REVIEW: MAC LIQUIDLAST LINER

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Why hello everyone!

It has definitely been a while. I have been so busy, and I wanted to pop in and say hello! What better way than a review?

It has been very difficult to pry the stila Stay All Day liquid liner pen from my hands, and I haven’t wanted to try another liner since. I received this MAC Liquidlast Liner as a gift, and I have never tried a liquid eyeliner from MAC before.

LET ME WARN YOU NOW, if you are not keen to brush applicators, this product is NOT for you. The first time that I ever used a liquid eyeliner, it had a brush applicator. It was an absolute disaster!! I avoided them since, but that was about 8-9 years ago (wow, time flies!). When I opened this liner it felt like the ultimate test. It definitely gets easier with practice. I have been wearing winged-style eyeliner since the beginning of high school, so I have had my fair amount of practice.

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This eyeliner has great pigmentation, and it definitely lasts. I never experience flaking or smudging, with or without primer.

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I can get nice, clean wings with ease. The brush isn’t too long or flimsy. I’d say that it is a better brush applicator if you are just starting out with a brush style.

This eyeliner runs for $19.50, and you receive 0.084 fl oz. That is a whopping ~$232.14/fl oz! Oh my MAC! It is pigmented, and a little goes a long way.

Pros:

  • Pigmented
  • Long wear time
  • Stiff brush compared to others
  • Qualifies for Back 2 MAC program
  • Doesn’t irritate my eyes

Cons:

  • Brush applicator (if that’s not your thing)
  • Can be a little difficult to remove
  • Expensive for some (I think it’s priced just fine)
  • It gets on my eyelashes while applying

Blushing Daisy Score: 9/10

I knocked a point because I don’t like when liquid eyeliner gets all over my lashes during application. I prefer the stila pen for that sole reason. I do really like this liner. A lot of drugstore liquid eyeliners irritate my eyes, and this eyeliner does no such thing. I don’t mind it being a tad more difficult to remove because that ensures that the wear time is fabulous. I love that it qualifies for the Back 2 MAC program; I can save the empty tube, along with five other qualified products, for a new lipstick! I think it’s good to have different types of eyeliner in your arsenal. I am definitely happy to have this one be a part of  mine.

What is your favorite liquid eyeliner?

xoxo
Tina

QUICK PICTORIAL: WINGED EYELINER FOR HOODED EYES

Hello Everyone!

I was attempting to film my everyday makeup routine today, but my camera decided to bug out on me right when I got to doing my eyeliner. I was bummed, but I decided to scratch the video and just do a quick pictorial on how I do my winged eyeliner! I used the Stila Stay All Day liquid liner pen today.

Hopefully I will have my next video up fairly quickly. It looks like I need to clear up some memory on my card before I try to make such a large video!

I promise, I will film an in depth winged eyeliner tutorial as my next video! Onto the pictorial!

Step 1:

 

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First things first, with your eyeliner, line your lash line. I find it easiest to start in the middle, then move outward. I then go back to the middle and line inward. You want your line to gradually increase in thickness as you move outward.

Step 2:

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Next, you need to relax your face and look completely straight into the mirror. You want to draw (with a light hand) the bottom part of your wing. You want it to be proportional to the very tail end of your eyebrow. Since my eyes are hooded, I draw the line with a relaxed face because if you pull your skin taught, it will look wonky when your eye is in it’s normal resting position.

Step 3:

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Now, you want to draw the upper half of your wing and connect it to the outer corner of your eyeliner that was previously drawn. You want your wing to be sharp, like a dagger. You want people to fear you because of how intimidating those wings are!

Step 4:

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This step may be the easiest of them all. Just fill in that empty space between the top part of the wing and the lower part. Now, if you are happy with the thickness, you may leave your wing the way it is and skip step 5 and move onto step 6. If you are fierce, like a lion, you may proceed.

Step 5:

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Retrace that sweet, sweet liner and make it just a bit more THICK! Now, you are the king/queen of the animal kingdom. You have achieved what many still fear. If you are reading this and you decided to keep your tiny dagger the way it was, you, my dear, are still a fierce lion. Any cat eye, no matter the size, is a victorious moment.

Step 6:

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Curl those lashes! I keep my curler in between my thighs while I do my makeup so that it may warm up. You can always blast it with a blow dryer for a few seconds as well. I hold this curling position for 10-15 seconds per eye.

Step 7:

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Run some mascara over those lashes! I did one coat, waited a minute, then applied a second coat.

Step 8:

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Repeat steps 1-7 on your opposing eye. You got this!

Step 9:

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Be the fierce feline that you are! You rock!

xoxo
Tina

FOTD: June 6th, 2014

Hello everyone!

I thought I would just do a quick face of the day today. I am excited to review a bunch of products, but I want to use them just a tad bit more so that I can review them properly!

I wanted to look fabulous while I sat in bed and binged watch season two of Orange is the New Black! I won’t give any spoilers, but I feel like I should have waited to read the book until the series was finished… I am too practical for the huge differences between the book and the show! I am just going to have to enjoy the series in all of it’s false-ness. (:

Onto the products!
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  •  YSL Creme Blush in shade 4, Audacious Orange
  • MUFE Aqua Liner in shade 4, Diamond Lagoon Green
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner, Jet Black
  • Smashbox Eye Brightening Mascara
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
  • ELF Brow Kit, Medium (Mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean)
  • MAC Lip Erase Balm in Dim
  • MAC Amplified Lipstick in Vegas Volt
  • NYC Eyelash Curler

Photos, photos galore!

I really wasn’t in the mood to take selfies today, sorry if I don’t look too excited! (:

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I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

I did a larger wing with the MUFE liner, then went over it with the Stila pen.

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Looks like someone needs a wax!

Looks like someone needs a wax!

Glasses for comparison.

Glasses for comparison.

This blush is ridiculous. It's so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

This blush is ridiculous. It’s so natural, yet stands out beautifully.

I hope you enjoyed my FOTD! If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!

xoxo
Tina

FOTD: 4/18/14

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Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I have been REALLY busy, and that is why this post is a day late! I want to start posting more FOTDs (Face Of The Days), as well as tutorials! If you have any suggestions for tutorials: comment below, post on my Facebook page (link below), tweet me (link below), or email me at blushingdaisyblog@gmail.com!

My father is in town for the weekend, and we went out to dinner last night! I have been in a bit of a makeup rut, being so busy with school and all. So, I was excited to get back into the groove! If you want a tutorial on any of my FOTD posts, let me know!

Product List:

  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • Ecotools brushes were used
  • Too Faced Primed and Poreless (loose powder)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy (VERY lightly applied)
  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • ELF Eyebrow Kit, mixed with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
  • MUFE Smokey Extravagant Mascara
  • MAC Vegas Volt (Lipstick)
  • Naked 3 Palette:
  1. Base: Strange
  2. Crease Blended upwards: Liar
  3. Crease Concentrated: Blackheart
  4. Highlight: Strange

Any questions? Feel free to ask!

Here is my lovely father, one of my best friends:

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xoxo
Tina

*I am not affiliated with any of the products listed above.