I'm So Over This Part II: L'Oreal HiP

Purepigment Okay. Maybe it's because I'm not daring with my eye shadow, or maybe because I don't want to look like a clown, but I just can't figure out the deal with L'Oreal's High Intensity Pigment, particularly pure pigment shadow sticks.

Sure I can make this stuff look good. On my hand. That's when I can apply a lot of pressure and use it like a crayon. But on my eyes? Not so much. The contact with my skin and oils has made the stuff almost useless. On their website, they say "for best results, sharpen before each use with L'Oreal Paris dual sharpener." I assume that's part of my problem. But seriously, for drugstore makeup, shouldn't it be a bit easier?

ShockingshadowI haven't had much luck with Shocking Shadow Pigments in the HiP line, either.

Anyone have advice about this stuff? Yay or nay?

I'm So Over This: Revlon Lipstick Cap

Nudevelvet_1Seriously, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, is it really that hard for you to keep your cap on? You're the third lipstick from Revlon Super Lustrous series that I've owned (it has a clear cap at the top) that just won't keep its cap on. And, therefore the third Revlon lipstick that will most likely end up in my garbage. The annoying thing is that I really like the current color I'm using: Nude Velvet 125.

I know you get what you pay for (in this case I got a buy one get one free deal from my local Walgreens), but I think Revlon has been in the business long enough to know how to make a lipstick case that can keep its lid on. And when you lose things as much as I do, I don't need my lipstick manufacturer to make it easier for me.


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