Marie Beauty Eye Cream (False Eyelash Adhesive) Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

Marie Beauty Eye Cream is, I am guessing, named so because it is often used as adhesive to create double eyelids for women with mono eyelids. It is basically cosmetic adhesive and probably one of the cheapest ones available. I tried looking for the company info to no avail.

The product.

The product.

Brush applicator.

Brush applicator.

It appears translucent milky white (ahem) and dries down clear.

It appears translucent milky white (ahem) and dries down clear.

Description: It is an eyelash adhesive that comes with a brush tip applicator. It appears white and slightly translucent but dries clear. May appear to be a different colour due to its slight translucency. I have also seen the adhesive in black which would be good for individual false eyelashes.

Price: Anywhere between MYR 6 to MYR11 depending on where you buy it.

Where to buy: They’re usually available in costume jewellery, accessories shops and beauty supply stores.

 

Pros:

It is a strong eyelash adhesive. Unless your falsies are extremely unwieldy, they are not going anywhere with this eyelash adhesive.

It dries almost invisible so one could use it with clear band eyelashes without eyeliner to hide the band.

The brush tip applicator is extremely useful in applying a thin layer of glue to the eyelash band.

It is very affordable.

 

Cons:

It dries out very quickly so extra care needs to be taken to not leave the bottle opened for a prolonged period of time.

It is so strong that this eyelash can rip your own eyelash when removing false eyelashes. So caution needs to be exercised when detaching false eyelashes especially if too much of the glue is in contact with a person’s natural eyelashes.

It is very difficult to remove from your eyelid (and eyelashes).

 

Rating:

7.3/10

They’re cheap and they get the job done pretty well, both of which are great in my books!

Silkygirl Eye Opener Waterproof Mascara Review

Silkygirl cosmetics is owned by Alliance Cosmetics Pvt Ltd, the same company that carries Revlon Malaysia. They’re well established and Silkygirl as a brand has been around since 2005.

Today lets look into the Sillkygirl Eye Opener Waterproof Mascara.

 

The product.

The product.

 

The wand.

The wand.

 

Description:

It is a mascara with a plastic rubber wand which is quite slim. It comes in only black (01 Black) and there’s 5ml of product. The bristles are hard but the wand is quite flexible. The mascara formula is quite a wet one and it claims to be waterproof.

Where to buy: Most drugstores and supermarkets/hypermarkets/malls in Malaysia.

Price: MYR 10 (sometimes even cheaper).

 

Bare eyelashes.

My bare eyelashes. My lashes are usually very invisible.

 

One coat.

One coat.

 

Two coats.

Two coats.

 

Pros:

It is cheap!

It is easy to remove.

 

Cons:

Because the formula is quite wet, it makes my lashes clump together. It is pretty obvious in the second picture. I’ll add a comparison picture with my other Silkygirl mascara.

It takes quite a while to dry. 

It smudges (I don’t have oily eyelids).

It feels sticky even when completely dry. Sometimes my top lashes and bottom lashes kinda stick together.

Although it says it is waterproof it actually easily flakes off with water. No makeup remover needed; which also means crying and sweating will result in mascara fall out.

The wet formula hinders separation so a lot of the product has to be taken off the wand before application. However, because the bristles are so hard, excess product cannot be removed from it which is perhaps the other reason it tends to clump up my lashes.

You can actually poke yourself with the wand because it is so hard! It’s not pleasant, trust me!

 

See how my eyelashes on the right is nicely separated and the one on the left is clumped together.

Comparison pic: see how my eyelashes on the right is nicely separated and the one on the left is clumped together.

 

Ratings:

3/10

I really did not enjoy this mascara. I have tried waiting for it to dry out (sometimes wet formulas work better when slightly dried out). I have tried taking excess product off with a tissue and with a cloth (the tissue tore and it pulled threads out of the cloth). I have also tried taking off excess product with another wand (a lot of product still remains). Nothing has worked thus far. Sorry Silkygirl, I love you but this is a dud product for me.

Avon (Simply Pretty) Metallic Liquid Eyeliner Review

Avon is one of those companies which everyone in Malaysia, who use any kind of makeup, know. The company has been a long standing fixture in the beauty industry, founded over a century ago when door-to-door salesman David H. McConnell decided to sell perfumes under the name California Perfume Company. Good trivia huh. Moving on, this review is about the Metallic Liquid Eyeliner which is part of the Avon, Simply Pretty line. 

The liner.

The liner.

Label on the bottle. Product amount (3 ml) is clearly stated here.

