Sunday, 6 June 2010

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Review

When I finally used the last leg of my mascara last week I decided to try the new L'Oreal Volume Millions Lashes mascara, I was especially tempeted by the advertisement on tv for it. This was a big thing for me because once I find a mascara I like and works well for me I usually get comfortable and stick with it unitl its discontinued lol.

This is what L'Oreal Claims the volumising mascara/brush does:

The Millionizer brush has a multitude of bristles to separate lashes for a fanned-out lash effect. The elastomer applicator is ultra flexible with both long and short bristles to coat each lash evenly from root to tip.

The excess wiper removes excess mascara. It leaves the brush coated with just the right amount of formula to achieve maxed up volume with no overload and no clumps.
(taken from the L'Oreal website)

Before I applied the mascara

After I applied the mascara

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara definitely does what it says because after I applied it to my lashes I had instant volume even after one coat. When using the brush the mascara glides on smoothly making it very easy to use and doesnt clump either which makes this mascara a must have in every female's cosmetic bag. However, I do find that despite L'Oreal claiming the brush removes excess mascara I do find that more than enough of the mascara still makes it onto the brush therefore, caution is needed when applying the mascara especially to the lower lashes.

My final verdict: After only using it for a week I can say that I absolutely love this mascara and has it is a good contender to my Max Factor Masterpiece Max mascara that I also love. I have already recommended it to my friends and family and I will definitely be repurchasing this mascara when it runs out.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Alicia Keys + FOTD

Last weekend I went up to Manchester for the first time with a very close friend as a birthday present to her to see Alicia Keys. I LOVE Alicia Keys so much and was so happy when I managed to get tickets to her show at the M.E.N even though they weren't the greatest seats all I needed was to hear her voice lol. I can officially say that Alicia Keys sounds even better live than she does on her cd's she has a great voice and I can't wait to see her again.

Here are some pics of the night, the make up and the outfit choice. I also used this as an opportunity to wear my new heels I got from Primark the week before and the dress again but with a blazer & leggings. As you can see I kept my make up very neutral as I usually do.

MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF15 Foundation - NC50
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder - Dark
MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer - NC45
MAC Blush - Raizin

MAC e/s - Cork (base), Amber Lights (lids), Romp (lids), Era (brow bone), Carbon (outer corner)
MAC Fluidline Liner - Blacktrack
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara

MAC Lipstick - Half n Half
MAC Lipgelee -

...and finally a pic of Alicia Keys even though you can barely see her