Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review and Comparison: Koji Spring Heart Liquid Eyeliner (Black) and Sana Super Quick Eyeliner EX (Black)

Sana Super Quick Eyeliner EX
Koji Spring Heart Eyeliner

I'm currently in the midst of trying different liquid eyeliner and test out which is the best.  What do I look for in an eyeliner? Easy application (glides on), minimal smudging, highly pigmented, and long-lasting.  Well here are the two that I've bought from and tried.

Application:  "Slowly draw a line along the base of the upper lashes, start form tip to tail.  Finish by drawing an upward line at outer corner of eye." - Koji

"Draw a line with the liquid eyeliner at the roots of eyelashes from the corner of the eye to the end of the eye." - Sana

Packaging:  Both liners are felt-tip pens.  The Sana liner seems to have a shaker inside that helps break up the product while Koji one doesn't have one.

What it claims:
- A super fine tip to help you line your eyes.

- Draws an extremely thin, waterpoof and vivid eye lines.
- Fills in gap between eyelashes
- Waterproof formula is strongly sweat-resistant, tear-resistant and sebum-resistant

Thoughts / Results:
The Koji liquid eyeliner is relatively hard to apply.  Its tip doesn't easily get soaked with the ink.  It's relatively hard to draw a winged eye with this liner.  The good thing about this product was the long-lasting effect it's formula has and pigmentation.  After a full day's worth of wearing this product, it doesn't smudge.  It takes quite some time rubbing to remove with cleansing oil.  When using plain simple water to remove this liner, it is noticeable that it's wearing off but not fading.  It has a great colour payoff.  But honestly, I wouldn't repurchase this product as it doesn't glide on properly.

Now onto the Sana liner.  It applies really well.  Glides on easily, and I can create a clear, clean winged eye.  Now the downside of this liner is its long-lasting effect.  It smudges.  The colour fades away.  So really, its waterproof formula doesn't hold up to what it claims.  By the end of day, I'd have panda eyes.  Now I can semi-prevent that the panda eyes if I lightly dust some translucent powder over top the liner after application in the morning.  It is easily removable using cleansing oil.

Cost: Koji Spring Heart Liquid Eyeliner ($ 8.40 USD); Sana Super Quick Eyeliner EX ($ 11.20 USD)

Product: Koji Spring Heart Liquid Eyeliner and Sana Super Quick Eyeliner EX
Rating: 2 / 5 (Koji) and 4 / 5 (Sana)

- long lasting

- Glides on easily
- Fine felt tip
- Easy to manipulate

- Product does not get to the tip
- Hard to draw fine lines
- Hard to manipulate

- Not resistant to sweat and water
- Smudges throughout the day

Thin line drawn with each liner using the felt tips: Sana (Top) and Koji (Bottom)

3 strokes of each liner: Sana Super Quick Eyeliner EX (top) and Koji Spring Heart Liquid liner (bottom)
Soaked with water

Rubbed off with water

Rubbed with cleansing oil

After the use of water, rubbing and cleansing oil. Sana liner has faded but Koji liner is still intact with sign of wearing off.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Review: OMI Solanoveil SPF 50+ PA+++ White UV Cut Lotion Suncare

Comparatively speaking, I much prefer this OMI Solanoveil suncare product than the Shiseido sunscreen.  It's not only the price I'm comparing but the after-feel texture, it has a non-greasy formula which makes me choose this over the Shiseido sun protection lotion.  In addition, this OMI Solanoveil suncare has a prominent whitening effect.  For its price and effects, this product is worth trying.

The scent: None

Consistency: Very watery.

Application:  Apply after your daily morning skincare routine.  Rub approximately quarter-sized of the product on your palms and then apply over your facial skin.  Let it settle on your skin for a few minutes before applying on your makeup base or primer.

Packaging:  A 40mL bottle.  It's got a piping nozzle which makes it a bit easier to control how much product you want.

What it claims:
- Has a moisturizing relief effect that helps protect skin from UV rays and nourishes skin at the same time
- Non-greasy texture and easy to glide-on
- Waterproof and sweatproof
- Improves large pores and dull skin tone, giving you a natural sheen
- Weak acidity, no colorant
- For sensitive skin
- Can be used as make-up base

Thoughts / Results:
This really is a great product.  It's scent-free, meaning there's no sunscreen scent which I love.  Its whitening effects are visible after 5 minutes of application.  It's got a non-greasy formula, unlike the Shiseido sunscreen that bothers me.  The product does glide right on to my skin and blends in so well.  I haven't tried using it as a make-up base alone, I usually apply my regular foundation primer over the sunscreen and it works well.  As for the quantity you get from this product, it only has 40 mL but it's lasted me at least 6 months.  I guess they give so little product because it has to be kept fresh.  Honestly, for the price and quality of this product, it's definitely worth a try.  Plus, it's got a high SPF.

Cost: $7.10 USD

Product: OMI Solanoveil SPF 50+ PA+++ White UV Cut Lotion
Rating: 5 / 5

- Unlike the Shiseido sunscreen, this product is actually fragrance-free, not even that typical sunscreen scent.
- Great price
- Great moisturizing and whitening effects
- High SPF
- Product is not wasted at the nozzle tip like the Shiseido sunscreen packaging.

- None that I can think of.
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