I love it when I do a product review on this blog because I get the most wonderful comments. I find out different ways to use the product, places to get it cheaper, and I also get suggestions for other products based upon what I wrote.
In my last post about beauty products, the comments were amazing and I got so many ideas on what to purchase when my current stash ran out.
I was currently switching between DiorShow and Maybelline Falsies for my mascara. I didn’t like Falsies (very wet, didn’t hold curl, smudged easily) but wanted to use it up; I was keeping my beloved DiorShow for special occasions. Reader Jil had a suggestion:
Hyperlash Mascara by Smashbox!!! Finally, a mascara that lasts all day, doesn't flake, doesn't rub off, doesn't irritate my contact-wearing eyes, makes my eyelashes look like they go on for days, water-resistant but not water-proof, doesn't clump when you use the brush/comb it comes with. I love this mascara. It's pricier than the pharmacy but lasts forever and is WELL worth it.
Allie, maybe you should try it. Just about the same price as your Dior (a little less), but doesn't dry out and lasts forever.
When my DiorShow ran out, I decided to get a tube of Smashbox Hyperlash. I didn’t open it for the lonest time, trying to get my money’s worth from Maybelline Falsies. I finally gave up on that and opened up the Hyperlash.
I really like it. It has a very stiff short brush – more like a round comb than a brush. It makes it really easy to get to the roots and separate your lashes. They always say to wriggle your brush as you paint your lashes but it’s often hard to see if you’re doing it with big fat caterpillar brushes; it’s easy to do it without a mess with the Hyperlash brush.
Highlighter: TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer. I put this on the inner corners of my eyes, on top of my cheek bones, and in the bow of my upper lip. A makeup artist asked me how I got my skin to “glow,” and this, blended in with some Bare Minerals Clear Radiance, is my trick.
All fear disappeared when I actually tried this product. I adored the creamy yet powdery finish – it blended great into my skin without getting weird in my fine lines. I have literally worn this product every day since purchase. I put it in the inner corners of my eyes, my brow bones, on my cheekbones, and the bow of my upper lip. It really doesn’t look as though I am wearing anything, just that my skin looks happier.
I found I cold control the amount of shimmer – a light touch was perfect for weekends, a bit more for work, another layer for a night out. On weekends I will wear TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer, concealer, mascara and tinted lip balm and feel finished. For work days I put Manizer on after concealer but before foundation so it gives a glow without being too intense. I have even mixed some with my lip gloss for a shimmery evening look.
Because of you readers, I have learned about so many beauty products, clothing companies like Boden and CAbi, and even Sofft shoes – the only shoes I found to be comfortable and cute in my last trimester and right after having Emerson. Thank you, and keep those suggestions coming!