Anyway, back to the story. After seeing what the woman was looking at, I fully understood why she was so intently inspecting the boxes. As it turns out, TJ Maxx got shipments of Lancome brush cases with five brushes and six-shadow palettes. Both were priced at $14.99. My heart fluttered. I really have not been buying makeup, so this was a nice reward for practicing temperance.
I quickly grabbed both items and inspected them fully. They were in mint condition, and I put them in my basket. The brush set comes with a highlighting brush (skunk brush), liner brush, crease brush, regular shadow brush, and fluffy crease brush (usually for blending or light crease work). The case is tri-fold and seems to be magnetized. The brushes' handles are on the shorter side, but they are still comfortable to use, and the bristles are soft. This is an excellent travel case, and a great stocking stuffer.
The palette is lovely. It is called Topaz kisses. I love the packaging, and usually I do not fall for packaging. The case is red, shiny, and it has a criss-cross feminine design. There is a full mirror inside and the six shadows. The shades range for pearly white to dark, midnight blue. There are some shimmery shades and some matte shades. This palette works great for night and day, no doubt. I have just swatched them, so I can't give you a full update on quality, but they swatched really well. The color in pigmented and intense (one layer of application is soft, and the colors can be built upon), and the texture is soft. Again, this is another wonderful stocking stuffer. I think that I am really going to enjoy the brush case, absolutely.
Here are pictures: