Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You fail me yet again, Starscream E.L.F.

A few years ago, I went on a total E.L.F. makeup buying bender. I ordered so much from them so fast that I exhausted the allowed number of uses on not one, but two of my coupon codes. I bought E.L.F. for my mother, my sister, my best friends, and I would have bought it for my dogs, except my dogs are elderly boy dogs that have no use for makeup.

One of the items I really loved at the time were the All Over Color Sticks. In the pro column, they are purse friendly, portable and easy to use, and offered in a range of skin-flattering colors, including a lovely white highlighter shade. They have a sweet orange candy scent that lasts just long enough to appreciate and they cost $1.00 for a fairly generous amount of product. During my binge, I bought one in every color and raved about them to random people on and off the internet.

Well, that was then. And this is now. While I understand it’s entirely possible that my skin’s oiliness and texture may have dramatically changed in the time between I purchased my All Over Color Sticks and today, what I think really happened is that I’ve learned a lot more about makeup thanks to the blogging efforts of the lovely Phyrra, Grey, Ana and Saila, and I've learned to be more picky in what my makeup does and how it performs. So let's fast forward to this morning. Following the new regimen of tinted moisturizer, mineral foundation, and the aforementioned Happy Booster Blush, I added a layer of Urban Decay's "Sin" eyeshadow primer all over my eye, let it set, and on top of that I layered on the All Over Color Stick in Persimmon, which is a lovely medium pink shade. I thought with the addition of the UD primer, the All Over Color Stick would pretty much stay put, since I'd been so pleased with their performance before. Boy, was I in for a sad surprize when 10 AM came around and I checked my makeup in the bathroom mirror. Sure enough, there it was - massive creasing. You could actually see the product slipping down into the crease of my eye, and at this point, my makeup had been on just over two hours. (I'd post a picture of it, but as luck would have it, I left my handy phone on the charger this morning. Go figure. Picture time!)

I'm pretty bummed out about this, since I like the colors of the All Over Color Sticks, and I was hoping to get a few days' grace out it to see how I like using cream eyeshadow on a daily basis before I go to Sephora this weekend to try either Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream Shadow in Pink Beige or Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Flatter Me.

I kind of want my dollar back, too.

1 comment:

  1. I need major help in the makeup-department. I mean like, FINANCIAL ASSITANCE. Yeah, the good stuff is too expensive.


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