Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Maybelline Volum Express "Cat Eyes" Mascara & Diorskin Nude Foundation Review

I'm trying out my Maybelline Volum Express Mascara today- I got two as they have different effects. Today I am using the Feline Black Hypercurl Mascara "Cat Eyes" by Maybelline. Excuse my pimply skin- its that time of the month sigh* so annoying these pimples! The time I take to do my makeup in the mornings just doubled!









What do you think? I like the lengthening effect but it's quite clumpy after two coats and it kinda made my lashes stick together so I had to make use of the comb to separate them. So applying my mascara today took longer than usual. So no, I wouldn't repurchase again. If you like this type of mascara wand- I would recommend going for Rimmel Glam Eyes (It is much better!)

I will try the other mascara tomorrow: Maybelline Volum Express Hypercurl in very black- the wand is different, more bristles and quite big! I have a good feeling about this one:)



I also used my sample size Diorskin Nude Hydrating Foundation today. It's quite good- gives medium coverage which covers most blemishes but still need concealer, not cakey, very easy to blend and it gives a dewy finish. Personally for me, I still prefer my Laura Mercier Silk Creme- it blends a lil bit better than Dior. If your skin is oily then you should go for Diorskin. But for dry skin LM is better:) This is only my opinion from my own experience so you have to get some samples and try it out yourself! :)



My new brushes to add to my collection! Left to right: Sana's synthetic eyeshadow brush and a slanted blending/contouring brush. The last two are MAC brushes- 224 & 227. I was actually after the 138 brush but its sold out in the two places I visited in Malaysia- very sad......



And I'm going to end it with this video from Kandee: Jem Makeup!
 I used to watch this cartoon....long long time ago! I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I'm so happy she did this look! Reminds me of my younger years! ahaha Kandee- what can I say? She's hilarious!

12 comments:

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

Thanks for sharing, it's always good to know about mascaras :) I'll stay away from this one then :)

annieo said...

Hello beautiful!! :)
Thankyou for the comment and THANKYOU for having such a lovely blog, this entry was definitely helpful! Definitely following!
xxx

Catherine said...

Oooh, the length is really impressive though! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the other one. The tubes are so cute. =)

Becks said...

nice review! I tried a sample of Dior too, it's not bad, but MUFE HD worked for me. Lm definitely would not work for me because I have oily/combo skin - thanks for putting that out there! And nice brush hauls!!

Kasia_B said...

Ive used this mascara before and I gotta tel you I loved it. :)

Marcela S. P. said...

I really want to try out Dior Skin...but salespeople never give out samples here, they're such tight asses!
The mascara looks good, but it does look rather clumpy...I adore Rimmel's Glam Eyes, it works *very* well on me!
Hope all's well! XO

LK said...

I'm a huge fan of Rimmel's Glam eyes as well! But looking lately to trying out that vibrating mascara from Maybelline!
By the way, since you got new MAC brushes (congrats!), just a heads up: to keep the number from rubbing off, I always apply a clear base coat (OPI) to prevent this. Been doing this for years :D

funkiimonkee said...

LK: Oooh! That's a great tip! Thanks! I never gave any thought to the numbers before:)

Benedicta*C_J said...

u were in malaysia? when was that?

♥ mia said...

i had the cat eyes mascara too, but i gave it to a friend bcoz i couldn't get the hang of using the comb.

although i have to say it does its job in lengthening

decided to use the volum express hypercurl instead

funkiimonkee said...

Benedicta C: Just last weekend! haha very quick trip!

Benedicta*C_J said...

wow..that's really a quick one..hehehe