Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review: L'Oreal Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner

L'Oréal Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner is normally sold at about $9 at most, if not all, drugstores. I bought this liner from CVS hoping to get back into liquid liner. I've never used a liner with such a long and flimsy brush tip so it took me a couple of weeks to get used to. After a month of using it, I think I can make a pretty good judgement.

Preface: I've never successfully lined my eyes completely to my liking with ONE product. I'm on a never-ending search to find a product/tool which lines my eyes super thinly in the inner 1/3 and gradually becomes thicker in the outer 1/3.

I find the packaging sub-par. No where on the bottle does it list its name or color. I had to rummage through garbage to find what type of liquid liner this was. Trust me, there's more than one- and with a similar name to boot! There's only a small dot (on the bottom) with barely any sort of distinguishing.

On another note, the wand applicator is very long and was difficult to maneuver. The tip is so small that it accurately lines eyes without much difficulty. It gives such a sharp flick for a cat eye! But on that note, the brush is so flimsy that it's hard to make a precise line to connect the cat eye to the eye. The brush gets stuck between my barely there, down-facing, pin-straght lashes and the product gets all over my lid.

Lineur Intense is very runny. It makes it easy to line the first 1/3 of my lid- the upper, innermost corner. Once applied, it looks somewhat 3Dish and gives a glossy effect. It's actually very pretty. The particular color I purchased, Carbon Black, is SO pigmented. It's almost like a lacquered black in color. It's so black. Probably the blackest blackest blackest black. Seriously. It's black.

I love that once dry, it doesn't smudge and lasts for at least 6-8 hours before flaking. Even when I'm at the gym or stranded in the rain (I'm covered under an umbrella of course), it looks just as it did when freshly applied.

• extremely pigmented
• sharp, precise tip
• smudge-proof
• lasts about 6-8 hours before flaking
• easily draws thin and thick lines

• tip is too flimsy
• product is very runny

Would I repurchase this? Maybe- if I got a good deal again (I purchased this for under $2). It's a hassle to use, but I like the look of the finished product.

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