Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
Pandora28 5/1/2012 8:08:00 PM
I'm happy to say that I have finally ended my hunt for a good inexpensive liner for my waterline. This liner is BLACK and it stays on longer than any other eyeliner I've tried. It's very rare (atleast for me) to find an eyeliner that is soft for the waterline and won't run/smudge after a couple hours. I also wear contact lenses and haven't had a problem with blurry vision or make-up disposits. Then again that could have something to do with the quality of my lenses. I don't bother using pencils on my upper eyelids, that's what clinique gel liner was invented for. Pros: intense color, smudge proof, glides on, and price. Only con: Pain in the behind to remove. Might take more than a couple of washes. Overall, I love this product! Best of all is the money I saved. Goodbye $20 eyeliners, hello drugstore!
I bought this at Sephora after reading the positive reviews. After giving it a couple of tries, I decided to return it. It didn't work at all at neutralizing my dark circles. Using it under a concealer just made my skin more cakey. I'm extremely dry under my eyes, so this might work better for others. I tried it both on my waterline and brow bone. It's was okay. Frankly, the white liner that I bought recently works just as well if not better. For the price, I think this is an average product which is why I returned it.
Moisturizers -Olay - Active Hydrating Cream - Original
Pandora28 4/26/2012 7:56:00 PM
This is my HG moisturizer! I've been using it for several years now. After I rub this on, my skin feels so devine. The subtle rose smell is not an issue for me. In fact, it goes away after a couple of minutes. It's oil-free so I don't have to worry about breakouts or a shiny face. It does its job of moisturizing my skin, nothing more. I prefer the cream over the fluid because it's more hydrating. It's great under make-up and in combination with other products. I've converted several of my friends and relatives into using this cream and they love it.
Love this! It gives a very natural subtle glow! I use it on my cheeks, upper brow bone and cupids bow. Helps make a cakey face very dewy, just don't use it on top of a power. Perfect for the daytime but not very noticeably indoors or in the evening.
Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray
Pandora28 9/2/2011 1:05:00 PM
Love this eyeliner! I use it on my waterline and it stays on longer than any other product. I can't tell you how many eyeliners I've bought specifically for the my waterline and that have failed me miserably. Urban Decay 24/7, Revlon Colorstay, Rimmle Exagerate etc. you name it I've tried it. It doesn't smudge and it's very dark! I also wear contact lenses and don't have problem with it. The only con is the price.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black
Pandora28 9/2/2011 12:38:00 PM
That's the last time I purchase a waterproof mascara. This mascara sticks to your lashes even after using make-up removing cloths and cleanser. The long and frustrating wash irritated my eyes and I lost three lashes in the process. As far as the mascara itself is concerned, it flaked and made my lashes super dry. I found myself removing my contact lenses because of the flaking. It put me off from the Voluminous line for months, which is a shame because the original formula is fantastic.
For the price of $22, this mascara is complete garbage. The formula is extremely WET and CLUMPY!!! Although, I like mascaras with a creamy texture, this felt like I was coating my lashes with liquid liner. Plus it smudged on my upper eyelids. Long brush...short brush, didn't make any difference. After giving it a week, I just gave up and returned it. The only pro is that it made my lashes very black. I prefer my Bad Gal Lash.