Eye Makeup Essentials

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

     Hello lovelies! I just want to share something that is very essential to me. I call this my eye makeup. Can I call this such sans the eyeshadow? Well for me, yes. Since I don't put eyeshadow even on special occasions, these things somehow makes my puffy eye bags less noticeable and my not so oily lids at bay. To complete my look, I use mascara and fill the gaps of my brows with eyebrow wax and powder.
     I'll be posting my reviews on the first three listed above soon. Reviews are already posted just click the links below the photo. As of now, I'm trying to learn how to apply basic eye makeup suited for daytime work. I'll be working few months from now so I have to cope with some major adjustments at home and in my work place. This will be my first "real job" after graduating years ago. It's a long story and a bit frustrating but I can share it to you on a separate post if I have the guts to one of these days.

     Any suggestions for budget friendly eye makeups e.g. undereye concealer, eyelid primer, eyeliner and eyeshadows? Thanks for sharing! 

Good Times!~

Product Review: E.L.F. Eyeliner Pen in Coffee 7301

Saturday, November 12, 2011

    I'm was sooo excited when I finished my E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner because I can purchase a new one. But unfortunately, it was OOS when I went to E.L.F. counter so I decided to try their eyeliner pen. I'm a bit curious on how it will fare with my weird eyelids. So when I got home, I opened it quickly to test it on my eyelids. I thought I will say that I found a backup for my eyeliner but hell no! I got very, very, very disappointed.

     Guess what happened?The eyeliner dried out. The moment I opened the cap and was about to draw a line on my eyelid, I felt the tip was hard. I tried swatching it on my forearm and it was really dry. So I tried shaking it like a ball pen that ran out of ink. Nothing happened. I decided to place it upside down for 10 minutes, nothing also happened. So i decided to open it and add a few drops of eyemo and see if the ink was completely dry. With a bit of luck, it's not completely dry. I was able to use it and again unfortunately, twice. 
E.L.F. Eyeliner Pen in Coffee 7301
Smudge free, no budge eyeliner that lasts for hours, for a fabulous and fresh look of precision! Smooth pen applicator easily glides on color for very fine to bold lines. Instantly beautiful,healthy looking eyes designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists.
E.L.F. Eyeliner Pen in Coffee 7301
price: 129.75 php (Around $3.00+)

size: 0.05oz/1.4g

place bought: E.L.F. Kiosk, Sm Fairview Department Store

instruction for use: Hold the applicator at as slight angle and apply color to the base of lashes. Use a light touch for thin lines or a firmer tough for thicker lines. To remove easily use an oil based makeup remover.

ingredients: Water(Aqua),Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Metacrylate Copolymer, SD Alcohol 40 (Alcohol Denat), Butylene Glycol,Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492 CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Maganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090).

E.L.F. Eyeliner Pen in Coffee 7301After swatching on my forearm, added a few drops of eye mo
What I like:
  • The price is affordable, I think it's cheap for a liquid eyeliner pen.
  • The staying power is okay. It lasts about 4-5 hours on me.
  • Can be easily remove by makeup remover. I use my facial wipes instead.
What I don't like:
  • The moment I opened the eyeliner, the tip was completely dry.
  • I had a hard time applying because the tip is too thin.
  • I tried to save it from completely drying by adding a few drops of eyemo but doesn't worked.
  • The color payoff is so so. Not that pigmented for my taste.
  • Used it only twice, it dried out completely.
Will I repurchase? Maybe yes? I'll give this another try if the SA will open it and try if it is dry or not. The SA also told me that I can replace it if it's dry provided with the receipt. Stupid me, I lost the receipt that's why I was't able to replace it.

     I give this a 2.5/5 rating. I think I need to make another review after purchasing a new one that is not dry. If your planning to buy this eyeliner, it is better to test it first so that you can replace it on the spot if you get a dry one. As for the price, it's a steal! I think no need to complain more.

      Do you use eyeliner pen?What brand can you recommend?Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~

My hubby's payday haul

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

     I'm just a plain housewife so my hubby's pay day is what I'm waiting for to do some shopping on my bath essentials and some affordable makeup. So this is what I got from Watson's Health and Beauty Store and Sm Department store.
Purederm Dual Wellbeing Pack
Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub with Licorice and Mulberry Extract
E.L.F. Eyeliner Pen in Coffee
     I already made a review on Purederm Dual Wellbeing Pack here. This is mg HG facial mask and peeling gel. I will also make a review on Asian Secrets Lulur after two or three uses. I used another variant of this scrub a year ago the one in the green tub. The SA said that only this year that two other variants were released including this one and the one with seaweed blah. I'm still thinking if I'm going to make a review on the eyeliner because my digicam is still not workin. boo boo!

     So thats all for now. I'm excited for another pay day because I'm eyeing on several makeups and to make a quick post or review on them.

Good Times!~


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