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Review: Wet ‘n Wild Megaliner Liquid Eyeliner

I am always on the prowl for a liquid eyeliner that does a great job, but sometimes they end up being disappointing and do not live up to their claims. Especially when it is a budget friendly item, you do not always get what you pay for. So when I received this product to try, I was a bit sceptical to say the least.

wet-n-wild-mega-liner-turquoiseAt first use I realised that I was judging a book by it’s price.

Application is a breeze with this product. Because it has a thin tipped brush, it enables you to create a very thin and precise line with ease. It dries within seconds which also makes this product virtually smudge proof. That is a huge plus for me as I hate it when my eyeliner messes up my makeup

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Shade: Turquoise

Colour payoff on this eyeliner is also very good. With it being highly pigmented the colour literally goes pop. What probably impressed me the most is the lasting power. It lasts me the whole day without smudging halfway through the day and it does not affect removal at all. Removal is quick and easy.

Overall I am happy with this product and if you are looking for a budget friendly liquid eyeliner that lasts the whole day, then this is the one for you.

They come in 6 colours: Black Sparkle, Black, Blue, Turquoise, Dark Brown and Brown and you can find them at Clicks stores nationwide and it will only set you back R44.95.

Love,

Leandra X

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Lead in Lipstick – What is all the HYPE About?

Helloooo Poutlings

As a beauty product enthusiast (one may say “hoarder” but I am a makeup artist, so it’s ok!) lipstick is one of my very favourite things in the world. At any given moment I have a bare minimum of 5 tubes rattling around in my handbag… and another 500 at home. When I buy a new one, (which I do often), I consider the colour, the texture, the packaging the longevity of the formula and sometimes, let’s be honest, just how luxurious it looks and feels. What I am definitely not thinking about, however, is what actually goes into it.

I was momentarily dismayed last year by a number of studies conducted by the FDA that found significat amounts of lead in at least 400 lipstick formulas, but it mostly applied to the “drugstore” brands, with a few exceptions.

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I thought, because the lipsticks I buy generally cost upward of at least R200.00, they must be lovingly crafted with safe, healthy ingredients in Narnia by cuddly dexterous animals wearing vests. Ignorance is bliss, babes, and there was no substantial evidence to say otherwise.

But my warped logic has been compromised: I received one of THOSE emails, you know, THAT email, that people forward not sure if it is true but they want to warn you anyway. The email claimed that all lipstick contained enough lead to kill you, well maybe not that much but enough to kill you sometime in the near future. So, I did as Fi does and researched.

“Good Morning America”, a television show in USA tested 22 types of lipstick and found that a serious majority – over 55% – contained traceable amounts of lead, regardless of the colour, brand or manufacturing origin.

Still, I’m not going to surrender my Guerlain Rouge Automatique in favour of some TV show somewhere in the world just YET. The FDA assures us all that trace amounts of lead in lipstick, the levels of which have actually dropped over in the past year of 2012 cannot harm you. You aren’t eating that shit straight out of the tube, are you? I hope not. But if these statistics are freaking you out, nonetheless, you can count on brands like Tarte, ILIA Beauty, Jane Iredale and Vapour Beauty for completely clean, lead free alternatives to what you might otherwise pick up at Clicks or Dischem.

…and I suppose South African cell networks would love to blame these findings on the poor cell phone reception at times. haha.

x flea143

Related:

Lead in Lipstick Overview: Policy, Toxic Substances in Cosmetics, Tests, Recommendations, Stakeholder Initiatives & More http://krilloil.com/blog/lead-in-lipstick/

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