Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lioele Glittering Jewel Liner in Marine Blue

For most of my life I've been on the hunt for the best pencil liner that actually stays on the waterline (mainly black liners). So I do have copious amounts of black pencil liners that I've collected through the years. 
I went on ebay looking at some Korean branded makeup and stumbled across the Lioele Glittering Jewel Liners. It was actually love at first sight, Im not a big fan of shimmery products let alone 'glittering' but the swatches on the models eyes for each of the pencil shades looked so damn pretty! 
I was about to purchase the black eyeliner but I had a feeling it would be another one of those eyeliners that will stay at the back of my collection so I thought "hey why not get a blue liner?".
Even though I knew it would be a colour I would rarely use out in public, I have no regrets in purchasing this one.

I've never been one to try Lioele products since majority of their products just dont appeal to me.. packaging wise. 
The pink just makes the packaging look cheap. I love the matte pencil body along with the pink writing but along with the non-matte lid, ruins it all. They couldve done better in my opinion!
But what I do love about this is how it is plastic rather than wood, when it comes to sharpening pencils it just sharpens so much smoother than wood. It reminds me a lot like the NYX jumbo pencil but in a smaller diameter.

If you dont already know, pencil liners just do not get along with my eyes. On the lids they end up transferring to the bottom, on the waterline they either start to separate or start sliding to my lashline and since my eyes are watery 24/7 near the ends of my eyes it will start to separate and leave a line of liquidy liner.
This liner on the other hand actually lasts on the lids and the lashline with very slight fading on the lashline but no smudges. On the waterline it lasts a nice 3 hours before it will start separating on the ends.

Im actually one to cringe at swatches on the hands because most of the time, the swatch on the hand is never 100% what it will look like on the lids, especially with the smudging test and the water test, it just doesnt work that way! But what you see above on the hands is what you will get on the lids. It is super pigmented and beautiful and Im just in love with the colour.
This product has a similar texture as the Milani Liquif'Eye Liners as it is very VERY creamy. This can be a con to the product because you may want to keep sharpening the pencil if you are looking for sharp lines.

I purchased the liner on Ebay here
Im actually eyeing the navy and champagne shade to buy someday!!

How do you use your blue liners?

Friday, August 15, 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag || Ski Camp Edition

I will be heading off to a school camp to the snow on Sunday and for someone who hasnt been to the snow since babyhood, it is exciting. Im assuming that I've overpacked since I do like having choices but most of the makeup products im bringing is actually for a special dinner where we are all dressing up to a chosen theme (this years is Stereotypes) and I will be doing my friends makeup since we are both dressing up as bikers/biker chicks which calls for dark makeup!
Not all the items fit in my makeup bag so I will be packing them in another small bag along with my bathroom necessities.

My makeup bag is a Tory Burch replica, which was bought by my dad overseas, Im not a fan of the whole design but it fits hella a lot of things inside so it is the perfect time to be using it as I rarely travel.

Garnier BB Cream, one of my favourite western BB creams in the market, it looks natural yet it has light-medium coverage. It does cling onto my dry patches, so I wont be using it while im out in the snow, but it will be used during the dinner.
I know for sure during school camps, I usually wake up early and sleep in late, so the obvious dark circles will be coming for me, the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer gives a light coverage and concealer is just one of those products I cant leave the house without! 
Did you know uv levels are higher out in the snow than on the beach? Will be packing my favourite sunscreen, the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock. I just love how it doesnt leave a greasy feeling on the skin!
This is another product that Ill only be using for the dinner, NYC Sunny Bronzer, just to bronze up my face so I dont look like a pale ghost.

Ill be bringing the Hello Kitty Palette, since it has a range of eyeshadows which I can use from day to night. With the eyeshadows Ill be using the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, just so it wont smudge or crease.
My main brow duo includes the Etude House Drawing Eyebrow Pencil + NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder, i find the pencil to be very versatile to use, if im in a rush I can fill in my brows quickly with just the pencil and if I have time I will define my brows with the pencil then fill in my brows with the powder.
Im assuming that even though its cold, my face will be an oily mess in the morning to the night, so the Daiso Blotting Paper will be my savior 

The Lucas Papaw Ointment is something that I think everyone needs to bring while theyre travelling, it helps with cracked skin, burns, bug bites and so much more but I find it works best on my cracked lips, I've brought 2 lip balms with me and if it doesnt go well, Ill switch to the papaw ointment.
As I will be in the cold, my lips will be pale, so I do need to put on a tint so that I dont look dead, the Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in Orange was on my monthly favourites just for that reason!
As I said before, one of the lip balms Im bringing with me is the Nivea Unscented Lip Butter I've been using it in the morning and before bed and I do want to finish the entire tub so I can use my other lip butter scents.
For the dinner, I've opted for either the Shanghai Suzy Lippie in Miss Kitty or MAC Russian Red, Im too much of a wuss to wear red lips, but I may force myself to use it since it suits the whole "biker" look, but if I do decide to back out on the red, Ill most likely be using Miss Kitty.

