Thursday, September 16, 2010

EYELINER reviews

hello, so it looks like i haven't blogged in a few days or so..
today the post will b on eyeliners.
so let's get started.
i will be reviewing...

L'OREAL Carbon Black Lineur Intense
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner Waterproof and 24H
NYX Super Skinny Marker
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
Maybelline Line Stiletto
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen
Elizabeth Arden Gel Eyeliner



*pictures are in order

TESTING ON ARM



AFTER THE SMUDGE TEST




1. L'oreal Carbon Black Lineur Intense
I would use this eyeliner on days when i'm just around the house. If you guys have used the L'oreal carbon black mascara, the formula is similar. it dries quick and it has a lot of pigments. The only thing I don't like about it how easy it is to come off. If you were to get moisture near it, it would flake off and it's just a mess!
The applicator is hard to use, not a felt tip but more like a brush. easy to mess up but on the bright side it's also easy to remove!

2. K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
This is my absolute favourite eyeliner! I have both the waterproof and regular 24/h version. I picked this up when i was in Japan for some time. The waterproof formula would be better because when you sweat it does not drip of fold over to your bottom lids. The only thing i have against the 24/h version is that it's too watery. Very much like ink especially when you get water on it, it turns into this green/blue colour and drips all over like no tomorrow! *don't wear the 24/h one if you do sports! The applicators are the easiest to use, not exactly felt pen but a very fine brush, maximum control!

3. NYX Super Skinny Marker in Carbon Black
I haven't used this eyeliner often enough but from the few times i have used it it was pretty comparable to the K-Palette ones. The brush applicator was similar to the K-Palette ones, fairly easy to control. Smudges well without taking colour off for the ones who like to do smokey eyes!

4. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black Brown
Good formula, does not flake and stays on well on hot days. Does not smudge even if you rub it vigorously!! The applicator is very nice too, felt tip short lengthed. Colour is deeeep and the formula or colour doesn't seem watered down.

5. Maybelline Line Stiletto in Blackest Black
Formula is just mediocre. Flakes off with moisture and it takes long to dry. The applicator is long and hard to control because it's very flimsy. Felt tipped.
Not a big fan of this eyeliner but it's in my make up collection so i'll review it.
I used it a few times and all times.. it didn't seem to stay on. I had to reapply once or twice throughout the day.

6. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen in Black
I really like this one because of the applicator and the formula. The colour of the eyeliner is light, so i usually go over it twice but the applicator is felt tipped, almost like a marker. Has stiffness in the tip so it's very easy to control.... anyone ever tried using a washable marker to line their eyes when they were young?.. well that's what it feels like.. not saying that i have...anyway, the formula is good as well, it goes on like ink and doesn't smudge one bit when i do the smudge test, only down side is that it isn't water proof so stay away from the rain!!!

7. Elizabeth Arden Colour Intrigue Gel Liner in Black Pearl
Compared to the Bobby Brown Gel Liner this isn't as good but it does the job. I like how the liner is metallic black, a little bit of fine glitter when you line the bottom of your eyes, it says as long as you don't smudge it. Goes on nicely like all gel liners but i don't think it lasted me throughout the whole day.

and so if u made it through this super long post, kudos to you.
my overall opinion is that pen liners are the easiest to use and they seem to stay on longest, out of all the eyeliners i've reviewed i would suggest the K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner in Waterproof. But if you're on a budget and spending 15 dollars on an eyeliner isn't such a good idea I would go with the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Black Brown, best bang for your 5 bucks!

Questions and comments are welcomed =]

-Iris

4 comments:

  1. yay for a Torontonian blogger :)
    I'm new follower to your blog!!

    I've thinking about getting the revlon colostay eyeliner and I think I'm going to get one!!!

    Don't forget to check my blog out!!
    Thank you Iris

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  2. Hello!
    Thanks so much for the great comparison and review of these eyeliners! It is very useful for me!
    I think my favourite one would be the one by Elizabeth Arden, it looks great!
    XOXO
    Catanya

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  3. i'm glad u guys liked the review~
    @ms. Kimchi, the revlon colorstay is pretty good! and not to mention not expensive =] good pickk

    @ catanya, nps stay tuned for the mascara review!!!

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  4. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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