Thursday, July 9, 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara-A Review

I call myself a foundation whore because I am always on the hunt for the perfect foundation. I haven't found it in case you were wondering. I am going to have to add mascara whore to that list because I cannot seem to find a mascara that I love or even like enough to purchase a 2nd time. I must say that when I owned Little Goddess Cosmetics, my mascara was the BOMB! It was a great formula with a tiny brush that made it very easy to coat every last lash. That is what I am looking for. 

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
The most recent mascara that I decided to try is the newest Roller Lash mascara by Benefit. You would think that I learned my lesson with They're Real and Better Than Sex. Well I didn't and just like the other two, this Benefit mascara is eh. 

The draw of this mascara is the brush. I am almost certain the formula is the same for all 3 so the draw is alsways going to be the brush. This one is skinny and curved and it's supposed to work like a curling iron or hot rollers would on your hair and curl each lash. Well, it doesn't do much in my opinion,  plus just like the other 2, the color is not very black-more of a greyish brown.  I do like the brush because I like a skinny brush but I am the first one to say stick to drugstore mascaras because I the formulas are all very similar and why spend $23 when you can spend $7 and then I go and spend $23 three times on the same mediocre products! *Slaps Head*

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

For my professional makeup artist kit, I usually use Maybelline Great Lash or any mascara I can squeeze out of a tube. 

The next mascara on my list to try for myself is one I recently purchased from NYX during a 40% off sale so it was a whopping $4 and I have my eye on an Eyeko mascara.

You can purchase Roller Lash mascara from Sephora for $23.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, A Review

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Can you be in love with a product? Because I am in LOVE with this product. 

I have always claimed myself to be an eyeliner baby in the same vein as the Bridgitte Bardot's and Sophia Loren's of the world. I have always loved a sexily lined eye and would mostly use pencil liner to achieve that look. That is until I watched a video that used a felt tip pen liner to achieve a rock and roll eye and I thought 

"Why the hell do I not own a liquid pen liner!?" 

After some quick research and a trip to Sephora, my love affair with Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner began! I was hooked after the first use. 

The reasons I love this liner:
  • It is very black. 
  • True to it's name, it does stay all day. After wearing it for 8 hours, the only thing I've had to touch up is the inner corner and that is because I have a horrible habit of touching my eyes. Don't touch your eyes. 
  • Due to its skinny tip, you can make a very thin line or build it up to a thicker line. 
  • It does not smudge or bleed. 
  • It does not skip or dryout during application. 

There is really nothing about this product that I don't like. It is waterproof so you will need something to remove it with. I have no problem removing it with my double cleanse routine using coconut oil, a washcloth, and creamy cleanser.  

Now with that being said, I went to lunch with a friend the other day and she complimented my cat eye which was more prominent than usual. She said she can't do a cat eye because her hand is not steady enough. Now, I'm not going to lie, winged liner can be a tricky little bitch but there is no reason why anyone shouldn't be able to pull off this sexy look. Professionals don't always get it right and have to clean up their work sometimes so here are a few tips and tricks to make your life a little easier:

  • Go Slow! Do not attempt to draw a straight line all in one shot. Draw little lines or dashes and you can fill in any open spaces at the end. 
  • To get as close as possible to the upper lash line, place your thumb on your brow bone and gently lift the skin up. This will allow the skin at the lashline to be lifted and a little more taut providing a very close to the lashline application. 
  • Do not take your line all the way to the very outer corner of your upper lashline. This can draw your eyes downward creating an aging or tired effect. Instead, stop about 2-3 eyelashes short of your outer corner and angle the line slightly up towards the tail end of your eyebrow. This will give your eyes a lifted effect. 
  • If you cannot get your outer flick sharp enough, use a little eye makeup remover on a q-tip to help sharpen it up a little bit. You can also use whatever leftover foundation or concealer you have on your brush.
  • Lastly, do not be afraid to use the magnified side of your mirror to get a real close up look at what you are doing. Just make sure you take a step back and look on the regular side so you know it is not getting away from you. 

You can purchase Stila at Sephora for $20.00