Place bought: Metro Department Store
I have been wanting to try this eyeliner from Nichido but it is just a bit pricey compared to other local brands; but Nichido has other waterproof eyeliners that is cheaper than this but the label "mineral" caught my eyes so I decided to go for this one. Another reason is that I swatched it at the counter together with the other waterproof eyeliners, this didn't come off when I rubbed it.
Enough with my story telling about how I ended up getting this. It promises---well, it's imprinted, that it is waterproof and allergy tested. About the silica, mica and oxide, I have something to share with you about it. I just googled this stuff so please read if you want. Just click on the text if you want to be redirected to what site I got it.
- Silica- is a mineral found naturally in sandstone, clay, and granite, as well as in parts of plants and animals, and is used as a versatile ingredient in the cosmetics and skin care industry because of its ability to serve as a an abrasive, anticaking agent, bulking agent, opacifying agent and suspending agent. However, it is most often seen as an absorbant, because of its ability to absorb moisture and sweat, according to CosmeticsCop.com and CosmeticsInfo.org. Silica is seen in many make up formulas because its spherical particles not only absorb sweat and oil, but prevent light reflection, and improve spreadability. Silica is also used as an ingredient in powder perfume because the porous spheres can deliver fragrance over a long period of time (ChemistryQuestion.com).
- Mica- is a silicate mineral used in cosmetics for its brilliant or shimmering appearance, according to Wikipedia. The word "mica" is actually thought to be derived from the Latin word "micare," meaning "to glitter." It is mined in thin sheets and is usually found in blue or green hues, although iron oxides are often added to create a brilliant range of bright colors.Although many minerals are used as pigments in cosmetics, Mica's sheer, translucent and skin-hugging properties make it a popular ingredient in mineral powders. Mica powder reflects light from the face because of its glittering or shimmering properties, and can create the illusion of a smoother, softer and more radiant skin tone (Source). It is also seen in a variety of other cosmetics (nail polishes, lip glosses) as an iridescent, reflective ingredient in formulas.
- Zinc oxide-
Zinc oxide is used as a bulking agent and a colorant. In OTC drug products, it is used as a skin protectant and a sunscreen agent. Zinc Oxide is nearly insoluble in water, but soluble in acids and bases.
I have used it up a bit before I got the product shots. It's not ugly, it's not just sharpen or whatever but the camera makes it look pretty.
|(1x stoke, 2x stokes, endlesssss strokes)|
|My wrist is still damp in this photo|
Wiped it with "good morning" face towel---doih, do I have to mention I wiped it with a "good morning" towel? hahaha Anyhoo, there was some rubbing(this sounds so wrong) after wiping my wrist to dry and as you can see in the photo, it is nearly gone.
- Pure matte black
- Super waterproof
- Glides smoothly on the waterline
- None that I could think of