Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NYC Show Time and Sky Rise Mascara

After using a $29 mascara by Lancome I decided that I would go back to see if NYC had some more mascara that I could try. I came across a thickening mascara NYC Show Time, and a lengthening mascara NYC High Rise.

Sky Rise $1.99   Show Time $3.99

Brush for Show Time is similar to Lancome Definicils precious cells

I like the narrow Sky Rise wand

I like the wands on both mascaras. I like the bristle brushes over the plastic brushes. I really don't think the Show Time mascara thickens my lashes any better than the Sky Rise. The Show Time tends to clump a tiny bit, but that is the nature of a thickening mascara. The Sky Rise is perfect. It does not clump and I like the narrow brush because it is easier to get those tiny lashes at the inner corners of the eye.  You can't go wrong for $2 - $4 bucks. The mascara that I was finishing up was the Lancome Definicils Precious Cells. It is a good mascara it works just like the NYC Show Time, but of course the Lancome mascara is suppose to be a lash treatment. I swore my lashes did look healthier/fuller without mascara on. I don't know if I imagined it because I needed to justify a $29 mascara, or what. My only complaint with the Definicils Precious Cells is that when my eyes water the mascara will run. I know that it is not water proof, but it runs more that the NYC mascaras.

NYC Show Time Mascara

without mascara

now I moved the bottom green line down to the middle of
my lashes so anything above the top green line is
additional length! 

The bottom green dotted line shows my natural lash line. The top green dotted line is 50% greater than my natural line. NYC Sky line claims the lengthen up to 50%, so if you get 1% increase in length then their claim is true. I would definitely repurchase the NYC mascaras. Not sure about the Lancome only because of the price.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre

Did you pick any of these up this summer? I was just so curious that I just had to take the plunge. I tried the coppery color and the sparkly black one. The texture is like a creamy powder. The color pay off on the black one is great.

The copper color #86 Embloui is more like a wash of color, but you can build it up. I like the copper/ rust color for an everyday look. I can through it on without a primer and just go. I will use this eyeshadow and lots of black mascara. It stays on all day and does not crease on me and I have very oily lids.

Lip color NARS velvet matte lip pencil in Sex Machine
L'oreal colour riche gloss in Soft Nude

The black #85 Mirifique is very soft. Goes on smooth and blends easily. The glitter stays where it is put, so there is no fall out. I love this color. I used a black greasepaint stick by MAC as a base and just applied the color with my finger and a random shadow brush.

These are fun to have just because of the unusual texture but that does not in any way justify the price. I believe these were $32. I am sure you can duplicate these colors for a lot less. I don't regret the purchase, but it was totally unnecessary. Later!