Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's Skin - Babyface Waterproof Eyeliner & Natural Eyebrow Review

It's Skin - Babyface Waterproof Eyeliner & Natural Eyebrow Review
잇츠스킨 - 베이비페이스 워터프루프 아이라이너 & 내츄럴 아이브로우
To be frank, one of the best things about Asian cosmetics is the packaging--I mean how cute are these eyeliners and eyebrow pencils from It's Skin? They look almost like the Korean cousin of Topshop cosmetics, and that's a compliment. 

Both of these items rang up under $5 for me at my local Korean supermarket; a price point quite close to American drug stores. 

So we've established that they're cute, and they're cheap--but are they any good? 

It's Skin Babyface - Waterproof Eyeliner Review

It's Skin Babyface - Waterproof Eyeliner

잇츠스킨 베이비페이스 - 워터프루프 아이라이너

I got the pencil in color "01" or "True Black." This eyeliner is a soft pencil, this is a twist up that requires no sharpening. The pencil is about 3-4mm across, and fits perfectly in the eye for tightlining. I used it exclusively for filling in my lash line and it has performed admirably on my oily eyelids. However, if you don't want raccoon eyes you have to use a light hand with this eyeliner. If you use the thinnest layers of pencil you can get away with, it'll look great hours later; if you go over your lash line over and over again, it'll come off and smudge. Be careful! 

Overall, for $4-5 it's not bad. Compared to Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner, it's less creamy and has far better staying power. I'm happy with it, but I'm probably not going to repurchase. 

It's Skin Babyface - Natural Eyebrow Review

It's Skin Babyface - Natural Eyebrow

잇츠스킨 베이비페이스 내츄럴 아이브로우

Purchased again in color "01" or "Natural Black," this eyebrow pencil is double ended with a pencil on one end, and a spoolie on the other. 

It's Skin - Natural Eyebrow Review

The pencil is shaped like an elongated triangle, and reminds me of the Shu Uemura carved eyebrow pencils. The color of it is spot on for those with black hair; it's a very natural grey-black shade. Unfortunately, the control of this is not very good despite its great shape. It is very difficult to achieve a defined line, which I personally prefer. This pencil seems to be best applied for a soft haze of color, and filling in any gaps. The color lasts for a long time with or without gel, and I never worry about re-applying once it's on my face. 

It's Skin - Natural Eyebrow Spoolie

As for the spoolie--well, it's a spoolie. It's good, not too stiff or too soft. 10/10. 

It's Skin Babyface Waterproof Eyeliner & Natural Eyebrow Swatches

The eyeliner can create a very intense black color, while the eyebrow pencil creates a strong grey at best. Not bad! 

Overall, these are great little products which are very cute to have on your table. They do have their flaws (not completely waterproof, they are prone to picking up crud from the rest of your makeup bag) but they are well worth the price tag. 

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