The Makeup Battles: Highend vs Drugstore Liners

Monday, 23 January 2017

There is no secret that I have a serious admiration/obession with eye makeup, in particular liquid liner. I can remember the first time I tried to do a winged liner look, my liner look like a huge blop but after a few years of practicing, I think it is fair to say I've nailed it. I have used a lot of eyeliners, some of which I have thrown away hence when they are not in the photo but I will definitely talk about them below. So for today's post, I thought I'd talk about my opinions on the highend and drugstore liners that I've used over the years.

HIGHEND: Tarte So Fine Mircoliner | I have briefly spoken about this liquid liner in my Tarte Pretty Paintbox Review but this post is about a full review. Before receieving this paintbox, I hadn't heard much about the Tarte So Fine Microliner before, but out of everything that it contained I was so excited to try this out. First, I drew a line on my hand and I saw how dark it was. I love the applicator, it is a felt tip applicator which is different to what I am used to. I have worn this on my eyes, it applies well and doesn't require any hard application but also allows you to create a soft, sharp wing. Does it last all day? It does, but if you are having a nap it will smudge but that's okay you can re-do it. The liner does feel weird because it is quite small and weird to use but I love it.

DRUGSTORE: Collection Extreme 24Hr Felt Tip Liner | I think this was my first felt tip liner, I won't lie I was not happy about the end result, there was nothing wrong with the applicator for me but the product wasn't as dark on my skin as I wanted it to be. This liner, didn't last all day for me and did look more like an eyeshadow liner. On some days when I am having problems with my liner, I do use this as an outline to create a wing, we all have those days. The applicator is very good, however, for filling in the triangle part of the wing. I haven't purchased it again since buying it but that's not to say that Collection's products aren't good. For me, their eyeliner wasn't the one.

HIGHEND: Kat Von D Liner in "Trooper" | Now, this was a birthday present but I won't be biased. I have had this liquid liner on my list for a very long time. I have watched many videos on this eyeliner and loads of makeup looks, and it's just lovely and dark. The first time I opened it I was so excited, the liner is very dark, once you've shaken it a bit the result is amazing. The felt tip liner is very precise quite similar to the So Fine liner's easyness. The liner is easy to use and I'm glad I receieved this as a birthday present! 

DRUGSTORE: MUA Matte Liquid Liner / Extreme Black Liquid Liner | Now, if you've been reading my blog for a while you'll probably realise that in most of my makeup posts, I talk about at least one of these liners. They are just amazing, I wouldn't recommend this as your first step in to the winged liner world as it's liquid so it might be hard to use but if you are comfortable do use this. I have been through maybe 6 of these in the last 3 years - it so longlasting, it passes the crying test! If you cry, it will last forever and ever. It's very dark, it's precise. The only thing that I do not like about this liner, is that after a while it dries which makes it hard to use it after a while, it might be to do with me but that's my only criticism of this liner. 

HIGHEND: Calvin Klein Liquid Liner | This was my first liquid liner that I used, I raved about it to everyone before I started blogging. I don't think anyone else sells this product anymore, it has been a very long time. I tried searching but couldn't find it but I wanted to mention this liner because, I was obsessed with it. It was so price, the applicator was the Tarte So Fine applicator but in liquid form. I loved it so much but was very upset once it was discontinued. 

Where are your favourite liquid liners from? High end or drugstore?

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