Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Benefit They're Real Mascara

Been quite a while since ive done a mascara review so i thought why not do one. I've been long overdue for one anyways! 
Probably the only full sized mascara ive used and havent reviewed yet is the Benefit They're Real mascara. I've had this for a couple of months now, gifted to me from my Brother for one of my birthday presents! But the thing is i actually wrote him a list of products which contained products i really wanted or ones that i kind of want to try and the Benefit mascara was pretty much one that didnt really catch my attention but from all the hype it got it was one that i was willing to try.

 With the Benefit They're Real line, which contains the Push-up Liner and the Mascara, the body shape is pretty much makes the packaging a whole lot better. I mean obviously the shiny purply grey barrel will catch attention of many but its the little things that makes the products stand out from other mascaras. The bottom starts off circular while it gradually turns into a square shaped barrel, which i love! It's like the chubbier version of the liner. Though it may be a downside if youre travelling as the mascara is quite the bulky one and will take up some space if you're low on it.

Whats different about the mascara wand is that it is a plastic brush and the bristles extends down to the very tip creating a dome-like wand, which is supposed to help with "fanning" out the corner lashes.
At first that was something different to me and definitely exciting but when it came down to applying the mascara to my lashes, it was somewhat of a mess as my eyes are small and hooded and if you chuck in a mascara with a big wand, it is tough to avoid getting mascara on your lids. The bristles at the very tip did help with the corner lashes but it didnt help separate the lashes and was also the perpetrator of getting mascara on my lids.

Top L-R: Uncurled, curled
Bottom L-R: With mascara, After 3 hours
You can see on the third picture that the mascara does hold a curl pretty well after applying it and letting it set. It lengthened well and was quite good in separating! I find it weird for me to go out with just mascara as i just dont think it suits me at all as im an eyeliner girl so I did line my eyes with some purple eyeliner which did make the lashes start to droop down a bit.
I went out shopping for 3 hours and did go out in the heat for some time which resulted in just a small bit of smudging and flaking but the lashes remained undrooped which is the only upside. You cant really see the smudging in the last picture but it did smudge underneath the lower lashes which is no surprise as all the mascaras ive tried smudge whenever i apply it to the lower lashline. My other eye on the other hand did end up flaking a small bit but the mascara didnt claim to be flake-free just smudge-proof.

This isnt my all time favourite mascara, i just find it average. With me, my lashes look the same 80% of the time with any type of mascara on so I could find some cheaper alternatives with a different formula but overall the same look. This mascara doesnt claim to be waterproof but it does have a formula which is a pain to remove when on the lashes, you will need an oil-based makeup remover to remove it. 

I will be using this once school starts (tomorrow, yay *sarcasm*) just to make use of it. But most likely wont fork out $38 to buy it.

What are your thoughts on Benefit They're Real Mascara? Have you tried it/planning on trying it?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Best of Beauty 2014!

It has been 21 days since 2014 and yes I know I am quite late in this but Happy New Year!!
Sadly for me I do have times where I just dont bother blogging for weeks or even months and I think this year may be the year for the constant hiatus as 2015 is going to be the last year of high school for me which means, studying hard and of course taking a break. I will try my best in scheduling posts and posting atleast once a month though.
Any who, this post was originally going to be a massive post of my favourites in 2014 including skincare, haircare and etc but lazy me just stuck with the basics and did some quick snaps of my favourite makeup products of 2014 so les go!


Having oily lids, it's obvious that I have to be using a primer especially when the sun is out and the humid weather pops out of nowhere. Ive been using this primer for nearly 2 years now and it has made my liner longer lasting, though i wont swear by it on making it smudge proof it really does help make it last longer by a couple of hours.

Maybelline One by One Mascara
I know on my review on this, it didnt hold a curl during that time, but from constant use I found that applying this product starting from the tip and working my way down the lashes helps it hold a curl so much more better than starting from the roots. This mascara does not smudge on me as long as i dont apply it on the lower lashes. It does start to flake after a couple of hours but I love the way it separates my lashes and gives it some more length.

