Review: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Kajal Eyeliner in 501 Oriental Black

Today I will be reviewing this huge eyeliner from L’Oreal! =P This eyeliner was also a part of the same trial team package that came with the L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascaras by Beautyheaven. What really shocked me the most was that the pencil was a lot more larger than a typical pencil eyeliner.

This eyeliner is advertised as being “highly pigmented” and being designed to “create easy smokey eyes“. It has a “unique cone-shaped tip for easy application” and an “ultra-creamy formula for an effortless glide“. The liner is claimed to be “smudge, crease and fade resistant” and contains a “high concentration of ultra-black pigments for a deep shade of black“.

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I really enjoy the shape of the pencil. It is very large but tapered to a perfect sized point to precisely line your upper eyelids as well as pack on colour onto the waterline. I like to use the pencil on its side to gradually build up the eyeliner and it provides a lot more precision.

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The eyeliner is highly pigmented but because it is very creamy, it tends to smudge. If you have oily lids, be prepared for it to transfer especially if you have hooded eyelids!

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Applied just as an eyeliner on both the upper lash line and waterline

This eyeliner really is very creamy and easy to apply on the waterline. It literally takes no effort at all for it to deliver as a highly pigmented black liner. I also think that it can be used quite nicely as a base for a smokey eye if blended out with a pencil brush but I think it would look better with some eyeshadows applied on top.

CandyDollBlushAdv

♡ Very creamy

♡ Easy to apply on the waterline

♡ Cone-shaped tip makes for very easy application

♡ Great pigmentation

CandyDollBlushDisadv

♡ Requires sharpening

♡ Can sometimes apply unevenly on the eyelids

♡ Not smudge proof (especially on oily eyelids)

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Would You Rather? Beauty Edition ♡

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1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
Nooo, this makes me so sad LOL! =( Hm, I would choose the first option! I have too many palettes and eyeshadows so they’re worth a lot more LOL. I could easily repurchase the first lot and spend less money! If the question meant that I wouldn’t be able to ever repurchase anything then I would pick the second option because I could still do a whole face of makeup with the first! =)

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Never be able to cut it again! My hair is at a point where it’s growing quite slowly and I prefer the look of long hair on me anyway!

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
A pink cheek! =) I feel that pink goes with absolutely everything.

4. If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
I would choose makeup! =) I could get a lot more makeup than clothes so it’s a better bang for the buck!

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?
Eyeliner as lipstick! Hehehe there are pink/orange/red eyeliners right? =P

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
Sephora! I like variety in my makeup! I’ve also never tried any MAC products before.

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
Definitely eyeshadow. I like experimenting with different lip colours!

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter?
I’d rather be cold than hot so definitely summer clothes in the winter!

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Bright nails! =) I don’t wear dark nails that often even though I love the look of them!

10. Would you rather give up your favourite lip product or your favourite eye product?
Probably lip product I think, since I don’t really have one. I have too many favourites so if I got rid of one, I guess I would be happy to just use my other ones?

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
Messy bun! I feel like my whole face is too in the open when it’s in a ponytail LOL. I also think messy buns look cuter! =)

12. Would you never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
Lipgloss, I don’t use it as often and I’m more of a lipstick/lip tint kind of girl!

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
Oh no! =( I would have to go with sharpie! I still often leave the home without my brows done because they’re decently dark and full so I guess I would just really lightly use the sharpie to fill in the sparse areas near the ends of my brows!

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
I love nail polish but I love makeup more! =P

I really love doing tags hehe and a lot of you seem to enjoy reading and posting your own answers too! Feel free to do this tag and publish your own post! I would love to read what your beauty preferences are. ♡

Review: Etude House Tear Drop Powder in #2 Crystal Gold Tear

This is the seconEtudeHouseTearDropGlitterPackagingd eye glitter that I own and it’s in a lovely pale yellow gold shade. After trying the one from Too Cool For School (Review), I knew that I wanted to try some other shades! Korean eye glitters are more subtle in comparison to ones in the Western market so they can be used for an everyday neutral makeup look but at the same time, they can be buildable and layered for night outs too.

