Friday, 14 September 2012
It's time to let go, of everything we used to know
I'll admit it, I'm normally a huge snob when it comes to make-up brands. These eyeliners are probably the cheapest make-up items I have EVER purchased.
I've only recently been attempting to learn how to do liquid eyeliner (I know, I know, it's only taken me a whole 23 years). It always just seemed like more effort and trickier than pencil.
It definitely gives a more clean, precise line than pencils, and doesn't tend to go smudgy either, so I suppose it depends what kind of look you are going for. I decided as my make-up course is creeping closer and closer (woop), I should probably try it out.
I bought the MUA liquid liner in shade 5 for £1. It's brilliant if like me, you are practicing how to use a liquid eyeliner, it means you won't be wasting a good quality liner.
The tip of the liner is really fine, which means you can get a really precise line, this is very tricky when you are used to using pencil though!
The first time I used this liner, the quality was great, I got a clean line and it was really jet black, very dramatic. It bloomin' well hurts if you get it in your eye though, so try not to overload the brush.
After the first use, I found it went a little watery, and needs 2 or 3 layers to get a good line. Don't use any more than this though, otherwise it can get a little clumpy looking. The staying power isn't great, so I wouldn't recommend if you need to wear it for a long period of time as it can start wearing off and looking a little patchy , and if you try and fill it in, it begins to look clumpy. I really like the post though, it looks like a little ink well, how cute! For £1, to experiment with, I would say you can't really go wrong.
I've also only just started bothering to use white liner on my waterline too, I'm such a bad beauty blogger! I don't use this everyday, just if I'm having one of those days where I'm a little tried or hungover, and I want to look more awake. It really opens up your eye and makes you look brighter.
Although it's a really soft pencil and doesn't drag, I find I have to do a couple of lines before it shows up properly, the pigmentation isn't te best. Same again with the staying power too, you will need to top up every 3-4 hours really. I really like the fact that it comes with a little sharpener on the end. I don't know about you, but I can never seem to find my sharpener when I need it. So to have one on the lid is just pure genius in my opinion, and for £1!
I don't think I would purchase these eyeliners again, purely because of the poor staying power, I don't like wearing products that I have to keep touching up. As I said though, they are good to use if you are learning how to do eyeliner, as you wont be using up a more expensive one. Or if your in you teens and are just wearing them to school. They'd be great too if you'd forgotten your eyeliner that day and just wanted a cheap one temporarily!
Have you tried the Mua eyeliners before? Which eyeliners would you reccomend to me?
Oh, sorry for the lack of face with eyeliner on... every photo I took I looked like a greasy, tired mess. Currently cracking open the wine.