Mascara -Kiss Me - HEROINE MAKE volume and curl mascara (black)
RiceBom 5/5/2013 12:43:00 PM
Info: I have lashes that point straight down, fairly long but they are thin. This is actually the only mascara I use as it's the only one that holds the curl for me. I've used it for about 1.5 years now and have 2 tubes that I alternate ( don't ask me why haha) The most important thing when using this is to make sure that there isn't too much product on the brush. I hated it until I brushed it off on the little cap when pulling it out and it's amazing. I purchased it for $16 at an asian makeup supply store in Canada. Depending on where you go, it may be higher. Pros: - Lengthens a good amount. - Definitely volumizes. - Brush shape allows you to reach inner and outer corners. -Waterproof. It's passed the crying test and the rain test. Zero smudging, but I cried and dabbed with a tissue and it looses it's curl a bit. -Has little fibers Cons: -I have quite oily lids/skin and I find after about 7+ hours, I find it to smudge a tad bit underneath, right in the outer corners. My lids annihilate every other mascara I've tried though so this is okay in my book. - You will need a strong makeup remover. I use DHC's cleansing oil. I use this for a fairly natural, pretty lash effect. I detest the spider leg effect and this does the job for me. Layering will make it look fuller but be sure to have a metal lash comb ready to work with any odd clumps. Another tip is to layer when it's still wet; layering while it's dry isn't the best
This is the liner that I trust and use the most. HOWEVER, there are a few things that you have to consider before buying this as you are most likely going to either hate it or love it. I believe that this liquid liner is best for those who are desperate to finally find an unbelievable long lasting liner that is highly pigmented. It also comes in various colours that are fun and last long as well. I have slightly oily monolids ( my eyelids are especially prone to smudging and fading due to the fact that the skin moves more everytime I blink or tear up) that have pretty much defeated all the liners I've tried. For instance, I've tried mac fluidlines,physicians formula gel liners, the maybelline eyestudio gel liner, physicans formula liquid liner, l'oreal lineur intense, etc.. Pros: -Will last until you take it off ( I mean this. I've worn this for about 12 hours+ and it did not smudge or flake. Faded about 5-10% though) I have to take it off with my DHC cleansing oil -Extremely pigmented judging with the colours I've tried so far. I've tried the black, bronze, gold and the chocolate brown so far. Cons: -The brush is pretty flimsy but it's not completely hopeless. You can still use it, but it might take a bit of practice - Consistancy is thick. This is good and bad since pigmentation is intense but you'll have to deal with some globs that have to be (easily) scraped off the brush *I apply TFSI first and then start with the middle and work my way out *The black has a matte finish,almost like vinyl. The bronze, gold and brown is metallic. Conclusion: You're going to have to sacrifice a few points for the insane amount of time this liner lasts. I bought the bronze,gold and chocolate brown for $7 on sale at Shoppers drug mart. Within a few days, I went back to get the black one for full price at around $17. If you are not prone to fading,smudging and want something that can be applied quickly and not carefully, skip this. If you're looking for something that will last you 6+ hours guaranteed with good colours and pigmentation thrown in, I'd say this might be the one.
Note: I am reviewing the concealer brush that came with my 5 pc mineral brush set. The single concealer brushes that ecotools sells, I believe are a bit bigger than the one in the set. I actually don't use this for concealer. I use this for eyeshadow. If you've ever seen jungsaemmool on youtube apply eyeshadow on her models, she almost always uses small flat brushes to pat and blend. I decided to try this myself and one and found that I really loved it. It creates really beautifully soft, blended and seamless eyeshadow looks on my monolids and there is a much smaller chance of fallout with this method. If pigmentation is lacking I just use my finger to apply the colour first and then blend by alternatively 'smoothing' the shadow lines until it's perfect. I've washed this numerous times and it's never shed or bled ink. I would definitely buy this again.
I didn't think I needed a powder brush until I bought this to be honest. I used to use spare blush brushes but finally just gave in and bought this darn brush and I'm really glad I did. Pros: -extremely soft -quite affordable at around $12 CDN -washed it many times now, hasn't shed or bled ink once Cons: -I'm honestly being picky here but the 'reusable' packaging really isn't that reusable. I usually use this with my physicians formula talc free mineral wear powder to set my foundation and it does a great job.It gives a nice light dusting of powder to set makeup and never scratches or irritates my sensitive combination skin. However, I would NOT reccommend this for mineral makeup however as it's not dense enough to buff mineral foundation in. All in all, it's great at what it's advertised to do and I would highly reccommend it to anyone and everyone.