You all know how much I love cosmetics (not to be worn all at once like the cheerleaders I saw last night–girls, no) and I am always looking for that perfect piece to add to my collection. Here are the latest two to make the cut:
This is great stuff! I’ve been unhappy with my liquid liners lately (wearing off at the inside corners of my eyes with allergy tears), and I picked this up after drawing on my arm with about ten different colors. Demolition, the color I chose, is a great shade that skews to what you are wearing with it. It writes out almost a dark bronze, but it skews to a gunmetal and an olive, making it extremely versatile. The brush is the perfect size for getting a fine line, and it is truly waterproof. It wears for better than 12 hours. I haven’t slept in it, so I don’t know about 24/7, but it definitely made it through a full week of workdays and pollen count weeping.
All Day Cherry was one of those colors I saw on the model and thought, “That is the perfect red. It will never look that good on me.” But, I bought it anyway and was over the moon to discover that the color was true to the photograph. I felt like I was wearing the lipstick equivalent of Ruby Red Slippers on my lips! My mouth was magical! There was no place like Sephora! I mean Home!
I was also skeptical about the claims to how well the lipstick wore. I’ve been trying the all-day colors since they started hawking them more than ten years ago, and I’ve never found one I thought was worth it. All Day Cherry is my 4th of the Superstay 24s, and I can vouch for the long wear of each. I’m pretty much in love with the line, but wasn’t compelled to write until I saw this red and tested it out during a 12 hour day–better actually. I put it on at 6am and took it off at 7pm.
I am obsessive about how a red lip should look, so I did a touch up application after lunch–just to re-color the inner curve of my lower lip–but other than that, I was very impressed by how this held up. Even more impressed that my lips never felt really dry.
One thing I tried that I did not like was the Maybelline Volume Express One-by-One mascara. It’s crummy, crumbly, and flakes into my eyes. Don’t bother with that one.