Monday, November 22, 2010

Borghese- Palermo Plum

This is just to say
I have eaten the plums
that were
in the icebox
---William Carlos Williams "This Is Just To Say"


I really like this color, but it would not dry. Two days later, it was still, yes STILL, gummy. And riddled with all sorts of imprints, I'm assuming it's what people mean when they say they wake up with "bed nails." They were glossy and shiny when I went to bed, and when I woke, it looked like Gil Grissom was going to be able to use them for forensics.

I dearly love Borghese brushes, but for this particular formula, which was fairly runny, it caused some slipping around and messed them up, and it was fairly staining and vaporous.

If I could find this color with a better, hardier, glossier formula, then I'd be a happy gal.

Report card:
Color= A- (I like it, but it's a classic plum, so not ground-breaking)
Formula= D (runny and never dried completely)
Brush= B (great brush, by itself, but with this runny formula, it was added bother)
Price= D- (8 bucks, although I paid 4 for mine on clearance, 8 bucks is too much for me)

Overall= C


  1. I don't own any Borghese...they're so expensive for drugstore polishes! This is really pretty, though, too bad about the formula!

  2. For real- I won't buy them unless they are on sale, too rich for my blood.