Price and Availability
Collection 2000 products are widely available form most Boots, Superdrug and most Supermarkets as well as online. The Gel Liners are normally prices at £2.99 and come in tonnes of colours (pinks, purples, blues, green, black, silver among others). You can also get them on eBay but surprisingly they are no cheaper which is unusual. All the shades have strange names that don't seem to have any relationship to the colour, mine is called Hustle 4 and it is a silvery glitter with flecks of blue and green.
The Packaging is simple and quite bold. It is a clear tube showing the colour of the liner it has 'Collection 2000' written on the top and 'Glam crystals Dazzling Gel Liner' written down the side in big bubbly writing with stars' on the other side it states that it is:
Easy to apply
The lid is black plastic and slightly fluted.
For £2.99 you probably wouldn't expect much I'm sure but this does pretty much live up to it's claims, not 100% percent but pretty close and much better than a lot of more expensive brands, and they offer a great sparkle they are really glittery.
Easy to Apply
It is very easy to apply, it goes on smoothly which was surprising as it is glittery, but it doesn't feel at all scratchy as a lot of glittery products do. You use a tiny brush to put it on and the bristles are quite firm which makes it easier.
Now this is the only point I will disagree with. Now I am not great at precision when it comes to make up anyway but I don't think the design of this helps achieve precision. The brush is small but the end isn't the cleanest of lines and the glitter tends to clump on the bristles so I don't think many people would be able to create too much detail with it. I think the pen style are better for this.
This one is definitely true it dries in no time at all which is great as you don't need to worry about it smudges.
Long lasting is probably an understatement, once this is on it's on so you better make sure you like it. I would suggest a trial run before applying it for a night out because if you put it on blind and don't like it your stuck with it. It looks exactly the same at the end of the night as it did at the start and if you are silly enough to go to bed with it still on it will still be on in the morning. It will come off with soap and water or make up remover but it takes some scrubbing.
Again I have had to cut my review short to fit the word count.
Item: Collection 2000 Dazzling Eyeliner
Colour: Le Freak (The jade green one, to the far right side of the picture above)
Bought in: Superdrug
Christmas brings out a side in me that draws me to make up that I wouldn't really buy at any other time of the year. Last Christmas this was jade green glittery eyeliner!
Design of packaging:
This comes in a tall tube similar to a mascara tube. It is 11cm long and 1.5cm wide (although the lid is a tiny bit wider at the end). This fits easily in to a small make up bag and the lid screws tightly on, so no danger of it spilling all over your make up bag. The lid is 4cm long and the wand is 7cm long with 1cm of that is made up of the brush. The tube is clear and you can see the glittery liquid through it. This is good as you can see what colour you are getting straight away. It says "Collection 2000" across the top of the tube and has "Glam Crystals, Dazzling Gel Glitter" written across it. The font used for this writing is really quite young in my opinion and may put some older customers off, which is a pity as it is a good product and at 32 I don't feel too old to use it but the packaging looks more suitable for a teenager. The lid is plain black which is quite sensible looking and not keeping in line with the much younger looking text. The name of the colour "Le Freak" is typed on a small silver sticker on the end of the tube. Again the name is quite funky but when added to the font used on the front makes it seem like it is aimed at a younger customer. I do like this little tube of glitter but I can imagine that it may put older customers off trying it, which is a pity as I think it is a nice little jazzy extra to have in any make up bag.
Application and lasting effects:
The lid of this eyeliner is a good size for holding and application. I can hold this between 2 fingers and my thumb and can get good control over where I am aiming the brush. The brush applies a 0.5cm wide strip of glitter to the eyelid. It is a soft brush but none of the bristles have come off so far. A little bit too much of the glittery liquid comes out of the tube but you can easily wipe this back in to the tube so don't waste any. The liquid is very dense in glittery and the gel part is also jade coloured so it applies a solid glittery jade green line across your eyelid. It dries quickly (around 20 seconds) and doesn't crease. It is also doesn't flake bits of glitter off, which I have found to be a problem with other glittery eyeliners and eye shadows as these fall straight in to your eyes. It all stays on until you wash it off. I don't have to use a special make up remover to remover this one. It can be removed with my usual facial cleanser or a baby wipe. For a nice glittery "Christmas" look I wear this over a light pearly eye shadow and swipe this over my full eye lid from corner to corner to give a glittery 60s look. Looks better than it sounds (I hope haha). It has a faint marker pen scent but that is just if you sniff the tube directly. This comes in a few shades but I liked this colour the best as I like to try and make at least one of my Christmas outfits green or red to keep in with the traditional colour scheme.
