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on 10/27/2010 7:35:00 PM
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At the moment, I'm obsessed with Graftobian pallets. They are so cute, inexpensive and pigmented I can't help it. #30281 is about 1x5 inches and is slender enough to fit into even a tiny evening bag. The 5 colours are as follows:88297 - Sandalwood - Very similar to NARS Manhattan 88214 - Kiss Me - A warm, muted pink, very pigmented 88290 - Autumn Rust - A deeply pigmented med. warm brown88219 - Dorothy - a warm burgundy 88291 - Ebony - A dark chocolate I cannot emphasis enough how pigmented these shades are. I think that those of us who are more "richly hued" meaning NC40 and higher will get more wear out of these than those skintones that are lower on the shade scale than NC40. These are made for skin with more pigment, imo. That said, I can easily see mixing them with lipsticks that are lighter in shade and need to be blended with something deeper - kind of like that Oprah article that talked about how no lipstick ad is ever the actual shade advertised. It's normally 5 or 6 different shades to get the color depth and combination needed for the shot. Since Graftobian cosmetics are made for stage and screen, this makes perfect sense. I could also see these blended out with glosses to give you a more sheer look. They also stay put. The colors seem to be on the non-drying side and wear really really well. I applied the Autumn Rust over some plain ordinary lip balm with no gloss. Wear lasted over an hour with no eating or drinking. Touch-ups not being that much of a problem, however these require a lip brush because the pigmentation requires a more precise application. I'm super happy with my purchase and find these perfect for Fall and Winter.
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