Prescriptives Just Kicked the Bucket

I hope you're wearing waterproof mascara because Estee Lauder has announced that it will cease wholesale distribution of Prescriptives. Reuters reports that:

U.S. cosmetic and fragrance seller Estee Lauder Cos Inc (EL.N) said it would close the global wholesale distribution of its 30-year-old Prescriptives skin-care products brand by Jan. 31, 2010, as the brand's value was no longer viable in the current market environment.

I can't think of anything witty to say as I am a blubbering mess. I get very emotional about make-up. May Prescriptives beautify people in the next world, as it has done to so many in ours.

Shade Spotter: Asin's Eyeshadows

Here's another quick suggestion for Asin's shadows which she had on at a recent event.

Try patting MAC Honey Lust all over the lid. Follow with MAC Saddle applied very lightly on the outer half of the crease. Finish with MAC Deep Truth blended on the outer 'v' of the lid (this should be no more than 1/4 of the lid). Depending on your skintone, use MAC Shroom (for lighter skintones) or Smashbox Bliss (for darker skintones) as highlight.

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Shade Spotter: Priyanka Chopra's Lipstick

This little new feature is when I am too lazy to do a full-blown breakdown but can give you a great (in my opinion anyway) recommendation for one of the products. Here is the first, that I thought was a lovely look on Priyanka Chopra with what seems to be her go-to lipstick.

A great match would be MAC Brave. If you're around her skin tone, this would be a great lipstick if you're emulating that particular shade.

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Black Radiance Continuous Creme Eyeliner: I Now Will Stop My Quest for the Perfect Eyeliner

I mean it (the title that is). It was a long time coming, but this post deserves a throne, a crown, and a scepter too. Not because of any particular writing ability on my part, but because I have found the blackest, most wear-friendly eyeliner that makes a sharpie look like gunmetal gray.

I used to pray fervently to God to grant me: A) the ability to eat unlimited chocolate and not gain weight (God and I tiptoe around this sensitive subject. He laughed at me when I prayed for it, I got mad, and lots of awkwardness later I very generously told him I'd settle for a cornucopia of blush); B) the ability to resist chocolate (see point A); C) unlimited wealth (F.Y.I. God, I'm still waiting on this one); and D) the blackest of all eyeliners that will never smudge and look perfect all day long.

Today, I am writing this because my wish for the perfect eyeliner has finally been answered. I bought the Black Radiance Continuous Creme Eyeliner without any expectations. Gel eyeliners always seem to crumble and flake on me (except maybe the L'Oreal HiP one, but the Black Radiance beats it by far) so I usually stick to my trusted liquid liners. However, this Creme Eyeliner has replaced all of my eyeliners.

The Black Radiance Continuous Creme Eyeliner is a lot more 'gooey' than any other creme or gel liner I've tried. In fact, if you store the bottle at an angle the liner shifts accordingly. To me, however, this is just a minor inconvenience. The liner applies so smoothly and so richly black without tugging the skin on my eyelids. I can get a deep black line, thin or thick, in very few swipes. I don't usually heap this much praise on one product, but this is amongst the smoothest-applying liners I've ever come across.

Like all gel liners you do need to wait for the Continuous Creme Liner to dry, but once it does it wears incredibly. No flaking, no crumbling, and no smudging even on the waterline. Yes, that's right, the waterline. I can line the lower waterline without it budging. It doesn't irritate my eyes while it stays on for deal life. Beyond doubt, this beats out every other eyeliner I've tried so far. And for less than $5, it's pretty tough competition for any upcoming eyeliners.