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      17.05.2014 01:43

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      it took a doctors appointment to remove the damage the liquid eyeliner caused

      do not buy the liquid eyeliner, at first it thought that my eye lids were sore because i was using wipes too much, however after using the eyeliner for about a week or so, i started noticing that the irritation only happened when i applied the eyeliner, the product had cause a lot of pain and when removing it one day my eyelids we actually that sore that when they dried they cracked which ment i could not apply anything to my eyes,the pain became worse and worse after i stopped using the eyeliner, and i had to make an appointment at the doctors and i was actually prescribed a medical cream for eye infections because the state of my eyelids were so bad! do not be tempted by the price! it will burn your eyelids.

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      28.11.2012 22:16
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      One to avoid

      I have bought a few make-up items at Primark now and while a couple have been decent the rest of them have nothing really redeeming about them other than the price and some as so downright terrible as to not even be suitable for their intended purpose.

      I found that Primarks Liquid Eyeliner was so bad that I only used it once before I chucked it in the bin as once was enough to know that it was just no good for me.

      Some other reviewers have mentioned the brush and it really is as bad as they say and it's awkward shape really does make it difficult to apply in a nice even line even for someone like me who is a bit of an expert at applying make-up.

      The second thing about this eyeliner is that I really didn't like the colour as it was more a grey than a jet black and when it was on my eye it didn't define it as it should have. The liner also dries really quickly which in theory is a good thing but this one went goopy and smudgy almost instantly.

      The last thing about this liner that I really didn't like was that it stung my eyes. When I say stung I mean it actually felt like my eyes were on fire and I ended up having to pop in to boots to buy some wipes so that I could remove it in town as it was so bad. When it was off it had left my eyes looking red and feeling sore.

      The only good thing that I can find about this eyeliner is the price. I paid 50p for my one which I think was a special offer. Although this is a fantastic price I still couldn't recommend it as I personally thought it was rubbish. The colour was wrong, the applicator was awkward and to top it all off it was goopy and left my eyes sore. One to avoid.

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        12.09.2011 16:38
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        Seems like a bargain but you will have to reapply regularly!

        I don't normally buy cheap make up brands without some kind of prior reason like a recommendation from another friend who has used it. I had no such evidence with this, I think I was on some kind of crazy Primark spree and got carried away in the moment, picking it up because it was cheap! My local primark decided to sell make up for a few months then reduced it all really cheaply and stopped selling it. Hence I picked this up for only 50p.
        The eyeliner comes in a long black tube, shaped a bit like a pencil. It has a screw on and off lid, which you pull out of a fine central hole and this gives way to a very thin group of bristles. It is good that it is fine so that you can apply it more accurately, but because the brush is quite long it is a bit bendy and takes some practise to control. My top tip is to correct the eyeliner as soon as you apply it with a wet cotton bud, before the eyeliner dries.
        The eyeliner is not made from some kind of horrific formula which makes your eyes irritated or sting. It is also quite easily removed with normal make up remover. The real downside is that it has such little staying power! It flakes off and goes patchy within an hour of use. It is not reliable for all day wear or all evening wear. I guess if you are layering up eyeliner and eyshadows etc then you may be fine, but for eyeliner on it's own the striking effect will be lost very quickly.

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        20.05.2011 22:57
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        Reccomended to anyone who's a user of liquid eyeliner

        I'm a devoted primarni fan and love there clothes and jewellery, so when my local store introduced a small cosmetics section to the product range i was more than happy and treat myself to a number of items, one of which was the liquid eyeliner, setting me back £1, which seemed like a bargain to say the least!

        The eyeliner comes in a 6ml tube which is similar to a mascara tube as it has the more rounded shape. The tube is clear with the liquid visible, making it simple to tell which colour the product is. The tube has the Opia brand clearly on the tube in a silvery writing, with smaller text below telling you that it's a liquid eyeliner and is designed to define your eyes. Once the tube is opened, you'll find that the lid has an applicator attached to it, which is long and slender with a rubber like tip on the end.

