17/01/2012

Exploring Greek brands: the lip liners. Which one is the best?


In keeping with supporting Greek brands, here's part 3 of my attempt on mapping out some possible gems among makeup brands like Erre Due, Seventeen and Radiant; you can also have a look at part 1 and part 2.

This time, I'll be reviewing 3 best-seller lip liners that I specifically picked out from each aforementioned greek brand, so as to be fair and show some love to all ;)



The candidates are:
Seventeen Supersmooth Waterproof lip liner, #14 Pure Red
Radiant Softline Waterproof lip pencil, #06 Salmon
Erre Due Silky lip pencil, #64

I'll go through each shade separately, starting with my personal favourite:

Radiant Softline Waterproof lip pencil, #06 Salmon
It's not an exaggeration to say that you need this in your collection! This lip liner has the most beautiful pink-to-coral shade, which looks bright on the lips but is oh so wearable! It can be worn on its own or blended in with a pale lipstick like Creme d' Nude for a more pastel finish. The texture is soft, smudgeable and pretty long-lasting. <3 <3 <3 it!!!

Seventeen Supersmooth Waterproof lip liner, #14 Pure Red
A classic red shade. If lining your lips is not your thing, you simply cannot ignore it when it comes to shaping the perfect red pout- been there with Russian Red! The good thing is that this particular lip liner seems to match both warm- and cool-toned red lipsticks. Texture-wise, it's identical to the Radiant lip pencil- quality is excellent.

Erre Due Silky lip pencil, #64
This is your usual pink shade that is close to the lips' natural colour. It works with so many lipsticks and I do like it, but here's the thing: as it's slightly more creamy than the previous two, it's not as long-lasting and it also swatches a tad shiny, thus making it impossible to "cheat" and outdraw your lips to make them fuller. Still, it's the best formula for beginners ;)

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All in all, these are lovely lip liners of excellent quality- and for once, I find their price tag matches the brands' "affordable" orientation (around 5-6E each). I'm very satisfied with all three purchases and would urge you to check these out if you're in need of a lip liner. In fact, I don't think I'll be browsing into other brands for my lip liners from now on!

   Swatches from left to right: Radiant, Erre Due, Seventeen
   The pic doesn't do justice to the gorgeous Radiant pencil!

Now, to conclude with the question on this post's title,
which one performs the best?

Well, I could never be 100% sure about this, but I have a strong feeling that all three lip liners are made by the same factory in Germany!
Ιn other words, excluding the ever so slight creaminess of the Erre Due lip pencil, the only difference between all three lip liners may lie into their colour range!

So there's no real winner between these- but if I had to put them into some kind of order, I'd say Radiant has the biggest (and most interesting) colour variety, the Seventeen lip liners have the prettiest packaging and the Erre Due Silky pencils are a great choice for begginers.

***All three lip liners share the new silicon-infused formula that is embedded in a plastic pencil, not wooden. For more info about this innovation and how lip liners are produced and marketed by makeup brands, you HAVE to read this article (if you haven't already):  http://beautyandthebullshit.blogspot.com/2011/03/pencil-pornication-sequel.html

So, where do you shop for your lip liners?
What's your opinion on greek makeup brands in general?

Evi   xx

44 comments:

  1. δεν εχω δοκιμασει τα αλλα δυο αλλα μου αρεσουν τα μολυβια της erre due. ειναι αρκετα μαλακα και οπως ειπες affordable!

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    1. Ναι τα Silky μολύβια της Erre Due είναι πάρα πολύ μαλακά! Και τα μολύβια ματιών, επίσης ;)

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  2. I have to admit it
    I don't use lip-liners
    But recently I've really thought about using for my really bold lipsticks (like red ones) and I 've found this really helpful

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    1. I'm glad this post helped you out in a way, hun! Seriously, these lip liners are amazing and it would be a shame not to prioritize them instead of other brands! xx

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  3. I love the Erre Due eye and lip pencils, their staying power is extraordinary and colours are toooo many!They're soft also.I just love them!