Considering that it is from Etude House, it comes to no surprise that the packaging is so adorable! Like the one from TCFS, it has a small opening for you to take product out and this stops you from making an absolute mess. I find that it is best applied with either a pencil brush for a nicely blended out application or a Q-tip/cotton bud to pack on the glitter. There is no way that a larger brush can fit and using your finger could turn out a mess! =P

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The glitter is very finely milled but the payoff is phenomenal. You really do not need to spend a lot of time layering it on. It makes your eyes sparkle so beautifully in the sunlight!

EtudeHouseTearDropGlitterApplication

I think this glitter, like any other glitter, is great for adding glam to a makeup look. There is nothing to say other than that it is absolutely beautiful and if you have an opportunity to pick this up, definitely go for it! =)

SkinfoodChocoEyesAdv

♡ Not extremely messy to use (easy to apply)

♡ Long lasting

♡ Beautiful colour

♡ Cute packaging

♡ Inexpensive

SkinfoodChocoEyesDisadv

None!

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Seven Deadly Sins of Makeup Tag

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1. Greed: What’s your most inexpensive beauty item? What’s your most expensive beauty item?

My most inexpensive beauty item would probably be my Daiso makeup. Everything in the store is $2.80 and I have several eyeshadow palettes from there. But since my collection has expanded a lot since I purchased them, I don’t ever use them anymore! For most expensive, it’d be my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. Living in Australia, makeup is already expensive as is so you can assume that higher end products are even more ridiculous in price! Thankfully, this is a powder that I use everyday but it still has not dented in the slightest so I know it’s great value for money. I paid $59 for it! x_x At least it’s an amazing product! If we’re including tools then it would definitely have to be my Clarisonic Mia 2, it’s a huge investment and considering that the brush heads need replacements once in awhile, it adds up! It’s still one of the best beauty items I have ever purchased though! =)

2. Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with?

Definitely false eyelashes. I love how they look but I hate applying them (they can get really messy) and I always get worried that they might start to peel off to the point where people will start to look at me funny. =(

3. Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?

I’ll have to go with Too Faced. They have amazing products and I’ve never had any bad experiences with them. The packaging is also just so adorable!

4. Sloth: What product do you neglect the most due to laziness?

Primer! I know that they make a big difference in how your makeup applies and looks but I’m just not bothered to use them, especially face primers.

5. Pride: What product gives you the most confidence?

Definitely BB cream or foundation. I’ve already mentioned that my skin is my biggest insecurity so if I can get it to look nice and even then I’ll be a lot more confident in myself! =) I’m definitely going to look into skin treatments so that I can be a lot more comfortable in my own skin and not feel bad about going into public with absolutely no makeup on.

6. Lust: Which item is at the top of your beauty wishlist?

There are so many things I want to try because of all the blog posts I’ve read and it’s hard to keep track too LOL! Right now I really want to pick up some Bobbi Brown products and I’ve always wanted the Bite Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library but I know that it was limited edition so it’s a bit pricey to purchase now (honestly I just think it looks super pretty hehehe). I would also absolutely love to try the GlamGlow masks and more YSL lip products! (Sorry that was way more than one and I have so many more ><).

7. Envy: Which makeup product looks great on other but not on you?

Nude/pale lips. I’m sure that I just need to find the right shade but I’ve never owned or tried a nude lipstick that I’ve enjoyed. I always feel that I need at least a little bit of colour on my lips so I always go for more natural pinks on a daily basis. Even when I wear heavier eye makeup, I still feel that I look better with a my lips but better shade as opposed to nude.

February Wishlist ✮

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Hi everyone! I haven’t done any posts on fashion or topics other than beauty and makeup so I thought it would be a nice change to do a wishlist that included a variety of things! I’m planning on doing more fashion, health/fitness and lifestyle posts in the coming months so I thought this would be a great little introduction into my style! I’m also going to keep this post less text heavy too! =P If you are a follower of my blog, you probably wouldn’t be surprised about the theme of most of the items LOL.

