Thursday, 6 December 2012


my favourite eyeliners





Eyeliners for the Perfect Cat Eye

I wear cat eye flicks almost everyday, I have done for about 5 or so years now. I have quite small eyes and I find flicks really enhance my natural eye shape and open up my eye area. I don't think I look like "myself" when I don't wear it! I use a few different products to achieve this look I don't normally stick to one eyeliner but rotate a few in and out of my regular routine. But the ones mentioned in this post are the ones I tend to stick to. 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 my sensitive eyes.


When I use liquid eyeliner I would normally opt for L'oreal Superliner Carbon Gloss, It was my first eyeliner and been the one I go back to again and again. I love it's black glossy finish and how easy it is to apply and get a nice precise shape. The applicator is really long, soft and spongy which 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.

My favourite gel eyeliner is the Fashionista Gel Eyeliner. This has really nice consistency, its not too stiff but not too greasy either which can lead to gel eyeliners to be slippy and transfer during application. It's very black and pigmented and applies well to the upper lashline without transferring. I would usually apply this using a thin liner brush like a MAC 211 but the brush encased in the packaging works really well for travelling or when you're on the go. Apoligies for the gold one being pictured, I literally cant find my black one anywhere! Just imagine it's black!

Pixi Lash Line Ink is a black, very thin nibbed pen eyeliner. I find it incredibly easy to use and perfect to create my signature flick. The liner part is so thin and precise its perfect for making precise flicks without building up too much thickness. Its smudge proof, relatively waterproof, black and dries really quickly. I don't normally like pen liners as they dry out very quickly and lose their pointedness but I've been using this practically everyday for about a month now and I've had 0 problems with it so far!

I don't often wear pencil eyeliner as I feel it makes my eyes smaller. However on the rare occasion I do I would reach for the Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil. These pencils are very creamy, easy to apply and perfect for blending out on the upper lash line. Also they last well on the waterline too. I think they retail for around £4 each which is the best price point for a product like this.

21 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try the Superliner! Sounds like such a good product for those who struggle applying liner on the top of the eye :)

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  2. I only ever use felt-tip liners because I find them so much easier to use, the Pixi Lash Line Ink sounds intriguing x

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  3. I'm always afraid to use felt tip liners!

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  4. The Pixi Lash Ink looks lovely, I think I might have to pick that up :)
    I have never strayed from my Collection 2000 Fast stroke eyeliner, it is always amazing and stays put all day.

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  5. I love the Rimmel Scandaleyes pencil!!

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  6. I'm looking for a good waterproof eyeliner (preferably liquid but pencil will do) for my skiing hols and I don't want it running down my face like last year. Do you have any recommendations?

    Ellie xxx <3

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  7. you can't go wrong with loreal carbon gloss.
    I wsill have to try the new rimmel scandaleyes one - i've heard lots of good things!
    xx
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  8. I really like the sound of The Fashionista one, but the name just puts me off too much to try it! I love urban decays eyeliners, both pencil and liquid! They have a really nice consistency and last for ages

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  9. Considering to buy the fashionista gel liner as I've never tried a gel liner nor fashionista products :L <3 xo

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  10. Deffo need to invest in the L'oreal carbon gloss liquid liner, I've always used the Rimmel liquid liner which is good but not as hyped up haha! XO


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  11. I do agree that Lily Melrose aint Lily Melrose without the cat eye flick! I love how youve perfected it and can do it in your sleep! :) LOVE YOUR MAKEUP all the frikkin time!!


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    Shari

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  12. really wanna try the pixi liner! x

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  13. I've heard so many good reviews on the Loreal carbon gloss eyeliner! I love the look of it and i'm currently trying to perfect the cat eye at the moment! I'm definitely going to have to try it now haha I trust your reviews!

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  14. I would love to see you without the liner!! While I understand that you love it (and I do too; I think you pull it off wonderfully) it would be great to see what you look like without :) And it sounds like you have a great assortment of liners to choose from! I'll have to check some of them out myself...

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  15. I'm a huge fan of the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, but this post has made me want to try out all four liners! I tend to stick to a cat eye flick on a daily basis too, so am always on the look out for something new to try xx

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  16. My favorite liner has to be the Maybelline Line Stiletto, and it sounds to me to be very similar to the Loreal carbon gloss. I'll be on the lookout for this one when I run out of my Maybelline one. And I usually don't get on with pencils either, curse of the small eyes I suppose. I'll keep the Rimmel ones in mind, though. Thanks for the reviews! x

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  17. I wished that they sold Loreal Carbon Gloss in Australia! But great selection. I need to try out more eyeliners.

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  18. I really want to try the Pixi lash liner, after reading your review on it, it sounds great!
    Daniella x

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  19. I am currently using the Soap & Glory Supercat liner but I think I will try the Pixi one next.

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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  20. I really want to try to Pixi one, I'm so crap at applying eyeliner though I'm super shaky haha
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  21. the rimmel scandaleyes is actually the best eyeliner. I like its brush thingy! It makes my life easier.x

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