A very quick eyelook for today – I haven’t done one in ages! I’ve been stuck in a neutral-eye rut for ages so I decided to do something fun and different – not too crazy because I’m going out for lunch with my parents and godfamily. Because I have asian eyelids, when I have my eyes wide opened, nothing much from my eyelids actually show – but sometimes I like it because people get surprised when I blink and they realise that I’m actually wearing something else on my lids!
Because as my real-life job has been taking up more and more of my free time lately so I haven’t been able to sit down to blog properly for a while, and also because no one has 20minutes to read one review, let’s make today’s review of the Secret Key Secret Kiss Twinkle Waterproof Gel Pencil Liner in Golden Khaki a really short and sweet one!
I got this for a fantastic price on Qoo10 app; I can’t remember exactly but it was less than S$10 each inclusive of shipping. Golden Khaki is a dark khaki shade but with some golden shimmer. It’s dark, but I find it more forgiving than a true black so this was great as a daytime eyeliner. This goes on super smoothly; it was soft and glides on without any tugging. The pigmentation is fantastic as well; fully opaque in one swipe. This is not an automatic, so a pencil sharpener is needed.
The name says that it’s waterproof, but I don’t quite agree with it. It does last a really long time, but by lunch time I had some smudges below my eyes – and I only lined my upper eyelid, so that mean it had migrated on its own. By the end of the day, I had full blown panda eyes.
It’s not the best in terms of staying on without smudging, but I have a weakness for sparkly khaki shades; with its super smooth texture and near opaque pigmentation, this wins a place on my vanity. I will just have to make sure that I get home within 4hours, and no crying while I have this on!
I picked up this Three 4D Eye Palette in 08 Spirit Light last December in Japan and have been using this pretty consistently over the last 2 months, and thought it’s time to do a review on it. This costs 6000Yen, which is about SGD75. I’m not sure how you can get your hands on these outside of Japan.
There’s a good variety of these 4D Eye Palettes in the permanent range – 11 at the moment. I only picked up one because I didn’t do any research before buying these. On hindsight I should have gotten a more exciting colour but I went for the safe neutral option that I know can’t possibly go too wrong.
Another item that I picked up from the MAC Heirloom Mix collection is the MAC Fluidline Eye-liner Gel in Dark Majesty. This costs SGD33 for 3g of product. Like the rest of the collection, this comes in limited edition packaging with a smooth glossy coat and silver shimmers, but otherwise regular shaped pot.
From MAC website:
A gel formula that provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes. Brush sold separately. Decadently encased in limited-edition refined black packaging collaged with silver sparkles.
It’s been awhile since I bought any MAC products – probably because of my Korean beauty kick. But I saw this new collection – the Heirloom Mix collection – in stores and somehow I was blinded by the shimmery limited edition packaging and caved. There are 8 new limited edition shades of MAC Pressed Pigment in the collection and I chose the one in Modern Majesty.
I’ve held back lately on purchasing expensive eyeshadow palettes lately – partly because I’ve spent too much on skincare, and partly because I already have a lot of neglected high end palettes that I really ought to use more. But when I saw this Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Poésie #234, and with a S$50 voucher gifted by the boyfriend, I could not resist picking it up!
Chanel has recently launched a whole new range of Les 4 Ombres Quadras featuring an all new formula with Poesie the only limited edition of the bunch. I was not really a big fan of their baked formulas in the past – they used to be hard, dry, and not very pigmented; however, when I swatched this in store I thought it felt really different from the old formulas and was stunning!
Hi everyone! Just wanted to show something that I have been loving – the Tom Ford Cognac Sable. The bf bought this for me some time ago – I loved it so much when I first got it, then new products came into my life and I neglected it. I recently rummaged through my makeup drawer and rediscovered it. I can still remember my bf’s very shocked face when he saw the bill for a small quad came up to SGD100; sadly I have to say that he has not bought me any more Tom Ford palettes after this one.
I’m so glad that I’ve found this again. I love the packaging, and the color selection is so easy to use on an everyday basis. Cognac Sable is a rather warm palette and it comes with 3 satiny shades of a peach beige, a warm brown and a dark purple-ish chocolate with a really shimmery and sparkly copper shade. The 3 satiny shades make for a good day time look, easily topped off with some of the copper sparkly shade after work for an evening look. The pigmentation is really good, the texture is nice and smooth, and the staying power is fantastic.
Now that I’ve been reunited with this, I’m looking forward to adding more Tom Ford palettes to my collection!