① K a t e  S p a d e  M e t r o  W a t c h  ( G o l d / B e i g e )

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② T e d  B a k e r  F r a n n y  P a t e n t  C r y s t a l  P o p p e r  M a t  P u r s e

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③ T e d  B a k e r  A m e l l i a  L a r g e  B o w  W a s h  B a g

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④ B o b b i  B r o w n  M a k e u p

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⑤ N i k e  Z o o m  F i t  A g i l i t y

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⑥ F o r e v e r  N e w  L o l a  L o n g l i n e  L a c e  D r e s s

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I hope you liked this post! What are some items that you want to pick up this month? I would love to know hehehe.

Review: Banila Co. Style Eyeliner Pencil in Black

I remember coming across this eyeliner when I watched Bubzbeauty’s video showing how to do a complete smokey eye with this one eyeliner! It looked really creamy and so easy to blend. I knew it was something I had to pick up when I went into the Banila Co. store a few years ago and that was exactly what I did.

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The packaging isn’t flimsy, I’ve never had an issue where the cap fell off the eyeliner (which is often the case with many of mine! ><). The only thing I dislike though is that it is non-retractable, which means frequent sharpening! Since it is a creamy eyeliner, this means that it gets blunt very often and sharpening causes a lot of the product to get wasted.

BanilaCoEyelinerHandSwatch

Top: Light swatch; Middle: Harder swatch; Bottom: Smudge test

The eyeliner really does apply easily. It glides over the lids smoothly with no fuss but it can be a little uneven so you may need to go over it a few times. It’s not the blackest black in colour so you might not like it depending on your personal preference. It also sets fairly fast so it’s necessary to blend as you go! On the other hand, applying the eyeliner in the waterline is great. You don’t need to go over the area multiple times to get great pigmentation, just twice is perfect! I definitely prefer it on the waterline but it would also act as a great base for smokey eyes.

BanilaCoEyelinerApplication

Top: Applied as an eyeliner
Bottom: Smudged out as a smokey eye

Honestly, the fact that it needs sharpening throws me off a lot even if it might seem like a minor detail. I dislike sharpening pencils because I’m always nervous that they might break off so you end up wasting a lot of the product. It’s also just more convenient to twist up for more product when you need it. I think there are plenty of better eyeliners in the market! =)

TCFSBlingBlingAdv

♡ Easy to blend

♡ Very creamy

♡ Decent pigmentation

 TCFSBlingBlingDisadv

♡ Non-retractable

♡ Applies unevenly on eyelids

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Review: Aritaum World Glam Coating Tint in Seoul

After having an amazing experience with the Honey Melting Tints, I was so excited to look into more lip tints produced by Aritaum! This particular one caught my attention because of its beautiful packaging and the consistency of the tint looked so different and unique. I decided to pick up the shade in Seoul because it was one of the most popular shades in the range and I thought it looked beautiful in all the swatches I saw of it!

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I absolutely love the packaging of these lip tints. It makes me want to buy every single shade because I know that they would be so beautiful placed all next to each other! The product comes with a doe foot applicator and there is 9 mL of product inside.

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The brush applicator picks up a sufficient amount of product for every application! I never find myself dipping it back into the tube to pick up more so this definitely saves a lot of time.

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Left: Bare lips; Right: Light application

The lip tint is really creamy in texture and consistency. It applies and glides over the lips really easily. It has very good pigmentation and it smells really really nice – like lychees! The colour is a medium orange-red colour, which was not what I was expecting at all! The promo pictures made the shade look like a pinkish red but it is definitely on the orange side. I still really like this shade because I have nothing like it and it is perfect for spring and summer!

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Stain after eating breakfast (oats of course hehe!)

After eating a light meal, the colour definitely fades but it leaves a nice tint on the lips. You can see that in comparison to my bare lips, my lips still has a lighter orange stain! It’s not an uneven kind of stain where it settles into fine lines or accentuates any areas, it’s even across the entire lips! I like how it looks really natural at this point and I don’t feel the need to reapply. Because all the moisture is gone, it can feel a little drying though so if this is something that may bother you, perhaps a lip balm would suffice over the top! =) If you happen to eat oilier food then  reapplication would be necessary because it will completely come off.

I also want to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

VDLEyeshadowAdv

♡ Beautiful packaging

♡ Very creamy in texture

♡ Easy to apply

♡ Highly pigmented

♡ Smells amazing like lychee

VDLEyeshadowDisadv

♡ Lasting power isn’t amazing (it’s only decent)

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