I thought I would find a lot of uses for this product, but it has sat in the back of my makeup kit. Maybe the colors just aren't me :( I found they didn't do much dry and were quite dark wet but sorta muddy. The only one I would really use is the purple, the rest just look dark on (except the blue) and don't really look like any particular color on me, just..dark. So I guess maybe these just aren't the colors for me.
I really like this blush duo, the colors are great on me. The packaging could be better, but I like it as the thing you would take on a trip. It creates a subtle peachy glow ;) EDIT: I like this still for a road trip or vacation, but have definitely noticed its not what I reach for daily. Its just not super pigmented, the texture isn't fabulous, a bit dry, and the little tin is cute but kinda cheesy and I'm also not crazy about the smell. Lowering overall rating, have since gotten another blush duo that I really prefer as it is a much higher quality, more pigmented, softer texture and less fallout. (Too Faced duo in avant garde) I now realize that what I loved about this was the dual color, and the coral tint, but these can be achieved with better results by using a superior product.
Adorable packaging, and a decent deal if you get it from beautycrunch. I got this as a stocking stuffer for my little sister, and its a great gift! Lots of colors, decent pigmentation and texture. Its not the holy grail of palettes but it does have quite a few nice colors. The glosses seemed pretty good for a palette as well. Overall its a terribly cute package :)
I love the colors in this palette, got it very discounted at beautycrunch.com. The texture is great, and seems to be far better than the usual pop beauty fare. The colors are shimmery and pigmented and with my green eyes, using the light green and goldy yellow shades really does make them pop!
I have tried far more expensive products with far less results. Whatever Queen Helene is up to, she got this one right! I tend to use it when I start noticing the size of my pores, and it really tightens my skin and helps fight blemishes. I am turning 33 this year and have pretty good skin, but do start to notice visible pores now and again despite an extensive skin care regimin. QH mint julep is my secret weapon :)
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
rachelbobco 1/16/2010 3:47:00 AM
I just learned about this stuff and dear jesus if I'd only known sooner. :) I just never tended to wear a whole lot of makeup but its so fun to play with eyeshadows now with this primer because the colors are so vibrant and stay on all day. You'd think I would have caught on sooner! This more than anything else has turned me quite quickly from a run of the mill grad student to a beauty product junkie!
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush
rachelbobco 1/16/2010 12:05:00 AM
Always used pencil and liquid in the past so this is my first experience, but my reaction to the 5 piece brush set is that this is the very best one. Its great and does its job.