Joining empty toilet paper rolls and the reality TV star known as “The Situation” on my list of pet peeves: awkward makeup packaging.
Since my recent brush with Boots beauty products left me seeing stars (I found Star Anise, aka my current favorite drugstore gloss!), I expected this Breeze to blow me away.
At first I thought the small curved brush that comes with the Boots No. 7 Mineral Perfection Shadow Palette in Breeze ($9) looked kinda cute and innovative, but that changed as soon as I tried to wield it. The thing’s a bear to use! — clunky and hard to manipulate (at least by me).
Making matters worse, the three bands of makeup in the palette are, like, so narrow that even a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush, with its relatively small brush head, barely fits the pans.
I would have gladly overlooked the packaging had the shadows been great, but I think they’re just okay. I wouldn’t mind how sheer they are if they weren’t so powdery at the same time. They visibly sit on top of my skin (slightly), which because of the funky packaging probably bothers me more than it should.
Although this Breeze wasn’t the wind beneath my wings, I’m not giving up on Boots eyeshadows yet. They have a big selection to choose from (more reviews to follow) and good drugstore prices. I hope I find a real gem soon! Available at Target stores and online. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,