OK it was 2 things. But a haul is a haul. I picked up that Too Faced Mommie Dearest eyeshadow and a Stila Palette in my recent T. J. Maxx shopping trip.
The Stila Palette is nice. It is suited for warm complexions and comes with 3 eye shadows a blush, a lip gloss and a brush to apply the gloss. The eye shadows are fairly sheer but the blush is really well pigmented. I would say it compares in color to NARS Orgasm or a lighter version of MAC Springsheen. The lip gloss is a total write off in my book. It's very sheer and unpigmented and I don't like cream/gloss products next to powder products b/c they get "contaminated" with the powder. I'll probably scoop out the gloss & press in another loose eyeshadow or pigment or highlighter to finish off the palette.
The palette advises that the lightest shade of eyeshadow be used as a base, the middle shade as a crease shade and the darkest as a liner shade. Since I find the colors very sheer, I use the middle shade all over as a base, the darkest for a crease shade and the lightest for a highlighter. I prefer liquid, gel or cake liner anyway so I use my trusty MAC Graphic Brown as a liner shade with this palette.
The look is VERY subtle. It's suitable for work, but I would not recommend it for a night look as I think the staying powder of these shadows is minimal and the pigmentation is too light for evening. The real winner in this palette is the blush. It's really soft and gives a lovely glow to your face. I anticipate hitting the pan on that one in the near future.
This is a nice little palette, good for travel and since I only paid $4.99 for it I really can't complain.
Any great deals to be found at your local discount stores?
Is it breaking a no buy if I use a store credit?