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Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner

I got this as part of a set from one of my ULTA orders last year I believe. I have so, so many eye liners already that I thought about gifting this. But since it’s in black and I’m open to trying out one that’s not in true pencil form, I gave this a shot. Here’s my take on the Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner.

Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner

This item is described as the following on their website:

“Soft, smooth, and super long-wearing, this water-resistant formula virtually floats into place. Whether you opt for a fine line, or a lush, smoky eye look, you’ll have expertly lined lids that last! This unique liner is called I-Care because its treatment-like formula contains beneficial and nourishing ingredients perfect for the delicate eye area. Mineral oil-and preservative-free, I-Care is ophthalmologist-tested and specifically formulated for use around the eyes, even for those who wear contact lenses and have sensitive eyes. The highly smudge-proof formula helps to perfectly line the inner eyelid. A soft, flexible smudger is attached to the opposite end. Pull the smudger off, and you’ll find a handy little sharpener tucked inside. Unlike most eye pencils, I-Care Eyeliner has a retractable point.”

I’ll be honest that I didn’t really have high expectations with this before trying it. It brings me back to my thoughts on Urban Decay eye liners. They’re good, but I actually prefer Milani’s formula better (you can read about it in my original post here). It just works well for me with my water line. I need an eye liner that is pigmented that goes on softly but bold. Meaning I don’t have to apply a lot of pressure to get great color payoff. Urban Decay is just okay in my book for that. Milani is excellent. And Laura Geller? Well, I was pleasantly surprised with it! I didn’t have to apply a lot of pressure at all to get really dark black pigment right on my water line. The formula is like a smooth and creamy. I checked after 5 hours and did notice some wear, but not much at all. There is no flaking or smudging — it stayed put. It’s currently my go-to eye liner in my purse. It’s comparable to the formula of Milani’s eye liner in my opinion but maybe a tad creamier. Milani did repackage and might’ve reformulated it, so my opinion is in comparison to their older eye liners from the Liquif’Eye line. Swatches shown below are a thinner line followed by a thicker one with more pressure used to apply it.

Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner (in shade)

Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner (direct sunlight)

Laura Geller I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner (with flash)

This item retails for $20 and is available on their website here as well as wherever they’re retailed at such as ULTA.


Finger Paints Th-Ink Outside The Box

Hey guys! Today’s shade is one that looked familiar to me initially. It’s one of the 10 new shades the brand has released for 2015 as part of their core line or collection. Here’s Finger Paints Th-Ink Outside The Box.

Finger Paints Th-Ink Outside The Box

Th-Ink Outside The Box is a glitter shade that I thought was very similar to a shade from another collection of theirs released last year called Pop Movement. I looked over that post and realized the shade I was thinking of must’ve been Ka-Pow! because of the black and white glitter in it. But this is nowhere close to that shade. This shade contains black and white hex glitters in different sizes along with black tinsel or bar glitter all suspended in a clear base. While the glitter is not the packed kind, the payoff is still great especially if you use it over another shade as a topper. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Finger Paints Th-Ink Outside The Box (in shade)

Finger Paints Th-Ink Outside The Box (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Th-Ink Outside The Box (close-up)

This shade should now be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $5.49.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set

The Holiday season is long over but I’m only getting to some of the stuff I got during that time right now. There is just so many new things that beauty companies bring out for that time of the year. They are big sellers of course being that most of them are seasonal so they’re limited edition. Today’s post is on one of those kind of items. I mentioned it in my Holiday 2014 Shopping Ideas post earlier, here’s Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set.

Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set

I wasn’t actually going to get this until the after Holiday sales kicked in, but that would mean I chance it selling out. I didn’t get the ULTA exclusive set from Tarte for 2013 and kinda regret that. I didn’t want that to happen again so I picked this up when ULTA had one of their 20% off sale on everything. This retailed for $48 before tax, which is a pretty good value since the bulk of this set consists of their Amazonian clay eye shadows and blushes. As I mentioned before, I really like the feel of their Amazonian clay products on my skin. In my opinion, it’s very lightweight with decent lasting power. The portable case to hold the quadrant of eye shadows and blush selected is very cute! The pearls accent and the Tiffany blue kind of color for the case gives me the feel of luxury. I know that the shot with the eye shadow and blush names isn’t clear where the text is because of the shadow, but hopefully you can still make out what it says for the most part.

Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set (unboxed)

Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set Eye Shadows & Blushes (in shade)

Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set Eye Shadows & Blushes (direct sunlight)

Tarte Away Oui Go Portable Palette & Collector’s Set Eye Shadows & Blushes (with shade names)

I don’t know if I’ll be picking any more Tarte stuff up after this just cause I don’t use makeup that much. I haven’t even used any of this at all. I definitely don’t regret picking this up though! :)


Finger Paints Color Me Abstract

Hey guys! This week is sure flying by! All the snow is gone but I heard we will get more over the weekend. That means a lot of people are going to hibernate this weekend. I was hoping for warmer weather but I’m sure it will be here before we know it. Moving on, I have another Finger Paints shade to share with you guys today. Here’s Finger Paints Color Me Abstract.

Finger Paints Color Me Abstract

Color Me Abstract is a glitter shade that is quite similar to Gogh With The Flow and You Can Crayon My Shoulder. I find this shade to have more of a foil finish compared to the other 2 though. I see purple and fuchsia glitter all over. There is a warm glow to this shade that I really like. Formula is perfect for a glitter shade. It has the right viscosity for it. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Color Me Abstract (in shade)

Finger Paints Color Me Abstract (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Color Me Abstract (close-up)

This shade should now be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for $5.49.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*


L’Oréal Miss Pixie

I was trying to clean out some of the polishes on my coffee table at home and stumbled upon this beauty. An online search confirms that this shade is from the L’Oréal limited edition collection called Miss Candy. This is the only one I have being that I remember picking this up on CVS’ winter clearance one year (last year I think). Here’s L’Oréal Miss Pixie.

L’Oréal Miss Pixie

Miss Pixie is straight up a royal blue jelly. The formula is very easy to work with although I got worried when I saw how sheer it was with the first few coats. It’s easily buildable. Just make sure to let it dry in between coats. I did just that until I was satisfied with the color on my nails. Shown is 5 thin coats with no top coat.

L’Oréal Miss Pixie (in shade)

L’Oréal Miss Pixie (direct sunlight)

L’Oréal Miss Pixie (close-up)

I haven’t tried using this in a jelly sandwich manicure but I have a lot of glitter shades that would work well with this!