Liquid Liner Lowdown

I filmed a blog review and comparison of these liquid liners and wanted to do something for my blog as well but really didn’t know how to review each product without repeating myself constantly. They are all very similar but some are better than others so I’ve got a kind of score chart and I will give you a run down at the end. I realise the one thing missing from this post is swatches (doh!) but I forgot to take that picture so you’ll have to use your imagination!

With Pigmentation I am looking for a super black in most cases (blue in one), Formula is how liquid the product is and how easy it is to apply.. of course that doe have a lot to do with the Applicator, I prefer a flexible nib or brush so if it’s too firm it’s going to be a thumbs down from me! Longwearing I think is self explanatory, some liquid liners crumble or wear away.. my favourites do not and finally.. Good Value, A product is good value for me if I would repurchase, it doesn’t have to be super cheap it just has to do it’s job for a reasonable price. 


Pigmentation:X
Formula:
Applicator:
Longwearing:OK
Good Value:NO


Pigmentation:
Formula:
Applicator:
Longwearing:
Good Value:



Pigmentation:
Formula:
Applicator:OK
Longwearing:X
Good Value:



Pigmentation:X
Formula:OK
Applicator:X
Longwearing:X
Good Value:X



Pigmentation:X
Formula:X
Applicator:X
Longwearing:OK
Good Value:X



Pigmentation:
Formula:
Applicator:OK
Longwearing:OK
Good Value:



Pigmentation:
Formula:
Applicator:
Longwearing:
Good Value: 



Pigmentation:
Formula: 
Applicator:
Longwearing:
Good Value: 


And The Winners Are..
Rimmel Exhaggerate & Rimmel Glam Eyes

They are nearly identical in formula.. I would say the Exhaggerate is every so slightly more fluid so you do find as you come to the end of the product it’s a little watery but the applicator is super easy for beginners. The Glam Eyes is a more recent discovery for me and although the applicator is totally different to the Exhaggerate (my all time favourite btw) it’s easier to get a finer, more defined look with the uber thin brush if you have a steady hand. I also think this one would be better choice for lets say.. older eyes. The brush doesn’t drag or create a jagged line like the exaggerate can on less than perfectly tight lids (I sometimes struggle and I’m 25!) Overall these are my favourites for sure!



I wanted to give honourable mention to the ELF Cream Liner. As you will have seen it ticked all the boxes too but the reason it didn’t win is it’s not technically a liquid liner. I only discovered it when filming a tutorial yesterday and had to put it in as I am totally in love. I’ve used it only once before with an angled brush but now I have a liner brush (Sigma E05) it works like a dream. I’m a convert and will definitely be trying more cream/gel formula’s soon! I would say that cream eyeliner is the best option for someone that struggles with liquid as it’s easier to control but you get the same effect. It’s more like a kohl pencil on a brush.. fantastic.. can’t believe I haven’t been using this. 



I do give a little rambly run down of each liners pro’s and cons in my video review so check that out if you want a more in depth review of one of the losing products.
 

Miss BB

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11 Comments

  1. 13 January, 2012 / 10:15 am

    thanks for this review think i will give these a go as i just kind seem to make liquid eyeliner work for me but maybe ive just been trying the wrong things, ive started a blog and i would love for you to check it out and any feedback would be greatly appreciated :)also ive just watched you yt video and i love your videos and your vlogs and i wouldnt stop with buyapowa i love that u let us know of good deals as i always forget to check x

  2. 13 January, 2012 / 11:25 am

    Totally agree with you that Rimmel are by far the best drugstore eyeliner around, but have you tried collection 200's fast stroke eyeliner? I've found it's very similar to to Rimmel's Exhaggerate but a lot cheaper 🙂 love the blog and your videos xx
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  3. 13 January, 2012 / 11:31 am

    *Collection 2000 rather lol xx

  4. 13 January, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    I am a complete fangirl of the MAC fluidline pots which I know are more expensive but the stuff is magic – another one to try!

  5. 13 January, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    I have recently bought c2000 extreme liner and mascara its fabulous but def think the rimmel one is gonna be on my list next x

  6. 13 January, 2012 / 8:32 pm

    I wish I could apply liquid liner without it going everywhere, but sadly not! I've been wanting to try some cream or gel eyeliner for a while, so maybe it's time to check out E.L.F 🙂 xx

  7. 15 January, 2012 / 9:28 am

    Great informative review, I'm getting into gel eyeliner myself, I just purchased the Maybelline one and seeing as you gave the ELF liner such a positive reiview, I may look into some of their other colour options..

    Phoebe x

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