Silkygirl Natural Brow Pencil Review

[UPDATED REVIEW]

I have reviewed several Silkygirl’s products (two mascaras here and here, makeup remover here, chubby stick here, and a retractable eyeliner here) and also put it in my top 5 most affordable Malaysian drugstore makeup brand (here).

This review is on the Silkygirl Natural Brow Pencil.

The product.

Name and code.

Description and ingredients.

Up close of the nib.

Swatch.

Description: Eyebrow pencil. Comes in two colours, 01 Soft Black and 02 Dark Brown. There’s a clear cap for protection and comes in 1.14 grams or about 0.04 oz.

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

Price: MYR 10.90 (it’s drugstore so wait for promos!!)

Bare brows.

For a black pencil (if used properly) it’s quite natural looking!

Pros:

It is cheap!

Black eyebrow pencil that isn’t too black so it has a natural finish.

Stays put (doesn’t just melt away with sweating).

 

Cons:

Very stiff and dry.

I never liked sharpening.

No spoolie.

 

Tip/Hack:

Use your hair dryer to slightly heat up stiff and dry eyebrow pencil to allow ease of application. Just a few seconds of exposure to the hot air will slightly loosen the product.

 

Rating;

6.8/10

It is a basic eyebrow pencil that I like because it matches my eyebrow colour. It may or may not work for you so discretion advised!

Silkygirl Big Eye Collagen Mascara Review

Silkygirl, a homegrown makeup brand, has so many underrated products and is perhaps one of the most accessible makeup brands in Malaysia. It is also available in Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.

The product.

Collagen for eyelashes?

Wand. Yea…. I know… I’ll address this.

Description: Waterproof mascara with slightly tapered rubber bristles.

Price: MYR 28.90

Where to buy: Most drugstores in Malaysia; Watsons, Guardian, Caring, etc.

 

Swatch

Bare lashes.

 

One coat.

Two coats.

 

Pros:

Lengthens and thickens very nicely.

The wand is pretty effective at separating and curling the lashes.

Doesn’t clump.

No smudging.

Wand is easy to use.

 

Cons:

The wand deteriorates at about the three month mark because the individual bristles break off (it can be seen on the up close bristle picture).

Doesn’t really hold a curl (not on me at least).

 

Rating:8/10

I guess the hype surrounding this mascara is true! It is pretty good. However, it isn’t a mascara I personally like because I prefer natural looking lashes. But it is a really amazing mascara.

Product Empties #16

This has been reviewed (link here).

This has been reviewed (link here).

You should check out my battle of the drugstore micellar water post (link here) to know why I wouldn’t repurchase this.

I was gifted this by a friend and not be an jerk but this made my skin a tiny bit dry. SORRY DANIEL!!!!!!!! It was otherwise alright. I didn’t repurchase this and so I wouldn’t go ahead to actually purchase it.

Again, as much as I love using face masks, I have never really felt a big difference after using one except being rejuvenated and refreshed. And this was no different. I have a couple more of this because it came in a bundle of 4 that cost me a mere MYR10. Repurchase again, no.

Product Empties #13 (18 products)

It’s been a while since my last product empties and needless to say it has piled up, 18 products high!!!

MAKEUP!

MAKEUP! (One product is missing but I’ll be sure to insert it).

SKINCARE!!!

SKINCARE!!!

PRODUCTS TOO BIG TO FIT IN THE FRAME!

PRODUCTS TOO BIG TO FIT IN THE FRAME! πŸ˜›

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I bought this box of 8 pairs of false lashes and put it to good use on my co-stars during a stage play. They were cheap ones but I have forgotten the price. At most 2 to 3 uses then the band sort of starts pulling apart when I tried to take off excess glue. The band is thick and unwielding. Definitely not good falsies but they are thick and give the eyes a dramatic effect. Definitely not repurchasing this one.

How the lashes look.

How the lashes look.

More...

Eye open…

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This is the I ❀ Stage Eyeshadow Base from the brand Essence. I have reviewed it in the past. I plan on updating the post and re-blogging it but meanwhile read about it here! I have already repurchased this.

