Hi beautifuls! It's been a little while since I last posted. I want to apologize for the delay. Work-life has been hectic lately! Now that the holidays are officially over, the new year's been in full swing. I've also consolidated a lot of my makeup products and made room for fresh new things. Of course, I still adore bright lipsticks but also I've shifted my focus a bit to include more skincare and health. These changes will be prevalent in the next few posts :)
One review I've been itching to get out here is from December's Frosty VoxBox. In it, it included two products from Rimmel that I was super excited to try. One was the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner and the other a waterproof makeup remover.
First of all, the reason I thought the eyeliner was intriguing is because of its use as both a waterproof eyeliner and a kohl liner. Those two never go hand in hand, right?
I thought this would be a dupe of Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion but it's not quite there. Packaging wise, it certainly does look the part. But after wearing it for one day in the office, I came home to raccoon eyes. Not very waterproof.
When i first swatched it, it was definitely really soft and meant to create smokey looks. It is definitely not a pencil you want to create sharp lines with. You can smudge it out for a deeper look but I'm not suited for that since I don't have much eyelid space..so boo. I found that it wasn't as waterproof as some of my other liners like the Dollywink pen or the Mac Fluidline. Scandal Eyes was too "kohl" for me - too smudgy. It didn't work well with me because it literally melted off my eyes in less than 3 hours. I only applied it on my upper lids but it somehow transferred to the bottom of my eyes.
I decided to take it off gently since it was waterproof. I used the Rimmel Let it Go makeup remover but it didn't budge at all! Rimmel claims that this product will take off waterproof eye makeup but such was not the case. I was disappointed in the fact that this makeup remover was the result of direct false advertising. I'm not sure many women would want to come home after a long day only to pull and tug at their eyes to get the makeup off because their makeup remover was not up to par.
It's that time of the year again where holiday cheer comes to an end and we finish the leftovers of wine and chocolate. Where Starbucks Red Cups make that once made appearances will now disappear into its hiding place for the next 11 months, where the leaves fall in preparation of the coming Spring.
Finding the right eyeliner for me is like finding a unicorn in a luscious green landscape. Most eyeliners either work for a few hours or fail horribly because my eyelids do not adhere to them. I always envy people who can use a pencil and draw in a line casually while looking spectacular and at ease. Or someone who has a kohl liner who messily draws an awesome looking line. I, on the other hand, have to spend a lot of time prepping and priming the lids just to make a fabulous eyeliner look mediocre. This is one of the reasons why I don't sport eyeliner on a daily basis despite my intense love for it. When I do have a few extra minutes in the morning, I use the one eyeliner that has never failed me - the Mac Fluidline gel liner in Blacktrack.
Not the most flattering. This cream lipstick is very pale, and meant for girls with very light complexion. It is a really gorgeous base to conceal the lips for a dramatic color over it. Not something I'd wear on a daily basis. Formula is very balmy, hydrating and soft.