Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner

Remember that awesome gift bag from the Shape Magazine Meet and Tweet event? This was in it.
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during an intense workout to see if it measured up to its claims of going the distanceI tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during an intense workout to see if it measured up to its claims of going the distance

I used to love Eyeko (until they discontinued Fat Balms), so I was really excited for sport mascara and eyeliner.
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during an intense workout to see if it measured up to its claims of going the distance

I wore it for the Run Hard Rock Cafe 10K. Here I am after the race:
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distance I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distance
Not a single smudge! My lashes and eyeliner are still in place, and looking pretty fluffy.

I used it again when I went for an 8-mile hike this weekend and I was really impressed with the staying power, although I applied it hurriedly. My eyes were ON FIRE from sweat dripping into them (TMI?), but the mascara stayed put.
I tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distanceI tried Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner during ato see if it measure 10K and and a long hike up to its claims of going the distance

    Thoughts about this product:

  • Removal was not so easy. I don’t have eye makeup remover (My lids are sooooo oily, anything I wear just slides right off when I wash my face), so I had to use baby oil. I might check out castor oil for removal since it is supposed to promote hair growth.
  • I’ve never used gel eyeliner before, but it’s pretty awesome. I’ll definitely start looking for some more.
  • I’m not a fan of a curved mascara brush, but I can get used to it.
  • Yes! I am one of those women who wears makeup when working out!
  • Overall, I really like these products, and I’ll have to get over my bitterness of Eyeko discontinuing Fat Balms.

Have you tried gel eyeliner? Do you have any recommendations for me?

Linking up with Agape Love Designs today
Makeup Monday


Wendy

Empties

I don’t know if I’ve done one of these posts before? But I was inspired by Beauty and Babbling’s recent empties post so I thought I’d write one up.

empties 1

Giovanni DTox System Replenishing Facial Moisturizer – this is Step 3 in a skincare system that I received from Meg’s Makeup that included cleanser, scrub, moisturizer, and a mask. I really liked the cleanser and scrub. The moisturizer is nice too, but without sunscreen I’ve only used it at night. This is great for days when my skin is feeling oily. I’ve seen it at TJ Maxx so if you’re interested in using it, you can pick it up there.
Michael Todd True Organics Moisture Lite – I got this in a skincare set from Groupon. I would repurchase if there was another sale like that; otherwise it’s way too pricey. This is nice and light, but no sunscreen so I only use it at night. The lemony scent is divine.

empties 2

From top to bottom:
Eyeko Strawberry Fat Balm – discontinued but I’ve got a backup.
MAC Twig – I’ve been using this off and on for years, but I won’t repurchase since this lipstick is just too heavy and drying for me.
Avon Glazewear in Charmed Rose – discontinued but I’ve got a backup. I would love to find another sheer rosey lipgloss like this. It’s so easy to wear. Any suggestions?
Avon Smooth Minerals in Plum Craze – discontinued (sensing a theme here?). Great formula and I hope Avon brings it back soon.
Avon Smooth Minerals in Malted Mineral – It was the perfect nudey shade for me so I’m bummed that it’s discontinued.

empties 3

Avon Anew Reversalist Day Cream with SPF 25 – nice smooth formula that absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft. I’m already on a new jar.
Queen Helene Apricot Facial Scrub – I use this on my body. I can’t tell the difference between this, St. Ives, and the Target generic versions of this scrub (and I’ve used them all), so I will repurchase whichever is on sale.

empties 4

Avon Magix Face Perfector with SPF 20 – This is my HG primer. I’m already using another tube of it.

empties 6

Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – I will definitely repurchase this, but I’m using another cuticle cream from my stash in the meantime.

empties 5

From top to bottom:
Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Lucky– Another gift from Meg’s Makeup. A beautiful copper shade that applies oh-so smoothly. I wore this down to the nub!  It’s currently on sale at the Urban Decay website for $6.
Benefit They’re Real mascara – This year’s birthday gift from Sephora. I wasn’t impressed.
Addiction NV Big ‘N Black mascara – this was a winner. I will repurchase when I run out of black mascaras, and I wish it came in brown!

empties 7

Two perfumes from Arcadian Designs Campfire and Luck of the Irish. I will definitely be repurchasing both of these scents (but only after I use up what I already have).

