Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Don't Believe the Hype!

This tag went around and is still pretty popular on YouTube. I really like the idea so I thought I would do my own (written) version of it.

1) Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero

I have a travel size of it and was so very excited to try it. In the makeup world, so many people have mentioned this is a great, stay-put, creamy, and ultra black liner. My friend actually had the full size version and warned me that it runs. I was convinced it was awesome and bought the Velvet Rope set.

It definitely runs. And it doesn't run in a way that people can tell your black liner is running. On me, it fades as it runs so it turns grey on my undereyes, making it look like I have dark bags. On my lash line, it never really sets so after awhile, I get a grey line on my crease from the eyeliner transferring.

I love the other 24/7 liners I have: Stash, Bourbon, and Yeyo. All stay put, even on my waterline and even after a nap of tossing and turning, and have great color payoff. Zero, the most basic liner, is just a dud.

2) Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy eyeshadow

It's lauded as the cult classic/best seller and it's "snuck" into almost every palette UD comes out with. It's a pretty pink champagne, nudish color with silver glitter.

It's chunky, craft glitter. You can count individual flecks of glitter and the fallout is so bad. The fallout is especially irritating since I wear contacts. It's such a pretty color but it's basically like makeup little girls play with since the glitter is gigantic.

I still use it but I swirl it on my brush and then tap/shake the brush to get the heavy glitter to fall out (which is a bit wasteful).

3) Benefit Benetint

It's so watery and dries so quickly, that even though it's a nice rosy color, you end up with blotchy patches and it's a mother to try to blend it out. It was THE cheek/lip stain but it's so difficult to work with. On the cheeks, it accentuates fine lines and pores. Not pretty.

4) MAC's Lollipop Loving lipstick

Don't get me wrong, I love love love this lipstick. Who would've thought green shimmer was so pretty on the lips? But, in terms of wearability, I'm a little disappointed. The green shimmer is very fine on the lips and since it's a glaze, it's not the most stay put formula. What happens if I eat, drink, touch my lips? Green shimmer every where! When I first had the lipstick, I didn't realize how easy it was to transfer the shimmer so I gave my boyfriend a few pecks on the cheeks and lips. Lucky for him that day I went a little light on the application but in the sun, I saw green shimmer like everywhere.

Funny enough, once the green shimmer separates from the color, it is ridic hard to get rid of.

5) Clinique Dramtically Different Moisturizing Lotion

I got it in a sample size and did not like it. It's fragrance free but I hated the plasticky smell. It wasn't particularly moisturizing or anything special. It left a weird feeling/film to my skin. It just wasn't for me.

1 comment:

  1. For me, any UD liner does the same thing as Zero if I don't use primer. I have hooded eyes, so most of the time I end up with eyeliner on my crease... NEAT :P

    Also! I hate hate HATE UD's chunky glitter. It totally ruins their eyeshadow. BUT! UD has a shadow called "Sellout" which is even labeled on their site as being Midnight Cowboy without the glitter... check it out!