I don't wear eyeliner as often as I used to when I was much younger. However without practice, the eye-lining skill, especially using liquid eyeliner would become rusty. And that was exactly what happened to me.
With pen-like eyeliner, you don't have to dip the brush to the "ink pot", somehow it gives me a more steady grip when lining my eyelid. It is much easier to apply, compared to the more expensive liquid liner. As the result the lining would look neat and you could even control the thickness and boldness of the liner.
It dries quickly, so you don't need to worry if you need to blink after you accidentally poke your eyelids with the pen. The felt tip itself is so soft in your skin, but at the same time firm enough so that it could create a stable fine line.
It is very affordable, less than a couple of quid for one pen from superdrug. It lasts forever, as I don't use it everyday. It comes with different colours, but I chose the black one, because I think it's the most natural looking, that compliments my hair and eyelash's colour.
Overall I would have to say that even if this is a great, affordable product, the black is not dark enough for me. It is alright for daily, more natural look eye make up as it does its job to define your eyes, but I am not sure that it would look as good for a more dramatic smokey look.
I would still recommend this products to my family and friends, with little disclaimer that it is not dark enough for those who expect a kajal-ish liner.
My daughter bought me this eyeliner as I like to wear one but find it hard to get a nice line going. She got it for me in Wilkinson for £1.98 which is an excellent price.
The liner comes in a long tube that looks like a felt pen. When you take the lid off you get the end bit like a pen and its nice and pointy at the end. The tube is quite thin but easy to hold on to.
The tube says it is quick drying which is good so you don't have to hang about with your eyelids half shut looking stupid ha ha. The liner is quite easy to apply to the lids using this pen. I found it much easier than trying to use a brush which is what I have used before. I managed to get a nice thin line going across and close to my lashes too.
I left it for about 2 minutes and it seemed dry by then. It might have been dry sooner than that but I didn't want to try it and smudge it. After applying it looked nice and made my eyes stand out a lot more behind my glasses. I thought it made me look younger too but that might just be me.
I kept the liner on for most of the day and it seemed to stay on well, I didn't manage to smudge it at all and didn't have to reapply it and best of all, it didn't turn into panda eyes underneath my lids.
I would probably buy this again when I have used it all up as I really like the effect it gives and is so easy to use.
Eyeliner is my best friend. It would certainly be one of my desert island products. I normally just use an eyeliner pencil as i don't have the steadiest hand when using liquid or gel eyeliner, yet i was intrigued to try this eyeliner as its basically a pen but for your eyes!
I bought this from good old Boots for about £2.99 in the black shade. It is also available in teal, blue and purple.
This eyeliner is so easy to use and apply. It is the same size and shape as a felt tip pen which is easy to hold and i really feel like i have full control over what i am doing. The nib tapers to a fine point so you can have as thick or thin a line as you wish. I can get really close to the base of my eyelashes with this which is not always easy when using something such as a liquid eyeliner.
I like to use this eyeliner to line my top eyelashes, it definitely makes my eyelashes look thicker and defines my eyes. I finish the line off with a little flick upwards at the end and i find the line tapers to a thin point nicely. I don't want the Amy Winehouse flick!
The formula delivers on pigmentation, it is a true black not a grey or blue which i have experienced with other supposed "black" eyeliners. I have not worn this for 24 hours so i cannot say if it lives up to its name, but it has lasted me 16 hours which to me is all day. I have had no problems with this smudging and it even stays put when i go swimming, which i think shows how good a product it really is. On a downside it is slightly difficult to remove, and i really have to rub at my eyes with my cleanser to get this baby off!
After using this for a few months i have found the nib of the felt tip has started to perish slightly and i dont get as much of a precise crisp line now. I guess this means it is time to chuck it out and repurchase again. It hasn't dried out in any way though which is quite surprising as i have not put the lid on the pen properly a few times. I do find you have to push down quite hard to make sure lid is securely on.
Overall i think this is a fantastic budget eyeliner that has staying power, is good quality and makes applying eyeliner a doddle. I would fully recommend, especially to those who maybe feel unconfident in applying eye makeup.
I give this eyeliner 5 Dooyoo stars as i really do love this product, and at such a cheap price even better.
