Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Ciao bellas,

After more than a month of having the L'Oreal HiP kohl liners, I finally found some time to do a makeup look using them. May told me these liners are good materials to do the smokey eyes and I do agree with her.

"They rock," I said after the first try. However, they have more fall outs than the snow on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro if you're not careful. But when there's a will, there's a way. I found a way to apply these liners without making a big fuzz out of it: instead of holding it straight, I just apply it sideways. The fall outs simply reduce to next to nothing, ta-da!

Here's the look


  • Apply Rubenesque paint pot all over the eyelid as an eyeshadow primer, then using an eyeshadow brush like MAC 239, I applied Navy Kohl to the eyelid.
  • Using Sonia Kashuk blending brush, I contoured the eyes using NYX Oro.
  • Then I used Gold Kohl to line the upper and lower lashes (it's hard to see in the pictures but the liner was there!)
  • Finally, I curled the lashes and applied 2-3 coats of mascara.
Semi-close eye

Glamorous shimmer blush by Adorned with Grace minerals, applied with the small dual fibre brush (aka my MAC 188 look-alike.)

MAC Most Popular (from Hello Kitty) layered with High Tea

...and voila, I looked like this!

My "I'm dreaming of free makeup" look :)

If these liners were not as messy, I would have used it more often. Rubenesque does alter blue eye shadows a bit and Navy Kohl looks a lot like dark green than dark blue. I really enjoy playing with these colors: I've had Oro for a while but did not get to play with it as much. Also, I didn't apply any highlight colors underneath the brow bone as it would throw the look waaaay off. Oro and the HiP liners are really shimmery.

That's all, folks! What do you think? Please comment, alright?


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  1. This is very pretty, as always!

    The eyeliner looks nice, it's a shame about the fall outs, that's so annoying. But I'm glad you found a way to avoid that :)

  2. Hi Gio,

    Thank you so much, you're very kind! Now I know how to handle these powder liners, I use them more often.

  3. Hmmm... do you use them as liner on your lid, or as a kohl on your waterline? I'm not a huge fan of them as liners (too much fallout!) but I do like them on the waterline because I barely get any fallout that way. Usually the fallout can be brushed away pretty easily, with the exception of the Navy blue one. Holy crap, that one smudges and smears all over the place and I end up looking like I have a halo of dark blue around my eyes by the end of the day!

    Then again, if you have really sensitive eyes, I don't recommend that :P I'm not particularly squeamish about putting things into my eyeball, though.

  4. Hi May,

    I just use it as an eye liner. I'm scared of tight lining very much. You're right, Navy kohl is messy but the color is really nice. It's similar to Flashtrack but with more shimmer. I like to use it as an eyeshadow though. It's better looking that way :)

  5. i love the way you brought the colors out a bit more (or up rather?) the color and placement compliments your lashes and eyes a lot!

  6. Hi Kia,

    I didn't notice my tendency to bring the colors up. I guess since I have deep set eyes, it's the only way for the colors to show.


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