And here I thought the most fun I could have for $2 would come from a bottle of Two-Buck Chuck.
Oh, but that was before I met these Essence Eyeshadows. They come in 18 colors across three different finishes (matte, shimmer and holographic), and each will set you back a mere $2.
The different finishes have varying levels of pigmentation, with the shimmer and holographic shades generally depositing more color than the mattes.
Here’s a quick look at six of them. Right now I’m on the fence about these, but I’m really interested to hear what you think.
Back to Khaki
It’s Up to You
Swatches from the left: Back to Khaki, Mystic Purple and It’s Up to You
Blue Mission, Knock Out and Ultra Violet
I’m a little concerned about their wear time, as they conk out after about five hours on me. Say half a day. Mind you, I don’t think that’s awful, but it could be better. As for texture, they feel great, like cake flower, but they’re so powdery that I get them all over the place. Starting with a good eyeshadow primer like Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion or NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base helps them in the wear time department, and some carefully administered eye makeup remover takes care of any mess.
It’s hard to go wrong when you price products at $2. You get some extra credit with a price like that.
PRICE: $2 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Ulta stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
They grow up so fast…
I’ve been a little emotional this afternoon because today’s my little brother’s 30th birthday.
Well, he’s not so little anymore. I remember the day my folks brought him home from the hospital, and it’s hard to believe that same little boy who drew me pictures and asked for hugs all the time is all grown up now.
Please excuse me while I bawl my eyes out for the fifth time today…
While I was sifting through old pictures, I found this one of us from back in 1988. Observe the stylin’ Esprit outfit — I’m wearing culottes, good gawd! — and bangs.
Do you have any siblings? If you do, are they younger or older than you?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,