This full coverage lipstick is packed full of the finest pigments to give you long wearing, true color in shades made for every skin tone. This formula glides on like butter and has a creamy matte finish. Our exclusive LUX blend of Acai, Jojoba and Pomegranate Seed butters hydrate and keep your lips looking fresh AF. Natural antioxidants protect your lips from environmental stressors and premature aging.

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Hydrated Silica, Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Euterpe Olerecea P…