My Holy-Grail Liquid Eyeliner

Hello, beauties! Today I’m going to be sharing with you my secret weapon in my makeup bag. I was going to do a two-in-one where I shared a review and a tutorial but I decided to split it up and make it a two part series. Liquid eyeliner (and eyeliner in general) is something that can make or Ā break your look. I know personally, if someone has poorly applied eyeliner, I notice, and if someone has fabulous eyeliner, I also notice. If I were to be on a deserted island and could only bring three makeup products, this one would be included.

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The Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner (that’s a mouth full!) has been my favorite eyeliner for several years and for many reasons.. First, the pen style tip makes it super easy to apply. It’s great for creating both thin and thick lines and gives you enough precision to create designs with it if you want/need to. My only complaint is that for a pretty normal sized eyeliner, it doesn’t seem like there is much in there. I find myself having to repurchase this eyeliner probably the most often out of everything I use more regularly. Also, once you reach the end of this eyeliner or have had it for awhile, the pen starts to dry out. It’s still doable to use, but it makes it much more difficult and the color doesn’t come out as black.

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The formula of this eyeliner is perfection. The color is a midnight black, and it stays black all day long. I find some eyeliners tend to end up faded and almost grey by the end of the day. This isn’t a waterproof eyeliner, but that is actually something I like about it. It stays without smudging all day, but I don’t feel like I have to use three different makeup removers and towels to scrub it off. So, if you’re like me and your eye area is extra sensitive, this is a great option for you!

This is a drugstore eyeliner, so it is significantly cheaper than high-end brands, but it’s still pretty pricey for a drugstore eyeliner. It’s two cons kind of go together, it’s more expensive, and you have to replace it more often than you’d like to.

Despite it’s cons, this eyeliner has been with me through thick and thin and I don’t plan on replacing it any time soon. It’s one of my holy grail products and I highly recommend checking this out the next time you’re in the drugstore!

That’s all for today, look out for this post’s counterpart that will be an eyeliner tutorial! Have a beautiful end of your week! It’s Friday Eve! šŸ˜‰ xoxo

What is one of your holy grail makeup products? Do you prefer liquid, stick, or gel eyeliners?

– Emma

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Review: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss

Hey there, fantastic readers! First of all, happy March! Who’s excited for Spring Break? Because I know I DEFINITELY am! I am in serious need of some relaxation at the beach…but first we have to get through these last few days. This spring, two makeup items that I used to never be into that I have become obsessed with and just want a bunch of different colors are blush and lip-gloss. I have been on the hunt for a light pink and coral lip-gloss, and also a bunch of bright blush shades. While shopping at Target this weekend the color of this gloss caught my eye. I loved it so much and thought it was perfect for the Springtime. So, let’s get down to the details and review of this gloss.

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I picked up the Revlon Super Lustrous LipglossĀ Ā in the shade Pango Peach this weekend because I completely fell for the color. It’s a very unique peach color that has a slight pinky-coral tone to it and pieces of subtle golden glitter to add an extra shine. As bright as the color looks on my hand and in the packaging, it is quite sheer when applied to the lips. I have never been a fan of the usual consistency of lip-glosses which is why I usually never purchase them, though I do love the look of them. I was pleasantly surprised by this product. It’s a thicker and less wet formula that has fairly decent lasting power and stickiness is minimal. This product is by no means perfect, but I find when wearing this I don’t feel like there is a bunch of goop on my lips that my hair and everything else is just going to stick to.

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This is the perfect color for spring this year, as more orange-based lip colors have been on trend. So if you’re wanting to experiment with orange-esque lip colors but aren’t sure how bold you want to go, this is the perfect color. I also find that the coral undertones that the gloss has makesĀ it a flattering color on my fellow fair-skinned ladies.

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The packaging is nice, simple, and clean. The color of the gloss is true to what you see in the packaging which is refreshing since some packaging for lip products can be illusory. The applicator is also simple: it’s just your basic lip applicator (sponge? I’m not quite sure what the right word is, so I hope you all kinda know what I’m trying to say) but it’s slightly smaller than most applicators which allows for more precision when applying.

I think that covers everything…overall I think it’s a gorgeous color and the consistency is better than most out there (especially drugstore glosses). If you are looking for a less expensive spring lip-gloss, I do recommend this.

Have a good week, loves! If you’ve been feeling down try to lift your spirits by filling yourself with happy thoughts, and surrounding yourself with people who have positive energy and build you up. If that doesn’t make you feel any better, break out your two BFFs…mascara and lip stick. That pair can make any girl feel better. xoxo

Do you prefer lipstick, gloss, or stain? Are you travelling somewhere fantastic over Spring Break? Let me know in the comments!

– Emma

 

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