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OhK! Under Eye Mask Review

Lise —  February 25, 2018 — 5 Comments

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What is it?

When I was buying a new winter coat at H&M a little while ago, I noticed they had a whole display stand of Korean and non-Korean sheet masks and all of that, and that’s where I found this. I thought the packaging was really cute and stood out from the rest so that is how I decided on which to try first. I also feel like I always could need some de-puffing and soothing pads underneath my eyes because they pretty much always feel tired.

Based on the little picture in the bottom left corner I thought the pads would be kinda iridescent looking but they were more flesh colored with small brown specks in them. I guess this was to show off the ginger used in it, maybe? They are barely even visible in the picture below, it’s mostly the shine that gives them away. Not sure what that means, my skin is either very yellow, or they were more transparent than I thought.

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How does it work?

The instructions said to leave them on for 20-30 minutes. I left mine on for about 25 minutes, opting not to do the full 30 minutes because they were starting to sting slightly at that point. Whenever I try eye patches they tend to give me a slight head ache for some reason, and that happened with these too. I removed them after 25 minutes, then gently massaged the remaining serum into my skin. It didn’t really provide any visible results, but my under eye area felt moisturized and was not irritated. I was scared it would irritate the area since it started stinging but I guess my skin was just done with them.

I was a bit disappointed to not see any de-puffing at all but at least I got some moisture out of it, something that is much needed at this time of the year. I’m not sure if I would buy these exact ones again since they didn’t do too much for me, but I would be curious to try other products from OhK! just to see what they are about. It was my first time trying out the brand today and I didn’t get the worst start, it was just a tiny bit lackluster.

Have you tried these before? Or anything else from the OhK! brand? 

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When I was buying a new winter coat at H&M a little while ago, I noticed they had a whole display stand of Korean and non-Korean sheet masks and all of that, and that’s where I found this. I thought the packaging was really cute and stood out from the rest so that is how I decided on which to try first. I also feel like I always could need some de-puffing and soothing pads underneath my eyes because they pretty much always feel tired.

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Steve Laurant Liquid Liner Review

Lise —  February 15, 2018 — 18 Comments

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What is it?

The Steve Laurant Precision Tip Eyeliner is a liquid felt tip eye liner that comes in a really pretty rose gold packaging. This eyeliner was a gift from my sister who had received it in a Glossybox. She doesn’t use eyeliners so I’m glad she gave it to me because it’s a really good one. I haven’t had too much experience with felt tip liners, but after the failure that was the L’Oreal Superliner, I was ready to find an actual good one.

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The picture above was taken about ten minutes after I put it on, and you can see that it’s not a matte black. It’s very shiny and it layers on top of the skin so you can definitely feel that it’s there, but it does look pretty so I don’t mind. It’s a very intense black, at least at first application. I was able to do a somewhat sharp flick because the tip is very firm and sturdy, but it’s not uncomfortable to use in any way. I feel in some cases liners can feel a bit sharp but that was not the case with this one at all. The black glided on smoothly and it was super easy to use. I didn’t notice it drying out while applying the liner either and that is a very big plus!

How did it go?

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The picture above was taken at the end of the day. This is after roughly 14 hours of wear. I applied it around 8 am and washed it off around 10 pm. You can see that the black has faded quite a bit, it’s more of a charcoal or dark grey at this point but it has still retained a little bit of its shine so it’s not too bad. The sharp flick has become more rounded, likely from me roughly rubbing my eye a bit earlier but not much else has happened to it. It has not faded any differently during other times that I have worn it so it has quickly become my favorite liquid liner.

I would recommend this if you enjoy liquid liners that look shiny. If you want a matte liner, this one won’t be for you, it’s way too shiny to try to play it off as something else.

Have you tried this liner before? Or heard of the brand? It was definitely a first for me, but I am glad I was gifted this.

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Camilla Pihl Sheet Masks Review

Lise —  January 21, 2018 — 20 Comments

The Panda Mask

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This is a sheet mask with a panda print on it. It is a very sturdy sheet, not fragile paper or anything like that so it is easy to unfold without ripping it. It does feel very heavy because of the quality material, and it is a little bit too large for my face. You can see it folding over below my nose and on my cheeks. It is slightly see through so I could see my eyebrows and they made me look super angry.

You’re supposed to leave the mask on for 10 minutes, then massage in the remains. Upon application, it felt a bit tingly and cool, I hadn’t stored it in any particularly cold places so it was a bit surprising. I didn’t feel any irritation while wearing it, and when I massaged in the remains, my skin absorbed almost all of it. The rest I just let dry on my skin before quickly cleansing it with some micellar water because it felt just a tiny bit tacky afterwards.  My skin loved it and I would be very inclined to buy it again when my skin needs a moisture boost.

