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.

Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

This is a review for the Color Sensational Bold Matte Lipstick and I have the shade Mat6 (Maroon Red) which is the darkest red colour in the line. There are 4 other shades in this range, Mat2 (Sugar Pink), Mat 4 (Vivid Coral), Mat5 (Bold Red), and Mat7 (Nude Beige). I would advice deep, warm, Indian skin toned people like myself to avoide Mat2 and Mat7; these two colours will wash you out! I chose this colour because a deep red colour on the lips is a common constitute of classical Indian dance makeup.

The product.

The product.

Testament to how loved a product is all the dents and nicks on it!

Testament to how loved a product is all the dents and nicks on it!

Shade number.

Shade number.

Swatch

Deep red colour! Gorgeous!

Deep red colour! Gorgeous!

This is another picture taken in which I was wearing the lipstick. However, its tiny because this is a cropped picture from a group shot. You can still see that the lipstick is still there. This picture was taken AFTER a performance which attests to its staying power.

This is a picture taken in which I was wearing the lipstick. I apologise for the tiny picture because this is actually a group shot that I cropped. You can see that the lipstick is still there. This picture was taken AFTER a performance which attests to its staying power.

Description: It is a long lasting matte lipstick that is devoid of taste and scent. There’s 4.2g of product in it; similar to the other Color Sensational lipsticks. The shade Mat6 is a deep maroon red colour which will flatter many skin tones albeit difference in intensity. It also does not appear completely matte.

Price: Anywhere between MYR 17 to 32 depending on where you buy and factoring in discounts.

Where to buy: Anywhere there’s a Maybelline booth set up; Watsons, Guardian, Caring, Tesco, Aeon…

 

Pros:

It glides on smoothly and does not tug on the lips AT ALL!

Highly HIGHLY pigmented!

VERY opaque; it is a swipe-one-layer-to-get-colour-payoff kind of lipstick.

Long lasting and as you have already seen, it leaves a stain on the lips.

Comfortable on the lips.

Does not emphasize fine lines and dry patches on the lips.

 

Cons:

It is not smudge proof and hence will transfer.

When wearing dark lipsticks that transfer, lipstick stain on the teeth is a highly possible phenomenon, as is with this lipstick.

 

Rating:

8.6/10

I simply LOVE this lipstick! When using it I’ll usually do the suck-a-finger trick to remove excess product from my inner lips to avoid teeth stains!

Bioré Perfect Cleansing Water (Makeup Remover) Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

Bioré is a cosmetics brand that predominantly focuses on skincare. It is owned by the Japan based company Kao Corporation. Kao Malaysia has been established since 1973. The Bioré Perfect Cleansing Water is supposedly created with micelle technology that would dissolve and remove makeup (including waterproof mascara) gently without the need to tug on your skin. It is also alcohol-free, oil-free, colourant-free and fragrance-free. All great for sensitive skin.

The product.

The product.

It comes in a pump! Every beauty addict can appreciate this!

It comes with a pump! Every beauty addict can appreciate this!

And a safety clip!

And a safety clip!

Description on the back.

Description on the back.

Description: Cleansing water for the purpose of removing makeup. Available in 90 ml and 300 ml bottles. The 300 ml bottle has a pump the 90 ml one does not.

Where to buy: All major drugstores (Watsons, Guardian, Caring).

Price: Anywhere between MYR 24 to MYR 36 for the 300 ml bottle and anywhere between MYR 11 to MYR 17 for the 90 ml bottle. Prices are subject to in store rates and, discounts and offers.

I have included pictures on how well the cleansing water works to remove makeup. 

I have concealer, foundation, powder, liquid liner, eyeshadows, mascara, lipstick and liquid lipstick.

I have concealer, foundation, powder, liquid liner, eyeshadows, mascara, lipstick and liquid lipstick.

Soaked for about 10 seconds and gently swiped off. Pretty amazing huh?

Soaked for about 10 seconds and gently swiped off. Pretty amazing huh? The matte liquid lipstick is still there though.

Pros:

It does the job quite effectively. However, removing matte liquid lipsticks requires a little more effort.

It leaves the skin feeling fresh and hydrated.

Does not have a sticky after feel as with some cleansing waters.

Doesn’t have an annoying scent or anything like that.

