Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blackout || Revlon Colourstay Skinny Liquid Liner

After 4 years of being an eyeliner junkie, I'm still on the quest of finding my "holy grail" perfect eyeliner, the one that can resist my super oily lids and super watery eyes.
All the ones I've tried have either gave me the ring of death (raccoon eyes), separated on the ends (due to watery eyes) or flaked into my eye or under my eye. 
I bought the Revlon Skinny Liquid Liner at Mychemist during one of the 50% sales in hope that this could potentially be a decent one for daily use or even one of my favourite eyeliners, I did give this high expectations as I see Revlon as a pretty good brand but sadly this eyeliner was just not the one for me.

 The Revlon Skinny Liquid Liner is what I assume to be one of their typical liner formulas but with a skinnier brush, I may be wrong with the formula being the same but the felt tip brush is definitely skinny. Im going to go straight to the point and just say Im not a big fan of felt tip liners, as much as they are easy to use I hate the precision it gives. I find with felt tip applicators, they start of in a nice shape and gradually becomes horrid, the tip is never in perfect condition which bothers me greatly as I do love a good wing but aside from that problem it is a skinny long brush which is one of the pluses as I can line the inner of my eyes quick but drawing in the wing is a big problem with this one so I do have to use my k-palette liquid liner to pre-draw my wing.

The pigmentation I would say is fairly average, it isnt the blackest eyeliner out there but it isnt surprising as this is a matte finish and I find that glossy liners have the best pigmentation.
You can get away with a layer of this on the lids but you can definitely put on a second layer no harm done.

L-R: Thinnest application || Thickest application || 2 layers done
The main issue I had with this liner was that my lids started to burn a tad when I applied it to the inner parts of my lid, it wasnt a painful burn but it was noticable, I am still using it and the burn is still there until the liner dries but my lids have not changed though I should probably stop using this liner incase. 
Other than that, the liner was typically like the ones I used before, it flaked, smudged a bit and separated on the wings at the end of the day. With a primer it does do all that but less so I find that I dont really bother with primer. 
With experimenting I made my eyeliner different to how I do it (pictured below), just to avoid the eyeliner separating.

Flaking and smudging at the bottom
Flaking, slight smudge and a hella load of separation there 

What are your thoughts on Revlon Liners?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

September Favourites!

To be honest it's been kind of exciting to have tried some new things out last month. As I do love change and trying out different things. It just makes everything a lot more exciting and "new" even though its just a change in products. Lucky for me there wasnt much things I hated or regretted trying out last month, I did use them frequently hence why they've hit in my September Favourites!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I ran out of my favourite makeup remover (the Garnier 2 in 1 MakeUp Remover) and I was looking at every single store for a cheap makeup remover that was good enough to remove waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I do love a good bargain, and Olive Oil is probably the best eye makeup remover let alone a cheaper alternative. I remember watching Michelle Phans old video of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil to remove her makeup and I just never tried it out because I have oily skin and I actually hate using oil or even touching it. I only use this method of removing eye makeup if I use a gel liner or a waterproof mascara, also I have to use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove the oil residue left on the eye after.

MAC LoveLorn
I did a review on this recently and I just love how wearable it is on an everyday basis!
It doesnt last long on the lips for me but when I put it on its such a smooth application and gives me a "My lips but better" colour. I personally dont reapply makeup and I hate it when lipsticks give you that lipliner affect after fading, luckily this one doesnt do that.
I've been using this lip colour every time I go out, I would say it's the perfect time to use this since the sun is finally shining!
Review [here]

Essano Moisture Restorative Night Creme
My skin was suffering pretty badly after ski camp back in late August and I was on the hunt for a night creme just to battle my super dehydrated and flaky skin. It came in the Essano Treat Your Skin Pack at Priceline which included 5 products that had Rose Hip Oil in them. 
And oh my gosh this is the best night creme ive tried. A little goes a long way and I always wake up with the softest skin, it makes your skin feel like velvet when you apply it.

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Hand Therapy
Last month I was trying to finish products to make room for the new and I managed to finish up the C&E Pomegranate Hand Cream (The back up one is the new packaging on the right)! It's my favourite scent out of all the hand therapies. My hands are very low maintenance as I find that they never appear dry and cracked, but I just use this hand cream for the sake of the scent.  

Angel Wing Arrow
I got this as a late birthday present from one of my friends and I've been wearing it with most of my outfits. Im a sucker for simple necklaces and this one has been one of my favs. What I love about it is that it has Angel wings as the tip and for obvious reasons it just makes it more personal to me. 

Pink Hair!
I was waiting until the school holidays were going to start just to dye my ombre pink.
I was a bit hesitant to do it because I though a bright pink wouldnt look good but I ended up loving it! I used half of Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink, a quarter mixed with conditioner as a base and then another quarter to cover the ends. I though I could somehow incorporate an ombre with that but didnt work as planned. My end results did somewhat fail as some pieces looked  like brownish pink highlights, it was due to the fact that I didnt section my hair and for those who are going to colour hair...section your hair and learn from my mistake.
So far after 11 days I do still have pink tips,  but the rest of my hair has faded into a dusty pinky/brown colour.
If there was a permanent pink hair dye, I would actually cry in excitement.