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Jordana Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil Review & Swatches

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Jordana Made To Last Eyeliners

I am so behind right now – I have tons of awesome things to post about, but very little time (it turns out that planning a wedding takes a lot of energy – mine is in a week and a half!).  Today, I have swatches of two of Jordana’s new 12-Hour Made To Last eyeliner pencils – a gel-type eyeliner pencil – which were released quite recently. There are six shades (black, purple, brown, aqua, charcoal, and deep green) and I purchased two: the charcoal & the green.

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Gosh Golden Moss Velvet Touch Eyeliner – Swatch of the Day


Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner Golden Moss

Gosh Makeup is a Denmark-based brand; it’s been available in the UK for quite a while, and has recently entered the US. As far as I know, it’s currently only available in-store at select Walgreens & Duane Reade stores. It’s available online at goshcosmeticsamericas.com; I can’t tell if the website is actually associated with Gosh or a reseller. Continue reading

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Review & Swatches


Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pens

The always-lovely Kate from Drivel About Frivol recently(-ish) wrote about Pixi’s Endless Silky Eye Pens. As I love a good eyeliner, I went out and bought one – I loved it so much that now I have four.

As you can see, these are not actually pens – they are pencils (the kind you sharpen – not twist-ups).  The texture of the Pixi pencils is unique among pencil eyeliners I have tried.  They’re very soft – they actually seem to me to be very, very similar to gel eyeliner in a pot, but in pencil form.  They are so soft that I find it easiest to apply them with a brush rather than directly from the pencil.  They set more slowly than other liners; they take 30-45 seconds to set if I use a small amount of eyeliner, which is the perfect amount of time to smudge them out.  However, if I use too much product, they can take even longer to set, which usually results in a mess.   Once set, however, they last all day without moving or smudging.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pens

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Swatches

Black Blue // Black Tulip // Deep Plum // Sage Gold

Above, I’ve swatched the Pixi liners two ways. Each line is a single pass of the pencil; each square is a built up swatch.  There’s not much difference between them because the pencils are so opaque on a single swipe.   Note the different finishes – Kate classifies each of the pencils in the line in to one of three finishes in her post. I love the different colors and finishes – I’m very tempted to collect them all!

Overall, I really love the Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pens.  They join Prestige Total Intensity and Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencils as some of my favorite eyeliners.  Because they are softer take longer to set than other pencil liners I use, I tend to use them differently than the other liners I own.  When I’m in a hurry, I don’t reach for these. But, when I want to take my time, I can make a crisp line or smudged line with ease.

The pencils are $15 each, but Target currently has a $5 off $15 purchase coupon for Pixi Beauty here – my computer let me print it out multiple times.  You can also use the coupon online.

Are these pencils something you’ll be checking out?

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner Swatches – Eight Shades

Eight Prestige Total Intensity eyeliners

Eight Prestige Total Intensity eyeliners – black one has been used quite a bit!

Prestige Total Intensity eyeliners are my absolute favorite eyeliners.  I’ve owned Deepest Black and Fierce Blue for a while, and recently bought Intense Olive.  Right now, Rite Aide has a good sale on Prestige products, so I decided to pick up the final three of the collection – Bold Brown, Daring Green, and Powerful Purple for about $4 each – a total steal.

Edited: Thanks to a commenter, I realized there were two more shades –  Strong Slate and Fearless Teal I didn’t know about.  Rite Aide doesn’t carry them, but some other stores do.  I bought them and added swatches below! Per the Prestige website, this is all of them, at last!

Edited again: Prestige has released two more shades, Outrageous Emerald and Totally Turquoise. I haven’t decided whether to buy and swatch them yet!

As I said in my Intense Olive review, there are two things I really love about the Total Intensity eyeliner range: the intense pigmentation and the amazing lasting power.  The three pencils I’ve owned for while don’t smudge or migrate on me and they last all day – I haven’t tested the three new ones, but the texture seems identical.

The pigmentation of all six eight is fantastic, and the texture is lovely.   As you can see, the black and brown are matte, while the green, blue, olive, and purple are shimmery.

In the swatches below, the thin line is one swipe so you can see the pigmentation, and the larger patch is to better show the color. Click to enlarge.

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliners - Deepest Black, Bold Brown, Daring Green, Fierce Blue, Intense Olive, Powerful Purple

Deepest Black, Bold Brown, Daring Green, Fierce Blue, Intense Olive, Powerful Purple

Prestige Total Intensity swatches - Deepest Black, Bold Brown, Daring Green, Intense Olive, Powerful Purple, Fierce Blue, Fearless Teal, Strong Slate

Deepest Black, Bold Brown, Daring Green, Intense Olive,
Powerful Purple, Fierce Blue, Fearless Teal, Strong Slate

Deepest Black, Bold Brown, Daring Green, Fierce Blue, Intense Olive swatches

Deepest Black, Bold Brown, Daring Green, Fierce Blue, Intense Olive

Fierce Blue, Powerful Purple, Fearless Teal, Strong Slate swatches

Fierce Blue, Powerful Purple, Fearless Teal, Strong Slate

The only downside to these liners is that they are very soft, and thus require frequent sharpening.  You do lose some product because of this, but at around $5.50, I don’t mind – they’re still cheaper than even most other drugstore eyeliners.  I find that both Urban Decay grindhouse or its Essence dupe do a great job sharpening them.

I also want to show you this picture again, from my black eyeliner comparison post.   If you want the blackest eyeliner, Prestige is it – it’s even darker than Urban Decay Perversion or its dupe Milani Liquif’eye.

I know I write about these pencils a lot – I just love them so! Have you tried them? What do you think of them?