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Sylirael commented on the post, What was the last product you bought and now regret? 1 day, 10 hours ago

A makeup remover by Simple. It removes literally nothing. I’m convinced it’s actually just water…

No returns in these parts, sadly! :-S

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Sylirael commented on the post, MAC x Nasty Gal Collection for December 2014 1 day, 10 hours ago

I approve of all dark vampy purple lipsticks…provided they pull through on the pigmentation and proper violet undertone!

*puts on stern Purple Lipstick Inspector face…and hat*

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Sylirael commented on the post, Survey Says… October 22nd, 2014 1 day, 10 hours ago

Skin tone/colouring: cool-neutral vampire

Last product you bought because of packaging? Tarte Rainforest After Dark face palette. Didn’t hurt that the contents were purple themed, though ;-)

Last product you […]

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Sylirael commented on the post, What do you do with packaging? 1 day, 11 hours ago

I keep all compacts that come with a velvet pouches *in* their velvet pouches, because I am a little bit obsessive about keeping things scratch-free (also they stack better because the velvet grips).

Cardboard […]

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Sylirael commented on the post, Hit List: Best Vampy Lipstick 1 day, 11 hours ago

For full on, no apologies vamp, it’d be MUFE 49 (super opaque, blackened purple/purple black creme)

For a more ‘wearable’ vamp, it’d be Urban Decay Venom (deep berry plum)

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So… Geneva looks like an orange that might be wearable for me…

<– desperately wants to get into orange lipsticks

…OI! WALLET! STOP! Yes, i know we said we might try oranges with Revlon Tutti Frutti […]

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Sylirael commented on the post, Guerlain Gina Dupes & Comparisons 3 days, 14 hours ago

I’m not sure any quite match up to that…what is it? It’s kind of like a hazy, translucent quality that Gina has – it’s too beautiful to dupe, like Melissa says, LOL?,

That’s exactly what you want from your […]

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Ooh! I like Gracia best of these, bu Galiane is so gorgeous on you too! I want to love Garance, as the name has special significance to my thesis research, but I think it might be a hair too orange for me… What […]

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!!! Obviously I have classic red lipsticks on the brain at the moment, but my favourite here might actually be Grenade, just because it comes over so unique! Also, a little sparkle never hurt anyone, right? ;-)

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So, when I’ve finished flailing, and mopping up my keyboard from where I sprayed it with excited tea when I opened up Temptalia and saw all the lipsticks…

…i think i need all of these. :-O I can really see […]

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If this happens (it happens with mascara a lot) I tend to assume it’s because the sample is rather elderly. In general, they’re pretty tight with samples here – you usually have to buy something -, so I get the […]

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Sylirael commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Under Eye Concealer 3 days, 22 hours ago

Gotta love them for mitigating the Thesisbags.

On the other hand, finding one that is simultaneously pale enough for me, and peachy enough to counteract said Thesisbags, is nearly impossible (thus far).

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Sylirael commented on the post, What beauty products released this year were most surprising? 3 days, 22 hours ago

I have to agree that I’ve been kind of suprised by some of the ‘meh’ I’ve experienced from UD this year. Thing dramatic, but the Pulp Fiction palette and the recent quality quirks did surprise me.

Otherwise, […]

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Sylirael commented on the post, Zoya Wishes Collection for Holiday 2014 3 days, 22 hours ago

Ooh, I’d love to see Prim, Haven, Nori and Thea in action! I really want to love Prim just for the colour, but it looks like a pearl, and I have a difficult relationship with those… ;-)

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Sylirael commented on the post, MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag Review, Photos, Swatches 5 days, 15 hours ago

Further to Melissa’s comment…I wonder why they don’t make the extra dimension shadows permanent, as they seem to do so well! I’m sure they’d sell a lot, even just from the people who missed out during the […]

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Sylirael commented on the post, MAC Keepsakes/Brown Eye Bag Review, Photos, Swatches 5 days, 15 hours ago

I like the shadows (the extra dimension ones make me want to just trace that wave on them with my finger all the time for some reason – i actually swatch these ones instore for that reason alone…), but I’m not […]

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Of course things are predominantly warm toned. *cool toned, old man style grumble*

I’m genuinely glad the quality is better here, but it’s still pretty yawn-tastic. :-( It’s the HOLIDAYS. They release 364527 […]

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Sylirael commented on the post, MAC Keepsakes/Plum Eye Bag Review, Photos, Swatches 5 days, 16 hours ago

This is my favourie of the sets so far (for obvious reasons, probably, LOL!) but I’m disapointed in how sheer the eyeliner is… :-P

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Sylirael commented on the post, MAC Keepsakes/Nude Lip Bag Review, Photos, Swatches 6 days, 6 hours ago

Kiss the King is really pretty – not perhaps the most *thrilling* lipstick, but I think it’s the best ‘nude’ of the whole set!

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Sylirael commented on the post, What part of your makeup usually takes you the longest? 6 days, 6 hours ago

Oh, eyeshadow without question. Everything else takes 5 minutes, pretty much, but an eyeshadow look takes me (comparatively speaking) forever! ;-)

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