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L’Oreal Paris Gelmatic Eyeliner

Among the various options of liners out there, I personally prefer the pencil liners as it is the easiest to use though it’s not the best of the liners out there. I always have a love and hate relationship with liquid liners as I often smudge it before it dries out. I love gel liners but it’s a hassle to be applying it with a brush from the pot. Hence, it’s perfect to me when the beauty companies start producing gel liners in pencil/crayon form!

L’Oreal Paris Singapore have recently launched the Gelmatic Pen Super Liner in our local shores. The kind team have sent me 3 out of the 6 shades that have been launched in Singapore.

gelmatic liners

From left to right, I’ve the liners in Turquoise, Silver and Black. These liners are automatic, meaning you don’t have to sharpen them. They are also retractable so you don’t have to worry if you turn out too much length. (Yes, I’ve used non-retractable brow/liner pens before and it’s annoying when you turn out too much product.)
gelmatic liner tips

Here’s a swatch of the liners! I like the Turquoise, it give the whole look a pop of color and make it more fun! The silver and black are nicely pigmented too. It is stated that the Gelmatic liners are waterproof and smudge proof up to 12 hours of wear.

I’ve worn it a couple of times and I can say they are pretty much water and smudge proof but not up to 12 hours. The color do fade off after some 6 hours of wear and can smudge a little on oily lids like mine. Application wise, it’s not that smooth but not an issue. But I would say this is one of the better gel liners pen I’ve used in the market. I rate it a 3.5/5. gelmatic swatch

Available in 6 shades(Black, Brown, Gold, Silver, Blue and Turquoise), the Gelmatic Crayon Automatic Liners are retailing at SGD18.90 at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa and selected departmental stores.



Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush

I’ve purchased these two blush from Sephora two weekends ago when they were having 20% storewide. Tarte is pretty new in the local beauty scene but definitely no stranger to the beauty community world wide. These are retailing for SGD45 each at our local Sephora stores.

There are about 10 or 12 colors available at our local stores and I’ve got them in Natural Beauty and Exposed.

Natural Beauty is a red blush of a satin finish. It might looked a little scary off the pan but it’s very light when applied on the cheeks. Just a little and you can get a nice flush. What I like is that the color is build-able to the saturation of your preference. Pigmentation is great, I would say.

Exposed is apparently one of the popular shades in the beauty community and I can see why after owning it myself. I would describe it as a mauve peach color that goes on beautifully on all skin tones. I’ve pretty fair skin and a light application of Exposed gave me a nice healthy flush. My gf who is about two tones darker wears and it was gorgeous on her, giving her that nice bronzed look.

Here’s a slightly heavy swatch of the blushes for you to see the color payoff.

That’s me wearing Natural Beauty in daylight. I applied slightly heavier to test the pigmentation and lasting power. I wore it for 11 hours straight before removing and it only faded a little into a very natural flush. But I won’t say it’s the same case for Exposed, which faded a bit more.

Did I also mentioned that the packaging is very pretty too? You can differentiate the colors from the casing itself! Am definitely going to purchase the other colors! Overall, I love these blushes and I’m rating them a 5/5!


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Review: Etude House Vivid Pop Stick

I’ve purchased these Vivid Pop Stick from Etude House some time back when they were having 40% store wide. These are actually in matte formula and I got the four darker brighter shades out of the colors available. I skipped the nudes and light pink and corals as I’m currently in a bright lip phase. Plus I think those colors will be a little chalky looking in matte formula.


These looks more crayon like due to the matte formula and I must say, what you see is what you get. And I love how easily I can draw my lips with these crayons lip sticks.


Here’s a swatch to show how pigmented and vivid these colors are.


And here’s a lip swatch. One thing I’ve noticed about these is that they can be a little drying and get into the lines of your lips after sometime. So it’s best to prep the lips with a balm first. And I must say they look a lot brighter in real life.


I also must say that the staying power of the vivid pop sticks are mediocre. They stay if you don’t eat or drink for up to 3-4 hours but if you do, they will be gone in no time. But if you don’t mind touching up since these are easier to bring along and apply, it should not be an issue.

Overall, I rate this a 3.5/5. But I must say I love the color payoff!

The vivid pop sticks are retailing at $14.90 if I’m not wrong.

Hope this helps.



Swatches: Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Liners

Just doing a mini review of the Clio Gelpresso Liners that I’ve. Two were sent to me by Clio and I’ve gotten the beige one from a Bellabox event.

Gel Liners in pencil form. I love pencil liners, it’s so much easier to control when drawing the the eyes. Mistakes can also be easily rectify as compared to liquid liners.

These Gel Liners are formulated in Italy. I’ve noticed that a lot of liners out there are formulated in Italy too. I’ve here 3 colors, silver, purple and beige. Colored liners give a pop to the eyes as compared to the usual black and brown.

Comes with a sharpener which is really handy when your pencil goes blunt and you really need a define line.

I love how these liners are retractable, giving you control.

Swatches! These are really pigmented and the pencils are really soft. Colors glide on very smoothly.

I rate these liners a 4/5!

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Liners can be found at Watsons’ stores and they are priced at $18.90.