Review: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Great Color Payoff, Smudge-Proof for More Than 9 Hours

This eye liner has always been Sephora Malaysia Top 10 Makeup Best Seller (numerous times) and I am curious to try it. It’s Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. Stila is no strange makeup brand and was once missed when years before they were no longer available in Malaysia. Fret not, they are very much visible in Sephora stores.Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

‘Finally, a waterproof liquid liner that glides on with ease, won’t smudge or run, and stays in place until you say when! The thin marker-like tip is easy to use even for the least experienced, and delivers a defined thin line to a dramatic bold line with precision.

Goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and lasts all day!

Key Benefits:

Waterproof and easy-to-use

Goes on smoothly without skipping

Lasts all day long!’

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Description

At the back of the box, describes how we could use the eye liner and the benefits we are able to enjoy. Since it is water and smudge proof, it is great for those who are looking out for long lasting and oily eyelid. It is also fast drying which will make an ease for people like me especially on weekdays before going to work.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Ingredients

At the side of the box is where the ingredients listing. Do bare in mind that this eye liner contains alcohol and paraben, therefore it may not be suitable for those who have sensitive skin.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Made in Japan, Assembled in Korea

This eye liner is made in Japan and assembled in Korea, which doesn’t surprise me why this eye liner has good rating on it.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Intense Black

I would like try with the very basic shade before I go into colors. This liquid eye liner has a range with colors and I might want to grab them later on.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner 2

This eye liner comes in a pen form which is great for on-the-go person. You just want to apply and go quickly. The pen is skinny and comes in the right length to fit into my daily makeup bag easy. Also to highlight that this eye liner was given the Award for Best Eye Liner in 2011 by TotalBeauty.com.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Felt Tip

The eye liner comes with felt tip applicator which I am skeptical of because some felt tip eye liners could be rough, hard and ink doesn’t flow smoothly.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Swatch

Here is a swatch for the eye liner which shows how opaque the shade is. Single layer is where I lined a thin line and double layer is where I have applied twice. Either way, both looks great and the ink comes smoothly over the application. Finishes slightly glossy.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Spring Inner Cap

The cap for the eye liner has an inner spring which helps to secure the eye liner better. Normally, I find these type of caps helps to prolong the life span of the eye liners too.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Application

This is how I use it. I would start from the inner corner of my eyes and the felt tip applicator is fine enough to create precise application. In my opinion, it is alright to tug your skin a little in order to get that smooth application. I find it tricky when I want to draw a sharp wing on my second application on the other eye. The eye liner tip seems to be less firm and it always happened to my second application.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Look

Here is how it turns out for me and I do notice that this eye liner is great to fill the lash gaps.

Above all…

I love this eye liner for it’s color payoff, it is water and smudge-proof because it held up very well after 9 hours of wearing it. There are some part could be tricky like having to draw sharp wing on my second application and at a certain angle, the ink would comes on smoothly. There are times when I try to apply over more than double layer to touch up, the felt tip removes the existing layer instead where I find it difficult to layer the application.

I would still think this is worth to try for an eye liner especially for tropical weather in Malaysia. They come off easily with water-proof makeup remover.  I have yet to experience any irritations which is good as I could continue my usage happily.

Price: MYR70

Weight: 0.5ml / 0.016fl.oz

Availability: Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Great color payoff
  • Water and smudge-proof for more than 9 hours
  • Precise application
  • Lash gap filler
  • Easy removal with water-proof makeup remover

CONs:

  • Tricky to create sharp wing on second application
  • Removes existing eye liner when layers more eye liner

My Rating: 4.6/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple, An Edgy Shade Yet Sophisticated

Maybelline New York Color Show is a collection of the hottest fashion colors in convenient and advanced formulas in hot colors to brilliant must have pieces. The one I will be trying would be Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple.Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple

‘Always wanted quirky and edgy colored lined eyes? You can have it at your fingertips with Color Show Liner’s stunning range of smudge-free colors. Available in bold runway shades like turquoise, tangerine and metalic gray. Color Show Liner goes on in one smooth sweep to create a fashionable effect that is hot on the runways.’

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Tip

It is a retractable liner which definitely became as my plus point because I could put out the effort of sharpening it. Twisting it was smooth and just by looking at it, this eye liner seems convincing.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Swatch
Noble Purple is a metalic deep purple with extremely fine glitters. To notice the glitters probably need a few seconds and to hit the right for it to reflect.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Application

This is how I apply it and yes, I did tug my skin a little in order to get a smooth application. Do bare in mind where tugging is fine when the pressure is gentle and not too much of a gap. The eye liner does goes on smoothly easily and effortlessly.

Maybelline Color Show Liner in Noble Purple Before & After
I love how prominent the eye liner is and Noble Purple shade is not only an edgy shade yet it is very sophisticated. The application goes on easily and gives a very smooth line.

Above all…

I love everything about the eye liner for being retractable, glides on smoothly during application and color opacity. It is a very affordable eye liner with great color selections. However, I noticed by the end of the day (approximately 9 hours after application), the eye liner actually loses about 10% of it’s opacity. In other words, the eye liner faded but it did not smudge onto anywhere around my face at all. Everything came off with my makeup remover. Since it is so affordable, I don’t mind to purchase other shades.

Price: MYR17.90

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper market, selective departmental stores.

PROS:

  • Retractable
  • Glides smoothly during application
  • Great color opacity
  • Easy to remove with makeup remover
  • Very affordable
  • Doesn’t smudge

CONs:

  • Faded it’s opacity

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

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

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: I’m Addicted To Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner

My first love from Eyeko would be their Skinny Brush Mascara and for as long as I have known Eyeko, they have slowly grow with wider eye makeup range. I’m not only a mascara junkie but also eyeliner hence I’m sharing with you Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner.

