Thursday, April 2, 2009

Askmewhats Reviews: CS Gel Liner in White

Have I ever told you my love affair with Gel Liners?
Million times! lol
Here's another color added to my gel liner collection

CS Gel Liner
in Silk White





Yes, it's PURE WHITE
No shimmer




CS Gel Liner says ---

These apply with ease using an angle liner brush. Application is easy, has the ability to design and be creative, lasts all day without smudging or creasing and are highly pigmented.

Ingredients:

Isododecane, Polyethylene, Trimethylsilocysilicate, Cyclomethicone, Ozokerite, Ploymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Propylparaben, BHT. May contain: Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Ultramarine Blue, Ca Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake, D&C Black No.2.

Net wt.: 3g/0.11oz

Askmewhats says ---

Pros
  • creamy, no tugging
  • very affordable
  • pigmented
  • great to be used as e/s base to make the e/s vibrant
  • texture is ok, not too hard or runny in consistency
  • no allergies
  • no scent
Cons
  • does not last long: I put this on the waterline and it's gone before midday
  • these liners are not labeled if you purchase them straight from CS (I bought mine at MM shop so mine is labeled, thanks for doing this Toma)
  • smudges, even after waiting for it to dry. (Prettybeautiful, this is definitely not for you!)

Overall

This is not "the Star" gel liner from CS. I find that using this as an e/s base is better than using this as a liner.

I will remain firm to what I've written in the past, CS gel liners are great but not all the colors are consistent! :) So if you love CS True Black, do not expect all the textures will be like that.

Tips
  • If you plan to use this as base, make sure to put on eye primer
  • If used as eyeliner, pat on white eyeshadow to "seal" the color for it to last longer
  • Experiment with different brushes to see which brush works the best
  • I find that using a pointed eyelining brush is better than a flat liner brush as it's more pigmented and the color shows up more
Will I repurchase?

No. One white gel liner is enough for me.

Where did I purchase and how much?

Makeup Mix Shop for $5.00 (approx Php245.00) on sale
I think she's not selling them anymore.
You can purchase these alternatively at CS website.

Here's to show how it looks
as base
think liner
thick liner



Before I end this post, I want to thank Liee from Something Uncontrived, for the first contest. It wasn't hard, I just had to comment on her post and I was surprised she told me I won!!! :)

She shipped to me the products I won fast and I received it safe! :) Thanks again Liee.

Here's what she sent me



  • A black bag organizer
  • 4 pairs of button earrings
  • A Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer in black raspberry vanilla
  • 4U2 glitz eyeshadow sample
  • 2 Ice Breaker Sours (Strawberry and Tangerine)
  • 4U2 product catalogue



Have a wonderful day everyone!
Stay happy!

31 comments:

  1. Oh, that actually looks like it'd make a great base... though I'm not sure what I'd use a white base for, lol.

    Cute little package. =)

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  2. Hey Nikki, would you mind doing a post on how you use this to line your eyes? Not the method, but, err, how to use it to complement the shadows?

    Muchas gracias! :)

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  3. I've always wanted to try CS gel liners as eyeliners themselves. I was looking for a cheaper alternative for my Black Track Fluid Line from MAC, guess I would have to re-think about my purchase! Thanks for the review :)

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  4. I would probably go for it if it has a better staying power...But the idea of gel liner is quite interesting though, maybe Stila would do a better job if they do the same thing...

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  5. I want gel liners but I am scared of trying colors other than black >w<)/ there are multiply shops that carry them too. unfortunately it sells for 375 + shipping T_T so it will cost around 400 something. OTL,, would the eyeshadow be hard to blend if I use it as a make up base?

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  6. wow! a pure white gel liner how interesting! I'm sorry to hear that it didnt work out for you though :/

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  7. thank u for having me in mind nikki :) so sweet of u <3

    well, i think CS gel just won't work for me, i tried with eye base, then with sealant, smudged anyway. i am surprised that gel liner is actually much easier to maneuver than liquid or pencil! but too bad i have yet to find one that really works for me. :(

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  8. Catherine , it makes any e/s color pops! :)

    Tine, sure, I'll try to use this more often as liner, usually just the inner tear duct :) No problemo!

