Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Beauty Review :: Natio Smooth Eyeliner in Black

I've been looking for a new eyeliner for a while now, I've been using Australis for years. I like it, but sometimes it feels like it's too runny. When I first started buying it, it cost around $11 NZD, now it's $17.50 NZD!

Last weekend there was a sale on at Farmer's, so I bought the Natio smooth eyeliner in black for $16.50 down from $20.

I like Natio's products. I use the mineral liquid foundation most days. However, I have used their mineral foundation pwder which was far too glittery and shiny.

I had high hopes for this eyeliner, unfortunately, I have not found my new favourite eyeliner. For the top lash line/eyelid it applies fine. The only problem I have is on the lower lash line is looks a bit clumpy and doesnt apply smoothly (despite it's name). It's also hard to smudge/blend.



The good points about this eyeliner is that it's much longer than the Australis one, meaining it will last longer. I also find I don't need to sharpen it as much. It stays on better without running/getting clumps in the inner corner of my eye (so annoying!).

I prefer eyeliner pencils than retractable/liquid eyeliner. Do you have any recommendations for me to try next time? What do you think of Natio products?

8 comments:

  1. I use Australis too, I find it good but it has to be sharpened mine is so tiny I need a new one and I'd love to try a new brand. If you wanted to try liquid eyeliner for the top lashes I like the Rimmel liquid liner but I'd never use it on the bottom yuck! I've also used Milani liquid eyeliner which is also good but I'm not sure if you can get it in Aus/Nz I got it in the US and it was only 6 bucks so I'd recommend ebay or something? :)

    xo

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  2. Thanks!

    Not a fan of buying off ebay (NZ's version is TradeMe), too much hassle!

    I have liquid eyeliner, but really don't like it. I'll keep an eye out for pencil eyeliners to try. But right now Australis is winning over Natio!

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  3. Yes, I'll have to have a lurk around and find a different eyeliner pencil and I'll let you know. I'm not very keen on spending a lot though considering drug store products are actually better sometimes! xx

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  4. Thanks for the review!! I honestly haven't tried any Natio products!! I have also been on the hunt for a good pencil eyeliner, but right now I just resort to using liquid on the top lash, and getting a slanted brush and using eyeshadow on my bottom lash!

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  5. I use the Natio mineral foundation powder most days and I love it! Did you really find it glittery and shiny because mine is really matte... Otherwise I also have their make up primer (which I like OK but as it's only my second primer, I'm still too much of a primer noob to critique it) and this nude lip, cheek and eye tint palette that I quite like :)

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  6. I also awarded you the best blog award! x

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  7. We've awarded you a blog award, I hope you can check it out lovely!

    xo

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  8. @lilidonna Maybe my powder was a different one than the one you use, because mine was very shimmery, and that's why I didn't like it (actually ended up throwing it away). The liquid foundation is the best I have used in a long time though.

    @Hannah Michelle thanks for the blog award! I might have to start doing the eyeshadow on the bottom lash too!

    @crosswire dreamers thanks so much for the award!

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