*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

In my previous post I introduced the palettes without an in depth review.  This time, I have checked out the colors, textures, and products thoroughly.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

When Nouveau Cheap mentioned that Payless ShoeSource would start carrying beauty products, well that widened my eyes.  I hate to say this but I never had any interest in entering a Payless shoe store.  It had nothing to do with the shoes, I just had no reason to buy anything from there.  However, since I saw one while shopping recently, I entered and noticed the brand spanking new display of cosmetics and bath products.   

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

In my previous post, I only described the colors and texture of the Three Custom Color Specialists Opaline Creme Eye Definers.  In this post I show its versatility as an eyeliner and eyeshadow/eyebase.  I also show how simple it is to apply Fyrinnae's Arcane Magic Velvet Vampire when it is mixed with a non-oily eye makeup remover.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

Finally, summer is dying down and the smoky eye look can be worn without looking like Alice Cooper stuck on the green at some golf course.  Alice, I am not making fun of you, you are one cool dude!!
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

The name evokes a romantic dinner under a moonlit starry sky slurping the same string of spaghetti with your lovely and embarrassingly glance away as your lips meet.  Okay, I was thinking of Bella Notte from the animated film Lady and the Tramp but this polish actually conjures up romance and sophistication.  Maybe, because it comes from Borghese, a once cosmetic counter brand that now markets its nail products at drugstores.
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

As you know, I am trying to use all my Faces Cosmetics eyeshadows, get acquainted with the colors so I can get to know them better.  I said I would use the random.org widget to pick out my colors but on this one, I decided to use my own color combo since my face would be readily seen in public.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

No, the post isn't about baking or eating; it's about turning your eyeshadows into eyeliners. There are three basic products that can do this: water, eyeliner sealant, and non-oily eye make up remover. Yes, the third is correct but it has to be a non-oily one. And, the end result can vary due to the type of eyeshadow used, is it a cake eyeliner, a regular eyeshadow, or a loose one?
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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I like eyeliner and I probably have enough for a couple of pounds of potatoes (anyone get the connection?).  I told myself many times that I wouldn't buy more eyeliner when I am standing at the L.A. Splash Cosmetics display at Ulta, but the colors are so pretty and sparkly that I succumb.  For any of you that are wary of all the glitter, the website does sell matte eyeliners and metallic eyeliners in a plethora of colors.  My Ulta does not carry these which leaves me a bit miffed but if it did I would be buying them left and right!

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I seem to be on a nail polish kick lately and I can't help it because every time I go to the store there is a bunch of new colors! I saw the brand-spanking new display at Ulta and thought to myself, I don't have any taupe neutral colors.  I bought the two that caught my eye, the others like Aura Angora appeared a bit too warm for my very light olive (NC20-25) skin tone and would have made me look like I had some liver disease.  The two I chose were Cowl of the Wild (top picture) for its creamy neutral brown with the undertone of grey taupe.  And, Tight Knit (bottom picture) for that soft neutral brown purple-mauve more on the purple mauve than brown on my skin.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I bought the Sally Hansen Night Lights a very long time ago, so long ago that I know it has been at least 3 years ago.  I bought this one because I could no longer find my favorite holographic topcoat Northern Lights at any of the beauty supply stores that I frequented for some reason.  I actually finished the Northern Lights polish!  That is how much I loved it.  And writing this way, I am thinking I had my Northern Lights before I really had an internet connection.  Now, I see it is available online in a few places and I might have to get it again, but in the meantime I bought Sally Hansen for its holographic properties AND the sheer black base.

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*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog.*

I like blue nail polish and this one looked so pretty in the display L.A. Splash Blue Splash polish, the shimmering cobalt sheen that glistened so dreamily like the water waves of the ocean during a quiet sunset.  Yes, I was mesmerized to say the least and I hoped to mesmerize my nails. This one was reasonably priced ($3.99USD), however the bottle is smaller than most polishes so maybe, it evens out.  Still, I don't really need a big bottle of blue. 

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