Monday, November 26, 2012

AMW Reviews: Benefit BADgal Liner Waterproof in Charcoal

Do you enjoy eyeliner application but is getting bored on the usual blacks and browns?  Have you tried on colored liners but felt they look too much for you especially at work?

Well, there is one liner shade that I've always been wanting to try but I can't seem to find a brand that would give me a smooth, creamy and very pigmented application.  Then, after I visited the local Benefit store at Greenbelt 5, I met Benefit BADgal liner in Charcoal. 

Benefit says ---
Our slimline BADgal liner waterproof eye pencils, now available in three shades, is long-wearing so it stays put rain or shine. The versatile blending tip on one end helps create soft definition or sultry drama.

Shades: Charcoal, Expresso and Black
Size: 1.20 g Net wt. 0.04 oz.
Ingredients: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, PARAFFIN, C11-12 ISOPARAFFIN, POLYBUTENE, HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED OIL, MICA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, CERESIN, OZOKERITE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE. [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510)]. N° 05535/N 

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Comes with a blending tip!  2-in-1 product!
  • Very rich color.  Pigmentation is really good!
  • Creamy consistency.  Applies smoothly without tugging your lids.
  • Can be used as an eyeliner or eyeshadow base.
  • Can be used for tightlining.  (But be careful if you have sensitive eyes.)
  • Perfectly matte.
  • Charcoal shade (grey) is less dramatic than black liner but has more impact that brown liners.
  • Waterproof.  Stays whole day.
Cons
  • If applied on waterline or to tightline, may still smudge a bit for people with oily lids.
  • Needs to be sharpened for a more precise line.
Overall
A perfect matte grey shade that's very pigmented and can stay the whole day if applied correctly.  The smudge tip is great to lessen the harshness of a liner and it can also be used to apply powdered shadow to "set" the liner.

Tips
  • Same as all eyeliner pencils + tropical country, I prefer to apply pencil liners on the upper and lower lashline.  Eyeliner pencils tend to stay without smudging if applied this way.
  • To keep the liner from looking "fake" use the blending tip that comes with the pencil to gently smudge off the pencil for a more natural look.
  • If you tend to oil up around the eye area, set the pencil liner with a translucent setting powder or an eyeshadow powder with similar shade as the eyeliner.
  • Since the Benefit BADgal Liner is in waterproof version, take time to remove them at night before you go to sleep with a cotton bud and very gentle eye makeup remover.

Will I repurchase?
Yes.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who's tired of black and brown eyeliners.  Charcoal shade works for all skin tones.

Where to purchase and how much?

At local Benefit counters for Php1,100.00 (approx $26.20). LIKE Benefit Cosmetics Philippines on Facebook to get updated on Sales and events.  At Benefit international website for $20.00 (without tax)
 
Photos

Box with manufactured date making it easy for me 
to keep track of the expiration dates of all my makeups!

Shade: Charcoal
A matte "true grey" shade. 
 The pencil shade is the exact shade you'll get after application


The smudger tip
Easy to smudge your liner at the same time, use this to "set" your liner with a powder.

I prefer applying Charcoal on my lower lashline.
On random days, I also like to use this on my upper lashline.

To lessen the "harsh look" of any pencil liners,
 I use the smudge tip to gently blend out harsh edges.

Left eye (facing you):  I used a smudge tip in smudging out the liner thus the effect is a nice smooth line.
Right eye (facing you): BADgal Liner in Charcoal applied without smudging.
 

Have you tried any gray-colored eyeliner pencils?
Which brand and do you like it or not?

So far, this is my first grey-colored eyeliner and I'm loving it!  I like using this shade for clients who aren't comfortable wearing black eyeliner.  I also use this to my 40 year old and above clients as using a black liner may make their features look too strong.  "Soft" eye makeup is the key in making them look younger!


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6 comments:

  1. i agree with soft colors can make one look younger! i am now a pencil-liner convert so it creates a softer look, and less precision needed :D

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    1. Ohh Yeah, I remember sis, you are more of a pencil eyeliner user than gel or liquid :D

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  2. Looks like a very nice alternative to black. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Have you used any grey colored liner? I'm sure it'll look good on your nice skin!

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