Makeup Minis Vol.26

Makeup Minis Vol.26
ABOUT MAKEUP MINI SERIES
Makeup Minis is where I feature deluxe samples I received with my online and/or in-store purchases. I'll give you a short description of the product, my initial impression and whether I plan to purchase a full-sized version. I am only listing 3 items per volume to keep the post short and fun! :)

Lancôme Energie de Vie The Cleansing Oil

Lancôme
Energie de Vie The Cleansing Oil

Gotta love the fresh, floral-herbal scent of this one! This is a good and effective cleansing oil; it removes every trace of makeup from the skin including long-wear and waterproof product. It may require a little more time to dissolve waterproof mascara but for everything else, it gets rid of everything in a flash once you add water. It doesn't emulsify as well as my other cleansing oils, though, but it still gets the job done just as effectively. No stinging, no irritation, no stripping, only a clean, adequately moisturized skin afterwards!

Full-sized purchase?
Definitely!

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancôme
Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

It's true that it has a color intensity of a liquid liner and an ease of application of a pencil. The texture feels like a mix of liquid-gel-pencil to me so it glides on smoothly without skipping. The formula sets quickly and stays put on the lash line (and tightline) without transferring or smudging. However, it doesn't have any lasting power on the waterline even after I run a Q-tip along the line first. It would flake within an hour. It also doesn't layer well there as the top layer would move the underneath layer resulting in a patchy line.

Full-sized purchase?
Afraid not!

Beautyblender Liquid Blendercleanser

Beautyblender
Liquid Blendercleanser

In addition to the Blendercleanser Solid, I have also been using this liquid version interchangeably. This is an excellent Beautyblender as well as makeup brush cleanser as it dissolves the makeup gunk (old or new) from the sponge/bristles quickly and effectively. It lathers well and does not dry out the sponge or brush hair over time. In fact, it conditions them and keep them soft afterwards. It has a distinct scent to it that I wasn't too crazy about in the beginning but now I've become used to it and it hardly bothers me anymore.

Full-sized purchase?
Several times already!

Purchase

Lancôme Energie de Vie The Cleansing Oil:
US$42 at Sephora

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner:
US$23 at Sephora

Beautyblender Liquid Blendercleanser:
US$18 at Sephora

Lancôme Energie de Vie The Cleansing Oil:
At Lancôme counters

Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner:
At Lancôme counters

Beautyblender Liquid Blendercleanser:
N/A

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