Phew! If you made it this far in the post, I thank you for reading!


Wendy

Favorite Products of 2012

In alphabetical order:

elf compact

1. e.l.f Studio Blush & Bronzer in St Lucia. This sturdy and handy compact accompanied me to South East Asia and the Yucatan peninsula this year. I use the bronzer as eye shadow so it’s pretty much a complete palette for a quick and easy look.

Eyeko Strawberry Fat balm

2. Eyeko Strawberry Fat Balm (discontinued). I’ve almost used this up. What will I do when I’m out of it??

Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy

3. Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Layered on top of eye primer, my shadow does.not.budge. Since I’m so oily, that’s pretty miraculous.

Lucy OCS

4. Lucy Minerals Finishing Powder in Oil Control Silica. Perfect, just perfect.

Lucy Sweet Dreams Ambrosia

Yeah, I hoarded.

5. Lucy Minerals Sweet Dreams Ambrosia. I’d never considered moisturizing with oil, but I’m so glad I tried this. I wake up to soft skin when I use this at night. I stocked up during one of Lucy Minerals’ incredible sales.

Lumiere Light Golden

6. Lumiere Cashmere foundation in Light Golden. This is the most reliable foundation I’ve ever used, and I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all.


Wendy

Favorite Products for November

It’s December today! It’s shocking how fast time goes by when you’re unemployed and searching for jobs day after day after day…But enough of that, here are my favorite products for November!

Lumiere Cashmere Light Golden

Lumiere Cashmere face base in the Light Golden. This is probably the most reliable foundation I’ve ever used. No need to check a mirror every half-hour to make sure it hasn’t pooled or separated, it just stays where it’s supposed to be. I could definitely use more coverage but I’ll sacrifice that for not having to reapply several times a day.

Aromaleigh v.1 Glazed blush

Aromaleigh v.1 Glazed blush

Aromaleigh v.1 Glazed blush (discontinued) is the perfect everyday blush. Not too dark, not too light, not too pink…it’s the Goldilocks of blushes.

Eyeko Strawberry Fat balm

Eyeko Strawberry Fat Balm

I’m dreading the day when I use up this tube of Eyeko Strawberry Fat Balm. I’ve got a backup, but once that one’s gone, we’re going to have some serious first-world problems.

Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner

Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner

I wash my hair with Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner and I love it. It makes my hair shiny, soft, easier to comb, and using conditioner only saves me a ton of time in the shower. So I can spend more time job-searching. But I digress. It smells really nice too.

What were your favorite products in November?


Wendy

Blush Challenge – e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

Today’s blush is one of my favorites – e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder. It’s yet another dupe for Nars Orgasm.

As much as I say I don’t like pressed products, the convenience of this compact cannot be beat. I took this compact with me on my month-long trip to SE Asia earlier this year, using the blush side on my cheeks, and the bronzer as eye shadow.

You can see where it’s starting to dip into the middle from use!

It’s got a great big mirror, it cost me $3, it’s slim enough to fit into any purse, and it’s sturdy – did not crack or break after 9 flights, 5 long-haul bus rides, and 2 boat trips. Today I put this blush on with a big kabuki brush for more coverage. I love wearing it with my Eyeko Strawberry Fat Balm – that combo makes me feel young and pretty. What am I going to do when I run of out of my Fat Balm??

I see that this compact is now being called St. Lucia, since e.l.f. has come out with two additional palettes. I’m not particularly interested in those, but for $3 each, maybe I will check them out.


Wendy