New In Beauty February 2018

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February is a weird month for me. On one hand it is filled with birthday celebrations (read here), on the other hand it is a transitional month at it´s worst.

Lots of people complained about January dragging on, but at least January is proper winter! I get comfort from hot chocolate, warm blankets and dark lips, all the things that make winter worthwile. Once February arrives though, I get spring fever.


New In Beauty February 2018
New In Beauty February 2018


I want warm sun on my face, I want to loose the layers and I want light and airy makeup. But outside there is freezing cold, and, judging by the last few weeks, grey clouds and snow drizzle.

So no new makeup purchases, at least no spring makeup purchases, but new skincare. From shopping my stash mostly, but that is shopping after all!

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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 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.

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?
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?
I will and I have.

Who do I recommend it to?

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?