Thursday, January 31, 2013

How I Do Winged Eyeliner/ Cat Eyes

I'm not talented enough to just take a liquid liner and do a flick. I've tried the scotch tape trick and failed. My eyes, like most are not even but they are really uneven at the outer corner where the wing goes and I've always had trouble getting them to look even.

My method is a wee bit time consuming but it works wonderfully for me.

  • angled eyeliner brush (I use one from Medusa's Makeup)
  • 2 small pointed brushes (I use the one that comes with Maybelline EyeStudio gel liner and the Medusa's Makeup smudge brush)
  • eye shadow
  • gel liner (optional)
  • liner seal (I use the one from Medusa's Makeup) (optional)
  • glitter liner (optional)
  • Q-tips/ Cotton buds

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NOTD- Dita

Essie Forever Yummy, a deep but not dark blue based red is layered under Man Glaze Matte is Murder, a matte black with subtle shimmer. Striping tape was used to create the design.

Friday, January 18, 2013

L'oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner: First Impressions

 L'oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner is an alternative to shampoo. The idea behind washing with conditioner is to strip less moisture from the hair and leave it softer, shinier and less frizzy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Neutrogena Shine Control Powder Mini Review

This powder claims to instantly reduce shine, last all day, and layer invisibly over makeup with a matte finish.

The compact is sleek and black with a matte finish and comes with a thin foam pad applicator. It's very sturdy and snaps closed securely with out being difficult to open. The mirror is nice and big and will stay in whatever position you angle it in. Aside from the crappy applicator it's nice packaging. Unfortunately the thin piece of junk it comes with is all that will actually fit in the compact. If you want a puff or a brush you'll have to store it separately.

Does it instantly reduce shine? Yup, sure does but unfortunately my skin instantly looks dry and flakey when I put this on. My skin looks really terrible and this alone makes me regret this purchase. My skin isn't dry, it's greasy and well exfoliated. It was quite a shock when I put this on.

Does it last all day? Not even close! In less than an hour my skin is oily and gross because this seems to slide off and clump up.

Does it invisibly layer over makeup? Nope, this gives a ghastly pallor suitable for goth clubs and Halloween shenanigans. While I do dabble in this look quite frequently it's not what I go for while working. It's pretty rare for powders to make me look paler.

Does it have a matte finish? Yes, but again it's more of a "dry lake bed" kind of finish. Not the look I want.

Unfortunately this product doesn't work for me at all. It's uncomfortable to wear and doesn't flatter. I see a lot of rave reviews for this but I don't recommend it in the least.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Quicky NOTD- Beetle Juice

Hard Candy Beetle and Pure Ice Bite Me gradient.

Beetle is a neat multichrome that switches from violet to gold to green. This color is a dupe for Orly Space Cadet. If you like Beetle you better head to your nearest Walmart quick because Hard Candy is discontinuing all the nail polishes as well as many other products.