Dude! The Hunger Games movie was so good! I’d read in a few reviews that the critics thought it dragged in parts, but I didn’t feel that way at all. My eyes were glued the entire time. I thought it moved at a quick clip from start to finish, and with a few exceptions, stays true to the spirit of the books.
I do think director Gary Ross had to sacrifice some character development to move the story along, so I think it helps in this case to have read the first book beforehand, or at least it might make it more enjoyable to have some of that back story going in.
Oh! And Lenny Kravitz rocked Cinnaâ€™s gold eyeliner out! Believe you me, I had my torch and pitchfork with me, and I was ready to use ’em if that detail had been cut.
My own golden eyeliner held up like a champ, yay! I was afraid I’d lose it there for a second when I got teary-eyed in the scene with Rue, but lo, it even lasted through that.
Totally different than what I experienced with LancÃ´me’s new liners earlier this week…
I think it was Tuesday; I remember because I’d woken up early that morning feeling emotional and moody.
I call those my “orange alert” days, and I tend to reach for waterproof makeup at those times, especially when the tricks I usually use to soothe my inner savage beast don’t work.
So, I was getting ready in front of my bathroom mirror and thought I’d give a couple of LancÃ´me’s Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Liners a try.
Swatches of Indigo Darling (left) and Violet Stylista (right)
The $24.50 liners are available in 10 shades and are supposed to be smudge-proof and waterproof. Sounded perfect at the time.
I applied a thick line of Indigo Darling, an intensely pigmented, smooth blue, along the upper lash line of my left eye, and shimmery purple Violet Stylista on my right. Then, I went about my daily business, doing my best not to spontaneously cry.
And I did a pretty decent job, too (save a few tears here and there). Sometimes, I guess I’m tougher than I give myself credit for.
This liner, however, that’s a different story.
Now, I like my gel liners sturdy and tough, like the MAC Fluidlines (my favorites), which last all day long on me and don’t move for nothin’ — not tears, sweat, or likely not even a fake rainstorm engineered by Seneca Crane and his games makers behind the area.
But Indigo Darling and Violet Stylista struggle with wear time on me, and they buckle in the face of a few tears. By halfway through the day, much of their pigments have already transferred up into my crease, and by the end of the day, the colors have faded significantly.
It’s a shame, too, because I really like both of these colors and how smooth they feel… Guess I’ll be sticking to my MAC Fluidlines for now.
PRICE: $24.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lancome counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,