This has been my go-to for about 3 years now. It's neutral and works with my light olive complexion for everyday wear. Depending on the lighting, skintone and your perception of color, it's some mix of plum, metallic charcoal and brown.
Been using this for years now. The applicator is wonderful for a liquid eyeliner because it is long and skinny, allowing you to hold it sort of like a pen or pencil. The wand part is also great, tapered to make application a cinch. If you like the look/durability of liquid liner but have shied away because it can be a beotch to put on, you MUST try this. I spend less than a minute on this part of my makeup routine, and it stays on all day. I get the waterproof kind usually. The tube lasts a couple months, but once it gets down to the last quarter of the tube, I would consider just tossing it because application gets trickier and less even.
I won't buy this again, but that's only because there are too many options out there to settle for a fairly mediocre product. I ended up buying it at one of those stupid Sephora @ JCPenney stores. I went in looking for Stila oil-free tinted moisturizer, and they didn't have it (they barely carry anything it seems-- not a good place if you're looking for something in particular). I was in a big rush so I asked the girl to recommend another oil-free TM that they did have. She sold me this one, so I was surprised to later find it classified as a liquid foundation on MA. That might explain why it does not blend as well as TMs, which is one of my favorite things about them-- I apply my makeup very quickly and don't like having to worry about lines. After 2 months w/ this product, here's a breakdown for the skimmers of how it met my expectations: -Oil-free with sunscreen. CHECK! -Easy blending. NOT SO MUCH: It's too thick for what I want. On a recent vacation, my sister -- a makeup aficionado -- grabbed my face on several occasions to better blend around my hairline. -Even out complexion but let natural radiance and pretty skin tone come through. EH, NOT REALLY: This stems from the thickness (compared to most TMs, like Stila's) issue. It sits atop the skin, which may be why it is SO prone to rubbing off on clothes, especially my trench coat. -Promote blemish-free, healthy skin or at least minimize pore clogging. SO-SO: My skin hasn't reacted awfully to it, but I am getting more blemishes than I would like.
After using Lancome Hypnose almost exclusively for 5+ years now, I regrettably fell for the marketing ruse of Hypnose Drama, the WORST mascara I've ever bought-- including cheap ones from convenience stores. I got hooked on Hypnose because back in high school, girls would occasionally ask if those were my REAL eyelashes. When I went to Sephora to get a new tube earlier this month, I saw the Drama product and stupidly grabbed it without Googling reviews on my iPhone like I usually do. Lancome basically abused its customers' loyalty and trust in the brand's consistent high quality. This mascara flakes all over my face no matter what I do. In various combination, I have rubbed the excess off the wand, applied right out of the tube, done one coat, two coats, used makeup remover to assure clean lashes, three different types of lash brush tools. Unless I apply very lightly (and sometimes even then), I find myself scraping off clumps of mascara with my fingers and in the process yanking out at least a lash or two with each wear. BOTTOM LINE: DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so mad at Lancome that I'm searching MA for alternatives to the original Hypnose , also, because obviously there are some quality control problems at a once very reputable company.