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    1. I can see the Erre Due lip pencils are pretty popular! Can't blame you, they're so comfortable to apply! xx

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    2. kainourgia kolpa sthn selida k egw h jan8ia dn briskw pou na pathsw gia na kanw comment , opote 8a pw ayta pou 8elw sto reply!
      me ta molybia xeiliwn dn polyasxoloume exw 2-3 oute jerw ti marka einai alla oute k pou ta foraw!loool
      gnk dn xrhsimopoiw sxedon pote entona kragion(h akoma k kragion ama 8es) opote...

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    3. Έλα! Είσαι δηλαδή του lipgloss? Εγώ από την άλλη τα λατρεύω τα κραγιόν! Άσε που με τα μολύβια κάνεις τα χείλη σου να φαίνονται μεγαλύτερα ;)

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    4. mou fainetai pws otan bazw kragion eimai san klooun!einai h synh8eia blepeis...oute lipgloss ua mporousa na pw pws xrhsimopoiw..gnk ena kragion gia megales ejodous!!loool

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    5. Α μου φαίνεται ότι ανήκεις στην εξαίρεση των εξαιρέσεων! Γιατί βρε έχεις πάρει με κακό μάτι τα κραγιόν; Από την άλλη, φαντάζομαι πόσα εξοικονομείς που δεν αγοράζεις κραγιόν/lipgloss, οπότε δε θα σε πείσω για το αντίθετο- καλά κάνεις κι απέχεις! χεχε

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  4. From greek lip pencils I only have one from Erre Due, the #61, which is the lightest one I could find from Erre Due, it's hard to find a good variety of lighter shades at lip pencils, but I'll check out Radiant too. Are they as soft as the Erre Due Silky ones?

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    1. I think I have that one too! I agree with you though, there's not much variety of lighter shades, that's a shame! Honestly, the Radiant pencils are nearly as soft as the Erre Due pencils- you couldn't even tell a difference! They're a dream to apply, promise ;)

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  5. I love Seventeen pencils,and Radiant has amazingo onew even for eyes!Thanks for the review -swatches hon!!

    xxxx

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    1. I know, I was amazed by the colour variety between the Radiant lip pencils! I remember there was even a frosty violet shade available- which I would never wear actually, but it's nice they added it in ;) xx

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  6. all three of them look good! I wear Rimmel because they have great lasting power and put it all over my lips to and make a matte lipstick =)

    http://samram1214.blogspot.com/

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    1. I haven't tried any Rimmer lip pencils, although I keep seeing them featured a lot on blogs and Youtube videos ;)

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  7. Την πούδρα της Seventeen (Natural Silky Compact Powder) και τη βάση της Radiant (Matt Finish)δεν τα αλλάζω με τίποτα! Όσο για μολύβια της Erre Due μου αρέσουν τα πολύ τα luxury. Πολύ μαλακά και ανθεκτικά!!!

    Μπράβο για την εγγραφή! Τέτοιες εποχές πρέπει να θυμόμαστε και να στηρίζουμε τα Ελληνικά προϊόντα.

    xxx Marie

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    1. Ααα, λες για τα Luxury μολύβια στη χρυσή συσκευασία; Πρέπει όντως να είναι καλύτερα από τα Silky της Erre Due! Χαίρομαι που έχεις δυο αγαπημένα προϊόντα από ελληνικές μάρκες, για μένα είναι καινούριες και τώρα τις ανακαλύπτω! xx

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  8. oh!!i got so excited when i saw your post!!i desperately need lip liners!!i've been using bold lipsticks recently (lets say that i didn't care about them 10months ago :))and i need liners because lipsticks always bleed on me and hate that!i'm going for the radiant one! btw erre due silky eye pencils are amazing!

