NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk Review

NYX has products I absolutely love not just because they’re the single most affordable brand in Sephora but because they truly have some amazing products. The two products I’ve previously reviewed here, I absolutely love!

Previous NYX product reviews links:

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (04, London) Review

NYX Powder Blush (PB01, Mocha) Review

This review is on the NYX Jumbo Pencil in 604, Milk.

The product.

Description and ingredients.

Swatch.

It isn’t an eyeliner that typically sets down and does not move. It stays creamy unless set with powder. That’s not a bad thing. It makes for a great base to press corresponding eyeshadow on.

Description: A jumbo pencil that comes in a variety of shades and in 5grams of product.

Ingredients: ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTEARATE, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX / EUPHORBIA CERIFERA CERA / CIRE DE CANDELILLA, CERESIN, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX / CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX / COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, POLYETHYLENE, BEESWAX / CERA ALBA / CIRE D’ABEILLE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BHA, BUTYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, ISOPROPYLPARABEN. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREEN (CI 77288), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

Where to buy: Sephora stores nationwide and in the NYX Malaysia professional stores (you can find locations to the stores here). There are also various online options.

Price: MYR 26

 

I used the product to create my 2016 Halloween look.

 

Pros:

Very pigmented!

Very opaque!

Blends easily.

Creamy and glides on very easily!

Pretty affordable considering it’s sold in Sephora.

 

Cons:

Sharpening it is a PAIN!

 

Note: These don’t set like a typical eyeliner but I do believe they weren’t meant to. They would make a great eyeshadow base. And to set it in place would be just to use a white eyeshadow.

 

Rating: 8.6/10

I love this particular eye pencil but this particular colour isn’t exactly something practical. Perhaps a different colour would serve as a wonderful cream eyeshadow.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in 005 Nude

This is my first Rimmel product review and I am excited! After Essence, there’s a competitor in town with dirt cheap prices! Started in 1834, it also is one of the oldest makeup brands still available today. A London based company whose products are made in the European Union, I am surprised they have managed to keep their prices so low. AND, one of their foundation line runs two shades deeper than mine!!! TWO SHADES DARKER THAN MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT MALAYSIAN DRUGSTORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today’s product, I got from Guardian on sale for MYR 5!!! 5 bucks! So anyway, here’s the review!

The pencil. Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal.

Some description. Product is made in France.

Description: Waterproof kohl eyeliner that comes in a variety of shades and in 1.3 grams or 0.04 oz of product. This one in particular is in the shade 005 Nude.

Ingredients: ISODODECANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC WAX, POLYETHYLENE, POLYBUTENE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SILICA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 DIISOSTEARATE/POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE/SEBACATE, POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, TALC, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TIN OXIDE, POLYURETHANE-11, [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR/+/-:IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), MICA, CARMINE (CI 75470), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 19140), FD&C BLUE NO. 1 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 42090), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288)].

Where to buy: Guardian and Watsons nationwide.

Price: MYR 10.30 (just try it out! 10 bucks isn’t much to lose)

 

Swatch (I don’t really have an eye makeup look to show but this liner is amazing!).

Pros:

Extremely creamy and glides on smoothly.

CHEAP!

Pigmented.

Very long lasting!

Very good colour selection.

 

Cons:

This shade in particular is not completely opaque so a couple of swipes are needed.

Sharpening! Ugh!

 

Rating: 8.3/10

I am kinda blown away that I got this for only MYR 5! Do give it a go!

Etude House Play 101 Pencil (49) Review

Etude House is a Korean brand that has been around in Malaysia for quite a while. Although a retail brand their prices are mid-range and some of their products are pretty affordable, especially during their promotions and sales. They offer a wide range of skincare and makeup products (their foundations and concealers however, are geared toward fair skin). One of their most eye catching products is the Play 101 Pencil which comes in a wide selection of colours. The company claims that they are multi purpose, viable from eyes to cheeks to lips!

The pen. It actually comes in a nice little box. This was in one of my haul post and you can see the box there (link here).

The pen. It actually comes in a nice little box. This was in one of my previous giveaways and you can see the box there (link here).

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The product. This one in 49 is a dark warm brown colour.

Description: A twist up multi purpose pen that can be used as an eye liner, lip liner and others. Comes in many different shades and in 0.5 grams of product. There’s a tiny sharpener attached to the end, commonly found in many twist up pencils.

Where to buy: Etude House stores and booths nationwide.

Price: MYR 46 (prices can go down to MYR22 so please either find it online or wait for a promotion).

Swatch.

Swatched; it can be blended but has to be done before it sets. Once it sets it doesn't move.

Swatched; it can be blended but has to be done before it sets. Once it sets it doesn’t move.

Did a water and oil test.

Water test, definitely water proof.

Water test, definitely water proof. The website claims that is is water resistant which is true.

Oil test. It doesn't exactly dissolve but moves when rubbed with oil. This means oily eyelids may just be able to use this without getting the dreaded panda eyes.

Oil test. It doesn’t exactly dissolve but moves when rubbed with oil. This means people with oily eyelids may be able to use this without getting the dreaded panda eyes.

Pros:

Longlasting.

Definitely multi-purpose (makes for a gorgeous lipliner or even a lipstick!).

Budge proof.

Twist up pen; I LOVE!

Decent amount of product.

The wide shade selection is a definite plus!

 

Cons:

Not easy to blend so using it as a blusher and a concealer (which the website claims) is a bit of a stretch.

Has a dry formula which does tug a tiny bit on the skin.

Wears off eventually but does give decent wear time (6-7 hours before it starts fading).

 

Rating: 8.3/10

I am kind of obsessed with this pencil. I am down to the last quarter of it and need to repurchase. Do give this a try! They are pretty amazing!

