“ Brand: Eyeko / Type: Eyeliners / Suitable for: Eye „
I used to be a big fan of the Eyeko brand and had a bit of a shopping spree where I purchased a whole bunch of things from their different product lines. Sadly, the Eyeko brand has had an overhaul and most of my favourite products were discontinued, including this eye liner. You can view the current Eyeko range at www.eyeko.com. Previously, the Graffiti Eyeliner Pen was available in 3 different colours, either black, blue or purple, and cost RRP £5.50. This seems to have been replaced by a newer version of the product, and Eyeko currently stock the Skinny Liquid Eyeliner at RRP £10.00 which is available in the same colours as listed above, with the addition of brown and olive green.
The Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen comes in a long, thin tube with a pull-off cap lid. This reveals the "pen" eyeliner tip and is an excellent packaging idea as it makes the product really easy to use and there is no mess. The packaging is decorated with a cute graffiti style text.
I wear make-up on a daily basis and since discovering eyeliner pens these have completely replaced other styles of liquid eye liners in my make-up bag. A black eyeliner is a must have item for every girl and they can be used to create all sorts of looks. I have this eyeliner pen in black and it is one of the most versatile pieces that I have; I wear it constantly and it suits everything from a basic natural day look, to a heavy evening look, or even for adding a touch of art to eye make-up designs. My favourite look is simple but stylish no matter what occasion you are dressing for. Create a smooth, straight line with the liner, from the inner corner of the upper lid to the outer corner. You can then add a flick at the outer corner for a touch more drama. The Graffiti Eyeliner Pen is the perfect product to use in this manner. You can get a good grip on the tube and the fine brush tip allows you to simply draw the make-up onto your eyelid. It is extremely accurate and goes on like a dream. No mess, no fuss and no awkward application. This is a lot neater than liquid eyeliners and gives a crisper look than a normal eye pencil. I would say this is the ideal solution for anyone that has trouble getting an even line with liquid eyeliner products.
I often like to apply my eyeliner over a base eye shadow to add a bit of definition. Sometimes with liquid liners this ends up getting clogged, and with pencils it can create a messy look if you're not careful. This eyeliner pen smoothes on easily over any other eye make-up and does not cause any detrimental effect on any base make-up you may already be wearing. Once I have applied this eyeliner it is set for the day. I never have any need to re-apply, and it has fantastic staying power. Sometimes if I am going out straight from work and want to freshen up my look then I will touch up this eyeliner by applying again over the top of what's already there, and this gives a denser, slightly darker appearance. I was caught umbrella-less in a suprise summer downpour the other day, and after my very wet walk home I discovered that even a full on soaking did not cause my eyeliner to run at all!
Because the eyeliner has a pen tip it is gentle on the skin. The colour comes out clearly and you don't have to rub repetitively at the delicate skin around your eye area. The pen nib allows you to draw freely and get a very precise level of detail. It has a smooth and flowing application which allows me to really control the movement as I'm applying it. The eyeliner pen is also a handy tool if you like to get creative with your eye make-up. I don't bother with overly intricate or fussy designs as I wear glasses and the frames get in the way, spoiling the look of any OTT eye make-up. However, when I want to add a little something extra sometimes I will apply a heavy black liner to my upper lashes and then a small rows of dots along the edge. The tip of the eyeliner pen achieves this look neatly with total precision. I remember at the time I purchased this product, Eyeko were marketing it as being festival friendly, and had a video gallery of how to create a load of different drawn-on designs with this eyeliner pen if you needed some inspiration.
I love this eyeliner pen as it's easy to use and gives great results. I much prefer this style of aplication as it is neat and simple when compared to liquid eyeliner which can take a while to master correctly. It's a shame that this item was discontinued, but I imagine that Eyeko's new skinny eyeliner is a close match albeit at a higher price. Recommended for smooth clean lines that require little effort.
If like me, you have shaky hands, you'll find that applying liquid eyeliner to the upper eyelids can be a nightmare. That tiny brush just seems to take on a life of its own, and by the time I'm finished, I have eyeliner half way up my eyelids. Just not a good look. So when Groupon recently had a deal on Eyeko makeup and I saw this graffiti pen on the website, I took a chance on it in the hope that it would be easier to apply than the other liquid eyeliners on the market.
When I received my Eyeliner Pen, I was surprised and amused to see that it genuinely looked like a felt tip pen. The nib is very thin, which is great for adding points of detail like a flick to an upper eye application of eyeliner. The 'ink' flow is very good, and gives a great, dark colour to an upper eyelid application. The Graffiti Eyeliner Pen comes in three different colours: black, purple or blue. I opted for black as that is the colour I use most often, and so I cannot comment on how the other two would look when applied, but I should imagine you would see similar results.
In terms of application, I have found that the Eyeliner Pen is certainly easier to apply than a liquid eyeliner with a brush end. Although my shaky hands do still cause me to make the odd mistake, I find that the sturdiness of a pen nib makes it a lot easier to apply the eyeliner than free moving brush bristles. The technique I tend to use to apply eyeliner on the upper eyelid is to gently pull the skin at the corner of my eye outwards so that the upper lid essentially almost looks like a straight line. I then draw a line on the lid to mark how high I want the eyeliner to go on the lid, and then to fill in the gap between eyelashes and the line drawn by 'colouring in' the area with the pen.
I have found that this eyeliner does not smudge once dry (and it does dry incredibly fast!) and will last all day once applied. This is something that is important to me, personally, as I have applied traditional eyeliners to the upper lids in the past and have found that they smudge horribly. Even better is the fact that, despite its longevity during the day, the Eyeliner Pen is easily removed with make up remover, and even a make up wipe will easily remove the make up completely.
The Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen retails at £5.50. However when I last accessed the website, it appeared to be out of stock. This is the only disadvantage I can think of with regard to this product - I have never seen the range on the high street, and having to order over the internet is slightly annoying. I know most people like to see a product and perhaps test it on their hand before taking the plunge and buying, and I know I would not have thought of buying from the website had I not been able to get the products for a discount price. However, in this case, the gamble was definitely worth it. I would be happy to use this product again, but if I found a similar product on the high street, I would probably just opt for that instead.