Ornthology

Nudy Micro Fiber

Sunday 23 November 2014

Let me start the review by saying the grass is always greener on the other side. Many born with deep eye sockets with ample eye areas to paint on envy Asian girls with exotic almond shaped eyes. The majority of Asian girls on the other hand would love nothing than to have double lids and big eyes (preferably light-colored). The trouble with Asian eyes is you will most likely have either monolids or hooded lids. Each with a unique problem of their own. Girls with monolids find it hard to create depth and drama with their eye makeup and those with hooded lids, well, good luck getting any contouring and the highlighting that you have perfected for half an hour to show at all.

I have been ‘blessed’ with the second kind. While my eyes are my favorite body part, I sometimes despise how very little color show through after I open my eyes. In the past, I have tried the eyelid tapes which is a popular choice for many girls. The only problem for me is they are difficult to apply evenly on both sides and they make my eyelids look super puffy and hung-over – not the look I’m after.

I heard about this new microfiber technology via a local online beauty community and decided to purchase one at the mall. I researched how to apply them on youtube and so on and then tried my first pair. I have to say, it is incredibly easy to put on. Seriously. I always struggled slightly with falsies and these extra gears but this is easy as 1,2,3. You peel the fiber from the packet, string it across your eyelid, aim where you would like to create the second eyefold, press and cut the gold ends off. And voila, double lids!

One thing though, BE CAREFUL with the scissors. Try to pick a small handy scissors to cut the edges off because I accidentally pinched the skin on my lid with the scissors and the pain is INDESCRIBABLE. With the fibers on, I find that all my hard work finally show through on my eyes and never felt better. Highly recommended for beginners who want to create no-fuss double lids. Bonus, below is a picture of my lids with and without the fibers. Good luck, girls!

Nudy Micro Fiber
   4.5 / 5 1
Tags: Eyes

Majolica Majorca Lash King

Friday 01 August 2014

This is my most recent purchase after my Fairy Drops Platinum mascara was running out. My old favorite is in available for purchase in Thailand but boy, does it come with a hefty price tag. For the longest time, I was waiting for another special promotion on the brand which never came. I heard a lot of good things about Majolica Majorca Lash King through the beauty grape vine and decided to give another Japanese brand a chance. It is half the price of Fairy Drops, and even more so during a special promotion. I was pleasantly surprised to find my lashes feathery long and naturally curly after applying. I must have applied about 50 coats but my lashes still didn’t feel heavy. The lashes stay up all day, despite some fiber fallouts. It seems to be sweat-proof and is advertised to be rather water proof too. Fairy Drops will remain the number one in my heart but this newbie is definitely a good dupe and a close second best.

Majolica Majorca Lash King
   4 / 5 1
Tags: Eyes

Cosluxe auto pencil eyeliner and slim brow pencil

Saturday 28 June 2014

Like any other girls, I’m always on the lookout for a bargain. So when I heard about this incredibly cheap brand that offers super long-lasting products, I thought ‘that sounds too good to be true.’ Beloved by many bloggers and raved by online users, Cosluxe is quickly being sold in major department stores like Paragon and Central Silom. After my Clinique SuperFine Liner for Brows was nearly all used, I decided to give this cheap newbie a go. Wow, good things can come in cheap packaging. At a little over 200 baht, both the pencil liner and brow pencil exceeded well beyond my expectation. The brow pencil is just as slim as my 600-something baht Clinique pencil, it is incredibly easy to apply and the color looks natural, especially when paired with my Kate eyebrow powder. The pencil eyeliner is a big shocker because many kohl pencil came close to being long-lasting on my eyes but my lids manage to always wear them off. This is the ONLY pencil eyeliner that stays put all day, and through anything. I went to the gym (as you can see, I am an avid gym bunny), swim in the sea and commuted through all sorts of pollution with it, and it doesn’t even budge. Both products performed so well after many swimming laps that my friend blurted out in amazement as to what kind of ‘stuff’ I have on. Easy on the pocket and surprisingly easy to remove. It’s quickly moving to the number one spot on my list.

Cosluxe auto pencil eyeliner and slim brow pencil
   4 / 5 1
Tags: Eyes

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Crystal Liner

Friday 30 May 2014

My relationship with NYX started off with a rough patch. I bought the Jumbo Eyeliner and one of its eye and lip palettes and was left rather underwhelmed. I went off and explored other brands before deciding to come back and see if I miss anything good from their range. And thank God, I did. I tried on this eyeliner at the store, hoping to infuse a bit of sparkle into my life. And lo and behold, hours later, after a shower and numerous handwashes, the glitter from the liner still glared back at me from the back of my hand. I went back the next day and the liner has been living happily ever after in my eye makeup drawer (yes I have a drawer dedicated for that. I am nothing if not dedicated). I usually swipe the liner, apparently infused with glamorous micro-glitter, along my lash line and boy, do they pop. In photos and real life. Anywhere with light, really. And the best part is, as I have mentioned, it stayed put FOREVER. In fact, on some of my lazy after-work evenings, I have a hard time removing it with cotton pads. Like nail polish glitter, they really do stick. My verdict? Perfect for nights out and parties, but for everyday looks, it may be a bit of a chore to take off.

NYX Cosmetics Liquid Crystal Liner
   4 / 5 1
Tags: Eyes

Fairydrops Platinum Mascara Water Proof T2

Saturday 17 May 2014

Born with short, straight, Asian lashes, I always thought falsies is the way to go to achieve red-carpet glamorous eye looks. Life is no fun when you can’t glue the falsies on elegantly without gluing your eyelids shut in the process. That is until I stumble upon this Japanese invention that basically changed my life. I don’t know what my lashes were like before this mascara but I can only guess – mistreated and not reaching its full potential. This water-proof fiber mascara thickens, lengthens and nourishes my lashes. After what feels like a million strokes, my lashes look naturally feathery and long and in no way resemble spider legs. The best part is that after working out for 2 hours or swimming my lungs out, my lashes look just as long as curly and they did before I go about my intense gym sessions. If you are not blessed with long, curly lashes that you see in magazines, this mascara gem will get you as close to your dream lashes as possible.

Fairydrops Platinum Mascara Water Proof T2
   4.5 / 5 1
Tags: Eyes

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow

Friday 25 April 2014

This is my go-to eyeshadow primer for days that I work out, swim, go to the beach or sweat it out in Thailand’s sweltering heat. Basically everyday. I use Bold Gold and Eternal Gold and not only do they help my eyeshadow to last for hours and hours on end, they give the golden undertone to any color I apply. Eternal Gold is a brighter shade and wakes my eyes up nicely (I need that after many late nights on the weekend). Bold Gold gives a subtler hint and is one of the first products I really used up (coming from a girl who never finishes her lipstick). Can’t compliment this enough – crease-free, long-lasting and intense colors. It goes directly onto my Hall of Fame!

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
   4.5 / 5 1
Tags: Eyes

Wet n Wild Color Icon Collection Eyeshadow Comfort Zone

Thursday 03 April 2014

Finally, I found the ultimate everyday palette that I can bring during my travel and can use during most of my busy mornings. This palette contains some of the most flattering shades for all eye and skin colours. And at a fraction of a price. I purchased mine with a discount at just a little over 200 baht for 8 amazing colours. I’m genuinely thrilled because the eyeshadows have just enough shimmer without being overly blingy, are highly pigmented and stay put for over half a day (especially when paired with Maybelline Color Tattoo). Anyone who struggle with the search for good-quality and inexpensive eye palette should look no further!

Wet n Wild Color Icon Collection Eyeshadow Comfort Zone
   4.5 / 5 1
Tags: Eyes