Product review time again.
Who doesn’t love a good eyeliner? There are loads of options ; kohl, shadow, gel, pencil and liquid and there are even more color options.
Personally, if I am going to do eye liner, I usually gravitate towards a winged black line on my upper lid only. I like a dark inky matte black that will wear all day without smudging. One of my biggest pet peeves is that I can not start the line too close to my inner eye otherwise it ends up smudging into my tear duct as the day progresses.
I have been achieving my eyeliner look with the Milani liquif’eye pencil. I usually smudge the pencil into my lash line, and then make it more precise and wing it out with an angled brush and a black Inglot shadow. Rather complicated, no? This is why I am forever on the hunt for a liquid liner that will give me the same control, precision and intensity in one step and does not cause racoon tear ducts.
I purchased the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Liner in Ebony Exact at Shoppers Drug Mart for $8.99. I really liked what it had to say on the packaging about precision. My main concern was the felt tip on the product. I find that sometimes these liners skip when drawing with them, not producing a smooth black line. They also tend to dry out quickly.
The tip itself was a perfect size, it allowed me the ability to draw a line with control and precision. The line itself was a nice dark jet black and it dried to a nice finish. I do not usually care for liners that dry shiny like patent leather.
I am pleased to report that the liner stayed put all day and did not move from where I had applied it.
However, there is not a happy ending to this story.
I don’t wear eyeliner everyday. In fact most days , I skip it. I reached for this product again about a week after initially trying it and I was disappointed to see that it had dried out quite a bit. This is odd because I stored it with the cap tightly closed. You can see that it is now barely pigmented at all. This is very disappointing as I thought I had found a great liner.
I would not recommend the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Liner for purchase.
On to the next one…