Sunday, December 19, 2010
Maybelline Expert Wear Quad in Velvet Crush
I think I paid about $3 for this in The Reject Shop about a year ago. I'm not generally a fan of Maybelline, but you don't usually see their stuff that cheap in Australia so I picked it up. I don't think I've ever used it before aside from a bit of swatching.
It's been so hard to get pictures this last week - it's been really overcast in Adelaide and my house is dark at the best of times. Of the 876 million pics I snapped, I could only get one reasonably decent closed eye one, and none of the open eye or end of the day ones came out any good at all. Generally I don't mind dull weather - I certainly prefer it to the extreme heat of an Adelaide summer - but it's not great for picture-taking!
It almost looks more blue than purple to me. While I quite like the colours, I don't think much of the quality of this palette - it's not very highly pigmented, and it started to wear off from about midday.
This kind of thing makes me even more annoyed by the prices we pay in this country for mediocre crap like this. Sure, I paid $3, but I've seen it in Priceline and supermarkets for about $17, and it's not worth that amount at all.