L'oreal Makeup Reviews, Swatches and Product News

If you do not own L’oreal’s Clean Artiste Makeup Corrector Pen, you have to go get yourself one! This baby is infused with makeup removing ingredients so you can easily clean up mistakes and smudges on the go without interfering with the rest of your makeup.

The pen comes with a felt-tip applicator that is great for precise application. I use it to clean up mascara smudges and to get the perfect lip line when I wear dark lipsticks. Plus the formula never stings my eyes or irritates my skin. It also dries really fast without leaving a greasy feeling behind. Definitely a great product for pros and beginners.

The Clean Artiste Makeup Corrector Pen is now available at all drugstores for $10.95.

Skin Genesis, a line targeted at women in their 30s, is L’oreal’s latest creation. The line uses patented Pro-Xylane™, a “superior naturally-derived molecule so small it can penetrate skin’s surface layers” along with Hyaluronic Spheres to strengthen the upper layers of skin for stronger, smoother and more toned skin.

L’oreal Double Extend Mascara ($9.49) is the one of the first 2-in-1 drugstore mascara where you get a lash primer on one end and a mascara on the other. While I really liked the idea that Western companies were finally trying to catch up with Asian brands on the idea of mascara primers (Shiseido launched their first mascara base with fiber, dramatical eyes, back when I was in high school), the product itself could be better. The fibers made my lashes too heavy and droopy while the mascara itself did not do much. And if I really piled it on, it gave me a spidery look. Guess I would have to keep looking.

L’oreal Voluminous Mascara ReviewL’oreal Voluminous Mascara ($6.89) is one of my holy grails and I always come back to it! I have it in Blackest Black and it thickens and darkens my eyelashes like there is no tomorrow. One strange thing I noticed though, is that the formula normally starts out a little dry then becomes moist after a couple of uses. It can also become clumpy after a while but I *love* the dramatic effect it gives to my lashes.