Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Member Name: PandaEyes
Advantages: No need for a sharpener, easy to apply
Disadvantages: Smudges easily
I received this Maybelline Eyeliner-matic for Christmas in Intense Black, but it is also available in other shades including brown and blue. I use a lot of Maybelline make-up products already but had never used this eyeliner before. After trying out many different eyeliners from different brands I have noticed that I tend to like the ones that you twist up, rather than sharpen, as the liner itself is more creamy and so draws easily and neatly along the eye line. This eyeliner-matic is one of those that you don't need to sharpen, like the name suggests.
When applying this it is so easy to use. It only takes one or two coats to get the desired dark black line which I go for. A lot of other liners I have used in the past I have had to use a few coats to get the line as a dark as I like it, which can take some time and also depending on the type of eyeliner that it is, it uses it up very quickly. It is also very soft on the skin and doesn't irritate me at all because the eyeliner is soft and has a creamy texture to it.
It is also a bonus that I don't have to keep sharpening this as sometimes I am in a rush on a morning that I wouldn't have time to, and end up rummaging through my make-up bag for a one that isn't blunt! This can easily be twisted up in a second.
The only downside to this eyeliner is how easily it becomes smudged. At first I put it down to me rubbing my eyes accidentally and smudging it then, but after a few times of wearing this I noticed that it would become easily smudged even if I didn't touch my eyes! Yes the eyeliner lasts all day and you don't need a top-up during the day, but by the end it will appear smudged under your eyes. However, I don't let this stop me from using it and on the days I am wearing this eyeliner I will just keep checking it everytime I go to the toilets.
This eyeliner is available from Boots and Superdrug, as well as supermarkets that sell Maybelline products. It is priced at £4.09 which I think is very reasonable for an eyeliner, and I still have a lot left and I have been using mine since Christmas.
Summary: Would get 5 stars from me if it didn't smudge so easily!