Jiu Mu Daforcena got this for me when she went on her trip to Hong Kong! ^.^
Remember this picture?
Well, here is the liner again, in full view.
Ahem, it is a Japanese product, hence, the long and ungrammatical name. Do forgive it!
This one is an automatic twist-up eye pencil, so there’s nothing much to show you where the tip is concerned, they all look the same.
(From left: B&C BrowLash EX Water Strong liner, Canmake eye pencil and Elizabeth Arden eye pencil in Kohl Berry)
You get outstanding pigment, as all Japanese eye pencils are, as you can see, the, eh, Angmoh (Westerner in Hokkien. It is not a racial slur, but just a general term for Westerners in general) eyeliner loses out in this department.
What I can say between the two Japanese eyeliners is that the Canmake eyeliner is creamier and easier to smudge. If you prefer your eyeliner application to be softer and artfully smudged, go with the Canmake one. If you like your eyeliner to have a pack of color, go with the B&C one.
Due to its dryness, the eyeliner tends to skip a little on application, but nothing a little layering won’t do to help it.
This is how it looks on the eyes, both opened and closed. Really nice and black, no? The problem starts right at the waterline. For some reason, it does not successfully impart as much color as it does on the lashlines when you put it on the waterline. I had to layer it on about four times to get the same impact, and well, for me, it makes my eyes water a little.
(Note: I also topped off the waterline with some black pressed eyeshadow, just to make sure it sticks to the waterline)
After 12 hours, you get this. The color on the upper lashline has not budged at all! ^.^ Weee~
On the waterline, the color has faded and smudged a little. Usually, I won’t complain about it, but I’ve already put eye primer on my lower lashline and topped it off with some eyeshadow, so, this was rather inexcusable for me. >.<” With these precautions, it should have worked like a dream… *sighs* oh well, it was 12 hours later under the humid Malaysian weather. Gah.
Retails at HKD 38 at Hong Kong’s Sasa outlets
Pros: Affordable (if you’re in Hong Kong or you have access to this product), pigmented
Cons: A little bit dry (which can cause uneven lines), does not last on waterline despite eye primer and setting it with black eyeshadow, not available locally.
How are you these days? Do stop by at the end of the post to chat! ^.^ I have a few FOTDs lined up for you heh heh, because I’ve been trying to come up with one every few days, just playing with what I have!