Product Type: L'Oreal makeup
Newest Review: ... It dries almost instantly (so doesn't smudge as easily as other eyeliners). The type of liquid is also superior to other brands because it ... more
Member Name: loveableukangel
Date: 20/06/10, updated on 21/06/10 (180 review reads)
Advantages: Great defined eyes, Great black colour, Easy application, Great price
Disadvantages: Doesn't last the full 12hrs claimed by L'Oreal
L'Oreal is a world renowned cosmetics and beauty company that was founded back in 1907 by Eugene Schuellethat which now produces a wide range of beauty and cosmetic products designed to enhance female beauty (or male).
It has one of the most vast selections of cosmetic products that can be found on the market today and one of those current products is the L'Oreal Super Liner.
Now up until very recently I have never really bothered with eye liners, when I have attempted to use them in the past I would always go for the kohl pencil liners but would find them extremely tricky to apply, by the end they would look smudged and very uneven, neither eye would match and you could say that I would start to resemble that of a panda, not a good look for anyone so because of this I would get extremely frustrated and the pencil would end up in the bin.
After years of not wearing eye liner and a very keen interest in anything cosmetics developing as I grew older I decided to bite the bullet and purchase another but this time around I decided to go for a liquid one, many friends had raved at how much easier the liquid ones are to apply and how much more the eyes can look defined. Knowing of my past history with eyeliners I decided that I couldnt look any worse than when I used the kohl pencil many years back..at worst it could only look like my 3yr old son had attacked me with a black felt tip pen.
The L'Oreal Super Liner is described as an ultra lasting, precision tip liner, L'Oreal claim that the Super liner is a liquid liner in a special sponge tipped pen for the creation of fine lines or thick, sultry flicks, that colour is applied with precision and ease and that it dries without smudging.
The eyeliner itself comes in a tall black cylinder shaped tube which narrows to the top, this is where you unscrew the lid from and are presented with the tip liner as part of the lid, personally I feel that this pen tip really does resemble a felt tip pen.
The tube has a flat base so this allows for it to be put down on a flat service while you use and I would like to have the opportunity to say that ive had a couple of clumsy moment in the past where I have knocked this over and I have never had an issue with spillage, although Im not saying try shaking it upside down to find out just in case.
So far I've found that the super liner is available in two different colours.
Carbon Gloss is an intense black, matte finish that is extremely bold and striking, the other is Black crystal, its the same striking black but it has an added bit of shimmer and sparkle to it, great for nights out and glaming up your look.
The Product itself, well I do really like the design of the sponge tipped pen as it retains enough ink to do at least one eye at a time before needing to dip it back in. To be able to get more liner all you need to do is dip it back into the base, it really is just like dipping it into an inkwell.
The tip is not too thick which I really like as it means that I can create a nice thin, well defined line and build it up more intensely if I like.
Application isnt too bad once you get use to it, the first few times I tried it I found myself suffering from shaky hand syndrome and the lines were really not that great but the liquid liner was a big improvement on the kohl pencil hands down, I was really liking it.
I find by holding the Skin taught from the outside corner of the eye really does aid in the application and make it much easier, the liner itself glides on effortlessly making it easy to sweep along the upper lash line creating a nice smooth, sleek line,
the fine tip also means that you can create your line as fine or as thick as you wish, if you want a more bolder, more visible line then you just need to apply a little more pressure and gradually build it up to the desired look, its as simple as that.
Overall I do really like this eye liner, especially the tip applicator.
The carbon gloss gives a really nice dark line and I love how I can control the thickness of the line which I am creating, whether it be a nice fine one for every day wear or a far bolder, statement line for a night out this truly is a great precision eye liner that can give your eyes some great shape and definition.
The liner itself wears pretty well but does it have the stay factor... well I havent had any issues of smudging , flaking or finding the liner on other places that it shouldnt be although I can apply it in the morning and by the end of the day it will have started to wear off, my straight lines start to look a little un even and worn in places but that is based on approx 8 hours of wear. Now this 8 hours doesnt match up to the guaranteed 12 hour wear which L'Oreal claim but I personally feel that this eye liner really does have everything else going for it and feel that 8 hours is really good going so I would certainly say it does have some staying factor and is worth the buy.
The liner is extremely easy to remove, a facial wipe or some facial cleanser and the liner is completely removed, none caught up in between the lashes of your upper lash line which I always found an issue the kohl pencils before.
Now for those of you who suffer sensitivity issues, according to L'Oreal this Eye liner is opthalmologiically tested so should not irritate people who are sensitive to cosmetic products around the eyes. I personally suffer from sensitive skin and I have not had any problems or issues with irritation from this eye liner at all so it meets the standards on a personal level for me there, although just remember everyone is different.
The only downside Ive found is that using this on a daily basis it only lasts me approx 6 - 8 weeks as there is only a small amount contents wise, although the product only retails at £5.99p so its not a huge issue in having to keep repurchasing every eight weeks as its reasonably priced for what it is.
You can find L'Oreal Super liners in most shops which sell L'Oreal cosmetics such as Boots or Super drugs,even some super markets.
Overall a really good liquid liner from L'Oreal that I would highly recommend, as long as you can shake the Shaky hand syndrome.
Summary: Really good liquid liner from L'Oreal as long as you can shake the Shaky hand syndrome