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I don't really use that much make up during the day just the basics, but as I don't have much time in the morning I like to apply quickly and then go. I don't re-apply during the day either as I usually forget or just don't have time. I used to use a kohl pencil for eye liner until one day there was a special offer on and I tried this pencil. Let me say now, this is a great product! The pencil itself is in an applicator and so you turn the nib of it to release the pencil (just a bit at a time) this allows the product to stay fresh but also there is no need to sharpen. This is great in itself as I normally never have a pencil sharpener in my make up bag. The pen itself is quite a long, thin shape and this makes it easy to apply and I can get great definition around my eyes without smudging . When using a traditional kohl I found that it rubbed off during the day and when outlining my eyes on the top lash it sometimes smudged on my eye lid. This does not happen with this product and it also stays on throughout the day and still shows when I get home after a full day at the office.
Max Factor claims:
"Trying out the latest colour trends has never been easier - these glide-on pencils are a great way to add a hint of colour to your eyes whether you're an eyeliner pro or a trying it out for the first time. The ultra fine nib creates a soft, smudgeproof line in seconds and comes with its own handy built in sharpener. In one flick you can create a smooth, soft and smudgeproof shot of colour without pulling or dragging the skin around your eyes."
I absolutely love this eyeliner, and could not be without it! The eyeliner twists out, so although it comes with a built in sharpener, there isn't really any need for one. The eyeliner itself is less hard than other eyeliners, and is a little more creamier. It glides on smoothly and so is very easy to apply.
It does tend to smudge very slightly throughout the day, and you have to reapply "round the edges" a couple of times.
At only £4.99, this is a great buy!!
I have the colour perfection eyeliner in two colours; ice blue 60 and olive 70, and have been using them for almost a year.
I really like this eyeliner, it is smooth and glides on easily, and is so simple to apply even on your eyelid for a more dramatic effect. I use them usually just on my lower lashline, sometimes flicking out the colour a tiny bit at the corner of my eyes, and I like how easy it is to get the effect.
The eyeliner is a pencil but much less solid than other eyeliners; it is quite soft but firm so that you can apply a little or a lot depending on the pressure you use to apply it. Pressing a little bit harder results in a thicker line and more dramatic look.
The pencils are mechanical so there is no need to sharpen when the tip is low, all you have to do it twist the bottom on the eyeliner pencil and a little more of the eyeliner appears. You can also wind it backwards in order to retract the pencil if you need to.
Because the pencil is softer and more malleable than other styles/brands it does mean that it smudges more easily. This is an advantage when applying it as it means you can achieve the look you want very easily, and if you make a mistake it is so simple to undo by smudging it off with a damp cotton bud. While you are wearing the eyeliner it is also a little more prone to smudging out of place than others, but really only if you're rubbing your eyes (which I tend to do when I forget I'm wearing make up!). However if you don't fuss about with your eyes when you're wearing it, it's not really a problem.
The colour lasts quite a while once on, I'd say if you're wearing it all day you might want to touch it up once just on the edges, but if you're wearing it just in the evening or not for too long then you shouldn't need to reapply, as it'll last pretty well without fading or smudging (unless you mess).
It is as easy to remove as any normal eyeliner, which it to say that most of it will come off with cleanser and toner, while traces will be left to deal with in the morning.
I haven't found any problems with this eyeliner, and really like the style of the pencil and range of colours. Depending on the shop and their stock (Boots always seem to run out), you'll find somewhere between 3 and 6 colours available, from basic brown and black to greens, blues and greys.
The eyeliner costs around £5, again depending on where you shop, and is widely available in pharmacies such as Boots and Superdrug, department stores and even some supermarkets - our local Tesco stocks them.
I can't really say I've found any disadvantages to this product - it is easy to use, gives smoother colour than many others and is a good price. I've had mine for almost a year and don't need to replace it yet (although I don't use it every day).
In short, I am very happy with this eyeliner and will buy it again once mine runs out. Good value for money.
