Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oceanic Pick Up Line from Harajuku Hunnies

I forget how I came across the website for Harajuku Hunnies, but I wish it hadn't happened.

packaging & ingredients list
look at how pretty that blue looks in the pot!
for size comparison

I'm all about supporting 'indie' makeup brands, but Harajuku Hunnies just doesn't cut it for me. The gel liner was a lot smaller than I was expecting it to be, which isn't too important, but the product itself is not very pigmented. (I actually think the packaging is kind of cute.) Initially, I saw a few swatches in other online reviews and the color of gel liners looked so pigmented, so I didn't mind the price and the lack of a return policy.

The official description:
"Bright, bold blue with shimmer. Great as a liner to give you a striking flash of color. Use with a flat brush and it doubles as a shadow or a base to grip eyeshadows! As if that isn't enough, it's also extremely long-wearing, smudge-proof, and water resistant... Woooo hunny!"
swatched very heavily
zoomed in

The gel liner felt dried out and it took a lot of layering just to get a barely decent swatch of it. The color is nice, but it's not worth the lack of pigmentation. I was not impressed. I don't like the site either. It is hard to navigate and doesn't have a very professional feel to it at all. (I should've took that as a sign.. ̄﹁ ̄||) Oceanic was 9.50$ plus shipping, making it 15$ for a eyeliner that does not perform well. I'm so glad I didn't get anything else. Trying this eyeliner makes me no longer interested in any of their other products.

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