Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Mascara

Today, I want to write something about my favourite mascara at the moment.

Initially, I just bought it because the packing looked cute, but now I don't want to live without Majolica Majorca's "Lash Gorgeous Wing" anymore. Some people claim that it looks too natural, but that's exactly what I like about it. With one coat, it looks like no mascara on at all - but still enhances lashes. (You can see a pic of me wearing it some entries below.) If you let it dry a bit and layer, it adds a bit of impact, but I still find it very natural.

MM also has other mascaras which I haven't tried yet, but some swear by them. Review:
http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2009/06/product-musings-majorica-majolica-lash.html

If I want a bit of a dramatic look, I now use Kosé's new mascara - the one from the Matsumoto Jun CM. ;) If you want a review, just leave a comment. :)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A little rant about brand-hypes

Why is that nowadays, you cannot watch any make-up tutorial or read any cosmetics blog without the producers urging you to buy some MAC product or Urban Decay Primer Potion or expensive brushes or what not?

Seriously, eye make-up was created and durable before UDPP was even invented, and my Lavshuca eyeshadow stays on all day with just a bit of powder underneath. Maybe companies like MAC make eye-shadow that won't stay on without UDPP? So you are actually forced to buy more products?

I got frowned at because I don't own any MAC product. "But they're the best! You will look much better with MAC products on!" Funny how I didn't see any skillfully applied beautiful make-up on that girl's face.

I'll stick to products I like, and not to brand-names. Plus, I want products I can actually afford.

Funny, but here in Germany, the best tested lipbalm, for example, costs about 2$ and is from a non-famous natural cosmetics brand. Doesn't that make you think?

EDIT: And did you know that MAC lipsticks, for example, have ingredients that can cause cancer?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

About CMs

Why does Kosé have all the stars I like for their CMs?
First Kuraki Mai, then Matsumoto Jun, and now Sato Takeru! (And yes, guys advertise women's make-up. Don't ask.)