This is really one impressive assortment. Except for the fact that what appears to be her one her favorite lines (Prescriptives) has been discontinued. So she will be needing to find a new brand for her foundation, concealer, and loose powder. I am a big fan of value sets, particularly when you are new to a line and wanting to try out several items. This is such a great deal. The set I chose comes with tinted moisturizer because I don't feel Marti needs foundation everyday; she has really nice skin. This set also has concealer, two great brushes, loose powder, and primer. (Marti had mentioned she wasn't thrilled with the "slippery" feel of the Smashbox)
The Pond's moisturizer...Marti says she has been using it forever. But you know, I just think you should get some active ingredients in your moisturizer, and at the very least, spf. Knowing she prefers a creamy feel, I am going to steer her towards Kiehl's Abbysine cream with spf 23. Diorshow Iconic mascara? Love it to death. Expensive, yes. But wonderful.
The liquid liner? Great; very versatile (you can achieve a tiny, thin line, or a more dramatic thick one)She should buy a black one for evening though; hers is brown.
Her eyeshadows look to be good, "safe" shades. I would love to see her add in some burgundies and plums to give her eye color more contrast.
Very nice collection of brushes; she could use a good crease brush to give her eye more depth.
Love the blush-however, it might have too much "pop" on its own in the winter; she could add in a nice bronzer to wake up her skin and then add the blush on her apples.
Lastly, Marti mentioned she doesn't do much with lips-maybe throws on a balm if she thinks about it-I recommended Benefit Posie tint because it stays on forever but feels like you have nothing on. Should brighten up her whole face!