On the bright side, I got some pretty shit this month. I missed my opportunity to upgrade, so I went ahead and got my regular "It Girl" box with an eyeliner as an add-on.
The bonus this week was a screen cleaner. As someone with a flip phone dated from the late 1990s, this is not super relevant to my life.
Here's the more exciting stuff:
Julep Gel Eye Glider in Smoky Plum
As a sucker for the color purple, I couldn't pass this pencil up. Although Julep makeup products are pretty hit or miss, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this one is super nice (especially in comparison to the train wreck that was their scratchy, poorly-pigmented Kajal Eye Glider).
Calling the pencil a "gel" product seems pretty silly, since the pencil is just another typical soft pencil liner. However, I do think a lot of companies struggle to do purple pencil eyeliners (I have a few by Urban Decay that I think are pretty mediocre) and this one feels effortless. The texture and pigmentation are both lovely.
Plus, you know. The color. Look at it!
The smoky plum shade has a hint of near-irridecent sheen.
My only complaint is that smudging reads a little bit messy for this product since it does have a little shimmer to it. That's probably not a deal breaker for most, though.
The nail polishes in my box were:
Joyce, a Wizard of Oz ruby red shimmer,
Kirti, a neon orange shimmer,
and Tammi, a yellow-y lime green.
In particular, Joyce makes me feel pretty snazzy.
Overall, I'm really pleased. This eyeliner is one of the best makeup products I have received from Julep. It is also one I know I will actually use, since it's not just a crappy dupe of something I already own. The nail polish colors are pretty. Save for the assumption that I own an iPhone, this box was right up my alley.
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