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Review: Milani LIQUID EYE LIQUID-LIKE EYE LINER (aka Milani LiquiFeye)

Published September 28, 2012 by sweetashoney

Milani LiquifEye Liner in Aqua
Image Courtesy of MIlani.com

Hi everyone.

TGIF!!!
I purchased this eyeliner by Milani a while back from an online store called Beautyjoint.
I loved these so much that I have recently re-ordered them.

Now I am sure you must be thinking whats so special about this isnt it just a regular eyeliner?

Its a Great eyeliner!!!

This is what Milani says about it on their website :
Sometimes the best choices are the ones you never have to make. With Liquid Eye, there’s no need to sacrifice a smooth, easy application in achieving that bold, liquid look. Color glides on effortlessly and stays in place for smudge-proof, long-lasting wear. Here at Milani, that means up to 24 hours! And because it’s naturally 100% paraben-free, you can be sure your bold look is also a gentle one.

These come in different shades : Black, Brown, Gold, Silver and Aqua.

Black is a truely rich, deep dark black. It’s an creamy matte black .
Silver is a bright and sparkly silver with a shiny metallic finish.
Gold is a pale burnished gold.
Aqua is a bright aqua-blue. Fresh with metallic sheen.

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image courtesy of Temptalia.com

I initially ordered Black brown gold and silver so my review is on these shades
This time I have re-orded black and also Aqua! (Yippee).
Pro’s:
Highly pigmented
super creamy
Waterproof
Easy to use.
The effect of a liquid liner in a pencil form!
You are able to sharpen them.
Beautiful shades to choose from!
Less Expensive than High end brands
Don’t smudge easily

Con’s
Not available in South Africa
Available online only so you need to add-on postage and customs charges
Extremely creamy and soft so you need to be super careful when sharpen them.
Only washes off with eye makeup remover!

I love this product!
Please give it a try!

Review: Nars Orgasm

Published September 10, 2012 by sweetashoney

from the nars website

A couple of months back I purchased the nars orgasm beauty set from a website called Hq Hair. The set included orgasm lip gloss, blush and an illuminator.
The subject of today’s review is the blush.  It is beautifully packaged in matte plastic casing with a nice sized mirror.
The shade when applied is said to emulate the post orgasm glow! I don’t know about that – that said the colour is a stunning peachy pinky colour with embedded gold shimmer!
The shimmer is not chunky rather its very finely milled and on you skin it emanates a subtle glow!!!

Ingredients:The main ingredient in NARS Orgasm is talc. alc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax) (Beeswax), PEG 150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth 4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carmine (CI 75470) (CI 75740), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163) (CI 77163), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090) (CI 42090)

Pro’s of Nars Orgasm
Colour is very pretty .
Its very sheer and buildable.  On my skin tone (mac nc40) I have to apply quite a bit for the pigment to show through.
Blush stays on up to 5-6 hours.
The blush will last along time

Con’s of Nars orgasm
Its very expensive, needs to be ordered online and then there’s customs duty!
Not available in South Africa.

All in all :  Orgasm is a gorgeous shade and it is worth the hype definitely,  if you have the budget for it! I really love this blush and find myself reaching for it almost all the time.
Darker skin tones will need to test before purchase because the pigment might not show up so nicely.

Have you tried this blush?

What are your thoughts?

Quick update and Review Maybelline Colossal Kajal

Published September 7, 2012 by sweetashoney

Now I know I am guilty of neglecting this blog…hope I may be pardoned..
The thing is Life happens!!
Ramadan was a while back and I have been kind off busy…..I know, I know its just an excuse….
I bought Maybelline Colossal Kajal off an online site as its not available in South Africa.
This is what Maybelline India says about this product:

COLOSSAL INTENSITY
Our Deepest black pigments + unique tip deliver the blackest black
shine ever. Color glides on smooth and so intense!
COLOSSAL WEAR
Never before 6H of smudge resistant wear. Our exclusive color fix
formula gurantees intense color results that won’t smudge, budge
or fade. No more touch ups.
COLOSSAL CARE
The ultimate in care with a combination of 5 caring ingredients.
Formula enriched with Vitamin E soothes the eyes.

WHAT I LIKED:

The Pro’s

  • The kajal is quite soft and creamy
  • the kajal is easy to apply and glides with no tugging.
  • it comes in a handy twist up, self sharpening pen type (yay)
  • the packaging is a cute bright cheerful yellow!!
  • The colour is deep and opaque !
  • The price is right (150 rupees +- R20)

The Con’s

  • due to its soft texture it can smudge
  • soft creamy tip makes it more likely to break
  • u have to apply some pressure and apply eye makeup remover to remove it!

Over all I like the product allot the colour is wonderful and its inexpensive!
Well done Maybelline!

Have you used this kajal? what are your thoughts?