zaterdag 26 januari 2013

7 deadly sins of beauty TAG

This looked like a fun thing to do, so here we go, my first tag!


1. GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
Phew, that's a difficult one to start with
For inexpensive I would say either something from Catrice or Essence I bought in a 50% off sale (Kruidvat does that sometimes when things go out of their line...) in the end they would probably cost about 1,50 euro's
My most expensive beauty item would be the Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes which were around 50 euros each, (but I got 50% off the 2nd product yay)... for skincare it would probably be the Lush Ro's Argan.
Sometimes my mother or sister buy something luxurious from Chanel or other luxurious brands, but they end up using it only once or twice, which I think is a shame. I don't count these to my own stack but I use them, just because it's a pity to waste... I also have no clue of how much these cost and I don't really want to know either!

2. WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?
Bright or unusual lip colours... I love how they look!! On other people that is... A red lip is fine, but only when I'm in the mood, but I don't feel good with unusual or very bright lip colours... They make me feel self-concious about my teeth XD

Depending on how you see hard to get products. I don't like buying online so most awesome brands are kind of hard to get. Before I found Urban Decay's Naked in Sephora Breda, I have been looking for it on the internet, but UD didn't ship to Belgium... But now it's not really a big deal anymore... Besides, they're with L'oréal now...
I just wish I could find Illamasqua, LIT, Hard Candy and Inglot in Belgium (and actually so many others as well)

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?
My Sephora lip gloss in peach tastes so yummy and sweet, but I'm not sure about its cruelty free status
I also love Burt's Bees lip balms and their smell... And Tony Moly has delicious tinted lip balms as well XD

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?
Lip liners, lipsticks... I'm not much of a lip-girl, I actually just love putting on a lip balm (sometimes tinted) and I'm good to go
I also don't contour and barely ever highlight
When really lazy I don't use eye primer, I barely ever use face primer

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?
I feel best with a simple black eye liner... Still looking for the perfect replacement for the Lancôme Artliner, but I'm feeling happy with my Sleek and Too faced ones as well
and a black wing also needs a good coat of mascara ;)
Apart from that, covering up my redness with some BB cream is also pretty awesome :p

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?
I fell for my boyfriend's eyelashes XD I used to think he wora mascara, but apparantly he doesn't :p
I also like a good smile and kinda muscular body... But never overdo things! A slight belly is just fine for me, nice and soft yay :p

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?
There's so much I would like to receive! But at the moment I really want the Illamasqua liquid liners, liquid metal palette (art of darkness) and pure pigments... Maybe I'm going to buy them in sale?
Other than that I would love the lime crime carousel lipgloss in snowsicle

That's all!
I hope you enjoyed reading this, I tag all of you that want to do this! Post your link below and I'll read yours as well ^^

vrijdag 18 januari 2013

Lancôme Artliner replacements

Hi folks!
Long timeno blogging (sorryyyyyyy I've been terribly busy with my internship and I haven't had the time or energy to write about all kinds of subjects I had to do a lot of research for)
But I have found something new to write about ^^
For a while, I have been looking for the perfect cruelty free replacement for my favourite (liquid) eye liner: Art Liner by Lancôme. I've been reading a couple reviews and decided to try out a few, here are the ones I decided to give a go:

Too Faced 3*Way Lash Lining Tool

I like the formula of this eye liner, but I'm not very fond of the brush. It's supposed to be very easy for people who aren't great with using eye liner, but I find it very difficult to use because of the brush. I find it hard to dot in between my lashes which gives me a very uneven line... so I try to go over it again to make it more even and I get a thicker line... Not my favrouite eye liner for a thin line, but since it's still nice black and stays all day, I like to use it for a slightly bigger line. I really like that this brush is velvet though, not hard on my eyes at all!
Price: $22 on the website, €21 in Sephora Breda (I got 10% off)
Formula: Nice opaque black, long lasting
Brush: Slightly difficult to use (while it's supposed to be easier), nice felt brush
Waterproof: No
Vegan: Yes
Other plus-sides:no fragrance, dries rather quickly, longlasting
Other downsides: Haven't found it in Belgium yet so I have to go to the Netherlands to get it, need more practice

My verdict: 8/10
If I get more practice, I'll definately love this one even more and it will be an awesome replacement

Sleek Dip It Eyeliner

I love this one!! Sometimes drugstore make up doens't give me the opaque black I want or irritates my eyes (happened once with a gosh eye liner). This one is a good opaque black, doesn't irritate my eyes, and it's user-friendly, I'm able to make very thin lines with this one. The brush doesn't bend as much as the Artliner does, but it's also a felt tip or very similar ^^ It's smaller than the Artliner (and because of that it appears to be thicker, which will be more clear in the pictures below)
Sometimes I get a little too much on my brush so I clean it off a little at the bottle. I also sometimes need just a little bit more but dipping it back in gives me way too much product. I would have liked it better if the liquid would not be in a bottle but inside of the pen...

Price: €5,50 on the website, I paid €4,99 in Jinny's (Antwerp)
Brush: Rather small brush, felt tip? Quite easy to use, could be longer (maybe thinner at the end?) and more bendable

Waterproof: No
Vegan: No (but vegetarian)
Other plus-sides: longlasting, lots of colours

Other downsides: difficult to get the right amount of product, applying too much makes drying-time longer

My verdict: 8,5/10
Rating this one was difficult because I feel like I'm more fond of this one, because it's so cheap and I think I like both the Too Faced and Sleek eye liners just as much... But looking at the price... Also like this brush a little better, but I liked it better that the Too faced one has it's liquid inside the pen instead of a bottle.

Others I would like to try out: Illamasqua Precision Ink (It looks like it would have an awesome brush, I feel like that one would be the perfect replacement XD )

 Here are the pictures of the eye liners:
Lancôme Artliner 
Too Faced 3*Way Lash Lining Tool
Sleek Dip It Eyeliner

As you can tell: the Artliner has the longest, finest brush, it's also more bendable which makes it so easy to follow your lashline.
With these two it's at least not as hard to say goodbye to the Artliner once it's finished....

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'll be working for school and internship now. But first, I need some sleep!