September 26, 2014

Beauty Declutter: Eyeliners and Eyeshadow Primers

For the finale of my beauty clutter series for this year, I want to share some brief thoughts about the eyeliners and eyeshadow primers that I am getting rid of.

[Top-Down]/[Left-Right]: Rimmel Waterproof Gel Eyeliner (Blackest Black), Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner, Catrice Kohl Kajal (Ultra Black), NYX Retractable Eyeliner (Silky Cashmere), Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (1999), Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Primer, Soap & Glory It's About Prime Eyeshadow Underbase (Bright Light)

I usually prefer one eyeliner over another for the same reasons, so from here on, things may sound a little repetitive.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner (Blackest Black)

This gel eyeliner is really convenient with a built-in brush applicator. The formula is really smooth and sets slightly matte. It is not waterproof nor is it long lasting on me. I think Rimmel has repackaged this product with a regular size brush and I don't know whether the formula has changed as well. This eyeliner retails for $5-6.

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner [Original Review Here]
The formula is on the dry side and does not wear well. I haven't worn it much since my last review, so my opinion stayed the same. I don't like it and I would not purchase the full size.

Catrice Kohl Kajal (Ultra Black) [Original Review Here]
As I said before, this eyeliner applies smoothly and can be built up to an intense black color. I think this eyeliner has good value for under €2, but I wouldn't choose it over other black eyeliners that I own.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (1999)

This eyeliner is so creamy and smooth. The shimmers tend to transfer beneath my eyes even though the base color does not. I don't reach for it often enough to keep it around. I believe this shade has been discontinued.

NYX Retractable Eyeliner (Silky Cashmere)

I purchased this eyeliner at IMATS London 2013 [Read Here]. I don't notice any smudging at the end of the day, perhaps because the color is subtle. The color also works as an all-over-lid color. Since I can create a similar effect with eyeshadow, there is no point for me to keep this eyeliner around. There are many shades in this eyeliner range and they retail for $4-5.

Rimmel Exaggerate Undercover Shadow Base [Original Review Here]
The more I use this, the less I like it. As from the paper swatch, the formula has a watery consistency and a slight iridescent finish. I don't think it adds any value to the wear time or appearance of my eyeshadows. I used this eyeshadow primer for several months and I don't want to put up with it anymore. This retails for $4-5, but I do not recommend this product at all.

Soap & Glory It's About Prime [Original Review Here]
I have had this primer for a while and it is near the end of its open-after life. This is a shimmery primer, so it is wonderful for adding dimension with a sheer wash of eyeshadow. I don't think I would purchase it again since I prefer a universal primer to use for both matte and shimmery looks. This retails for £8.

I throw out mascaras after 3-6 months and I usually don't keep base products that don't work for me. Thus this is the end of my beauty decluttering for this year!

Have you gotten rid of any products lately?


  1. Inspiring, thank you for sharing! I need to declutter my eyeliner pencils - I don't use them enough, and I only have about 10 lip liner pencils and I'd love to get my eyeliners down to about that :)

    1. Go for it, the ones you choose to keep are the true gems!