I’ve been having a problem with oily lids lately. This plus the heat and humidity results to my makeup being a mess by the end of the day. I’ve been wearing liquid eyeliner and mascara on a daily basis for over a year now, and I’ve never had this problem until recently. I mean look at this:
I’m wearing my Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner and Cover Girl Lash Blash Luxe mascara in this photo. I’ve been using the liquid liner since around February and the mascara since the start of this month. Before I started using these products, I used In2It’s waterproof liquid liner and Avon’s Amazing Lengths mascara, and they stayed put the whole day without any problems at all.
I had some free time today so I did a bit of “research” on the current products I’m using. I think the main reason for the smudging is that both products aren’t waterproof, which I only discovered today. Pretty stupid of me right? I’ve been using them for a while now and it never occurred to me that they weren’t waterproof, tch~
I bought both the liquid liner and mascara last December during my trip to Los Angeles. I was just so excited to try the Cover Girl Lash Blast because I’ve heard a lot good stuff about it. When I saw the Lash Blast Luxe, which is newer, I got even more excited so I bought it without even bothering to check if it’s waterproof. As for the liquid liner, the word “colorstay” caught my attention and I automatically figured it was waterproof as well. According to online reviews, the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner is supposed to be extremely smudge-proof. But I guess I shouldn’t believe everything I read.
Anyway, I figured I should switch back to my In2It liner and Avon mascara, until Ezra suggested that I try Etude House’s waterproof liner and mascara. She’s been using both products for a while now and she loves them. Like me, she also used the In2It waterproof liner and Avon mascara in the past, but she claims that she likes the Etude House products better. Of course I had to see for myself so I did a little test to compare them.
First the eyeliner:
So these are the products I tested:
From L-R : In2It Waterproof Liquid Liner, Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner and Etude house Proof 10 Liquid Liner. The In2It and Etude House liners both belong to my sister. I’ve already used up my In2It liquid liner earlier this year.
The picture above shows the three liquid liners I applied on the back of my hand. You can see that the Revlon liner tends to crack, which is another thing I don’t like about it. The Etude House liner is the darkest of the three – if there’s such a thing as a “darker black”.