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April’s Beauty Bar’s Sample Society Box – Initial impressions April 12, 2012

Filed under: General,Haircare,Skincare — slagoon @ 3:31 pm
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Yesterday I shared my Beauty Army Kit, and shortly thereafter the generous UPS driver left me my lovely Beauty Army Kit – unfortunately I only knew about it because I received a UPS text that a package was left at my front door! (this is an awesome new tool on the UPS web site if you haven’t already signed up!) Once I got home I ripped into the box, of course I had stalked the website to see what I’d be getting first, but hey – why not right?

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So what came in the box?

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Cailyn Waterproof Cream Eyeliner and Shimmer Powder/Glitter Powder – Review

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 3:13 pm
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Today I bring you Cailyn Waterproof Cream Eyeliner and Shimmer Powder/Glitter Powder that I received in the March Look Bag. I’ve had a hard time getting good photos, mostly because of the shimmer, so it took me awhile to get them good enough to put up here.

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Lets start with the liner itself. It is a cream eyeliner (which you may remember I favor). It is a softer, thinner cream than the Tarte emphasEyes I normally use. That means you get more on the brush with less work.  The included brush is much bigger than I am used to but it still gives a precise (but thick) line. It is definitely good enough to use if you don’t have a preferred tool.  I still love my tarte brush though so I use it most of the time.  The black is a true black, there are no if’s and’s or but’s about it.  It is super easy to blend, budge, smudge, or fix for the first minute or two that you have it on, but after that it is cement. You have to break out your best eye makeup remover for this. Anyway, I really like this product, and it is totally plausable that I will re-purchase it.

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On to the Shimmer Powder and Glitter Powders, these are neat, but are in a stacking set so you have to have both with you – but I think that is simply because of it being a sample. In the swatch I am using it over glitter primer – an extra sticky primer that you can get body/face glitter to stick to.  The insert I received from Cailyn stated that you can mix the cream eyeliner with the shimmer or glitter for a different look. That sounds pretty neat to me.  I think I might use the glitter as glitter sometime on my lids for a dazzling sparkle – maybe for a fun night out or something.  I tried mixing the shimmer with the liner, but it did not photograph well, I even broke out the good camera and it just didn’t let the shimmer show up in the liner – all the photos made it turn out black – or wet looking black.  If you have ever used Kat Von D autograph pencil in Black Metal Love it looks like that. I haven’t tried the glitter – I’m not sure why, I’m just not feeling it.

Overall I really like the Cailyn product line, at least from these couple samples.

Would I buy the eyeliner again? Yes, it is pretty Great

Would I buy the shimmer or glitter again? Probably the shimmer in a different color, but the glitter is probably something I’d not use enough to warrant the purchase.

Will I finish the eyeliner? I’ll use it until it dries out

Will I finish the  shimmer or glitter? I’ll keep using them – they are definitely not getting thrown away.

Here’s the breakdown:

Cailyn Waterproof cream eyeliner
Sample Size 0.99 oz
Full Size 0.99 oz
Full Size Price $16.80 (with look bag discount)
Sample Value $16.80

Caylin Shimmer Powder/Glitter Powder
Sample Size not listed probably about 1/4 of full size – if this is incorrect please let me know
Full Size not listed
Full Size Price $13.00 each color
Sample Value $6.50

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by The Look Bag or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

 
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