Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
viasarah 4/4/2012 7:18:00 PM
Prior to this I used a Korean makeup remover Skinfood milkshake point makeup remover. I stopped using Skinfood b/c I ran out and also realized that it contained parabens. So far the Skinfood remover was the best remover I've used for my eye mu for such a low price (around $6ish dollars when purchased in Korea). I decided to get lancome after reading good reviews about it effectively removing waterproof mu. Consistancy: This is divided into 2 layers when it isn't shaken. You must shake it well in order for it to be fully mixed. The texture is watery with a hint of oil. A little on the q-tip goes a long way (i usually dip a side and remove one of my eyes and dip the other for the other eye, which it removes effectively). For those who use liquidlast or any super hard-to-remove liners this is the remover that removes it! When I have e/s on, it takes me 1 swipe cross my lips to remove all of the shadow. This is with a penny-sized drop on the cotton pad. Overall I think that this remover is well worth the investment.
Moisturizers -Olay - Regenerist Night Recovery Moisturizing Treatment
viasarah 4/4/2012 4:19:00 PM
I bought this as an urgent need for my trip to NYC during the winter. This is recommended to be used in the night as a night moisturizer but I beg to differ. This was not rich enough to be used as a night cream since my face felt tight after applying. I like my night creams to be a little rich in order to replenish my skin. So instead I used the remainder as a day moisturizer. I don't recommend this for people with combination skin/dry skin like me since it is simply not enough to moisturize at night.
I bought this for the winter since my skin is dry then due to harm weather, especially around the nose and mouth area. This is super rich and heavy. When it isn't winter, I usually apply this once a week during the night to rehydrate my skin. The texture is very thick and sometimes hard to blend. Usually I put some on the palm of my hands and rub to warm it up a bit before applying. If you are not used to thick moisturizers this may take awhile to get used to. I do have to admit that it feels thick on my face as well. Prior to using this I used the Kiehl's ultra moisturizer, which is no where thick as the Nutrix. I also used Olay Regenerist Night Recovery, which didn't moisturize my skin at all (no where as rich as the kiehl's or this). This moisturizer smells like honey mixed with the typical moisturizer scent. Even though there is not much product in the tube I think that a little goes a long way if you have combination skin like me and only need it at certain times. I also use this as an eye cream during the night. Overall, for people suffering dry, flaky skin this moisturizer may be the perfect fit for you. For people like me it nice to have it around for an emergency to treat flaky skin.
Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
viasarah 4/4/2012 2:57:00 PM
I was looking for a liquid pen liner that was comparable to the liquidlast. After reading several reviews it seemed like this product was best fit for my oily lids. This does glide on smoothly and it's very dark, however it does not stay on that long and smudges a bit. After a couple of hours I notice that the corners of my liner are faded. I'm not a fan of retouching makeup but when I tried retouching it was hard since the liquid wouldn't apply over my original liner. Instead peeled or made the line worse. Overall this is a good penliner for those w/o oily lids. However, I will not repurchase this due to its weak staying power and the fact that it isn't completely waterproof/oily proof. I will probably go try the Kat Von D tattoo liner..
I have oily lids so it is hard for me to find a gel liner that will not smudge. I really wanted to love the fluidliner since it is pigmented and glides on smoothly/effortlessly. As for this smudgepot I have to admit that it really does stay on my oily lids (maybe a little transfer on my lower lid but not as much as the fluidliner)! The only downside is that it doesn't glide on so well like the fluidliner and it isn't pigmented. The black is more of a faded black, so I guess it gives me a softer look (I prefer my liner to be intense black). I do agree w/ everyone else that the smudgepot does dry out quickly, which is another downside. I will probably buy this again just b/c this is the only cream/gel liner that stays on my oily Asian lids. But if I do find a better one I will switch..
Eyeliner -MAC - Penultimate Eye Liner - Rapidblack
viasarah 12/26/2008 9:18:00 PM
I am very disappointed with this liner beacause I expected it to be comparable or better than the liquidlast. I first decided to buy this b.c the liquidlast flaked on me and would sometimes irratate my contact lens. Because the penultimate got such good reviews, I went out and finally bought it. The packaging is nice as well as the brush. I love how it glides on smoothly and flawlessly. Sadly, this liner smudges easily. I could easily remove it w/ my spit/water. Maybe it's because of my monolids, which makes my lids more oily than double lids. The consistency of the liquid is very similar to Revlon Colorstay liquid liner, but a little thicker. I personally think that the colorstay stays put better than the penultimate. As for the color, many wrote that the liner is very pigmented and rich. It is really pigmented when it's first applied, but after an hour the color fades to a grayish-black color. So overall, the staying power sucks (not for oily skin/lids) but the packaging is great.
After reading reviews of this liner, I decided to buy it since I wanted an eyeliner that will actually stay on my monolids. So far this is my HG liner not because I like it, but because it stays on the longest out of all the liners I have tried. The staying power is awesome but slowly flakes which sometimes irritates my contact lens. I don't like how it gets on my lashes when I apply it. The brush also sucks (cheap/horrible quality). It pokes my lids which also gives this itchy feeling. I'm trying to find other liners that are comparable to this (maybe the new penultimate liner will be better?). Also, IMO I think that it's not difficult to remove. It comes off easily with my shu oil cleanser. (oil based remover takes care of it)
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy Calming Creme
viasarah 1/31/2008 10:40:00 PM
Since it's winter my skin gets extremely dry and flakey. I wasn't sure if this product was usable on face so I gave it a try.This calming cream has improved my face! It reduced redness on my face which made my skin look more even. I went for a week without wearing foundation.The price isn't that bad either comparing to high-end moisturizers. Purchased at my local CVS. Overall if you have really dry/flakey skin this calming creme is excellent for that.
I am very disappointed in this liner. I expected too much from it. First off, it smudges A LOT. One thing I like is how smooth and creamy the texture is when you apply it that's why I gave it 3 stars. The packaging is also nice. The price wasn't worth it for this liner. At the end of the day, it looked as if I have gray eyeshadow. I would say that the HIP cream liner stays in put longer since it doesn't smudge crazy like the technakohl.