 

Cons:

It tastes BITTER!!! (If you have used it on the lips to remove long wearing lipsticks or matte liquid lipsticks, I’d suggest rinsing your mouth first before you do anything else. If you accidentally lick your lips after having used this you are going to regret it. This cleansing water tastes bitter! Very bitter!)

After using it for some time, it has started to irritate my eyes.

 

Rating:

7/10

This previously had a rating >8 but I have deducted points because it now hurts my eyes…

Essence Lip Liner Review

(Initially I intended to just reblog but I see more use reverting it to draft, improving the post and then publishing it as a new one.)

[UPDATED REVIEW]

Essence is a company based in Germany that produces quality products at VERY affordable prices! And among their best products and definitely the most affordable ones are their lipliners (I am OBVIOUSLY giving it a high rating).

So pretty!!!

So pretty!!!

The shade names. Obviously I don't have all the available shades.

The shade names. Obviously I don’t have all the available shades.

Ooooo, so pretty!!!

Ooooo, so pretty!!!

And here come the swatches.

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Description; A standard lipliner pencil.

Price; MYR 7.30 (I usually say wait for a discount but at MYR 7.30, come on!).

Where to buy; Watsons and Mydin

 

Pros;

Very nicely pigmented.

Very opaque so it will even out hyper-pigmentation on the lips. Both lips will turn out the same colour with this lipliner (if applied all over the lips)!

Glides on smoothly without tugging on the lips.

Does not feather.

Leaves a stain on the lips even after it wears out.

Does not dry out the lips.

Lightweight on the lips so you’d feel like you’re hardly wearing anything.

The price is a huge plus point!

No strong odour or taste.

 

Cons;

It is not very long lasting.

It isn’t smudge-proof or budge-proof (meaning; it will fade away with eating and licking your lips). 

Double con here is that it is a pencil so it needs to be sharpened  and sharpening is tricky since it is so creamy.

 

Note:

These are very very creamy and that may be something not everyone enjoys. I do know the preference for a drier formula that perhaps lasts longer.

It is a pain to sharpen; can be worked around by placing the pen in the freezer for about 10 minutes… 

 

Rating: 9/10

It’s a preference thing! I love that these are as creamy as they are. Love ’em!

Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge Review

I have for you today, a miracle worker! A detergent for your makeup sponges. Prepare to be amazed!

Of course you’ve heard of Daiso, so I’ll go right ahead!

The product.

The product.

It is a clear viscous liquid and it does foam up a little...

It is a clear viscous liquid and it does foam up a little…

Description: It is a soap for cleaning makeup puffs and sponges. I even use them for my brushes. It comes in a squeeze bottle of 80 ml and claims to also disinfect.

Where to buy: Daiso (duh!)

Prize: MYR 5.30

Let me then show you the magic!

Eughh!

Eughh!

AFTER!!!!!!!!

I KNOW RIGHT????? The sponges look as clean as new! No kidding!

I KNOW RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The sponges look as clean as new! No kidding!

Here's a closer look!

Here’s a closer look!

No trace of makeup!

No trace of makeup!

 

Pros:

It cleans like a dream!

Fragrance free.

Disinfecting.

VERY affordable.

Only a few drops is needed on target area (I used only about 10 to 15 drops per sponge).

 

Cons:

NONE! This is a first on FiercePaint! I did want to say 80ml is too little but, for MYR 5.30 and not forgetting that only a few drops is needed, justifies it!

 

Rating: 9.8/10

I do believe this is the highest rating I’ve ever given a product! I will never give a product a full 10 but this is damn near perfection!

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color Lipstick Review

I usually review lipsticks in single shades because consistencies may be different with each shade. However it is safe to say that these lipsticks are similar across all shades.

Today I am reviewing the Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color lipstick and I have three shades. I previously posted a first impressions post on this lisptick (link here). Apologies for the picture quality on that post; I was just starting out. 😛

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The three shades I have. I’ll insert the hand swatches right after each of the individual pictures so as to avoid confusion.

This is a bright vibrant pink colour!

This is a bright vibrant pink colour!

This is the lipstick featured in my first impressions post.

This was featured in my first impressions post.

This is a deep berry red colour.

This is a deep berry red colour.

Gorgeous deep colour without being unwearable.

Gorgeous wearable deep colour.

I bought this in Thailand and featured it in a post (link here). I have been looking for this everywhere here in Malaysia! It is the perfect nude for me!

I bought this in Thailand and featured it in a post (link here). I have been looking for this everywhere here in Malaysia! It is the perfect nude for me!

