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Now I really have to give my praises to this wonderful waterproof mascara that live up to its promises! I now brand thee, Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Very Black, as my everyday Gym Mascara.

Yes! I’ve been using this product whenever I go to the gym. And it doesn’t smear, smudge, run at all (despite the storm of sweat that runs down my face. Of all the make ups that I can’t live without, a mascara earns a spot on my the list. I can go out without a blushers, foundations, powders, and lipsticks as long as I have my trusty mascara on. Because for me, if the eyes are the windows to the soul, then ones eyelashes are the perfectly complimenting shutters for those windows to show ones personality living in ones exterior. Okay whatever…haha

Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Very Black

So… I got this in a pack. 2 bottles in one packaging. I got mine for Php350.00 from a Facebook seller (who got her items form the US – so these are authentic.) It comes in a pretty pink and black bottle. Its applicator wand just have small bristles which requires a bit more effort in application.

Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

I’ve never been a fan of Maybelline but after trying two of their mascaras, this, the Great Lash Waterproof Very Black and Vollum’ Express Waterproof in Brown, the brand got my respects. (They are really waterproof!) So basically, I only use their mascaras.

Small wand

The only thing I don’t like about their waterproofs is that its REALLY hard to remove. So I have to be extra careful when removing it so I won’t lose any lashes by plucking them accidentally. Ouch.

 I’d give this product a rating of 3.5/5 for waterproof mascara lovers. 

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Now this specific product was purchased by me, BY ACCIDENT. A very careless-impulsive accident might I add.  I was actually buying a bottle of Moon Beam and a couple of Benefit products when this had happened. I was only doing my shopping online so I was only able to “inspect” the items through the photos posted on the Benefit Website. And so I had a couple of items on the list already when I decided to ‘checkout’ and then a small photo of this Bag Gal Liner appeared on the sidebar of the site. And then pooof! the rest is history. (Thanks to my good friend for purchasing and shipping those Benefit products to me by the way. You know who you are babe!) 😀

BAD Gal Smoldering Black Eye Liner

Anyway, so back to the primary purpose of blogging… I have never thought of using a dry pencil as a liner since I’ve had bad experiences with smudging aka “the raccoon” look. I have always used the liquid kind, but for the sake of not wasting a couple of bucks I had to try it on atleast.

I was surprised to not have been disappointed. It’s not a waterproof liner but it did  stay on just right. The soft-crayon-like formula works well for creating a smooth thick or thin line. It worked well on “tight-lining” too. (Well atleast for me) Its color is sooooo BLACK, (DARK and INTENSE) that it did justice on its name, “Bad Gal”. I use this one whenever I feel like making my look stronger with feline eyes. Its a great liner for heavy smokey eye shadow look as well.

I'll post a swatch next time =) (sorry shoo tamad)

The Bad Gal Liner comes in a pretty pink and black bulky silky-matte-like box. The pencil itself is thick so a jumbo sharpener is a must. It’s got a black cap for hygienic purposes. The thing about this eyeliner pencil is that, with it being so thick, you have to use an eyeliner brush (I use an angled eyeliner brush) to apply it on since you cannot really rely on the thick pencil. Putting it on directly will result to a tad thick crooked line! Although you can use it as a regular liner when freshly sharpened. Some people don’t use a brush when applying this, so I guess it will always depend on how it works for you.

So one Bad Gal Smoldering Black Eye Liner Pencil costs $20.00 (or Php 880.00) I got mine from SF,California via my friend 😀 There was actually a sale when I got this one so I got it on a lower price, but considering the normal prices, I think this one’s a steal for such quality.

 

This black liner is definitely a staple for me!

But of course Givenchy will still own the throne but that’s a another story(blog!:p)

From your Benefit pal! 

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Haha! Atlast! I got another Bad Gal Mascara! *tears*

Another $19.00 of addictive black formula for every pair of strong feline eyes.

Gotta order in again before this one runs out. See my previous posts for a rerview on this product! 🙂

From Sephora ION Sg: I already took it off the box

Who loves Benefit?! Meeee-ow!

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It’s been almost a year since I’ve discovered the Revlon ColorStay Eye Pen. I was having an eyeliner-phase so I exhaustively tried and tried on different brands until I found the 03 Blackened Brown from the Revlon ColorStay Collection.