 

The Tiger Mask

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Like the Panda mask, this is a thick, heavy sheet mask. It was not as wide as the other, but rather too long. Even if it folded on my cheeks, it still was hanging too low to fit my mouth properly. I can’t handle when wet products touch my lips so it kinda grossed me out for a while. I managed to adjust it fairly well after a few tries but it was quite the hassle to get it right.

As with the others, you leave it on your skin for ten minutes for your skin to absorb most of the serum. This mask is brightening and not as moisturizing. It felt as if the package had more serum in it because the mask was very gloopy and sticky and it took my skin a long time to even absorb any of the serum. I ended up wiping a lot of it off with a cotton pad because my skin could not handle it. After a cleanse my skin felt super warm and almost swollen so I think there was something in it that I reacted to.. I haven’t been able to figure out just what it was. I would not buy this one again.

In conclusion, the Panda mask worked well, the Tiger mask did not. I would recommend the Panda mask if you have dry or combination skin and need a quick moisture fix.

Have you tried these masks before? What did you think of them? 

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What is it?

Information from the UK website:

BENEFITS

Transform your look in one daring stroke. Its specially designed felt tip fulfils your every wish. The ‘Corseted’ tip with a flexor system helps you to follow the natural contours of your eyes, boldly extending to the ends of the lashes. It’s showtime!

Ink Tank Tip: Releases ink over your lash line for perfect line control.

Flexor system: Adapts to every movement to modulate the thickness of the line in one effortless sweep.

Divine Black formula: Deep black and shiny finish.

With the precision tip of your SUPER LINER SUPERSTAR, apply from the inner to the outer edges of your upper lash line.

As you can see from the description, this is a felt tip liquid eyeliner from L’Oreal that claims to be deep black and shiny. It is supposed to give you super precision and it will glide over your eyes super easily. As you can see in the picture below it is definitely shiny and not matte.

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How does it work?

It has a pretty good formula that dispenses well when I apply it and it gives a nice, crisp line. It was fairly easy to create a pointed wing like I use to do and it wasn’t messy to use at all. It did tickle my eye a little bit though because I’m used to using pencils and not any felt tip liners. The applicator isn’t too hard nor too flexible so you have very good control when applying it to your eyes. It is very pointy so it makes it easy to create a sharp wing on the outer corners of my eyes.

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I haven’t read anything about it claiming to be smudge proof or waterproof and I’m glad they haven’t claimed it, because it really isn’t at all. My eyes do not water very often but the lower part of the wings were super smudged and faded by the end of the day. I didn’t really touch my eyes at all either but the black had faded a bit. Granted, I had been wearing it for about thirteen hours at that point. It does last for a long time but it could use a touch up around the ten hour mark.

Apart from all that, I’m quite happy with the liner overall. It doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on top of the skin like how some liquid liners does and it was very comfortable to wear. After a good few wears I noticed it was irritating my eyes a little bit though so I have given it a break. My eyes were stinging and it was not a good feeling at all.

So to sum it up:

+ It’s really black
+ It’s easy to apply
+ It’s drugstore and fairly cheap

– It smudges and fades fairly easily
– It’s not cruelty free
– It eventually started irritating my eyes

I will continue using it now and then until it’s empty or I get tired of it, but I will not repurchase it since it is not cruelty free.

Have you tried this liner? 

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What is it?

I received this palette as a Christmas gift from Karalee and I instantly fell in love with it. When you open it, it has a faint chocolate scent and it’s luckily not an overpowering one like how some other make up products have. The design on the outside is super cute too, a partially melted bar of chocolate. As this one is called Death by chocolate, it contains quite a few brown-ish shades. It contains a good variety of matte, satin and shimmer finishes. It does have a little bit of fallout but I honestly don’t mind that when the quality is generally really good. On the tambeauty website, this has almost exclusively only four and five star reviews.

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Swatches

These swatches are all done with a brush, I figured that would give them all a fair chance as some always look better with finger swatches.

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Don’t let go, Break me up, Consume me and All is lost. Not pictured is the large pan of White light because it was exactly the same as my skin color so it didn’t show up at all on my arm.

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Lick me, Fool’s gold, One more bar, Devour me, Tear the wrapper and Love you to death.

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Pray for me, Dipped, Tease me, Set me free and across the bottom is Bring down angels.

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I think they all have very good pigment and they are quite easy to blend. Below I used White light all over my lids as a base, Break me up in my crease, Love you to death on the outer 2/3 of my lids, a bit of All is lost on the absolute outer corner and under my lower lash line and the beautiful Fool’s gold shade on the inner third of my eyelids. I was really happy with how they blended and I will definitely try to create other similar looks with is.

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In addition of it having good shimmers, the mattes can also be used to create a more natural and daytime kind of look, with a bit light shimmer added on top to make it special.

To me this is a perfect palette because it has most of the colors I love and it’s possible to create so many different looks with it. Some of the browns could maybe be a bit more neutral but they do work either way.

Have you tried this palette before? What did you think of it? 

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