Monday 17 March 2014

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara Review

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

I'm a sucker for promises of longer, fuller lashes. So when this Maybelline mascara suggested it might give you 'big eyes' with longer and fuller lashes, I had to give it a go. 

Maybelline Big Eyes has two wands. The first side has a thicker brush with bushy bristles; this is for the upper lashes. The second side has a smaller, with more straighter bristles; this is for the lower lashes.

It's a lovely consistency, not too thick or thin, a perfect medium. It does provide beautifully long lashes and the little wand is so handy for getting into the little lashes in the corners of your eyes.

So far, it sounds like a good mascara right? Well the only catch with this one is it smudges. After a few hours wear I found I had formed panda eyes. I do have slightly oily lids, so I'd be interested to see if it smudges on anyone else, leave me a comment below.

It's just the smudging that lets this mascara down, so I'm going to keep the brushes as I like the smaller one for the lower lashes and dip that into my favourite mascaras.

Have you tried Maybelline's Big Eyes mascara?
Love Kat


Wednesday 5 March 2014

Bourjois Mega Liner Felt Tip Eyeliner Review

Bourjois Mega Liner Felt Tip Eyeliner
I'm the type of girl that feels naked without some kind of eyeliner on. For work, I normally try and do a hassle free small feline flick, but when I go out with friends for drinks, I love a good dramatic eyeliner look paired with falsies. I feel like I've tried a million and one different liners, so here are my opinions on the Bourjois Mega Liner Felt Tip Eyeliner and how it compares.
I was browsing the Bourjois stand in Boots and they had an offer, 'spend £10 and get a free eyeliner', so I picked up the Healthy Mix foundation and some powder and snagged this eyeliner for free.
First impressions are so-so. I'm not really a lover of the felt tip pen style liners, they tend to dry out, but what made me pick this up was the angled tip, I figured this would be perfect for flicks. As I thought, it did make perfect flicks, the problem was joining the flick back up to the liner around the lash line. The angled nib makes it difficult to draw the joining part, I've found the best way to use it, is to use the smallest tip gently tip fill in.
As for pigmentation and longevity, this liner again, is very so-so. It's not the most blackest black and it does last all day without smudging but the lack of pigmentation lets it down. I have been using it for around 3-4 weeks, mostly for easy make-up before work and it hasn't yet started to dry up, so that's one positive.
All in all, I give this liner 6.5 out of 10. It's good for flicks but you have to be careful when joining the lines together. It's also not the most pigmented liner I own.
Have you tried the Bourjois Mega Liner?
Love Kat
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