Too Faced’s has paraben-free liners? ZOMG!

It has been forever and a day since I’ve played around with products from Too Faced. Back when Clumps of Mascara was an itty bitty beauty blog, I fell head over heels in love with Too Faced. It’s been a minute since I’ve actually purchased something but I am forever keeping them on my radar. After all, they’ve got some of the most dynamic eyeshadow palettes on the markets. Like….fo real. They also have these stunning paraben-free waterproof eyeliners too.

I am picky about eyeliners. Well, I’m not. But my eyes are. Quite frankly, I’ll wear whatever. My eyes, on the other hand, demand sturdy liners. Anything less than that will result in smudging within minutes. Simply put, Too Faced’s Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliners are fantastic. Aside from actually staying put on the waterline, the formula is creamy and feels niiiiice. Because of its creamy consistency, it is perfect for smudging right on the waterline. A smudge brush conveniently sits across from the pencil making it the perfect partner for smokey eyes.

(l-r) Perfect Brown, Perfect Teal

Despite their ability to last on the waterline, I actually prefer them on the lower lashline. I am always struggling with trying to achieve an ideal cat eye and these liners make it easy because they are super duper creamy.

Perfect Brown is like any brown eyeliner. It’s perfect for gals who want a little something without looking too dramatic. I’m not the biggest fan of brown liners but this is a nice one.

And then there’s Perfect Teal, a stunning teal with a ton of personality.

But worry not. They dry quickly and remove easily with a makeup remover. The pencils go for $18 a pop which seems to be a bit steep from the Too Faced that I remember. But hey….at least you’re getting your money’s worth.

And did I mention that they were paraben-free? That totally makes the price tag a little more likable. You can get these and 4 other shades from Sephora stores and at Sephora.com.

Korres10-Color Pencil Kit for only $32? Whoa!

Okay, seriously…I need these eyeliners in my life.

I’m already a mega fan of Korres (I’ve reviewed their mascaras) and I have been hearing nothing but spectacular things about their liners. And these kids are not only 100% natural, infused with jojoba oil and paraben/sulfate-free but you also get TEN full-size pencils for $32. I hope they hold up well on the waterline. But then again, I could also use them on the lower lashline.

Um yeah, I will be running to Sephora.com right now. Cop them quickly, sisters. They can only be found at Sephora for a limited time.

I can’t be the only one lusting after these. Be honest…you want to snag them too, uh?

Beauty Review: COVERGIRL LiquiLine Blast Eye Liners

Remember when I was trying to sell my left leg to buy excited about COVERGIRL’s newest eyeliners?

Check this out!

Here’s to hoping their performance is as beautiful as they are. Chow!
First things first…here are some stats on the kids.

  • They retail for $7.99. And of course if you catch a buy 1, get 1 free sale…holla!
  • The amazing Pat McGrath, P&G Global Creative Design Director was one of the masterminds behind the gorgeous shade palettes.
  • These liners are infused with silicone to help keep them long lasting. 
  • They come in 6 shades; the three shown in this post, a silver, brown and black. 
At a glance, I thought that the three that I tested would all have the same finish, but it looks like Violet Spark  is matte.
Blue Bloom and Green Glow take on a bit of a creamier and semi-metallic finish. This is definitely my preference! In fact, out of all of them, Blue Bloom is my favorite.
 I think Green Glow is too cool for my skin tone And Violet Voltage in all of her matte-ness is a bit of a pain to apply. It takes a few strokes on the waterline to get it to really stay. But by then, you’re in tears!

On the opposite side of each liner comes a smudger tip.

I never really smudge my liner unless I’m going for a sultry night look but just to show y’all how easy it is, I gave it a whirl…

Now for some swatch tests. I do these tests each time I try a new eyeliner. I figure if they can stay put without budging on my hand, then they’ll do even better on my waterline.

Funny how Blue Bloom practically disappears because check it out after an 8 hour workday and jog outside.

Boo yah!

