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Lakme Jewel Eyeliner and Lakme Nine to Five Eyeliner Swatches, Review, Comparison
Colored and sparkly eyeliners always make a statement that is different from regular and commonplace. Even if one plays down on lips or cheeks-a dash of shining eyeliner-in some shade complementing the eye color instantly pumps up the glam quotient. The first sparkly liners I bought were the AVON Glimmersticks diamonds retractable liners in Black Ice and Twilight Blue. Next was the Tips and Toes sparkling pencil liner. Both these products impressed me so much that I decided to check out the Lakme Jewel liner in Onyx and Lakme Nine to Five Intense Shine eyeliner in Smokey Gray. I chose to check out two old eye products instead of the new Lakme Fantasy Shimmer liners which are much higher in sparkle quotient- because jazzy stuffs like that really remain idle in my drawer for a long time-and I wanted to check out something that can be used for common and everyday purposes.
Lakme Jewel Eyeliner.
Shade: Onyx. Price : Rs 225
As far as I remember, this liner was introduced long back-as a part of the Bridal Sutra Collection. I really like the classy packaging of this eyeliner. The liner’s wand and brush has a good construction to line the lids easily. The rubber neck of the bottle prevents clogging around that part and quick drying of the liquid inside. The liner is thick in texture. The shimmer is not very visible as glitter but the liner on drying on the lids gives a nice metallic sheen. I liked it particularly because it is not over the top but is different from the regular boring black liner. The shade is not pitch black-its metallic/slate-ish black. The pigmentation is good and in 2 swipes imparts full color. It takes about 3-4 minutes to dry completely-after which the sheen is quite visible. The liner is fully smudge-proof but not water-proof. This is a disappointment as two swipes of a wet handkerchief can literally obliterate this liner.
1) Good pigmentation and nice visible sheen obtained in one or two swipe.
2) This color can be worn everyday and safely to workplace
2) Smudge-proof. On hard rubbing-neither the color budges, nor the sheen
3) The wand is pretty nice and helps in easy lining and in making wings.
1) Not waterproof. Wipes out easily on the dab of a wet cotton
2) The color is vibrant metallic black but if one is expecting a shimmer packed performance-I guess they won’t be very happy.
3) It stung my eyelids for a while
Lakme Nine to Five Intense Shine Eyeliner in Smokey Gray: Price Rs. 230
The Nine to Five Intense Shine Eyeliner-despite of its claim of providing “intense shine” settles on my eyelids with only a slight sheen. Although the swatch on the back of my palm turns out to be a gorgeous shade of midnight-bluish black, the color-which is claimed to be smokey gray-appears as somewhat slate-blue on my lids. This I absolutely dislike since It neither flatters my complexion nor the color of my eyes. Ironically, this eyeliner is both smudge proof as well as water proof. Maybe I tried the wrong shade-I think the “black” shade of this liner shade should have been the “right-o” thing for me. 🙁
1) It is water proof and smudge proof.
2) The wand is very good in easy lining
3) Did not sting my lids
Cons: The liner is not “intensely” shiny-It is just like any regular liquid liner. Also the shade is far from smokey gray and comes out as grayish light blue . 🙁
Swatch: Left Lakme Jewel Liner in Onyx Right- Lakme 9 to 5 Swatches after swiping twice with wet cotton.
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