REVLON Color Stay Liquid Pen in 003

A liquid pen costs Php 575.00 from malls which is a bit pricey for an eyeliner by a mass-brand cosmetic, but the quality of this baby sure does redeem itself.

Stocking up for the rainy days 🙂

I like the color03 Blackened Brown. It isn’t too black nor browny. It’s actuallly a mix of both which makes it look like a soft black so you won’t look like an eyeliner-rockstar-addict. I’ve always had a bad hand when it comes to applying eyeliners which is why the liquid pen type makes it easy to use. Plus, it’s waterproof and it endures one’s oily face for a whole day. You don’t even have to worry when taking it off because you can easily wipe it off with a wet-ones towel or make up remover. I use this liquid eyeliner pen everyday. I’d say this is a perfection in a pen! 🙂

I would recommend this product for those who use eyeliners everyday. It’s a 4/5 for me.

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This mascara is super BLACK (hence the “Bad Gal” name i guess! and did I mention that it has this adorably cute packaging! (Pink and Black!) 🙂 This baby was named by Daily Candy and Elle Beauty Top 5 Awards as the Best Mascara of 2010!

Benefit Bad Gal Lash

It has this famous BIG brush (full and thick bristles) that will surely cover your lashes for a voluminous look! NOT CLUMPY AT ALL! Love love love.

Look at that fat and full bristles...

One regular sized Bad Gal Mascara will cost you $19. It’s pretty expensive for a mascara but hey, its Benefit! 🙂

I got mine as a freebie at Sephora because I purchased a lot of cosmetics then. I tell you, once you get in Sephora ION, you’d go crazy. My sister uses this brand as well and she loves it! !

I actually had this magical mascara ordered from Sephora at SG. Can’t wait to get a hold of it! Just like what Rachel Zoe always say…”It’s to die for!”

We are such Benefit Fans! 🙂

Stay tuned for more Benefit Reviews!

 

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This product is a great everyday mascara. For a korean brand, this one’s lives up to its marketing promises, at least for this specific product, the Greatist Mascara. I’ve been using their Black mascara in “01 Curling & Lash” for almost a year now and it is one of my favorite “lash enhancers.”

Pretty Elegant Bottles

I like the material of its applicator. It’s bristles are fine and doesn’t make the product go clumpy every time you take it out of the bottle. It distributes the product in my lashes just right. Plus, it has this sleek and elegant bottle. It actually has the same bottle design as the Greatist Liquid Eyeliner.

Its the "Goldilocks" brush hehe

One Bottle is priced at Php 495.00 0r 545.00 (something between that range – Im not really good with remembering prices) . Just right! Not too pricey or cheap to be doubted, that’s why I think its great for everyday use.

One bottle lasts for one month for me, since I use it up so fast with my normal triple coat application hehe. I am not a mascara addict but somehow I find it necessary ever since I stopped having Eyelash Extensions. (I’ve gotten used to having long lashes which is why having no extensions makes me feel that I don’t have any lashes anymore.)

The down side is, the product tends to get dried out when you don’t get to use it often. (just my observation)

Some Korean Brands have a few good cosmetic products, and for The Face Shop, the Greatist 01 Mascara is definitely one of those!

A rating of 3.5/5 for this product! =)

 

 

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The Face Shop’s Greatist Liquid Eyeliner is smudge and water-proof. I normally use this on occasions that requires a full make-up, albeit it can be used as an everyday liner as well.

Greatist Liquid Eyeliner's Sleek Elegant Design

Very Fine Tip (Brush)

One bottle is costs Php 475.00. This eyeliner comes in a very elegant bottle of gold, black and a clear plastic glass. It’s applicator is a fine brush and easy to use. The blackness of the liquid eyeliner is a deep black and every application is a thick-finish.

With Flash

With the Greatist Liquid Eyeliner on my left eye. (Sorry for the pixelated image)

The down-side is, it doesn’t dry up as fast as it should, that’s why I still have to use a fan to dry it all up. And it’s kinda difficult to wipe off. You’ll need a strong make up remover for this one. Plus, it tends to be shiny after it dries, which is actually cute and girly-looking, but is very much against to looking all natural. But if you want an industrial-strenght eye-liner, maybe you’d want to try this one.  🙂

I’d give this a rating of 2.5/5.

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