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Β This is an eyeliner that I bought from Daiso after watching a YouTube video but I didn’t really like it. I just used it to scribble on my hand with all those hand art stuff that I do and also draw on a moustache for a fellow stage actor. I find that it is not as smooth on the eyelids and tugs on the skin. Not repurchasing it (costs MyR 5.30).

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This is the Silkygirl Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner. I have reviewed it before (link here) and in fact, it has shown up in another product empties post (link here) but the one in this picture was their limited edition packaging that I got for the fun of it. Purchased it at MYR 10. Don’t plan on repurchasing just because I do have other eyeliners to try out.

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This is a lip balm from the brand Bell Star which I bought from my trip to Thailand (trip post here and haul post here). It was an ok lip balm, didn’t really do anything phenomenal for my lips nor was it all that bad. Even if I could I don’t think I’d repurchase this.

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This is the Muji facial cottons, a cult classic in the beauty world. This is said to be a dupe for the Shiseido facial cottons. I do plan on reviewing it but at the moment, lets just say that I love it. It costs MYR 10.90 here in Malaysia. Yes, I have backups!

There’s one product which is not in the picture because I had tossed it away not knowing that I hadn’t put it into an empties post.

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This is the Elianto Activewear Mascara which I have reviewed before so thank God I have a picture of it (review link here). I wouldn’t repurchase it because I have got at least 3 different unopened mascaras and one I am still working on.

Moving on to the two big products…

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This is the Bath and Body Works Fine Fragrance Mist in Wild Madgascar Vanilla. It was given to me by my director as a token of appreciation for starring in his play. I freaking love this scent! Sweet vanilla scent, a lot like some scented lip products and some of you may know that I happen to love this (little things in makeup I love post). Yes, I have repurchased it (for MYR 38; original price MYR 73).

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This was from the first haul I ever posted on FiercePaint (link here), I used it once and I hated it because it has an intense warming effect on the skin perhaps due to the fact that it claims to sculpt the body. However, when I started trying to loose weight, I just used by mixing it with my regular body shampoo. I still hated it and I have no idea if it actually “sculpted” my body. Not repurchasing it at the moment but I am very curious if continued usage may help. Hmmmppphhh. Cost; MYR 13.30.

Moving on to the rest of the bunch.

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Β This is a hand cream from the brand Eubos that was in one of my haul posts (link here) and I just could not get over how oily my hands felt everytime I used it, however, I found better use for it! I used it on my feet! Oh boy did it work wonders! Try it! I may just repurchase it for the feet exclusively (price; MYR 7.90 for a trial size)!

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Β This is the Biore Facial Foam in Pure Mild. It’s ok. Not great, not bad, not going to re-purchase. Costs MYR 10.80.

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This is the Ponybrown Happy Sense Baby Whip hand cream. I’ve used up one before (product empties post link here). I like it because they absorb well into the skin and does not feel sticky. I do prefer the previous one but this is nice too. I won’t repurchase this because I do want to try others (cost MYR 19.90 for 3).

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I got this Dettol Gold body wash trial pack from a dear friend, Daniel (hi love!!!). He purchased something else and got this for free, so he gave it to me. There appears to be gold flakes in it which, I am pretty sure, for a product this cheap cannot be real gold flakes. It was alright. Body feels clean. Thumbs up! May just purchase the full bottle if it isn’t too pricey.

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This is the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner. This was featured in one of my haul post (link here). This burned my skin! But since it was a 60 ml bottle I powered through and finished it. Surprisingly didn’t dry my skin out and my skin did stay blemish free! I would repurchase but I simply cannot stand the burning sensation (original price MYR 13.70, purchased for MYR 6.85).

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This is the Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser. This was featured in a haul post (link here) and I’ve used another in the white tube (product empties post link here). I kinda love this stuff. Plan on purchasing the full bottle when there’s a promotion (costs MYR 2.90).

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I pulled this picture from my archives because I forgot to shoot a close up picture! Damn it!!! Anyways, I featured this in a Products I Stopped Using post (link here) and also a hack post (link here). Click those two links to see how I ended up finishing this. Not repurchasing. Costs MYR 11.50, purchased for MYR 9.80.

