MAKE Skin Illuminator & Gel Eyeliner Pencil + Coupon Code

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MAKE is a brand that is a little new to me. I do know that it's a small brand from New York City, and all of the products are cruelty free and paraben free. I've reviewed small samples from them before (review here), but today I have full size products to discuss. They sent the Skin Illuminator and Gel Eyeliner Pencil for me to review. 

The MAKE Skin Illuminator is a liquid illuminator that comes in click-pen form with a brush at the end to apply. I received the color, Llos, which is described as a soft, pale, gold pearlescent glimmer. It creates a sheen with lots of sparkle. There are glitters that you can see, but they aren't large chunky glitters. Even though it has glitter particles, I don't notice it accentuating any skin texture issues. Llos doesn't provide a lot of color, even on my pale skin, but it creates a lot of glow where it's applied. 

My favorite way to apply this is to place it using the brush on the product and blending it in with a Beauty Blender sponge. Even though it's got a lot of sparkle, it doesn't give an overboard highlight. 

It may not be completely fair to compare this to the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, but I was curious if the two liquid highlighters would be similar. The MAKE Skin Illuminator has more sparkle, and the Becca is more pigmented with a sheen. These are two different products.

Next, I have the Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Very Black. This is in the pencil form that you sharpen, and it sharpens really well. It's not one of those liner pencils that seems to sharpen into oblivion because the point keeps breaking. Those are the worst, and you can only sharpen them a couple of times before you're out of it! 

The product glides on easily without tugging or needing to go back over anything because of skipping. I don't wear liner on my waterline all that often, but this is soft enough to apply to the waterline. I have a hard time getting most liners to apply to the waterline at all, and I had no problem with this one. It has good staying power too. It's lasted through this insane heat in Texas without running down my face. It won't get all over the place, but if you rub your eyes, it will come off. It will lift off, but it won't smear everywhere.

I swatched this next to a couple of other black pencil eyeliners in my collection, and it's the most comparable to the Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero in terms of color and finish. After all, they are both black pencil liners that have cream finishes. The Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L has a matte finish and doesn't compare side by side.

MAKE currently has a coupon code that is good until 8/15/2016. Use the code, MAKEBEAUTY25, to get 25% off of your order on

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