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Monday, 17 October 2011

L'oreal Superliner Carbon Gloss

L'oreal Superliner Carbon Gloss L'oreal Superliner Carbon Gloss

Yes, another eyeliner review! But its my thing right? I'm a pro when it comes to doing flicked cat eyes as I've probably worn my eye makeup the same since I was 16. So I really find it baffling when people struggle with applying eyeliner!

L'oreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss is probably my favourite "drugstore" liquid eyeliners. I've been using since I was about 15. In my local Boots years ago they reduced them heavily which freaked me out as I thought they might be discontinuing them and I ended up buying 6! Im very loyal to products I really do like and its been one of my go-to, must have and repurchased products I've ever tried. For some reason over the last year I stopped using it, So when there was 3 for 2 on makeup in Boots a while ago I repurchased it.

I love the applicator on this eyeliner, its really long, soft and spongy so it makes it so easy to do a flick, the pointed tip means you can get a nice thin flick at the end. But because its flimsy you can apply various pressure to get a thick or a thin line. Its very black and glossy too, one of the blackest drug store eyeliner I've bought. I find it does fade a little over the course of the day, but it can be fixed my a quick reapplication. My only gripe with this eyeliner is that the first sign on wetness or rubbing and its gone. I do have sensitive eyes so occasionally they get a bit watery, so I find wearing this can be a bit risky!

Id say this is a good one for beginners, it set me onto the path of winged eyeliner-ness! I know there is a bit of a knack to getting it right but its worth it because I think there is nothing more classic than a neutral eye with a flick of liner!
I typically wear liquid eyeliner with a long sponge tip applicator. My "Holy Grail"  is Illamasqua Precision Ink. Qualities I look for in eyeliner are really opaque dark black eyeliner that doesn't fade or go grey as its worn, water resistant, smudge proof, quick drying and non-irritable on sensitive eyes


  1. I've always struggled with liquid eyeliner and it's annoying because it sections off alot of good eyeliners! I've tried doing flicks with pencils but when they're not sharp there's absolutely no point haha. I might give this a try, your review sounds like it's reasonably good to use. It also looks quite like a felt tip and easier to apply. Thanks for this post, was helpful x

  2. I love liquid eyeliner! Might give this one a try when my Mac runs out!

    The Deer Head


  3. never actually tried this :) must give it a try!

  4. For ages I didn't understand the hype of Loreal's Superliner, that was until I bought it lol! I'm on my second tube of it now and won't be buying a different brand anytime soon xx

  5. i'm fourteen and i began using liquid eyeliner because of you lily! (weird fangirl moment) this sounds good, bit worried about the watery eyes thing because mine are real sensitive. nice review as per!

    beth xo
    ramz and the flock

  6. i swear buy the barry m liquid eyeliner, its super black with a thick tip so i can get a good strong line its pretty waterproof (ive been swimming with it on and it doesnt leave you with black all around your eyes), it also last ages, i wear it everday and only need to buy one a year (not particulary hygenic but oh well), the only thing i can find fault with it is that its not smudge proof as a quick rub of the eye can take it all off!

  7. The applicator looks like the Lancome Artliner one. Artliner is my fave product ever, so black with great staying power x

  8. Ive been looking for a new liquid eyeliner, this one sounds like it might be worth a try!

  9. This sounds pretty good :) I've never tried it before so I'm definitely going to give it a try! I wish I could do my eyeliner like yours!

    Gem x

  10. My favourite eyeliner so far. xx

  11. Have you tried the original version (the one in the gold packaging)? I've tried both & I prefer the original one much more, this one seems to crack sometimes on my eyelids.

  12. "I thought they might be discontinuing them and I ended up buying 6!"

    Haha! Since you hoarded quite a lot of this, I think you've convinced me to give this one a try!

  13. Hey Lilly!
    I have to say, my favorite part/the best part of your reviews has to be that little box telling us what YOU look for in a product, etc. I think that helps so much with a review of a product, I don't know if other bloggers do this too, because I don't follow a lot of blogs that do reviews, because I normally don't like reading them {reviews} , but I read yours =)
    So, thanks!!!

  14. unfortunately im one of those people that struggle with liquid liner but i have been forcing myself to wear it everyday for the past month in a bid to get steadier hands hehe...

  15. This looks so lovely, but sounds so similar to the Collection 2000 eyeliner which is £4 cheaper! xx

  16. I use Bobbi Brown eye gel, it glides on beautifully, the only thing I find hard with the liquid eyeliner is I get one eye perfect and the other looks like drag make up!

    How do you get your eyes looking identical, it sounds stupid to ask but I feel like it's impossible!



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