Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Review: Tsuya-Tsuya Gel Eyeliner In Cedar Brown Shimmer - A Multi-Tasking Eye Product

Besides the Tsuya-Tsuya Long Lasting Mascara and Angel Eyes which I have reviewed, I also received Tsuya-Tsuya Gel Eyeliner in Cedar Brown Shimmer for review purpose.

When I got this product, the adventurous ME thought to myself....what can I use this gel eyeliner for, other than as an eyeliner, of course?

And I managed to come up with several ways to use this gel eyeliner.

Before that, let's get acquainted with the product first.

This gel eyeliner comes sealed with an aluminum foil to preserve its freshness, and prevention of it from drying up. *Thumbs up for this kind of packaging!
I have owned so many cream/gel eye products, and none of them, not even those from the higher-end luxury brands, comes with a seal!

This gel eyeliner comes in a set with a pointed eyeliner brush known as the Beauty Eye Pack. The size of the gel eyeliner is 4g. The Beauty Eye Pack retails for RM79.

Some words on the product itself.....

Swatch of Cedar Brown Gel eyeliner, without flash(top), and with flash(bottom)

Cedar Brown Shimmer gel eyeliner is a dark brown color with gold shimmer. Its texture is so light, smooth and soft and despite its shimmer, it doesn't feel gritty to the touch. The product glides on smoothly on my lids when applied with the pointed eyeliner brush provided, without any clumping. Although it is long-wearing and waterproof, it doesn't dry on my lids so quickly, hence giving me time to blend/smudge it the way I want. And because of its light texture, I don't feel like there's anything on my lids after application, which is good should you want to layer it.

Some words on the brush.....

The pointed eyeliner brush comes with a cover which can double up as a long handle for the brush. The bristle of the brush is made of synthetic material, and feels soft to the touch, but at the same time, is stiff enough to draw a fine line on my upper eyelids. The small slender size of the brush makes it easy to draw a fine line, but when I want to apply a thicker line, I need to sort of layer it on.

And the ways to use this product......

So, in total, I managed to come up with 6 different ways to use this gel eyeliner, from just being an eyeliner to the use as an eyeshadow and/base.

Let's take a look.............

As an eyeliner

Just 1 swipe of the brush with the eyeliner on the upper lashline.

As an eyeliner, but winged

Drawn the same way as above, but extended on the outer corner of the eye to create a winged liner look.

As a thick liner

Several swipes and layered to get a thicker line.

To line the lower lashline

To line the lower lashline from the outer corner of the eye inward. In the photo above, I did it with just one swipe across the lower lashline. The soft and smooth texture of the liner coupled with the softness of the slightly stiff bristle of the brush allow for the ease of application in just a stroke.

As a base for MAC Gilt By Association Mineralize eyeshadow

Using the gel liner as a base: I applied MAC Gilt By Association with a small shadow brush over the gel liner, and gently blending it upward to create a soft smoky look.

As an eyeshadow; toned down with a light-colored eyeshadow

In the past, I had tried using pencil eyeliners as eyeshadows. You can read it here and here.
So, I thought to myself why not try using this too?
But since this is quite a dark color (see top left photo), I decided to try using a light-colored eyeshadow over the dark brown color, to tone it down (perhaps for a day look).

Photos #1 and #1A: I applied Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow #10 Ivory Box (a shimmery white-cream shade) over the liner and blended it all the way upward to the brow bone (as a highlight). It tones down the dark brown color and also acts as a highlight.

Photo #2: Taken under natural daylight.

So, what do you think of these looks? Isn't it something that a simple shimmery gel eyeliner can be used in so many different ways? Speaking of multi-tasking, and value for money!!!

I wore the above different looks on different days under different environmental conditions of heat, rain and humidity, and the color was just as fresh at the end of the day as I had applied it initially. No fading and no smudging at the end of the day! And the shimmer remains as shimmery!

And as easy to apply as it is, it is equally easy to remove by an eye makeup remover for waterproof makeup. Just saturate a cotton pad with it and a few swipes, everything comes off.

Actually, there are still many ways which you can use this product. Just need to let your imagination stretched a bit, coupled with loads of adventure and start your experiment!!!

Tsuya-Tsuya will be at the Beauty & Spa Show 2009 this weekend (27-29th November 2009) at Midvalley. Click here for more information.

For more product information, please visit Tsuya-Tsuya website.


Anonymous said...

maybe i will conside this.....since my lovely stila PHENG LENG CENG no more......but hor...the price abit high lei compare to BB or MAC.......1 thing might be win is da foil wrap...prevent it dried out fast lor......my stila can use almost 1 year orlesser like 10 months liddat...this one duno will last how long.....kekekke....good idea use as base....for e/s...bcus the other day hor....got 1 shemale work at bodyshop one teach me how to use their liquid eyeliner as eyeshadow base.....wah si bei....leng can believe it......but the e/s she use on top is call duno simi simi "intensifiying" <-----aga2 liddat spell.....maybe u shud go check lor von....when u free la....i go one is klcc bodyshop....btw i work near klcc now kekekke...menara UOA jln pinang there.....

tutu J

Vonvon said...

Hi tutu,

Considering that it comes with a brush (of quite good quality), I think the price is quite reasonable.

Wow, you really finish up your smudge pot real fast! Thanks for sharing about the Body Shop shadow. Will go check it out, may be with my little girl.;) She likes to visit The Body Shop.

We can meet for lunch at KLCC sometimes, now that your work place is so near there. :)

Anonymous said...

yalor.....if wan can sms me lor my cilaka ofis not allow surf net/facebook/blogspot lei.....so after work oni i can lor.....sibei wana faint....>_<""......hope we all WIN MIU meow contest so all go become humsup kitten in 1U kekekkeke...u got join or not???

tutu J

Vonvon said...

Hi tutu,

Sure, will sms you sometimes. NO, not joining that.

Anonymous said...

hi vonvon,

where can i get tsuya tsuya cosmetics in kl/s'gor?


Vonvon said...

Hi Aisha,

Thank you for the comment.

You can get Tsuya-Tsuya cosmetics in Watsons stores.