Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I got this shadow a few weeks ago and I really like it. It's an intense violet with a decent amount of shimmer and it makes for some really fun looks. This first picture doesn't really do justice, it's much more vibrant purple IRL.
The swatch came out a bit better, the shadow actually looks a bit muddy in this next picture, but it's really workable on the eyelid.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Overall though, I'm decently happy with this mascara. It gave me ALOT of volume, but almost no length at all.
Look at those fatass lashes!! Hahaha. Another issue for me was clumping. Usually I can get around ANY mascara as far as clumping goes, but this stuff is just..bleh. The product doesn't get distributed well over the wand so you'll get some bristles that are completely naked, then some with HUGE globs of product. I applied it on one of my eyes and just got a huge chunk of mascara right at the base of my lashes, it wasn't comfortable!
Overall, I'd give this mascara 3/5. It does the job...and that's it. The bristles are way too overwhelming (for me, at least.) and it just could have been a lot better. Better luck next time Revlon!
EDIT: Here's the video!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
- Lengthening: The wands come with lenghtening mascaras have short, densly packed bristles that allow you to get more mascara onto each lash with every swipe. The design also makes it easier to touch up tips - the most important area to coat if you're trying to achieve the appearance of longer lashes. Lengthening mascara contains plastic plymers that cling to lashes and extend byond the tips of your lashes to add precious millimeteres. My top lengthening mascara is L'oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara. It's crazy.
- Thickening: Mascaras that add volume have a thicker formula of waxes and silicone plymers that coat the lashes and bulk them up. They also contain darker, more intense pigment, which gives the illusion of denseness with just one or two layers. My favorite thickening mascara EVER is Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express.
- Curling: These contain polymers that cause the mascara to contract once it's been applied, causing lashes to shrink and lift. "Fixing" plymers hold the curves in place. Curling formulas work particularly well on short lashes. A good example of this is Maybelline Sky High Curves.
- Non-Smudging: Waterproof and water-resistant mascaras have special formulas that repel water and minimize smudging and running. The best ones are formulated to dissolve easily with oil-based makeup removers ot hey don't have to be scrubbed off. Waterproof mascara is best for swimmers and at the beach; water-risistant is easier to remove and therefore more appropriate for weddings and watching movies like Terms of Endearment. Use both types sparingly because they tend to dry out lashes. Try Lo'real Voluinous Waterproof.
- Non-Clumping: Clump-free mascara keeps lashes from looking gloppy - t hanks to moisture-rich ingredients like silk exract and glycerin, which allow the product to glide on smoothly. Applicators with long bristles pull it evenly through your lahes. They contain fewer waxes and fibers than regular mascaras, so you won't get a lot of volume and length. The effect is more natural than va-va-voom. Maybelline Lash Discovery Waterproof is a good example.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- Dark colors shade and make areas recede, for instance the hollows of the cheek, temples, under the chin, sides of the nose.
- Light colors highlight and make things come forward: the apples of the cheek, under the eye, the browbone and middle of the chin.