bareMinerals Cognac: Trying To Find A Dupe

bareMinerals The Regal Wardrobe, Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-in-1 Custom Nude Palette for Face & Eyes Natural Nude

I was doing a routine cleanup of my memory cards and stumbled across a couple of forgotten comparison/swatch pics. I’m pretty sure these were taken sometime during the summer because my skin in the swatch photo looks darker than it does currently.

At the time I believe I was searching for a dupe for bareMinerals’ Cognac, a gorgeous copper shade with a lovely buttery texture and rich color payoff. Cognac is a permanent shade that was included in the limited edition Regal Wardrobe palette and it was the one shade in that palette that I thought was worth keeping (as a whole the palette was too smoky for my tastes).

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Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayon – Fuchsia-ristic

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Crayon – Fuchsia-ristic

Even though I haven’t really mentioned it lately and even though I’ve already reduced my makeup stash considerably, purging is an ongoing process that I continue to tackle. I’m now down to only three lipsticks in my collection which I think is quite amazing considering the fact that I started off with over 100 lipsticks, the majority of which I’ve sold off on my blog sale.

When all’s said and done, Soap & Glory’s Sex Mother Pucker Gloss Crayons came out on top. They are by far my favorite lipsticks in terms of texture, finish, fragrance and colors. Sadly, they’ve been discontinued but a few online vendors still carry them. Out of all of my lipsticks, they were the ones I found myself reaching for time and again and I rotate through the three shades I own — Nudist, Plum Jam and Fuchsia-ristic — on a daily basis.

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Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette: Take Two!

Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette

No, you’re not seeing things. I decided to repurchase the Juvia’s Place Nubian palette. Last time I bought it directly from the Juvia’s Place website but had immediate buyer’s remorse (I was trying to purge my makeup stash, after all, not grow it) and put it up for sale unswatched as soon as I got it in the mail. This time I bought the Nubian palette when Juvia’s Place made its debut on Hautelook. It was $19 but with shipping it ended up costing as much as it did when I bought it off of the Juvia’s Place website, so about $25. This time, though, curiosity got the better of me and I swatched it.

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Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight & Contour Palette – Shimmer Strobing

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight & Contour Palette – Shimmer Strobing

I recently purchased two new Physicians Formula palettes. The first being the Matte Sculpting palette that I reviewed yesterday and the second being the Shimmer Strobing palette that I’ll swatch and review today. The palettes go for a pricey $16.29 (0.30 oz/9 g) each at CVS.

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Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight & Contour Palette – Matte Sculpting

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight & Contour Palette – Matte Sculpting

I picked up the new Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Highlight & Contour Palette in Matte Sculpting over the weekend. With its hefty $16.29 (9 g/0.30 oz) price tag at CVS, it’s perhaps the single most expensive makeup item I’ve every purchased from the drugstore. Thankfully, I was able to use coupons and store rewards to bring the cost down to something I could more easily stomach.

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