My friend and I were at a makeup store (that shall remain nameless to protect the innocent) over the weekend and noticed the cashier’s eye makeup. I loved the way she did it and asked her what type of eyeliner she used. She told me it was “Black Radiance,” a brand I’d never heard of before. She also said she got it from CVS (obvi, not the store we were in). My friend and I were both very enthralled at the perfection of her application. She went on to tell us that it took lots of practice, but she can now do a cat eye in 2 seconds.
She also stated that in regards to mascara and eyeliner, she didn’t feel the difference between expensive and inexpensive brands and it was all about the application. I have to admit, I did try a cheaper eyeliner once (I will not call out the brand, but it cost me $1 or $2). I wasn’t totally impressed, but for the money, I felt it was worth it. I’ve never purchased it again. However, I am going to check out this Black Radiance liquid liner. I could do a whole lotta practicing for the price ($2.99!).
Do you have a preference as far as buying designer or drugstore makeup? Have you noticed differences amongst products?
While I have my tried-and-true beauty product favorites, I always like to try new things. I’ve made some recent beauty purchases that I wanted to share because I really enjoy them and thought you might too.
1. Eyeko + Alexa Chung Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black
I am determined to master the perfect cat eye and am on the hunt for the right product to help me do so. This eyeliner is pretty easy to use and stays on for quite some time and, I must admit, I am really digging the pretty packaging.
2. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Original Musk Eau de Toilette Spray
I’ve always been a big fan of musky scents, but have never tried Kiehl’s even though it’s been around for ages. I finally caved and must say that I rather adore it. The scent changes throughout the day and is one I will continue to have in my arsenal.
3. Wen by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
Sooooo, let’s just say I’ve been hair-challenged for some time now. I have tried way too many shampoos ranging from the budget buys to ridiculously expensive and wasn’t sure that any of them made a difference. One day, I fell into a rabbit hole (as tends to happen often due to my dogged curiosity for learning anything about everything) and came across some positive reviews about this cleansing conditioner. It has only been a few weeks since I started using it, but I feel like there’s a difference already.