I’m on the train from NYC to DC hauling literally 25 lbs of cosmetics. Most of this weight comprises of Angela’s haul and my makeup for our YouTube debut. We’re filming inside http://www.studiowerksdc.com/ which is owned by my Emmy-award winning pal. But don’t let all this fool you. Chances are the videos will be blurry because Angela and I are n00bs and we ourselves haven’t gotten any Emmy awards…sigh.
But that diary rant has nothing to do with this review, nyeh! This flat line liquid pen eyeliner has been in my Cosmocube for some time now and it’s due for an evaluation:
I don’t know what’s so “EXTREME” about this eye liner. I picked it up from The Face Shop in New Jersey once while visiting my friend and her new baby. The tester sucked and barely created a line, but experience told me that it was just because the tester had no more juice.
The shape of the pen is its selling point, but really the flatness doesn’t help with the precision. It’s still too FAT at its flattest point:
I strongly prefer micro tips. SANA makes a way better flat tipped liquid liner which helps you do a very precise cat eye. With this flat liner I kinda had to do an extra thick line in order to taper the wing tip. Still not really happy with the liner even though I have done this a million times. Not a tool I’m used to.
It’s sort of nice that the ink is super opaque and super black with just the first stroke. In the picture above I didn’t have to run the liner over the same spot twice. It’s THAT dark and black with a single stroke! I also took a nap and some of it rubbed off almost like a film. So I guess the rubberized/film/plasticized technology gives it staying power against wetness and humidity.
I’m happy with the ink but not really thrilled about the application tip. No regrets on purchasing at ~$15 but wouldn’t necessarily seek it out again.
Update: one of our Instagram pals says that Covergirl makes a similar one for $8 (Intensify Me Liquid Liner.) Worth getting if you like “just the tip”. Heh heh heh.
Pros: super black ink, long lasting
Cons: imprecise tip, expensive for just black eyeliner