What is it?
Information from the UK website:
Transform your look in one daring stroke. Its specially designed felt tip fulfils your every wish. The ‘Corseted’ tip with a flexor system helps you to follow the natural contours of your eyes, boldly extending to the ends of the lashes. It’s showtime!
Ink Tank Tip: Releases ink over your lash line for perfect line control.
Flexor system: Adapts to every movement to modulate the thickness of the line in one effortless sweep.
Divine Black formula: Deep black and shiny finish.
With the precision tip of your SUPER LINER SUPERSTAR, apply from the inner to the outer edges of your upper lash line.
As you can see from the description, this is a felt tip liquid eyeliner from L’Oreal that claims to be deep black and shiny. It is supposed to give you super precision and it will glide over your eyes super easily. As you can see in the picture below it is definitely shiny and not matte.
How does it work?
It has a pretty good formula that dispenses well when I apply it and it gives a nice, crisp line. It was fairly easy to create a pointed wing like I use to do and it wasn’t messy to use at all. It did tickle my eye a little bit though because I’m used to using pencils and not any felt tip liners. The applicator isn’t too hard nor too flexible so you have very good control when applying it to your eyes. It is very pointy so it makes it easy to create a sharp wing on the outer corners of my eyes.
I haven’t read anything about it claiming to be smudge proof or waterproof and I’m glad they haven’t claimed it, because it really isn’t at all. My eyes do not water very often but the lower part of the wings were super smudged and faded by the end of the day. I didn’t really touch my eyes at all either but the black had faded a bit. Granted, I had been wearing it for about thirteen hours at that point. It does last for a long time but it could use a touch up around the ten hour mark.
Apart from all that, I’m quite happy with the liner overall. It doesn’t feel like it’s sitting on top of the skin like how some liquid liners does and it was very comfortable to wear. After a good few wears I noticed it was irritating my eyes a little bit though so I have given it a break. My eyes were stinging and it was not a good feeling at all.
So to sum it up:
+ It’s really black
+ It’s easy to apply
+ It’s drugstore and fairly cheap
– It smudges and fades fairly easily
– It’s not cruelty free
– It eventually started irritating my eyes
I will continue using it now and then until it’s empty or I get tired of it, but I will not repurchase it since it is not cruelty free.
Have you tried this liner?