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Most Overrated & Underrated Cream Eyeshadow

Over & Under: Most Overrated & Underrated Cream Eyeshadow

There are always products that receive endless raves, but they don’t always live up to our expectations or work out as well as they do for others.  Share your picks for most overrated and underrated CREAM EYESHADOW.  Don’t forget to share your whats and whys as to your choices!

  • Most Overrated: [answer]
  • Most Underrated: [answer]

My Picks

  • Most Overrated: A lot of them work really well for me!  The ones I’ve had the most trouble with, while not in a jar or pot, were NARS’ Shadow Pencils.
  • Most Underrated: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners – the shade range is subtle/neutral, but they’re really great to wear-and-go.

Sunday Link Love, Volume #120

Happy Sunday!

How are you?  How was your Saturday?  Did you do anything fun or do you have something planned for today?  We’re bound and determined (and we just might be bound) to hang some Christmas lights on the house today, rain or shine.   The other non-blogging-related-task I really want to get done is hang up all my earrings, because the collection I’ve accumulated on my desk is just embarrassing!  I have a good feeling today is going to be particularly productive, and I’m looking forward to it.  Sometimes the rain (that’s our winter) derails my productivity–I already have two bright white floor lamps in my room but I think I need even more light to combat the dreary gray outside my window.

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China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

Add a Little Pizzazz to Your Holiday Nails

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer ($7.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend.” It’s a mix of light blue, green, orange, yellow, fuchsia, and pink medium-sized glitter particles. It’s definitely not too similar to Glitter all the Way. This is a bit more pastel, and the size is more confetti-like as well as more are uniform. I couldn’t think of a dupe, so I’d love to hear any suggestions you may have!

It’s glitter suspended in a clear base, so it’s best used as a layering polish; particularly because it’s really sparse. I layered one coat over China Glaze Blue Bells Ring, and then I did two coats of the glitter on its own on my thumb nail so you could see the coverage. It’s not a glitter that ever gets close to being opaque.  There was something about this polish that didn’t translate well no the nail–I think the thicker, almost gel-like consistency wasn’t helping, because the glitter didn’t spread evenly, which resulted in almost bald-looking spots in areas.  This shade required some pushing and pulling and patting to get the glitter to space out evenly.

Pizzazz
Pizzazz
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
82%
Total