I’m so not in love with this product. Personally, I think it is crap with an $18 price tag. I’m a sucker for packaging and unfortunately the packaging is cute but it is a tiny, flimsy, cardboard box. The “purse friendly” packaging is just a box that you’d recycle with any other product. Inside are three of the smallest eyeliners on the planet. Now, they are about as long as two of the included sharpener, like two inches long in total length. I’ve seen larger, so I know. I don’t know where they found these pygmy things or why they are so flipping small. They seem like some kind of mean thing an occupational therapist would use with a stroke victim. I don’t know but they are super tiny and won’t take too many sharpening. If for some strange reason I did want a short liner pencil I would buy a cheap NYX or Wet N Wild long pencil and break it into fourths and sharpen each one, all for a total of .99 ¢. The colors are boring but they are the type that one would use daily, once again why are they so small? These aren’t fun, maybe once in a while shades, why would you make necessities so small? It comes in Romeo which is a gray, Don Juan which is a black, and Cassanova which is a brown. They are a soft formula that I find too smudgy for under eye wear unless you want to look like a battered wife or the homecoming queen when homecoming king broke up with her on prom night. They “travel” around. They aren’t even a killer formula. Maybe I am spoiled by no budge gels or liquid liners. What kills me is it appears like TheBalm is making fun of itself and this crummy product. Just like a pick-up line or a skanky bar whore named Romeo, this little guys (um…) will leave you disappointed and asking “where did I find these things again”. They can be purchased on beauty.com.

My husband bought me this limited edition set as a gift and I love it. First, things first. I love Too Faced Quickie Chronicles. All of the colors in the compact “go” together. I’ve bought a few of the full-sized ones in the past and a few of the minis. I love the covers and I love shimmer. So, I was so siked to see 8 of these mini palettes going for $59.10.

These were released for Sephora’s 10th anniversary (in the U.S. I assume). Each kit comes in a pulp fiction cardboard type compact that is sans mirror or applicators. Who uses the crummy applicators anyways? This collection contains 8 different Mini Quickie Chronicles. Each of the palettes contain two shimmery vanilla scented lip glosses, two shimmery eye shadows, and one shimmery blush or bronzer. Pretty much all of these work for me. The colors aren’t super exciting but they work. They are my ‘everyday” looks. Most of the palettes contain shimmery nudes, browns, bronzes and plummy browns. However there is a metallic pink and a hot peacock green. The blushes range from plummy pinks to bronzes. The bronze blushes are kind of “ho-hum” and I will be using these as shadows. They make my face look too shimmery and muddy but they may work for darker skintones. Many of the blushes are gorgeous. They have the right amount of shimmer and make my skin look flawless, almost plastic-y, a look that many hate but I love. I would love to purchase them individually. The shadows are mainly shimmery, some have glitter, have a lot of pigment and blend beautifully with a great brush. The glosses are OK. They are thick and shimmery but won’t last too long. Not a lot comes in the palette. But, they do last a while on the lips.

Overall I find this collection a great deal. I’ve been using a different palette daily and it has been a week. They come individually wrapped, so they would make great gifts broken up. I love them. Thanks hubby.