Monday, November 2, 2009

Special Review for Anna

Anna writes:

"I have never found an eye liner that I like or works for me. I have to put eye drops in when I wear contacts so my eye liner always looks uneven or washes away. Any suggestions?

Also, when I am on my period I break out like I am a 14 year old girl - any cover up products you like?"

Well, I have never had the contact issue, but I do have allergies, so I sometimes look like I'm crying like a little bitch. It's not because I just got done watching Wall-E, I swear. Anyway, I have found that I like cheap waterproof liner. Wet N Wild to be exact. Yes. I said it. WET N FREAKIN' WILD. The H20 Blending Eye Pencil stays put. It's a little "harder" for lack of a better word, but it has true, long-lasting color, and I like the little smudger.

 I'm cheap, so I have never ventured into the department store brands, but Laura Mercier's eyeliners have great reviews for staying power.

As for breaking out when Aunt Flo comes for a visit, I've got a few options. When I'm not rocking mineral  make-up, I LOVE Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector. It has a creamy, blendable concealer on one end, a a sheer, perfecting highlighter on the other. It's not going to cure an outbreak, but it will cover that hot mess that is your face up.

If you are interested in healing as well as concealing, I suggest using a concealer with blemish blasting salicylic acid in the formula. Neutragena, Almay, and my perennial fav Physician's Formula all have acne-treatment concealers. Be warned, salicylic acid can be drying. If you have sensitive skin or are already using a topical acne treatment, these formulas may not be for you. You could burn your face off and end up looking worse. Carrot Top worse.



  1. Revlon Colorstay eyeliner also stays put and doesn't require expertise from the smudger-impaired, like myself.
    This is only a footnote as I bow to the mastery of the BAB. Amanda took me shopping and overhauled my skin tone with her outstanding suggestions. All hail the BrokeAss Dirty Business Makeup Maven.

  2. OMG! You had a make-up tip. I'm teary with pride.

  3. Thanks, Amanda! This might be the best blog ever.

  4. And, how do I get Amanda to take me shopping?

  5. LOL! I would totally go to CVS with you. Anna! It's my fav place on earth besides Costco.