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Carla is loving Unexpected 6 days, 16 hours ago

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Carla is loving Jelly Bean 1 week, 1 day ago

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Carla commented on the post, What was your last amazing budget beauty find? 1 week, 2 days ago

I can see that I’m going to have to give Colour Pop a look, especially since they’re apparently cruelty-free.

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Carla commented on the post, What was your last amazing budget beauty find? 1 week, 2 days ago

I guess my most recent budget beauty “find” was Milani’s Brilliant Sine lip glosses.
They’re really almost like a poor woman’s Clarins Gloss Prodige.
I especially love “Red My Lips,” because it’s that […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow palettes? 1 week, 5 days ago

That’s what I ask myself every time I’m in front of my huge collection of [single] eyeshadows!
I think my problem lies in the fact that I’m VERY fussy about colors and their nuances, and the assortment of […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow palettes? 1 week, 5 days ago

I love neutrals with a “kick,” which usually translates to taupe, gray, or brown with a hint of purple, plum, or mauve.
A good example of this type of shade is UD’s [discontinued, naturally] “Heist-” you can’t […]

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Demure is gorgeous!
I paid top dollar for it, too, since it’s discontinued. :(
I always seem to want what I can’t have.
I’m looking hard at UD Ladyflower, though, and maybe Inglot or Face Stockholm has a dupe, too.

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Carla commented on the post, How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow palettes? 1 week, 6 days ago

You’re absolutely right, Kelly – good gray eyeshadows are weirdly hard to find, and, at least on NW15, green-eyed me, they are more flattering than most browns.
The shadows out there are either silver or […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow palettes? 2 weeks, 1 day ago

I agree, Alecto.
“Neutral” does not necessarily have to mean “brown.”
While I do like brown eyeshadows, if I try to wear shades that are too warm, they can tend to make NW15 me look tired.
What I’d like to see […]

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Carla commented on the post, Bite Beauty #002 Creme Deluxe Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches 2 weeks, 2 days ago

This is just the sort of shade that appeals to me, and Bite Beauty is one of “my” brands – I wish this weren’t limited edition.
However, I finally scored an OCC “Demure” Lip Tar, and the colors look pretty similar.

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Carla is loving #002 2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Carla commented on the post, How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow palettes? 2 weeks, 2 days ago

I heard *that!*
In fact, Hourglass is darned close to making me break my “singles only” policy and fork over $58 for their plum “Modernist” eyeshadow (called “Exposure,” I think).
The shades look so beautiful, […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow palettes? 2 weeks, 2 days ago

I, too, think so, Veronica.
Even though I don’t buy palettes, I’m so devoted to neutral shadows that when a company I’ll buy from comes out with a new neutral palette, I always look, just to see if it will tempt […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you feel about neutral eyeshadow palettes? 2 weeks, 2 days ago

While neutral eyeshadows are really the only kind that I ever wear, I just don’t buy palettes – ever.
I have limited storage space, so taking up precious space with bulky palettes that probably contain only a few […]

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Carla reviewed Melted Jelly Donut 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I really like Melted Jelly Donut, though I probably own similar shades ( I LOVE brights).
On NW15 me, Jelly Donut appears as a bright-but-not-neon medium raspberry, with a satin finish and a subtle shimmer.
Jelly Donut has more of a matte finish than I usually wear, and if you’re not accustomed to anything other than a very creamy/emollient…[Read more]

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Carla commented on the post, Sneak Peek: NARS Audacious Lipsticks Lip Swatches (Part 1) 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I don’t usually buy Nars, but I really like some of these colors, particularly Vera.
I can easily skip any and all of the numerous oranges, but some of the berries and orchids might tempt me.
$32, though?
Yikes!

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The grays in the Graphite one just look too blue for me, but I’m not confident that I’m going to be able to talk myself out of the plum one (Exposure).
I keep telling myself that, even if I *don’t* already own […]

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Hmmm. The only one that really appeals to me is the plum one (Exposure, I think).
I thought I might love Graphite, but those shades just don’t look quite right for me.
And $58 for eyeshadow?
I just don’t know …

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I missed out on OCC “Demure” Lip Tar – are any of these a color dupe for that one?
I was hoping that Jelly Donut might be a purple-tinged pink, but it looks like it may be more of a straight-up bright pink, and I […]

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Carla commented on the post, MAC Lightness of Being Mineralize Glass Reviews, Photos, Swatches 2 months, 1 week ago

My goodness – collections like this one make it very easy for me to continue boycotting MAC.
If they’d brought back “Snowscene” lip glass or “Pleasure Principle” Dazzleglass, I might have been *slightly* tempted, […]

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