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on 7/3/2015 12:08:00 AM
More reviews by vonnyponny
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I'm a huge fan of budget gel eyeliners - I've used Maybelline's and Essence's and picked up Etude House's while I was in Hong Kong recently. It cost about $9USD and comes with a little brush. Quality: The liner goes on smooth and was easy to apply. I usually do a little wing in the corner and it lasted all day even in heat and humidity which is amazing because I have pretty oily skin. It was very pigmented and long-lasting. A+Packaging: It comes in a little matte plastic jar similar to most other gel liners and I've found that as long as I was diligent about screwing on the lid really tight it hasn't dried out much. The brush is MUCH better than Maybelline's - it is a wide, but thin brush so you can easily and quickly make long skinny lines. The bottom part pops off and becomes a cap so it is very travel-friendly!
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on 1/19/2015 4:53:00 AM
More reviews by annisas99
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Was amazing for a while but it dried out super fast and didn't stay creamy for very long. Despite that, if I just work with it a bit I can get a pretty decent eyeliner. Also it lasts all day; surprising considering how oily my lids are. Packaging is cute I suppose, especially the little brush it comes with. In conclusion, amazing for the first two weeks but dries up fast. Not worth the price tag.
on 3/8/2013 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by IrynaHarpy
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse
I'm a self-confessed makeupaholic and am positively obsessive-compulsive about eyeliners. Considering the fact that I'm teetering on the edge of turning 54, I can assure you that I have many, many years of experience with every kind of eyeliner in existence.NOTE:Apparently this eyeliner is an 'upgrade' from their now discontinued 'Code B Strong Eyes Cream Liner'. I dread to think how bad that was!PRICE & QUANTITY:It seemed worth a go as it was AU$18 (before shipping costs) for 4 grams. MAC fluidline costs AU$32 for 3 grams. Bobbi Brown costs AU$35 for 3 grams (it used to cost up to AU$55!)... & I don't particularly like Bobbi Brown cosmetics (although I'm tempted to try Violet Ink). I really wasn't impressed with her Black Ink, eye primer, powder, or any of the products I've bought from her range.I bought the Drawing Show eyeliner after having had a think about trying unknown brands online & seeing a few Asian bloggers extolling the virtues of this cream eyeliner. Lesson learned - be wary of overenthusiastic, inexperienced young girls reviewing cosmetics. Ladies of all ages, please don't write reviews on the first day you use a product! I wait until I've used up the product or have had to bin it. First impressions are seldom the final impression. I suspect we all want to know products hold up in the long-term, not just when you're on a new product high!I wanted to try a couple of BB creams so thought I'd try this in #BK801 Black One Shot, as well as Dejavu Fiberwig Lash Knockout mascara (which I LOVE & will review soon).WHY CREAMS/GELS OVER PENCILS:I've been using Blacktrack for a while as I can't find a replacement for my all-time favourite opaque, matte cream/gel eyeliner by Gorgeous. They only ever made the one liner in the one colour/shade (black) & excelled at it. The jar was discontinued & they now sell it in pencil form only. It's still my HG formula (I carry one around in my bag), but pencils are only for touch-ups or doing an evening eye when you're going somewhere straight from work. Keeping them sharpened well enough for the full monty on a daily basis is not only wasteful but a nightmare: I can't count how many times I've had a sharpener open up in my makeup bag & had to make time to clean everything up with rubbing alcohol!... and applying eyeliner with a stub? Grrr!I want to apply my eyeliner in the morning without any dramas & have it stay in place until I remove it before going to bed, not drag a suitcase of brushes & products around with me all day.WHAT THE HYPE PROMISED & WHAT IT ACTUALLY DELIVERED:Bloggers were raving about how creamy it was; how it applied like an opaque, one swipe dream; how it stayed in place without smudging, budging, fading & was water resistant. Various swatches with rubbing & water resistance tests looked promising.Okay, on the first day it truly went on like that. It even came with a nifty portable brush which came out of its airtight holder & clicked into the end to form a reasonable length brush you can work with then clean with a tissue & pop back into your bag without having to carry a brush around in a separate container to keep it clean. I prefer an angled brush to work with these kinds of formulas, but it's quite adequate.HOWEVER, the moment I dipped the brush in I broke out into a sweat over the formula. It felt like on of those creams/gels that are going to dry out to a hard, waxy block very, very quickly. Sadly, I was correct. After less than a week of daily use it progressively glugged up on trying to distribute it over the brush & started drying on contact with my eyelid in a waxy glob (& I do work quickly, close the lid quickly & tightly, plus store cream eye products bottoms up in a cool, dark drawer).Drawing in the line would take dip after dip leaving bumps of flaky liner in its wake. I tried at quick blast in the microwave - next day it was even waxier. I tried a half-dose resuscitation a la Koren Zander (EnKore). Still waxy. I ended up giving it a triple or quadruple dose of the glycerine & silicone revival technique in order to turn it into a liquid-like liner. Nope. It turned into a watery version of the weird, uneven, waxy solution that goes on unevenly. After letting it sit like that for a month, I gave it a stir this morning & tried to do a small wing tip with my finest brush. It peeled off, so I've binned it. I don't even want to save the plastic jar it came in, although it's quite sturdy & seals well.WAS THERE ANYTHING ABOUT THE PRODUCT I LIKED?The first two applications... oh, okay, you've twisted my arm: I could stretch that to the first three. The brush, however, is a keeper & lives in my makeup bag as a method of applying my Gorgeous eyeliner pencil without having to sharpen it every time I use it. That's a little pricy for a cheap, portable eyeliner brush that will only probably survive a couple of months of spot cleaning before it needs to be tossed. Without it, the actual product doesn't even merit even one lippie. The lippie is for the brush only.
on 6/26/2014 5:16:00 PM
More reviews by Blackforesttart
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Just my go-to eyeliner it's easy to handle and it never ever smudges on me. I especially like that my sensitive eyes ( hello contact lenses) get along well with this eyeliner. Furthermore it offers a really nice color payoff. It also hasn't dried up or anything(and I bought it 6 months ago). If I lost this one I would be heart-broken!if you want additional information you can also check out my blog; I actually did a full review on this ^^http://www.blackforesttart.com/2014/06/26/etude-house-drawing-show-creamy-liner-bk802/
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