Label on the bottle. Product amount (3 ml) is clearly stated here.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

Description on the other side of the bottle. Pretty obvious that the bottle is empty. It’s a clear bottle and so it is obvious when product runs out.

The applicator is a felt tip one.

The applicator is a felt tip one.

 

Description: It is a liquid eyeliner with a felt tip applicator. The liquid product itself dries down to a matte finish, however, the words ‘metallic’ and the word ‘shiny’ comes from specks of glitter present in the liner. There is only one shade available and that is the shade ‘shiny black’. It is not waterproof and does not claim to be. 

Price: MYR 15.90 however, Avon always has promotions and so the price could come down until MYR 10 per bottle. 

Where to buy: Avon boutiques or distributors.

Here are some swatches.

Although not apparent, the thin line is not very precise and it skips because the felt tip is not very fine.

Although not apparent, the thin line is not very precise and it skips because the felt tip is not very sharp.

There are a few things I would like to share about this eyeliner that I have personally experienced. The metallic and shiny attributes of the liner does not show unless pat down a little bit. The pictures below will show you what I mean.

No flash.

Without flash.

With flash.

With flash.

As you can see the liner appears completely matte.

Now see what happens when I lightly pat it with my ring finger.

Without flash.

Without flash.

With flash.

With flash.

A few pats and boom, it is shiny!!!

Two other things that one should know about this liner is, since it is not waterproof it smudges both with water and oil as you will see below.

I rubbed a little of oil from my forehead on my ring finger and lightly rub it on the swatch (excuse me if that's gross :D ).

I rubbed a little of oil from my forehead on my ring finger and lightly rubbed it on the swatch (excuse me if that’s gross 😛 )

Rubbed with a slightly damp finger.

Rubbed with a slightly damp finger (with water ok!!! Not saliva!!! 😛 ).

 

Pros:

It is a deep coal black liquid eyeliner that is very opaque.

The metallic shine is gorgeous on the eyes.

 

Cons:

Although it is not waterproof it smudges easily because if one has even slightly oily lids or even the slightest dampness around the eyes, the liner would smudge and run. I remember the first time I used it for one of my performances, looking at myself in the dressing room mirror after the performance, I had a black streak of liner all the way from my eyes to my chin. A streak of sweat from my forehead had melted the eyeliner!

The felt tip is not fine and thus it is difficult to deal with. Not beginner friendly.

It does not dry quickly.

I don’t have sensitive eyes, however, every time I did use this liner my eyes would be slightly irritated and tear up upon initial application.

 

Ratings:

4/10

I really did not enjoy this liner, however, if you do not have oily eyelids and would not be sweating or crying (or if your sweat does not run near your eyeliner) then this is a very pretty liquid eyeliner with a sparkly metallic finish.

Silkygirl Lash Prism Mascara Review [Updated 27/10/2016- DISCONTINUED]

***PRODUCT NO LONGER AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED***

Alright, let’s jump into my first ever review.

The Silkygirl Lash Prism mascara.

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The mascara in 01, blackest black

 

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The wand

 

Description;

Colour: Black 01 (comes in three other colours; brown 02, blue 03 and purple 04)

Price: Depending on where you get it from and factoring in discounts, it can cost anywhere between MYR 10 to MYR17

Where to buy: Watson, Guardian, drugstores and some shopping malls that has the Silkygirl makeup booth.

Wand: Standard natural bristles but with an hourglass shape.

Formula: A wet formula that thickens after some time with regular use.

 Application:

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No mascara

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One coat of mascara without curling eyelashes. Lashes are now visible and slightly curled.

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Two coats. Lashes are visibly lengthened, thickened and curled.

 

PRO:

It is CHEAP!

It lengthens and thickens pretty well.

So far haven’t heard of complaints having used it even on sensitive eyes.

Minimal clumping.

 I don’t have oily eyelids (although it may seem like I do in the pictures) so this mascara does not smudge on me. 

 

CONS:

The wet formula hinders separation so a lot of the product has to be taken off the wand before application.

Because it is such a wet formula, taking the product off the wand is crucial, because if you cannot handle mascara properly it will smudge and get on your lids!

It lengthens and thickens a bit too well that it may weigh eyelashes down causing it to droop at the ends.

Although it says it is waterproof it actually easily flakes off with water. No makeup remover needed. Which also means, crying and sweating will result in mascara fall out. 

 

RATING: 8/10

High rating because it is cheap! And I have yet to find another mascara that’s as cheap that delivers this quality.