I paid $8.95 for shipping…
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Haven’t actually tried this out yet. But it feels nice and full, and soft!
I was pretty impressed with this product. I used it first dry, but it wasn’t all that great. I personally found that it worked best wet. For $1 it was very decent for my uses. If I were to recreate this brush though, I would design a brush with a smaller width. I found that it was harder to line, so I used more of the ends of the brush instead of using the whole brush to line the eye. (Does that make sense? :P )
Just to show the comparison of the two
Originally uploaded by Rasilla
I read in makeupalley.com that these were a tad sharp. And as I received them, that is what I realized as well. But I quickly fixed it by dulling them on sandpaper. So otherwise I have no problem with them as a backup pair, one that I can stuff into my travel makeup kit, for emergencies. It felt pretty nice while I was handling them as well.
Feels just like a normal gloss. Didn’t feel any “pumping” action, though I think I would have been quite surprised if I did. I’ve tried the Duvo* venom, and now that was awesome stuff :)
I enjoyed the smell to this gloss. It isn’t as sticky as my Mac’s. I would have liked more pigmentation in the gloss, but meh, can’t really complain about it.
Pink Ice: I bought this mainly as a highlighter. I wanted to see if it might be as good as Ivory (the one that I wasn’t able to get cause it was out of stock)
Dusk: repurchased this because I happen to like the pigment in it. For me it seemed to blend well, and seem to last a decent amount of time.
Sage: ditto what I wrote for Dusk.
In general, they aren’t bad for the price, and you get what you would expect to pay. I found that if you use a decent primer, they colour lasts fairly well through the day.
– Shipping to Canada is WAY too expensive. As you can see, it states 2.50 dollars on the envelope, and I realize that you have to pay for materials, and for handling, but come on! (Plus they increased their shipping since the summer of 2007)
– They don’t let you know that their items aren’t in stock. It isn’t real time obviously, but I wish they had the option to let us know, cause I its annoying to have paid the shipping charge only to find out when I receive the package that they didn’t have several in stock. (but they do rectify in a very minor way…more in pro)
– They could be more economically friendly? (ok maybe I’m reaching here, but I thought packaging my items in a bag, in another plastic bag, then shipping it in an envelope of 4 times its size…seems wasteful.)
– Their website coding is a little wonky. When I put in my credit card number, and confirmed the order for the amount, the next page on the site told me that I was charged a new amount of 2 dollars more! So basically it charged my shipping to Canada (the extra fee) TWICE! Because I had problems with their Customer Service last time, I sent an email to every section so that I would get a speedy reply. (I got two, One was quite rude, as if it were my fault, the other was apologetic.)
– It is a Con for me, but I guess a Pro for the company, a lot of the stock I wanted to get, were OUT of stock…so I missed out.
– Regarding the items that aren’t in stock, they sent me a notice this time around letting me know that they apologized, and THIS TIME they credited my account back for the items that weren’t available. They hadn’t done it last time, so I’m not sure if it was only a one time thing.
– I was pretty satisfied with the items that I chose to purchase.
All in all, do some research, as with all online shopping, before you buy a product. Find some reviews on the stuff you are interested, and then give it a go. And if you don’t like it, pass it on to a teen or someone else who might enjoy it^^ in the end…at least it was only a dollar each :P