Monday, 7 May 2012

Review ~ Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner

 During a recent shopping trip I decided to take advantage of Boots' 3 for 2 deal. I'd been meaning to try out an eyeliner with a felt tip style applicator for a while, so spent a while looking at the different options and finally chose Maybeline's Master Precise liquid eyeliner (RRP £5.99).
I really like the neat packaging and how much like a pen it looks (although I wish the lid popped onto the end like lids on pens do, but that's just me). It's sleek, elegant and easy to hold which makes application easy. As you can see it has a really fine tip which makes for some very precise, detailed applying which is great for doing unusual flicks and wings.
I found I had to layer up the colour a bit to get a properly opaque black look and due to the nib being so thin I had to do a bit of 'colouring in' to do a thick line (my go-to eye liner look), unlike with a brush applicator when you can just paint it in quickly.
I also noticed a more significant down side that for me is a bit of a let down. When I drew on my line extra thick and wore it for a few hours I found that after a while a shadow formed on the upper part of my lid where the line had been touching whilst my eyes were open. It's not easy to wipe away either, it's sort of like the shadow you get under your eyes if your mascara or eyeliner has the same tendency. If you only use eyeliner for thin lines then this isn't going to be a problem for you but for me, who mainly wear thick lines this is pretty big problem. I think the way I'm going to try and overcome it is by doing the main bulk of the line in a waterproof eyeliner and then the flicks I'll do with this. I also found it really hard to remove without a lot of rubbing which I really don't like doing.

So, all in all:

  • quick drying
  • reasonable price
  • packaging looks good
  • good for precision and detailing
  • leaves a shadow
  • needs layering to look opaque 
  • difficult to remove

They also have a really cool website with suggestions on how to use it and different looks, I'd check it out just for general eyeliner inspiration.


  1. That website is so fun! Just spent ages creating my own eye liner flicks lol. Don't think I'll be checking this one out though, I hate it when you get that transfer line! xx

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