Saturday, September 25, 2010

Two Aromaleigh looks

I seem to be getting into the habit of doing looks, photographing them, and then not getting around to uploading them. So here are two looks that I've been meaning to upload for a while. The first one is one of my favorite glitter liner looks so far, the second has one of my current favorites in terms of liners- Aromaleigh's Drama Blue. I really love Aromaleigh's Drama and Drama Queen liners. On to the looks: all photos in natural light.


Look number one!
I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara
Indelible Eyeliner Sealant- Aromaleigh
Bellflower- Aromaleigh
Heartleaf- Aromaleigh
Valentine- Aromaleigh

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Look number two!
I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Mascara
Wish- Aromaleigh
Viviane- Aromaleigh
Cascade- Aromaleigh
Mariposa- Aromaleigh

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Now, time to crop and choose photos from my first attempt at what can best be described as an art look. A look that I wouldn't wear out (at least not to anything but perhaps a costume party), but is simply an experiment of color. Do you ever create looks not to wear out, but to just play with the colors?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Physicians Formula Eyeliner Review

Do you ever come across a great product, but then never end up using it?
That seems to be my experience with the Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner from Physicians Formula (what a name, right?)
After seeing so many great reviews of the eyeliners, I was excited to get a chance to try them out when I could finally get my hands on them a few months ago. I immediately swatched, tested their wear, and decided they were wonderful. How many times have I actually used this product since I bought it nearly 4 months ago? Once. It's a great product, but I just never reach for it.
I picked up the set intended for brown eyes. Right now you can order it online on Ulta for $8.00 instead of the usual $10.99. I bought mine at CVS for about $10.

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I really like the packaging, especially how it snaps together or apart.

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It reminds me a little bit of legos.

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Usually, brushes that come with cosmetics are pretty sub-par. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the brush that came with this set.

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Natural light. I was impressed by the pigmentation and smoothness of the liners. Soo creamy! After I let it set for a minute or two, I tried vigorously rubbing my finger across the liners. They didn't budge.

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With flash to show the sparkles better.

I was definitely impressed by this product, yet haven't been using it as much as I thought I would. I've used the black once, and the others have only been swatched. I tend to use my mineral eyeshadows as liners, and never think to grab one of these. I've been using a lot of dark blue liner lately- my go-to look these days is a neutral look with the Drama Blue liner from Aromaleigh. If you're looking for some nice gel/cream liners for a good price, I definitely recommend these. I definitely don't regret buying them, I just need to make myself use them more!