Eyeliner -Milani - Liquif'eye Metallic eye liner pencil -black
cheeebs 5/20/2011 1:54:00 AM
This is my HG pencil eyeliner. I have NEVER come across a liner that has not only been highly pigmented, but also had the waterproof staying power as this one does. I have asian almond shaped eyes, and have always, prior to this, stuck to liquid eyeliner since every pencil liner has always left me with smudges above my top lids and heavy smudging beneath my bottom. I'd also have to re-apply my eyeliner every few hours because it would always gravitate towards the outer corners of my eye and disappear. With the Milani Liquif'eye, if I wait about 30 seconds after initial application to let it set, I get hardly any smudges and I don't have to re-apply. My only woe is that I go through these pencils like crazy, as they seem to always need to be re-sharped, the pigment is extremely soft. I am going to try to another reviewer's suggestion about refrigerating the liner before use, though that's kind of too much work for someone like me. At about $5 a pop though, this eyeliner will definitely be a makeup bag staple of mine.
Conditioner -Giovanni - Smooth As Silk Conditioner
cheeebs 5/20/2011 1:46:00 AM
The difference using this conditioner is like night and day. I had been thinking of cutting a good portion of my color-damaged hair off, as I was simply tired of it getting so tangled and feeling extremely brittle. After using this conditioner (thanks to MUA review boards), I think I will only need to trim my hair a little. It certainly has made my hair more touchably soft. Also, I never blowdry my hair (I usually let it dry naturally) and I do have to mention that my hair even dries in a much more "just blow-dryed" way. The layers that frame my face now have a slight natural "curl" to them, as if I took a huge barrel brush and styled it while blow-drying. It's awesome. I've only been using this for a week, but as of right now I don't see any reason why I wouldn't purchase this again. Highly recommend.