Now I have dug this out and been looking at it, I am going to pop it on at the weekend and wear with a bright green dress I have. Even though I bought it as a treat at Christmas, now I have been looking at it in the summer light I think it will go well with a summery outfit too.
Overall I am really happy with this, I bought it over 6 months ago and it hasn't gone gloopy or dried out. The colour is really rich and sparkly, it doesn't flake off and lasts all night. Even though I think that the design of the tube is a bit young, I won't take stars off as I still bought it and I was 32 at the time!! Haha
For special occasions i like to glam up my eyes and add a bit of sparkle. These dazzling gel liners do just that. I am finding Collection 2000 has really upped their game and i am finding more and more of their products to be absolutely fantastic. They are a steal at just £2.99 each from Boots, and they certainly make a statment.
I have purchased 3 colours:
"Funk" - A gorgeous gold (perfect for christmas teamed with a red lip)
"Le Freak" - An aqua blue
"Shake it up!" - A really bright purple
In all there are 12 different colours available, from pinks to silvers and blues and greens. I will eventually get round to buying all 12, as i have been so impressed with the 3 i own.
I do find the size of the glitter particles is different with each colour, the gold is a very subtle sparkle yet the aqua blue is full on glitz! I always prime my eyelids before using these and i find they stay put all day, so i am slightly unsure if it is my primer or the eyeliner that does this.
The pigmentation is impressive, they have such a good colour pay off, what you see in the tube is the colour you will definitely get.
I find the brush easy to use, it has a precision tip so i can really control the line i want to create. The gel formula is thick yet still easy to apply as it isn't a runny liquid. They do take a while to dry completely but i sometimes like to apply a layer of dazzle dust on the top while it is still tacky. (Yes, i go slightly overboard!)
I work behind a bar and like to get dolled up for work sometimes. I always get compliments on my eyes when i use these, so they are a win in my book! They withstand a shift in a hot, packed bar yet they are still easy to remove with my usual cleanser.
I would recommend these gel liners fully, they are my go-to product when i want to emphasise my eyes. I dont experience glitter falling all over my face when using these unlike other liners and i have had no problems with them drying up whatsoever. A great bargain buy.
I bought this eyeliner to wear to a special party. the one I got is silver in colour but they had quite a few different colours on offer to choose from. I bought it in Wilkinson and it was £1.98 which is quite a reasonable price if it works.
The liner comes in a tube like a mascara. When you open the lid there is a long wand attached with a tiny brush like you get in a nail polish. The liner looks nice and sparkly on the brush.
As the brush is so thin, its very easy to get a nice line across your eyelid. You paint it on like you are doing a painting. I found it quite hard to get a steady hand to do it so got my daughter to paint it on for me. She was much better at it than I was and got a good even line matching on both eyes. It tells you to leave it to dry and it is fast drying so I left it a few minutes, may be three and touched it with my finger and it was dry.
I wore this for the rest of the day to try it out, it seemed to stay on quite well as long as I didn't forget it was there and go to rub my eye. I found putting a bit of mascara on my eyelids reminded me if I went to rub them as I could feel the mascara before rubbing the eyeliner off.
It looks quite nice, it doesn't look as sparkly on the lids as it did in the pot but does look metallic and that was the effect I wanted.
Not sure if I would bother buying one again as I don't usually wear this kind of thing but as its just for a special party it was worth the £1.98 and I am sure my daughter will take it off me after the big day.
I was looking for a reasonably cheap glitter gel liner which I could wear to a single event and this Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Gel Liner was recommended to me. Collection 2000 is known to me as a good priced brand with OK products, and I decided that it would not be all that bad to give it a go.
