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Friday, December 7, 2012

Review : Stila Waterproof Eyeliner in Stargazer

First of all, I would to sincerely apologize to Ms. Suyen for not posting this review as soon as I received this. But of course, I wanted to thank her for being so kind and understanding. And to all of you guys, I told ya last 2 weeks that I'll be posting this review just after I finished the lipstick reviews, but it took me so long to post this because I am not able to buy new camera. Thankfully, last night, my "kakarag-karag" camera works again and I grab the opportunity to take picture of this product so I can finally state my thought and write my review about it.

Anyway, you all know that I am a thrifty person, so I don't usually buy eyeliner which will cost me more than 100 pesos. But I still have the curiosity and "lust" on expensive brands like Urban Decay, Stila, MAC and etc. Fortunately, I had the chance to try one of the amazing product from STILA.

As I mentioned on this post, I was chosen as the "Guest Blogger" of House of Flair for the month of November. So, HOF immediately sent this product to me the day after it announced the blogger of the month:

If there is one thing that I cannot forget in my daily routine, that is "Eyeliner". Why? Because I don't have the tantalizing eyes. I have chinky and boring eyes, so eyeliner is,well my Hero. It brightens up my eyes and needless to say, it truly change my look. I feel confident and pretty "wink*wink*" with eyeliner and bold lipstick! But upon using cheap eyeliners in the market, honestly, I haven't met the perfect one. Does Stila eyeliner  will win my heart despite of being an imported product? Keep on reading below and see what's special about this eyeliner.

Here is Stila Smudge Proof Waterproof Eyeliner. This is actually comes in a set called "Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Set" for $32 but you can buy it individually at House of Flair. It comes with 5 different colors:
  • stargazer (black with gold and silver pearl)
  • angelfish (metallic pewter)
  • tetra (deep shimmery purple)
  • moray (golden olive shimmer)
  • oscar fish (warm brown with gold pearl)

It is said to be "perfect for any day or evening holiday look,waterproof and long-wearing shade in a propel pencil won’t smudge, budge or fade through holiday cheer or seasonal weather." 

Hmm, sounds promising right? Let's see later on my swatch test if it really is smudge and water proof.

The product information was labeled on the eyeliner.

Ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Nylon-12, C20-40 Alcohols, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, May Contain (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470).

I really love the pencil packaging, it also has glitters on which is also of the same glitters on the actual product. The pencil itself looks sosy. hehe
It is a retractable pencil so it's easier for me to control the product.

So here's the swatches on my skin:

I just lightly swatch the liner on my skin, so you can see how pigmented the liner is.

On macro shot, you can see the gold and silver shimmers. But if you don't like shimmers, fret not because it doesn't actually shows when applied on eyelids.

The moment of truth, here is the water test:

Take note that I hardly rubbed the eyeliner to see how smudge proof it is. See the pictures below and let it do the talking:

As you can see, my skin turns red, it only shows that I truly rubbed my skin hard! Lol! :D

And again, I put my arm under running water and rubbed it until 20 rubbed.

Tortured arm? lol. Grabe, it is really hard to remove. So, are you convince that this is really waterproof and smudge proof? If you aren't convinced yet, then here's another picture:

I applied this on the said time. After 9 hours at the office, I ate dinner and haven't washed my face yet, here it is on:

*10:13 PM

Almost 14 hours had been passed and you can see that the eyeliner is still on my eyelid with just minimal fading. And yes, fyi I have oily face and eyelids. It looks like it will stay good even after 20 hours!

Yes! I still recommend this product despite of it's availability. I know it will cost you $32 if you will buy this on Stila as set, but don't be sad because you can buy this at House of Flair in super affordable price and individually. And also, I really like the product not because it was given to me free, but the real thing is that it is one of the best eyeliner I ever had. I am really snob when it comes to expensive makeup but shelling out P400+ for this eyeliner is really worth it.

Do you want to try this eyeliner? Or would you like to order imported makeup or anything from the US but afraid of paying "High Shipping Fee's"? Oh, I felt the same way too, but fret not because House of Flair is to the rescue! (I sound corny, sorry!).

You can pre-order anything from the US (except for food and electronics) like imported cosmetics (UD,Stila,Nyx,MAC and everything else) books, magazines, collector's or limited items (i.e. Hello Kitty products), shoes, bags, clothes, home items (such as kitchen utensils & candles) children's toys etc.

As a matter of fact, House of Flair ships all orders for free nationwide at no minimum order amount. Actually, I already tried it to myself, you can read my experience on "My First US online shopping through House of Flair HERE. Believe me, House of Flair is a trusted online store, plus Ms.Suyen (the person behind HOF) is very approachable and kind. I already tested it since I am very "makulit" upon my first transaction with her, but she is very patient in answering all of my queries.

Wanna know more about House of Flair, check the links below:

Will you ever try this eyeliner?
What can you say about it?
Let me know through your comments.

Thanks for reading!

*The opinions expressed here represent my own observation and honest review towards the said product. The product was sent to me by House of Flair for review purposes.


  1. Hi sis! I like the swatch on your eyes! Too bad hindi ako mag eye liner masyado kasi hindi naman nakikita pag nag-open ako ng eyes. :(

    1. Thanks sis! Minsan lang kasi ako magpost ng eyes ko. Hehe pero everyday eyeliner talaga ko :)

  2. Nice that it's smudge proof! I might check this out. :)

    1. Yes, try it! And you can try the other colors too! Let me know if you have this na!

  3. wow/! looks like a great liner, i think I can find this in Rustans but it may be quite expensive..

    1. Hey sis, you can check it on House of Flair or you can pre-order there :)

  4. im loving the eyeliner and it looks nice on you! Pero I would not splurge that much for just an eyeliner, hehe! Sold na ako sa Ever bilena ko! ^_~

    1. You will surely like it sis! Worth it ang molah! Thanks for dropping by!

  5. The liner looks really good. Minsan hassle na maxado ang liquid and gel although they tend to be more pigmented. Does it work well on the waterline too?

    1. Yes, you are right. This one is very easy to apply! And yes, you can use this on your waterline and for tight lining too!

  6. Waterproof Eyeliners are the right products and tools you need to make yourself look as great as you want.


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