I don't know about you (if your a woman lol) but I get inspired by magazines and celebs on the television when I see them wearing make up that is a little unusual. For ages now as a 33 year old I keep very much 'in the zone' when it comes to buying and using make up. I'm conventional. All the basics, black eyeliner and mascara, maybe a little more daring on the lips but that's it for me, I don't particularly want to stick out like a sore thumb at my age lol. I have a routine!
However then I see a celeb or someone with more, dare I say some pizzazz! Bright green and blue eye make up etc and my Mum will say yeah but they are on skating on ice or they're Girls Aloud on the stage and your 33 in Coventry. Undeterred though I'm always up for trying out new looks and half time even though I'm a trained beauty therapist I do struggle with the glamour puss approach lol I've looked like Coco the clown on more occasions than I haven't and recoil in horror at some of the photos of me!
However I've always loved blue eye make up and back in the 90s it got banished to the dustbin after being told blue eye make up and mascara was out and to move on to the brown phase and then the silver phase that came in. Was a sad day when I filled up my wheelie bin of all me blues and my bright red lipsticks so I was so happy when I saw blue eye make up is back with avengence and even the right colour red is too for the lips woohoo! So off I trotted well chuffed to Boots like a kid at Christmas lol
Now I bought alot of different blue eye make up to celebrate but the one thing I've never used is a blue eyeliner. As I stated I was a fan of the blue eye shadow and the blue mascara but I'm well aware of over doing the whole look and looking like a Dallas extra so I'm not fully exploiting this new make up look...lol
So all I wanted is some nice blue eyeshadow and some nice blue eyeliner for now (till people get used to this blue look I will not be introducing the mascara...yet!!!! lol).
Now I have very sensitive eyes. I know that people say this just because as woman for some reason we are expected to! However I really do. My eyes love an excuse to be sore and they will be wet in 0-60 with even the most gentle of formula eye make up removers. So when I buy eye make up of any kind I'm really careful cos there is nothing worse than spending ages on creating a look to have it ruined at the last minute and trust me blue eye make in particular looks terrible with bloodshot eyes! lol
So when I purchase eye make up I tend to stick to brands I know and love. Make up brands that cost a little bit more but don't hurt or irritate me in any way as I cant go round itching my eyeballs cos of smudging (that's happened too!) lol
I do like Max Factor make up. As I said earlier I'm 33 and they, to me make classic, more mature make up and I've never had a problem with anything Max Factor.
What It Is....
Max Factor, Colour Perfection Eyeliner.
Mechanical Eyeliner, Precision Eyeliner.
Well it's a pencil shape in a steel grey with the colour on the end (in my case blue) and has a silver push on/off lid. On the pencil is silver writing clearly telling me what it is and who it is made by and the colour etc. I'm also told the manufacturer is Procter & Gamble and given the contact details for them.
When you pull the lid off you are greeted by the colour you have bought. To use it you twist the end up or down to get your colour out so no need to sharpen it...ever!
The colour itself is not like a hard pencil so you don't find it drags across your eyelids. It's a more creamy formula than that but still not thick or heavy at all. It glides on in a thin line and you have the option to make that line thicker if you so desire. It doesn't go on wet and you can touch it straight away with your finger and no transfer at all.
The colour itself is very vibrant and this isn't the only colour in the range and I have used others and they are all great. The colour stays on until you take it off and it removes very easily with cleanser and toner or eye make up remover or wipes.
Personally I really love Max Factor Eyeliners. For someone like me they are perfect in every way. They are none irritant and taking it off is a breeze so my sensitive eyes don't hurt at all. I have found with some make up that if I live any remnants on my mistake at the end of the day that my eyelid has become puffy and squidgy and so it coming off easy is a relief to me. Even though it comes off easy it's a nice heavy duty eyeliner with no fuss and complete staying power! It's a must if you have trouble trusting your make up to stay put and you have sensitive eyes!
£4.99 per 'pencil' in Boots but can be found in other shops as well.
This review is also posted opn Ciao under this same username.
The colour glides on effortlessly /