“ Brand: Make Up Academy / Type: Eyeliner „
When it comes to eyeliner I own quite a few of them in different colours and in different formulas. Usually if wearing any I use a kohl pencil, they seem less fiddly to apply however I do own a few liquid eyeliners too, all of them in black at the minute as I do love the strong and bold definition they give to my eyes and me I cheat! First I apply kohl to the shape I want then go over it with a liquid and voila I have really great results that I am more than happy with!
There was only one colour available to me when I purchased this from Superdrug for £2.00 and that was Black. It comes in a long and reasonably thick but easy to hole black plastic pen style with a lid that pulls off to reveal the 'nib' which again is neither thick nor too long and quite long with a little flex to it. On the casing itself and in silver writing we are clearly told what it is and who it is by, the colour is stated as well as the size (1.2g) and contact efetails for the manufacturer are stated. Nice enough packaging this is and its simple to use as well!
Well I'm really please with this eyeliner. It has a felt tip nib style to it which is smooth and the first time I used it I had to press it down to get the colour flowing. The colour is a really deep, dark jet black and all I have to do is frame my eyes with it. I can choose whether I want a thinnish or thick line, I am in complete control applying this and like I stated earlier I do draw on a faintish line with a kohl pencil first as a guide. This dries superfast and once on doesn't feel heavy or sticky. It really gives a great colour pigmentation, definition and once on it doesn't smudge, fade or crumble or do anything else adverse at all thankfully.
Its stays on for hours till I choose to remove it with my usual make up removing routine and whilst on it doesn't upset my sensitive eyes at all.
This is another fabulous product from MUA (Make Up Academy) and even using this often due to the ease of using it I still have loads and loads left so for just two quid your getting a really great but still economical product with this!
Available from Superdrug and do look out for this range being on a three products for the price of 2 deal and if you can't find it in Superdrug Google for a list of stockists.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
~ Why I Bought It ~
I saw this in Superdrug a couple of weeks ago and really liked the felt-tip pen design of it and it was cheap & on offer so I decided to buy it! I have got a few other products from the Make Up Academy range which are all decent quality so I had quite high hopes for this eyeliner despite the very small price tag.
~ Price ~
This eyeliner is only two pounds and I got mine as part of a '3 for 2' deal. It's a lot cheaper than similar eyeliners and it is very affordable!
~ My Opinion ~
I already have a felt tip style eyeliner which was around £4 more expensive than this one so I was curious as to whether or not it would actually be any good. Given the good quality of most of the other MUA products that I have though I was expecting it to be better than it actually is.
I have the eyeliner in black and this is the only colour that was available when I bought mine and I've just checked on the Superdrug website and this is the only colour available on there too, so for people who prefer more subtle coloured eyeliners this will probably be a bit of a disadvantage, however the shade of black once I have applied it is actually more of a dark grey shade which isn't as intense or bold as I had hoped - it just looks washed out.
The eyeliner pen is made from a lightweight plastic and it is very easy to hold and control, it's just like using an actual felt tip! The nib is accurate and it comes with a lid to stop the nib from drying out. Unfortunately though even though I always put the lid back on after I have used it, mine is already starting to become dry after only a couple of weeks and I think it will have completely dried out in another week or so.
Using the eyeliner is very easy. I personally use mine for when I do a little flick on my upper lash line and it looks okay despite not being as pitch black and intense as I'd like. Because of this I don't tend to use it very often and is only used it about three times since I bought it. The eyeliner begins to look old and faded quite quickly, but it doesn't smudge or go patchy which is good. It is quite stubborn to remove and I need a lot of makeup remover to remove it.
~ All in All ~
I'm quite disappointed by this product but I guess you get what you pay for! The faded shade of black, the poor lasting power and the fact that the nib is almost completely dried out after only a couple of weeks are my major gripes with this product. I do like that it is cheap, accurate and fun to use though. I overall give this eyeliner two out of five stars.
