I’ve always been in search for the “perfect” black liquid eye-liner. I have tried quite a few black eye-liners throughout my make-up years and I could never find the perfect one. I feel like applying black liquid eyeliner is a hard thing to do. It is so harsh since it is black meaning a little mistake could ruin the whole look. There are also numerous different types of liquid eyeliners, but the most common one I see are the pens with a felt tip applicator. I have tried both drug-store and prestige brands. The brand Collection is a drug-store brand that is available in the United Kingdom. I was really excited when I opened this black eyeliner up from Stephanie Wright during our box swap. If you haven’t check out her blog yet, then you NEED to because she is amazing! You can find her blog here.
Looking through Collection’s website I find that they’re just like any other makeup brand where they carry numerous different makeup items. The full name of the eyeliner that I was sent is Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner by Collection in the shade Black.
What Collection says about this eyeliner is stated below and in italics. Information was found on their website here.
– Easy-to-apply felt tip nib for all day long lustrous looking eyes.
– The fast-drying versatile felt tipped pens give your makeup look an instant burst of colour.
– Set trends with four intense, high powered hues including purple, blue, teal and black.
*Not suitable for contact lens wearers
First of all, I will state that I wear contacts, so I’m not unsure why they say, “Not suitable for contact lens wearers.” Oops! I wear contacts pretty much all the time, except for work. I have been wearing this eyeliner with no issues with my contacts. Comment and let me know if you know what they meant by this??
The packaging of the eyeliner is just like a pen with a felt tip as the applicator. There will be a picture of the applicator down below.
The ingredients as listed on the pen itself. I know it is hard to read, but it does have parabens in it. I don’t find that surprising because a lot of makeup has parabens in it. Even Lush Cosmetics uses parabens.
Application & Swatches
Here is a picture of some swatches. It does give a really nice black shade that can be more subtle or built up for a more intense black.
I’m really amazed by the application of this product. The first time I used this eyeliner it felt amazing because it went on so well. I was able to get that perfect eyeliner look that I haven’t found with others I’ve tried! It still does go on really well, but there was just something about that first time. It hasn’t dried up either since opening it, which is always a good thing! Since getting this eyeliner, it has been my “go-to” black eyeliner. The eyeliner lasts all day. It also dries really fast and dries to a matte consistency. Even a coworker/friend of mine even stated, “Your eyeliner always looks so good.” That is probably because this lovely eyeliner came into my life and made makeup application so much easier! If you go all the way back to my first post on this box swap, pretty much all the FOTD pictures featuring a black liquid eyeliner are with this star. If you want to see more pictures than the one below, make sure to check out my Sleek Storm Palette review. I used this eyeliner is every look shown. You can find that review here.
Overall, I want to thank you for introducing me to this lovely eyeliner! It has really helped improve my eyeliner skills.
A Comparison between all my liquid eyeliners!
I thought it would be fun to share with you all the liquid eyeliner pens that I have tried. Comment below if you have tried any of these!
Here is a picture of all my liquid eyeliners in my collection in some sort of black shade.
- Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner
- Stila Stay all Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
- Flower On Your Mark Liquid Eye Liner
- Tarte multiplEYE Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner
- The Balm Schwing Black Liquid Eyeliner
Going from top to bottom on both photos: Collection, Stila, Flower, Tarte, and The Balm.
The eyeliner from Collection has the thickest applicator of them all. The tip of the applicator is pretty stiff. The eyeliner is the easiest to apply out of all of them. This eyeliner lasts throughout the day.
The eyeliner from Stila is a waterproof formula so it was the hardest to remove out of all of them. I think that this eyeliner is semi-hard to apply. The tip of this applicator is a little flimsy, but not bad at all. The tip is really small for getting a precise application. This eyeliner lasts throughout the day. I feel like this eyeliner tip was a little too thin for me, so I would have to go over it multiple times to get the thickness that I wanted. By doing that there is a bigger chance to screw up.
The eyeliner from Flower is the lightest of them all. It may look blacker in the swatch, but it is quite a light black when applied. The application is mediocre. The tip of the applicator is very flimsy making application a little difficult. This eyeliner lasts most of the day, but it does fade. This eyeliner is from Drew Barrymore’s makeup brand available at Wal-Mart.
The eyeliner from Tarte has the thinnest applicator of all the pens. I really do like this eyeliner because application is easier than the others (besides the Collection one). The tip is a little flexible, but it has the right amount of flexibility without being overboard like the Flower one. This eyeliner lasts throughout the day. As with the Stila eyeliner, I have to go over multiple times over the line to get the thickness I want, making for a possible error.
The eyeliner from The Balm is totally different from the rest, but I felt like it was important to include. This eyeliner is the most liquidy out of all of them, but that makes sense since of the applicator. Because of this, drying time takes longer, but it does dry to a matte finish. The applicator has some flexibility to it, but applying this you need to be super careful since it is super black. This eyeliner lasts throughout the day.
Once again, I am really loving the Collection eyeliner. That just proves that just because it is high end, doesn’t mean it is necessarily better. Comment and let me know if you have tried any of these eyeliners that I have mentioned!
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