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Old 10-30-2007, 06:46 AM
 
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With the holiday season right around the corner, we see many stores already stocking for Xmas. And what more of a 'last minute' gift, or gift youre not sure to get for a lady than....you guessed it, one of those boxed cosmetic sets with something like 10 tubes of lipstick, 50 shades of eye shadow, eyeliner pencils, you get the point?
But, reality is, do you ever really look at whats in those package deals? Of all 50 shades of eye shadow, theres really only two shades that you would wear? Or of all those tubes of lipstick, you'd only wear one shade? Why do they even make yellow, pale lavender or canary green for the eyes? Do people REALLY wear melon or almost-white lipsticks? What a scam, a real money maker, those packages can be, I guess. You think youre getting a deal with such a wide variety of choices, but technically, youre not really getting much because you only use about 4 things out of the 100, they come with.
I just had to bring that up, maybe out of boredom this morning...?
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:52 AM
 
Location: City of the damned, Wash
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I wonder where it's made and what's in it.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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I dont know but can tell you that from experience (someone once gave me one of those), that cheap lipstick all flakes, and tastes like soap, and the mascara clumps and smudges big time!
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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.... theres really only two shades that you would wear? Or of all those tubes of lipstick, you'd only wear one shade? Why do they even make yellow, pale lavender or canary green for the eyes? Do people REALLY wear melon or almost-white lipsticks? ...

I just had to bring that up, maybe out of boredom this morning...?
Okay, I know I'm gonna get in trouble for showing up in the "make-up" section, maybe they want you to wear rainbow colors..

And no I don't wear make-up, nor will you ever catch me wearing it! Hee hee heee.. I just showed up here to give Power Surge a hard time..

Pssst.. I still love ya baby
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:42 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Those kits are of horrible quality.

I like to buy the MAC palattes every year. They usually have 4 different eyeshadow ones, lipstick ones, etc.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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I skip the cosmetics bundle's.. (cause you're right, they're a rip off!) and go more for the Swiss Miss Collectable Packages.. they come with a collector's mug, a few variety gourmet flavors, and comfy stuff like that.

Edited to include : PS, Magnum, get outta the make-up chat! LOL
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:36 AM
 
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I skip the cosmetics bundle's.. (cause you're right, they're a rip off!) and go more for the Swiss Miss Collectable Packages.. they come with a collector's mug, a few variety gourmet flavors, and comfy stuff like that.

Edited to include : PS, Magnum, get outta the make-up chat! LOL


I gave you points, Fiddle!!
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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With the holiday season right around the corner, we see many stores already stocking for Xmas. And what more of a 'last minute' gift, or gift youre not sure to get for a lady than....you guessed it, one of those boxed cosmetic sets with something like 10 tubes of lipstick, 50 shades of eye shadow, eyeliner pencils, you get the point?
But, reality is, do you ever really look at whats in those package deals? Of all 50 shades of eye shadow, theres really only two shades that you would wear? Or of all those tubes of lipstick, you'd only wear one shade? Why do they even make yellow, pale lavender or canary green for the eyes? Do people REALLY wear melon or almost-white lipsticks? What a scam, a real money maker, those packages can be, I guess. You think youre getting a deal with such a wide variety of choices, but technically, youre not really getting much because you only use about 4 things out of the 100, they come with.
I just had to bring that up, maybe out of boredom this morning...?
I like to get the Estee Lauder set at Christmas. Sure, I won't use that many products out of it, but it sure is fun playing in all of it! The only downside is that you have to purchase fragrance...everyone here is allergic, so the fragrance is given away. Voila! Another gift taken care of!
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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stila has nice small little palletes, and i wear all of it. also, mark (from avon) has a nice little 2 eyeshadow, 1 blush, 4 lipgloss little flippy compact. i bought the paris shades, very neutral and wearable and it was only $18
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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I like the NYC (generic) eyecolour palettes. They only come with 2 or 4 colours and usually, I can utilize all of them.
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