At £2.99 for a 6ml pink tube from Boots, I thought it was very reasonable. There are many more expensive glitter gel liners on the market at any rate.
The tube containing the gel liner is a simple hard plastic material which is transparent so that you can see the shining glitter gel liner within. It has a bit of simple black text stating the name of the product and so on. It has a black plastic lid from which the brush is attached. This can easily be screwed on and off. Overall, the packaging is not that great; I find it a tiny little bit tacky for my tastes, but all in all it is a simple design, and being a cheap product and everything, it is not too bad after all I guess.
I found this gel liner very problematic to use; the brush was far too flimsy and it was very hard to get any sort of precise, neat line which was rather disappointing. It was too easy to bend it this way and another to receive actual net and precise results. The glittery content itself is very nice, lovely and glittery in the end, but it was too hard to achieving a good result. I think that it is mainly the fault of the brush; the glitter gel liner itself seemed to be mostly alright. The brush just lets it down completely. It does not really match its description of 'easy to apply, precision liner'.
Also, the solution is rather prone to clumping, especially around the brush area which was quite annoying. And I must have left the lid only partially closed or something since now the gel liner seems to have separated; half at the top, half at the bottom but absolutely none at the middle! The mixture seems a bit more gloopy now, and yet I haven't even had it for that long.
Overall I think that this product would be much better off with a better brush. It is well priced and the glitter and colour stands out really well but it is just not worth the trouble of applying it. I would not recommend this glitter gel liner by collection 2000, and I would give it 2 out of 5 stars.
I bought this a while ago. It was only £2 so I thought it was a bargain as I have a similar one from another brand but it was £12 so thought I'd try a cheaper alternative.... now I know why it was cheaper- it was rubbish!
I was looking for a cheaper alternative to the expensive glitter eye liner that I usually buy as I was looking to get a differnet colour and didn't want to fork out a lot of money for something that I won't use very often. I was looking through them all in Boots and came across these- the price tag met my eye! They were under £3 which is so rare for any kind of make up product these days and so I thought I'd buy one!
I must admit they look rather impressive. The tube is see through so you can see the liquid inside and the glitter is very sparkly which I thought would look good as it would make an impact and stand out. The pieces of glitter were slightly larger than those that I've previously used and looked a bit more 'tacky' but that didn't bother me as I was wanting a bit of a high impact effect.
The bottle has a black cap which is also the handle of the wand and black writing down the side. It's not really fancy and does actually look quite cheap and aimed towards 17 year olds but this didn't bother me as the product inside is what looked impressive!
I couldn't really have been more wrong as this product was actually not at all impressive once I used it.
The wand is the full length of the bottle and the brush is actually quite thick- it is twice the thickness of the Urban Decay one. I don't like thick wands as I feel like you have less control over them and you aren't able to just have a very thin line of glitter liner if you want it, instead it's always dictated by the width of the brush.
I dipped the wand into the bottle and then ran it along my eye lid. Before I'd even got halfway the liquid was running out so where I began the stroke it was thick and dense and full of sparkle and then half way along my eye it was thin and looked really lacking in glitter. So obviously I dipped into the tube again and started to reapply it from where I'd left off but this then meant that the middle part of my eyelid had a thick line- as did the inside of my eyelid but that inbetween them it was thin again and then the outside edge was also thin. I found it next to impossible to get a line which was the same thickness.
Now you may think it isn't that obvious and would anyone notice? Well in the case of this then yes they will! This is a very vibrant liner, the colour I bought was green and this is extremely bright and the glitter very densley packed so you can see easily the inconsistencies in it's application.
Once I managed to get this on and looking semi-okay I thought it looked quite good- it was very in your face and dazzling as it's bright and sparkly and definitely does draw your eyes to it! I thought it made me look a bit tacky but that was the look i was going for so what was I to expect?! There certainly is nothing subtle about this!
However, after an hour I noticed that there was no more glitter remaining! Instead I just had green stripes of ink on my eyelids that just looked ridiculous to say the least! I hadn't noticed it coming away, it just had done. After about another hour the green had faded too and looked more blue and by the end of the evening it was virtually gone.
