September 17, 2013

Canmake Nobimori Mascara

Canmake is one of my favorite Asian makeup brands. They just make quality items at a great price. I never had a disappointed item...until I got this. Well, that's what I thought when I initially tried it. The formula was so wet, it was unworkable. It does poorly on curl control. I have to use Kate Mascara Base to keep the curl up. This is disappointing in a Japanese mascara. Usually they are awesome in the curl patrol department. But when the mascara has dried up a bit, and I use a mascara base, it's working a lot better. 

It has the fine tooth comb brush thing going on. It's not my favorite, but on this mascara, I don't mind it so much. It's quite easy to to comb through with voluminous lashes in one swipe. By the way, the voluminous thing on this mascara is kind of awesome. One of my favorite parts of this mascara. Another? It doesn't smudge!! 

Warning: This mascara is really hard to scrub off. It is a toughie. I use Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Remover, which usually works on all mascaras, but on this one I have to wait a second longer to take it off. 

I wouldn't buy this mascara again. It's too much work for something that is hard to get in the States. 

Hopefully, I'll get better luck next time! 

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September 16, 2013

Maybelline 14 hour Lipstick in Never Ending Nude

If Lisa Eldridge says it's good, it's good enough for me. So far; so good. It is a matte formula, which means it's drier than other lipsticks. Even though it's dry, it doesn't my lips uncomfortable or sticky. It feels like there's absolutely nothing on my lips, which I like.

The lipstick name is far from what it sounds like. It's definitely not a nude. It's a pinky mauve making it one those your lips but better color. As much as I love the color, I do wish I got another color, because this "Never Ending Nude" is a glitter bomb. The glitter particles are huge, and there's a lot of it. My lips are sensitive. At times, because of all the glitter, it can leaves my lips feeling sore.

In spite all of this, this is my new 'my lips but better' every day lipstick. It helps bring my look altogether, and it lasts a really long time: easily 4-6 hours. I don't like to touch up, so it's perfect when I can just dab in the morning and go. 


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September 10, 2013

Sephora Haul

I went to Sephora planning on buying Nars Light Reflecting Loose Powder, and I did a poor job. Naturally, I ended buying more than I expected to. I went over to check the loose powder out, and the minute I opened the jar, powder went everywhere. Mr. loose powder was just showing me that he and I are not a match. 

So Far, Mr. Pressed Setting Powder and I are getting along great! I'm kind of loving him. That airbrushed look everyone is talking about is very true. 

Everything I got looks so great, I can't wait to give a proper run. Unfortunately, I'm returning the eyeshadow base. When I opened it there was grubby foundation finger marks all over it. 

Any suggestions when I head back to Sephora?

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