Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blinc eyeliner

Today I decided to try out the Blinc eyeliner that came in this month's Birchbox.  I was really excited to get this product, as I've been considering changing up eyeliner brands.  A recent Black Friday purchase was Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof eyeliner, however, the colors that were discounted were koi (a gold shade) and silver dollar (a silver shade). Fun colors, but I'm more in the market at the moment for a nice, classic black eyeliner. So getting the Blinc eyeliner this month almost seems like pure fate!  The only issue is that it's a liquid eyeliner.

Now, I've heard great things about liquid eyeliner, but liquid eyeliner and I are not friends.  I much prefer a kohl pencil, and that has been my eyeliner of choice for several years.  Nevertheless, I decided to give it a shot.  With promises of staying power and crisp, clean lines, why not?

The promises of Blinc stayed true.  The eyeliner did, indeed, stay put all day.  When I got home from a long day, the liner did not budge or smudge from the morning.  Here is where I must say that I was thoroughly impressed by the product.  I'm an eye-rubber, and so it's typical to have absolutely no eyeliner left by the afternoon - it's usually on my hands!  So, that aspect was a definite pleasant surprise.  I mean, how often are the claims true?!

Removal is also a breeze, as promised.  I had to use a q-tip a few times in applying it this morning to clean up the lash line, and the product came right off.  Similarly, removal in the evening just took a swipe with a warm tissue and some slight pleasure.  During the day and with normal wear, however, the product stays put.  A-mazing!

The downfall in my eyes (no pun intended) of this eyeliner is that it comes in liquid form.  No matter how many YouTube videos I watch or articles I read about how to apply liquid eyeliner, I don't think that I'm ever going to be able to apply it just right to get that nice, smooth line.  Perhaps the old, cliche saying "practice makes perfect" will ring true as I continue to use my deluxe Birchbox sample of this eyeliner, but I don't think that I'll be ordering this particular product full-size.

Overall rating: B

Why can't something with this kind of staying power be in an easy-to-use pencil form? The search for a new eyeliner continues ...

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