I am really not impressed with this. The application was very poor and it's staying power was even worse! I don't think it was worth the £2 that I paid for it as it was stressful trying to apply it and then it only stayed on for under an hour so was very pointless. I definitely don't recommend this one to you!
When it comes to eyeliner, I'm not very adventurous on the colours I use. Black, black and black, that was it. When thinking I should look for other eyeliner colours, I saw a friend wearing green and teal glittery eyeliner, which looked very pretty, so I asked what she was wearing and she directed me to these. Collection 2000 has several of these glam eyeliners to choose from, in a range of colours that are all rather pretty. Being Collection 2000, they're not expensive either. They only cost a few pounds each so you can easily buy a couple at a time. The first one I ever bought was the purple colour. However I have since added the blue and bronze to my collection.
These glam eyeliners come in a thin plastic tube and have a small brush application wand. You basically use these along your lash line as you would with any normal eyeliner. I find them fairly easy to use, however you do need a bit of patience and time to apply! The consistency is quite thick and because of the glitter, you have to apply a small amount at a time, otherwise there ends up being gaps, rather than a full glittery line. Also I often make the mistake of opening my eyes too soo, before the eyeliner has fully dried, so I end up with some of the eyeliner above my eyelid. This can be slightly annoying if you've already applied the rest of your makeup. Once the eyeliner has been applied and is fully dry, it makes the eyes look very pretty and sparkly. They're great for parties and other occasions, although I would say they're a little 'glam' for an ordinary daytime look. Otherwise they look nice mixed and matched too, so you don't have to stick to using just one colour.
For an inexpensive brand, and being glittery, they actually have good lasting power. I can apply these before going on a night out and it will still look almost the same at the end of the night. Despite this, they're not difficult to remove. One wipe with a cleansing wipe is enough to remove most of it. However some bits of glitter do get left behind between eyelashes, so I prefer to use a face wash instead.
Overall though, good for those on a budget who want a bit more colour in their makeup routine. If only using for special events and nights out, then one tube can easily last a few months. Plus they don't dry out quickly either. I just need to buy the other colours now.
When I go on a night out, nothing beats a little bit of glitter. I don't like going over the top with it, so a glittery eyeliner is perfect as I can control the amount of glitter that goes on. I have the gold version which is called 'Funk'.
It stood out to me because the gold glitter inside is almost bronze in colour, not yellowy like some other versions I have seen. There is 6ml of product in the tube and it cost me £2.99 from my local Boots store, which I thought was very reasonable considering how nice it looked.
The eyeliner comes in a clear tube with a black screw top lid (which I love because it means there is no chance of it popping open and leaking into my handbag.)
I find this product very easy to use, even when I apply it onto my lower lash line, which is usually quite tricky. The actual brush on the end of the applicator wand is thin so you get even and accurate application and it is also flexible so you can create any different number of effects. I love that this product is fast drying, so my eyelids don't end up sticking together. The finished look is always reliably good. Because it is so easy to use, I can just add a few dabs of this for a little bit of sparkle, or line my top and bottom lash lines for full on glamour.
I didn't find anything wrong with this eyeliner, other than as the product has got older, the top of the tube has become slightly crusty, with dried glitter stuck to the top. I have cleaned it with a baby wipe a couple of times and this seems to have helped. The brush can sometimes become a little stiff too, so I do the same thing with this as well. I have found the trick is not to pump the applicator into the bottle, but to swirl it, in order to load the brush up, but not fill the bottle with air, which will cause the product to dry out inside the tube.
Overall - I love this product. It is so sparkly that it gives me a good even coverage without having patchy spots everywhere. Good range of colours too.
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I am now a fully fledged collection 2000 fan and I'm not afraid to admit it. I started off thinking like everyone else over the age of 25 that collection 2000 was a brand that was advertised for teenagers as a cheaper make-up range which lacked the quality that brands such as rimmel, Maybelline and L'Oreal hold. I tried a few products and I couldn't believe how good they were considering the price. I always wear eyeliner when I go out for a night time and I like gel liners just because they are more noticeable and tend to be blacker and contain more colour pigments than a pencil. I came across this liner on a make-up barrel at the metro centre a while ago now and it only cost £1.99.
