40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Brand Reviews
Day 1, Almay
Cavewoman: As you can see from the photo, the packaging has changed twice since I first discovered Almay's eyeliner pencil many years ago. Back then it was called Amazing Lasting Eye Pencil, and of course, anything that amazing needed to be tried. The package promised 16 hours of lasting power, and I would have settled for half that long. My eyes would challenge even the most stubborn, tenacious liner. I can't say that Almay's Amazing Lasting lasted 16 hours, but it does stay put all day for me, and that has kept me buying this product over and over again since that first pencil purchase. Now it's simply called Almay Eye Liner, but the promise is still printed on the packaging, and the latest version has a little sharpener in the base of the pencil. The pencil is a twist-up, crayon-style, and it's soft enough to apply without tugging, but stiff enough to lay down a thin line close to the lashes. It's easy to use for tightlining, too, just pushing the tip between lashes for an almost invisible but pretty, eye-defining look. I've also used this liner inside the rims of my eyelids, and it stays well when used in that way too. Removal is easy with a swipe or two of the Almay Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads, another staple on my vanity table. No matter what other makeup lines or items I may have in regular use, these two Almay products are always part of my daily makeup routine. Packaging may change over the years, but as long as Almay continues to offer this great quality product, I'll be buying.
Annieytown: My pick for the best Almay product is their infamous oil free eye makeup remover pads. It is the one item that I find myself repurchasing again and again. The reason why I keep coming back for more is the results. This pad takes everything off but the skin and eyeball. It takes off my heavy duty mascara, pigmented eye shadows and eye primer. It does not irritate or dry the sensitive skin under the eye. It leaves no greasy residue or mess.
This specific version is recommended for contact lens wearers. There will be no intense burning or begging the gods for mercy if this gets in your eye. No pain is a wonderful thing when it comes to any eye makeup remover.
I give this product high marks for efficiency,quality and price.
It is a drugstore gem!
Ingredients: Aqua (water, eau), Poloxamer 184, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol
Available at Drugstore.com or your local Walgreens & Rite Aid
Photos: Cavewoman and Drugstore.com
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Disclosure: The products featured in this post were purchased by the reviewers.