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

KDrama: Recently watched 26.07.2013

Hello all!

I got a great response for my last blog post on my favourite Korean Dramas (KDrama) last time so I am back here again today with a list of my recently watched KDramas and what I think of them.

Baker King – Kim Tak Goo

Baker King

Episodes: 30

This drama is nothing less than amazing. It’s very inspiring. I don’t know how else to describe it. Just. Watch. It. I must warn you though, this is not the lovey dovey kind of drama nor does it make you laugh every few minutes. But it’s definitely a must-watch! Can’t believe I didn’t watch it sooner (though I definitely do prefer my romantic comedies!).

Innocent Man

 

 

 

 

Innocent Man

Episodes: 20

After a rather “neutural” and “inspiring” drama, this is definitely a very depressing, wrong-in-every-way kind of drama. As I mentioned before, I started watching this because of the cast. So many people I know from variety shows (Family Outing Season 1’s Park Si Yeon and Running Man’s Song Jong Ki & Lee Kwang Soo). This was definitely more depressing than I thought though! Oh and it’s got a rather “Inception” ending if you know what I’m talking about – I still don’t know exactly what happened. But still glad I watched it – some really sweet moments there.

Ma Boy

Ma Boy

Episodes: 3

So Innocent Man got too depressing for me so I decided to find something light and fun and romantic (a.k.a. my RomCom hunt begins). I found this mini series along the lines of finding new stuff to watch. The story is cliche and the acting is not the best but nonetheless it did its job – entertained and cheered me up after Innocent Man.

The Thousandth Man

 

 

 

 

 

The Thousanth Man

Episodes: 8

Another just-for-fun kind of drama, but this time, with a touch of fantasy – the legend of the nine tailed fox that is apparently very popular than I thought. The story follows a family of “Gumiho” (nine-tailed fox) trying to get their 1000 livers from 1000 men in order for them to become human again. One of them though refused to take livers from men who didn’t have love and compassion for her – this drama follows her journey in getting her one thousandth man.

Nail Shop Paris

Nail Shop Paris

Episodes: 10

More fun & games. With (again) the legend of the nine tailed fox intertwined in it. Another series with not-so-great acting and over-reacted parts though I enjoyed this nonetheless. I must admit I didn’t really expect the ending. I heard though this drama didn’t get good enough ratings to keep going so they ended it short at episode 10.

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Boy Ramyun Shop

Episodes: 16

This drama was hilarious and fun to watch. The acting was definitely way better in comparison to Ma Boy and Nail Shop Paris and I promise you no “Gumiho” was involved this time. This drama kind of reminds me of the Taiwanese drama Devil Beside You though the lead actress plays a student teacher and the lead male plays the son of the owner of the school. Comedy and romance in a drama? You know I’m a sucker for it.

That was everything I watched in the past 2 months or so. I tend to get very “obsessed” when I watch dramas. I always want to know what happens next and rarely do I ever stop watching series before I finish all the episodes – especially if it’s romantic comedies.

Have you watched any series lately? Let me know in the comments below!

Lots of Smiles,

Sita