Monday, 4 March 2013

Battle of the Eyeliners!

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Essence Cosmetics have a lot of eyeliners and I mean a lot. I decided to pick out a few randomly(in black) to test and see if they make the cut. For low prices you do sometimes expect low quality so let's see what i discovered...

First up we have the 24h Stays No Matter What felt tip style liner. I've recently got into the felt tip liner craze after finally being converted, I wouldn't use them on clients unless I was giving it to them to keep but they are great for creating a precise line and easy to do the must have flick at the end too.

This one is really pigmented, does stay on all day and is of course easy to apply. I did find that on top of shop eye shadows it wasn't as pigmented but for €3.49 you can't really complain! This is a definite yes on the list!

Moving onto this liquid liner called exactly that 'Essence Liquid Eyeliner'. The product is very pigmented but I'm not sold on the applicator I have to say it's a little big for my taste but I did manage to use it to create a nice look. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't 100% confident in liner yet so therefore I'm going to give this one a miss, sorry!

Next up is the 100% splash-proof eye pencil. This one surprised me immensely, it glides onto the skin so easily meaning none of that rubbing back and forth for what seems like an eternity. This one has a slight sparkle to it which might not be to everyone's taste but I like it and even then you can't really see it that much once it's on. To me it resembles the Urban Decay 24/7 pencil's but at a fraction of the price so it's a perfect dupe without the costly price tag. So we have a another liner making the cut!

Finally we the 2in1 eyeliner pen. if you saw my essence haul video I was really excited about this one. The thicker angled side for the bulk of things and the thinner side for getting those precise flicks. The thin side is amazing, really pigmented and easy to use but the thicker end's pigment is lacking compared to the thin side and almost looks a little brown. maybe I just got a bad pen but going off of this one I would give it a miss and just go with the  24h Stays No Matter What felt tip style liner I spoke about before.
So there you have it! My thoughts on a few of the Essence eyeliners. They're all so affordable so trying them out don't exactly empty the wallet so off you to the penny's or a pharmacy that stocks essence and get some yourself, of course there are still a lot more that I haven't written about so go on in and have a look see.

Have any of you tried out any of the Essence eyeliners? What are your thoughts on them?

Until next time I hope you're all well and I'll talk to you soon,
Alice May x


  1. I love Essence but haven't tried any of the liners! They're such a great brand though, love this post:)

  2. These all look so great but I am still so awful at eyeliner that I think I'll stick with my gel liner before progressing:P that Essence liquid eyeliner looks wonderful though