I wear eyeliner with absolutely every makeup look most days of the week so I need a reliable and affordable eye liner that is easy to apply and doesn't thin or peel off.
Unfortunately putting my faith into MUA's felt liner was a bad move for me as the liner did exactly what I didn't want it to.
There are a number of factors that didn't impress me about this product once I tried it out; for instance, the first issue I had was the fact that it was too thin and watered down, my liner was left looking really streaky and blotchy and ruined my entire eye make-up for looking so crap.
It also didn't do well when in contact with foundation or eye shadow as it would stop working altogether and I would have to constantly wipe and tap it to get it to work, even then it was too thin so I kind of gave up after a while. Which brings me to the point of adding more fluid to the felt liner itself; I feel as though this could have benefited from a click action pump, much like their click concealer pen - perhaps then the product would have worked better as I would have been able to control when and how much product could be put onto the felt nib.
Besides from that, the products design wasn't bad itself, it looks professional but it doesn't seem very practical for me personally. I can't confirm whether this was a one off and that I was unlucky enough to purchase a shoddy product, but I really don't want to chance it again just in case the same thing happens and I end up wasting my money once more.
I feel as though this has completely put me off felt liners for good and that I'm just going to stick to gel liners from now on as they are easier to apply and don't become watered down or streaky like this felt liner pen.
~*~*~ MUA Extreme Felt Eyeliner ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a felt eyeliner from MUA (Make Up Academy) it is very much like a felt pen but is safe to use on the face.
~ Why did I buy it? ~
I bought this by total mistake! I meant to grab a 3 in 1 Extreme Contour Pen in Gunmetal and didn't even realise my mistake until I got home! However I am really pleased with my mistake as this is something I use on a daily basis now!
~ Extreme Felt Eyeliner ~
This looks very much like a felt tip pen. You simply get a round tube that is fatter than usual eyeliners. The whole tube is made from a strong black plastic and it has a removable lid. On the tube you will find all the relevant information, such as brand and product name - EXTREME felt eyeliner MUA. We are told it has a 6 month shelf life when opened and that the tube holds 1.2ml of liquid. All the printing on the bottle is in a chrome colour which stands out really well against the black tube.
~ Price & Availability ~
This eyeliner is available from Superdrug stores or online at -
It is only available in one colour - Black and costs £2.00.
~ Using the eyeliner ~
In the past I have never really got on with liquid eyeliner so I thought this would be the same. I wasn't very happy with my mistake but I decided to try it out anyway.
Before using the eyeliner you have to peel off a shrink wrap outer wrapper, this is made easy by a perforated section running down one side of the wrapper.
You then have to remove the lid of course! You will see a fine felt tip with a thin pointed end and this is where I thought it would all go wrong for me. I always line my upper lid with a line of black eyeliner so I gave this a try. At first nothing seemed to be happening and the tip felt quite dry, so I ran it along the back of my hand in one quick swoop and it started working, so I moved back to my eye.
I rested my elbow on the worktop and steadied my one hand by leaning on the little finger of my other hand and proceeded to draw a fine line across the upper lid on the upper lash line. I found it actually glided on really well and gave a really good finish. The colour is a deep dark black which is what I was hoping for.
I then moved onto my other eye where the results were just as good.
I was now converted to felt eyeliners!
I have messed around with the eyeliner and have got really good effects from it which I am really pleased about. It's also easy to add to flicks to the corner of the eyes too and it is very easy and simple to use.
I have also found that it lasts really well. I apply it in the morning and it is still firmly in place when I come to remove it in the evening.
~ Overall ~
I am very impressed and pleased with this eyeliner. I am glad I made the mistake of buying this instead of the other eyeliner, I have found that this works very well for me as once it's on it stays on but it is still easy to remove when you want to.
The price is amazing, just £2.00 which is fantastic for such a brilliant product.
I will be buying this again in the future as I am very impressed.
It is easy to apply a thin line for daytime wear or build the line up for a more dramatic look.
Thanks for reading :o) x