Welcome to a full week of eyeliner reviews from my latest finds from March 2011! Each review will be number 1 – 7.
One of my favourite types of liquid eyeliner is the refillable cartridge type, because you can control how much ink flows through. I have the Shiseido one and the Shu Uemura which I love but after 3 refills, the brush as started to fray.
So I bought this one from Aube Couture – a mid-high end brand from Sofina. Their stuff is very pretty but very sensible – proper work make up type colours:
I bought the liner and a refill in BK711. If you buy the pen you automatically get a refill with it.
The pen is nice – the holder is a metallic pink and it’s heavyweight like the Shiseido and Shu ones. If this is supposed to last then it has to be well made!
The clicky mechanism is fine too – the Shu Uemura one had a habit of not properly clicking which made it hard to predict how much ink was flowing through.
Here is what the pen looks like inside – it works like a fountain pen:
It takes a good few presses (you can hold down the clicker) for the ink to flow through. It looks like this in the process:
Even though I love these kinds of eyeliner this one didn’t hit the spot for me. The ink itself is a murky soft black – I prefer a deep dark black so I found this too wishy-washy. On top of this I don’t feel like the liner spread as nicely as it could’ve – application was slightly blotchy.
Using the thick side of the brush you get the bottom line, using the tip you get the fine line:
Whilst I highly recommend these refillable eyeliners for people want a really easy peasy eyeliner, this one was not the best. Give it a miss.