|Milani Lip Flash gloss pencil in Hot Flash|
It’s time for Round Two of drugstore makeup mini reviews (you can find round one here)! I seem to buy a lot of inexpensive drugstore makeup items, and never get around to reviewing them. Rather than let them languish in my unreviewed drawer, I’m posting some brief thoughts and swatches.
When I bought Milani Black Cherry lipstick, all the Milani Lip Flash gloss pencils were also on clearance – though I stopped by the same Walgreen’s today, and everything was back to regular price. Perhaps it was some kind of mistake? I picked up Hot Flash, an intensely pigmented and shimmery metallic red. I rarely wear shimmer on my lips, so I’m not sure how often I personally will wear this, but I can definitely see the appeal.
|Milani Hot Flash|
The texture is nice – smooth, only the slightest bit sticky, and comfortable to wear. If the color appeals to you, I think this is worth buying.
I’ve reviewed (and love!) several Jordana Easyliners for Lips, so I thought it was worth trying out a couple of the Easyliners for eyes. Like the lip pencils, the eye pencils are fully retractable, soft, pigmented, and creamy. The colors are bright and pretty. However, on the eyes, I found that they faded rather quickly.
|Jordana Sea Green, Blue Devine, Purple Fusion|
Overall, the Jordana Easyliners for eyes are nice choice to experiment with colors you don’t normally wear for a low price, but I’d go for something longer lasting if you plan to use them frequently.
|ELF Matte Lip Color in Rich Red|
ELF Matte Lip Color in Rich Red is definitely one of ELF’s better products. It’s a “modern matte” – mostly matte, but with a slight sheen. In an arm swatch, this pulled a bit pink on me, but freshly applied on the lips, it’s a true red, and a lovely one.
However, I found it faded fairly quickly to a pink-red color (keep in mind that most reds pull pink on me). If that doesn’t bother you, this is probably a good choice – it’s affordable, comfortable to wear, and long lasting. But, if the fading bothers you, I’d skip this one – the drugstore is full of affordable and fabulous reds!
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