Im bringing the K-Palette Liner, because of that fact that I can use this when Im in a rush or when I feel like doing a winged liner or a thin line. The HK Liquid Liner will be used when im just doing my everyday liner, not too thin or thick and I can use it in conjuction with K-Palette for the cat eye liner look.
I brought my MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack to be used on the dinner just because i can get whatever look i want with this.
Also brought 2 mascaras with me, whichever one I feel like using, i will use. Dior Show Mascara and Maybellines One by One.

Bringing a hair tie to get my hair out of my face while skiing. I know I will be sick and tissues do come in handy when things get messy.
And a handcream from Crabtree & Evelyn, to cure them dry hands!

The Garnier Micella Cleansing Water does not fit in my makeup bag obviously but it will come in handy to remove my everyday makeup. Im also bringing along the Maybelline Total Clean Makeup remover because it removes the makeup that the garnier water doesnt remove, for example my MAX fluidline, needs an oil based remover to be fully removed.
And to remove my face makeup, Ill be using my Wotnot Facial Wipes.

I'll most likely be packing extra things if I decide to bring it along, and I am bringing makeup brushes, cotton rounds + cotton buds with me but they will be packed separately with my bathroom supplies.

Also if there is anything that I should be packing for the snow please let me know! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

July Favourites!

Apologies for not posting any content for a month, my only excuse is that the lazy/procrastinating side of me has arisen and obviously that cant be fixed. I'm a tad late in writing up my monthly favourites but I had a sudden urge to start blogging again so enough with my rambling and here it is!

Hello Kitty Eyeshadow Palette

I've still been reaching out for this palette as of today, I have stopped using the copper brown shade and have now been using the matte brown shade to line the lower lashline. My everyday makeup usually consists of winged liner on the lids and eyeshadow on the lower lashline. It makes such a subtle difference since my lashes are quite invisible. 
I rarely touch up my makeup through the day especially during school and I find that this eyeshadow only lasts for 3 hours before fading into nothingness, so I dont have to worry about raccoon eyes at the end of the day. 

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Liquid Liner

Even though I've been doing eyeliner since the start of my makeup journey, I still have trouble getting my wings even. But I do have my own foolproof plan on getting winged eyeliner to be even and it is with this bad boy. I draw the wing in first using the pen liner, it's so much easier to use than a liquid liner in a bottle as I find the brush tip is a lot sharper and accurate.
Sadly this liner does fade and is definitely not waterproof on me so I do go over it with a different liner.

Hello Kitty Liquid Liner

Since winter has approached, I find that gel liner is just too time consuming and fiddly especially during those cold mornings when I just want to quickly do my makeup. Also having to remove it is a pain in the butt (which is the case for any makeup product). But I've been reaching for the Hello Kitty Liquid Liner a lot. What really wins me over is the lasting power and also how easily it just comes off with water. It stays put on my lids, no fading no smudging etc. It isnt waterproof so it does start separating near the ends of my eyes but i can clean it up with my fingers so its no biggy.

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in Orange

To be honest, I didnt think I would like this product at all. I swatched it on my lips last month and I was expecting a decent orange tint but the pigmentation was a disappointment but I gave it a second chance and applied it in the morning when my lips were pale and I could actually see colour. It gives my lips a natural orange tint, which I have been loving lately.

Essence Rebels Lip & Cheek Pot

Did a review on this awhile back and I said that it is absolutely terrible on the lips but it is such a lovely cheek color. It's natural, a little goes a long way and blends like a charm.

Nivea Lip Butter Unscented

I have no idea why but when I first started using this lip balm it didnt do anything amazing to my lips, it just felt like it was on my lips doing nothing. But I found that now in the colder weather, I have seen an improvement from using this, I usually have chapped or dry lips around 2-3 times a week but now I rarely have chapped lips anymore. I use this lipbalm in the morning and before I go to bed.

Contigo 500ml Drink Bottle

I've been on the hunt for a new drink bottle since my old one couldnt stand the copious amount of times of me dropping it at school, even though I only had it for a few months the bottle started to dent and the lid cracked and fell off. I'm a sucker for super cool fancy items and I just had to get this bottle when I found it. I got it from Rebel Sports and rather than a twist up or pull up lid, it has a button you hold for the water to come out. I assume that it may be the new craze after the water bottles with the straw since many of my friends and classmates have been intrigued by it, asking me where I got it from. But I just love it, it doesnt leak out as well, and it isnt too big or small.
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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

This has been such a lifesaver of mine when Im feeling lazy in removing my makeup. I usually hate using the oil based eyemakeup removers since it leaves me with that oily residue. So I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and it just feels like im removing makeup with water. And it actually makes me more content in the 'removing makeup' regime.
Though I find that it kinda sucks at removing waterproof eye makeup so I do have to use an oil based makeup remover and then go over it again with the Cleansing water so the oily residue is gone.