The shade I chose was rock chick as it looked black in colour with silver glitter. The product comes in a clear plastic 6ml tube which has the collection 2000 name on as well as the glam crystals bubbled letter logo. The top is black in colour and can be easily twisted off to reveal the brush inside which is attached to it. The brush is black in colour and very slim which aids with application enabling you to draw a precise and straight line across the upper lid.
The product is very easy to apply and by sticking to the lash line you can draw straight across creating a super straight line in seconds. Consistency is lovely so you never get too much over flowing making the line look wobbly or un-even. The product lasts all night and the colour is lovely and deep creating a jet black line. The silver glitter looks lovely and doesn't lose its sparkle being in the black. There is just enough glitz to make this product ideal without it looking tacky.
This is a great eyeliner that is easy to apply, long lasting and an absolute hit for me. I would definitely recommend. If you can't manage to find one from a barrel like me then you can purchase these from super drug and boots for about £3 quid.
I wanted a sparkle gel liner I could use on going out occasions that was not expensive as I would not be using it a lot, and when I came across the Collection 2000 shelf with its low prices and wide range of sparkly coloured gel liners in front of me, I could not resist the urge to try it out. However, I had heard some neutral to negative feedback from my friends about Collection 2000 and wanted to see if they were speaking the truth; whether I would prove them wrong or whether I would go back to them agreeing all the way.
In this instance I could do nothing but agree with them.
The brush was intolerably hard to use and to maneuver that it took me much more time then normal to apply- I was not pleased at this. After one or two applications, the brush had already splayed out with large clumps of gel liner stuck on it. Also, some of the gel liner had dried out ALREADY, leaving the substance brittle and harder still to use.
Also, I could not help but notice how uncomfortable the gel liner felt on my eyelids- uncommonly slimy as it was drying, and brittle when it dried. It was very easy to smudge and within a short time, the shape of the applied gel liner would appear distorted.
I was very disappointed in this product and I have to say that this has put me off Collection 2000 cosmetic items, perhaps for a very long time.
Even though I am now in my twenties I am still very much of the opinion that a little glitter is always an appropriate addition to any look and so I am constantly on the lookout for new glitter products to add to my collection. My absolute favourite find has to be this Collection 2000 glittery eye liner.
They are widely available from a variety of shops, I bought mine from Superdrug, at the amazing price of £2.99. You can sometimes pick them up for a little cheaper though as they are often included in offers. For that you get 6ml of product in a clear, plastic tube. Although it is fairly simple, I really like the packaging of this product. It feels very sturdy and not likely to break. The tube is a good size and so they are easy to store and because the tube is clear it is really easy to tell what the colour inside is without having to look at the lid.
The eye liner comes in a huge range of colours, 14 in total, all of which are very wearable. I personally have 4 different colours; a silver, a purple, a gold and a blue.
The main reason I love this product so much is because they are just so versatile and you can create any number of looks using just this one item. I am constantly finding new ways in which to use them. They are very simple to use; simply unscrew the lid and you will find a brush attached and away you go. The lid is fairly long and so you can get a good grip on it so you have a lot of control. The most popular way to wear this product is to draw a smooth line across the tops of your eye lids, as close as possible to the lash line. This may take some practice if you are new to liquid eye liner but does get easier with time. This can be quite subtle or more dramatic depending on how thick you decide to draw the line. You can also add cat flicks for a slightly more dramatic look. There is also the option to line the lower lash line with the eyeliner as well. Occasionally, I will wear this over my entire lid for total glitter overload! Obviously, the more you wear, the more dramatic your look will be so it is up to you to decide how glittery you want to be. Being a glitter product it is most suited to night wear but I have been known to use it during the day as well. I will use a little of the silver blended in with black eyeliner on my lower lash line and it really makes my eyes sparkle and always gets me compliments without being ridiculously OTT.
I also quite like the look of glittery eyelashes and you can achieve that look with this product as well. Apply your mascara and wait for it to dry. Once it is dry, you can brush a light layer of this product onto your lashes and they will be nice and sparkly! Obviously, as this is an eyeliner product you have to be a little careful not to apply too much when using in this way as it could make your eyelashes clump a little but I do really enjoy the effect it gives.
