martedì 7 febbraio 2017

♕ Part of My World ♕ Nabla Cosmetics ~ Dazzle Liner in Klimt ♕

Today I'm going to talk about a product that I've been using and loving so, so much lately. I used it in almost each and every makeup look I created during the last two months... Please give a round of applause to the Dazzle Liner in Klimt by NABLA Cosmetics - aka my current makeup obsession.

(It usually takes me a long time to write a review. I need to test everything in both summer AND winter time, because my skin changes depending on the temperatures - and so do my needs. But, since this is a limited edition product, by the time I'll be ready to write a full review, it will be most likely gone... But this product really deserves a dedicated post. So I had to find a compromise, and that's where the Part of my World series comes in. I created this series two years, and it's intended to gather all my first impressions regarding a product/collection/etc. I haven't been "using" it in a while actually, but I blew the dust off it recently and I realized it still works for first impressions/preliminary reviews like this one.) 

So without further ado, let's get started! 

"Klimt is a red gold eyeliner, lightly duochrome and extremely pigmented. 
Liquid gold with a chromatic effect in a mirrored texture which enhances the look with bright and sumptuous warm reflections. Ideal to frame the eyes or to create small decorative details, like filigree, which embellish the look by interpreting it in a unique and exclusive way. 
Romantic and iconic as “The Kiss” by Klimt."

Klimt is the very first (and not the last, I hope!) Dazzle Liner NABLA ever released. It is part - actually, I'd say it's the cherry on top - of their winter collection, the Goldust Collection (haul here).
The packaging is simple and essential, yet stylish. The clear pack shows the product in all its beauty, while the cap is black and decorated with a design in perfect Art Déco style. Inside, the cap comes with a small wand with a teeny tiny brush at the end. 

I can't even express how much I waited and hoped for NABLA to create liquid liners. So, when they announced their winter collection, the very first thing that caught my attention was Klimt - no wonder. Finally, an eyeliner! In such a stunning and unique shade, also. I was over the moon to say the least. Unfortunately, NABLA made Klimt a limited edition product - a very poor decision in my opinion. 

The formula, to me, is perfect: not too dense, not too liquid. Dries fast and, once dried, it won't move, fade, crease or wear away. It'll just stick to the skin, lasting hours and hours - from morning till night. And, since it's so light, you might even forget you're wearing it. It's not that kind of heavy products you can feel all the time, if you know what I mean. Most importantly, it's highly pigmented and rich. 
It is quite resistant to both water and rubbing (unless you start rubbing your eyes furiously, of course). It's not supposed to be waterproof - but my tests so far showed that it can withstand water, within certain limits of course. For example, one day I was wearing it at the hairdresser, who accidentally poured some water on my eyes. When I checked my makeup at the mirror, I noticed that Klimt was still there, intact. 

Application is incredibly easy, thanks to the formula but also thanks to the fine brush. It is SO thin (as you can see in the picture on the right) and the bristles are reasonably flexible. It picks up just the right amount of product you need. Overall, it is perfect to achieve the classic winged liner, but also to draw any kind of lines, swirls and dots.
Another thing I absolutely love about this product, is that it doesn't affect or gets affected by other liners. Meaning, if you can safely apply Klimt on top of a black/any colored liner, it won't get altered or alter the colour underneath in any way.
If NABLA manages to nail this very same formula in other shades, then they'll have an excellent new range to offer! (I really, really hope that Klimt won't end up being an only child!)

Back to Klimt. It's colour is absolutely divine. A gorgeous, eye-catching, sparkling gold with red hues in it. I've never seen this particular shade of gold in an eyeliner, it's so unique - also because it slightly changes depending on lighting and angle/viewpoint. See swatch below.

(The brush is so fine and precise that you can actually write with it!)

My only complain about this product is... it being a limited edition. I honestly don't get it. I mean: it's unique in terms of, well, everything; it's high quality, the best piece of the collection, hopefully the first of a new range... And it's not permanent. *slow clapping*
Seriously though... I just don't see how a product with all the qualities listed above could be limited edition. 
I know that the shade might not be universally appreciated - it's uniqueness can be a double-edged sword (loved by those who like this kind of colours, skipped by those who prefer more classic or more natural shades)... Nevertheless, I do believe Klimt 100% deserves to be a permanent product!
Here are all the looks I've made so far using Klimt. I used it in many different ways - there's something to suit everybody's fancy! I created this little showcase to organize them all, and each picture is linked to its relative blog post. So, if you are curious about one or more looks, if you want to learn more about it/them - all you have to do is to click on the picture, you'll be immediately redirect to its post :D (Except the last one in the bottom row. I haven't posted it here on my blog yet! - EDIT: that look is now online too, so you can check it out as well!) 

Soft Shades & Gold Liner Fairy Queen Make Up Helix Eyeliner
Holiday Make Up New Year's Make Up Graphic Liner
Fairy Queen Make Up 2 Fashion Addict
Aqua (water), ammonium acrylates copolymer, calcium aluminum borosilicate, mica, silica, pentylene glycol, glycerin, alcohol denat., sodium gluconate, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl caprylate, helianthus annuus seed oil (helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil), cananga odorata flower extract, tin oxide, sodium dehydroacetate, honokiol, dehydroacetic acid, laureth-30, disodium deceth-6 sulfosuccinate. +/− (may contain): ci 77891, ci 77491, ci 15850.
Name: Dazzle Liner in Klimt {Goldust Collection}
Brand: NABLA Cosmetics

What is it?: Liquid eyeliner
Price: 11,90 €

Quantity: 6 ml /0.2 fl. oz
PAO: 6 M
Where to buy it: NABLA's Website - Other Sellers

Other: Cruelty Free; Vegan; Made in Italy. Limited Edition. Shake well before use!

I'm not officially rating this product because this not a full review - I still need to test it during summertime & warm temperature. Sadly, by the time I'll be able to do that, it'll be sold out and discontinued. Sigh.
Anyway, as you can tell, I really love this product and think it's amazing, definitely holy grail material ♥  

Do you own this lovely liner? What's your favourite eyeliner style?
If you haven't purchased it yet... Get it while it's still available!
You won't regret it ♥

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes ♥

4 commenti:

  1. Bellissimo post come sempre, Ariel! Appassionato, competente e ricco di informazioni per tutti i gusti! La parte che preferisco sono sempre le foto, tra talento e qualità si fanno guardare e riguardare! Brava! :)

  2. sostanzialmente potrei tradurre questo post in italiano e spacciarlo per recensione originale mia XDDDD perché bene o male concordo con tutto!

    1. AHAHAH XD Sospettavo che tu saresti stata d'accordo XDDD


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