Yay a make up post finally! It’s been too long since I did a makeup product review; there is PLENTY to come as I have a backlog of products waiting to show you all! You may have seen this new product in stores…but this month there is a new liquid liner in the market; the Make Up For Ever Ink Liner ($27 CAD), an eyeliner designed for intense pigmentation with a flexible tip for ultimate eye lining precision. Finding tons of decent black liners on the market is easy, finding THE eyeliner is harder that it seems. Let’s see if the Ink Liner meets and surpasses my expectations (or yours…)
I am a harsh liquid liner junkie and was pleased to see that the Make Up For Ever Ink Liner was ergonomically-designed, which made it very easy to hold and line the eye. The ink liner resembles a calligraphy pen; even the pot of eyeliner looks a bit like the ink pots people used to have to dip their pens in.The brush uses a felt tip, which I find quite easy to achieve the look I want with one stroke. My first taste of using a felt tip was Lancome’s Artliner, but it had a heftier price tag of $37 CAD.
I have been a bit jittery for the after trying Starbucks’ new Flat White and I am glad I was still able to line my eyes. It did take a while to dry for me, so I had to have my eyes half open for around 10-15 seconds before looking normally again. The colour payoff- a very black and matte finish. This black made a few of my other liquid liners look weak.
The one problem I had was smudging. Because I do have hooded eyelids that fold over each other PLUS oily lids, a bit of grey ends up on my crease; though only noticeable if I close my eyes for more than two seconds. I think this product would work better for those with single eyelids or double; but not in between. One last bit; the Ink Liner is not waterproof, but most of my liquid liners I use isn’t waterproof (i.e Kat Von D Tattoo Liner) so I’m okay with that.
I like the drama it brings to my eyes, and I can imagine it would be more rocking if I filled the corners of my outer eyes for a more intense winged look. The smudginess is a slight letdown, but I figure, since I wear glasses, there’s a very small chance anyone will see the smudge unless it’s my boyfriend or someone creepy.
Do you go for waterproof eyeliners, or ehhh? Let me know if you’re a fan of this pigmented, matte black-ness!
PS: Have anyone watched The Theory of Everything? I’ve watched the trailer around 100 times by now and listening to the soundtrack all day, but still haven’t seen it!! I fear I’ll be a blubbery mess as I watch it.
Disclaimer: Sample provided for review, all opinions are my own.
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