=( buy Urban decay instead. On par w/ ELF eye primer. Dries out very quickly. Better than nothing, but not by a whole lot.
Ok, but Estee Lauder is way better. The brush is cheap, but the product lasts a long time. If you do not put your mascara on as soon as it dries, it will ball/flake off. I really like the clear tube so I can see how much product is in the tube.
I love UD palettes, but I have all of these colors in other palettes. (just different names) I'ts just not my favorite, but the colors are great for summer & perfect for anyone who doesn't already own any UD eye makeup. It comes w/ everything you need to get started. 6 shadows, an original primer, & a 24/7 liner. BTW-I for some reason do not like UD shadows in circles. Weird, but I've just gotten used to them in squares in the pallettes. (rectangle in Nakeds.)
I bought this on sale basically for the Whiskey pencil & sharpener & considered the Flipside pencil as kind of a free bonus. I would have never guessed that I would use the Flipside pencil on my top lash line at least once a week. Lots of people comment on it. At my age it's a little out of my comfort zone, but my Daughter talked me into because she loved the turquoise and I'm glad she did. It's a fabulous color & right on trend especially when paired w/ a little woodstock shadow. As with all UD pencils-they are a creamy dreamy stay on liner that is worth the $20 each they normally sell for. Although I paid much less than that for this set.
I really like this. It works well for me. No color & has a great MAtte finish. I use it for midday touch-ups.
It's ok-eye colors are nice-soft w/ just the right amount of sparkle an ideal everyday look. I love that the case is smaller than my cell. The blush is a weird color that looks muddy on & 2 of the glosses are too bright for me. I think my problem may be my yellow undertones. I would suggest this for a more cool toned person. I do like packaging except that the blush gets all in the glosses which is gross.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
alldaygirl 2/17/2012 4:55:00 PM
Just smells & tastes gross. Not a fan at all.
My everyday foundation for winter. Ivory 200 is just the right light/yellow tone for me, but just as soon as I get a little color the shade up is so orange it's gross & blending the 2 never works. It seperates for some reason. It could be a good match if you can find the right shade.
Just one of those homerun out of the park products that is the right shade for almost everyone.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream
alldaygirl 2/16/2012 8:14:00 PM
I really wanted to love this-It absorbs quickly, smells wonderful, & to be honest the whole Made in France metal tube thing just seemed fancy. It could be my imagination, but it seemed to me that the more I used this cream the drier my hands got. I'm not sure if it is like vaseline and not actually a moisturizer, but a water trapper. I will continue to use the tube, but I will not purchase another one.
Probably my favorite summer foundation. It's perfect for hot sticky Southern weather. It's light & I love how easy it is to find a neutral or yellow undertone shade. I apply w/ a beautyblender egg for a light almost not there application & with a foundation brush for a heavier application. It has a dewy finish and I doubt it could ever be a matte look. The tube holds 70% more foundation than the average 1oz bottle/tube at 1.7oz. so it has that going for it in the price department. The smell does take some getting used to. There's just no reason for it.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker
alldaygirl 2/15/2012 7:42:00 PM
Dried out within 2-3 weeks. The brush was soft & the line was decent, but the color was very weak & wore off on my oily skin w/in 1/2 day. the pen itself could be great-they just need to improve the formula. I actually love E.L.F.'s marker, but it also dries out w/in a few weeks.