“ Brand: Collection 2000 / Type: Eyeliners / Suitable for: Eye „
I use liquid eyeliner everyday, I like to have the Amy Winehouse style "eye - flick" and liquid eyeliner is by far the best product to use to do this with.
I went on holiday in the UK for a few days and forgot to bring my (quite pricey) eyeliner with me, disater!. I didn't really want to spend my holiday funds on make up so picked up the cheapest eyeliner I could find in Superdrug, which happened to be a Collection 2000 product.
I haven't used Collection 2000 products since I was in my teens so I wasn't really sure about how good the quality would be, but just needed something to tide me over for a couple of days.
The eyeliner I usually buy is in a short, stumpy bottle with a solid, short brush. This one was very different, in a long mascara style tube, and the brush was very long and wobbley. It was very difficult to get a thick even line with, and was quite watery and needed a good few applications before it was to my standards! Once I had taken a much longer time than usual to apply my eyeliner it did look OK.
Later one in the day I went to use the public toilets and noticed my eyeliner had significantly faded, looking a little closer it had all cracked and flaked. I tried to re apply but this made the eyeliner still on my eye to flake away. I had to wet some tissue paper and remove it all and start again.
Needless to say I didn't use it for the rest of the holiday and through it away, it was too fussy and very short lasting!
I have quite a collection of makeup and this means that I will often spend quite a few minutes browsing through my makeup bag to try and find what I am looking for. It was doing this at the weekend that I discovered a bottle of the Collection 2000 Eye Definition Liquid Eyeliner and so swept a coating over my already shadowed eyes to see how it would look.
This eyeliner is packaged in a neat little black tube which has a screw top lid and is illustrated with the words 'Eye Definition Liquid Eyeliner'. I have the Ebony Black version, and having looked around I believe that this is the only colour wave in this liquid eyeliner range. Upon screwing off the lid you are met with a thin black brush and when I say thin I mean that you get only a handful of bristles as oppose to a thick applicator brush.
Dipping the brush into the eye liner I found that the liquid was very runny in consistency and therefore spread easily around the eye area when painted on. It was also a lovely deep black colour meaning that it easily creates definition to the eyes. To apply, simply dip the brush into the eye liner and run around the areas that you like to be outlined.
When first applied I find that the eyeliner creates a fine almost grey line and therefore this needs a second coat in order to make it more defined. I have also found that you are limited by the size of the brush as the fine bristles only create a thin line and therefore you need to do a series of coats if you are going for a more dramatic or fifties inspired look. This problem is particularly apparent if you are attempting a sweep on the outer eyes as the size of the brush will only produce a thin sweep and not a lovely thick one. Not only does this mean more time in waiting for the first coat to dry but it also meant for me that I would need a steady hand more than once.
The finished result was a lovely black line around my eyes which looked dramatic if ever so slightly wonky over my upper eyelid however this was easily rectified using a damp tissue edge. The results lasted for most of the day, although for the colour to remain dark I would recommend reapplying. It washed off easily in the evening without leaving any dark smudges.
This eye liner can be bought from all good Boots and Superdrug stores and what with it being priced at £2.99 you can hardly go wrong, especially if you only intend to use this eyeliner a couple of times or just want to trial out liquid eyeliner before committing to a more expensive brand.
Based on my comments above, I would recommend this eyeliner as a cheap makeup buy however don't go expecting miraculous results.
I score this eye liner three stars out of five.
Thanks for reading! x
For some reason most eye liners just don't agree with me! For ages I was using kohl pencils with very few of them actually staying where they should, with most smudging all over the place! As I only wear eye liner along the top lid, someone reccomended liquid eye liner to me, this Collection 2000 one to be specific. I was a little apprehensive at first I heard it was messy and hard to apply neatly, but at £2.99 a pot (from Superdrug) I thought I'd give it a go. At first it did take a bit of practise to apply it smoothly (pro tip: tilt your forehead towards the mirror and pull the corner of the eye gently and look down as you apply, works every time!), but once I got the hang of it, it was perfect! It stayed put all day! Even in hot weather or whilst doing exercise it didn't move an inch! Would highly reccomend!
I have used a few collection 2000 products in the past and have always been pleantley surprised with how good they are, and so I expected the same from this eyeliner when I bought it.
Its different from most liquid eyeliners one due to its size as most are quite small with long brushes this however it quite large but I was happy with this as it just meant I was getting more for my money! The actual tube is black with silver writing on it which gives it a nice contrast so to does the silver lid.
The lid screws on and off and the applicator is attached, the brush is actualy quite narrow and is tapered which is great as this should make applying the liner a lot easier and more precise.
I began to apply the eye liner onto the top lid of my eye and the tapered brush seemed to do exactly as it was as usualy my lines go really wonky with liquid eyeliner however this didnt. BUT the colour was not right as the actual consitency of the liner was quite thin, runny infact almost like water and so because of this it meant the colour of the liner was almost grey and just didnt look right on my eyes. This meant I had to go over the liner 3 times to achieve a darker colour however this still wasnt to my satisfaction but had to stop due to the fact the liner was begining to look as though it was cracking because of how much was put on.
A redeeming feature of this liner is that it stays on for ages, as i never needed to re apply it once I had done it in the morning, however for me I wont be buying this again as it didnt achieve the look i wanted. I can see why though the tube is so much bigger then all the others, its to make it last as you need to apply so many coats of it!
I have never had a huge amount of luck with eyeliner - especially liquid eyeliner, but after trying Collection 2000's glam crystals glitter eyeliner, which looked amazing (I've lost it though, so I'm gutted!) I decided to try their eye definition liquid eyeliner.
~What is it?~
This is a liquid eyeliner made by budget brand collection 2000. I buy quite a lot of collection 2000 bits and pieces, despite the fact it's very cheap, I find that a lot of the products aren't too bad. I'm not sure how many colours this comes in, but I have the black one - shade 1, Ebony.
This comes in a black bottle with silver writing and a silver lid. The packaging is quite plain but I like the way the shape of the lid gets slightly wider at the top. On removing the lid, you will see that the eyeliner has a very narrow tapered brush with which to apply the liner.
The annoying thing for me when it comes to liquid eyeliner, is that you need to have a very steady hand in order to apply it well. I initially thought that it may be easier to apply this if you hand was nearer to the tip of the brush, which isn't possible as this has a really long handle. To be honest though, now I have got used to it, I don't think it makes too much difference, as the tip of the brush is very long and fine, applying it doesn't seem to different no matter where your hand is positioned - but you do still need to keep your hand steady with this.
Considering I found the glam crystals glitter liquid eyeliner so easy to apply, I still have a bit of an issue applying this, and usually have to do it a couple of times before I get a straight line. I think this is mainly because it is black, mistakes show up more clearly on my skin.
Once I have managed to get a straight line, I find this looks quite good. Because of the way my eye creases, not a lot of my eyelid can actually be seen, so if I am wearing too thick eyeliner it looks ridiculous -almost like I have put black eye shadow on! That is where this is really good, as it gives quite a thin line, it looks like it is supposed to!
The colour of the eyeliner is quite strong - a very intense black, so great for a dramatic effect.
Unfortunately the staying power of this stuff isn't too great - I find that it wears off pretty quickly, which is a pain in the neck, as I am always too worried to re-apply it when I'm out in case I end up with it all over my face!
This costs £2.78 from Asda, and I think it was about £2.99 in Boots where I bought it.
This is OK, but I will not buy it again. The staying power isn't great and although I find that it gives a nice thin line, I am still not very confident applying it, so probably wouldn't buy it again just because of that.