11.03.2012

u.m.a. gel eyeliner review...

...or: my first experiences with a gel eyeliner...

Hey sweeties -

- I use eyeliner pretty much - especially black liquid eyeliner. But I never tried a gel eyeliner before. 
When I was shopping with Pat on Friday, I stopped by an u.m.a. counter at a supermarket (you can get u.m.a. in german supermarkets like real, Kaufhof or Woolworth) - I love the products by u.m.a., they are very low in price but the quality is quite good. 
Without thinking too much I tossed the gel eyeliner and the compatible brush into my cart to try them at home - and I was pleasantly surprised.


The texture is very nice and creamy, but not too thin, the black is deep and well covering 
...and with the help of the brush, you can draw clean lines - I often have trouble with hard and inflexible brushes of liquid eyeliners - I prefer long and flexible brushes. But the brush is very easy to handle and drawing a line is easy and fast. The synthetic bristles are slightly tapered so that drawing thin and thick lines easily. The brush as itself is soft and don't stings on the sensitive eyelid.
some lines on my arm... with one layer... and without primer
The color itself is very longlasting - when I tried to wash off the lines on my arm, it comes to light, that the gel eyeliner is very waterproof - great! I searched for a good waterproof eyeliner to can go swimming with painted eyebrows (I am one of these eyebrow-amputated goth-chicks ^^).

 (sorry for the bad quality of the pics) -.-'

Hope you liked my little review!
Wish you all a great start into the new week!

Hugs 'n' Kisses
yours 
Meeow

a beauty tag...

I found this tag at justinerawr's pretty blog....

SKINCARE -
How many times do you wash your face daily?

I wash it in the morning while taking a shower and in the evening before bedtime :)

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
 
i have very oily skin... i hate it... although i have no wrinkles caused by this oily skin

What is your current facial wash?

I use Balea young soft+care washing gel -  i like the fresh feeling on my skin

Do you exfoliate?
 
only on my face - rarely the whole body

What brand do you use?

I use the washing gel from Balea and soap+glory "the fab pore" from time to time - sometimes for my body a sugar scrub from Lush

What moisturizer do you use?

actually SantaVerde aloe vera creme and Venus moisturizing cream

Do you have freckles?
 
no... but i think they are soooo beautiful :)

Do you use eye cream?
 
no - very rarely - even if i have the eyecream from Benefit... i forget it the most time

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

I had - when I was teen I had a heavily acne problem

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
 
when i was a teen , yes


MAKE-UP

What foundation do you use? 
sometimes I use a foundation from P2 professionals

How about concealer?
 
I cannot live without my KIKO concealer :D (I have it as a solid and as a liquid pencil and I love them!)

Do you know your undertone color?

I have an light olive undertone

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I love them and I have a lot of them - but I don't use them on working days - I need a fast makeup from Monday to Friday :D

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
 
I know but sometimes I use it for more than 3 months - the Benefit Bad Gal mascara is too expensive ... ^^

What brand of mascara do you use?

I use Benefit Bad Gal and P2 lash bomb - but I am always in search of the perfect mascara

Sephora or MAC?
 
I love MAC !

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
 
nope

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
 
sponge, applicators, brushes, Q-Tips

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
 
Yes... I use it always!

For the face?
 
no but I had some samples that opened my eyes for a face primer, I think I will buy one as soon as possible

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

I love it smokey and colorful - but for work i prefer white, black, grey-violet and grey shades...

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
 
I prefer liquid and gel eyeliner

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
 
not very often :D

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
 
I love them but I always have trouble with the fall-out

Do you use mineral makeup?
 
I use mineral powder and I love it

What is your favorite lipstick?

actually Nyx "Chaos" - I love classic red lips

How about lipgloss?
 
I love the lime crime carousel glosses - my favorite is candy apple

What is your favorite blush to use?
 
I rarely use blush - but sometimes I use Benetint from Benefit


Do you buy your makeup on ebay? 
nope - never...

Do you like drugstore makeup?
 
oh sure - I love P2 and essence!

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
 
I've never been there

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
 
no i think i don't need that

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

I don't think so - but sometimes I have a bad eyebrow day :D

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
 
orange borders on the neckline... and too dark makeup

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
 
I like it colorful ^^

Which celebrity always has great make up?

Dita von Teese - she always looks gorgeous

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
my black eyebrowpencil!!!!!

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

nope - and if I need to leave without, I would wear big sunglasses (without eyebrows you always look like a little alien :D )

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
 
hmmm... a good looking alien ^^

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

thats a hard question... I think its MAC... although I adore sugarpill, Sleek and Benefit

What do you think of Makeup??
 
I love it and I love to express myself with it - it's more than just a beauty thing - it's art!


I don't tag anyone - feel free to answer these questions :)

Hugs & Kisses
yours
Meeow