I've realised that I'm actually pretty loyal when it comes to eyeliners, especially those of the liquid kind. I've tried a number of different varieties and I always end up back with my old favourite - the Loreal Super Liner. It comes as no surprise really - it is after all one of the ultimate all-time blogger faves and it might as well have 'holy grail' written all over it. Loreal don't half make a smashing eyeliner, let me tell you! It occurred to me the other day that I've never actually blogged about my liquid liner favourites, but when the inevitable happened and 2 of them both ran out at the same time (typical much?) I thought it was about time I dedicated some bloggy space to them (and because there's nothing like brand new 'straight off the shelves' packaging to photograph is there, fellow bloggers?!) So without further jibber-jabber, I shall introduce you to my little Loreal trio...
Super Liner Ultra-Precision Black | £6.49 | Link
With its beautiful gold exterior and sleek, thin lid - this liner certainly looks the part. It doesn't stop at the packaging either - it ticks every single box for what I look for in a liquid liner. The thin, slightly flexible nib picks up just the right amount of product and distributes it in an even, opaque line across the upper lash line. With just a slight change of pressure, it's easy to go from a thin, precise line to a dramatic cat flick in seconds. Not only that, but it lasts all day. It doesn't matter if I've been at work all day running up and down stockroom stairs or if I've been on a flight - you name it - it's still going strong at the end of the day! I like the fact that it gives a slightly glossy finish - it makes it even more striking on the eyes and adds so much definition. There's no flaking or smudging, and it doesn't fade throughout the day. It's not waterproof, so don't expect miracles - but overall I really cannot sing this liner's praises enough and If you're after a new liquid liner, I really recommend this one! It's the ultimate of ultimate faves!
Super Liner 'Midnight' in 'Purple | £6.49 | Link
I can't really say much about this one as it's basically the exact same as the Ultra-Precision, just with a little bit of colour! Yes - it's purple but it doesn't look like you've tried to go all 'Disney Princess' when you wear it. There is a very subtle hint of a purple hue in there that can be seen when it catches the light - but appears almost black when worn on the lash line. I use this when I'm off on a night out and fancy something a bit 'spesh'. I have green eyes so I find the purple really does help to accentuate my eye colour and it looks really flattering when worn with a simple gold, neutral eye.
Super Liner Perfect Slim | £6.99 | Link
I bought this when I couldn't find my beloved 'Ultra Slim' and have actually managed to find myself a new favourite. I've been wearing this constantly just recently and am now on my second tube of the stuff. It's much more like a 'felt tip' sort of liner, and it a little more matte in finish than the ultra-precision. I really love the nib of this one - it really is super easy to use and it's essentially fool proof. I find it easier to grip than the ultra-precision and it's much easier to use if I'm in a rush of a morning. I actually find this one more 'user friendly' than the ultra-precision - I find creating cat flicks and dramatic lines much more easy and it's such a good all-rounder. I really recommend this one if you're after an easy to use, everyday liner with more of a 'felt tip' kind of feel to it.
So there we have it. My Loreal faves. At just under £7 each they're really worth the money and last forever. Many a time I've treated myself to a new eyeliner only to find it doesn't cut the mustard when it comes to life-span but these little beauties will last you ages!
What's your current favourite liquid liner? Do you love Loreal's offerings as much as me?