Have you heard the mall word? Forever 21 has a new Premium Cosmetics makeup line, and errr-thing in it is $18 or less.
Exciting stuff, right? But after trying a few things from the line, I gotta say…I feel the same way about most of these pieces as I do when I see cute clothes in Forever 21 stores. I’m drawn in by the prices and how cute the clothes look from afar, but then I try some things on, and I’m like, “Eh, OK.”
Not to say that I haven’t found some winners in the new line. I have. I mean, if I ever lost my makeup bag on a trip and walked by a Forever 21 store at the mall, I know I’d be able to find something in there to get through the day.
I just don’t know if I’d seek out a Forever 21 store specifically for these new products — at least the few I’ve tried.
Here are some thoughts on five pieces from the line…
Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics Baked Bronzer ($4.80)
Like Goldilocks said when she tried the first bowl of porridge, “this one’s too hot!”
Or something like that. Too shimmery, in this case. I feel like this peachy golden bronze is a little too shimmery to use as a traditional bronzer. For contouring and adding warmth, I think it’s a tad too shiny, at least for me, but as a highlighter on the upper cheekbones, it’s, to quote Tony the Tiger, “Greaaaat!”
A little like a MAC MSF but harder, and not as silky smooth, it has very fine micro-shimmer, and the powder sits nicely on the skin.
Frosted Eye Shadow in Sapphire ($7.80)
This blackened blue shimmery shadow avoids drama. Soft and silky, it easily buffs and blends, and the tiny flecks of glitter make it look muy expensive. I like…
Gel Eyeliner in Black ($8.80)
More like a grayish black than a true midnight, at least on my NC42 skin. I need several layers (from 4-5) to reach full opacity.
That’s kind of a pain…but the liner doesn’t smear or transfer into my crease, which is a plus.
Volume & Length Mascara ($9.80)
This just slightly amplifies the length and volume of my lashes. The effect is noticeable but nothing to write home about.
Lip Gloss in Daquiri ($7.80)
Tastes like dish soap.
If you’re curious, the new Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics line is available now at Forever 21 stores and forever21.com.
“What’s the point? The cat will just ruin it anyway.”
Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, which is incredible seeing as how I’ve said almost everything else there is to say over the past zillion years, but I have a thing for maps. I think they’re super cool, especially old-timey vintage maps.
I’m telling you this because I saw this cute Tradewinds duvet set on anthropologie.com.
I looooove it! Love the colors, the map print, the matching pillows. LOVE IT!
Only thing is, I’d probably never get it for myself because I know that Tabs would either 1) leave niblets of poop on it, or 2) tear it apart with his wolverine-like death claws.
Because one of his favorite things is to run and jump across the bed at full speed, he’s already ruined our current duvet cover.
It’s a boring, faded solid lavender we’ve had for seven or eight years, though, so it’s not a huge loss…
I know I should probably replace it soon because it’s pretty ratty, but every time I think about getting a new one, I think, “What’s the point? The cat will just ruin it anyway.”
Haha! I’m sighing a lot today.
Do your pets keep their claws away from your nice home stuff, or do they have an appetite for destruction like Tabs?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. HEAT HAS BEEN RESTORED!!!
Gas, I haz it, yay!