Thanks for reading :)
Despite my proclaimed hate for felt tip liners, I did decide to give them another go. It was the price of this Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hours Felt Tip Liner that convinced me in the end, to be honest. My train of thought was that, if this turned out to be a catastrophe, I would not be wasting too much money. At £2.99 a pen, I thought it was a good price, even for an eye pencil. Collection 2000 is not the most expensive of make up brands and it is reasonably good quality for the price, so I thought that I might as well just go for it.
It is packaged as a rather thin stick pen, with a lid that can easily be pulled on and off. You must remember to wait for the click when closing it or else you have not closed it properly. I have lost many good pens, never mind make up units by not closing them properly before. It looks fairly nice and simple, with a black pen and silver text. However, I found that the text rubs off too easily- it has all but vanished on my pen now. However, this is only a minor little issue. The nib looks like a pointed felt tip nib, or the nib of a paint pen.
I use this kind of pen only for my top lid as I think that it is too thick for my bottom lid. It is easier to swipe across the lid than other (more expensive) felt tip pen liners that I have tried, which is a bonus, however I do find that sometimes the pen line is not always super precise. The nib is quite easy to use on closed eyes, though if I do not press hard enough, it does provide me with a rather blurred, spongy sort of line. With eye liner pens using this kind of ink, if you immediately open your eyes you end up with a duplicate line high up above your eyes making you look a bit like a panda. To avoid this, it is necessary to wait for it to dry, which I find slightly frustrating as I have very little patience.
It is a very bold black colour, which really emphasises your eyes and looks good.
I wouldn't quite say that this last 24 hours, experience tells me that make up brands almost always exaggerate about stuff like this, but several hours at least. I do have to top it up as it starts to fade and smudge just a little bit after a few hours, especially if it is hot, but for a liquid eye liner, it is not too bad.
Overall, I think that this was a sensible purchase on my part as felt tip eye liners have now slightly redeemed themselves in my eyes. It really comes down to which brand you are using. Of course, this does have its problems and imperfections, but I did not expect too much for the price and really, it is a good value and good quality liner. I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
One make-up product that I just cannot live without is the Collection 2000 24hr Extreme Felt Tip Liner. After finding this little treasure a few years ago now, I have hated all over pen style liners that I have tried. Collection 2000 is by no means an expensive make-up brand but they do some fantastic products. Yes, some of them are a bit hit and miss but they do have a few things which are worth a lot more money.
I have this liner in a few different colours but I use the black more than anything else. If you want a more adventurous or colourful look though, you can always try the purple, teal or blue. For me though, black liquid eyeliner is a classic look and you can never go wrong with it really. Also, there are many ways to make this kind of eyeliner look more exciting or make it more subtle if that's what you want.
The Collection 2000 liner is exactly what it says it is - a felt tip pen. While I have tried proper liquid eyeliners before, I find that using a pen gives more stability when applying to the eyelid as you can get a better grip on the product. When first applying to the eyelid, I notice how rich and black the colour is. As a liner from a cheaper brand, I was expecting it to not look as black or dramatic. However, the liner glides on with extreme ease, making it possible to create all kind of different lines.
The nib of the liner is not overly thin but then it isn't too thick either. I really like the size of the nib as it allows you to start off with thin lines and build them up if you want to. Using the pen feels very comfortable in my hand and even better if I rest my elbow on my desk while applying the liner to my eye. I find that this makes it possible to have a better hold on the pen and also to not have a shaky hand which will result in uneven lines.
Collection 2000 also claim that this will last through a whole 24 hours. They weren't lying either. I use this every day and I tend to go to work for a long period of time (sometimes 13 and a half hours). If you take into account the time it takes me to get ready, 30 minutes travel each way to work and the time there, I say this lasts at least 16 hours. I can't say that I have ever kept it on for the full 24 though but after 16, it still looks as perfect as it did when I put it on in the morning.
As this pen style liner is extremely black and dark, it may not be the right thing for some people. For me though, it is exactly what I want and it gives me the look I like for every day. Collection 2000 products can be found at Boots and Superdrug and this product costs only £2.99, which makes it fantastic value for money.
I must confess that I'm a bit of an eye liner addict, I have one that I use for nights out on the town, one for more sophisticated nights out and one for day to day use. I usually use a natural collection liquid eye liner, but when I found Boots was out of it when I needed to buy more I decided to try a different eye liner for a change rather than (shock horror) attempt to go without eye liner for a while.
