Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Beauty Review: Stila liquid eyeliner + the body shop eyeshadow

*this post is not sponsored. I bought these products with my own money. I just wanted to share my honest opinions with you.

First of all, I bought the body shop eyeshadow over the summer where I used a groupon I paid $10 for a $20 value! They had a good sale going on and I was able to get like 5 products for like $22 somehow with the voucher!

Out of those 5 products was one item for me, which was this colour crush eyeshadow in "coconuts about you". I like The Body Shop's mission and ethics being against animal testing and supporting fair trade. Plus, I just learned that all of their products are 100% vegetarian. Cool.

I know I took photos of the product months ago, but couldn't find them in my files, so I re-took some today so don't mind how dirty/messy the eyeshadow looks now, please. lol. This what happens when it gets used!

The shadow is a matte medium brown shade. Its pigment is easily buildable and blendable. My favorite way to wear it lately is boldly by adding a drop of water to make it a deeper shade and stay put. The shadow's texture is soft and definitely a good shade for everyday wear.
out of 5 stars, I rate this product 4.5 stars!

The other product I've tried and have been using lately is Stila's stay all day waterproof liquid eyeliner in black. I didn't take a pic of the tip, but it's a felt pen liner, which helps make it easier to apply. You can make a thin line or build it up into a thicker almost cat-eye if you want.

I was hesitant to shell out $20 for this eyeliner, but I was getting tired of using my other two eyeliners (one pencil-$$, one liquid-$) that were not cutting it for me. They kept smudging under my eyes within two hours of wearing it, but not this one! Yay! I can't say that it stays put ALL the time, maybe it depends on how oily my skin is that particular day, but for wearing this eyeliner for about a month now, 90% of the time it's doing its job and staying put. I really love how concentrated the color is and that even as I slowly apply and fix my eyeliner (with the cap off), when I go to touch up a part, the ink/color still comes out without me having to close the cap and roll it in the palm of my hand. You can pick up this baby at Sephora, but click here, for a possible good coupon code to use at!
out of 5 stars, I rate this product 4 stars!

Any new products you've tried lately? What are your go-to shades for daily makeup?

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Blush and Barbells said...

My go-to eyeliner is Avon Glimmersticks. I like that I don't have to sharpen the tip!

holli said...

I agree with you on the Stila eyeliner. I have one and i like it a lot. I also like the brand Makeup Forever ( i think thats it). I got it from Sephora and the eyeliner is awesome!
I dont wear eyeshadow so i cant comment on that. lol