Monday, 6 January 2014

Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner

Hello Beauty Lovers!

Last year, wow that feels weird to say, I parted with my penny's for the much hyped about Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner, after using it many times I'm ready to let you know all about it.

I'm not overwhelmed by the packaging, but the more I look at it the more reminds me of MAC; minimalist and noir. I was however, won over by the compactness and cuteness of the size, it manages to find the smallest gap to fit into,in my overflowing makeup bag.

Swatch - all Illamasqua

When I was mentally justifying adding yet another gel liner to my collection, the gorgeous Illamasqua ladies ensured me it was the most pigmented gel liner on the market and was gentle enough to use on my waterline, and well the rest is an expensive blur.

When comparing this to my other gel liners the end result is no darker than the others, in fact the were all the same shade of black, however a little goes a long way; with my other liners I have to dip five or six times to create a winged liner look, with Illamasqua, two dips and I'm done.

Another positive to this formula is that it's very hydrated, its showed no signs of drying out, I have found cheaper formulas needed to be applied with a wet brush, because the liner is so hard. I can apply this with a clean dry brush and after I simply wipe it on a cotton pad and its primed and ready for my next use.

The staying power on this liner is incredible, it literally stays put all day long. Its water resistant, so makes it quite tricky to take off, I've had to invest in a good quality water proof makeup remover.

When applied to my waterline, it creates a line so dark that I've never been able to achieve with a kohl pencil, however it can look quite harsh so I tend not to use wear it like this for a daytime look.

If your new to eyeliner application, this may not be the product for you as one tiny mistake is very hard to erase, you end up in the; do I make the line thicker or remove the lot dilemma.

This liner will set you back £18, but for the quality and the tiny amount needed, it is more than worth it. I predict this liner will outlast a few tubs of the cheaper brands.

I absolutely love this liner, its the first product I have in this brand, and it has exceeded my expectations in every way, I will defiantly be adding one of their highly talked about lipsticks to my collection. The only downside is, to my knowledge it only comes in black, I would love to see this product in metallic colours.

Here's a look a created using the liner
Let me know if you've tried this gel liner and love it as much as I do.



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