Product Type: Collection 2000 makeup
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Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eyeliner
Member Name: cogiebear
Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eyeliner
Advantages: Small so fits easily in make up bag
Item: Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eyeliner
Bought in: Superdrug
I wanted to get back in to wearing more eye liner and couldn't remember how I got on with liquid eye liner and not wanting to waste a lot of money (on the off chance I didn't like it), bough this one to give it a go as it was only £2.50
Packaging and design:
This comes in a tiny little bottle with a very looooong lid. It actually reminds me of a tiny little witches hat! It looked like ALL colours come in a black bottle, so this one wasn't just black because I had bought a black eye liner, it was black as that's the packaging colour. The bottle overall is 10.5cm long and the lid externally makes up 7cm of that length. The little bottle holds 6ml of eye liner. The lid is just plain black and as it is so thin (going from 1cm wide at base to 0.5cm at tip) nothing is written on it. The bottle has "Fast Stroke Eyeliner, Collection 2000" written on the front and the barcode on the back and one side advises you of the size and to shake the bottle before use. Very basic, but as it is so small you couldn't really fit much more on there. If the bottle didn't say Collection 2000 on it, there would be no reason to suspect that it only cost £2.50 as it is quite classic looking. When you unscrew the lid a little stick with a solid brush at the end pops out. This when held next to the bottle reaches nearly to the bottom, so may not let you use every last drop of the eye liner and is likely why they advise you to shake the bottle to cover the brush.
Application, wear ability, colour and smell:
You apply liquid eye liner direct to your eye lid in the required area and allow to dry for a few seconds before blinking. This eye liners brush is not soft, it is actually a solid item and you more wipe it over the eye lid than brush it which is OK but beware that the brush bends at the end it connects to the wand with, not at the tip, so if you press too hard it can press more eye liner than you need higher on the lid than you want it to. The brush is a good width and I felt I could get the required amount on with 2 or 3 strokes, more or less can be used dependant on how thick you like to wear your eye liner. The colour is jet black and really covers the area of skin well, no gaps or skin showing through. It has a faint smell of plastic that goes away once dry, but other than that no other offensive odour. Once you have applied it, I felt like there was a very slight tingle to the area of skin it was sitting on but after less than 30 seconds this was gone and it was totally dried in. Make sure and do wait until it has dried in though as it will smudge if you blink and is hard to get off. The eye liner will last well in to the night. Actually lasting longer than your eye shadow. To take it off you really need to use eye makeup remover pads or baby wipes, if you try to just wash it off you need to scrub too hard and will make your eye lids inflamed. The wand length is also ample for application and you can get a good grip of it for precision application.
I guess I do like wearing liquid eyeliners!! Haha So for the odd occasion I want a more dramatic eye look so for £2.50 will buy this again as I won't wear eye liner often enough to be able to justify a more expensive one.
Summary: Good product at a bargain price