El Hub and I have been talking about taking a trip somewhere soon. It’s been about a year since the last time we got well out of Dodge, and even though we have no definite plans whatsoever, the very mention of the word, “trip,” is enough to get me thinking about travel makeup.
I’m wondering if these Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye Shadows should tag along…
The formula for this new line of six smartly priced $8.49 shimmery cream shadow sticks contains a primer, supposedly reducing/eliminating creasing and fading, while the colors brighten and revive your eyes.
Not a bad idea for the price, right?
Sounds good to me. I like the convenience of stick products like these and love the notion of skipping primer. And then there’s the price, which works out well for travel, seeing as accidents (crushed or missing makeup bags, GASP!) occasionally do happen when I’m out and about.
Well, I gave these every opportunity to wow me over the past few weeks… I really tried to make ‘em work, but dang — not impressed. I’d even go so far as to say, “bootsie.”
It’s like I’m working in construction with these. I have to load up the layers, three or four high, just to be able to see them on my lids. Then, not to my chagrin, I see creases within minutes of application, even atop the heroic NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, as shocking as that seems.
Seriously, Pro-Prime has the grip strength of a bengal tiger! — and yet it can’t keep these shadows from starting to fade and crease after 10 minutes.
What a bummer… Perfect price, lovely colors, too, but what’s a girl to do with a 10-minute wear time?
PRICE: $8.49 for a 0.10-ounce stick
AVAILABILITY: Available now in six shades at drugstores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C-
What up, yo? How’s tricks? I’m doing okay so far today, although Tabs has been ignoring me this morning… He’s going through one of his emo phases, where he nips at me when he doesn’t get the lurvies he feels he so richly deserves.
In other news, time management. I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I have some issues with time management. I lose track of time, like if I’m taking pictures or drawing or writing, hours can get away from me before I realize what’s happening; it’s gotten much worse since I started working from home.
Anywho, I’m always looking for new time management techniques and tricks to try, not because the old ones don’t work. They do. I think I just like trying new ones all the time, like the one I’ve been using lately.
First thing every morning when I sit at my desk, I map out a rough schedule for the day on a Post-It note, complete with break times. I stick that right at the bottom of my computer screen, right in my line of sight.
That’s the important part — having it in front of me where I see it all day long.
I try to stick to the schedule, but something usually comes up, and I have to shuffle things around, especially in my afternoons. Afternoons are always harder for me…but the Post-Its help.
How are you about time management? Are you hyper organized? How do you plan your days (to-do lists, iPhone notes, Evernote, something else), and does it work for you? If you have any tips, tools, programs, websites or tricks up yo’ sleeve, please share. I could use the help.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,