Finally, I love to use this product to paint glittery designs all over my body. Quite often I have used this product on the rest of my face or other areas of my body such as my arms. It can be quite handy for things such as fancy dress events to draw all kinds of shapes. For example, I once used the gold colour to paint lots of stars all over my face for an event I was attending. It worked really effectively and I received many compliments on my look. Although this isn't what the product is designed for, it doesn't irritate skin and so it is perfectly suited to this! Just imagine the fun you could have.
The formula of the product is really nice to work with. It glides on smoothly and doesn't clump, which is ideal. It also has a good glitter payoff. I have tried so many products that just don't deliver on the glitter but this definitely isn't one of those. I would just give a warning that you should be careful not to interrupt the product before it has chance to fully dry as it will be likely to smudge. However, once you have left it for a few minutes it won't smudge and has amazing staying power.
Removal is easy. When I get in from a night out I am far too lazy to cleanse properly but I have found that this easily comes off with make-up wipes.
My only slight criticism of this product would be of the brush. Although it does do the job I have found that it often separates making it difficult to achieve total accuracy and precision. This is only a slight niggle though and the majority of the time doesn't make any real difference. It is only when I attempt to do something a bit more fiddly that this matters but even then it is nothing that a bit of perseverance can't overcome.
On the whole this is a product that I really love. It allows me to be really creative with my make-up and provides the all important sparkle that I am after. Whenever I use this product I always get compliments and people asking me what I have used. It is so versatile and one of my favourite things in my make-up bag. It is such a good price and you get so much product, great value for money! I already have 4 of the colours but I am definitely going to buy some more.
As a self confessed magpie, anything glittery definitely gets my vote. Anything glittery and potentially free is a double win in my book, so when I walked into Boots and saw the offer to buy any Collection 2000 make up and get one of these gel liners for nothing, I jumped at the price. Unfortunately this offer ended a long time ago as it was when the product had just launched I think, but you can now pick up your own for around £3 depending on what offer is on at the time.
The tube of this glittery eyeliner is a very basic and handy clear plastic, meaning that it won't shatter and that you can always see the contents inside. There is a wide range of colours from black to silver to green to gold... Pretty much any colour you want. I have it in silver and green but plan to pick up the gold version tomorrow as I have a charity basketball game to cheer at and our team colours are gold and green! I plan to draw a gold star on my face with it, which isn't too hard to do but as I will discuss later can get a little tricky. At the end of the day when you're all glittered out it's not hard to get off with make up remover wipes though the glitter can be a little bit stubborn sometimes and needs a minute or so scrubbing. It's definitely not as bad as some other liquid eyeliners I've had though - and they weren't glittery! I have yet to hear any complaints of eyes stinging or feeling sore using this eyeliner - again something that has happened with other versions.
How should you wear this? However you want! Personally though I don't like going overboard on my make up and so I only wear this for special occasions (nights out/basketball games I'm cheering at). With the silver version of this eyeliner, I love putting a small amount of the very inner corner of my eyes just to open them up a bit for a subtle look, or if I'm wearing green eyeshadow lining the top of my eye lids with the green glitter colour. You can also line your top lids in a contrasting colour for a more bold look, or even line both the upper and lower lash line if you really want to go all out glittery.
Now the negatives; this eyeliner has a tendency to separate which is a definite negative but after a few minutes rolling it between the palms of your hands it will combine together again. The only other negative of this cheap alternative to an expensive product is that the brush on the end of the wand is not great - it is just a simple few hairs sticking out of the end and for precise application can be a bit heavy handed. Therefore, my gold star that I plan to adorn myself with on Tuesday may end up as a heart or just a blob of gold - oh well!
Overall though this is a great, cheap glittery eyeliner for special occasions and having fun. A definite must have in my make up bag and something I could not live without!
I bought one of these for £2.99 a while ago from Boots. The colour I chose was a blue/ purple shade.
The liner comes in a wand with the applicator inside the lid. The liner has attractive packaging and you get rather a lot of it for the price. The liner itself is available in many different shades and it's very sparkly and very glittery. The liner defines the eyes really well and there's a shade for everyone. Sometimes they're on offer for 2 for £5, which is even better!
