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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Eyeco | Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeco Skinny Mini Liquid Liner | Black | £10.00 (link)

You know how it is when you're walking through the airport shops before a flight - racks and racks of magazines stare back at you and somehow, you end up balancing a massive stack of them, wobbling towards the tills with your hands full of crap, boarding card in between teeth and a pack of Glacier Mints for good measure.  I often get sucked in by freebies, and this time was no exception - Marie Claire were giving away a free Eyeco eyeliner and I quite fancied something to try whilst I was away. You can take the beauty blogger out of the country, but you can't take the beauty blogger out of the girl... I certainly nabbed myself a copy and their Skinny Mini Liquid Liner became my little tester for the week.  Eyeco is a brand I've always wanted to try and I'd always heard good things about their mascaras and eyeliners. 

First off, before I even get to the product, I have to say I really like the packaging.  Yes, It's silly to take cosmetics at face value, but let's be honest - good packaging can make or break a product (and the Design student in me is fascinated by this kind of thing...)  The little box it comes in adds to it's appeal (none of that fiddly plastic over wrap that I always break my teeth on trying to rip!) and the silver pen feels sturdy and of good quality.  The product itself has a felt-tip nib, which is dome shaped with a thin tip.  This makes it really easy to create flicks and differ the weight of line you use on your eyes. It makes going from 'thin to thick' really easy and it helps create a seamless line from inner to outer corner.  I actually found it easier to draw a thin line on my eyes as opposed to on my hand, so it does depend on the angle you're used to drawing your flicks at I guess, but I found the application really swift and quick.  The nib isn't so long that it becomes flimsy, but it isn't so rigid that it's hard to manoeuvre - it's quite good balance between the two and I found applying it a doddle.

The finish is quite glossy - I'd liken it to Loreal's Super Liner Carbon Gloss (one of my favourites) - I seem to prefer a slightly glossier finish to my liquid liners as opposed to matte, so this gets a thumbs up from me.  It defines your eyes really easily and the deep black colour means you only need one coat for it to look noticeable.  Eyeco's Skinny Mini Liquid Liner is said to be long lasting, and I would agree with this.  It's not waterproof or anything, and after a fair few hours the gloss fades slightly but the line lasts all day without budging or flaking off.  Ever since Loreal's offering has been hard to come by (I've heard it's been discontinued?), I've found it difficult to find a liquid liner that gives a similar definition and finish, but Eyeco's version is so similar and actually easier to apply.  I really like the nib as you can create flicks or a thicker weight of line so much easier than with a longer tipped liner.

Overall, I really like the Skinny Mini Liquid Liner. Yes, it's easy to say that about a freebie in a magazine so the question is - would I purchase it again? And I honestly would.  I've been reaching for it so much just recently and I used it for my entire holiday. I'd love to try the different colours they offer (I'm intrigued by the brown and purple version!) and when this runs out I reckon I'll be ordering my next one.  I adore the glossy finish and instant opaque colour it gives - and the nib means that you can go as natural or as dramatic as you want just by varying your pressure.  You can purchase Eyeco's Liners on  Eyeco's website, ASOS or Beauty Bay for £10 - which isn't cheap for a liquid liner but it's certainly not completely off the mark.  If it lasts as long as my trusty Loreal - then I'd be happy to part with the pennies for it. I'm tempted to grab the brown version next... Dare I say it, but I think I've found my new favourite!


Have you tried anything by Eyeco? Would you be interested in trying their liners?

*Edit: Since writing this post, I was sad to discover the Eyeko eyeliner dried up very quickly on me and didn't last as long as I expected it to. I could have just picked up a dodgy one but be aware that although the application and pigmentation is unfaultable, the longevity of the product isn't the best.

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25 comments:

  1. I got this too! It's been a favourite product of mine all month. The application is easy, and the pigmentation is great!

    cllrs.blogspot.co.uk xo

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    1. It's fab isn't it! Wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do. I really like the finish it gives :) x

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  2. I think I still saw a copy of marie claire in my sainsburys today with this in, will go back tomorrow and pick it up! This sounds just what I'm after! :) X

    takingkate.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely do! It's worth it for the price of the magazine :)! xx

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  3. I tried this ages ago before Eyeko had their rebrand, it's one of my favourite liquid liners! It's so easy to use. x

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  4. This looks really lovely, sometimes liquid eyeliners can look like felt tip pens once they are applied. I do want to try this one out now!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  5. That packaging is so cute! I have never tried this product. I wear liquid eyeliner most of the time and I like the sound of this one, I might get it!
    Danielle xo

    opheliaevernote.blogspot.com

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  6. I saw this in Tesco today but didn't realise it was such a good product, going to pick one up tomorrow! x

    Alavish.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I got this too! I already have their mascara which is decent. I haven't actually tried this yet though. Great post! x

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  8. I definitely need to pick up a copy of Marie Claire ;) xx

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  9. Great post I am just like you I always get caught up in the magazines trying to pick which magazine to buy and then I choose both and freebies make it even better :D I also got this eyeliner I have used it twice and like it but do feel it drags on the skin as its more glossy than liquid so its not much of a smooth glide :) xx

    www.krystelcouture.com
    Clutch Giveaway

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  10. I've never tried anything by this brand but I have heard a lot about it. I tend to go for gel eyeliners like the Maybelline one because I like using a brush for some reason, but this looks good!

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  12. Im going to buy this, definately! i =m a massive fan of eyeliner and this is a great post! :) x



    Najma x


    ambrosialdol.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I got myself a copy of Marie Claire, at the start of the month because I don't exactly have that many eyeliners and the felt-tip nib looked like it'll be great for girls who aren't use to wearing eyeliners. And I was right. I haven't used it as much as you have (purely because I don't leave the house, all that much) but from the first try, I was impressed because of how easily it glides on the lids and the glossy finish that comes with it. I'd also consider repurchasing it once I run out. And maybe I shall add the brown version too? :) Another reason why I bought Marie Claire? My beautiful namesake was on the cover :) Diane Kruger. Enough said :D

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  14. I also bought the Marie Clare magazine for the eyeliner (as I seem to be obsessed) however as much as like the finish of the eyeliner, when I am applying it it seems to drag my eye. I much prefer my L'Oreal Super Liner as the nib seems much softer.

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  15. That eyeliner sounds great, although I don't like the idea of it becoming flimsy because of the long applicator. Try using Stila liquid eyeliners, I think they're great! This was a great post I enjoyed reading it :)

    http://brushofbeauty17.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. It's amazing that you got this free! love Marie Clare, also love your review and how much you like this product :) xxx

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  17. goodbye, I'm off out to the local newsagents! hehe

    loved this post :)

    http://www.meganmaisies.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This looks like such a lovely eyeliner.. I love your photo's too honey :D i am such an obsessive with black liner, so this sounds like it's right up my eyeliner loving street xxx

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  19. I love the way you write your reviews :) xx

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  20. I love felt eyeliners, definitely need to hunt this magazine down.
    You can tell you're a design student, love the photography. Great review as always x

    Rachael | beautypea

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  21. Your photos are so lovely! I've been after a new eyeliner and I can't resist a freebie, will definitely be hunting this down!
    Lizzie off of Maylight
    xx

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  22. I adore these felt tip type eyeliners! I always think they're so much easier to use!

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