Thought I’d start the blog off with a mini haul. Ordered off the web, all from Japan, all eye products and mostly liners:
Koji eyelash curler, Lock on Liner from Kose Cosmeport, Koji 1 Day Long Lasting liner, Extra Heavy Eyeliner from Sana.
I’ve been using a Koji eyelash curler for many years, it’s essentially the same but in blue. The only reason I got a new one is I’ve lost the additional pad they put it to replace the worn padding. I’ve been really happy with Koji curlers, they work wonderfully and best of all they’re cheap. I had a shu uemura one before but never liked it. I’ve since lost it actually… Anyway. So this new one is the “white diamond”, it’s size 18R – the so-called standard size, said to be ideal for most asian eyes. The 22R, which they call the “black diamond”, is wider. I believe 18R is 33mm and 22R is 34mm.
Onto the liners!
I always line my eyes and I have been a gel liner fan since they first came out. They are really easy to use and since I have oily lids, stays on the longest. I tightline, so they all smudge on me eventually. But they are a lot more long-lasting than pencils for sure. So why did I buy these? Well pencils are the easiest to line with and they are convenient without the need for a brush. Plus this lot all claim to be sweat and water proof! (just goes to show how easy I am to get at as a consumer). Well I’ve only opened the Lock on Liner for now and here’s what it looks like:
|Double ended: liner and smudger|
|The liner end: a teardrop shape with sharper edges|
The black is very intense. The shape is a little gimmicky at first but it works really well on my second try. I did a regular line, rather than tightlining. The smudger however is a little too sturdy and it tugs quite a bit on my skin. I much prefer using a smudge brush like the one I have from Laura Mercier. I will give this a real test run tomorrow night and report later.
The rest of the liners I’ll post as they get opened and tested!