Comparisons: 3 Eye Liners

I’m not someone who wears makeup everyday (or even if I do, I don’t wear a lot at all most of the time) so I can’t justify trying out too many make-up items or spending too much money on them. When I do wear any make-up at all, eyeliner is definitely at the top of the list with some sort of face coverage (Concealer, BB-Cream, or Foundation) and I am a victim of the oily-eyelids-can’t-wear-a-lot-of-the-eye-make-up-stuff (lol) condition. So I would say that staying power is at the top of my list of criteria of what a good eyeliner should be for me.

So here are the three eyeliners I am comparing today:

IMG_6176The world famous Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion as well as Maybelline‘s Master Precise Liquid Liner and a Korean brand Nature Republic liquid liner.

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Urban Decay >> Maybelline >> Nature Republic

I’m not quite sure about Nature Republic as it was gifted to me by my cousin who went to Korea earlier this year and a lot of the markings have come off now. But It comes on the most sheer out of the tree so I have to normally layer 2 or 3 times. This doesn’t run down my face but rather disappear in patches on the lid – so although I don’t look like a raccoon, I still look somewhat strange. Not sure which look I’d prefer.

The Maybelline eyeliner is probably the best in terms of accessibility and price (well I can only compare the price with Urban Decay) at just under AUD $10. With this eyeliner, I can finish my eyeliner in one or two layers to get the intensity that I like. The brush tip allows for a lot of control, however, this stuff does run down my face after about 4 or 5 hours of wear.

I came across Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil from Ingrid Nielsen (Missglamorazzi) on Youtube. She seems to have a similar problem to me with the oily eyelids and she recommended this one as well as one from the Nars brand (I want to try this too someday!). I really love the creamy texture and how I can put this on my waterline quite easily and this stuff stays put better than any pencil liners I’ve tried. It ran down my face a little bit after about 8 hours of wear but the good news is it’s not patchy! The bad news is, the cheapest place I found to buy this particular liner was BeautyBay.com and that was for about AUD$23 – twice the price of the Maybelline. In my opinion though, it was worth it since it’s solved a lot of my problems. Another thing is that since this is very soft, the tip goes out of shape very fast and I have yet to figure out how to take out the rest of the eyeliner so I can use it (other than the tip).

Summary Score Cards:

Urban Decay 247

Maybeline Master Precise

Natures Republic Eyeliner

I realise that comparing these are like comparing oranges and apples to some people since they aren’t even the same type of eyeliner. But hey, I want a day where if I do wear eyeliner, I don’t want to look like a raccoon by the end of the day.

Overall, I would say that my favourite out of the three is the Urban Decay 24/7 just because it’s versatile and has great pigmentation and staying power. I would love to know the differences between this and the Nars Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner someday but hey I think I got my hands full with these eyeliners (and some gel liners) for now.

Have you tried any of the eyeliners mentioned above? Are there any that you think I should try?

Lots of Smiles,

Sita

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♥ Sally Hansen Haul ♥

So I bought these stuff quite a while ago but I’ve only had the chance to post them here now.

Sally Hansen Haul

Sally Hansen Haul

Priceline had a promotion for Sally Hansen products a while ago where if you spent $20, you can get a bonus package which was worth over $53.30 RRP. I am a sucker for nail polishes especially Sally Hansen stuff and I was in need of a new top coat since my old one have become really gooey even when I try to mix in some nail polish thinner. It’s lasted me over a year so I’m happy to buy a new one.

So here’s what I really bought:

Problem Cuticle Remover and Fuzzy Coat in "Wool Lite"

Problem Cuticle Remover and Fuzzy Coat in “Wool Lite”

I really wanted to try these two products as they intrigued me. I have heard really good things about the cuticle cream and fuzzy coat, well, I’m just a sucker for nail polishes and I really wanted to try this new concept.

The Fuzzy Coat in Wool Lite definitely creates a very unique texture! I think you’d either love it or hate it. I’m not sure how I feel about the other colours in this line though. Not really my cup of tea. The formula, like all the other Sally Hansen nail polishes, I really love!

So I spent about $20 on both of those together and so I was eligible for the gift pack:

Bonus Gift Pack

Bonus Gift Pack

Bonus Gift Pack

Bonus Gift Pack

  • Everyday Strength Nail Board
  • Nail Growth Miracle Salon Strength Treatment
  • Complete Salon Manicure
  • Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat

I have yet to try them except for the complete salon manicure in “Get Juiced” which is a bright pink/peach colour and the Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat which was my now-gooey top coat I mentioned before. So far, Mega Shine is my favourite top coat.

“Get Juiced” is a very happy colour, perfect for spring. The formula though is TO DIE FOR. If they weren’t priced so high (RRP AUD$14.95), I’d stick to this line for the rest of my life. Maybe.

Next I want to try the Sally Hansen Insta-Dry line. I already have the speed dry drops from the line but I really want to try the base and top coats!

Have you tried any of the products mentioned above?

Lots of Smiles,

Sita

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Priceline and/or Sally Hansen in any way shape or form. I bought everything with my own money and all opinions are my own.