Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Product: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

RatingButter, Walk of Shame Worthy

Price: $16

Shop It: EyekoSephora, Birchbox

Tips: If you buy direct from Eyeko you have the option to purchase Black, Blue or Purple.

THE BEAUTY:

I think I can probably trace my beauty addiction back to the early days of high school when I discovered liquid eyeliner (specifically the cheap stuff from CVS, in particular this little steal Revlon ColorStay). I found the more aggressive my eye liner the less likely you were to notice the massive zit(s) on my forehead or the fact I was wearing bright blue eyeshadow (ahhh, high school – let’s burn all those photos ASAP while I continually thank a higher being that Facebook wasn’t around then. Because if it was, I’d currently be trying to figure out how to break into their server room to evaluate how flammable computer equipment is).

But I digress…today’s product was a throwback to my early years of learning how to properly apply a cat eye before I advanced onto the slightly more difficult to apply gel liners (don’t worry, we’ll get you there). This little liquid liner is fantastic and longlasting. I recently purchased it after receiving a sample in my very first Birchbox (key subscription for those addicted to makeup), and if you have steady hand issues whilst drawing then this is for you.

THE INSTRUCTION:

The beauty (hah – pun) of this product is it easily allows you to control the thickness of the line:

  • Use the fine tip to give you a thinner, more daytime appropriate line.
  • Angling the pen to use the base will provide a thicker, more dramatic look as you smoothly sweep on the line before flicking out a little wing (or don’t look like a cat, whatever floats your boat my friend).

Bonus: the fine tip allows you to easily trace on a cat eye/winged look then fill it in quite easily if you don’t have the swish and flick down (yes, that’s a Harry Potter reference).

THE BEAST:

I purchased the full-size and it seemed like three weeks later it was done/no longer providing me an inky black line but rather a dull, grayish one. Mind you, I mix in brush/gel-liner pretty frequently so this wasn’t even three full weeks of exclusive use. It was difficult to tell when the product was running low or when it may be time to order a new one. On top of that, while it starts out deep black, after just a few uses it loses the pop of a gel liner.

That being said, I still wholeheartedly recommend this product if you’re new to the eyeliner game or if you don’t want to take the time to painstakingly apply a gel each day.

2 Comments

  1. Jac May 5, 2014 / 3:21 am

    Jo! What’s the benfit of a gel over a pencil? I always used pencil but not for any particular reason… just curious if maybe I should switch!

    • jojooomurphs May 5, 2014 / 9:56 am

      Hi Jac! It tends to depend on the look you’re going for: I find that pencils will give you a softer, more smudged look while a gel or liquid liner is more defined and less likely to smudge or fade. Since my bag of tricks is loaded with a variety of pencils, gels and liquids, my choice is dictated by what type of look I’m targeting for that day. I think it would help your beauty repertoire to mix in a liquid or gel product to mix up your look.

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