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    1. Oh do try the Radiant lip pencils, they're amazing! Hint hint: when I bought the Mac Vegas Volt, the sales assistant offered me a dark brown lip pencil to match the lipstick- which at first I found so odd, but now it kind of makes sense! Just sayin', you know, in case you need a lip liner to match Vegas Volt, hehe ;)
      xx

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    2. haha...seems weird but i'll try it!afterall i only have 2 lipliners at the moment!a pink-nude and a brown one that had never seemed useful!!thanx :)

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  9. This really helped me love!! I was looking for some lip liners and didn't want to splurge on high end ones!and YAY for supporting greek brands!!! :) xx

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    1. Honestly luv, for me there's no need to browse around for good quality lip liners from other brands, these ones are amazing! Unless, of course, you're after an unusual shade that can only be found at pro makeup brands ;)
      xx

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  10. I'm looking forward to your part4, darling! Agree: Salmon is sweet and looks so good. More more more greek product reviews please! ;) Love from Hong Kong, Jacq. www.beautysketchbyjacq.com

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    1. Haha thank you Jacq! I'm doing my best to support greek brands, they do deserve some blog love- especially skincare brands like Korres and Apivita! xx

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  11. Εχω δοκιμασει τα lip pencils και απο τις 3 εταιρείες και συμφωνώ απόλυτα με ο,τι είπες! Μου φαινονται σχεδον ίδια , με τα Erre due να ειναι λίγο πιο κρεμώδη! Γενικά τείνω προς τα radiant γιατι εχουν πολύ ωραιες αποχρώσεις και η "συσκευασία" τους ειναι η αγαπημένη μου.Μου φαινονται πολύ "sleek"!

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    1. Χεχε ναι η συσκευασία των μολυβιών Radiant θυμίζει λίγο Mac! Κι εκτιμώ πάρα πολύ ότι έχουν ποικιλία στις αποχρώσεις τους, σε αντίθεση με τα Silky της Erre Due. Έχω την αμυδρή εντύπωση (μπορεί να κάνω και λάθος) ότι τα Radiant είναι ένα τσακ πιο πάνω σε ποιότητα από τα Seventeen και Erre Due ;) xx

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  12. the shades are pretty!

    http://maisecrets.blogspot.com/
    CMPang x

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    1. Glad you liked them, girl!

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  13. SIgh, I think I need to come to Greece just to do makeup shopping!

    My fave lip liners are from Urban Decay...they are are smooth as the UD eye liners and last all day.

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    1. Ahhhh the Urban Decay pencils, they must be fab!

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  14. απο erre due και seventeen εχω δοκιμασει τα μολυβια ματιων και εχω μεινει ευχαριστημενη αρκετα.
    Miss Starshiny

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    1. Κι εγώ θέλω να δοκιμάσω τα μολύβια ματιών τους! Γιατί αυτά που έχω από το Body Shop δε μου γέμισαν το μάτι ;)

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  15. Great review!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  16. ...T erre due einai kata tin gnomi mou makran ta kalitera...!!!tha sou proteina na prosexeis ligo me tin seventeen gt egw apo molivi xeilion emfanisa erpi...:D
    xoxo
    …All in Style…!

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    1. Όχι! Σοβαρά, μπορείς να πάθεις τέτοια νίλα από μολύβι χειλιών; Θα το έχω στα υπ'όψιν, thx! xx

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  17. Love your blog!!! Check mine we could follow!!! xoxo from Rome

    www.rockandfrock.com

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! I love your blog too! xx

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  18. Followed u back!!! xoxo

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  19. Genika mou aresoun polu ta Erre Due...exw polla kalluntika apo authn thn etaireia...
    I'm following you, return love back???
    xo
    Anastasia

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    1. Oh I'm glad you're shopping from Erre Due, it's always nicer to support greek brands! xx

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  20. Μα η Radiant δεν είναι η πιο επαγγελματική σειρά της seventeen?
    Ωραίο blog btw
    princesagr.wordpress.com

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