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Rant & Rave: Eyeshadow Pencils

This Week’s Topic: Eyeshadow Pencils

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about eyeshadow pencils–you know, kind that look like short, wide eyeliners? Better than a regular cream eyeshadow? Worse?

my answer: They have their place — I don’t think it’s a product I reach for as often as a cream eyeshadow, but they’re particular useful for traveling, since they can be used as both a cream eyeshadow as well as an eyeliner. It can be a risky formula, though, as some work well and others are disappointing.

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Rant & Rave: Makeup Counters

This Week’s Topic: Makeup Counters

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about makeup counters. Fun to go to? Only if you really need something?

my answer: The experience always depends on the sales associate working. Generally, I’ve come to prefer shopping online, only because then I don’t feel compelled to buy anything because someone is nearby, hovering over my shoulder. I like being able to play with the products in-person, though.

Rant & Rave: Hair Highlights

This Week’s Topic: Hair Highlights

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about hair highlights. Have you had them? Do you? Worth the effort?

my answer: I like hair highlights! I love them on others especially. I personally prefer to have my hair color completely natural at this time, though, so I don’t have any and don’t plan to get any at this time!

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Rant & Rave: Holiday Gift Sets

This Week’s Topic: Holiday Gift Sets

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about holiday gift sets (for makeup/beauty, obviously!).  Are they worth it?  Great ways to check out new products?  Too often contain products you won’t use?

my answer: Overall, big rave, because I think they’re usually priced better than if you bought products individually, and you do get to try an assortment of products and shades from a brand.  You might not use them all, but you may discover a love for something you might not have been willing to buy on its own.

Rant & Rave: Contouring and Highlighting

This Week’s Topic: Contouring and Highlighting

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about contouring and highlighting. Is it necessary? Does one matter more than the other?

my answer: I think contouring can have a major impact in photos, and it’s always worth doing for special occasions. Highlighting is something that I think is easier to do and thus is something more readily incorporated into a regular routine, and it’s more “fun” since you can use a whole slew of products, finishes, etc.

Thanks to Amy for today’s question!

Rant & Rave: Shimmery White Eyeshadow

This Week’s Topic: Shimmery White Eyeshadow

Share: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about shimmering white eyeshadow. Do you use it? How so?

my answer: I can only use it as a lid color, as it is too stark on my brow bone. I like using shimmering white eyeshadows against blues, teals, and purples.

Thanks to Amy for today’s question!

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