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Sunday Link Love, Volume #140

Happy Sunday!

How has your weekend been?  We were up in Sonoma yesterday to celebrate my brother-in-law Nick’s birthday (also one of our resident tech guys).  Mellan also met a cat for the first time; of course, by meet, I mean, they were a couple of feet away at all times as the cat really wanted nothing to do with Mellan whatsoever.  Mellan, on the other hand, stared intently at him and wiggled his tail rapidly the whole time.

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Edward Bess Bed of Roses Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Bed of Roses Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Bed of Roses Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Bed of Roses Blush Extraordinaire ($43.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a cool-toned, medium pink with a mostly matte finish. NYX English Rose is shimmery and slightly lighter. NARS Angelika is slightly bluer-based and has some glitter. MAC Divine Desire is shimmery. MAC Pink Tea is lighter and shimmery. MAC Weekend Getaway is a bit darker and a cream product. Chanel Rose Initiale is warmer. Bobbi Brown Pretty in Pink is slightly warmer. Bobbi Brown Pastel Pink is very similar. See comparison swatches.

During Sephora’s most recent sale, I bought Bed of Roses, because one of the things I love about high-end is the textures you’ll find. I liked Edward Bess’ other powders, so blush was next on my list to try. The texture is soft, velvety, and silky-smooth but not powdery. It applies well with color coverage that’s buildable and blendable, so you can control the intensity but will still show up on darker complexions. While the finish is mostly matte, the more the powder is worked into the skin, the more luminous it becomes with a subtle, satin sheen. It lasted eight hours with light fading becoming noticeable after nine hours of wear, which was impressive.

Bed of Roses
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Maybelline Orange Edge ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Orange Edge ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color
Maybelline Orange Edge ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Orange Edge ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.49 for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark orange with strong red undertones and a luminous sheen. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is very similar–it doesn’t read quite as glossy but you don’t need both. MAC Scarlet Ibis is close in color but matte in finish. MAC Sail La Vie is mostly matte and a touch lighter. OCC Psycho is a bit more orange and matte. See comparison swatches.

Whew, boy! Orange Edge is incredibly pigmented in a single swipe; you’ll have no trouble getting full color coverage with this shade.  It is similar enough to Vibrant Mandarin (which is permanent) that if you can’t find this particular shade locally, I’d consider opting for the permanent shade instead.  The consistency was creamy with some slip and slickness, so it glided easily across the lips without tugging or pulling.  It also applied with even, smooth color coverage, and it felt comfortable to wear.  Orange Edge lasted six hours well on me and left a reddish stain for another hour.

As a note:  the packaging of this one was off; the bullet twisted up very, very slowly and wasn’t normal at all but not totally broken.

Zoya Rikki Nail Lacquer

Zoya Rikki Nail Lacquer
Zoya Rikki Nail Lacquer

Zoya Rikki Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “full-coverage, fern green foil metallic.” It’s a sumbdued, medium green with almost cool undertones paired with muted, golden shimmer. It has a foiled, metallic finish. China Glaze Unpredictable is metallic but also a duochrome so it flashes from green to bluish-teal. Zoya Apple is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Rikki was opaque after applying two coats of the polish. The formula wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it was easy to work with and apply without encountering streaking, bubbling, or the polish pooling along the free edge of the nail. It dries faster than the average polish and has a noticeble shine even when it is fully dried, but a top coat will make it sing. The metallic finish didn’t leave behind any visible brush strokes and is very reflective. I normally get a week of wear with Zoya’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

Rikki
Rikki
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total