No, wait , wait, come back, this eyeliner is great! I wear this wet and it lasts all day, and I get none of that fallout all over my cheeks that you get with some liners. If you find that EDM's black liner gets all over the rest of your face, then try this. Oh yes, the shimmer is rather subtle (ie hardly there), but overall this is good hard-working charcoal liner. I've tried a few other charcoal liners and this is great because it doesn't remind of road tarmac...
GORGEOUS. Didn't really work for me as a dry eyeshadow, but as a wet eye liner it's brilliant. The shimmer really comes out, and is great applied as a heavy 60s liner. Great alternative to black liner.
Mmmm, lovely. Elegant subdued matte brown shade with grey undertone. Doesn't wash out my cool pale skin. Great for people like me who are rubbish at applying eye shadow - blends in nicely and hard to make a mistake with. I wear on the lid up to the crease with a heavy 60's eyeliner sweep of Sweet Woodruff.
Applied this wet, wore it a few times - seemed to have great staying power, but everytime I looked in the mirror there were little bits all over my cheeks! I have used so many mineral eye liners/eyeshadows as liners, but this one definitely has the biggest dandruff problem!
Primer/ Corrector -Everyday Minerals - Mint Color Corrector
candyapplegrey 7/3/2010 12:25:00 PM
Oh, this is a strange one. The product works well, probably one of the best green mineral colour correctors i've used, but it's got this kind of SHIMMERY SHEEN to it. Why???? I currently use it under my intensive EDM foundation, but the shimmer kind of shows through. It's not that bad, I just thought it's a bit of an odd decision by EDM. Surely a matte corrector is more inconspicuous, as you could layer any type of foundation over it? So, I think it's more suited to those who prefer a semi-matte/luminous foundation. Me, I'm gonna buy the Lily Lolo green colour corrector next time round...
I'm gonna stick up for this eye shadow! A great colour to go with my cool, rosy skin, and my hazel/brown eyes. I often have trouble selecting a suitable brown shade as anything too warm or 'earthy' just doesn't suit. But this is great. I would agree that the pink is more of an undertone, but that's fine, that's what makes it work. As with most EDM 'shimmer' eyeshadows, I find that that the shimmer element of the shade is pretty subdued. It's more of a slightly luminous matte reallly. I wear this with EDM intensive concealer/eye primer and it stays on all day. RESULT.
Mascara -Lancome - Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Mascara
candyapplegrey 8/17/2009 4:38:00 PM
For the price (£27!! ), and in fact, in relation to anything but the most cheapest drugstore mascara, this product is truly, truly, awful. The thrill of purchasing something new, luxurious, never-been-done-before led me to buy this. What a disappointment. The product clumped straight away, and the vibrating brush did absolutely nothing to enhance the application. In fact, it only seemed to enhance the clumps. You normally get this when a mascara gets a bit old, but this was consistent, even when I removed any excess from the brush. I didn't switch the vibrations on again (well, except when I leaned on my makeup bag accidentally - what the h*** was that?! A bee?!), and I had to wipe most of the product off the brush just to get a passable application. Yes, you get a little more volume than the average mascara, but certainly not enough to justify the price tag. Next to any L'oreal or Maybelline mascara, this is a disaster. Very generally speaking, most premium beauty mascaras retail at around £20 in the UK. So you are literally paying about £7 for a little battery! I really feel like I've been conned by Lancome with this mascara, and I'm going to write to them and tell them so!
NARS Oil Free Foundation is the only foundation I've ever bought more than one bottle of - and I've been using liquid foundation for 19 years... It is the only foundation I have used where I can apply two or even three layers to problem areas (my overly rosy cheeks...) without the foundation caking and looking obvious. Seriously, most people at work think I don't even wear foundation. I use Mont Blanc, which is the lightest shade, porcelain with a slight rosy undertone. This shade is just a touch lighter than NW15 (based on my using Studio Sculpt). Before using this foundation, I used to have to slap on foundation plus a very healthy layer of concealer to tone down my cheeks. Jeez, I used so much concealer I just gave up on foundation and put concealer all over my face at one point! Now I don't have even have to use concealer, which is soooo less fiddly and expensive... I've read that a lot of people have had trouble with the quick-drying nature of this foundation. It's true, it does dry quickly, so I guess the success of this foundation depends on your preferred application method. I apply straight after moisturiser, a section of my face at a time, blending in by quickly patting with my fingertips. When I've finished my whole face, I pat some more onto my red areas. I would say this provides a matte, medium buildable coverage - I can achieve a very natural look whilst still successfully toning down my red cheeks. If you're a fan of letting your foundation sink in for a while, I think it would be much more time-consuming to apply this foundation without it catching on any dry areas. I do use powder as well with this foundation, and I probably do a powder touch up about once a day. Overall, this foundation was a little epiphany for me - it stays put, it layers without looking obvious, and for me, it's been brilliant for covering redness.