It's not that I don't like them. I actually have several of them from a few MAC holiday sets I purchased some time ago. I just never really took the time to learn how to utilize them.
Recently though, I noticed this cute inexpensive product line at my local Rite Aid called "Jesse's Girl". I was tempted to pick up a few items, because, well...that's what make-up junkies do - cop cute little scores at all costs and opportunities (<----well maybe not all costs and opportunities). However, I managed to talk myself out of it and pick up a few new Wet & Wild lip shades to ease my cravings (<----more on those later).
So...I go home...feeling good about my ability to stave off yet another temptation in the face of danger (*cue dramatic music*), and I hop on YouTube.
Next thing I know, my little hungry fingers are typing in the words 'Jesse's Girl' and a video by @start2finishmua is popping up! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bUs9QJMJpI) Grrrrr.... Worse yet, there she is, in all of her YouTube guru beauty, giving this product line, and the eye dusts over which I was drooling in particular, a great review. Double-Grrrrr!!
Three days later, here I sit, four gorgeous pans of delectable makeup candy staring me down like nobody's business. Allow me to introduce my new friends...
JESSE'S GIRL PURE PIGMENT EYE DUSTS
Clockwise (L to R): Key Lime, Ultra Violet, Trouble Maker, Penny Arcade
Ahhhh...once again...I am in luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuub! Yes, I said "lub"!
Here's my take:
- Vibrant & very true to color
- A lot of product to last you a while (as with most pigments)
- Extremely blendable
- Easy to wash off (I didn't even need any make-up remover)
- Cheap (These retailed for $4.99 at my store, but others have discovered them for as low as $2.99)
- Packaging (I had to remove the sticker with the respective shade names in order to open the pots. Ultimately I was smart enough to place them on the bottom of the pans, but I wish all make-up companies would recognize how much easier it is for the end user if they just did this to begin with.)
- Sifter was weird & hard to remove/handle (Perhaps this could be the result of me being a 'pigment novice' but I'm pretty sure there could/should have been a better way to factor that part into the product design.)
Overall Rating: A-
For more information on this product line or these goodies in detail, feel free to visit the company's web site: www.jessesgirlcosmetics.com.. They have a ton of awesome info there and a section called 'Guru Tips' that I plan to revisit pretty soon so I can come to you guys with some great looks in the near future. They also have a YouTube channel.
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Until next time PrettyFacez.....
*NOTE: All of the items shown were purchased by me with my own money.*