Showing posts with label eyes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label eyes. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2016

Review: Maybelline Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara

Right now I've just finished Jigoku Shoujo Season 1 and I am now watching another anime- Sankarea. Its an anime about a guy who had a resurrected zombie girl as her girlfriend. Weird, eh? Well really, I am trying so hard to keep life less complicated and less serious so I watch more anime than usual. Its like my therapy to get myself out of the reality.

Anyhow since its Friday I finally get to wear something less formal, its wash day. Who else loves wash day? Since I felt I have more time today to put on makeup I used mascara. Eyes might be the windows to ones soul but I don't have a lot of time during the mornings to primp and prettify. Might as well go out bare face but I don't have the beaming confidence yet. So that is my hint, the review for today will be for Maybelline Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara.

Maybelline Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara Review

What is it? 
Hyper-volumized, hyper-curled lashes…
• Exclusive Curl-lock formula contains sealing wax to make and keep a fully volumized curl from root to tip
• Locks curls for up to 18 hours
• Contact lens safe, ophthalmologist-tested 

• Waterproof

Basically this mascara is P199 but the price lowered down to P149! Maybelline is popular for their very nice mascaras. They can't go wrong even for low-priced variants, can they?

L-O-V-E. The black and pink metallic color stands out- a lot. The color combination is feminine yet strong.

I don't usually put mascara unless its a special occasion or I feel like I have all the time in the world like this morning. First I curled my lashes and applied one layer with zigzag motion to make sure that my lashes is evenly coated. I add another layer to add more volume and length.

What I noticed is that unlike my old mascaras, Maybelline stays the whole day without product fall out. It even feels light like its not there. It also didn't smudge despite the humid weather and sweat from my daily commute. I even used this on my lower lashes and surprise surprise, I didn't looked like a panda at the end of the day. Its waterproof as well which means you will need to use makeup remover to get it off.

No filter picture below, comparison of with and without mascara. My lashes is naturally short, and yeah I had a breakout prior to this, well pimples hello.
Yes that is my eyes right there, RIGHT SIDE: upper and lower lashes curled and applied mascara about 2 coats LEFT SIDE: curled lashes without mascara 

How much and where to buy? 
Its on sale at only P149 for a tube (its originally P199). A mascara can only last 3 months after opening, I suggest to not splurge on mascara and besides there is no reason to because Maybelline Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara is cheap!

What I love 

  • Very affordable!
  • Feels light like its not there
  • Last throughout the day
  • Classy packaging
  • No product fall out
  • Doesn't clump lashes
  • Not watery not dry formula
  • It coats lashes well
  • Volumized lashes
  • Very black product
  • Didn't irritated my eyes.
  • Readily available in the malls
  • Lengthens eyelashes.
  • Waterproof.
  • Sweat-proof/ can withstand humidity
  • The curved wand and short bristles!
  • Doesn't weigh down lashes
  • Total value for the price

What I don't 

  • Nothing I can mention

2-3 layers of mascara is the key to fuller lashes, just let it dry in between application to avoid clumping

Will I repurchase? 

Maybelline Hypercurl Volum' Express Mascara is the bomb! I hope they don't discontinue this product as it simply does it job for the right price tag. Love Maybelline!~

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Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 


Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Shawill Pretty Color Eyeliner 01

Hello lovelies! How's your Valentines? As for me I spent the day making pink ribbons! Sigh~ I love pink! It's not really an exciting way to spend the day eh?

For today I will be talking about the newest eyeliner I purchased. I have always liked sparkly stuffs that's I really adore glittery/shimmery/sparkly make-ups! My love for shimmers even grew more because of watching korean eye make-up tutorials. I have been keeping an eye on tear drop liners but since its always OOS then I have decided to look for an alternative.

Shawill Pretty Color Eyeliner 01
A rich colour liquid eye liner that combines long-lasting wear with a non-smudge, non-flake precision line. Goes on effortlessly. Applies with its own brush to draw a perfectly defined line. Available in a wide range of classic and trend shades.
I was like a jumping rabbit when I've seen this liner. I love the glitters! Some people though might not like the chunky glitters because its far from the usual look of teardrop liners.
Shawill Pretty Color Eyeliner looks better in person than in photos because it doesn't show much in pics. I use this on my lower waterline in place of tear drop liners. The shade is in numbers only, mine is in 01. 01 has colorful glitters and a clear base.
I use this liner in school and it stays the whole day! Hooray! :D

Price: 8ml for Php98

Where to buy? Shawill counters at Watsons

  • Has pretty micro glitters!
  • Colorless base. Perfect for neutral looks.
  • Stays the whole day for me
  • Affordable

  • Not too visible on photos
  • When worn for more than half a day the liner flakes
Will I buy again?
No. I want to try other glitter liners from other brands like Etude House. I am so curious on the difference of Tear drop liners to normal glitter liners.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My XCM 214 (Super Angel Brown) Geo Lens just arrived!

Actually it was nearly 2 months since I paid for this thing. Almighty customs has interfered with my seller's lens packages so it took longer than expected for the lenses to be on-hand.

Geo Angel lenses are perfect for the fuss-free dolly look (for ullzzang selcas!). Even cosplayers have been loving this Geo circle lenses, great for anime lovers!

I intended to buy CK 105 or what others call Dolly Black but the seller said it was unavailable so I settled for an angel brown and then it became super angel brown because the latter has became unavailable as well. Seller also failed to contact me after the delay of shipment which a major turn-off. I needed to get dailies to make-up for my months without lenses.

Buying this lenses was not a pleasant experience after all. Anyway that won't interfere with my review about this geo lens, so lets get started.

A few info about Super Angel Brown lenses

Diameter: 14.8mm
Water Content: 38%
Base Curve: 8.6

My very first lenses were also from Geo, its Angel Gray CM 835 its in normal size, 14mm. This super Geo series is 14.8mm which seems big but comfort is just the same as the regular ones. The biggest lenses I have seen so far is 16mm from the i fairy series! (I dunno about you, but I won't try them ever)

Unlike the dolly black, Super Angel Brown looks natural. Enlargement is average, enough to make you look cute and dolly without garnering too much attention.

I have been using this angel brown contacts daily and I must say that they are pretty comfortable even after 8 hours of usage. I got this with grade, both 2.75 and I basically can't go outside without wearing them because I'll be good as blind, LOL. The only thing I can complain about is my eyes tends to dry out but that will only be after about 6 hours which is natural.

Another thing I really like is I can check for the lens authenticity online. Yes there are fakes in the internet so better buy from a reputable seller. You will only need to scratch the authenticity sticker on the side of the vial and input in the anti-fake numbers.


Okay, so off to the pros and cons...


  • Affordable
  • Natural dolly look despite the size
  • Can last for a year!

  • Not readily available -Most of the lenses(especially graded ones) are for pre-order.
Basically that's it, if you opt for enlargement but still wants to look natural then go for Angel Brown. I love Geo lenses and I am looking forward into trying out Dolly Black on my next purchase! :)

Have you tried Geo lenses? what type of lenses are you using?

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