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Swatches: New Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils!

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Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils

Lancome has released 16 shades of the Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencils. They claim it to be like a liquid liner in a pencil with 24 hour wear. It is made with ultra-rich pigments, and glides on easily with one stroke and blends like a cream. Once it sets, the effect won’t smudge, flake, or fade. They are available exclusively at Sephora.com.

*Disclaimer: This was sent to me by Lancome USA, with no expectation of a review.

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All 16 shades

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From L to R: Macaron, Baroque, Ampoule, Cote d’ Azur, Minuit, Parisian Night, Paradis, and Pacifique

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From L to R: Noir Intense, Brulee, Pluie, Lame. Lumiere, French Lace, Embrase, and Soleil

Product Review: Revlon Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Product: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Shade I bought: “Blackest Black”
Other shades it comes in: Black and Blackened Brown
Where to buy: Many drugstores should have it now
Price: Around $7-8 (varies)
Would I buy again? Yes

I went to Wal-Mart the other day to re-stock on my beloved Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner but to my surprise they didn’t have the one I usually get (the triangular shaped bottle) but was instead replaced with their new Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner Pen! I am impartial to eyeliner pens just because they seem to dry out faster than the ones in the pots, even when stored upside down or horizontally, they don’t last as long as the ones that have pots. However, what I DO love about them is how easy it is to create a nice line or wing with the precise brush as well how it’s easy to tote around for any touch ups.

As much as I LOVE my MAC Fluidline in “Blacktrack”, sometimes it’s hard to get the perfect wing even with the most precise eyeliner brush (the little line of eyeliner some of you ‘wing’ out at the outer corner of your eye). So sometimes I like to apply my fluidline then use the Revlon liquid eyeliner for the wing portion of my eyeliner, or I will use it OVER my fluidline to create the darkest line.

I have NOT personally tried MAC’s Penultimate Eyeliner, I have played with it in the store, and I can honestly say that the Revlon Eyeliner Pen seems JUST AS good, it stays on for me even at the end of the day, doesn’t flake or rub off for me at all, and their “Blackest Black” is a nice true jet black and offers an intensified black like the Penultimate Eyeliner. Not to mention the Penultimate Eyeliner is $16.50, whereas the Revlon Eyeliner is around $7-8.

Anyway, here is my review on it!

PROS:
– The pen form is easy to tote around and allows for easier application to line the eyes, no mess or globs of liquid eyeliner all over the place
– Colorstay technology allows wear for up to 16 hours! And it totally does for me, I can wear this all day and it still looks just as fresh!
– The fine-tapered felt tip gives a nice soft thin or thick line, as well as giving me better control to be able to line the eyes smoothly and evenly, dispenses the right amount of product to eliminate mistakes!
– You can control the intensity of the color
– Doesn’t flake on me, or fade, no weird smell

CONS:
– None, other than because it’s in pen form it may dry out faster than the traditional liquid eyeliner (I will let y’all know!)

You might like this if: You have trouble lining your eyes, have shaky hands, or want an eyeliner that is easy and fast.

Overall: I am an avid fan of Revlon, especially their Colorstay Liquid Eyeliners and even their Colorstay Eye Pencils. I use their lipsticks and used to use their eyeshadows and concealers before I got bit by the MAC bug, (because MAC gives me more product for my money for certain things). It was no surprise that this eyeliner performed remarkably well because it’s just as awesome as their original and to me it’s just as great as MAC’s Penultimate Eyeliner Pen, and cheaper! I definitely recommend this if you are looking for a good eyeliner that lasts and gives a nice bold black, or especially for those who are new to lining the eyes or have a hard time lining the eyes because the pen forms allows you to just concentrate on applying it just right and dispenses the right amount of product.

MAC Creme Liners

Creme Liner is an advanced version of traditional creme liner, which can be used wet or dry. It can be applied straight from the container for a concentrated opaque line, or with a tiny bit of water for a more liquid/fluid application. It dries quickly, is streak-resistant, and long-lasting. Not made with harsh solvents or lacquers like some, this formula contains Vitamin E. It provides the most versatility for the artist.
2.5 g / 0.08 US OZ
US$11.50

These Creme Liners are the newest thing to hit the MAC PRO stores! They are not available in freestanding MAC stores (at least as of yet). MAC PRO stores only, and you do not have to be a MAC PRO member to buy from the MAC PRO stores, but you do have to be to buy online.

***EDIT*** Many of you asked how these compare to the fluidlines, I personally only have the Fluidlines, so I don’t know how they truly compare, however I am guessing that the Fluidlines are more of a gel consistency, whereas the Creme Liners can be used dry (as is from the pot) or you can wet your brush to create an affect similar to that of liquid eyeliners. They say its also streak resistant (a plus!) and long lasting (although the Fluidlines to me are also long lasting). They are a more re-vamped version of the old traditional creme liners.

Product Review- L’Oreal Voluminous Eyeliner Marker


Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $7-$9, CVS Pharmacy, any drugstore
Color: Black

What they say: Design a soft or dramatic liner look for your eyes with L’Oreal’s Voluminous eyeliner in a mistake-proof marker.

