I was gazing at Twitter, sort of in a daydreaming kind of way when I skim read my timeline at work when I noticed several bloggers talking about a ’3 dot eyeliner’ by Clarins (due to be released in September 2012). 3 Dot Liner? I was intrigued I must admit as a huge lover of all kind of liners; liquid liner, gel liner, gel pencils, jumbo pencils etc. etc. PLUS I love a new beauty innovation.
Then I see it, and… well, it’s BB creams hijack all over again. There’s a million interpretations of the Blemish Balm on the Western market, and whilst some are decent they are no more than glorified tinted moisturisers compared to their Asian cousins.
The Clarins 3 Dot Liner (which other Western brands are now releasing) is basically the KATE Frame Impact Marker (I reviewed in 2010 – it was the first time I personally saw this kind of liner, although many Asian brands now do them, including Holika Holika and Etude House.
It’s not something I repurchased as it’s pretty gimmicky and I personally would use a gel liner pencil (like Eyescream which lasts well) under the lashes and to fill in gaps – it’s much quicker than wiggling the stupid 3 Dot liner inbetween the lashes.
But if you are intrigued, KATE do it in black and brown from Adambeauty ($11.50 & $2 Shipping).