Thursday 17 June 2021


England, UK
Kiko cosmetics lip pencil review - the best affordable lip liners.

If you are looking for good quality and affordable lip liners then you've clicked on the right post! Over the years I have spent hundreds of pounds on lip liners (I would be going into thousands if I mentioned lipsticks 😳), and I can confidently say that I've found the best liners out there for a very affordable price of just £2.99. 
I understand that if you're on a tight budget or don't have much disposable income that you will be seeking the cheapest products out there, but you must be aware of the actual ingredients of the products and their performance - hence why I think that Kiko Milano's Smart Fusion Lip Pencils are 100% worth more than what they are!

Sunday 5 April 2015

Review || Essence Eye and Lip Liners

Hey beauties!
Who hasn't heard of Essence before? Because, oh boy, are you missing out big time or what! The products are available to buy at Wilko's in UK, I'm not too sure about other countries but I bet you can buy the products somewhere online. I adore their products. They are very good quality and very affordable! I would say I prefer this brand to MUA by far.
l-r we have three double sided kajal pencils in 15 Soul&Mate, 14 Toffee&Sweets, 01 Black&White. And t-b three lipliners in 12 Wish me a Rose, 05 Soft Berry, 07 Cute Pink.
The kajal pencils are very soft in touch and the application is very easy as they glide on along the eyelid or waterline. As you can see I have used a lot of the white half as I use it on my waterline to make my eyes look slightly bigger, not like they need to look nay bigger haha! I use the black pencil for my upper waterline and a bit along the lash line for the feline effect. I've only used the other two pencils once or twice to try out but I'm sure I'll be using them more often this Spring/Summer as they would look great with a tan.
Here are the pencils swatched on my arm, as you can see they are very pigmented and lovely colours which will suit any skin tone, even the pale me!
Those lipliners are my all time favourites and I use them nearly every day - obviously one at a time. My favourite has to be Soft Berry (middle) as I love a dark outline with my MAC Brave lipstick. It makes my lips not only look fuller but also more stylish and ombre.
Here are swatches of the liners on my arm. As you can see they are very pigmented and soft in touch. I would say these are a definite 10/10 not only for the price but also for the amazing quality of the product.

Have you tried any of the Essence pencils? Which ones are your favourite?

Lots of love,
Maya xo
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