Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Colossal Smoky Eyes.

I'm so bad at writing, it's really no wonder I failed Higher English twice. An embarrassing admission, but hey! I've tried to start writing this a few times now, but I don't know what I'm trying to say exactly. Do you ever feel like you're talking about yourself too much? I use 'I', or other variants constantly and I'm getting sick of it, there I go again, and again!

What am I talking about today? Well, I recently bought the new Maybelline Volume Express Colossal  Smoky Eyes (bit of a mouthful, or eyeful hah) mascara and Master Smoky shadow pencil. They were on offer in Superdrug for £10 for the two, but the black liner was constantly sold out. I decided to try Boots as it was close by, I also figured they might have higher quantities of stock, and they did! Even better they had them on special for £10 for the two like Superdrug.

Sorry for the rubbish photo, I had to take it with my phone as my Mum was in Ireland (at the Game of Thrones convention!) and she borrowed my camera.
Anywhhaay, I've used them twice now. I love the mascara, it's the first mascara I've instantly fallen in love with. Though I must admit it's the first time I've spent more than £3 on mascara. I know, I know, I'm terrible. For some reason I didn't believe that there could be much difference between mascaras and that they all do the same job. Now I realise how silly that was, and I really want to try more! It was really easy to use, I love the brush and I feel that my lashes are really separated. They also do look bigger and more voluminous. No complaints there!
However I'm not too sure how I feel about the shadow pencil. It is a lovely liner and it feels slightly creamier than a normal liner, but when it came to using the smudger tool on the other end I had some trouble. Maybe I just don't have the right skills, but I couldn't get it to smudge as much as I had hoped. It was actually quite sore as I had to try so hard to smudge it. First world problems.
I do really like the idea, and I've been looking for a foam smudger for a while so this is perfect really. It's just going to take a bit of practice! 

Here's a couple of photos of me wearing the mascara and shadow pencil.

This is for daytime wear so I didn't go overboard with the liner. If I was going out I would probably use more of the pencil and smudge it out more for a smokier eye.
I think once I play around with the pencil and wear it with eyeshadows and things I will figure out how to wear it a little better.

I finally received some of my order from Avon - it's from a friend of my manager and some stuff wasn't available so I don't have it all yet. Oh dear. That will be my next post though most likely.

In other news I just signed the lease and got keys for my new flat! Moving out of my mums house this week and moving in with my boyfriend! Wooo. I actually took some photos...

Haha at my dad posing by the window. So that's just the living room and a bit of the kitchen. More updates to come, I promise! X

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