I didn't want a khol pencil, so I looked at the liquid and pen/felt tip type liners and settled for the Collection 2000 "Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner" as it was a good price and I remembered using Collection 2000 products a lot in my teens and remembered them as being reasonable quality for the price.
This eye liner looks like a slim felt tip pen.
The pen is black no matter which colour you buy, so double checking the label is necessary to make sure you do not pick up the wrong one.
The writing on the pen is silver. The name of the product is in bold writing, the brand name is written in slightly smaller writing and the ingredients and other information are again in smaller writing.
I like the fact that there is no extra packaging around the pen and I like the simple look of the pen. Overall I think this looks rather smart.
*********Price and availability*********
I paid £2.99 for this eye liner in Boots (which got me 8 points on my advantage card). Superdrug also stocked this at the time I bought it. It is no longer seems to be availiable in either of these places (I'm not surprised to be honest!) but can be found online easily, the collection 2000 website have it for £2.99.
The price of this eye liner is quite good compared to similar products on the market, although sadly it is not good value for money due to the poor quality of the liner.
Four different colours are available; blue, black, teal and purple. I chose the black one as I wanted it for day to day use, not partying.
*********Applying the eye liner*********
Being a felt tip liner application is quite simple, you draw it onto your eyelids as if you are using a pen.
Unfortunately I did not find applying this liner as simple as it should have been. If I drew one line and was done at that I might have been ok, but if you try to go over your first line to rectify a mistake or make the line thicker then the pen rubs off the first line.
With much frustration and practice I was able to get this eye liner to look reasonable on my eyes, but it took a very long time. When the liner is finally on my eyes it looks more of a washed out black than a nice strong colour.
The first time I used this eye liner I was disappointed to find that after being on for several hours it seemed to be fading and smudging.
The second and third time I had the same problem as the first time.
The last time I attempted to use this eye liner it lasted hardly any time at all. I applied my make up and snuggled up on the sofa with my other half to watch TV. During the advert break, maybe 20 minutes later I'd run upstairs to the loo and passing the mirror on the way I realised I had eye liner smudged all over my face!
I actually have no idea how on earth this could be marketed as a 24 hour eye liner!
*********Removing the liner*********
This liner is very easy to remove, it in fact does it itself a little while after you put it on! I have had no problem removing the last smudges of liner with a make up wipe.
I have quite sensitive skin and eyes. I found that this product was fine on my skin but it did make my eyes sting slightly when I was applying it.
This eye liner was a complete waste of money, the packaging looks good but I can't find anything else positive to say about it. It really is useless and I cannot recommend this product at all!
I like to experiment with eye liners and try out different types, and this is amongst the best I have found.
The liner is very much like a felt tip, but with the consistency of liquid eyeliner. The felt tip style allows for great precision, even if you don't have a very steady hand like me! I like to do a line across my eyelid with a cat flick, and find that this liner is very good for creating this style.
The liner stays on very well, as stated. I've yet to even be awake for the 24 hours it claims, but I can put it on before a night out and it stays perfect through to the small hours, which is all you really need. It also stays very well put - no annoying smudges or eyeliner appearing in the crease of your lid like some liners seem to do.
I've yet to discover, but I have heard that felt tip liners run out rather fast - I'll edit this when mine does, it's been going for a few weeks now with everyday use anyway, and for a few pounds I won't complain at that !
I would highly recommend this liner if you are looking for a good, cheap and easy to use eye liner.
On one hand I really like this product, but on the other hand I don't like it. First let me tell you the reasons why I like it. I bought this in purple, and the colour is a nice plum shade, and isn't expensive either. It has the small felt tip applicator that I like in eyeliners - I find them easier and more precise to use than a brush. These eyeliners do look like a felt tip pen, which I can imagine wouldn't appeal to everyone. However for those who don't like khol liners, but find the whole brush and pot of liquid a little difficult to master, then felt tip liners are a great option. Not many brands have felt tip liners (well, not many I'be seen) but luckily Collection 2000 do. The downside to this though, there are very limited colours to choose from. They do have a good jet black one, if you're just looking for a black liner for everyday wear.
