I received a couple of their liquid eye liners to have a play with and initially… I was mega OVERLY excited.
Look! I thought they were gonna be huge chunky felt tip type liquid eye liners. The idea really appealed to me in theory (in reality of course, great big sharpie-type liquid eyeliners would ensure I made even more of a mess than I usually do).
Anyway… this is how they look:
The ‘nib’ is a flexible nylony bristle type affair. It holds together well and doesn’t splay or flop about during application.
It produces a substantially pigmented black line that’s thin enough to tightly line the lashline. The above photo shows the line after I’d built it up to get the kinda thickness that I usually like.
I received two shades, black and blue. Both are true to description… the black is pure with no charcoal ashiness. The above swatch shows one swipe from each shade. Impressive huh? My only negative is that drying time was a little slower than I’m used to thanks to a wetter formula. I’d estimate that it took around a minute before I felt comfortable enough to let my (hooded eyelid) droop back over my lashline. However, once set… this stuff isn’t budging or transferring ’til makeup removal time. It doesn’t flake and it doesn’t fade. Phenomenal.
If you’re looking for a purse-friendly “does what it says on the tin” liquid eyeliner… I’d wholeheartedly recommend these from the Stargazer range. They do a host of shades and I’m gonna check out the violet and red (though I could probably use an intervention… I’m not gonna use a freakin’ red eyeliner am I?).
You can buy Stargazer’s Liquid Eyeliners online or from New Look at the ridiculously good price of £3 each.