Yep. Late, and some shitty swatches (y’all, those applicators are evil, the oldschool ones? I’d forgotten; should’ve used a lip brush), but here nonetheless.

Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss:



Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss:

Boost (this seems more like a sheer lipgloss, to me, tbh)


Hermetic (a bitch to apply, but soooo lovely)

Swatch Sunday, 9/23/12: Some CoverGirl Lippies

I’m back on my “must swatch all the things” nonsense, so, below the cut is a buttload of CG lippies. And that’s not even all the ones I have. It’s getting to the point where almost everything I like, I’m like, “….I’ve got that shade already, right?” I mean, there’s still stuff I want, but… I think I’m going to start “shopping my stash” more often.
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Swatch Sunday, 8/12/12: Concrete Minerals Sexy Lips Lip Tints

I’ve had these for a bit, and while they haven’t gone off, the tops did dry out a bit, so I…smooshed them off. Probably should have cut them off cleanly, and gotten better swatches on my lips (or used a lip brush), but I didn’t, so…yeah. Sorry for the smudges and errant bits of lipcolor on my lipring or thereabouts. It’s all due to lazy application, and not the lip tints themselves – they are *lovely*.

top: Maniac
bottom, left to right: Lovergirl, Vamp, Tease, Sweetness, Bombshell

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Swatch Sunday, 7/22/12: Portland Black Lipstick Company

First things first, credit due to Mai, for reviewing this company, and providing A-FUCKING-MAZING swatches, or I wouldn’t have even known this gloriousness existed. You should run over and check out her swatches: Part One, and Part Two. Her swatches are much better applied than mine, and just gorgeous, AND she has more colors up, so you should definitely go check them out. But I’m going to throw these swatches up anyway (even though Mai’s are the queens!), because I FUCKING LOVE PBLC. Truth. (Also, I think my swatches are a bit more heavy-handed than Mai’s, so, if you’re into that…there you go. You can see how they look either sheer or heavy-handed like a sumbitch. 😉 ) You can buy PBLC products here, but some of their products (like Vegan Corpse Paint, Lux et Voluptas, and Chaiborg, which I’ll be swatching as soon as they arrive) at their etsy shop, here. You NEED some, promise!

Also, sorry the area around my lips is a bit red in some shots. This is what happens when, instead of swatching slowly throughout the week like I’d planned (to avoid such redness), I get lazy and just have a swatchfest on Sunday in one go. Soz.

left to right: Gilded Lily, Irony, Bug’s Blood, Lux et Voluptas

left to right: Bad Penny, This Corrosion, Blood Red, Undead Red

left to right: Pewter Cauldron, Artificial Amethyst, Black Lagoon, Black

Lip swatches below the cut.
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