“YOU DON’T NEED ANY MORE EYELINER,” yelled my friend Cindy over email yesterday as we discussed what to do on our next meetup (this was right after I proposed lunch and a trip to Ulta).
Oh, really, Cindy? L’Oreal’s new Infallible Silkissime Eyeliners ($8.99) would beg to differ. 🙂
When I hold one of these pigmented, long-lasting, silky smooth liners up to my ear, I hear one of my favorite sounds in the world… The sound of spare change jingling into my Hello Kitty coin bank. 🙂 Because they’re less than 10 bucks! And they’re more or less the same as Urban Decay’s $20 24/7 Glide-On Pencils, which means they’re pretty awesome.
Don’t dawdle after you apply them, because once they set (it takes about a minute), they don’t budge. I like using them, especially Pure Purple and Cobalt Blue, for pops of bold color along my lower lash lines and inner corners.
The only thing I’m not crazy about is their reluctance to hang out on my water lines. On my lash lines? Not a problem. They’ll stick around for eight hours between touchups, but on my water lines, they’re gone within two.
Another thing: they’re super soft — like fragile soft — but if the tips keep breaking off when you sharpen them, stick the pencils in the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes. It makes them harder and easier to sharpen.
They’re available now in 10 shades for $8.99 each at drugstores, Ulta stores and ulta.com.
What does that mean, anyway? 🙂
PRICE: $8.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and ulta.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
And the award for Best Performance by a Frozen Lunch or Dinner goes to…
I don’t usually mind making meals, but yesterday was a looong day, and by dinnertime, I couldn’t deal, so I picked up this Amy’s Mexican Casserole Bowl when I went to Target to get those bras.
OK, let me break it down… It’s like an enchilada, but it’s in a bowl. You get black beans, sweet corn, olives, white corn masa, cheese, tomatoes and enchilada sauce. Oh, my gosh! So much flavor, and just the right amount of spice.
Five minutes in the microwave, and you have a damn good dinner. I should have gotten more of them.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,