Friday, 26 February 2010

My Top 10's for 2010

I spend quite a lot of my time reading magazines, papers and blogs and making lists of products I want to try. I then lose these lists about the house and they turn up months later and then I lose them again... So I decided that this year I'm going to choose ten beauty products and ten make-up products to try out this year - one of each a month starting from March. The first one is Barry M Fine Glitter Dust - voted top eye colour by various magazines - which has just arrived. I've wanted to try out some glitter on my eyes for some time now and then realised after ordering that I'm going to need some sort of party or something to be able to carry off the glitter look. Either that or my next trip to Tesco's is going to be uber-glamorous.

The full list will be up soon so let me know if you have any suggestions or anything you've been wanting to try out and I'll add it to the lists! xx

Friday, 12 February 2010

Global Dissapointment

L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion MascaraIt must be that I'm growing up but I can definitely say that I've found a product that I don't actively dislike but I'm just dissapointed in. I love mascaras - I'm always desperate to help my little stubby lashes out in any way I can (my sister got the lashes in our family - people ask her if she's wearing false ones sometimes. Not fair). When I found out about the innovative new L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara I thought I had to try it. I'm always torn as to whether I like the big brushes that you get with Diorshow and Benefit's Bad Gal Lash (thinking about them I do love them) or the longer, thinner, more precise brushes of Max Factor's Masterpiece or Maybelline's Define-a- Lash (ooo they do get every lash!) so I thought a completely new type of brush might be the perfect happy medium.
Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara
I have yet to find a liquid eyeliner that I love more than L'Oreal's SuperLiner so that made me think that maybe their mascara would be the perfect thing to go with it. I was wrong. Oh so wrong...

The Product - L'Oreal's Telescopic Explosion debuts the new globe brush which is exactly as it sounds a round brush designed to be able to get to even the shortest lashes at the corners and useable from any angle.

Maybelline's Define-A-Lash MascaraThe Problem - I'll admit that being able to get a good angle with a mascara brush is something that is important - I have a permanent crick in the back of my neck from titling it back all the time - and getting those corner lashes is tricky and sometimes means you spend quite a lot of time wiping a big black blob from the side of your nose. However, I would say don't even attempt using this mascara unless you have a good eyelash comb to hand. The brush is small enough that you have to literally do a couple of eyelashes at the same time which means you go over some a couple of times and this leads to serious clumping. It takes about three times as long to do my mascara in the morning with this (I'm not exaggerating). Give me a normal brush anyday.

Now this may turn out to be one of those mascaras that is perfect once it's been open and unused after three months but frankly I don't see why I should spend £7.99 and then have to wait especially when I've just named four great mascaras above off the top of my head! I'm going away this weekend and having already packed my make-up I've left the globe at home and sneaked in my Define-a-Lash instead. xx
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