Sunday Stash Shopping #25: Liquid Liner

The return of the liquid liner. If you read my previous posts, you’d know I’ve been skipping liners, but hey! Not only have I been using eye liners, I’ve been using liquid liners! That only means one thing: I’m not gagging and vomiting anymore. Yay! Well, I’d still feel nauseated sometimes, but not as bad as having to run to the washroom. Now, say it with me: WOOHOO!!!

I’m still keeping everything simple, and it’s a look without any eye colour. Just an eye liner and a mascara. Of course, this look can be done using a pencil liner, but the line won’t be as crisp. Gel liners are a great substitute if you find it easier working with a brush, but I’ve wanted to use up my one and only liquid liner – the Diorshow Art Pen which I reviewed before. Sad thing it isn’t waterproof because it’d be perfect otherwise. I think I’ll be searching for a more affordable liquid liner after this, so any recs appreciated.

 

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For the rest of the face, I keep it simple. I’m still using my Bobbi Brown BB Cream because it’s easy, and I’ve been pairing it with pale pink lips and cheeks. Said pale pinks are Burberry Peony and Estee Lauder Envy Shine Lipstick in 410 Mischievous Rose – both reviews YET to be written, so I’ll keep my opinions to myself first. For mascara, I used Clinique Lash Power Volumizing Mascara (not photographed) which I received as a gift with purchase. I like that the brush is really small, but it’s not volumizing enough. I should’ve chosen a lengthening one because that might work better for this look. The liner masks my short lashes, so I guess it would have looked better with some natural false lashes. Talking about false lashes, I’ve been reading lots about Esquido and I’d really like to try that!

After all that la di dah, here’s the final look.

 

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Now that I’ve posted my photos, I realized I should have probably applied some concealer under my eyes and around my nose. I’ve been losing sleep because I have blocked nose particularly at night, and my nose has been super sensitive, which explains the Rudolph. Doctor says it’s hormones so there’s nothing I can do. Ah well, could be worse :-P

It’s also a total coincidence that Lisa Eldridge posted a video on how to get that Alexa Chung look (her famous cat eye) on her YouTube after I scheduled this post! She used peach and nude on Alexa’s cheeks and lips and I’ll try that one day. Hope you liked this simple look :-)

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • liyeun

    Yay, good to hear pregnancy has decided to be kind to you now! I hv dior art pen too, which i find it difficult for me to draw a proper line like yours!!! Love it on ur eyes!

    • Lily

      Thanks Liyuen. I always find it easier when I pull my eyes a little taut while I draw :-)

  • Icaria

    WOOHOO!!! So happy it’s slowly subsiding!

    I was never able to master liquid eye liner on myself although I could apply it on others. Great job you look lovely and I really like that soft lippie on you!

    • Lily

      I think it’s tricky to apply on others, but I’m already used to my eye shape so it’s easier. Hahaha!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    You look awesome – healthy and chic. :) I’m just laughing at the visual of trying to draw a winged liner while feeling nauseous. I’d have lines all over my face and the walls. LOL

    • Lily

      HAHAHAHA! No, I wouldn’t try… unless you’re trying something, erm… edgy? LOL!

  • BooBooNinja

    I’m glad to hear you’re doing better. *hug*

    • Lily

      Thank you! *hugs back*

  • Bella

    Woohooo indeed for feeling better! I love this pretty, light, natural look.

    • Lily

      Thanks Bella. It’s such an understated look that perks up my face without using too many products :-)

  • http://pagesofagirlsdiary.blogspot.com/ Sataa Zaidi

    Love the simple natural look, you are GLOWING :)

    • Lily

      Aaw, thank you!

  • http://www.noodlesdoodleswithpretties.blogspot.com 38noodles

    Great to hear you’re feeling better, and you certainly look radiant, no need for concealer imo!
    If you have access to the Korean drugstore brand Clio, they make some pretty good liquid liners that have held up well on my dry then oil and sweat prone eyes.

    • Lily

      I’ve seen Clio around. I should take a look. Thanks for the rec!

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Beautiful liner work, Lily!!! I haven’t had a lot of experience with liquid eyeliners, but I do remember liking the Eyeko one! I am really looking forward to trying the new Benefit one as well. That one seems like a real innovation!

    • Lily

      Oh yes, I tried Eyeko and like it too, but it dried out very quickly :-( I was at Benefit the other day but it’s not launching until end of the month. That one looks promising!

  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    Love this simple and clean look, Lily!
    Glad to hear you’re feeling better. :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena :-)

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com/ Rainy Days & Lattes

    Very clean and pretty look. I think it’s great =D Liquid liner is very flattering!

    • Lily

      I wish I could use it every day though. Laziness takes over and I’d just go pfft!

  • http://lauraleialee.blogspot.com LauraLeia

    I love liquid liner precisely because I can get that fine, crisp line every single time! :) I’m currently using Dolly Wink and K-Palette liquid eyeliner (lasts long, doesn’t smudge, very dark and the brush tip allows you to draw very fine lines and flicks), but I’d also recommend the Empro liquid eyeliner pen too. :D

    • Lily

      Oooh! I have to check these out when I’m at Sasa next. Thanks for the recs :-)

  • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com TracyBeautyReflections

    WAHOO!! Glad you are feeling better! And you look lovely!

    • Lily

      Yay for me and thank you :-)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    Looking beautimous AND cheers to you for not having to run to the wash room! WEEEEEEEE!!! :) I rarely ever use liquid liners any more though they were once my main master jam. In college, I perfected the art of the liquid liner like it was as simple as swiping on clear lip balm whilst driving a car. Now I’m giving myself mad props if I can get through liquid liner application without having to go back in for clean up with a q-tip! I do have an Eyeko liquid liner that I really like that doesn’t transfer and is easy enough for even this liner imbecile to use! Score!

    • Lily

      I agree it takes practice. In fact, improving makeup skillz takes practice! I haven’t done a dark smokey eye in a long time and when I had to do it for a dinner recently, everything just felt wonky. It was a total “UGH” moment but luckily it turned out right. Whew!

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    Woohooo! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better with the nausea :) Don’t worry about the concealer, you’re looking great! xx

    • Lily

      Thanks Sofia. The concealer would brighten up the face though :-)

  • http://girlbehindglasses.wordpress.com/ Nikki P.

    With or without concealer, you look absolutely beautiful!

    • Lily

      Aaw, thank you Nikki :-)

  • Yvonne Tay

    that’s a pretty look! you look fantastic! :) I’d recommend K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner – it’s inky and lasts well.

    • Lily

      Oh! I’ve seen the K-Palette ones at Watsons and Sasa. I should cave and get one. Thanks for the rec, Yvonne.

  • Shu Ting

    you don’t need concealers to cover up anything else! Honestly, if you did not very kindly pointed it out, we wouldn’t have noticed any flaws. :D

    The eyeliner flick is totally my kind of thing! You look so chic in the whole look. :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Shu Ting. Liquid liners do look very mod :-)