So are the liners worth a try? I think so. Blue Bloom is a must have. I’ve been wearing is daily since I got it!

Have you tried these kids yet?

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Beauty Review: Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay eye pencil

Okay seriously…the title of this post is like…way too long. Right? Don’t blame me, loves. Blame Sally Hansen for having a super long product name. But you know what? That’s the only thing I can complain about when it comes to this product.

Seriously, it’s pretty freakin’ awesome.

Need some quick pros? Okay, check this…

-It doesn’t have any parabens
-It’s affordable ($7.49? Holla!)
-It is waterproof and doesn’t budge. At all. No really. Not at all!


Oh, and did I mention that it is affordable? That’s reason enough to love it. This Natural Beauty collection by Carmindy is really wow-ing me.

Those that know me know well know that I swear by Urban Decay’s liners. And I will never stop loving them. The prices are a little steep but in terms of waterproof liners in a ton of colors that actually STAY put? They deliver! However (don’t you hate when teachers/professors say that? Blah!), these aren’t too bad.

Those are the stats of the liner. It being paraben free is HUGE in my book. If you don’t know about parabens, read this article. I can’t say that ALL of the beauty products I use are paraben-free but owning a liner like this is certainly a step in the right direction.

For $7.49, you get a nice size liner with a smooth tip.

It doesn’t require any special pencil sharpener either. What really impressed me about the pencil is how dark, rich and creamy it is…

Oh la la, right? There was absolutely no tugging on the water line. Check out how it compares to Urban Decay’s 24/7 liner in Zero.

And then we did a quick smudge test….

And a water test…

Sally Hansen holds up pretty good, uh?

It’s great, y’all. Great! As far as its availability, you should be able to find it your local CVS and Rite Aid stores. A lot of U.S. Clumps readers have been able to find it so yay to Sally Hansen for having it all over. I just hope that it doesn’t get discontinued like…tomorrow. That would suck. A lot.

Have you tried this liner yet? Have you tried any drugstore liners that rocked your world? Or not so much?

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Beauty Review: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye pencils

You’ve seen me use them in just about ALL of my FOTD Friday posts. You saw me list them as one of my favorite products in 2009. You know that I love them and I can’t stop recommending ‘em.

 
I am struggling to find the words to express how much I love these pencils, y’all. They really are the BEST liners on the market. Now because you love me for my honesty, I’m not going to lie to you. $17 for a pencil is quite the splurge. But you all also know that I’m cheap. And for me to justify spending that much on a pencil, well shucks…it really must be all that and a bag of Stacy’s Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips (yum).

My UD liner stash…

Now if those pencils look a little stunted, here’s why…every few months Sephora, Ulta and sometimes UrbanDecay.com come out with little sets of these Urban Decay liners. They usually have two separate sets; one with vibrant colors and another with everyday colors. They are around $25 or so. Crazy deal, right? Last season they retailed for a good $15/each on UrbanDecay.com and I snagged both sets.

WAIT! Pause for the cause..according to Urban Decay’s website, you can still get the sets for $20. Get them here. But hurry hurry. Not sure how long this will last Or maybe it’s permanent and I just don’t know it. *shrugs shoulders*

A frugalista will always find a way to save a dime or dollar. Am I right or am I right?

I usually end up having to buy Zero in its full size packaging since I use this creamy black just about every day.

That’s right…I put it right there on the waterline.
  
And there it stays. All day. Rain, humidity and not even tears of joy (ahem..or sadness) can make it budge. I’m guessing it’s the jojoba oil and Vitamin E that makes it super creamy.
Yes, my darling. It’s true. Very few pencils come close to the awesomeness that is Urban Decay’s. Granted I haven’t tried EVERY eyeliner pencil on the market. But I don’t need to. For I have found the best.
Long live, UD’s eye pencils! Do you have any? Know of a better?
Tell me!
Oh wait! Since we’re talking about UD, check this out.
They have a Family & Friend’s sale!! That’s 30% off until April 19, 2010. You can snag a travel set of glide-on eye pencils for $20!