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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Are These Really the Best Tightlining Pencils Around?

Lining the waterline with eyeliner or as some call it, tightlining, is a really big trend these days, especially if you’re looking to do a really, really smoky eye. It requires you to line the top and bottom waterlines of your eye. Not sure what the waterline is? This site has a great illustration of it.

I have to admit my curiosity was majorly raised after reading Canadian-blogger, Beautezine's, declaration that SHU UEMURA Drawing Pencils were, “the best waterlining eye pencil on the market.” That’s a pretty bold statement, so I had to put them to the test as I’m pretty obsessed with eyeliners in general and applying color on the waterline but finding ones that last is the challenge. 

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They come in 18 shades, made from a silicon polymer that is able to stay on the skin, and are made to be used anywhere really, not just on the eyes. And they mix it up with the finishes like this palette does by including ones in matte, pearl, metallic and glitter (the letter before each name below tells you what the finish is).

So how did they work? Click after the jump to find out!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

9 Fab Fall Liners

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1.
AERIN Cool Gel Eyeliner in Essential Brown $28 @ aerin.com – bronzey-brown.

2. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock ‘N Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Elizabeth Violet $26 @ charlottetillbury.com – iridescent plum.

3. URBAN DECAY 24/7Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smoke $20 @ urbandecay.com – dark matte grey.

4. URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos $20 @ urbandecay.com – vibrant bright matte blue like in the Electric Palette. So excited they put this color in a liner form!

5. SHU UEMURA Lasting Gel Pencil Liner in M Violet  $24 @ shuuemura.com – dark purple.

6. STYLI-STYLE The Stylus Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black $7.99 @ styli-style.com – yup, a very black black.  

7. NARS Velvet Lip Liner in Costa Smeralda $24 @ narscosmetics.com – medium pink.

8. URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Ether - $20 @ urbandecay.com – pale smoky gray shimmer w/violet & fuchsia micro-sparkle.

9. CAILYN COSMETICS Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner in Chocolate Mousse $21 @ cailyncosmetics.com – matte smoky brown/black. 

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Friday, October 17, 2014

How To Get the Perfect Cat Eye Every Time

And it’s three words – BETH BENDER BEAUTY. I’ve had a lot of practice with all kinds of liners and even though I’ve put in the time, I sometimes find it hard to get the liner on each eye to match. And if I’m in a hurry? Forget about it! But with the Cat Eyeliner Stencil from BBB it’s easy every time. Seriously! 

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Why You Should Be Tightlining Your Eyes

I’ve said it before and I’ll proudly say it again – who better to create a product for the masses than a blogger? They know what works, what doesn’t, and most importantly, what we want to see. Take these Waterliner Intense Color Eye Liners ($18 @ emcosmetics.com) from YouTube sensation MICHELLE PHAN. Adding color to the waterline, or tightlining as it is also know, is a big trend these days so putting out liners just for it is genius. I’m a little late in getting to these since they came out late last year but better late than never!

Colors shown here are Sunshine Yello and Teal Tease.

A few things to keep in mind when choosing a color and why you should be using one in your makeup routine. First, the color can help your eyes look bigger if you use a light color like white or this brand's In the Nude or the Sunshine Yellow. Black if obviously always good if you are going to a total black-out smoky eye look and I love that she has bright color options in the mix too, to add a dash of unexpected color in an unexpected place. Choose from 11 colors total.

So how did these last on the always tough place to hold color, water line? Click after the jump to find out!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Product You Need to Know About

Are you ready to talk fall makeup yet? September issues and all that jazz? Now that my birthday has passed, I’m ready, so let’s start with some standouts … 

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Are These Eyeliners Really Bulletproof?

Hot summer months are all about apply your makeup once during the day and having it stay. So when I saw TOO FACED’s new Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner ($22 @ toofaced.com and sephora.com), I knew they were a must-try.

One side is the fat pencil liner and the other is the smudger, or what they call the Blending Ball. These are waterproof and have a sharpener hidden under the Blending Ball, which is convenient.

So do these live up to the name? Click after the beat to find out. 

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Ardency Inn Visits Los Angeles for the Summer Collection!

ARDENCY INN is taking a vacation in Los Angeles when it comes to their new Summer 2014 Collection. They teamed up with the lead singer of Shadows on Stars, Randa Leigh, and shot the campaign in LA’s seedy industrial district, which was complemented the artist’s vibe nicely.

This 4 products play under the Modster Collection and the ones I tried are the Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Forward, described as a provocative pink with blue and violet undertones, and the Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Cream, described as a true yellow cream used to brighten the eye liner on the water line. 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review+Swatches - MAC Moody Blooms Collection

It’s been a bit since I wrote about any MAC products so here is a nice colorful collection, the Moody Blooms Collection.

What It Is: Exotic, night-blooming flowers with a hint of danger inspire a hothouse of seductive shades. Sensual colours shroud eyes in earthy metallic. Eye Shadows and lips suggest hidden motives with deep blue plum and dark berry hues of Sheen Supreme Lipstick. Bronze Powder Blush provides a final adrenaline surge before these beauties dissolve into the night.

Click after pic to see more pictures and swatches!

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

5 Favorites … In Super Bright Makeup!

Everywhere I turn these days I see brighter and brighter shades of makeup on the shelves and me likey! Neon nails, bright lips, pronounced cheeks, and poppin’ peepers is where it’s at right now. So which feature are you fixin' to make bright?

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1. MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in #885 Vibrant Mandarin ($7.49 @ drugstores nationwide) – orange-based and red is so sexy and will look hot with a faux tan this season.

2. MILANI Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil in Aqua ($6.99 @ milanicosmetics.com) – a bright metallic teal blue that really makes brown eyes stand out.

3. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Nail Lacquer in Deven Green ($10 @ occmakeup.com and sephora.com) – not quite neon green so a little more wearable for us older folks.

4. BUTTER LONDON Lolly Brights Cheeky Cream Blush in Piccadilly Circus ($20 @ butterlondon.com and ulta.com) – use a light hand with this poppy red color as a little goes a long way. 

5. LIME CRIME Velvetines in Pink Velvet ($20 @ limecrime.com) – a super matte hot pink. Love these Velvetines!

Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Are They Real? Testing Out Benefit's New They're Real! Push-Up Liner

This new gel liner in a pen is a huge launch for BENEFIT COSMETICS and the buzz on it seems to be everywhere. It complements their super successful They’re Real! Mascara and called They’re Real! Push-Up Liner ($24). This one claims to get the black color super close to lashes using their Custom AccuFlex Tip. So how did it work?

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