Everyone needs a soft eyeliner or two. They make the most flattering lines, they're incredibly easy to use, and you can even substitute them for shadow in a pinch. One of the best recent releases is Jordana Easyliner ($2). It comes in a ton of colors, you can find it in lots of drugstores, and it wears like something that costs a lot more than two bucks. Bliss, a gorgeous shimmery turquoise, is the edgiest shade in the selection, but it's also wearable — and versatile. It works on lids, waterlines, and lash lines with equally pretty results.
Finding the perfect neutral lip gloss is always one of those "Score!" kind of moments. That’s exactly why Glambitious gives five stars to Jordana InColor Lip Shine Shimmer Glaze in Sugar Cookie. She said:
I am such a lip gloss junkie! I actually purchased this in bulk on clearance at my local Walgreens. It glides on smoothly, isn't sticky, and gives your lips the megawatt glossy factor. Compare it to a pale nude/bronze lip. If you dust a bit of translucent powder on your lip before applying the gloss, it lasts for a few hours. I love the Jordana cosmetic line. It is reasonably priced and includes many wild, funky eye colors as well as subtle blends.
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I don't know when it happened, but sometime within the last few years, Revlon discontinued its Nail Whitening Pencil. It was a great, simple product: You simply dampened your fingertips and "drew" on the undersides of your nails. The result was a quickie version of a French manicure. I used the pencil to make my nails look brighter when I didn't have time to give them a coat of polish. And then Revlon got rid of it!
While strolling the aisles of Walgreens yesterday, I went on a hunt for a replacement product. While I didn't find any nail pencils, I did find a white pencil eyeliner from Jordana. Maybe it would work, I thought. Heck, at just 79 cents, what did I have to lose?
Even though I'm not using this as a real eyeliner, I have to say, the soft texture isn't bad at all. I hate it when pencil eyeliners are pokey and too hard, so I'll probably try Jordana again when I want to try an unusual color. But back to the nails. The pencil is softer than the Revlon nail pencil, so I didn't bother wetting my fingertips. Instead, I cleaned under my nails and went to town. For the before-and-after pictures, read more