Benefit Push-Up Liner
Although this wasnt my holy grail, pairing this liner up with a primer and only wearing it out during colder times and also when im at work or out to the shops for an hour. It really did not smudge at all. It was mainly my go-to liner for work as it is just so quick and simple to do a winged liner in a short amount of time.

K-Palette Liquid Liner
I have been using this year long as a way to draw in my wing, as it doesnt last long on me, I like to draft out my wing with this liner and fill it in with another liner. Kind of disappointed that I didnt use it like that when i first got it but it is the best way in making my winged liner even!!

Revlon Colorstay Skinny Liner
With most of the liquid liners I use, they just always fade on me, this one lasted so much longer than most ones i used. I have used this one so many times in 2014, year round when I felt like going for the cat eye.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Purple
I'de say this one is my HG of 2014, although it smudges like a biatch in hot weather, it has the most gorgeous colour when on the eyes. I tried by best in using this one daily, so I have been incorporating it on my lower lashline. This has got to be my most used pencil liner of 2014!


You can see I have nearly finished up the Unscented one, legit these lip butters were amazing to use underneath lipsticks and also at home when my lips were feeling a tad dry. They werent the most moisturising but to be honest, the scents of the other two did get me in a craze in using these constantly throughout 2014! 

LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub
I got this one on my Birthday, wanting to try out the famous LUSH lipscrubs everyone goes on about, and no doubt about it, they are amazing in prepping dry lips to amazing smooth soft lips! Everything about it is perfect, the scent, taste, colour and outcome. Being a sweet tooth, this one would be one of my favourites ever since i got this.

After using this lipstick, its pretty much changed me into a Lustre loving-girl. Its a pinkier MLBB lipstick that I love to use daily, work and school. Super creamy and wearable, two of my favourite things together. Honestly wouldnt be surprised if I end up finishing this one soon.

During the winter and spring, I have been using this lipstick for when i was out at the shops or doing a quick errand. This may sound lame or corny, but this lipstick shade actually got me out of my comfort zone in wearing darker shades out in public which i never did.

This was a favourite near the start of 2014, I pretty much used the crap out of it in the first half of the year. It gives makes the lips a shade redder and is quite buildable. It is somewhat drying and the texture wasnt what i was looking for in a tint but anywho it is a low maintenance lip product which did the job well when i had school!

Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint
The last half of the year I did switch up my liptint and started using the Etude House Tint in orange. It isnt amazingly pigmented but it made my lips look so much more alive. It was like photoshop in a bottle! It was  saviour during the winter times when i woke up with colourless lips.

This will always be my holy grail lipbalm of all time. It is so creamy and cures my chapped lips in a flash. I always stock up when its on sale and pretty much goes with me everywhere!


NYC Sunny Bronzer
Being the first bronzer Ive ever had, I find that it lives up to its hype from a few years ago! It doesnt make me look like an Oompa Loopa, super buildable and very natural when it comes to bronzing, its not the best for contouring though. I had been using this all year round as a subtle contour/bronzer.

Best face powder I have used by far. I find that it lasts so much more longer than the Rimmel Stay Matte. It has been great during the days when the oils on my face are peaking. Though I havent been using it during summer because lets face it, nothing will stop the sweat from coming through.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
After using this concealer for quite awhile, I found that it isnt as amazing as the first time from using it. I mean it definitely was my go-to of 2014 as the coverage and colour match was perfect but it does crease on me and stick on the dry spots. But was the best when i wasn't going out for a long period of time!

Garnier BB Cream 
Autumn was the season when I bursted this bad boy out, as it is when my skin isnt super dry or super oily. The finish of this BB cream is a light/medium coverage and although i am blessed with skin that doesnt really need foundation or bb cream caked on, when i do have a special night or day this BB cream gave me a flawless finish. 


Still my holy grail eyebrow pencil. Lasts through a day of sweating and the shape of the pencil allows me to line my brows perfectly. You can see in the picture above the amount of product I still have left, it has done me well from daily use in 2014!

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
I have been using this one when im feeling a natural brow, especially during the hotter weather, I found that it does start to look patchy when the sweat seeps in, but other than that I have used this paired with my Etude House Eyebrow Pencil all year round.