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For Beginners and Experts Alike: L’Oreal Makeup Genius

If you love makeup you’ve experienced the hope of something working for you only to find out it’s nothing like you thought. If you’re a makeup novice you may grapple with the anxiety of picking something that isn’t going to work for you. No matter the camp you fall in, as a consumer, you have to take a chance, hope for the best, and worst case scenario return it if it doesn’t work. Well L’Oreal is attempting to take some of that guesswork out with their new makeup testing app Makeup Genius.

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L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara Made My Lashes Pop…Severely

L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara ($7.99)

I purchased L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara awhile back and just wasn’t impressed. I tossed it in my mascara drawer and forgot about it. Today I decided to revisit it and found out that sometimes first impressions aren’t always the most accurate impression. This is actually great mascara.

The L’Oreal Miss Manga  in Blackest Black gave me some serious length and volume and is super black. It didn’t give me anime eyes, but it definitely defined my lashes and gave them more dimension. Continue reading L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara Made My Lashes Pop…Severely

How Do You Sharpen The L’Oreal Silkissime Pencil?

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I bought the L’Oreal Silkissime pencil a few months ago. I think it’s a good pencil for the price and I reviewed it here. I haven’t had a problem with sharpening it, but judging by my search engine results some people still have some questions about how to sharpen it.

When my pencil became dull, I used my Urban Decay Grindhouse Double Barrel pencil sharpener and didn’t have any real problems. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as pretty as it did when it first came out of the package, but no problems.

L'Oreal Silkissime Pencil

However, it is suggested on the packaging of the L’Oreal Silkissime liner to use the L’Oreal Dual Barrel Sharpener to sharpen it. So I bought one to see if there was any difference. There’s not. In fact the pencil sharpeners look very similar to me and gave similar results. Considering L’Oreal owns Urban Decay the similarities make sense, but I have no idea if the sharpeners were similar pre-acquisition. FYI: The current Urban Decay Grindhouse sharpener no longer has the clear top.

Urban Decay Grindhouse Sharpener and L'Oreal Dual Sharpener
Left: Urban Decay Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener(discontinued) Right: L’Oreal Dual Barrel Sharpener

If you are someone who’s having problems with the sharpening the pencil let me know in the comments. And if you’re not having problems let me know as well.

The L’Oreal Dual Barrel Sharpener can be found where L’Oreal products are sold.

The Urban Decay Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener can be found where Urban Decay products are sold.

L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner Review

A recent CVS trip yielded new eyeliner from L’Oreal Paris. The Silkissme by Infallible Eyeliner boasts of a rich, silky formula that “glides on like silk for a soft and luxurious line with up to 16 hours of intensity.” It’s also ophthalmologist tested and suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. These are all good things right?

L'Oreal Silkissime retails for $9.79 at CVS
L’Oreal Silkissime retails for $9.79 at CVS

Now I don’t have sensitive eyes and I don’t wear contacts so I can’t speak to the truth of that claim. I put it on my waterline and I didn’t have any immediate problems. I hope that holds true for anyone with those sensitivities. What I can tell you is that it does glide on easily and it is very pigmented. It may be as pigmented as some of the more expensive eyeliners on the market.

As a make-up lover I have high-end things that I like and drugstore things that I like, but there are some things that I prefer to be high-end only. Eyeliner is one of them. Most of the drug store liners I tried were hard. Hard to put on, hard to sharpen well, hard to love. This Silkissime liner is making me rethink that.

This liner gave me a smooth line. It didn’t pull my skin when I put it on. I didn’t have to press hard to get it show up. It was soft. This liner is $9.79 at my CVS so it could be more or less depending on where you are.

Top w/o flash Bottom: with flash. Silkissime and Urban Decay Zero and Perversion
Top w/o flash Bottom: with flash. Silkissime and Urban Decay Zero and Perversion

With other high-end liners costing almost $20 this price is great and you’re getting a high quality product in my opinion. My only beef is that there aren’t more colors since the pencil is so great.

So have you tried it? Are you going to try it? Let me know.