Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
cidoh 6/28/2012 9:08:00 PM
Not what I expected, but I love it anyway. Tutti Frutti changes colour on heavily pigmented lips – instead of orange, this'll come out as a 'pink-grapefruit' juicy coral pink. It's an amazing colour for casual days when you're not up for wearing anything else!
Eye Makeup Remover -Unlisted Brand - Mandom Cleansing Express Eye Makeup Remover
cidoh 6/28/2012 8:55:00 PM
Note to anyone looking for this: this product has been renamed 'Mandom Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover', as part of their 'Bifesta' line of makeup cleanser products. This is the ideal eye makeup remover. No gimmicks, just removes super-waterproof eye makeup without making you rub your eyelashes off. It's awesome. It's not all that expensive either. The only possible issue I could have with it is that it's not easy to get unless you happen to have a handy importer getting you the goods.
I own all three colours of Stainiac and use them primarily as gel blushes. It's a great utility product that is easy to blend, washes off the hands easily and lasts all day on the cheeks. I heartily recommend giving any one of these a try. Of all the three colours, the neon orange Homecoming Queen is the most daunting. It's not as universally flattering a lip stain as the other two, and will appeal mostly to orange-lovers looking to amp up their coloured gloss for maximum brightness. It's a niche product. On the FACE, however, this colour is witchcraft. Used as a gel blush, Homecoming Queen blends out to soft glowy coral that looks incredibly natural and vibrant on my NC25-30 Asian skin. So don't sweat it if this colour doesn't quite work for you on the lips; that's not where the magic happens.
Mascara -Kiss Me - HEROINE MAKE long and curl mascara (black)
cidoh 12/19/2011 6:31:00 PM
Kiss Me Heroine Make long and curl is a wear-all-day utility mascara that holds up through concerts, weddings and sneaking over rooftops in black jammies and a belt full of blowdarts. It's smudge and flake-free under absolutely ridiculous circumstances, and it holds a curl right up until you take it off. Add those qualities to a super black, super long finish with an extremely exaggerated curl, and we have a winner. It's worth mentioning that Heroine make mascara is not perfect, considering that it 1) spiders somewhat and 2) absolutely hates to come off at the end of the day. So if you get this mascara, 1) get a lash comb and 2) get the Heroine Make mascara remover. And it LOOKS a bit dry, so it's not ideal for photoshoots or mascara connoisseurs. But as a utility mascara, it's pretty much unmatched. I'm not quite ready to confer HG status, but if you made me choose a mascara for til the end of time, this would be it.