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Steve Laurant Liquid Liner Review

Lise —  February 15, 2018 — 18 Comments

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What is it?

The Steve Laurant Precision Tip Eyeliner is a liquid felt tip eye liner that comes in a really pretty rose gold packaging. This eyeliner was a gift from my sister who had received it in a Glossybox. She doesn’t use eyeliners so I’m glad she gave it to me because it’s a really good one. I haven’t had too much experience with felt tip liners, but after the failure that was the L’Oreal Superliner, I was ready to find an actual good one.

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The picture above was taken about ten minutes after I put it on, and you can see that it’s not a matte black. It’s very shiny and it layers on top of the skin so you can definitely feel that it’s there, but it does look pretty so I don’t mind. It’s a very intense black, at least at first application. I was able to do a somewhat sharp flick because the tip is very firm and sturdy, but it’s not uncomfortable to use in any way. I feel in some cases liners can feel a bit sharp but that was not the case with this one at all. The black glided on smoothly and it was super easy to use. I didn’t notice it drying out while applying the liner either and that is a very big plus!

How did it go?

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The picture above was taken at the end of the day. This is after roughly 14 hours of wear. I applied it around 8 am and washed it off around 10 pm. You can see that the black has faded quite a bit, it’s more of a charcoal or dark grey at this point but it has still retained a little bit of its shine so it’s not too bad. The sharp flick has become more rounded, likely from me roughly rubbing my eye a bit earlier but not much else has happened to it. It has not faded any differently during other times that I have worn it so it has quickly become my favorite liquid liner.

I would recommend this if you enjoy liquid liners that look shiny. If you want a matte liner, this one won’t be for you, it’s way too shiny to try to play it off as something else.

Have you tried this liner before? Or heard of the brand? It was definitely a first for me, but I am glad I was gifted this.

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Steve Laurant Liquid Eyeliner Review

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What is it?

Information from the UK website:

BENEFITS

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.

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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.

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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? 

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I was very spoiled this year both by people close to me and friends from around the world. As I love reading others posts about the presents they receive over the holidays, I decided to do one of my own. It’s not to brag or anything, just to show my appreciation for the gifts I received from the most wonderful people. My family doesn’t really believe in gift giving so this is the most I have received in about ten years so the feeling of being spoiled is definitely there. It might not be a lot to others, but it is to me. We have a very small family so there has never been an abundance of anything. Anyways, this is what I received!

I ❤ Makeup – Death By Chocolate Palette.

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A Model Co Eyebrow Pencil, BeliaPierre Gel Liner and a Steve Laurant liquid eye liner.

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An AUX cable for my new stereo.

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A stereo for the car I bought earlier this month. It didn’t come with any kind of stereo or radio at all.

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A “snow” globe with silver glitter and a glass crystal inside.

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Tea lights and a lavender incense kit.

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Black hair dye and two Camilla Pihl Sheet masks.

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And three lovely cards from blogger friends Karalee, Dannii and Grace.

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What did you get for Christmas? 

Graphic liners have been part of runway make up for a long time, and it has been written about in different style magazines. I found a slideshow over at Instyle titled “trends you should try” and graphic liners was the only topic, so I thought I should give it a go then. It was a bit difficult to pull off, because I don’t have any liquid liners, my eyes can’t handle most of them, so I just had a soft, black liner that I had to try to make sharp lines with. It wasn’t easy, it looks a bit wonky but at least it was fun to try out! I usually just do a classic winged liner when I put on eye liner, so I had to go a bit out of my comfort zone with these.


Double winged liner

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This is basically winged liner, with one extending from the upper lash line and one from the lower lash line. It can be closed off like how I drew it on, or you could leace a blank space in the outer corner. I don’t think this is a look I could pull off, my eyes are wide enough already so it would look weird. It would also look a lot better if you use a liquid liner since it allows for more precision.


Colorblock

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The colorblock liner is basically a wingless, chunky liner done with one or more bright colors. Blue was the brightest I had, and it didn’t match any of the others (dark green and bronze) so I had to use it on its own. You can draw the line on in a square shape, pull it out into a wing, do like a rainbow with liquid liners.. Anything is possible, and it’s only limited by what you have on hand to use to draw on a liner like this.


Negative space

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This liner follows the eye socket, framing the lid. It can be pulled all the way to the inner corner of the eye, or leaving it open, like I chose to do. If I had done it all the way I think it would have smudged a lot more. The idea of negative space is to leave the majority of the lid clean, but you could fill it in with anything you want. I think black and gold would look very pretty.


Lined crease

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This is basically the same as negative space, but a bit higher up. The idea is to really accentuate the crease, making your lids look bigger than they are. I drew mine a bit highter becase the difference wasn’t really noticeable from the other one at first. This also reminds me of the 1960’s cut crease look.


Extended cat eye

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And lastly we have an exaggerated version of a cat eye. I think this one is my favorite out of the bunch, mostly because it made me look so sinister. I’m surprised by how sharp I was able to make the lines look with my pencil, but I don’t think I would be able to recreate this again without using a liquid liner.. The struggle!


 

Would you be comfortable with trying eye liner looks that are a bit out of the ordinary? They all look fun but I’m not sure if they would be suitable for every day wear. Maybe a handful of them could, but it depends on the person, and the occasion!

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Monthly favorites: July

Lise —  July 31, 2017 — 4 Comments

♥ Maybelline – Galactic Mauve

This is one of Maybelline’s many beautiful Mauve shades ( I currently own three of them). I wrote a post about it a while ago and you can find it if you click here.

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♥ L’Oreal Le Khol Midnight Black Eyeliner

A wonderfully pigmented eyeliner. It doesn’t smudge much and it stays in place all day! I’m really, really happy with how it looks on my eyes. When it’s sharpened it can even draw a beautiful, thin and sharp winged liner.

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♥ Makeup Revolution Baked Vivid Highlighter in Peach Lights

This is a beautiful baked highlighter! It looks very natural at first application but it is definitely possible to build it up to being a blinding highlight. It has a peach sheen to it and I love wearing it because it makes me look all glowy and nice.

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♥ “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer 

You can find my book recommendation here, and it’s also mentioned in this post. This quickly turned out to be the beginning of a love for the whole series. I talk more about it in my “What I read in July” post. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy/YA novels.

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♥ PVRIS – Only love (acoustic) 

I’m so happy that I was introduced to this band, been listening every day! I think I could just pick any song from their White Noise album to feature here.

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So that was my absolute favorites for the month of July! What have you loved this month?

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