Maybelline Crayon Liner Review

The one thing I’ve learned about wearing the no makeup, makeup look is switching from black liner to brown liner and this was one of the cheapest I found at the drugstore. This is review is short and concise because of the nature of this product.

It’s the Maybelline Crayon Liner in Brown.

The liner.

The liner.

The product.

The product.

Description: It is a pencil type eyeliner that comes in two colours, Black and Brown.

Where to buy: Drugstores, pharmacy, supermarket, and everywhere there’s a Maybelline display!

Price: MYR 11.90 (again, drugstore makeup, definitely wait for a promotion or a discount!).

Swatch

Swatch

It rubs off pretty easily. No water or oil test necessary.

It rubs off pretty easily. No water or oil test necessary.

Pros:

Glides on smoothly.

Pigmented.

Opaque.

Affordable!

 

Cons:

Needs sharpening.

Is not budge proof so it does fade throughout the day (definitely NOT oily eyelid friendly).

 

Rating 6.5/10

It is my everyday eye liner. It does the job of framing my eye without looking like I have makeup on and I really don’t mind the fading off because it doesn’t mess up my face. Rating isn’t higher because it isn’t the best liner I’ve tried from the drugstore.

Essence Longlasting Eye Pencil Review

And we’re back to the formulaic reviews…

I guess if you’re still reading it’s because you are obsessed with makeup as I am and I’m sure we’d all admit to it! 😛 😛 😛

If that isn’t the case, you’re dropping by to show me some support and I appreciate that very VERY much.

Thank you! ❤ ❤ ❤

I am a big fan of Essence makeup, evident from my product reviews of their eyeshadow base (here), lipliners (here and here), and bronzer (here).

Today it’s the Essence Longlasting Eye Pencil which I featured in my last post and used it on my friend to create a scary psycho look (post here).

I have it in two shades; black and brown.

The product, in black.

The product, in black.

The product, in brown.

The product, in brown.

The product inside, in black.

The product inside, in black.

The product inside, in brown.

The product inside, in brown.

Hand swatch.

Swatches.

Description: Twist up gel pen eyeliner; the black one is in the shade 01 (Black Fever), the dark brown one is in the shade 02 (Hot Chocolate). Pretty smooth and opaque.

Where to buy: Watsons [updated 14/072017].

Price: MYR 12.60 (as cheap as it is, it’s drugstore, so prices are bound to promotions and discounts!)

Some tests.

Rubbing swatch; it does rub off.

Rubbing swatch; it does rub off. Pretty easily actually.

Water test; it doesn't really dissolve with water.

Water test; it doesn’t really dissolve with water.

Oil test; obviously not oily eyelid friendly.

Oil test; obviously not oily eyelid friendly.

 

Pros:

Pretty black and opaque.

Swatches pretty smoothly.

Twist up mechanism always appreciated.

Very affordable!

 

Cons:

Not oily eyelid friendly.

Does rub off and when I used it on my friends, it transferred, quite easily.

 

Ratings;

7/10

This is an ok eyeliner; nothing too spectacular about it. I do prefer my Silkygirl twist up eyeliner which, despite it’s shortcomings, is pretty infallible on me.

Silkygirl Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner Review

Silkygirl is a widespread makeup brand in Malaysia at very affordable price tags. Today I will review the Silkygirl Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner.

Pictures!!!

The liner

The liner

 

The name.

The name.

 

The shade.

The shade.

 

The product inside.

The product inside.

 

There's a sharpener at the end.

There’s a detachable sharpener at the end.

 

Description:

It is a twist up pen liner with a gel-like formula. There’s 0.28 g of product and it comes in two shades, 01 (blackest black) and 02 (dark brown). It comes with a detachable sharpener at the bottom of the pen. It is waterproof and claims to be long wearing.

Price: MYR 15.90 retail price without promotions or discounts. There is also a promotion pack that comes with a travel size makeup remover which I have bought, in the past, for MYR 13.80 (see product empties post #2 here).

Where to buy: Most leading pharmacies and malls and markets etc (Silkygirl is everywhere in Malaysia).

 

I have some swatches too. And also some test swatch with water and some Vaseline.

 

The line at the bottom is just a single swipe and the one on top is two swipes. It is pretty black and opaque.

The line at the bottom is just a single swipe and the one on top is two swipes. It is pretty black and opaque.

 

With water and I have rubbed it!!! No faltering!

With water and I have rubbed it!!! No faltering!

 

With a little Vaseline and rubbed. I did rub this quite hard.

With a little Vaseline and rubbed with force.

 

I have a gif image of me rubbing the liner after it had set. I was rubbing quite hard! You’ll be able to see that it does not move!

 

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SEE!!!

 

It is the same eyeliner I used on my friend on the stage play here. I used it on the bottom lash line and smoked it out.

 

Pros:

It glides on the eyelids very smoothly.

It can be smudged out if done immediately after application (before it sets).

The twist up mechanism is a pro for me! Pencil liners that needs sharpening can be a waste of product sometimes.

It is opaque and very black!

It has a matte finish which is an additional plus for me.

It is affordable!

Once set it is pretty waterproof and budge proof! It is even rub-proof!!!

 

Cons:

It may not work very well on oily eyelids.

Although there’s a sharpener attached it is difficult to use (for me) and can cause product wastage.

The product is so creamy that it breaks easily so caution has to be exercised to not twist the liner up too far as it may cause the liner to break leading to wastage.

[Updated] The twist up mechanism is very loose and I do think this is a fault because it has happened to both pens I bought and the product inside moves and is very loose so handling it sometimes becomes difficult.

 

Ratings:

[Updated] 7.9/10

[Updated] I LOVE this liner!!! Rub-proof! The twist up mechanism is a big bummer though. As always, all my disclaimers apply…