It’s Infallible

I have seen the commercial with Beyonce for L’Oreal’s Infallible Lip Colour so many times that I was actually turned off to the product. For some reason, I came around to it and one day in Target, I picked this up in Henna. I was with my friend Lea and she laughed because the last thing I need is another pinkish-brown shade but I can’t help myself… it’s what I like.

L'Oreal's Infallible Lip Colour At first sight, I really wasn’t a fan of this packaging. I’m still not completely sold but I can see its appeal now. It comes in a mirrored case that’s helpful for application and on each side of the case, you have the lip color and conditioner that slides out for use. Ideally, it would be nice if this came out completely. The product’s wear surprised me. I’ve been so accustomed to long lasting lip products like this drying my lips and flaking right off but that didn’t happen here, it even lasted well over 8 hours with most of the color in tact. Also, I wore this comfortably for over 4 hours without needing to apply the conditioner. When I did, I was happy to find the same scent as in their Colour Juice Sticks, which I love and have several of. Now I want more of these, I think I’m going to take advantage of the Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal Ulta has going on right now.

I wish I would have tried this sooner, the compacts for this limited edition collection is so pretty… I wonder if there are even any left. And in case you’re wondering, the shade pictured here in Cerise 300, same color Beyonce wears in the commercial.

Playing with Cat Eyes

Since one of the most popular looks at the Fall fashion shows was the cat eye, I was very excited to try and emulate the look for myself. This is usually created by using a heavy liquid eyeliner, which most of the cosmetic companies out there make. Unfortunately I have found them to be messy, hard to apply and always get a nice glob of it in my eye, so I have tended to stay away from them. But since the fashion shows brought back the look, new formulas popped up on the market and I eagerly bought them up to try:

L'Oreal Mistake Proof Marker L’Oreal Mistake-Proof Marker gives you the choice to design a soft or dramatic liner look for your eyes. It comes with an exclusive slanted applicator. The flow is supposedly controlled and continuous, so you can easily follow the contour of the eye. Unfortunately, I did not find this the case. It was very hard on the eyelid in terms of drawing the actual line and the marker tip itself was not very soft. The line was not easily a continuous one, it came out choppy if you weren’t careful. You have to make sure to pull the eye taut to make a nice line, but this was very difficult to use, and since it is liquid, it was very hard to erase the mistakes that inevitably were all over my eyes. On the upside, if you get the hang of this liner, it is all day wear, water resistant and won’t smudge or fade.

Cover Girl LineExact Liquid Liner Pen The next liner I tried was the Cover Girl LineExact Liquid Liner Pen. After L’oreal didn’t go as well as I thought, I bought this one, determined to get the look down. This is a felt –tip liner in an easy to hold mini tube. Cover Girls’ version is hands down much easier to apply and the applicator is very soft and feels nice on the eyelid. To get a dark look, you might have to go over the line a couple times, as it applies a bit on the lighter side, but better light than too much right? This pen was definitely much more user-friendly than the L’Oreal one.

Bottom line is that I am usually very good about my makeup application. However, this look evades me. You must have steady hands and a good grasp of the application process. For some reason, I cannot get my line straight at all. Just remember, if you are going for this look, please keep the rest of the makeup easy and light, so your eyes are the only thing that stand out.