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner

‘Our NEW ultra fine brush tip and waterproof formula make for easy, fluid application that glides on and stays on.

Accentuate your eyes with single stroke colour for a multitude of looks from kitten flicks to dramatic cat eyes.

It’s easy to achieve eye perfection even for a liquid eyeliner novice!

Shake pen before use with lid on and during application to release more colour.

Ensure cap is firmly placed on when not it use to avoid product drying out.’

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner Ingredients

This eye liner does contain alcohol, therefore I wouldn’t suggest for those who have sensitive eyes. I have yet to have any problem with this eye liner for as long as I have used it.

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner 2

Drawing eye liner creates a visual for the eyes, I believe it could be the reason for it’s name? The eye liner is a pen type with sleek packaging, suitable to bring it around wherever you go.

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner Tip

The eye liner comes with fine synthetic bristles which makes it soft at touch and be able to create fine precise line with it. The cap is springy on the inside to secure tightly for the eye liner.

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner Swatch

They come in three shades of Ebony (black), Mocha (dark brown) and Marine (dark blue). The one I have is in Mocha and the moment I swatch on the hand, I could see how thin the line I could draw. The eyeliner brush is soft, glides on smoothly with adequate product and flexible enough that I could write with it.

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner Application
The softness is not just on my hands, it goes gently on my eyelid as well. Mocha is a dark brown shade that could go almost black in real.  As I layer on, the shade gets even darker and the opacity is just beautiful.

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner After

Could you tell how precise and smooth the eye lining can be done? It is easy to control with this eyeliner and I would also say that I could achieve this effortlessly with under 5 minutes.

Eyeko Visual Eyes Liquid Eyeliner Before & After

Here, here of before and after. I love how clean and defined the look is. Of course, I could also choose to go dramatic with this eye liner if I want to.

Above all…

I’m addicted to this eye liner! Though it is brown that almost look like black, I love how precise, smooth and gentle upon application. I have yet to experience any smudges throughout the day of more than 9 hours, which is amazing. This could probably because of my prominent parallel double eyelid as the lash line could hardly touch over my crease. It could differ if you have monolid. Got to give credibility that it is very easy to use as well and it can be remove with makeup remover without fuss.

Price: TBC

Weight: 0.55ml / 0.016fl.oz

Availability: Exclusively in Sephora

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PROs:

  • Precise, smooth and gentle application
  • Last more than 9 hours
  • No smudges
  • Easy to remove with makeup remover
  • Easy glide upon application
  • Saves time for application

CONs:

  • Contains alcohol, may not be suitable for sensitive eyes

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Makeup Forever Ink Liner, Great Shade Intensity, Long Lasting, Matte Finish & Quick Dry Formula, What More Can I Say?

Matte is a trend that hit into the market since the recent years and this has gone into the beauty market which everyone has been welcoming it with open hands including me. Let me just share that I have recently used a matte eyeliner which I’m quite happy with. It’s Make Up Forever Ink Liner.

Makeup Forever Ink Liner

‘A must-have for pros. Ink Liner’s long and flexible tip allows for ultimate precision to create a multitude of looks. It defines the eyes with a rich matte black finish that stays put for 12-hours.’

Makeup Forever Ink Liner Ingredients

My only concern on the ingredient from this eye liner is that it contains alcohol. As of today, I have yet to experience any irritation. I believe there is a small percentage of alcohol and if you have sensitive eyes, I would advice to try eye liners that does not contain alcohol.

Makeup Forever Ink Liner Brush

The packaging of the eye liner is the standard eye liner and it comes with felt tip applicator. I could foresee myself not able to create sharp thin line before using this eye liner because it could be very tricky.

Makeup Forever Ink Liner Swatch

Indeed it does finish off matte and because of the felt tip applicator, it tend to get streaky at times. I’m quite impressed of how fast dries up right after applying it. I love the opacity of it as the shade is in intense black.

Makeup Forever Ink Liner Application

I was worried if I could end up not liking this eye liner, knowing the fact that it comes with felt tip applicator. However, it isn’t too bad after all. Since I do know there is possibility to have streaky finish, I tried my best to be light-handed to apply the eye liner and it didn’t get streaky at all. The formula is pretty wet which assisted in the application in a way that it could be applied easily without tugging the eyes and the application has to be done as quickly as possible as it dries off within seconds. It is possible to achieve sharp lining but can be tricky.

Makeup Forever Ink Liner Matte Liquid Eyeliner

This is how it turns out for me and you are able to see how matte it is. I quite like it that it’s lightweight and the shade is so intense that it does make a lot of difference once you applied it. My eyes is very much defined.

Above all…

This eye liner falls under my current favorite! Though it comes with felt tip applicator which I may be uncomfortable with but I love the intensity of the shade, matte finish, ease of application and quick dry formula. My only concern is that it is tricky to archive real sharp lining. Felt tip is much more easier to control, therefore this is great for those beginner for liquid eye liner. It stayed on pretty well for good 9 hours without smudging at all and I have yet to wear any longer for this moment but I believe it could still stay smudge-proof even longer. Though it stayed so well, it is easy to remove at the same time.

Price: MYR90

Weight: 3.5ml / 0.11fl. oz

Availability: Sephora and Make-Up Forever boutiques

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PROs:

  • Great intensity of shade
  • Matte finish
  • Ease of application
  • Quick dry formula
  • Long lasting
  • Easy to remove

CONs:

  • Difficult to archive sharp lining

My Rating: 4.8/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh