Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lancome Artliner in Amethyst

Sigh, I keep getting taken in by Lancome's Artliner Precision Point Eyeliner.  They have the most gorgeous purples and while the colors are lovely, I just find the formula and felt-tip too fussy for every day use.  I tried Aubergine a few years ago and swore never to get another Artliner, but this time I was wowed by blog photos of Amethyst, which is a blue-leaning iridescent purple.  I think my love affair with this type of shade started long, long ago with Urban Decay's nail polish in Asphyxia (back in the 90's!).

The original problems I had with Aubergine still applied with Amethyst, unfortunately.  The formula applies streaky, with multiple strokes needed to fill in the bare patches for a solid line.  There's something about the felt tip that simply doesn't work for me-- it gets tangled in my lashes, it doesn't apply smoothly and catches on every little bump on my lids.  When I shake the pen and open the cap to apply, there isn't enough product on the felt tip to finish a line.  In fact I had to re-insert the tip four or five times just to do one eye, I mean what a major hassle. 

If your eyelids are smoother than mine (which is very possible) and you don't mind taking a lot longer with your eyeliner, I'd say the lovely color makes it worth a try.

I decided to be brave and post photos of my wrinkly old eyes so you can see the color.  I also used Too Faced Three Way Lash Lining Tool as a black tightline beneath the Amethyst Artliner.  Oh and the messy smudges happened during mascara application and I was too lazy to fix.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Awesome Charlotte Tilbury sets at Nordstrom!

Not only has Charlotte Tilbury arrived at Nordstrom, but they've put together ten, (TEN!) beautiful full-face sets with gorgous color combinations of eye, lip and cheek products.  Available for preorder at Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and beautylish now!  I screencapped the following photos off because they're so beautiful to look at.