Ooofff, it is straight up brown with pink undertones.

Ooofff, it is straight up brown with pink undertones. I love it!

Description: Creamy matte lipsticks. Comes in a variety of shades.

Where to buy: Sasa

Price: MYR 22 (there are bound to be discounts so look out for them!).

Here are some pictures where the lipstick is used.

 

Smokin’ Hot Pink

Makeup favour for a friend of mine that time I was involved in a stage play. I did put on a sheer gloss over it.

Makeup favour for a friend of mine, that time I was involved in a stage play. There’s a pink sheer gloss over it.

 

Cinnamon Spice

I used it in my latest YouTube video.

 

Mocha-licious

Used it for a makeup look (post link here).

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Pros:

Very VERY pigmented!

Very VERY opaque; one swipe does it kind of lipstick.

Long lasting! VERY long lasting.

Does not emphasize fine lines on the lips.

The range of colours really deserve a mention because their deeper shades are very flattering on dark skin.

Re-application is a breeze.

 

Cons:

Although VERY affordable it is no where close to the 1.99 USD price tag in USA.

The lipstick tube almost immediately becomes loose and flimsy. Definitely zero points for packaging.

It does dry out the lips a tiny bit.

Not entirely comfortable on the lips (you’ll feel it on the lips).

 

Rating: 8/10

I love these lipsticks especially Mocha-licious. My perfect nude shade which is near impossible to find at the drugstore!

First Impressions, Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner

Here in Malaysia, a new makeup product release at the drugstore is really exciting to me because that rarely happens. Maybelline released a few good products this year but nothing I wanted to grab immediately and write about. This one from Silkygirl however, I just had to! It has been awhile since I posted a First Impressions post anyway.

If you happen to be a makeup enthusiast, you’d know that this thin retractable brow pen is kind of a trend that’s very popular (and only just catching in Malaysia). So Silkygirl, I guess, decided to hop on this bandwagon.

The product.

The product.

The product inside. It is a nice slim retractable pen.

The product inside. It is a nice slim retractable pen.

And there's a spoolie on the other end.

And there’s a spoolie on the other end.

Swacthes

The blending was done with the spoolie. And it is a colour that kind of disappears into my skin which is kind of a good match for me.

The blending was done with the spoolie. And it is a colour that kind of disappears into my skin which is kind of a good match for me.

 

My thoughts:

Based on solely first impressions, I am kind of loving this product so far. But there are a few things I’ve noticed if I nitpick.

The end where the product is dispensed doesn’t come with a cap which may drive some people crazy. Pretty unsettling right? But the head-scratcher is that the spoolie has a cap instead *eyebrows raised*.

With that being said, the spoolie is absolute crap; it’s hard and scratchy.

The amount of product is measly. My other Silkygirl brow pencil has 1.14 g (o.o4 fl.oz.) of product whereas this one has only 0.12g (0.004 fl.oz.).

Price; MYR 20.90 (introductory price of MYR 17.80 till 30th of March 2016)

Where to buy; So far I’ve only seen it at Guardian pharmacy.

Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water Review

Back to our regularly scheduled posts!

Previous Maybelline reviews (here, here, and here).

This is the Maybelline Clean Express Miracle Water review, which is basically a type of cleansing water/makeup remover.

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The product.

Some description on the bottom.

Some description on the bottom.

More description. Take note of the phrase "...removes light makeup..."

More description. Take note of the phrase “…removes light makeup…

Clear liquid that foams up when shaken. The blue appearance is due to the bottle.

Clear liquid that foams up when shaken. The blue appearance is due to the bottle.

Screw cap bottle.

Screw cap bottle.

 

Description: Makeup removing micellar water that claims to have the effect of a toner and refresh the skin. Available in a 120ml screw cap bottle. Foams up when shaken or agitated.

Where to buy: Drugstores, supermarket; most places that carry the Maybelline makeup booth.

Price: MYR 19.90 and as usual, subject to promotions and sales!

 

A small test;

I have the works; pigmented eyeshadows, cream and powder foundation, liquid and pen liners, lipsticks and liquid lipsticks.

I have the works; pigmented eyeshadows, cream and powder foundation, liquid and pen liners, lipsticks and liquid lipsticks.

One swipe with a cleanser soaked cotton, after a few seconds on the makeup.