I am a sucker for eyeliners, I know when it comes to us Asian gals, many say eyeliner makes our eyes appear smaller, but for me it’s the opposite, eyeliner makes my eyes look bigger (I will show you a pic oneday haha), without eyeliner I think I look sleepy…so when it comes to buying eyeliners, I like trying them all. I went into CVS and picked up the L’Oreal Voluminous Eyeliner, I was intrigued because it was like a marker and reminded me of the eyeliner pens like Physician’s Formula Eyeliner Pens which also worked great but dried up fast.

PROS: It’s pretty neat, it has a chiseled felt-tip, just like a marker, making it easy to line the eyes from the inner corner out. The flat part can be used to line, and the pointed part can be used to wing out your eyeliner. The fluid itself is like regular liquid eyeliners and stays on all day. I love it because it’s my “makeup bag eyeliner” that stays with me in my purse for any touch-ups, and since it’s like a marker, it’s a good space saver.

CONS: None!

Overall: It’s pretty neat, if you are looking for a cheap but good eyeliner that will last, give this a try!

Product Review: Revlon’s Line Fantasy Cream Eyeliner



Product:
2 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
Would I re-purchase? No
Price: $10, Walgreens

I first introduced this product a few posts ago, and finally tried it a few days ago…I wasn’t happy with it. First of all, I have been using MAC Fluidlines, Revlon’s Colorstay Eyeliners (both pencil and liquid form), and Indelible Gel Eyeliners from Mad Minerals, and NONE of them are TOO creamy in the sense that it’s hard to apply in one motion, nor do they crease like crazy.

Many of you have asked what my favorite eyeliner is and I really don’t have one, it really just depends on what I feel like using that day, if I am in a hurry, Revlon’s Liquid Eyeliner does the trick and stays on without flaking, I love the smooth and lasting application (as well as how long it lasts for a tiny jar!) of the MAC Fluidlines. The Indelible Gel Eyeliners are a great alternative to the MAC Fluidlines, however they are SUPER tiny and they dry out really fast.

In terms of preventing smudging (another frequently asked question), you can try powdering your lower lashline to absorb oil and then lining your eyes. I like to just line my waterline or line my lower lash line and smudging it on purpose for a soft smokey look. An eyeliner sealant also seals the deal to help make it last longer and prevent a lot of smudging.

I tried applying the Revlon cream eyeliner like you normally would with any cream or gel eyeliner; first with the tiny brush it came with (which also sucked), so then I used my own eyeliner brush and I had to apply it like 5 times to even get an even amount of color because it was streaking across my lashline. It also didn’t dry as fast as other gel eyeliners such as the Fluidlines. (I have NOT tried L’Oreal’s HIP eyeliners, so I wouldn’t know how they compare).

I then tried it with Silk Naturals’s Eyeliner Sealant, and it seemed to do the trick and made it stay without creasing.

PROS: Using this with an eyeliner sealant makes it a cream eyeliner you can work with, it’s inexpensive and comes in brown, purple, black, and blue. Available at drugstores that carry brand new product collections.

CONS: Creased like crazy for me and I don’t have oily eyelids either! Takes a few applications to get an even pigmented line.

Overall: I am so accustomed to how well other eyeliner perform, such as the Fluidlines, Indelible Gel Eyeliners, and even Revlon’s other line of eyeliners, their colorstay eyeliner pencils or liquid eyeliners work really well. However, I would not re-purchase this as I would rather just get something else that I don’t have to struggle with to stay on or give me a continuous even line of color.

Beauty Find: Revlon’s Line Fantasy Cream Eyeliner

With all the new makeup products being released every month from the low-end to the high-end brands, it’s so hard to keep up! Even my wallet is having a hard time keeping up! LOL.

I found the new Summer Collection by Revlon, featuring new lipglosses, eyeshadows, bronzers, and more. One of them are the new “Line Fantasy Cream Eyeliners”, which remind me of the L’Oreal HIP Cream Eyeliners. They are $10.99 at WALGREENS and comes with a tiny eyeliner brush.

I haven’t had a chance to actually use it yet, but just by swatching it on my hand, it was nice and creamy and easy to apply, same consistency as the MAC Fluidlines. Staying powder seems ok for now (won’t know until I actually test it out!) and from what I remember, it came in a few colors (I don’t know all the names), but they were “Chocolate”, a purple and a blue one, and I think a black one but it was all sold out.

I bought “Chocolate” because I was actually in need of a chocolate brown eyeliner when doing soft brown and neutral looks as black eyeliner against my light skin tends to be too dark and overpowering, although I love the classic black eyeliner, I really want to try different colors of eyeliners.

Again, I have NOT tried these yet as I just got them, so I don’t know how they compare to other eyeliners such as the Indelible Gel Eyeliners, or the MAC Fluidlines. Also, I have never tried any of the L’oreal HIP cream eyeliners so I don’t know how they would compare to those but I imagine they are pretty similar….

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