Apologies for slacking off on my Daiso Japan Week posts! I'm a bit meticulous when it comes to taking photos of things for my blog, so this took more time than usual. I took photos yesterday using my Canon 5D, only to realize that all the photos I took looked u-g-l-y, so I had to shoot everything again today using a point-and-shoot camera.. only to find that I like the photos from yesterday more. Sigh. I have no idea.
Anyway! Since the last post was a makeup look, starting today I'll be reviewing the items that I used. I used a total of nine items, so I thought I'd break them up into groups. First up, the eye makeup: Ellefar Princess Chiffon Eyeshadow in Twilight, Ellefar Princess Liquid Eyeliner, Daiso Long Lash Mascara, Daiso Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown.
I'll start with this - Ellefar Princess Chiffon Eyeshadow in Twilight. This was the very first thing that I got. Because I got way too excited when I saw all the pretty eyeshadow palettes on display, I spent about five minutes trying to decide between this and another palette. I eventually chose this one.. because the packaging was cuter. Don't judge!
Close up. As you can see, all the colors in this palette are shimmery. The first is an off-white color, useful as a highlight color. I like using this for creating the "namidabukuro" (tear bag) or "aegyo sal" look. The second is a peach color. I really like this color, but for some reason it blends into my skin too well so it isn't quite noticeable when used as the main color. It might look nice as a base color though. The third one is a dark brown color with red/purple undertones. I can't quite explain it since I'm not very well-versed in makeup terms, but when I put it on my eyes it looked somewhat like a wine color. Works well as a crease color, or as a main color for smoky eye looks. The last one is a beige color which is useful as both a base and a highlight color for the brow bone.
Swatches. As you can see, the color pay-off is good. The main color is barely visible on my skin though, which is quite sad because I really like it. Also, as I mentioned in my previous post, although these are nicely pigmented, they don't seem to be pressed very well. There is a lot of fallout (quite noticeable on the close-up photo of the palette), so remember to tap off any excess powder from your brush or applicator before using these shadows.
Next up - Ellefar Princess Liquid Eyeliner. I thought long and hard whether I should get this or not.. Main reason is because it didn't state anywhere if it was waterproof or not. I'm all about waterproof eyeliner, the type that doesn't budge even after washing your face. As expected, this isn't waterproof nor smudge proof, but it did stay put on my oily lids so I'll give it that. Might be okay for daily use, if you prefer liners that you can easily take off with just warm water.
On the right are swatches of the liner. I tried doing them at varying thickness to see how dark the brown is and how thick or thin the line can get. Since the tip is a bit hard, not like most felt tip liner, it might be difficult to use especially if you're just starting out with liquid liner. But it's quite useful for detail work.
Daiso Long Lash Mascara - this is pretty good in my opinion! It was a bit hard for me to use this type of brush though, since I'm already used to comb-type brushes. Lengthening is okay. I didn't get super long lashes like my favorite mascara gives me, but it's there. I like the length it gives my lower lashes, especially. Not sure if waterproof.
Lastly - Daiso Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown. I specifically chose a retractable one, since I'm too lazy to keep sharpening pencil makeup. I use this as part of my daily routine now, since I've been wanting to get an eyebrow pencil for quite some time. Not sure how long staying power is though, since I use a waterproof eyebrow powder over it. My favorite part is the spoolie on the other end of the pencil - so convenient!
Close-up, wearing all four items. I realize I'm also wearing falsies (which I also got from Daiso) in this photo. I wasn't able to take a photo of that afterwards, since I cut it up for the tutorial. You can see it in this photo though.
The whole look. They all work quite nicely used together, don't you think?
On the next post I'll be talking about the blush and highlighter that I used, which I both liked a lot. I still have four (or five?) posts left until Daiso Japan week ends, I hope you stay with me until then! I have a little surprise for all of you at the end *hint hint* so that's something to look forward to, yes? Thanks for reading!
* Compensation for this post was provided by Daiso Japan PH. Opinions expressed here are my own.