Don’t believe the ads. They exaggerate—in words and pictures.
Expensive is often NOT the best!
Ask for a (free) sample or apply it in the store.
Give it a “real world” trial (drinking coffee with lipstick; work-to-evening mascara).
Don’t buy before asking if used makeup can be returned for a full refund.
Lipstick – Kat Von D
Mascara – L’Oreal Telescopic Original
To read Ellen’s column: