Essence Liquid Ink Waterproof Eyeliner Review

Essence is one of my favourite makeup brands from the drugstore and perhaps even one of the most affordable here in Malaysia.

This is a review of the Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner (waterproof).

The product.

The wand.

Close up of the brush applicator.

Description: Waterproof liquid eyeliner with a fine brush applicator. Comes in 0.1 fl. oz/3ml product. Comes in only black and dries down matte.

Price: MYR 13.90 (and as always, look out for a discount or promotion)

Where to buy: Watsons and Mydin.

Swatch

Water test

It is waterproof duh!

Oil test.

With some Vaseline (This surprised me; it doesn’t move with oil! It only crumbles a tiny bit).

 

Pros:

Black and opaque.

Brush is fine for the sharpest application!

Doesn’t skip because the formula is pretty smooth.

Very affordable.

Pretty good staying power.

 

Cons:

Layering is a mess as it cracks when the skin moves.

Funky smell (or perhaps I got a bad tube)!

Crumbles off sometimes.

You can see it a tiny bit here. I do believe you’d be able to see it better if you watch the video. Just click on the picture and skip to to 3.03 see it.

Rating:

6.5/10

If you can get away with a single layer then this liner would be great! For me, since I do mostly use this with dance makeup or stage makeup, it needs to be done quite thick and thus it cracks. Pass!

IN2IT Line Define (Matte Liquid Eyeliner) Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

IN2IT is a cosmetic brand registered under Hong Kong based Asia Pacific Cosmetics Corporation but the products are developed in Southeast Asia using technology from Germany and Japan. The products are affordable and pretty widespread in Malaysia.

The product.

The product.

Description and ingredients.

Description and ingredients.

The bottle.

The bottle.

The nylon brush tip.

The nylon brush tip.

Swatch.

One could create the thinnest sharpest line!

One could create the thinnest sharpest line!

Water test.

As claimed it does peel off which means it is easy to remove. However, there is a little gentle rubbing needed to remove it. It doesn't exactly just melt off.

As claimed it does peel off which means it is easy to remove. However, there is a little gentle rubbing needed to remove it. It doesn’t exactly just melt off.

With Vaseline for the oil test. It does stay put but a little rubbing does move the product a little which isn't too bad.

With Vaseline for the oil test. It does stay put but a little rubbing does move the product a little which isn’t too bad.

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Liner used with this makeup.

Description: It is a liquid eyeliner with a brush applicator that dries down to a matte finish. Among the colours that I could see were, black, blue and brown. They also come in a box of two, one black and one coloured (buy 1 get 1 free). The one in this review is LM01 (all black). IN2IT claims that the liner has a peel off formula that is easy to remove.

Price: MYR 15.90 (the price is subject to in-store discounts and offers).

Where to buy: All major drugstores; Watsons, Guardian, and even Sasa.

 

Pros:

Long wearing (but I don’t have oily eyelids so this should be taken into account).

Does not come off with sweating (because I danced and perspired with it).

The thin brush applicator allows for detailed work.

Very cost efficient!

Hasn’t irritated my eye upon application and prolonged wear (I don’t have sensitive eyes and this ought to be taken into consideration as well).

 

Cons:

Because it can be easily removed, rubbing your eyes will cause the liner to flake off and fallout.

The formula doesn’t dry very fast and thus can be tricky for beginners (more so because it is a liquid liner).

 

Ratings:

7.5/10

I personally LOVE this product because it is very cost efficient and drugstore brands like this are constantly going on sale. In addition to that, this liner works well with my dance makeup because it does not melt when I perspire. However, I didn’t give it a higher score because, since it does have an easy-to-remove formula, rubbing your eyes with this eyeliner on is going result in fallout and missing gaps in your eyeliner. The other reason for not giving it a higher score was because liquid eyeliners aren’t usually very user friendly and especially if it has a very wet formula that doesn’t dry fast. So, make your choice! One of these two outcomes may happen; it will be MYR 15 that you’ll never get back or a discovery of a holy grail product.

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…

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

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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 and Mydin.

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…