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As you know I buy my concealer and foundation from the Estee Lauder double wear collection. As usual my purchases always fall conveniently on house of Frasers offer days and If I spent a little bit extra (hard to just spend a little bit what with their prices) then I would receive a free gift set, like most times I do. There isn't anything really else that I would normally use from Estee Lauders collection so it took me a while to find something I wanted. I decided to purchase the Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Liquid Eyeliner which cost me £19. This is an extortionate amount that I would never normally dream of spending on something so simple.
Estee Lauder says: "For an ultra defined line and 15-hour staying power. With this unstoppable liquid eyeliner, the smudge-free look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day. Superfine felt tip applicator gives you a precision line every time. Waterproof formula glides on, stays on, and won't budge." Much of what they say is actually true for once and yet this product was quite a disappointment for me and I've never purchased it since.
This arrives in a box and the colour of the packaging is blue and gold like the rest of the double wear range, it's nothing special and has no surprises. This appears to be quite long but when taking it out of the box I noticed that two thirds of the actual product was all lid and handle to the eyeliner. This didn't impress me what so ever. It meant I had spent £19 on a tiny amount of liquid eyeliner which I would normally spend £2 on. I had basically paid an extra £17 for the brand name and a handle so far.
The tip of the liner when I went to use it was quite hard and felt more like just the end of the stick rather than an application brush. This made the application of the liner quite uncomfortable. Also a lot of excess product clung to the applicator so I have to be constantly wiping it back into the pot trying not to waste any die to the price I had stupidly paid. Once the liner was on. The same as the mascara did, this started to sting my eyes a little at first but then it eased off a little bit and was a little more comfortable but I found that this happened every time I applied.
As for wiping off.. well the name says it all really. zero smudge.. yeah I can't wipe it off! I literally had to scrub this off with make up removal wipes and in the end when wearing this before wiping off my make up I would sit and pick this off just to make taking it off a whole lot easier and quicker.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Liquid Eyeliner / 15-hour staying power / Zero smudging / With this liquid eyeliner / the smudge-free look you see in the morning is the look you keep all day / Gives you a perfect line every time and stays in place without budging / Waterproof formula glides on with a superfine felt tip / Removes easily with Take it Away LongWear Eye & Lip Makeup Remover or any oil-based eye makeup remover / Brush included.