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Review: NYX Vivid Brights in Vivid Envy & Vivid Sapphire

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I’m a sucker for coloured liquid liners. Something about the bright pop of colour just does it for me! When I was at the NYX Cosmetics store, I picked these two shades up on whim. In my head, I was thinking that it’s okay if these liners don’t work out because they were only $10 each. I mean could these really be as bright and vivid as the bottle claimed?

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What is it: As I mentioned, these are bright coloured liquid liners that are supposed to give you intense colour payoff all while remaining long wearing. I picked up the shades Vivid Envy and Vivid Sapphire. Vivid Envy is a gorgeous bright green. Vivid Sapphire is an intense bright blue. It’s not in a pen format but rather a wand (when you see the picture you’ll understand what I mean). It’s pretty simple to use, even if you’re not comfortable using liquid liners. The applicator is perfect for making thin or thick lines with ease! It retails for $10 (CDN).

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The Good: I have never been this impressed by a liquid liner. Especially one that is under $15. Let me first begin by saying how pigmented these liners are. The above picture is only one swipe of the colour. I took it before it dried so I can show you how pigmented the colours are. The formula of these are super creamy and easy to apply onto your lids. I found that it didn’t dry super fast but it wasn’t slow either. Once it was dry, the liner was matte and bright…just like its name! It was easy to use the wand to apply the liner and I was able to make my lines as thick or thin as I wanted. Another impressive quality of these liners are the fact that I was able to use it on my lower lash line and it didn’t irritate my eyes. This product is also super long wearing. My eyeliner didn’t move until I used makeup remover to remove it!

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The Bad: N O T H I N G!

Overall Rating: 10/10

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Review: MAC Cosmetics’ Fluidline in Waveline

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Let it be known: my world WILL be in shambles if all forms of eyeliners were extinct (as dramatic as that sounds, it’s the truth). Now you already know that black eyeliners are literally the only thing I wear (most of the time). So why would I venture outside of that colour you ask? Well…LOOK. AT. THAT. COLOUR!! Is it not the most beautiful navy blue you’ve ever seen? Clearly, this was a complete impulse purchase on my part.

What is it?

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MAC cosmetics’ Fluidline liner in Waveline is described as a navy blue gel liner that has low levels of gold pearl infused in there (I know sounds super fancy). As you can see, it comes in a very generous pot (like most of their gel liners). Upon application, it’s supposed to feel silky smooth that gives off a soft finished look. It’s foolproof (you know that’s perfect for someone like me), long-wearing and the most important aspect of all gel liners….it’s smudge-proof! With one stroke of your brush, you are supposed to get the most opaque colour on your lids.

How long did I use it for?

Since August 2015 + counting.

First Impressions and thoughts?

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As I mentioned before, the colour itself was predominantly the reason why I bought this. Once I dipped my angle brush into the pot to get some product on, I already knew that I was going to love this. It glided on smoothly on my lids and didn’t feel dry at all. So for me, that was already a huge plus point. The colour was also so opaque that I literally contemplated wearing this every day. It was easy to apply and it didn’t smudge!

My Verdict?

If you’re going to purchase any gel liner, I highly recommend that you try this one out. This particular shade is wearable and gorgeous (& this is coming from a black eyeliner enthusiast). Every single claim is true about this product. I love the size and generosity of this product. Also, I need to mention the fact that I’ve had this for months and the gel liner has not dried out at all (A HUGE BONUS). It’s pro-longwear and I found that it literally did not budge/smudge until I used makeup remover to remove it. It was silky smooth and it glided effortlessly on to my lids. The formula was not drying on my lids at all! Another thing I really like about this product is that without any primers/shadows under it, you still get a pretty opaque line, which is completely budge proof (the swatches are done with no primer/shadow on the lids).

Price & Where can you buy it?

$20 (CDN) at MAC Cosmetics stores & retailers

Would I repurchase it?

THOUSAND PERCENT (also, I’m definitely picking up some other shades in the line in the next few weeks!)

Pros:

  • Smudge, budge proof
  • Opaque colour
  • Glides perfectly on the lids
  • Doesn’t dry out
  • Feels silky+smooth on your lids

Cons:

  • Nothing, Nada, Zilch!

Overall Rating: 10/10 (I cannot find a single thing wrong with this gel liner! If you’re on the lookout for a navy blue liner, then this is it!)

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Happy Shopping Dolls! x

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Review: MAC’s Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Petrol Blue

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MAC is seriously one of the best makeup companies out there. Even though I’ve got my favourite brands, I always find myself going…sometimes running…to a MAC store to pick up any instant makeup needs. Since spring is just around the corner, I wanted to go pick up some really fun eyeliners for the season. After swatching the entire stash of pearlglide liners, I fell in love with this particular colour. MAC’s pearlglide eye pencils are a perfect mix of rich colour with shimmer and sparkle. I’ve tried other liners from this line and I absolutely love them. So I knew that my expectations for this particular liner would be very high. I got the shade Petrol blue, which is described as a deep navy with a pearly sheen finish. To me, the colour has microshimmer in there, which is really pretty because it almost looks like a starry night. This has become my favourite shimmery navy blue liner of all time. I haven’t come across anything really like it so it’s pretty unique. I love the formula of the pearlglide liners. I find that they are extremely creamy, soft and smooth. Which is perfect because it glides on your eyes like butter! The opacity of the colour is incredible! It’s so pigmented that with one swipe, you really get the colour you need. It’s super blendable, which is great if you are creating a smoldering smoky eye look. I found that with this liner, it lasted pretty much the entire day on my eyes without smudging or having any sort of fall out from the micro-glitter. Although, I will say, that when I was removing the liner with a makeup remover, the glitter was a little tough to remove but it did come off (that could be more because I wasn’t using a great remover). All in all, this is a fantastic product not just for Spring but for all year around. The colour is beautiful and unique. The price ($19 CDN) is also fantastic because you are getting a high quality product! This is a highly recommended product and I can probably use this every day for the rest of my life! You can purchase this online or at any MAC stores.

Happy Shopping Dolls! x

Pros:

  • Rich, Luxurious in colour and texture
  • Buttery Smooth formula, glides perfectly on lids for an intense colour
  • Beautiful opaque colour with shimmer, no major fall out
  • Blends really well
  • Long-wearing and smudge proof

Cons:

  • None at all!

Rating: 10/10 (This is my favourite navy blue eyeliner of all time! If I had to choose another eyeliner, besides a black liner, to use for the rest of my life; then this would be it!)

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