Review: Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black With Triple Winged Eye Lining Tutorial

Don’t you wish your eye liner is hot like mine? Eye liner is essential in completing the eye makeup as it helps to redefine the eyes. Most of the time we do face the problem of imbalance eye lining, it all depends on technique and the product used. In June this year, Maybelline has came out with a new eye liner with great precision, Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision.Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black

‘From the No. 1 eye liner brand in Malaysia, Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision gets even more precise and exact. With a tip that is only 0.01 (a first in Malaysia from Maybelline New York),, you now have a better control when lining your eyes with Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision. This fine tip offers lasser precision to create the lined look you want. This way, you can fill in even the smallerst gaps between lashes to create a more exact finish.’

FEATURES YOU WILL LOVE:

  • 0.01mm precision

Ultra-precise with the thinnest brush tip ever

  • 24 hours smudge-proof

Lines doesn’t smudge even in humidity and sweat

  • Easy removal 

Comes off quickly and effortlessly when you want it to’

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black Applicator

Previously, Maybeline did the same eye liner and this eye liner is different from it as this promises great precision, ease of use, smudge-proof and easy to remove. As you can see here, the tip of the eye liner is sharp and it is made of synthetic bristles yet it felt soft by application.

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black Swatch

The shade that I have in hand is soft black and from the swatch, it is quite a soft black color with tint of browns. The outcome reminds me of what we could get out of Japanese eye liners. They look pretty similar.

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black - Triple Winged Eye Lining With Big Eye Effect

I tend to play around with this eye liner since it gives a much more softer touch to the look and I could not hesitate to either double or triple eye lining. I did get compliments from my colleagues that this technique gives a very cute look to the eye makeup and I would to share how to achieve this look with a few simple steps.

  1. Line beginning from the inner corner of the eyes.
  2. Extend the line at the end as to create a wing.
  3. Draw another wing above the initial wing.
  4. Repeat the same step again above the second wing.
  5. Draw small triangles at the bottom lashes like so.
  6. Finish off with mascara and done!

Maybelline Hypersharp Liner Laser Precision in Soft Black - Traclyn Yeoh

It may seem dramatic on the closeup but because of the soft touch of the shade, it makes it less prominent and tend to blend in naturally once mascara is applied on both upper and bottom lashes.

Above all…

I like this eye liner! I could achieve real thin line with this eye liner plus I could fill in the gap in between lashes. The bristles of the eye liner brush felt soft and glides smoothly during the application. I have been using it for a week now and yet to experience any irritation. However, it does claim to be smudge-proof from weather and sweat but it can be rubbed off easily and there is a time I accidentally rubbed at the outer corner of my eyes. Oh yes, that is what happened and some part of the eye liner went missing. Nevertheless, this is still a good eyeliner and just got to be careful not to rub your eyes.

Price: MYR35.90

Availability: National leading pharmacies, selected departmental store and super/hyper markets

PROs:

  • Smooth application, glides easily
  • Thin and precision line
  • Does not irritate my eyes

CONs:

Easily rubbed off

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This eye liner was provided by Maybelline for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational, Vibrant, Creamy and Heavily Pigmented Lipstick

Don’t be afraid to wear bold lips occasionally and never underestimate how much attention it draws within the crowd. I must admit that bold lips can be quite a hassle to maintain it if it doesn’t stay. I have tried this lipstick from Maybelline that was sent to me which is Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational Lipstick.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 1

‘Consisting of new pink fashion shades, Pink Alert by Color Sensational combines vivid red-based pigments to coat lips with a striking hue. It’s nourishing honey nectar leaves behing a creamy feel so lips don’t look or feel dry. The result is a popping pink shade that is oh-so-pretty and trendy. Available in four gorgeous pink shades.’

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 Comes with a silver base casing that holds up on the lipstick bullet and transparent pink cover to secure the lipstick. It is very simple, modern and professional.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 Swatch

The shade that I was provided is POW2 which is a very bright neon pink. I really wish that they would come out with shade names instead of codes. From the swatch, I’ll be able to tell that the texture is creamy, glides easily and quite heavily pigmented as from the above photo I only layered twice.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 Before & After

I love how bright, vibrant the shade is! You can definitely tell from me with and without the lipstick. Just like how the swatch is, it glides on easily, creamy and heavily pigmented. It finishes off with quite a bit of shine.

Maybelline Pink Alert by Color Sensational in POW 2 1 - Traclyn Yeoh

This is how it turns out for me and with just simple makeup, the vibrant shade of the lipstick brighten up my entire look.

Above all…

I love this lipstick! If only it has greater staying power, it will be perfect. I wasn’t expecting it to stay entirely on my lips since it was not promised from the beginning. I tried my best to keep it on such as using straw for drinking and there is a need to touch up after having a meal. I would say when you want to wear bold lips, you need to be hardworking to keep checking and reapply if you need to.

This is a great pay off for a lipstick for it’s texture, opacity, quality and price. While having this lipstick on, I did not feel any dryness for my lips instead it kept them moisturized all the time.

Price: MYR29.90

Weight: 3.9grams

Availability: National leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores, super and hypermarkets.

PROs:

  • Bright and vibrant shade
  • Creamy and glides easily
  • Heavily pigmented
  • Kept lips moisturised

CONs:

  • No staying power

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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This lipstick was provided by Maybelline for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline The Colossal Kajal, Better Off As A Creamy Eye Liner

Kajal eye liner has been a trend and mimics the Indian eye which gives a dramatic eye makeup finish. Depend on how you would want to use it, instead of just eye lining, you could also smoke it up to create smokey eyes. I was introduced to try Maybelline The Colossal Kajal and yes, they are already on shelves!

