This was one of my first eyeliners so I loved that I got a black and a white eyeliner in a single product. Both colors are very creamy and pigmented, so a little goes a long way and it's easy to apply. What I really, really hated though was that the black liner smudges like crazy. Even though I don't have oily lids, I had to whip out a mirror and wipe away the smudges every two hours or so, and by the end of the day, there's practically no liner left around my eyes. I still use the white end occasionally to brighten up my inner corners, but I definitely will not purchase again.
I loved Awaken when I saw it online on swatches and I ordered it, only to regret it on my first try because it seemed a little blah, not pretty like my usual nudes and reds. But after a while I noticed it looks great in all lightings. And though it's not a typical pretty polish, it's a very edgy, sexy gunmetal color and definitely very wearable. One coat will already give you great color, but I usually do two. I didn't have a problem with streakiness. I used it with OPI's Start to Finish and didn't get any chipping even after a very active, intensive week.
I love love love this for giving me that bright-eyed look! The trick is to shade some onto your fingertip, then apply using your fingertip. The heat will help it to spread easily. I dab a few strokes on and spread it out into a thin layer. It works great as an eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. For the fuss-free packaging and the price, it can't be beat.
I've gone through maybe ten of these since I started using them. I have really sparse brows and have to pencil them in every day before I leave the house, so I need a simple, fuss free product, and this is it. It's quite pigmented and glides on very easily. Staying power is not fantastic unless you use a face primer, which I do. One end is the liner. It can break off easily but only if you've twisted it up beyond 5mm and the softness is what gives it great texture. The other end is the brush - a little scratchy for the first couple of uses and after that it's fine. This may not be the best eyebrow pencil out there but it really fulfills my needs and I've seen no reason to switch.
I was wondering whether to get the SPF40 or SPF25, and decided on the SPF40 for more protection though the SA said the SPF25 has a lighter texture. Now I regret it because this is just a bit too thick. It's a bit hard to spread out and makes my face feel really sticky. I do think it's a good SPF product with great fuss-free packaging, so I'll be trying the SPF25 next.
Eyeliner -Almay - Almay Amazing Lasting 16 Hour Eye Pencil - Brown
shuz22 4/15/2009 2:05:00 PM
This is my absolute favourite eyeliner for tightlining. It applies very, very smoothly with great colour and doesn't irritate my eyes at all. Since I use it for tightlining, obviously it doesn't stay for anything close to 16 hours. It starts to get a wee bit smudgy by the end of 8 hours, but that's a full day out so I'm more than satisfied.
This is a good product if you're just looking for a quick way to even out reddish eyelid discoloration since it's more of a yellow color corrector than anything else. I find that it's not a great way to start off my eye makeup though. The texture isn't creamy enough for a smooth finish. I love the tiny retro-looking flip-top case and the little mirror though, very handy for touch-ups!