Rant & Rave: Drugstore Makeup

This Week’s Topic: Drugstore Makeup!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about drugstore makeup. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: I love how much they’ve improved the quality in the past few years!  There are some really great products out there – but why is it that the ones that are really fantastic are limited edition or produced in small quantities and end up sold out?! What I don’t like is that it is still hard to find really great products… partially because there are a lot of misses still but also because you rarely can touch/play/feel with it prior to purchase.

Rant & Rave: High-End Makeup

This Week’s Topic: High-End Makeup!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about high-end makeup. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: Relatively cheap way to indulge (hey, have you seen the price of a Chanel or Dior bag?), sometimes they do have really extraordinary textures or nuanced colors. Of course, when they bomb, it’s an even bigger disappointment than if you had paid half as much. High-end used to have better return policies than more budget-friendly brands, but it seems most brands have a good return policy these days.

Rant & Rave: 2-in-1 Lip and Cheek Products

This Week’s Topic: Lip and Cheek Products!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about 2-in-1 lip and cheek products. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: The problem is that rarely is a multi-tasking product as good as the individuals products would be. So while it’s technically convenient, you might be sacrificing quality for both purposes!

Rant & Rave: Liquid Concealer

This Week’s Topic: Liquid Concealer!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about liquid concealers. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: They’re super easy to blend out/spread out over the skin, and they can have an illusion of being more moisturizing (whether they are or not is dependent on the formula). It can be easy to get too much out of the container, though.

Rant & Rave: Tinted Lip Balm

This Week’s Topic: TINTED LIP BALM!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about tinted lip balms. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: I prefer mine clear, just because when I wear lip balm, I want clear, and when I want something colored, I’ll opt for lipstick.

Rant & Rave: Jelly Nail Polishes

This Week’s Topic: JELLY NAIL POLISHES!

Your Mission: Tell us what you love, hate, or are otherwise indifferent to about jelly nail polishes. What drives you bananas? What makes them necessary?

my answer: I love how squishy they look! I’m not a huge fan of sheer polish overall, though some shades I like, so I love jelly finishes that are more opaque.