Friday, July 25, 2014

Lorac Pro 2 and Younique Fiber Lash mascara and a few other things

It has been a while since I've posted but I just got some new makeup that I'm excited to talk about.

The Lorac Pro 2 palette came out this month and I had to get it. I really like the Pro 1 palette and the Pro 2 has cooler colours in it, including a navy, so I had to get it. I've only used it a few times but the quality of the shadows is comparable to the first one, and the new colours are great. Both palettes are perfect for simple everyday looks and dramatic smoky eyes. Even though Pro 2 has a navy (it is actually not navy but a dark bright blue (if that makes sense) and a colour called Jade--they are not flashy bright colours. Jade is a dark smoky green. I would say this is a palette of colourful neutrals (by which I mean non-brown neutrals).

The Fibers

The second exciting product I recently tried is the Younique 3 D Fiber Lash Mascara. This mascara is sold through online parties on Facebook, and on their website. The system consists of transplanting gel and a separate tube of fibers. You can use the transplanting gel and the fibers alone or you can first put on your favorite mascara and, once it dries, put on the transplanting gel, the fibers and another coat of transplanting gel. It sounds like it might take a long time to apply but it really doesn't take me much longer than putting on two coats of mascara and really working it into my lashes. Here are some things I like about this product: It gives me long thick lashes, it is easy to use, it adds some curl to my lashes, it washes off easily with regular facial cleanser but it is water resistant (I wore it swimming and it did not run or give me raccoon eyes), it washes off completely and does not leave black gunk in my eyes like some of my regular mascara, it does not irritate my eyes. It is a bit pricey but I think it is worth it. I really love this system! It is as close to fake lashes as I can get.

I also finally bought some Mally makeup. Her makeup is too expensive for me to really buy it regularly, but I found a kit on sale that had mascara, blush, eye shadow and an eye liner. The mascara was good but not worth the price. What I liked most was the blush! I didn't think I would like it just looking at the colour but it is really wearable and pretty. The eye shadow is just okay. And the eye liner is also nice but not that much better than others I've tried. I'm glad i gave this brand a try just to get it out of my system. 

The last new product I tried is the Bare Minerals 5 in 1 eye shadow in Blushing pink. I really like this eye shadow. It is a primer shadow but the colours are really soft and neutral. You could just wear this by itself with a little eye liner for a clean simple look.

Here are some looks with the Lorac Pro 2, Fiber lash and Bare Minerals 5 in 1 Cream shadow in Blushing pink.

EYES: all Pro 2
Snow under brow, Silver lash to crease, Jade on outer half and in crease, black liner, Younique fiber lash mascara.

 Here is the same look with the Fiber Lash after swimming

EYES: BE 5 in 1 in blushing pink all over, Lorac Pro 2 Navy as liner, Younique Fiber Lash mascara.
One eye with just mascara and one with fiber lash

EYES: all Lorac Pro 2, Beige all over, Nectar on the inner 1/3, Mocha in the Middle, and Plum in the outer corner and crease, Black liner, Fiber Lash mascara.