Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review: Be a Bombshell Eye Liner in Onyx

Hi everyone! Today I'll be reviewing a product I received in my Ipsy Glam Bag from October: the Be a Bombshell Eye Liner in Onyx (.1 fl oz ~ $14)

For those who don't know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription service, in which you receive 4-5 deluxe sample or full-sized products a month. You take a quiz when you sign up and supposedly they try to cater to your features (hair, eyes, skin, etc.) but I'm not totally sure if that actually happens. Michelle Phan, a YouTube beauty guru, is a co-founder. Overall, I like it. Like any subscription service, there are good months and bad months, but I have discovered enough good products to stick with it through the bad times. It's $10/month and it's shipped right to your door, and you get a cute reusable cosmetic bag each month in which the products come. It's a fun thing to look forward to each month. To sign up, you can go here. I am not affiliated with this link and (unfortunately) I do not get anything if you sign up. I really wish they would start a loyalty program like Birchbox [which I am not a part of], but I guess they're not popular enough yet. 

I have a love-hate relationship with this eyeliner. It's a black marker tip eyeliner with great pigmentation. It dries right away and will not budge (besides the small amount of bleeding upon application that I experienced). It doesn't need sharpening or twisting. You can get a relatively thin line, and it's very easy to get a thick line. However, getting a "thin" line (not as thin as I would like) is almost painful. Unlike a felt or brush tip, this marker tip is almost painful to apply head-on if you want to get said thin line. If you go at it from the side, you wind up unintentionally coating your lower lid in black. Some people have said it glides across their skin, but the marker tends to stick to my skin, so making a cat eye or any sort of winged look is nearly impossible. Also, on the minor side of issues: the tube is kind of thick, making it a little awkward to apply.

If you're interested in trying this product, it can be purchased here for $14 (.1 fl oz) plus a $2 shipping fee. You can either purchase a $50 "Look" kit (ex. Sealed With a Kiss) that includes a full face of makeup products, or you can buy products individually. Will I be repurchasing this product? Most likely not. I know of eyeliners that are cheaper, that can give me a thinner line, and that don't hurt to apply! But I think it's worth a try, if you're interested.

Disclaimer: This product was purchased with my own money. I am in no way being compensated for this review (I wish I was, though!)