Review, Rate, & Rotate Week 28
If you have a massive beauty collection, and you really are not into minimalism, leave a comment below regarding how you rotate through your collection. I would love to have your feedback and input. If I was to tell you how many eyeshadow palettes I have, you wouldn’t believe me. . . Yep, it’s that many! If there is something you want to see reviewed, in particular, eyeshadow palettes, you can reach me on my Contact Me page or Click HERE to send me an email!
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Rating is out 10 out of 10, with a full point given for each of the ten sections listed above. Points per section may be issued in the following denominations: 0, .0 .25, .50, 1.0. For further clarification, the sections listed are worth a total of 1.0 point and are:
1. Company Profile & Personality: (available information about the company, cruelty-free status information, philanthropic efforts, unnecessary controversy, indie company vs mainstream)
2. Price: (product cost, availability of product, shipping cost, available coupons)
3. Purchase Process: (order time vs receipt of product turn around, availability of product, email notifications including shipping & tracking number, email notification for delivery)
4. Packaging: (was the item securely package, decorative packaging efforts including information card about the product, upcoming sales, or the company itself)
5. Pigmentation: (via swatches)
6. Color Payoff: (via application to the area applicable)
7. Product Application: (ease of application of the product, for example for eyeshadow, is there fall out, creasing, etc.
8. Performance: (longevity of wear)
9. Product Value: (price to product amount ratio, i.e. price per gram + product quality + consumer response (popularity of the product and consumer response) + repurchase option)
10. Overall Product Presentation: shade variation (if eyeshadow), women of color friendly, pale people friendly, universally applicable to many skin tones, desire for repeated use, would you repurchase the item again, is this product associated with a particular trend or is does it market the companies individuality, does the product set a new & innovative trend, is the product effective (does it do what it’s designed to do), does the product have potential multiple application opportunities (i.e. can the product be used as a blush & lipstick), is the product limited edition or a permanent product, is the product part of a collection, is the product consistent (from shade to shade, if an eyeshadow palette) from color to color in a part of a collection and does it function and operate the same each time applied.
If I mention that I am selling any of the items listed below, you can catch those products at a reasonable price on Poshmark @ bougiebriexo or on Mercari @ BougieBrie or you can always reach out to me on my social media channels or click on the Contact Me link at the top of the page and shoot me an email!
Update on Past RRR Product: If you were wondering what I ended up doing with my Too Faced Return of Sexy, I rotated it out my collection and it is on sale on both Mercari & Poshmark.
Product Name: Revlon Photo Ready Eye Art, Milani Single, Absolute Pure Metal Veil
Review: For information on my review of the Revlon Eye Art click HERE and scroll to the bottom! For information on a previous review of Milani Single Eyeshadows & Absolute Pure Metal Veil click HERE!
Product Name: Tarte Miracles of the Amazon Eyeshadow Palette
Review: The palette is an excellent all in one basic eye & face palette, with neutral, leaning cool shades, and a beautiful blush. It definitely stays in the “safe zone” that Tarte is known to reside within. Nothing crazy, no bold colors, just your basic everyday shades, perfect for work, school, and an excellent pocket book palette. Beautiful packaging as always!
Rate: 8.5/10 This palette does what it is supposed to do in terms of performance and functionality, but loses points for originality in shade range.
Rotate: I collect Tarte eyeshadow & face products. They have their own basket in my nine cube shelf (room tour coming up). As I pare down my eyeshadow palette collection brands like Lorac, Juvia’s Place, Colourpop, Viseart, Marc Jacobs, Natasha Denona & Tarte will remain in my collection FOREVER!
Product Name: Lorac Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette (original)
Review: I really don’t use this palette as much as I should. I really love rose tone eye looks that palettes like the Naked 3 and this palette give. Most of my eye looks are quite bold with color or foil shadows or glitter, but if I am looking for a soft, yet attractive eye look, this the palette I usually go to. I am learning that I somewhat categorize my palettes by season and I find I use this more in the Spring & Summer months.
Rate: 8.75/10 Perfect palette for my skin tone, with beautiful lid shades, and excellent colors to deepen up the outer “v”. Slim & sleek packaging, yet it is a bit confusion because the packaging is gold and the shades are rosy, where as the packaging for the Unzipped Gold is white. Seems as though Lorac got that one backwards.
Rotate: Again, Lorac is a brand I collect, and I am happy to have it in my collection.
Product Name: Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Eyeshadow Palette
Review: To see my initial review of this palette click HERE! I will add this to that Review, of all of my ABH palettes, I feel my best and look the most stunning when I use this palette.
Product Name: Too Faced Life’s A Festival Eyeshadow Palette
Review: Too Faced has really turned up its output of quality products, and this is one example. This palette is fun and authentic in its color scheme, but not necessarily it’s theme (I am really tired of Unicorns). Most would see it’s not a complete palette because it lacks a variety of transition shades for many skin tones. That may be true, but it’s a great palette for a pop of color. It’s not an essential, everyday, neutral palette, this is certain, but if you are looking for a palette with different pops of unique color that are not necessarily neon and are considerably wearable for most events.
Rate: 8/10 The packaging of this palette is obtrusive, obnoxious, and reminiscent of something that you would purchase at Claire’s. It’s awkward to store and any self-respecting adult would hesitate before putting it proudly on display. That plus the lack of transition and deepening shades lands it with the score above.
Rotate: I will keep this around for a while. I am going to go through my colorful eyeshadow palettes and begin to pair down my collection from there.