It has been many years since I've worn liquid eyeliner on a regular basis. It used to be my eyeliner of choice as I felt like pencil was too smudgy and I didn't even know gel existed. L'Oreal Paris' Carbon Gloss was definitely up there as my favourite because the applicator was sturdy and easy to control. The high gloss finish really appealed as well. It made the liner look more intense and pigmented which was the exact look I was trying to achieve.
I stopped wearing it because I couldn't be bothered with the faff of applying it every day. However, when I swatched this liner at the Playboy Makeup Launch in London, I instantly fell in love. The pigmentation looked fabulous and the longevity seemed to be pretty impressive. I was lucky enough to receive one in my goodie bag that evening and have been putting it through it's paces at home for a while now.
The first thing I love about this product is the packaging. The design is really simple and clean. The bottle is sleek and the pink Playboy scripture is classy.
The applicator is long thin brush. Normally I prefer a flexible felt tip nib like the Carbon Gloss one had, but this brush actually works really well. You can tell it's amazing quality because gives a very clean and precise line. You can gently use the end for a fine line, apply a little pressure for a thicker, fuller line, or use the brush on its side which is my personal favourite, to get a thin to thick line which makes applying to product neatly very easy!
The pigmentation is absolutely outstanding. I love how jet black is looks and it's super glossy! L'Oreal eat your heart out. This picture really doesn't do it justice.
What's amazing is that you can layer the liner without it removing what was already there - incredible.
Once you've applied the product, it will not budge which is both amazing and annoying. Of course, when you're wearing a liquid liner you don't want it to smudge, but you don't want to be rubbing at your eyes in the evening to get it off either, which has sometimes happened to me. Another downside is that the product can get caught in your lashes when you're applying it. If you let it dry, it acts like glue and sticks your lashes together. Trust me when I say you don't want that to happen as it can be a real nightmare to get out. Does that put me off this product though? Absolutely not!
This has to be my favourite liner that I've found since L'Oreal's Carbon Gloss. I really strongly recommend it to girls that suffer with their eyeliner wearing off throughout the day - especially if you've got oily lids like me. This stuff will last as long as you can and is super easy to use.
Love it. Love it. Love it.
Playboy Kitten Eyes Precision Liquid Eyeliner - £3.95 from Direct Cosmetics