    Female Intuition, the CS True Black is really saleable and has always been compared to MAC's Black Track :) It works for me but it still smudges to some!

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  9. Citrine, Stila would do the greatest job as gel liner (IMO) but Stila can't be use for waterline! :)

    Gia, hahah actually I always reach out for the blacks and browns still! :) So far, I pat on the e/s colors onto the white base then blend, it works ok! :)

    Audrie, it's ok as a base, not as a liner! :)

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  10. yay you got another gel liner! and a white one too!

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  11. I just purchased the true black from CS and they had it labelled ;) I'm excited to use it since I read your reviews about it...Hopefully, it works for me as well. Thanks!

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  12. i have a revlon colorstay white base that's fantastic...not sure i need this lol

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  13. I know for sure that you're a queen of gel liners! LOL..

    thanks for always doing a good review!

    ...those ice breakers look gooood..

    sigh*..

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  14. Thanks for the review Nikki! I love the black and brown gel liners from CS and I've been dying to get this one. I think I'll just find a cheaper altrenative here!

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  15. ive never see white eyeliner in a pot!! every interesting !

    mmm i can see some sweet goodies!! enjoy ;)

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  16. You're definitely the gel liner expert!! Hehe

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  17. wow that is something i never seen
    may i ask if u would do a look with it
    i like using white in the corner of my eyes but i cant imagine usin this

    helpppp XD

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  18. i wanted to try the liner but not so much anymore after seeing your review, it doesn't really last >.<

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  19. could you post EOTD with this?
    wanna know how do you use a white liner :D

    Thankss Nikki!! ^^

    wow!!
    i wan that bag organizer!! :p

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  20. Prettybeautiful, gel liner is so easy to use and the impact is amazing, that's why I love it! I'm so sorry that gel liners does not stay on you! We'll try Stila and see how it goes!!

    kasumi, yes, I think this will be the last color..for now! hehehe

    Anonymous, let me know how you like the true black! :) It works great on me and the black is definitely TRUE black.

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  21. Paint Me Gorgeous, if you have Revlon that works for you, that's enough :)

    Beeyoutiful7, hahahaa LOL Queen of gel liners? hahah that sounds...FUNNY and VAIN! hehehe You're welcome I'm happy to do reviews!

    Kim, yes, find a cheaper alternative, I'm sure there's a whole lot of resellers here!

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  22. NicNic, this is a first one for you? heheh so yup, there is one available! from CS! hehehe

    Fuz, hahahaha lol thank you sweetie

    Yumeko, sure, I can do a look using this ...well I've done a look using this as a base, I'll do one as a liner... :)

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  23. M, definitely not long lasting!

    Miracle, sure, i will try to use this on my next FOTD :)

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  24. Hi ate! Would you say that gel eyeliners are better than liquid eyeliner? I'm afraid of investing into gels kasi e. :(

    Please check out my blog pala! :D http://cosmeticfixation.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  25. I want to try this now :D, thanks ^_^!
    Pencil liners are my favourite, but I have to admit I've never tried gel, and white is my favourite liner colour so I'd probably like this :).

    [Adds to wishlist ;).]

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  26. i wonder why
    CS white one smudges but the true black one doesnt
    is there a quality control problem?
    like inconsistent formula? :\

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  27. Chrissy, it really depends on your preference, I personally love Gel Liner because it dries up pretty fast. I also use Liquid liner but I find gel liners lasts really long and the price is worth it :)

    Anastacia,hi pretty girl, thanks for dropping by!

    Cris, wow...I would say I love all pencil liners in general, but if I like added "ooomph" on my makeup, gel liner is for me! :)

    Lynn, one reason..inconsistent product! that's just it! :)

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  28. wow. so if i order.
    i'll have to pray that i get a good one?
    yikes.
    thats a scary thought. :(

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  29. Lynn, yes, I think I'll pray for you too, the more of us who pray, who knows? you get the best batch :P

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  30. i actually use my fascinating white eye kohl from mac for bases. it spreads better for me. but this is a great alternative. thanks girl!

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