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If Words Could Kill, So Could The Korean Clio Professional Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black

Had I gotten hold of the Clio Professional Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner when I first started experimenting with liquid liners, I dare say my adoration for gel liners would have been repressed.

My two greatest regret eyeliner purchases stand ostensibly in the wands of the MAC Liquidlast Liner in Inky and Lancome Artliner because they never fail to make me sigh whenever I try to create miracles with them. Them lying there useless in the corner makes me go ‘tsk’.

One, or two, (okie more than a few) expensive setbacks will not make me throw the towel and swear never to go near liquid eyeliners, as proven by the successful chance acquisition of the Bourjois Glitter Eye Liners. Nevertheless, I’ve become more cautious with buying liquid eyeliners!

I first tried the Clio Waterproof Kill Black Brush Liner at Ngee Ann City Watsons – which has the largest makeup brands and collections at any Watsons in Singapore – and immediately feel in love with it!

I swatched it once, went ‘WOW’, walked away, swatched afain, went ‘OMFG’, walked away, swatched again, and told myself this must be another ‘TGTBT’ (Too Good To Be True) product.

Like a lovelorn teenager nursing a crush, I couldn’t get the Clio Waterproof Brush Liner Kill Black out of my mind.

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Depotting Tutorial: How To Depot MAC Single Eyeshadow Using Flat Iron

Hi everyone!

I’m really glad that you all love the Eyeshadow Tutorial for Asian Eyes series. There’ll definitely be more of such in the future!

Let’s move away from makeup application tutorials for a while because I’ve got a new set of tutorials for you!

Some of you may not have many eyeshadows (yet), some of you have A LOT. Some day in time the lot is going to spill all over the place, and when you need to deal with more than 3 colors at a time, it is a pain searching for them all over the place and opening the pots one by one.

To me, at least, it is a real hassle.

I bought the Z-palette some time ago but it wasn’t until recently that I decided to depot most of my single eyeshadows because:

1)   The pots take up space

2)   They are stacked up, so those at the bottom are often forgotten

3)   I want to be able to see most of my eyeshadows at one glance

4)   I want to bring one palette on a holiday, not individual pots of eyeshadows that I risk dropping on the floor when in a hurry. (But of course, you may argue that putting all your eggs in a basket may cause you to end up with none at all)

5)   I need a reason to get another Z-palette. Hoho. (My current leopard print one is filled already! No more space!)

Tools needed for depotting eyeshadows:

  • Flat iron
  • Aluminium foil or wax paper
  • Push pin or thumb tack
  • A tool with a sharp and strong tip
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (70% is fine)
  • A dish (to pour the alcohol in)
  • Cotton buds
  • Cloth or towel
  • Magnet
  • Scissors
  • Sticker
  • Pen

I don’t use a knife like some beauty bloggers/vloggers recommend because I have a terrible fear of knives. Is there a name for this phobia? In place of a knife, I use a less threatening instrument – something you’d see in nail salons.

I also prefer not to use anything that involves flames as open fire exposes my health to unnecessary, unhealthy fumes. It’s not very safe – both to me and the product. Instead, I use a hair straightener for heat and also rubbing alcohol to melt glue.

For the first installment of the How To Depot Your Eyeshadows series, we’ll start with MAC single eyeshadows. You can certainly buy the pro palette refill pans to eliminate the hassle, but these are sold only at one place in Singapore – Ngee Ann City.

Alright! I’m gonna depot the MAC Stars ‘N’ Rockets Single Eyeshadow. I love this purplish-pink color. So very sweet and romantic!

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Beauty Blog Link Love 12/02/12

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed checks out a new lipstick line – Lancôme Rouge in Love. Check out her swatches and see if it could be love for you, too!

Did polish insomniac find a new HG nail product? Find out in her Sally Hansen Cuticle Eraser + Balm Review.

FabDiva20 attended the MAC Shop/Cook Collection preview event last Tuesday. Check out the goodies she picked up!

