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- Reviews: 31
Brows? Absolutely. Eyeliner? No Way.
I have naturally very thick brows which have been overtweezed for years. I am growing them in, and this pencil makes that process a lot easier. I used to use black pencils, but since my brows are so thick, it would look like Frida Kahlo. Someone (a makeup artist) actually suggested that I try this in blonde. I thought "no way", my skin is medium olive and my hair is dark brown. Plus I like dramatic brows anyway. I tried the Blonde color and it brightens my whole face. Since the color is just darker than my skintone rather than black, my brows look more Kiera Knightly than Groucho Marx. I can pencil over all of the litttle tiny brow hairs that are coming in and it looks great - without the pencil my brows look a mess. Best yet, since I started using this pencil, I have gotten more complements on my eyes. My only gripe is that the formula is very dry. I have been using this in the summer when it is humid and it comes out great. but on drier days, I have to heat the pencil with a lighter to make it soft enough to apply. All in all, beautiful color, stays all day even though the formula is a bit dry. *Just wanted to add that this does not work at all as an eyeliner and I am not sure why it as marketed as such. It is way too dry to get any color out of it.
May 2, 2012
Finally - A perfect match for skin with yellow undertones
This is the first concealer I have found that really blends with my yellow olive skin. It has a great color selection that is perfect for olive, yellow-toned and Asian skin. I don't use the powder (i'm just not a powder fan) and I like the cream concealer portion when applied (over moisturizer) with a brush. This is thick, so it does give me that "I'm wearing makeup" feeling. I have also noticed that this thick formula will cause milia on my super-sensitive (and milia- prone) skin. My favortie so far is the Jane Iredale Circle delete (love the idea of actually treating the problem whil concealing), but this comes in a close second.
June 29, 2008
The Perfect Black Eyeliner
Eyeliner is really the only thing that I wear every day, and I have tried them all. Pencils usually smudge, liquids can be difficult to put on, and I am surprised that it took this long for me to try a gel. Given the workable texture of a gel, I thought for sure that it would smudge and not stay put. This stuff goes on almost as easy as a pencil - much easier than a liquid. After you apply it, there is a short period of time where you can smudge it a little bit, but after that, it is there all day until you take it off. This is by far the best liner I have ever used. The color is a rich, true black ( I have the black color). Also, it does not irritate my sensitive eyes at all.
June 6, 2008
It is just ok - there are better out there
My hair is very long and thermally reconditioned. This does not strip my hair as much as most shampoos, but there are others that work better. Back to Nexxus for me.
February 11, 2008
Salon-quality results at home (on dark hair!)
I have very long hair with light caramel/ dark blonde highights through the crown that had not been touched up for about 3 years. I went to a salon for a touchup and left with thin strips of brassy copper highlights which I hated, but the salon said I could not go any lighter without damaging my hair (my hair is thermally reconditioned and dark brown). So, I decided to try and do my highlights on my own. I have had horrendous results with at home highlights in the past. Brassy, orange, brittle hair. But after reading positive reviews, I gave Frost and Glow a shot. When I mixed the bleach, I was relieved to see that it was a violet blue color to counteract brassiness. I was prepared to use a toner afterward though, because after all, it is just drugstore bleach. Due to the length of my hair, I skipped the cap and attempted to foil myself. I have foiled other people\'s hair before, but it was really difficult to do on myself. I ended up just randomly selecting pieces, putting the bleach on them and wrapping them up in foil so they did not touch the non-bleached hair. I kept the bleach on until my hair went past the orange stage, until it looked pale yellow under the bleach. After I rinsed, I had beautiful, sunny highlights that exactly match the light caramel/ dark blonde color I had gotten at the (good) salon years ago! NO TONER NEEDED (and my hair is darkest brown). I cannot believe that I got salon-quality highlights (for which I have paid $150 for a half head at salon) from a 9.99 drugstore highlighting kit! Also worth mentioning, it as been a couple of weeks and my hair shows no sign of damage. It is as soft as silk. I don\'t think I will ever get my highlights in a salon again. This stuff is amazing.
February 11, 2008
Application makes all the difference
Application makes all the difference with this. This goes on a lot smoother with a good concealer brush as opposed to using your finger. I need plenty of moisturizer underneath, this concealer is very thick. I am not sure if I would repurchase only because I want to try Jane Iredale\'s Active Light concealer next instead. This concealer can conpletely hide your circles, but for day, I would rather just \"diffuse\" them a bit. If you have Circle Delete and think it settles into lines or does not look right, reassess your application. I used to put this under my eyes directly under my lashline and didn\'t like the way it settled into my fine lines; I now put the product only at the base of my undereye bags and it seems to work much better that way.
January 25, 2008
The only liquid liner I will use
This is a true, intense black. It actually does not irritate my eyes at all. It stays on all day. When I come home at night, this stuff looks the exact same as when I walked out the door in the morning. This is the only liquid I can work with - every other I have tried looks unnatural. It is easy to get a thin line. This is perfect for lining my lower lash line in the summer - every pencil that I have tried smears all over my face and enhances my dark circles, but this stays put.
January 25, 2008
It works ok - but not worth the money
I used this very sparingly over the winter - applying it only to dry spots. It does help with chapped, winter skin. most moisturizers really irritate my skin, but this served its purpose in the winter (summer is another story). It is expensive, but with the way I was using it, one jar would probably last for several years. I ended up tossing it at the end of the winter anyway as I really don't like to use jars for moisturizers - a little unhygenic. I was not able to just smear this moisturizer all over my face - it is too greasy for that. Just a tiny dot massaged onto dry spots does the job just fine. I probably will not repurchase, because it really is only good for winter dry spots, and I can probably find something to work just as well for less money.
January 23, 2008
Perfec eyes every time
I had been dying to try this product for ages. I have tried just about every eyeliner out there. Pencils smeared, I can't seem to master getting liquid to look right. I have the Bobbi Brown gel which I love, but I have the dark black color. I needed something a little more subtle for day. Browns tend to make my brown eyes and olive skin look drab, so I went for this in blue (Bleu Marine). I have very large eyes, so tightlining is a bit of a waste on me, I just put this on like regular eyeliner. I love that you can build the color up. I tend to be a messy eyeliner-apply-er (always pressed for time with kids) so it was impossible to wear liquid, and I had to keep a tissue handy when trying to apply the gel. The cake liner is practically goof-proof. Even if I am paying no attention to what I am doing, the application is natural, softly smoky and beautiful. I do notice I need to build the color up a bit to get the definition I want, but that may be just because I am used to jet black gel. This is an AMAZING liner, a beautiful color for brown eyes. It is very easy to do a smoky look using only this product, or you can make it look natural just as an everyday liner. Highly recommended.
January 21, 2008
Does the job at a fraction of the cost
Amazing stuff for the modest price! I wasn't expecting much from this product since it was so inexpensive, but it leaves my skin smooth and glowing. The grains are very fine and do not irritate my skin like most exfoliating products. Plus, it just feels refreshing.
January 19, 2008