Today I’m reviewing L’Oreal’s Super Liner Gelmatic Eyeliner, name’s a bit of a mouthful! I got mine in the colour taupe grey, it also comes in ultra black and deep violet. It’s their first gel liner in a pen format.
I picked it up because I was looking for something to use instead of black to make my signature smokey eye a little softer, the gel pen format really intrigued me as I love gel eyeliner’s and have never tried it in a pen before.
I was not disappointed at all! But to be fair I’ve not found a L’Oreal product that I haven’t liked yet!
- Pros – It goes on smooth and doesn’t drag across the eyelid.
- Fab pigmentation.
- Great staying power, I don’t know if it lives up to it’s 24hour wear as I haven’t worn it that long! But it does last until I remove it after about 11hours.
- It has a retractable liner and has good size nib, not too big, not too small!
- If you work quickly before it sets, it smudges out lovely.
A swatch of the liner, sorry it’s coming off slightly more brown in the photo, it’s a little more grey than that.
This is after being vigorously rubbed with my hand and sleeve! Not too shabby eh?!
So I’m afraid I have no cons to list! I’m really happy with this liner and definitely recommend it. It’s a fabulous staple to have, especially in the grey shade to give a softer look than using black.
Hey guys and dolls, just a quick one for you today!
If you’re a regular on beauty blogs and youtube you’ve probably heard about the Nars Ita brush. It’s a small, flat, angular brush ideal for contouring. The shape lends itself well to really helping you to define the angles of your face then you can turn it on it’s side and blend away.
Now, if like the rest of the world you can’t get your hands on one or you like the idea but just aren’t sure and you don’t want to spend the money, I may have just the answer!
This is the brush from one of my W7 box blushes, I do love the W7 blushes by the way so I do recommend them (some of which are dupes for Benefit’s Box O’ Powder) and they retail for around £4.
Now, this brush is not spectacular and I definitely can’t see it matching up to the Ita but the shape is there and you can get an idea of what it would be like to use the Ita.
With this brush I ‘stripe’ my powder of choice on, then blend, blend, blend with my Real Techniques contour brush.
So if you’re on the lookout for something similar or just want to give it a go to see if you get along with the shape I’d recommend trying W7. Even if you don’t like the brush there’s a good chance you’ll like the blush and/or bronzer!
Thanks for reading! Lucy.x
*Not a sponsored post.
I have a beauty bargain for you today, MUA Blusher in Shade 2 (although looking on the website now it appears they’ve now given all their shades names, which is far better than numbers in my opinion)
I picked this up on a whim from Superdrug for the stonkingly good price of £1!!
You do need a light hand with this as it’s highly pigmented but I consider that a good thing. Nothing worse than layering and layering and nothing happening!
It’s soft with a nice gentle sheen to it and no shimmer.
For the price it’s definitely worth trying them out!