Ever been a victim of internet trolling? Bun Bun Makeup Tips shares why people leave negative comments on beauty blogs!

Love is in the air! Musicalhouses shows you her Valentine’s Day nails (that aren’t pink!), her Valentine’s Day eye look inspired by candy hearts, and for those that don’t like V-Day, her ANTI-Valentine’s Day nail look!

Do you want healthy, radiant skin? Amy Antoinette reviews Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation which gives just that!

If the color works for you, then Gouldylox thinks this might be the B.B. Cream you are looking for.

Anime Lady Gaga eye – the easy way to try the trend from Addicted to Beauty.

At Eyelining Obsessions, Claire tries out a skin clearing primer from Witch.

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Makeup Look: Bourjois Blue Eyeliner + Sugarpill Purple Lower Lashline (And A Wedding Proposal!)

The trick to make colored eyeliners work is to keep the rest of the eye makeup neutral or not-so-colorful, so that the focus is on the eyeliner. This is the look I wore in the MAC 109 Small Contour Brush review and Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eyeliner review.

Here are the products used:

EYES

Eyeshadow Primer – UDPP Eden

Eyelid – Sugarpill Afterparty

Contour Area – NYX Red Bean

Outer V – None

Highlight – Sugarpill Tako

Inner Corner – Sugarpill Tako

Lower Lash Line – Sugarpill Poison Plum, NYX Dark Brown

Eyeliner  – Bourjois Contour Clubbing Blue Remix Eyeliner, Clio Brush Liner Kill Black

Eyelash Primer – Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base

Mascara – Clio O’Tank Volume Mascara (this is the crappy mascara I was talking about in the previous post)

Eyebrow – Lioele Auto Eyebrow 02 Dark Brown

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Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner In 45 Blue Remix For A Wild Night In Town!

A clubber is one who dances to tuneless techno music and downs alcohol like water, in an environment where shouting is the least you can do to vaguely hear what the other person is saying.

A clubber is also someone who wields a club to club the club-ee.

I’m neither.

The Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in 45 Blue Remix is perfect for a wild night in town with its metallic blue and oddly, appeals to me greatly.

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Big News: Google Friend Connect Is Going Away, Follow Bun Bun Makeup Tips With Bloglovin’!

Oh my! Oh my! Have you heard? Have you heard?

Google Friend Connect will no longer be available for non-Bloggers from March 1, 2012. Non-Bloggers refer to Non-Google sites. That means, if your blog is not on blogspot, your GFC widget will be removed!

I don’t have Google Friend Connect so I’m not affected, but my heart goes out to all those bloggers who depend solely on GFC to reach out to their readers. I once chanced upon a blog that explicitly stated to ‘only follow via Google Friend Connect’, and I was like er… okie… Anyway, I know of many bloggers who have painstakingly worked at building their GFC followers and now it’s all going away. :(

I was late in joining the blogging world, long after the everyone else had GFC so I really didn’t bother adding the widget to my blog.

That it is Google’s way of forcing people to use Google+ is plain for all to see.

Many people are also worried that with the removal of Google Friend Connect comes the subsequent fall of other Google-controlled utlities, like Google Reader. Don’t worry, Google Reader is not dying. Rather, Google is integrating Google Reader into the development of Google+.

I personally don’t use Google Reader and much prefer iGoogle to see updates of the blogs I follow at a glance. That way, all my RSS subscriptions will not be affected even if Google decides to remove Google Reader one day.

But just in case Google decides to remove Google Reader and you follow this blog via Google Reader, here are other methods to follow Bun Bun Makeup Tips:

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The most consistent way of following a blog is via email subscription, because it is independent of blog platforms.

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A new and very popular way to follow blogs is via Bloglovin’. There, you will see a thumbnail image and excerpt for each post and you’ll be brought to the blog page when you click it. It is kinda like the Bun Bun Makeup Tips’ top navigation panel whereby clicking on ‘Read More’ will bring you to the full post.

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Do you have Google Friend Connect on your blog? Do you follow blogs using that? What do you think of it going away?