Eyeliners are my favorite makeup products! No matter how hard I’ve tried to refuse them, I can’t help drawing the lines every time.
If you ask me what types of eyeliners are best for me, I won’t be able to answer you exactly. I’m equally obsessed with felt-tip-, gel- and kajal eyeliners. It all depends on the occasion. If I want to have a thin and elegant line, I use a felt-tip liner for that.
I love Maybelline felt-tip pens, especially the Master Precise option.
When I was looking for another Maybelline product once again, I came across a fascinating novelty - a curved liner. I’ve never used anything like that before, so I grabbed it without delay!
❧ ❧ ❧Price
❧ ❧ ❧ Appearance
This liner has the real curved shape:
Such a shape is non-traditional for me. At first I even thought that the liner was broken.
The very ‘broken’ tip was covered in a protective film:
I tossed this film in the garbage.
I’ve noticed that Maybelline loves mixing black and pink. I remembered about my favourite Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect mascara, which has this color combination too.
The liner itself is made of sturdy black plastic in glossy black. All the letters are pink. On the back you can find the information about the ingredients:
Honestly, I’ve never been interested in the ingredients of any mascara, eyeliner or eye pencil. I wonder, are there people who are not like me?
Actually, such a shape reminds me of a hockey stick :3
Or I simply have a winter mood!
I got used to the caps that open and close with ease just by pressing, but this cap won’t open! After a while I knew what was wrong. It’s a SCREW CAP!
Even now I sometimes try to open it as usual, but then I remember that it’s different, it screws open. Well, old habits…
One more topic for discussion is the tip. Look, what a beautiful and defined tip!
It’s grace and charm as it is! It reminded me of a pen I used when I was in the first grade.
It’s a felt tip, which is very thin and soft and doesn’t scratch my eyelid. It bends a little by pressing it to my skin, but then it recovers, which means that the liner is very flexible.
Such a thin tip allows you to draw even the thinnest lines:
Now I’d like to move onto the peculiarity of this product. Even in the swatch you can see that it sets into fine lines. The thing is that the consistency is very liquid, so it flows just a little bit.
I guess this liner will not be good for women with wrinkles, because it will set into the smallest lines and look like a spider’s web. Even I sometimes feel like the line slips away and disappears in my fine lines. Moreover, I have to pull my eyelid to get a smooth and even line quite often, although it’s not good for delicate eyelid skin.
❧ ❧ ❧ Use and my experience
The curved shape is thought to be very useful. However, when compared with other pencils and liners in terms of usability, I can say that such a curved shape gives absolutely nothing! It doesn’t let me draw the lines quicker or anything, because this ‘hockey stick’ lies the same way as an ordinary liner in my hand.
The pigmentation is on top! The product has an intense pitch black color. However, it’s good and bad at the same time.
On the one hand, such a liquid texture helps create a vibrant and sharp line in the first go. You don’t have to apply multiple coats for a color to pop, it’s possible on the first try.
On the other hand, such a sharp and bright line means ‘no margin of error.’ If you get the hang of it and are able to draw a beautiful and smooth line from the get go, this liner is exactly what you need! If you correct your tip many times or draw your eyes over and over again, then you’ll need a good deal of cotton swabs, as the product will smudge.
Moreover, you have to do everything before it dries out on your eyelid, otherwise it hardly removes and your blunder is almost a disaster.
I refer to both groups at the same time. I love sharp and thin lines provided they turn out to be perfect on the first try. If I make a blunder, for instance, if I the tip looks bad, then I have a hard time, which is quite often due to my shaky hands for health reasons.
I have oily eyelids and this liner doesn’t perform well on my bare skin. Although it has a liquid formula, the color doesn’t show up well. The payoff is streaky. Therefore I apply this liner to the eyeshadow applied to the eyeshadow base only.
As a result, it goes quite well with light and nude shades, but in my opinion, it looks just a tad boring, so I use the medium shades.
As a rule, I draw a small, sharp and classy tip. But today I’d like to show it at its best.
At the beginning I draw the lash line and only then I draw the tip.
I’ve tried to make a tutorial, but in vain. I only dropped my camera…
I never apply the liner to the inside of my eyes. I only use a pencil for that purpose, which I blend out a little.
The product dries out instantaneously! And I’ve never noticed that it smears my eyelid.
It’s very nice to draw the lash line with it:
I can’t say that I always make perfect lines in the first go, although I’m skilfull enough when it comes to eyeliners.
As a rule, I only correct the tip with a cotton swab.
Let me show a photo collage of my eyes, I can’t help it:
In addition, I’d like to say a few words about the finish
. In all the pictures it looks absolutely matte, but it’s not really true. The finish is dewy
and somewhat ‘glowing’, which is clear in the shot with a flash:
I’m not much into such a finish, but I can’t say that it looks horrible. It all depends on your personal liking. I like Master Precise with a matte finish more in this respect.
❧ ❧ ❧ Wear time
I have watery eyes, so all not waterproof liners and pencils always bleed. So, let’s check this product and see if it survives after water:
I rub it with my hands and with a tissue. As a result, we get the following:
The lines became pale, but they didn’t smear. There are no streaks, which is amazing!
I also have a bad habit of rubbing my eyes and forgetting that I have my makeup on. And this eyeliner passed this test!
Now I’d like to show you my everyday look I create when I go to work. The lines are short there. They lasted the working day and even a nice evening dinner so well.
After 16 hours
The eye pencil disappeared cowardly as well as the smokey eyes, but the lines stayed in place!
I drew them at 7 a.m. and took this picture at 11 p.m.
16 hours is an awesome result!
More than that I liked that the line didn’t crack, bleed or fade. I guess it would even look the same till the morning.
❧ ❧ ❧ My final thoughts
I don't think that this eyeliner is for newbies, so I don’t recommend it to them, as an ordinary eye pencil will suit you better! However, I know that it’s hard to get such a thin line with it.
If I don’t make a perfect line right up, I have to remove it with a cotton swab and the line smears if it hasn’t dried out yet. If it dries out, it removes with so much effort.
The con of this liner is the liquid consistency that sets into fine lines, so I don’t recommend it for those who have wrinkles in this area.
The pros are in abundance:
it’s highly pigmented
a thin tip ensures a thin and precise line
incredible staying power
doesn’t bleed or flow. You can even cry (with happiness, of course) when you have this liner on.
As far as I’m concerned, I’m pleased with the results. I use this product daily within two weeks and will probably repurchase it. ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧ ❧
Happy New Year!