20 Aug 2013

L'Oreal line of beauty - finding my perfect eyeliner


I'm pretty obsessed my eyeliner.  If I'm not wearing it, my eyes feel a little bit naked and I think they pale into insignificance.  I like to have at least a skinny line on my top lashes, or if I'm feeling a bit more fruity a flick, or maybe a bold line.  I have trouble finding a good black liner for the job as I have oily lids, so most liners don't stay put and transfer up onto my crease.  L'Oreal have sent me three of their new super liners to play with (plus an eyebrow pencil), so surely one of them will measure up to the challenge, right?


*Super Liner blackbuster - this is a big, chubby, felt-tip style eyeliner.  It gives a medium to thick line of solid, deep black, and it's very easy to control for a smooth line because of its chunkiness.  I wasn't sure I'd be able to get a line of a more every day thickness from this liner pen, but it's got a fine point on it, so you can control the pressure to change the width of the line.  (In the swatches below I used the fine point and not much pressure, so rather stupidly it looks just like the perfect slim line, but trust me, it does give a nice fat line too!)  It doesn't drag at my lids and gives me an even result.  I'm also shocked to say it doesn't smudge on me!  I'd be signing from the roof tops about this liner, if it wasn't for the fact that I liked one of the other Super Liners even more...

*Super Liner Perfect Slim - this is the one for me.  It's a perfect no-smudge, intense felt-tip liner that can give as precise a line as you need.  It's very similar in formulation and performance to the blackbuster, it's just a skinnier version.  This pen is slightly more difficult to control, and I didn't get a totally smooth line unless I tugged my lid a little, but I'm okay with that.  I'm not just saying this, but this is the best liner I've tried in ages.  I loved it when i first applied it, but had a sinking feeling that it would transfer onto my crease like nearly every other liner, but no, it's a winner!

*Super Liner GelMatic - this is an automatic pencil gel liner.  It's not a super dark black, but it glides on really nicely and is good for smudging and blending if you like to do your liner like that.  It says it's waterproof, but it transfers on my oily lids pretty quickly.  It works nicely on my waterline though.  

*Super Liner Brow Artist - I was initially the most excited for this because I was getting into a bit of a brow rut.  I've been using powder brow products for ages, so I'd forgotten the kind of precision you can get with a pencil.  With this product I've been using the built-in brush to tame my brows before going in with the coloured pencil end to define and fill in any gaps.  I then comb through with the brush again to blend and soften the pencil and then go over a bit with the waxy pencil end.  I really like the results I'm getting with this - I have some renewed brow love right now as I'm getting a much more defined and symmetrical result.  The colour is a very good match for my dark brows too.


Blackbuster | Perfect slim | GelMatic | Brow Artist 

You can find the L'Oreal Super Liner range at Boots where L'Oreal cosmetics are currently on 2 for £14.

13 comments:

  1. These look great! I just bought a Rimmel pen style eyeliner but it doesn't seem to work when tilted upside down, which is useless unless you do your eyeliner from above lol. Will give these a try, I love the look of the blackbuster one. Thanks!

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. That's a bit odd! Certainly didn't get that issue with these!

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  2. I've just reviewed these, so I was really interested to see what other people thought! Weird, we both like a different one best - I guess that shows that these are great liners in general, and it will be personal preference and how we like to do our eyes that determines which we like best! x

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    1. That's funny - I was chatting to another blogger last night and we had opposite faves too! I guess that's why they've brought out several types, so there's something to suit everyone's preferences?

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  3. Oh wow, this little kit looks adorable. Can you buy them like that or was this just for testing out? I absolutely adore L'Oreal Super Liners, I have 3 on the go at the moment. I'm glad you've found a winner :)I'd love to try ALL of these, especially the Super Liner Brow Artist. x

    Lilie
    mintcandylilies

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    1. I think they're only sold seperately, but that way you can choose the ones you prefer and you have a choice of colours too.

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  4. awesome :)
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  5. I love my eyeliner too, I wear it every time I wear makeup.

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    1. Once it's part golf your 'look' it's hard to let go :)

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  6. I want to try all of these products now! My Maybelline gel liner is running dry now so I'm going to try out a L'Oreal one I think :) xx
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  7. The perfect slim is my go to now. So much less faff than gel liner!

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  8. superliner perfect slim is the best! I first spotted it when it came out and I haven't touched my bobbi brown gel liners or any others since!

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