Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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(Maybel)line your eyes!
Member Name: theshoefairy
Advantages: Easy to apply, long lasting, retractable
One of my favourite products from the Maybelline range is the Liner-matic. This is a retractable precision eye-liner and is available in three colours, Black, Brown and Emerald which is a dark green colour. I have been wearing eyeliner for many years now and this is definitely one of the best I have used.
The eyeliner crayon is encased in a slim black plastic tube with a pull-off lid and the words "eyeliner-matic" running along the pencil. At the botton is a silver plastic band. Removing this silver piece reveals a small sharpener designed for sharpening the crayon. I haven't really used the sharpener as there is very little need to, the crayon seems to stay a decent shape and it's pretty impossible to get it blunt as it is quite thin. What I really like about this is that if too much product is exposed, it is easy to retract, some similar products don't seem to retract very well at all and I end up having to push the product back into the tube.
When the lid is removed, the bottom half of the tube can be twisted whilst holding onto the bit that is covered by the lid. I found this eyeliner very easy to apply. The product glides on smoothly and doesn't drag the skin. Because the crayon inside is quite thin, it makes it easy to get a very thin line very close to the lash line. Of course, a thicker line can be applied depending on the kind of look you are trying to achieve. I would advise not twisting out too much product when applying this as this can cause the crayon to snap. I always use a black eyeliner and this one offers a very dark, intense look. If you find that black eyeliner a little too harsh, I would recommend trying the Brown version. Another great thing about this is that you don't need to keep sharpening with a pencil sharpener like you do with pencil eyeliners which results in a lot of product being wasted.
---Price and Availablity---
The Maybelline range is widely available from supermarkets, chemists and high street stores and can be purchased for £3.99 but prices may vary depending on the retailer.
I was very happy with this product. It is easy to achieve the desired look and very nice to apply. The eyeliner has very good staying power and I found that there was very little smudging or smearing and I didn't need to reapply very often. The product is easily removed with an eye-makeup remover of warm soapy water.
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Summary: Good quality, very affordable eye liner!