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Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara – Reunited with My Favorite Daily Mascara

I went through about 2 or 3 tubes of Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof mascara in late high-school to college (1999-2003), that being said it was obviously a no-fail go-to mascara for me.  My memory is kind of blank on how mom and I both had several tubes of this (and then later on L’oreal Telescopic) during that period of my life since it wasn’t available here in the Philippines, or was it (someone correct me if I’m wrong)?  Because if it wasn’t here locally, it can only mean that my Ninang who goes to the U.S. very often probably gave us a multi-pack of this mascara.  To my knowledge this is available right now only in the U.S. and if you’re looking for simple “pasalubong” choices make sure this is one of them.

This is not one of Maybelline’s brightly colored tube mascaras you’ll see plastered across the pages of recent magazines with crazy-ass wand morphing here and there.  This gives performance without the hype and I think it’s one of the most overlooked mascaras in the drugstore market in the U.S., but just the fact that it’s still part of the mascara range up to now proves that people just KEEP BUYING IT or repurchasing it.  The label has slightly changed in that the lettering is smaller but the tube and colorway is exactly the same, silver and navy.  The long wand makes art directing lashes quite foolproof.  I then realized that this one I spotted via Ebayhas been updated, it has Vitamin E in the formula.  Low density lashes may prefer the Volum Express range for more thickness, but medium density to thick lashes will love this mascara that is “very natural-looking…” but noticeable according to Mom.   All I remember is, Mom and I  absolutely loved it all the way through, ’til our tubes could give us no more.  That being said, when the apocalypse hits, I’d be glad if I could ration a few tubes of this HG (holy grail) mascara because of sentimental value and because it keeps my lashes curled but touchable and feathery soft without smudging.    Read more to see photos of me wearing my all-time favorite.

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How I Apply Gel Eyeliner – My First Video Tutorial Slash Product Review

Aha!!  YouTube finally made way for my video to come rolling right in (after almost a dozen tries) and I’d like to present my very first video tutorial embedded at the bottom of this post in which I demonstrate how I apply gel eyeliner, no tomatoes please.  This also serves as a review slash product comparison for Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner (whew) and Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner.  A few lovely blogger friends have been requesting that I post a video on how I do my eyeliner so finally here it is with a bit of initial reluctance.  I am admittedly a bit of a goofball when it comes to being in front of the camera, so you’ll have to forgive me and my point and shoot cam kind of has a subtle lens distortion that makes my face bulge in the center, so I look obviously different in person .  Next time I’ll be more composed and organized plus will have better lit and clear surroundings..  This photo by the way was taken late last year but I am using the same method and product as in the video so it’s perfect as one of the introductory images for what you are about to watch, however please pardon the slightly rough edge in the photo I used a different brush to apply, I nearly got the same result but I prefer the brush I used in my video which is the Make Up For Ever 2S Brush.

Yea, yea I know, enough stalling (YouTube’s done quite enough of that) and onto the video.  Please…please…be kind *covers face*, I’m usually working on videos and not in them so I’m heaps of bashful right now, okay.

 

 PRODUCTS USED and MENTIONED:

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner pen
Make Up For Ever 2S liner brush
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner duo pack – Sepia Ink and Black Ink

ON MY FACE:

Shiseido Sun Protection Foundation in shade Sp40
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #17
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC35
Kate Automatic brow pencil

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