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I got this sample from Facial Malaysia (website link here and Facebook page link here). Nana, the person that runs Facial Malaysia is the nicest person ever! She sent me some skincare products from Paula’s Choice to try out for an honest review exchange and I absolutely loved them (review link here). This one was good too! It worked well and my skin did alright considering that I am very prone to razor burns because I don’t shave unless necessary (I typically trim my beard). If you need more information do check out the Facebook page and the website.

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This is the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask which I won from Fiona of Street Love (the most read Malaysia beauty blog! Blog link here). I featured the product in a I Won post (link here). This nice rejuvenating mask revived my tired skin which was suffering from heavy makeup application. About repurchasing, I don’t think I would, only because it is so expensive here!

Phew!!! That was A LOT! Thanks for being with me guys!

Lots of love!

Hari

*air kisses*

Ride or Die Makeup Tag

I was tagged by the beautiful Lakshmi Praba of Big is Compatible (blog link here). We are from the same hometown which is so amazing and not only is she a fellow blogger but has, of late, become a fast close friend who I can speak to about anything and everything that fuels our passion, especially MAKEUP!!! Do check her out!!!

Anyway, I do have a disclaimer to make. As much as I pride my techniques, I am not a product junkie to say the least. So, as much as I can work out products that I initially try out and use, I haven’t tried out too many product to come up with a ride or die makeup list for every type of makeup product. I do, however, have 5 products that I swear by and 4 of these I have repurchased!

I’ll just randomly name them.

Wet N Wild Megalast Lip Color in E914C Mocha-licious

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 reviewed it (link here). This was the only product I haven’t repurchased because it isn’t readily available here.

Ooofff, it is straight up brown with pink undertones.

Swatch, ooofff, it is straight up brown with pink undertones.

 

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

I swear by this product and if it does not work for you I feel so SO sorry (review link here)!!!

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Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner in 02 Dark Brown

This is a recent favourite which I have tested to positive results (review link here). I recently picked another hyped affordable product from Sephora and was surprised that this held up better than that!

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Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara

This is cheap and works! Enough said! I reviewed it already (link here) and there’s even a YouTuber comparing it to a high end product.

The product.

 

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara

This is a tinted gel mascara and although I have yet to compare it to its obviously high end counterpart, I love this product! I have reviewed already (link here).

YES! I got a new background!!!

 

My next post is a product empties post (and it’s massive!!).

And after that are pictures updated posts!

And I will catch up with all of you guys very soon!

Have a great day!

Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner Review

I wrote a first impressions post on this brow pencil (link here), now here’s the review!

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The product.

The product inside. I do believe there's about only half the product left.

The product inside. I do believe there’s about only half the product left. This has been twisted all the way up.

The spoolie comes with a cap and the product doesn't;head scratcher isn't it...

The spoolie comes with a cap and the product doesn’t; head scratcher isn’t it…

Basic eyebrow spoolie.

Basic eyebrow spoolie.

Description: Mechanical brow pencil. Comes with a spoolie and in two shades; 01 Natural Brown and 02 Dark Brown. Comes in 0.12g product.

Where to buy: Drugstores, pharmacies, supermarkets, everywhere there’s a Silkygirl display.

Price: MYR 20.90 (drugstore product, hence, wait for a discount or a promotion!).

Here are pictures in where I wore it.

Bare brows.

Bare brows.

With the pencil. So natural ain't it???!!!!

With the pencil. So natural ain’t it???!!!! Yes, I have product there!

Pros:

Easy to use because of the thin slim pencil.

Precision from the tiny, thin pencil.

No need to sharpen.

Wears a long time (evidence below).

Affordable.

Good neutral tone for dark skinned and dark hair people.

Blends well into the brows.

 

Cons:

No cap for product dispensing side.

Spoolie is too hard and scratchy.

Measly product amount.

 

Wear test

Freshly applied.

Freshly applied.

