Smashbox NEW mascara and liner

I love a mascara, and I love an eyeliner, so trialling these two new Smashbox products has been fun - and, I'm pleased to say, they're both decent! Mascaras are hit or a miss, right? There's always some smudging involved, no matter what they say. Unless they are tubing mascaras - like Clinique's Full-to-Flutter mascara, which forms little tubes round the lashes, and water takes it off. Two great new Smashbox products. I’m becoming a … [Read more...]

Clarins 4-Colour Makeup Pen

Hands up if you loved using one of those four colour pens when you were a kid. Actually, hands up if you still do! I know I do. So, imagine one of those  - but with eye and lip pencils in it, instead of biro pens! Imagine no more! Clarins has only gone and created one. Yes, the Clarins 4-Colour All-in-One Pen Eyes & Lips is pretty much an exact copy of the four-colour pen. It has three eyeliner pencils, and one lipliner in it. The … [Read more...]

Clarins AW17 Makeup

Clarins actually launched their AW17 collection on July 30 - how's that for early?! It's also technically their Autumn collection - called Graphik - and it's just a few products,  but there is a fab new eyeliner in there. The Graphik Ink Liner (£21) is an eyeliner pen, with a carbon black pigment, to deliver a slick black line in one pen stroke. I adore the Clarins liquid liner, and I am more a fan of a brush than a pen, but this is great. … [Read more...]

Clinique’s latest mascara and eyeliner

I always love a new mascara, and this the first one I've had drop on my desk in a while. From Clinique - who are, in my opinion, masters of mascara, it's the new Lash Power Flutter-to-Full Mascara. It's particularly special this one in that it it a multi-purpose, adaptable mascara, to suit the mood or situation with just a twist. So, it's the perfect solution for day-to-night, weekday to weekend lashes. So, you can go from fluttery natural … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder’s Little Black Liner

I told you Estee Lauder had a lot going on this Autumn/winter - and here's another new makeup product I've been trying this week - Little Black Liner. Lauder's latest eye makeup product is the perfect companion to their Little Black Primer  (which I am a huge fan of) - the Little Black Liner. You can use this liquid eyeliner to create the perfect line, three different ways. Choose from ultra-fine, thin, or thick. This dual-ended, waterproof … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder New Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil

So, this is another launch that isn't a brand new product, but an upgraded, improved version. Estee Lauder have just made their Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil a lot better. Which is great. But how have they made it better? Well, it's the same popular formula, with some added extras. It now includes a water-resistant claim, an improved silicone smudge tip, and an updated collection of shades. It's a very creamy eye pencil, yet it sets … [Read more...]

i-gel – the only eyeliner you’ll ever need!

...So say New CID Cosmetics, whose product it is. I'm still firmly attached to my Clarins Instant Liner pen, but I was happy to give this a go. It's a gel liner, as the name might suggest, and I'm not that happy with gel liners - I don't find them as lasting This comes in a pot, with three complementary shades of liner in one, in three colourways. I tried out the Graphite/Granite/Carbon trio, and to be honest, kept going towards the darker of … [Read more...]