Concealers -Shu Uemura - Mark Cealer [DISCONTINUED]
Andien 12/5/2011 8:29:00 AM
Love this. I use 7YR and it covers my dark circles beautifully without caking. I tried Nars' new Immaculate Complexion concealer and the Shu Uemura concealer was definitely better in terms of staying power and not caking over for me. You do need to moisturize your skin before you put it on though if like me your skin is on the dry side. I am really impressed with the staying power of this concealer though, and a little goes on a very long way. It's great with Shu Uemura's Face Architect foundation. Definitely will repurchase.
Eyeliner -NARS - Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner - Rue Saint-Honoré
Andien 10/26/2011 3:19:00 PM
I have to say I love the way this eyeliner goes on and stays on. And at first I thought I'd found my holy grail of eyeliners. BUT, after three weeks of daily use it's FINISHED. I was actually stunned at how fast it went. Part of this is due to the AWFUL packaging. To sharpen this pencil you have to twist it up and then sharpen it in the tiny sharpener that pulls off the end of the pencil. BUT what often happens is because this pencil is so soft it breaks or gets jammed in the sharpener causing a lot of product waste. I would say I lost about an inch or so even more on breakage. I'm baffled as to why they just didn't put it in a regular wood casing--I think that would actually take care of the breaking/jamming problem. Really wanted this product to work--am gutted it didn't! But I refuse to fork out $24/ £17 (where I live) every three-four weeks!
I said I would buy this product again, but am unsure. As the other reviewer said, it tends to get cakey on drier areas. But for sun spots etc on relatively decent skin it covers well. It is absolutely tiny though...so may be looking at others before I repurchase.
I like to use this in the winter when I don't like to overwash my hair. It comes in a squeezie bottle so that the powder sort of poufs out, or an aeresol can which is neater. It works well, even taking away the smell of cigarette smoke. Will def. repurchase this.
I have "Subtle Lips" which as the name implies is a nice subtle color. A brown based red that gives you a nice polished look. But I wholeheartedly agree about the smell--what possessed them? I cannot imagine anyone truly liking the smell or taste of these lipsticks. I think its back to Stila for me.