After approximately 9 hours! Still product left! My brows are still looking nice! If I may say so myself... :P

After approximately 9 hours! Still product left! My brows are still looking nice! If I may say so myself… πŸ˜› Just FYI, I didn’t attempt to brush my brows into place or anything before taking this picture…

Didn't want to take a picture with flash but had to since I could only take this picture at night. There's still product there!!!  9 hours! I was sweating, I had pushed hair out of my face which meant I rubbed my hands on my brows often AND I was out in the elements!

Didn’t want to take a picture with flash but had to since I could only take this picture at night. There’s still product there!!! 9 hours! I was sweating, I had pushed hair out of my face which meant I rubbed my hands on my brows often AND I was out in the elements!

 

Rating: 8.5/10

Although there are three cons, the only real problem I have with it is the no cap thing. I can always use a different spoolie and for the price, one can’t really complain because a little product goes a long way.

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.

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 πŸ™‚ ). 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” πŸ˜› 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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Product Empties #7

Past product empties links; #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6.

This time around I have got makeup empties! πŸ˜€

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IMG_4448This is an eyebrow pencil from Daiso that I featured in my Product Regrets post (here). All details are there. I actually finished using it because I was just playing around with it on my hands and somehow it just reached the end… πŸ˜›

IMG20150730010438I wouldn’t repurchase it, however, I am keeping it because there’s a spoolie on the other end.

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IMG_4446This is the Essence Longlasting eye pencil in 01 (black fever). I have a review coming up soon on this. So stay tuned! I also finished it up because I used it to create this look on my friend.

IMG_20151202_171922I guess with the amount of black there (and 5 times over!), the pen was bound to run out.

IMG_4447This is the Silkygirl 20HR Perfect Stay Eyeliner in 01 (Blackest Black). I love this eyeliner and I have reviewed it already (here); all details are in that post. However, I am at my second pen and I have noticed something that I previously dismissed and updated my review. I did knock off a few points from my “Rating” for that reason. But I do love this eyeliner and like I’ve said, I already have a second pen!

IMG_4445I have reviewed this lip balm (here) and am a little on the fence with it. Repurchase? Not at the moment because I got a LOT of lip balms to try out and finish…

IMG_4444I loved how my nose felt after I stripped this pore pack off! However, I don’t really have blackheads problem so it seems a little unnecessary. I got this as a free gift with purchase. I may just buy a whole pack just for the sake of a facial treatment session.

Product Empties #5

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IMG_3637I’ve done a review on the Maybelline Baby Lips balm here. Everything, including price and where to buy it is included in the review. Not going to repurchase because I have LOTS more lip balms to try out.

IMG_3638I got this sample size cleanser (1 fluid ounce/29ml) for completing a survey so there isn’t a price to it. You can follow the Cetaphil Malaysia Facebook page (here) for announcement on free samples giveaways. They have such giveaways very frequently and the samples are delivered to your doorstep! πŸ˜€ The cleanser is mild and doesn’t lather like normal cleansers do which I appreciate. It means that moisture isn’t being stripped off your skin. Now I don’t think I have reached the point to pay retail price for these cleansers. Cetaphil cleansers are pricier here in Malaysia, so I’d wait for a discount or a good deal.

IMG_3643I have done an entire review on this mascara i.e. the Silkygirl Eye Opener mascara (here). Everything including price and where to buy them is included in the review. I will not be repurchasing this mascara.

IMG_3650I wrote about this cleanser in my first haul post (here). I personally didn’t like this cleanser but that doesn’t mean that it is bad. It is very suitable for guys because it is a cleanser that gives a fresh feeling to the skin and makes skin feel properly cleansed. If you plan on introducing this cleanser to your husband/boyfriend/brother/relative/male friend then do go ahead. They would appreciate it! Its cost and more information are detailed in the haul post. I wouldn’t repurchase this cleanser only because I am trying out other cleansers at the moment.

IMG_3642This is my staple, everyday Adidas EDT in Ice Dive that I love! It’s got a very refreshing scent that’s pretty potent. Very reminiscent of the Polo Blue EDT by Ralph Lauren. I always look out for a sale to purchase it because I go through them very fast and although it is affordable I would not call it cheap (not by my standards anyway). They retail for MYR 39.90 at Watsons and MYR 31.95 at Guardian. I will continue repurchasing this again and again and again.