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I have horrible luck with Stila. Everything I’ve ever gotten of theirs seems to have little color payoff or is of crap quality. I know others love Stila so I’m not sure why I’ve had such bad luck with them!

try their liquid WATERPROOF eyeliner it will change your life.
its soooo easy to apply a thin line and make it thicker as you need it.

Definitely have to second this one.
Benefit gets raves, but I do not get what the fuss is about. I’ve tried many products, but I find that most of them are quite easily dupe-able… Disappointing.

MAC eye shadows. Frosty, matte, metallic, they all just don’t impress me. I should just stop buying them.

ELF professional shadows. They’re $1 for a reason. I think they’re great for beginners who are experimenting with shadows. I like the Studio shadows though, they’re a bit better

You kno what, I actually bought like 10 different ones (i bought the palette one, comeon, a dollar for 4 shadows.hehe^^). But i think the quality comparing to the price is actually more than what i expected. The pigmentation is very good (for anything a dollar) and most of the colors are satin finish which i love a lot!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ELF’s Studio shadows. They’re amazing when you consider the price! I’ve never tried the shadows from the cheaper line, but I hear the quality has improved since they first launched their site.

Smashbox. I want to like this brand so much but none of the products I’ve purchased work as they promise. The eyeshadow primer creases, the eyeshadows crease, the cream blushes disappear after an hour, and the lipgloss tints only last for a half hour.

I’m really lukewarm on this one. Love their glosses, but everthing else, with the possible exception of “Jet Set liner” (which dries out WAY too quickly for the price!),…meh…

“Lukewarm” is the perfect way to describe the relationship with them. For me their face primers, gel liners, and shadows are fine, but cream liners and the drying out of the gel liner just kills me.

I have returned EVERY Kat Von D Palette because of this. Plus I don’t like cream shadows and the fact that her palettes come with 3 cream shadows turned me off

Not all of her palettes come with 3 cream shadows, but I do have to agree, the cream e/s in my True Love palette sucks!

Ahhhh me too. I love Kat and her eyeshadow palettes look so nice but every time I buy one I return it right after.

I used Almay for a long time, but eventually, my eyes started having horrible reactions to something in the shadows. I stopped wearing makeup for a long time, until I started using eyeshadows without talc in them. I don’t know if it was Almay, the talc, or the dyes used, but I’ve avoided Almay since.

I have tried Bare Minerals, and do not like it. I try really hard to like it. I’ve repurchase it but just don’t like the finish.

Also in agreement! Who wants to have loose eyeshadow floating around in the bottom of their bag???

I agree with you. So not impressed with Bare Minderals. Esp the eyeshadows. The fall all over your face when applying and I really don’t buy that the powder foundations cover everything. No, they do NOT.

I tried the shadows and they had NO color payoff. Plus the foundations made every single line on my face magnified!

MAC in general. It’s such a pity, especially because they’re so adored by WOC but I just can’t get it to work for me.

Eye Shadows from Tarte, Two Faced: No color pay off. POP was another brand I think, it had shadow tins with 5 shades, packaging was really cool but the color pay off was a serious joke. Fresh Mascaras never did much for me either.

I got my first Tarte eye shadow palette this week, I tried it for the first time today and there is NO color pay off, I’m so sad. A whole palette I won’t use =[

I’m with you on the Tarte eyeshadows. What a disappointment. And their waterproof “Emphaseyes” clay liner just disappears on me.

I forth (!) the Tarte shadows, they are dull. I recently gave some away and cringe at trying to use the pallete I got as a gift. Same thing with the weak color payoff for Too Face.

Anything drugstore. I wanna like it because its so cheap, but it never works out with my skin. I wish I wasn’t so easily sucked in lol

Smashbox. My old internship would get boatloads of products from them during LA Fashion Week and everything they make makes me break out.

I’d have to say Benefit 🙁 I love blush so much, but theirs are just not pigmented at all! But the packaging is just so cute *sighs* 🙂

I have had great luck with the Dallas one and I like Dandelion. But the other ones need more pigmentation!

Aside from Lash Blast mascara, Cover Girl’s really disappointing. Benefit has great packaging and I own lots of their products, but I rarely use them – other brands tend to do what they’re doing better than they do!

May I ask why? I’ve always heard it’s such a good brand… I’ve never tried it as I can’t find it in my country, but I’m interested in all opinions about it =)

NARS. I just bought some shadows and a cream shadow. I’ve never seen such bad creasing on my lids, EVER. Do you like NARS Christine? Have you been able to make it work for you??

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