Too Faced Pin Point Mascara ($19.50) is just not a mascara that works with my sparse, all-willy-nilly lashes.
Claim: An extreme defining, volumizing, and lengthening mascara.
Results: Slightly longer, thicker lashes–but that’s about it. It’s not a dramatic difference between my natural lashes and with mascara. When I think “extreme,” I’m definitely thinking about getting close to false lashes status. I think if you have a lot of lashes, this might work better for you than it did for me. With sparser lashes, the mascara has to work pretty hard to get fabulous lashes, IMO. I didn’t experience any smudging or flaking throughout the day, which is always a plus. I doubt I’ll be reaching for this mascara in the future, because I have several that give my lashes better results.
OVERALL, Monogram offers a nice selection of lipglosses and lipsticks, but you can probably skip the rest! This year’s lipgloss formula is very similar to Dazzleglasses–both the chunkier shimmer (dazzle!) and the nonsticky formula really make them similar. They do not feel like the formulas they used in Couture or Stylistics (unfortunately for me). I picked up one gloss (Identity), but I wasn’t sold on it, which just made me sad, because I look forward to the luxe lipglosses every year. I did like the lipsticks more this year, even though the packaging felt cheap and plasticky (despite looking like “gold”). The pigmentation was good, none of the colors were overly frosty, and the shades are suitable for most people. I ended up getting All Mine and Flourish–I admit, I do not need another red, but I picked up because I seem to get every luxe red, so why not? I passed on the Sheer Mystery Powder, as I already have one from last year that never gets used. The Sheerspark powders were like past years–so utterly disappointing for me. I really wish MAC would replace the Sheersparks with something else–they just never seem to be a huge hit with most addicts I’ve talked to (including me!). I find them not pigmented enough to use as blushes/shadows and the glitter is too chunky to be a highlighter. I’m so pleased to see the Air of Style perfume housed in a much more practical bottle this year. I purchased last year’s version, which has cool packaging, but the perfume cannot stand up at all, which means it stays in its box and out of reach.