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Monday, March 1, 2010

Spend vs. Save: Stila Kajal Eyeliner and In2it Waterproof Gel liner

Finally! I have time to blog! With the ojt's and classes for our Artistic Makeup Class, i've barely had enough energy to look at everyone else's blog. Our finals for class is happening this weekend. So I might not have the chance to blog again until after this weekend.

Anyway, on to the post. For about a year, my HG eyeliner was Stila's Kajal Eyeliner in Onyx. I loved how creamy and pigmented it was, it made tight lining (lining the waterline) a whole lot easier. Ive read some reviews and some people complain that it smudges easily. I usually pat on black eyeshadow on the waterline or on the lash line to prevent it from smudging.

But one day, during one of our makeup classes, I used this on a model who had small eyes. I made sure not to put a lot because i knew it would smudge, but our instructor told me to put more and some of the product ended up on the lower waterline. So the no makeup look eventually turned out into a semi smokey look. Not that it looked bad or anything, but I needed a new eyeliner that wouldn't do that. And i found.....

In2it's Waterproof Gel Liner!


-Theyre both very pigmented.
-Unlike other eyeliners, you wont need to go over and over the same area to get a rich pigmented line. ( which helps when your lining someone who has sensitive eyes)
-Both very creamy
-can be applied straight on or with a flat liner brush for precision

- While in2it's eyeliner is supposedly waterproof, Stila's Kajal eyeliner isnt.
- In2it's gel eyeliner stays put when allowed to set for about a minute.

- When sprayed with water, the Stila Kajal eyeliner ran. The In2it gel eyeliner didnt, but kind of budged when i rubbed it.
- I wouldnt say that In2it's waterproof gel eyeliner is super waterproof, so dont think you can finally wear eyeliner while swimming! haha

in2it Waterproof gel eyeliner (in very balck and comes with its own sharpener)
PhP 380

Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Onyx

For more than half the price, i'd say the in in2it gel eyeliner beats Stila's Kajal Eyeliner any day!


krissy ♥ said...

I would think wearing an eyeliner while swimming is very weird haha!

Nice product from in2it, although I don't really use pencil eyeliners. I have the liquid eyeliner in black glitter (I think, I'm too lazy to check haha) though :)

Leah said...

That's an awesome review... if I didn't read this and I were given a choice between the two products, I'd choose Stila.

Hi Maui! Thanks for dropping by! xoxo

Maui (Suushh) said...

hahaha hi Krissy! Idk someone might take the word waterproof literally and go swimming with black rimmed eyes or something hehe. I also use a liquid eyeliner, but I like this for the waterline =)

Hi leah, thank you!! :) in2it's eyeliner is surprisingly better, in my opinion and wayy cheaper hehe

Hollywood said...

I am the kind of girl who swim with makeup on (it's not cause you are going to swim that you have to look less cute lol )looool so that review is great it's so hard to find a REAL waterprood liner =) I am smitten .

Maui (Suushh) said...

haha I would too probably if I actually do have makeup that would stay on but im afraid id come out looking more like a sea monster than cute haha maybe I should try one of these days haha =)

Cristina. said...

omg it sounds amazinggg

The F Word Online said...

hey girl, just found your blog and i love all the makeup tips you've got on here. definitely will try them out

xx lue

Maui (Suushh) said...

Hey Christina yeah it is =)

Aww thank you Lue! :)

Crystal said...

that's a good find! i'll keep it in mind.

Maui (Suushh) said...

Hi Crytsal, it is =) I wish they had more shades, they only have black and brown

CHARRY said...

Nice Review! :)

CHARRY said...

Nice review! :)

Maui (Suushh) said...

Thank you Charry! =)

Unknown said...

Finally! A gel liner that’s true to its promise of being waterproof! LOL! Thanks for the review :)
~Pauline @Kallony


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