L´Oréal Super Liner Blackbuster – Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect, that is true for everything in life, makeup included. But some things are harder to practice than others.

Take liquid liner for example. It is an obvious black line on your face. So if the practice isn´t there already, but you still need to leave the house that day, you are in a difficult situation. You could of course hide for a few days and draw a line over and over again. But that would be kind of excessive don´t you think? It does work though. Let´s just say that I started wearing liquid liner in a time where I had no work commitments and obviously no social life to speak of.

 

Loréal Super Liner Blackbuster
Loréal Super Liner Blackbuster

 

Or you could turn to a product that makes applying liquid liner ridiculously easy. Because it is designed like a pen, one you grab and draw a line like you have done it a hundred times before. Just on paper, not on your eyes. Should work the same, no?

I grabbed the L´Oréal Super Liner Blackbuster recently and put it to the test.

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Seasonal Makeup Challenge – Summer 2016

In case you missed the Spring Edition, here is the link to the post explaining what the Seasonal Makeup Challenge is all about.

 

Seasonal Makeup Challenge Summer 2016

 

For the rest of us, the rules as a quick reminder:

The rules

„At the beginning of a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) I will choose some pieces of makeup from my stash and post them here. By the end of that season I shall post how well (or not) I’ve done using them up, and propose new pieces for the following season.“ (The Polished Polyglot)

So without further ado, here is the recap of the Spring challenge and my picks for summer.

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May 2016 Favorites

Before my Favorites-break I used to do „Favorite Face of..“ posts, where I showed you my most worn makeup in the form of a miniature tutorial.

But looking back now, only a few things that I used really were true favorites. Many of the things (like concealers or mascara) just got applied for the sake of finishing them. And on top of that my everyday makeup isn’t probably something you really want to see, as it is a little repetitive over time.

 

May 2016 Favorites
May 2016 Favorites

 

So I decided to go for a true monthly favorites style this time, including makeup, skincare and a few other things that have been entertaining me, conveniently summarized as lifestyle, which can be almost anything.

 

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Taking out the trash IV – April 2016 Empties

Again I have been collecting my empty skincare containers and the few bits of makeup that are actually not going to be used anymore and threw all in for a video.

Taking out the trash
Taking out the trash

 

Go get yourself a cup of tea, as it is a long one, but you will be rewarded with mini-reviews and a whole lot of dirty packaging.

 

Now if that doesn’t tempt you…

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Inspired by … Dior Glowing Gardens Spring 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Inspired by…“ series, click here for an explanation.
But short story even shorter, each month I choose a seasonal ad and try to recreate the models look with colors I already own.
Dressing up and awkward posing included!

Dior Glowing Gardens Spring 2016 (Source)
Dior Glowing Gardens Spring 2016 (Source)

 

This months installment is the Dior Glowing Gardens Collection, which stood out to me due to the fact that the model was wearing yellow eyeshadow, paired with purple.

To be honest, I didn’t own a yellow eyeshadow and don’t think it is a color I´d get much use out of, but with „Fasching“ (carnival) in Germany in full swing when I filmed it, there were a lot of drugstore options available. And with an affordable yellow at hand, it was time to get filming!

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Favorite Face of… January 2016

If you are not familiar with the „Favorite Face of …“ series, click here for a little introduction. Short story even shorter, it is the makeup that I wore most during that month, featuring the favorite (as in most used) makeup products.

 

Just like last month I decided to not only list all the products I reached for, but film a quick tutorial to show you the look my half-asleep self managed to create with them.

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Favorite products 2015 Part II – Makeup

2016.

We are even further in than Marty McFly was!

 

To ease in to the New Year, I decided not to bother you with a lengthy review today, but instead show you my makeup favorites 2015, bundled up in a short video.

So without further ado, start watching! I hope you enjoy.

Makeup

 

Products mentioned:

  • MAC Paintpots used as eyeshadow base
  • Clinique Chubby Sticks for eyes (Review here)
  • L´Oréal Super Liner in Extra Black Gloss (Review here)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Last Concealer
  • MaxFactor Cream Puff Blush in „Seductive Pink“ (Review here)
  • MAC lipsticks
  • Chanel nail polish in „Cinema“

 

What have you been loving last year? I am all ears for your recommendations! My shopping list for 2016 is already growing…


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Taking out the trash III

Time to throw away my empties once again this year. And because I don’t believe in waiting for New Years Eve to start something new, I figured that would be the perfect opportunity to film my first ever YouTube video!

 

So if you want to see me „ahm“ and „äh“, struggle for words and get sad about Body Butter, click play or watch it here on YouTube.

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As frivolous as it gets these days – L´Oréal Super Liner in Extra Black Gloss

I still remember the first time I went to see a Burlesque Show.
It was in Hamburg, famous for his Red-Light-District, and I was attending a congress with Mr. Loca. We only had been going steady for two months, and were still getting used to each others quirks, so sharing a hotel room and spending the whole four days together was quite a thing.

To keep us busy (apart from the congress of course, which we skipped for sleeping in and eating out quite a bit), we had decided to plan the evenings alternatingly, and this had been my choice.

The dancers were awesome and really funny, the makeup and costumes splendid and the music right up my street.
But while I stood there, enjoying myself, I couldn’t help but notice that Mr. Loca wasn’t. In fact, he was staring at the ceiling or the floor most of the time, looking incredibly bored.

We left quite early, and it took me quite some time to figure out what had been the issue:
He was afraid I would end up being jealous and was trying to test him by taking him there.

Safe to say, he has lost this fear along the way.

L´Oréal Super Liner in Extra Black Gloss

Although I am far from being a Burlesque Dancer, I do love my black liner, and wear it almost every day.
Channeling my inner Dita, I guess.

And while I have been a pencil girl all through my teenage years, I turned to gels and liquids when my unhealthy makeup obsession started.

Meet L´Oréal Paris Super Liner in Extra Black Gloss, giving me wings every day!

What L´Oréal claims:
Ultra-Lasting, Precision Tip Eyeliner. Lasts without smudging or flaking all day long.

Facts:
You can buy this eyeliner in drugstores or online (here), retailing for around 10 €.
Inside are 2 ml of product, which may not sound much, but lasts a long time.
I usually replace mine after 8-9 months, when it starts getting dryer.

L´Oréal Super Liner in Extra Black Gloss, the tip

The tip is a felt tip, a little longer than the average one, but still stiff and not overly bendy.
There is no noticeable smell to the product, and I can’t seem to find a full ingredient list.

It needs shaking before application and applies full coverage in one swipe, drying down very quickly and lasting all day.

One swipe each, one thin and one thicker line

That is, a normal day with maybe rain and some working out. It will survive this without problems.
If you go into a full-on crying session on the other hand, it will come off in several places, especially when rubbing your eyes.

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes.
You can’t ask your eyeliner to keep up with your crying sessions. Or your husband, but he is not being reviewed here.

Will I rebuy?
Yes.
I will and I have.

Who do I recommend it to?

Anyone.
Unless you don’t wear black liner, of course. But it would be a good reason to start.
Your turn:
Do you do liner?
Or – even better – do you do Burlesque?


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