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:

First up, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Demolition
24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Demolition

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.


Next is Maybelline’s Superstay 24 Color lipstick.

Superstay 24 Color in All Day Cherry

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.