Here’s a short commercial video before I go into my opinions on the eye liner.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal

‘Specially formulated for eye and inner eye application. Colossal Kajal contains the deepest black pigments to intensify your eyes like hypnotic kajal trend that is taking the beauty scene by storm. Its exclusive color fix formula and unique tip ensure that you get a smooth black line in just one step. You don’t have to worry about smudges; Colossal Kajal is smudge-proof and waterproof up to 12 hours. It’s ingredients – olive esters, vitamin E, vitamin C derivatives and conditioning agents – are gentle on the eyes, preventing irritation or sensitivity.’

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal 2

Just like the Colossal Mascara, they have remained the signature bright yellow color and adopted it to this kajal blister packaging. It’s a rather simple packaging with only two shades of color of yellow and black.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Retractable

The eye liner is retractable and no sharpening needed at all. From here, we are able to see that the eye liner looks really dark and pigmented.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Swatch

While doing the swatch, I do notice that it glides easy across the back of my hand but it doesn’t seem as dark as how I was expecting it. Will see how it works when I applied it, it may be different.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Ingredients

From the ingredients listing, I could tell that it is free from alcohol and Paraben. Hurray!

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Application

I prefer to use it on my waterline and it still glides smoothly upon application. However, I do find that one layer is not enough and there is a need to glide a few more times in order to make it look darker.

Maybelline The Colossal Kajal Look

This is the final look of my eye makeup, I did apply a little more on the outer corner of lower lash line and set it with a little eye shadow with hope that it could hold them up better.

Above all…

Though it is claimed as kajal, I do feel that they are more like just a creamy eye liner. I lost the excitement when I know that I need to layer during the application because I believe kajal does deliver real intense black pigments. This eye liner just didn’t do the justice as kajal.

With the promise that it could stay smudge-proof and water-proof for 12 hours, I was not convinced and it did smudge on me after more than 6 hours. The kajal was on my waterline earlier has moved to the lash line and seems to synchronized with the line that I draw on my outer lower lashes. The smudges goes down to the lash line that I had to do a clean up carefully. To work as a normal eye liner, this goes fine but to work as a kajal, I believe there is room for improvement.

Price: MYR19.90

Weight: 0.35grams

Availability: National leading pharmacies, selected departmental stores and super/hyper markets

PROs:

  • Glides easily
  • Does not  irritates eyes

CONs:

  • Smudges
  • Better as a creamy eye liner

My Rating: 3/5

 

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This eye liner was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Gives The Convenience But Isn’t Perfect

Finally, I was able to use this after storing it for sometime after receiving it as Mivva Christmas 2013 Beauty Box which I received early this year. I definitely need to use my products faster in order to clear all the skincare from my storage. Since I started using Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid, I got addicted and it is very easy and convenient to use.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid

‘Water-based makeup remover, quick and gentle to remove even waterproof makeup.

  • Gently dissolves and removes all makeup including waterproof mascara and foundation.
  • 1/3 Beauty Moisture Essence leaves skin soft and smooth.’

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid 2

It comes in a soft pink pump bottle shaped like a tear drop. The original label for this makeup remover is in Japanese but for the label at the back of the product was stuck over with the English label.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Pump

The pump comes with a protective cap which is very useful especially when I was travelling because it helped to lock and prevent it to pump any product out while it was in my bag.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Texture

Though it is said that it is liquid, the consistency is like a diluted gel texture because it has certain thickness. It has tingling sweet fresh scent to it.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Ingredients

Understand from the ingredient that it contains alcohol but I believe it should be in a small percentage since it is listed almost the the end from the listing. The recommended is to dispense the product and massage onto face  to dissolve makeup and yes, normally I do as per instructed. When it comes to massaging around the eye area, the product does irritate my eyes and I usually rinse right after I think that I have massage enough. Frankly speaking, I was massaging with my eyes closed most of the time.

Biore Mild Cleansing Liquid Before & After

This is how well it as removed and you can see clearly my imperfections from here. Yup, my skin isn’t behaving very well lately, getting breakouts here and there.  There are times that the makeup remover wasn’t able to completely remove my mascara or eye liner.

Above all…

I wanted to love this makeup remover until recently it wasn’t able to completely remove my mascara or eye liner and it left a patch that was very stubborn to remove no matter how much pressure I applied massaging the makeup remover in. I had to scrape it with my nails at the end which it is not advisable at all.

There was no clear instruction if I should use a cleanser after this makeup remover. Most of the time I use only the makeup remover and occasionally, I would use cleanser after when I felt like my skin needs deeper cleansing. It could be this reason that I’m getting breakouts.

I couldn’t deny how easy to use this whereby with a few pumps, I’ll be able to remove my makeup and other impurities without drying my skin. Call me lazy but this is useful when I come home and gotten tired after the long day. If you have acne-prone or sensitive skin, I wouldn’t recommend this. I’m just worried that you may breakout just like I did.

Price: tbc

Weight: 230ml

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, super and hypermarkets

PROs:

  • Easy and convenient
  • Travel friendly protective cap
  • Doesn’t dry out skin
  • Gentle on skin

CONs:

  • Irritates eyes
  • Broke me out

My Rating: 4/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh