Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Beauty on a Budget

Later today, around 1 or 2 Eastern time, I will post a review of Loreal's HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Black, and a review of Maybelline's Define A Lash Volume mascara in Black as well.

I will also try to post a FOTD using all drugstore makeup, or mostly drugstore makeup, since alot of you guys have been asking about beauty on a budget. Have no fear, ladies & gents, you don't have to spend all your money to look beautiful.

So check back in a couple hours, and when I get back to my house from classes, I will be sure to write a beautiful blog.

Love you guys,


Sorry this is so late, I was so busy yesterday, but here I go.

Loreal has really been stepping their game up. They came out with the HIP line about a year ago, and I have been using it regularly ever since.

I bought the HIP cream eyeliner in black a couple weeks ago, and this is what I think about it.

First of all, the brust is terrible. It is too thick to create a thin natural line and I feel that it is also too stiff, and it hurts my eye lid when I attempt to use it. So, I have been applying it with my Elizabeth Arden eyeliner brush. It's flat and thin, so it's pretty easy to use.

The color pay off is really good, and it seems to last all day. The consistency and pigmentation is similar to MAC's Fluidline, and it is available in a variety of colors. The pot itself is bigger than Fluidline's which makes it alot easier to get your brush in there to do the job. What I love about this product is that it stays a little tacky on your lid for a minute or two which lets me apply other colors over it, such as MAC's eyeshadow in Beauty Marked, which is a deep black with red glimmer. When I do this, the beauty marked really shows up and stays on all day. I also loved that I could easily smudge this eyeliner to create a smokey eye look that is really simple and fast.

The eyeliner is a little pricey for a drugstore brand, mine ran about $12.99, but compared to Fluidline it is a steal. Just be aware that the eyeliner brush that they include is pretty useless unless you want a huge line and an irritated eye lid.

I give this about 4/5 stars just because I was mad that they skimped me on the brush and because the price is so high, but if you are in the market for a high quality cream eyeliner, on a budget, this is the way to go. I especially love the eggplant color, its a gorgeous rich purpley black.

Another product that has recently come out that I am a fan of is Maybelline's Define A Lash. When I first saw the little green tube, I fell in love. The wand itself is extremly flexible and makes my lashes long and curvy.

When they JUST came out with the Define A Lash VOLUME, I nearly died. First of all, the packaging is PINK, and for those who know me, I absolutly adore the color pink. The product is nearly the same as the original Define A Lash, but it definatly gives my lashes more volume. This mascara is so easy to use and so far, it has never clumped on me, even after curling my lashes.
I always curl my lashes with my Shu curler, and then apply mascara. After trying almost every brand of drug store and higher end mascara, I must say this is by far the best.
It leaves my lashes with a rich, glossy, black color that stays beautiful and clump free through the whole day. I have never been blessed with long, thick, curvy lashes, but this mascara lets me pretend I was.
My mother, for example, is a cancer survivor and after her Chemotherapy, she was devistated that she not only lost her hair but that her eyelashes grew back short and stubby. I have been trying to find a mascara that will help her out with that, and I think this is it. I sent her a tube a week ago and she called me to tell me just how much she loved it. She said it was easy for her to use and that it really made her lashes look full like they used to.
I give this product 5/5 stars because it not only made my mom happy, and the packaging is pink, but because it really does what it says it is going to do, which is really rare in the beauty industry. I LOVE this mascara, and for about $7, I can't do better. I highly reccomend this product for anyone who is in search of the perfect mascara or an everyday staple in their beauty related lives.
I hope this helped some of you, as always PLEASE email me if you need anything or have any questions.
Much beauty related love,

1 comment:

the Muse said...

I was generally curious about the hip liner.

I love the peacock green color so yummie!

great review ;)