One swipe with a cleanser soaked cotton, after a few seconds on the makeup. There is still a lot of makeup left. I can still see foundation and the liner obviously.

Cleaned but traces of makeup can still be seen.

Cleaned but traces of makeup can still be seen.

Ewww..... By the way, I did rub a little more vigorously than I would if it was my face. The one thing to consider is that description on the back of the bottle says that it removes "light makeup".

Ewww….. By the way, I did rub a little more vigorously than I would if it was my face. The one thing to consider is that description on the back of the bottle says it removes “light makeup”.

 

Pros:

Very light on the skin.

Doesn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable on the skin.

Gets the job done.

Haven’t had any unwanted reactions to it.

Doesn’t have a bad taste (read my Biore review here, you’ll know why this is important to me).

 

Cons:

It does cost a little bit more than my Biore cleansing water (ml for ringgit) and isn’t as effective (being ineffective isn’t a con because it is mentioned on the packaging it can be used to remove “light makeup”). Since it isn’t as effective, I seem to use more product to get makeup off than the Biore.

Pump absent; a cleansing water can easily come with a pump unlike a dual layer makeup remover (a dual layer makeup remover needs to be shaken and poured out and only then will the two layers mix).

Since pump absent, wastage tends to occur sometimes.

 

Rating

7.6/10

The product itself isn’t the problem although my Biore Cleansing Water does work better. Cost and packaging kind of points me back to the Biore instead of this one. Unless of course one wants to use it as a toner.

Silkygirl Gentle Eye and Lip Makeup Remover Review

NO! I didn’t abandon FiercePaint!!! *overtly melodramatic facial expression*

Hahaha!

Anyway, I just moved into a new place right now and so snapping pictures for the blog has required some adjustment. That’s the reason why I haven’t been posting as often as I previously did.

With that, the teeny tiny announcement here is that pictures on FiercePaint is going to get revamped, with hopefully better outcomes.

However, pictures from this post were taken with the old setting.

This is a review of the Silkygirl Gentle Eye and Lip Makeup Remover. I did have a small full sized bottle of this and I did feature this in a Product Empties post (here) but I only had this 25ml free-with-purchase bottle with me at the moment.

The product.

The product.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

Had to take a shot with a dark background because it was a white translucent bottle. You can see the words on the bottle clearly now.

Had to take a shot with a dark background because it was a white translucent bottle. You can see the words on the bottle clearly now.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

Description on the other side of the bottle.

It is one of those double layered makeup removers consisting of oil and cleansing water.

It is one of those double layered makeup removers consisting of oil and cleansing water. It needs to be shaken well before use.

 

Description: It is a dual-layer makeup remover which is supposed to be gentle. It is also supposed to remove all waterproof makeup.

Where to buy: Most drugstores and supermarkets.

Price: MYR 16.90 for 110ml bottle and MYR 9.90 for 55ml bottle. Prices differ with different purchase outlets and as always drugstore products are always on discounts!

 

I put the makeup remover to a small test.

I have the works, pigmented eyeshadows, cream eyeshadow, waterproof liquid liner, and liquid to matte lipstick (my first product regret is helping with these kind of :) ).

I have the works, liquid foundation and powder foundation (below the black horizontal line) pigmented eyeshadows, cream eyeshadow, waterproof liquid liner, and liquid to matte lipstick (my first product regret, link here, is helping with these kind of posts 🙂 ). There’s definitely some waterproof makeup there!

I soaked a facial cotton with the remover and pressed it on my "artwork" :P for a few seconds before wiping it off (one swipe). Pretty impressive huh? The only reason the top part wasn't removed was because the cotton wasn't large enough to cover it.

I soaked a facial cotton with the remover and gently pressed it on my “artwork” 😛 for a few seconds before wiping it off (one swipe). Pretty impressive huh? The only reason the top part wasn’t removed was because the cotton wasn’t large enough to cover it.

Seems like a lot of the product was removed with just one swipe albeit being soaked for a few seconds.

Seems like a lot of product was removed with just one swipe.

Used the other side of the facial cotton, and another to remove residual product. Two sufficed.

Used the other side of the facial cotton, and another to remove residual product. Two sufficed.

My skin after makeup removal. The pink patches are due to the liquid lisptick which does have the tendency to leave a stain.

My skin after makeup removal. The pink patches are due to the liquid lisptick which does have the tendency to leave a stain but most of the makeup has been sufficiently removed.

