The kicker is that these all seem like pretty basic shades. I’d boot any eyeshadow at any pricepoint that couldn’t perform in these shades.

Quinctia commented on the post, What’s your beauty buying weakness? 2 weeks, 6 days ago

One word. Purple.

Quinctia commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Anastasia 2 weeks, 6 days ago

I’ve never used their products, but they’re a sponser on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which I find interesting.

The brow products seem to be pretty popular, but I don’t really need brow products.

Quinctia commented on the post, Most Used Makeup Palette 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Definitely WnW’s 6-pan in Lust, and then probably UD Naked Basics, if only for my using Walk of Shame for a neutral lid to pair up with crazier colors in the crease. I do have quite a few dented pans in my UD 15th […]

I don’t really care about brands’ marketing. My facebook is to keep up with actual people in my life, so no I’m not going to follow companies on it. I’m on the email list of a couple of my favorite brands, and […]

Quinctia commented on the post, NYX Taupe HD Blush Review, Photos, Swatches 1 month, 1 week ago

As much as I love Ulta for its variety of products and its rewards, whoever packs up the stuff for shipping (or, more likely, whoever decided HOW they all should be packed and instructed everyone else) is incompetant.

Quinctia commented on the post, Sneak Peek: NARS Dual-Intensity Blushes Photos & Swatches 1 month, 1 week ago

Jubilation and Craving are my kind of cheek products! (Yeah, I almost always reach for bronzer or highlighter before I touch blush. And I love gold.)

At least the Megalasts are somewhat thinner than average in diameter.


In certain circumstances, I’ll pay more for a product that is higher quality, but I have things I love on both ends of the spectrum. I’ll set a drugstore foundation with a higher end setting powder, use […]

I think I could probably make something like this work on my browbone. My skin isn’t particularly oily, and my browbone is far enough away from my crease to keep it from migrating. But it sounds like it would […]

I grabbed one of these out of curiosity, and I like the formula, but I never reach for singles! Maybe I should throw it in the makeup bag where I keep all my L’Oreal Infallibles, since I do use those occasionally. XD

If I remember, though, your hair’s thick like mine–so I bet you feel a lot lighter! Sometimes just that is worth it.

It’s still super cold out here, I’m just waiting until I don’t need my hair for warmth and […]

Quinctia commented on the post, How often do you use a colored eyeshadow base? 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I picked other, because my daily primer, UDPP in Greed is technically colored. It’s golden and shimmery, but I don’t feel that it really changes the color of my eyeshadows. It does change the texture, which is why […]

Wow, I own a lot of purple eyeshadow, and I don’t think I would’ve pegged that second color as being difficult to get right…

Quinctia commented on the post, Have you ever depotted makeup? 2 months ago

I’ve depotted a few eyeshadow singles. Mostly Urban Decay, but at least one MAC, and a few other brands.

For me, the hardest part was removing the inner plastic piece from the outer clamshell without gouging […]

Quinctia commented on the post, What was the last beauty product you dropped? 2 months ago

I am constantly knocking my lip balms off my nightstand. Survival is never a question…it’s a matter of will I find it again. Sometimes I do it when I put my glasses up for the night, and don’t notice for a day […]

Quinctia commented on the post, Is there a beauty product you feel guilty buying? 2 months, 1 week ago

Top coats seem to behave differently with different polish formulas, as well as people’s own body chemistry.

For instance, Seche Vite, everyone favorite super-smoothing quick dry top coat isn’t supposedly to […]

Quinctia commented on the post, How do you keep track of what you own? 2 months, 1 week ago

I actually have a spreadsheet for my nail polish, which is sorely in need of an update, but THAT’S just for when I participate in a forum secret santa among some nail polish geeks.

I otherwise maintain a […]

Quinctia commented on the post, 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards: Nominations are Open! 2 months, 1 week ago

Man, a lot of the “new” products I tried in the past year weren’t new formulas, so…I’m guessing when the voting comes around, there will be something up there other people nominated that I tried and loved, but […]

Quinctia commented on the post, What was the last beauty product you finished? 2 months, 1 week ago

I’m fishing out the dregs of another pot of CoverGirl Clean Whipped Creme foundation. Still sad that it’s d/c’ed…I ordered a couple from a seller on Amazon, but my shade is one of the more popular ones, so I’ll […]

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