Sunday, December 16, 2012

L'Oreal Lash Serum--7th Week and Holiday EOTD

I'm back with another L'Oreal Lash Serum progress report. I've been showing weekly progress pictures every other week or so with 2 to 3 weeks pictures. I must say that at this point, it doesn't seem as much more has happened or perhaps will even happen so I don't think that I'll post each week's picture unless you'd like to continue seeing it.

This is week 7, again with no makeup and with makeup.

Again, I must say that I've been very impressed by this serum and will continue to use it.

I had a couple of Christmas parties to attend in the same night and I wasn't sure if we would try to make both. I decided to do a green and gold holiday EOTD and finally wear some mascara with my newly grown lashes.

Products used:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion: Eden (not shown)
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Blitz, Junkie (Vice Palette), Kush, Loaded (BOS III Palette)
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
NARS Pencil Eyeliner
Canmake Agebuto Mascara
Maybelline The Colassal Volume Express Mascara
Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara: Gold

As usual, I primed my eyelids with primer potion.Blitz is applied to the inner 1/3 of eyelid, Kush to the middle 1/3 of eyelid and blended in sweeping back and forth motion into and just above the crease, sweeping out towards the end of the outer corner. I did not sweep it completely to the inner corner. Junkie is applied to the outer 1/3 of eyelid and blended into Kush. K-Palette is applied to upper lash line and outer corner of lower lash line. It's basically just dotted there to connect the uppler lash line lining to the lower lash line. Loaded is used to line the lower lash line, blending the dotted outer corner and fading the lining towards the middle of the eye. Loaded is also used to the outer "V" of upper eyelid to add a bit more depth. I curled my eyelashes--for the first time since I started using the lash serum--and applied a light coating of Agebuto mascara. It is a waterproof mascara and I need to use waterproof mascaras to hold the curl if I wanted it to be as I curled it. I then applied a couple of coatings of The Colossal Volume mascara to the upper lashes and lightly to the lower lashes. I usually don't like to apply mascara to my lower lashes because it makes me look like I have black eyes. Having been using the lash serum, it has really enhanced my lower lashes as well and applying mascara gave it an even more extreme look so to soften it I used a brush to angle it towards the outer corner. I then applied NARS pencil eyeliner to upper waterline.

As a last step to add a bit more glitz to my eyes, I applied gold glitter eyeliner to 1/4 of the lower inner lash line. Unfortunately you can't really see it in the picture. The product that I used for this is Sephora Collection Glitter Eyeliner and Mascara. The SA at Sephora was wearing it and it looked really nice. I was concerned about the glitters being that close to the eye and she said that she hadn't experienced any migrating of the glitter into the eye so I decided to pick it up in gold and in silver.

The tip of it is like a regular eyeliner brush and after that there is the mascara brush. It actually takes quite a few swipes to get the glitter onto your eyelashes but after I tried it, I decided that I like using it as just an eyeliner. Unfortunately, there was a LE mini set of this in just eyeliners and that probably would have been a better purchase for me since I ended up deciding that I will not use it on my lashes.

Swatch so that you can see what it looks like:

I like the way it gives a litte bit of sparkle to your eye. I had a lot of women friends who loved it. It was only the hubs who, at the end of the night, asked if that's glitter or tears!

I initially really liked Loaded but I'm noticing more and more that there's actually a brown undertone to it. It's very similar to MAC Club, at least in pictures. I need to find a true Deep Emerald green eyeshadow as I love the color. Any suggestions?



Rainy Days and Lattes said...

i can really tell the lash serum is working. Your lashes look fuller and thicker :) It's amazing! For the deep emerald e/s, have you tried the Loreal infallable e/s in golden emerald? It has a bit of glitter in it, golden, but it's a deep green :)

galpal.hi said...

@Rainy Days and Lattes: Thank you so much for your kind comment. Thank you also for your suggestion of Golden Emerald. I had to check my collection of Infallibles and I don't have that one. I will go and check it out at the store tomorrow. Hopefully it'll be in stock.


Beauty Box said...

Ooo I spot the Vice palette....isn't it just awesome? I love green and gold as well. Your lashes are looking great!

Anonymous said...

i tried using the serum once and it burned my eyes D: glad to hear it worked on you though, I can see the results noticeably! That is a pretty eye combo too, Kathy! sending warm holiday wishes to you :)

Jenni said...

love the combo of green and gold! happy holidays to you Kat!

galpal.hi said...

@Beauty Box--Yes, I LOVE Vice Palette and am so glad that I caved and got it. It's probably the palette that I will use the most out of all the UD palettes that I have.


galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--sorry to hear that the lash serum didn't work out for you. I've read other people saying that it stung their eyes while others have had no problems. I'm lucky that I don't have any stinging problems with it and I've accidently gotten it into my eyes several times.

I hope that your Christmas was merry and that 2013 will be a good year for you.


galpal.hi said...

@Jenni--Thank you so much! Happy holidays to you too. Hope that 2013 is a good year for you and us all.