The liner is very easy to apply, you can easily create a thin and precise line within seconds. I'be even managed to do a winged line with no problem, and still having the same strong pigment as ordinary liquid liners. I hate khol liners for not quite giving enough pigment, but are quick to use. I like liquid liners for the pigment and precision, but require more time to apply. Felt tip liners are like having the best of both. I find that felt tip liners are great for easily creating the same look as a liquid liner but in half the time. They are definitely a lot easier to use too. So for those wanting to try a liquids liner, but find the usual ones a bit overwhelming, then I'd recommend them to try a felt tip one. They have the same shape as the Khol liners, but instead of a pencil, it's a liquid. This also doesn't smudge really easily like a pencil liners from Collection 2000. Once you put it on (regardless you don't cry or go swimming) it lasts all day, through humidity until you take it off.
Now to why I don't like it. My main reason being that when I came to take my makeup of, I found that I had a faint purple line above my lash line where the liner had stained my skin! Although this is good proof of it's lasting power, I can't say it's something I appreciated. It did disappear after a couple of washes though. I don't know whether this is the case of all of them, but it was for the plum shade. Despite this, it didn't stain around the sides of my eyes where I did the wing, so I probably will use again as it is a pretty colour, and is great for quick applications. I may also purchase this in black on my next shopping trip, as I tend to wear black liners more than any other colour. A good liner for the price though!
As a qualified Beauty Therapist I have always had a deep love of make up, which is why in fact I studied it in the first place. I always own loads of the stuff and then now I'm well into my 30's I have less is more and don't buy stuff for the sake of it preferring to buy stuff as I need to it to keep it fresh and I do find on my face as I have gotten older that less is definitely more.
One thing I really love is a liquid eyeliner, although I can apply it on other people though I always seem to make mistakes on my own eyes (always the way eh lol!) however in recent months I have got more confident with it however I was running out and needed a new one very quickly and had to run out to Boots with about ten minutes till closing time and I was going out that evening. Flustered, I spotted an offer on, on the Collection 2000 cosmetic range to which this was part of a deal being only £2.99 a pen usually but on offer with a few other pieces as well meaning I got this and a mascara from the range that usually retails at £2.99 as well for just a fiver! Well pleased I was too and I felt I had gotten myself a bit of steal...providing of course the products were good that is!
The Pen Itself:
Well the pen is just that really. Black and shiny and made from plastic it has a twist and pull lid to one end of it concealing a long and sturdy felt tip 'nib' then on the side of it (and all in silver writing) we are told that it is Collection 2000 Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner then on the opposite side of it the ingredients are listed, we are told to use the pen up within 6 months of opening it, we are told what it is and contact details for Collection 2000 are given. it's a nice looking pen this one and it doesn't look at all cheap which for £2.99 only is a nice touch too!
Well this is available in four shades. I own the black one which is a very deep, dark shade of black but the other shades available at the moment are teal, purple and blue which are all very intense shades and highly pigmented.
Of course these are liquid eyeliners so they are to be used as such and to frame the eyes. I find this a really tough thing to do on myself as I mentioned earlier, freehand so I sometimes cheat a bit and line my eyes with a very light grey eyeliner and then go over it with liquid which gives me a better shape and polished look.
This though is really easy to use. The liquid is very dark indeed, and comes off the nib cleanly and neatly and onto the skin. Any slight mistakes should be wiped away immediately as this is a fast drying formulation giving a hard line of colour which dries matt.
This doesn't feel heavy on my eyes and its pretty smudge proof and hard wearing. It isn't referred to as waterproof but I did get caught out in the rain once and I didn't get any run of this down my face which I was pretty pleased about!
You can of course create thin lines with this or thick..... flicks...whatever. I like the fact that I have control using this and this it really does stay put on my eyes for hours and hours as fresh as when I first applied it and that with my usual make up removing routine it is very simple indeed to remove.
Usually in life you simply get what you pay for but for under 3 quid this is a real beauty find. It isn't a natural looking eyeliner, its more of a statement product than that when its on so don't go thinking this is a natural looking product as it isn't. For me this is an essential bit of going out kit for us ladies and it really does get a huge and hearty thumbs up from me!
Available in all good chemists priced at a mere £2.99 a pen!
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