Saturday, November 5, 2011

Black Pencil Eye Liner Comparison & Swatches

This post is all about some of my mostly used black pencil eyeliners. I have always been into black eyeliners. I love my black eyeliners. I use all sort of liners, gel liners, liquid liner, cake ones, pencils eyeliner. I love few more than other for different reasons like color intensity , staying power , ease of re purchasing and price also. Last year i was all about gel liners but i am using eye pencils more often and i thought why not do a little comparison .

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero : Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof, 24/7 pencils delight you with lush tropical hues, deep metallics, and unusually vibrant neutrals. 24/7 Eye Pencils are ideal for lining inner lids because the waterproof formula stays put. Just apply, try not to blink for a sec, and you've got immovable liner. Price $18.00
  • Milani Cosmetics - LIQUIF EYE Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Black :Extremely smooth eye pencil with the application and feel of a liquid liner that delivers true color payoff, in a metallic finish with a long-lasting wear. Price: $7.99
  • L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil in Carbon Black : Now, get the intense look and luxurious feel of a liquid liner with the easy application and precision of a pencil with L'Oreal's Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner. It glides on smoothly and evenly for beautiful definition in a single stroke. The smudge-resistant formula provides 16 hours of non-stop wear. Price: $8.49
  • Palladio's Herbal Retractable Waterproof Eye Liner Pencil in smokey : Define your eyes perfectly with this Retractable Waterproof Eye Liner by Palladio. No sharpening needed! Price:$4.49

L-R Palladio waterproof herbal liner in smokey , Sweet touch eye pencil in black, Urban decay 24/7 in zero , Milani liquify  eyepencil in black &L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil in Carbon Black

I think the photo says it all. The blackest black are the last two from the right which are Milani liquify eye pencil in black &L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil in Carbon Black. They are winners in my opinion , since they glide on so easily, soft , stay super long and they are the darkest among rest of the liners. I cant exactly say the palladio is least pigmented since it is not black (smokey) , but i am interested in trying the black from this range. If you are in Pakistan and cant get hold of any of the above pencils, sweet touch sparking eyepencil in black is your best option.Its really black, smooth and lasts pretty well. Lastly , i dont know if its me or what , but i am kind of bummed with 24/7 pencil in zero. Its certainly not blackest black. I had high hopes for 24/7 zero but you disappointed me.


  • Blackest Black - Milani liquify eye pencil in black &L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil in Carbon Black
  • Availability (local) - Sweetouch sparking eyepencil & Palladio herbal waterproof pencil
  • Best for Price : Milani liquify eye pencil in black
  • Creamines & ease of application : Its a tie between Milani liquify eye pencil in black &L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil in Carbon Black & Urban Deacy 24/7 glide on pencil 
  • Least Black- Urban Deacy 24/7 glide on pencil
  • Staying power - Milani liquify eye pencil in black &L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil in Carbon Black
  • Best for waterline : Palladio herbal waterproof pencil 
Here you go , i wanted to do this post months ago but life has been so busy and not in a good way. I have plan of doing some foundation , powders , and other comparision posts and hopefully normal blogging post will resume aftr November 20th. 

What's your favorite black eyeliner?
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Glossicious's Favorites - Wedding Season

Its almost winters and weddings are happening everywhere. Its officially the wedding season. I have attended so far 3-4 weddings and 2 more to go. I have been using some of my new makeup items,which i bought recently. So this post is dedicated to the stuff i have been loving and using during The Wedding Season.

Face :

For Face i have been using the pretty much the above photgrpahed products and i have never loved how my face looks. Flawless . I start with my favourite primer of all time 
  • L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
For foundations there is nothing better than these two 
  • Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
  • Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation 
Both give medium to full coverage and both last pretty long . I use good old technique to apply them "hands'. To cover any spots or imperfection + undereyes i use
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer
Its opaque and lightweight so it doesnt look cakey. I tap my fingers in few times and apply where ever needed. It blends so easily.Last step is to set face with my 
  • Korres wildrose powder
Its a perfect light weight powder .


For cheeks i have been into glowy kinda phase. I start with contouring and i use 
It made my life so much easier. It comes with a brown powder for  contour (matte)  and then the highlight (fine shimmer).I recently started using using the highlight part and it looks fabulous paired with the blush combo i am gonna mention now.For blushes my favourite combo is 
  • Nars deep throat &
  • MAC Skinfinish-Stereo Rose
I have had Nars deep thrpat for quite some time and i like it . But since i got MAC Skinfinish-Stereo Rose , what i do is to apply deep throat on apples of my cheek and then on top of it towards cheekbone i apply MAC Skinfinish-Stereo Rose and it gives me such a beautiful sheen & glow.
To satisfy my pink blush addiction . I use 
Illasmaqua Shimemr blush in morale is part of the llamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Collection. Its a shimmer blush. Rosed flush shimmery blush with a sheen to it . It has tiny gold shimmer in it.


I start with my eyebrows, For perfectly groomed eyebrows I use my Anastasia eyebrow stencil (not pictured) and 
  • Sleekmakeup eyebrow kit
As an eye liner i have been using two products together
  • L'Oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner in carbon black
  • Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
The L'oreal pencil goes on so smoothly and its BLACKEST BLACK i have in my collection. I put on a my liquid eyeliner and then go over it with a pencil liner. I have started applying liner this way recently and i love how my liner stays put for hours. As an eyeshadow base i love 
  • Artdeco The Eyeshadow Base
and for lashes i use my beloved 
  • Shu uemura eyelash curler
and finally i use my HG mascara and sometimes i combo both for beautiful curled lashes 
  • Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black (Review here)
  • Cover girl lashblast volume mascara

For eyeshadows i use pretty much my 
  • Urban decay 15th anniversary palette and 
  • wet n wild comfort zone. 
Both are glittery,shimmery perfect for weddings. They last long and dont crease,


I have been rocking metallics. 
  • OPI DS Radiance (Review here)
    OPI Nail Lacquer Glitzerland (Review here)
  • Ciate Wait Until Dark  
  • Color studios delicious
  • Golden rose quick dry


I was on a lipstick kick last month. I bought so many that i still need to use some but this wedding season my favourite lip products so far are starting from lip blams. OMG i love this stuff
  • Carmex lip balm
Now for lipsticks i have been switching between these three 
Okay this next lipstick is new to my collection and seriously it is the perfect pink lipstick i have had in long time.It's a pink with blue undertones. 
  • Wet 'n' Wild Mega Matte 907C Mauve Outta Here
For smokey eyes , i pair them with the Revlon's popular
  • Revlon colorburst lipstick in soft nude
 Two glosses were in my favourites
  • NARS Lipgloss in Sweet Revenge 
  • Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer in Mica

Here you go, i know list of my favorites is long but considering its wedding season , i think i am still missing few things. I have another wedding to attend tomorrow out of station.

Do you have any favorites ? If you did a post about your favorites comment below i will love to read your picks.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednsday

something very dear to me - My sister got me this when she was studying in Harvard almost 8 years ago. I love it as much as i love my makeup.

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