A few weeks ago I got some goodies sent from bodizenska.si for review purposes, and the first one I started trying out is this Ingrid Cosmetics’ Eye Liner in a pen form. So far, I’ve only used liquid, cake and gel eyeliners, so I was really excited to try it out. You might have noticed from my recent videos that I started wearing a winged eyeliner a lot more in the past month, because it is one of things that I feel nervous about when it comes to doing makeup, so I decided to start practising it in hopes of improving my shaky application. This eyeliner seemed to have a perfect tiny tip for creating such winged out looks, but unfortunatelly, it didn’t turn out to be overly impressive.
When I swatched it on my hand, it seemed perfect and even when I used it on my eyes for the first time, it performed rather good, but every other application turned out to be a big and long hassle. I think the problem is that the tip pretty much dried up after one application, so it became impossible to create a precise, thin line. The only way I could make it work is if I tilted the tip a bit and pressed harder, but of course the line then turned out to be much thicker and I had to used some q-tips soaked in a make-up remover to correct the wing. Another thing I noticed is that an eyeliner started going on patchy, which is probably another result of the eyeliner drying out. Whenever I drew the line, there were some blank spots left, so I had to go over and over again with the eyeliner, which was not particularly pleasant. Because the eyeliner that was already on my eyes turned sticky, since it already started drying, the application of an additional layer didn’t go on smoothy at all.
Unfortunatelly, as you can see, my experience with this eyeliner hasn’t been the most pleasant one, just because of the drying out incident. If the tip hasn’t dried out, I think this eyeliner would be amazing. It is pigmented enough; the packaging is thin, so it’s very easy to hold it in your hands; and the tip looked very promising as well, as you could easily create very thin or very thick lines. And also, the staying power was great. It lasted all day without moving on my eyelids, but at the same time, it was also very easy to remove it with my make-up remover. It really is a shame that the tip wore out so quickly…
Do you have any experience with pen eyeliners? Are there any out there that work better and are worth a try?