 

Pros:

I don’t have particularly sensitive eyes but as claimed it didn’t hurt my eyes. I guess the gentle claim is true in my case.

It does effectively remove waterproof makeup as evident from my little test.

Very affordable!

Unscented, which is always a pro, to me at least.

 

Cons:

My only con with this product is that, contrary to its claim, it does leave a slightly oily residue.

 

Rating:

8/10

I do like using this makeup remover but because I am not a fan of the oily residue, I only use it with stubborn waterproof makeup like liquid lipsticks or waterproof mascara.

 

PS: I have posted my second entry on LuxePaint! Go check it out! It’s a reading challenge which I think is worth undertaking if you happen to be an avid reader. Click on the picture to be redirected.

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Breena Beauty Face Luxe Brush Review

Breena Beauty is the brainchild of local beauty blogger Sabrina Tajudin whose first release was the Face Luxe Brush. I purchased in May and wrote a first impressions post (here) upon receiving it.

Sabrina Tajudin started her blog in 2011 and as of 9th December 2015 the blog has over 2.3 million page views making her one of the more popular beauty bloggers in Malaysia.

I am a firm believer in using makeup brushes for a prolonged amount of time before actually reviewing it. A makeup brush should last at least a couple of years before falling apart, especially synthetic brushes.

I own brushes that are almost a decade old and they still work and look as good as new. I also own brushes which worked wonders when I initially used it but completely fell apart after the 3rd month.

It is ultimately the reason I waited this long to review the brush. All the makeup brushes reviewed in the past on FiercePaint, I’ve had and used for at least 8 months.

Blog address; http://www.sabrinatajudin.com/

Sabrina’s Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/Sabrina-Tajudin-132299903641541/timeline

Breena Beauty online store; http://breenabeauty.com/

Breena Beauty Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/breenabeauty/?fref=ts

 

The product; it comes with a hand written thank you card.

The product; it comes with a hand written thank you card.

The card.

The card.

The note.

The note.

The brush.

The brush.

The white handle engraved in gold words.

The white handle engraved in gold words. The ferrule is rose gold metal.

The bristles.

The bristles.

The bristles are quite densely packed but because they're longer bristles, it is quite flexible.

The bristles are quite densely packed but because the bristles are longer, it is quite flexible.

Bristles are soft.

Bristles are soft.

Back of the box description.

Back of the box description.

 

Description:

Multi purpose large face brush. Can be used with both powder and liquid products. Designed and made locally.

Bristles: Synthetic. Dark brown with a gradient white tip. Densely packed and very soft. Dome shaped. Muslim-friendly

Ferrule: Rose gold metal. Very sturdy.

Handle: Wood, white paint with the brush name engraved in gold.

Price: MYR 45 (plus MYR 6 shipping Peninsular Malaysia/MYR 10 shipping to East Malaysia)

Where to buy: Breena Beauty website. Shipping is only available in Malaysia at the moment but Sabrina is working towards international shipping.

 

Pros:

Very affordable for such a good quality brush.

Versatile; not too dense for powder application and not too loosely packed for liquid foundation. I have used it for both with good results.

Application is soft and smooth, with no streaking from the brush strokes.

Soft and easy to use.

Because it is rather large, a larger area of the face can be covered allowing for swift application.

The large wooden handle is actually helpful to application because holding and maneuvering becomes surprisingly easier. The flat bottom allows the brush to be stood up on a flat surface.

Sturdy handle and ferrule.

No shedding thus far.

I am giving an extra ‘pro’ for aesthetics because it is quite a beautiful brush and the fact that it comes with a thoughtful hand written note counts too.

 

Cons:

There is a a little bit of unevenness with the bristles.

However, I have to note that the unevenness can be trimmed with a small pair of scissors. I also want to note that it hasn't gotten any worse which mean trimming will solve it for good...

However, I have to note that the unevenness can be trimmed with a small pair of scissors. I also want to note that it hasn’t gotten any worse from when I first started using it which mean trimming will solve it for good…

The paint of the handle has cracked on mine. I do hope Sabrina has fixed this problem in her upcoming batch of brushes.

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Some people may feel that the handle is rather chunky for storage and thus not very travel friendly. I love the fact that it can be left upright on a vanity and to me it overrides the chunky handle con.

 

Ratings:

8.8/10

I love this brush. Good job Sabrina!!!