The liners are easy to use. You just draw a line across your top lid and wait for it to dry. The liner dries quickly and it dries without going crusty too. It draws a smooth line which looks both neat and feminine. You can add "Amy Winehouse flicks" to the corners of your eyes with the liner as it doesn't irritate the skin. You can also use the liner to create sparkly lashes. Just apply mascara, wait for it to dry and then apply the liner to the ends of your lashes. This creates sparkly lashes which look great for parties or just for vamping up your look. The glitter looks great. The liner is crammed full of the stuff and it really sticks to the skin without falling off it later in the day.
The liner stays put all day long, however it is easy to remove at the end of the day. Simply wipe away the liner with a baby wipe (or a make-up wipe) and hey presto, the liner is removed and you're ready to start all over again. I would recommend this product as it's excellent quality for the price.
I originally got my first gel liner as part of a Christmas stocking a year or so ago. I will be honest, I wasn't expecting brilliant results from this Collection 2000 product, as I have tried cheaper gel liners in the past for festive and glam night time looks and they haven't gone on very well, or have fallen off very quickly during the course of the evening, however I was pleasantly surprised.
The shade I had was the turquoise shade, which was really full of glitter and a very attractive shade. Inside the lip of the tube is a thin wand with which to apply the gel formula to the lash-line (or whatever you want it) I usually have quite a bit of difficulty with such brush wands, as they are often very thin and don't give me the precision I would like (I'm not very good at applying liquid / gel liners) however the wand in this was quite sturdy. The gel went on quite thickly, with a good amount of glitter, meaning one coat is enough, although two coats gives you a really show stopping effect. I used this liner at a new years eve bash and still had glitter around my eyes the next morning - and looks great with my peacock style make up.
They are a tad hit and miss in my experience, as I then went out and bought the darker blue shade, which seemed to have less glitter in, so wasn't as much of a striking effect, but still went on just as easily and lasted ages. A good product for a glitzy night out - I will be taking mine to festivals with me this summer.
Works better than some of the more expensive glitter liners on the market, which was a really nice surprise. Worth giving a go.
I wear liquid eyeliner on a daily basis, however I only stick to matte black in colours. As it is approaching the summer, I wanted to try something a bit more colourful and apt for the warmer months, as matte black can be quite harsh on the eyes. I had heard great things about the Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner, so I decided to pick two of them up and see what the craze was all about.
Being boring old me, I opted for Rockstar which was a black glittery shade, and Va Va Voom which was likewise but in silver. There was a pink, turquoise and aqua shade, but I was just not brave enough to attempt those ones as I don't think they'd suit me or my style. The great thing about these eyeliners is that there is a shade for everyone.
They are very cheap and only retail at £2.99 which is quite cheap and the main reason in which I picked one up. Collection 2000 are stocked widely, particularly in pharmacies, drugstores and supermarkets. I got mine from Boots and you should look out to see if they have any offers on, as there usually is many on this brand!
I have never really used gel liner, but I am unsure if it's just me but I didn't particularly like it. I felt as if when I was applying this that it was very wet, and this made it quite messy during the application. Another thing I noticed, particularly with the black one was that the gel was really noticeable and just had specks of glitter in, whereas the silver had a much more defined line and shaped the eye better. I would recommend these eye liners more for people who are amateurs at applying eye liner, as you have to work it together in smaller steps rather than just applying one whole line in one go.
Once applied, even though I found this a bit tricky, it did leave good results. I do have to admit that surprisingly the silver looked much better than the black, and I would be happy now to try out some of the other colours I suppose! It is long lasting, however it didn't last well through the rain, and this is a bit of an issue. I would recommend carrying the liner around with you at all times as it does smudge easily and you might need to do touch ups.
It is a fabulous little liner as it is sparkly and makes your eyes look very glam, however it is not too much. In fact, I would say that it is quite wearable for within the day as well as just of the night. I would recommend you to try the Collection 2000's Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner if you are looking for a glittery eye liner to help your eyes stand out. Overall, a decent product. Thanks for reading.