Eyeliner -MAC - Penultimate Eye Liner - Rapidblack
shellieholiday 4/6/2011 3:16:00 PM
Not sure what everyone else's problems are with this, but I LOOOVE this liner. I had to move to using liquid liners instead of pencil since I'm allergic to Vitamin E which is in 99.9% of pencil liners, but not in most liquids. I tried this one because I like the convenience of pen liners, and i LOVE it. The tip is soft and pliable and gives me super straight lines without me having to put in any effort. Is definitely perfect for wing tips. It stays put all day but if you do make a mistake while applying, it's pretty easy to remove before it dries, even though it does dry quickly. It stays nice and wet through applying on both eyes, which I've had problems with others drying out before I even get to my 2nd eye. I have not had any problems with it running or smudging at ALL. The only minor issue I have with it is that it tends to pick up some of my eyeshadow throughout the day so I do touch it up a couple times to keep it really black. LOVE.
I'm really glad I picked these up in both Chill Out & Rise and Shine, as well as a couple of the colored versions. Chill Out is a perfect gloss if you're wearing cooler colors and want a complimenting lip gloss - the blueish glitter flecks are beautiful, without being grainy. The gloss itself is nice and smooth, not sticky. Goes very well over lipstick also, since the gloss itself is clear. All the Glossaholic glosses are vanilla flavored, and they're actually rather delicious; I don't mind if I accidentally get a little taste. The BIG doe foot applicator is nice too, although I need one dip per lip (not the one for your mouth as it advertises).
LOVE this concealer. I have not only horrible undereye bags (no puffiness) but also under one eye i have a green vein that shows right through my fair skin. I am definitely an undereye concealer junkie, and this is one of the best I have ever tried (and I have tried Kat Von D's Tattoo Concealer also). There are only 3 shades which could be a problem for some, but the lightest shade works perfectly for me. Also works fantastically for blemishes and freckles (oh how I hate freckles). I use this every day. Does require a fair amount of blending as it's highly pigmented, and can get cakey if you don't blend or apply way too much (but trust me, I use a LOT).
Worst worst worst. One of the worst mascaras I have ever tried, and I have tried most of them. This has such a cult following and rave reviews, so I was very excited to try it and wound up paying full price through Sephora. I was sorely disappointed and left wishing I had saved my money. There are almost no words to describe how I felt since I was expecting so much more. The formula is a bit dry even when you first open it & doesn't coat lashes very well, and surprisingly, is even WORSE if you try using a primer with it. I think I went to try it again maybe a week later (if that long) to give it another chance & it was so dry it was as if I had it sitting around for months!!! Also flakes when on & doesn't hold a curl. SOOOOOO disappointed about this one. I really wanted to love it. I only used it those few times; total waste.
Being allergic to vitamin E/tocopheryl acetate causes a lot of problems for me, but thankfully I can use the entire Color Design line! ALSO shows that a lip product does not need to contain vitamin E to still be creamy and smooth. I went to the Lancome counter specifically to buy a lipstick to warm up my face (being NC15-20 in MAC, I'm white), and after looking through the whole line decided upon this one. I could NOT be happier. I am in lovelovelove with this color. For my skin tone/undertones it looks great on me no matter what color I have on my eyes. This is truly the most perfect color I have found for my coloring. It doesn't wear as long as I would like it to, but long enough. Definitely a must have for me.
I <3 this gloss. First of all, I can actually use it since I'm allergic to Vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate) which is in way, way too many products, and this doesn't contain it!!! The gloss is clear with iridescent multi-dimensional warm colored glitter, that are also varying sizes. And the glitter is NOT grainy or sandy at all, you can barely feel it. The gloss is coffee scented but more of a sugary, vanilla flavor like the rest of the Glossaholic line (it's unnervingly delicious). I can't say that I love the scent, but the flavor, formula, and results make up for that. It looks great on its own for a little gloss to your lips and to add a warm undertone (the glitter colors) and also looks great over lipstick. I can't say I feel more 'awake' because of the coffee scent and caffeine in it though. I love that this one gives you warm tones while the opposite (Glossaholic in Chill Out) gives you cool tones to match whatever look you want. My ONLY gripe about it is the glitter stays longer than the gloss, which sometimes shifts to outside of my lips, although the gloss lasts for at least a couple hours. OH! And the giant wand make for easy & quick application.
I was completely amazed with this product. I have used dozens of primers, and this one is my go-to. The texture seems a little strange and dry at first, but once you smooth it on, your skin is incredibly soft and holds your foundation and powder for most of the day. The quality and value for the price are awesome. They also just started making this in two other formulas (illuminating & perfecting, I believe) which I have also tried but not enough times to review yet.