Sunday, May 30, 2010

Almay intense i color mascara reviews

Almay intense i color w/ 'light interplay' technology in
Black flash (for brown eyes)
Intense I color technology = little reflective shimmers barely visible to the naked eye...

Almay has come out with a few different colored mascaras recently. They are marketed to bring out your eye color. The newest launch is intense I color mascara with light interplay technology. The brush is nice and plump, with thick bristles to add on lots of volume.
I wanted to try something different, so I grabbed the color 'black flash'. It is supposed to bring out brown eyes. But I figured it would be cool to try on my eyes. I was expecting some sort of colored pigment in the mascara, but when I opened it, it looked very intense black. I used it multiple times, trying to see this 'light interplay technology' come to life.
No dice.
Slightly disappointed, I was determined to see just what (if any) difference this 'black flash' was beside a regular black mascara. I took the wand and smeared some of the formula on the back of my hand. It still looked plain black. Then, in the light, I saw a glimmer. A magenta glimmer. And then another one, and surprisingly, this mascara does have tiny microscopic flecks of magenta glitter in it. Cool right? Well, the shimmer is so undetectable that no matter which light I tried to photograph it in it would not show up. I couldn't see it on my lashes at all either. So I got frustrated and tossed it. Won't buy again. Total false advertising. It did lengthen and volumize well though.
price:12.99 CAD
Rating: 2/5

Intense i color w/ light interplay technology in black flash

I don't see any difference in my eye color. or the sparkles. wah.

I really like Almay intense i color volumizing mascara in raisin quartz. The brush on the regular i color mascara is very prickly plastic, with odd little edges which makes it excellent for grabbing every single lash. Sorry I don't have a pic of it. It is in a dull looking grey tube.
The plummy color really brought out the green in my eyes. It separated my lashes and volumized a bit, but didn't lengthen much. Overall, not a bad mascara. I would like to try it in a different color. Oh it did dry out kinda fast. Within a month it was pretty well completely dried up.
price: 9.99 CAD
rating: 3.5/5
Intense i color volumizing raisin quartz.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

prestige my blackest lashes review

See the clumpy wand?

So, I absolutely adore prestige's mascara 'my biggest lashes', it is my second favorite mascara I have ever used. It extremely lengthens, volumizes, separates, doesn't flake or smudge - amazing really. (see photo below, last on the page).
When I saw 'my blackest lashes' at the store I just had to try it. I had quite high expectations, seeing how amazing biggest lashes performed. Well my first disappointment came with the brush. It's not very big (bigger brushes give bigger lashes) and it also grabs way too much product. It comes out in globs really. But it doesn't clump much if you run the brush through your lashes a few times. I didn't find it intensely 'black' as it claimed to be; Seemed the same as any 'very black' mascara color. It gave lot's of volume yes, but length and separation- not really. So overall, I'm not really impressed.
price: 8.99 CAD
rating: 3/5
This is with 2 coats:

Not overly black is it?

My love:

Prestige my biggest lashes blackest black

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MAC permanent line nude lipstick swatches

viva glam v, lustre

viva glam II satin

myth, satin

hue, glaze

honeylove, matte

half n half, amplified

Faux, Satin

Creme de nude, creamsheen

Slimshine lipstick, Bare (this might be limited edition..)

MAC discontinued & rare nude lipstick swatch photos

Our Pick LE satin

Not so innocent LE glaze

X-pose LE glaze

Ionic LE Satin

Bare Venus LE Aplified

Relic LE Glaze

Folio D/C Satin

Bronx D/C Satin

Fondle LE Satin

MAC Plush Lash mascara review

Wearing plush full lashes

When you go to MAC next, take a look at the brush on plush lash. WHOA...weird huh?

Here is MAC's description of plush lash :
"..Goes on via an innovative, specially patented wand with a v-shaped groove that prunes the bristles on one side while leaving the other side full and lush. The short bristles coax the lashes upward to an extraordinarily sophisticated yet flirtatious curl, while the other side separates and combs the lashes root-to-tip creating a long, well-defined glamor lash. Volumizing, lengthening, curling, lifting. "

Basically, one side is super flat, to "lift" lashes, and the other side is huge, (think diorshow-ish or bad gal-like) and pumps lashes up with volume.

the brush:
It was insanely hard to get a good shot of the flat end of the brush : (
I was skeptical at first, but to my surprise, this mascara delivers.
In my experience, the flat end of the wand didn't lift my lashes as much as I'd have liked, but the end result was very nice. I used the volumizing 'plush' side first, and then the flat side to add on a second coat and held it vertically on just the tips of my lashes..then bam! they were coated and fanned out perfectly. No smearing or flaking at all. Nice length and volume.

MAC mascaras have quite a bad rep, but I definitely think this is worth a repurchase. It lasted me a good few months. Not to mention that once it dries out you can use it for B2M, which is absolutely awesome.

Price: $17 CAD

My rating: 4 /5