        Applying the eyeliner is the same as any other liquid eyeliner; i simply pressed the applicator tip to my lower eyelid and drew a medium to thick line, and repeated above my eyelashes with a smaller amount.

        The eyeliner was simple and easy to apply and to be quite honest looked as good as others i've used, some of which cost me more than 10 times as much as this product. It doesn't look 'cheap and cheerful', and in my opinion defines my eyes well.

        I found that the eyeliner isn't very stable though, and a small sneeze or damp eyes can make it run ridiculously easy so it's important to keep an eye on your makeup to make sure there isn't any where there shouldn't be. I can safetly say it isn't waterproof.

        I use mine alot but don't apply as much as i usually would as i find it does the job with a much smaller amount than i usually use. Mine is the black, but as far as i know, green, blue and brown are also available in my local (small) store, with many other colours available in the larger stores.

        Removing the eyeliner is simple and easy, it isn't stubborn and a few wipes with a makeup wipe it will be gone.

        Reccomended to anyone who's a user of liquid eyeliner.

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          19.11.2010 20:57
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          I am not normally someone who buys cheaper cosmetics as I like to spend a bit more and know they are a good brand with good quality. However, I was shopping one month where I was quite short for money and desperately needed liquid eyeliner but couldn't afford my usual brand, so I decided to opt for Primark's Opia make up. This stuff is really cheap and they had liquid eyeliner in a few different colours so I got black for normal use and a metallic red for a fancy dress party I was going to the next again week.

          PACKAGING

          The make up here is very easy to spot it always comes in a plastic bag with Opia written on it and you can clearly see all of the different colours. It doesn't look too cheap so if you didn't in your head know where you had got it, you would probably think no differently. The liquid eyeliner has the usual lower body which has the colour of the product and the Opia logo and text stating what it is. It is a 4.5ml bottle and the black tall lid is the part that has the brush attached to it for application.

          DIRECTIONS OF USE

          This eyeliner is very easy and straightforward to use if you use this all the time. You pull the lid off and then draw a line just above your eyelashes to enhance the line and really make eyes have more definition. The black eyeliner is really bold to go on but the brush I did find a bit fiddly and had to go over the line several times just to make sure the line was evenly applied to my eye as bits not going on thick just make it look really bad.

          The eyeliner is not the best one I've used in the past as I prefer a more firm, less flimsy brush so that it goes on in one straight line and looks stronger and really doesn't cause the need for reapplication. The black one of these was ok it went on fine but it doesn't really last a whole night as I found it started to peel off, almost like PVA glue which is not really what I was hoping for at all with this product.

          The red one peeled off even quicker, on the plus side this is great for make-up removal as you know it'll easily come off but for wear you don't really want this to come off unless the night is over. I think it is made of quite a cheap formula and I prefer the ones that are more like a pen when it comes to application as you simply just draw the line on and they stay on most of the night with ease.

          For the price, it is a good enough product to keep you going while you can get the better brand ones but it isn't that bad. It is cheap so you don't mind about using it a lot and it did last me quite a good few nights out before I had to pin it which surprised me. The brush just needs to be better on it and the formula a bit less plastic based so that it stays put a lot longer than it does at the moment. The liner does dry very quickly when applied and that is a good thing so that you do not smudge this on your eye.

          I think after using it the one time I probably wouldn't buy it again as it is just annoying as the brush creates thicker excess on the outsides of the bits it is brushing and it just creates a really uneven line. The line in the brush line is faint as the excess is coming off at the sides and it just makes getting a good result much more of a difficult task.

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          If you do still want to give this a try which I recommend you do as it isn't bad for the price it is and it does still do the trick if you just want a black line but don't have a lot of money to create the look. The Opia make up is available in all Primark stores usually next to jewellery and I think it cost me something like £1 as I don't remember paying much more so for that price you really cannot say no. There is no official website for this product range at the minute.

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            29.09.2010 12:59
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            Love primark cosmetics but would give the glitter eyelinger a 4/10

            I shop in primark all the time and when they added a cosmetics station i was thrilled! I was going out on the town and fancied some liquid eye liner. I bought glitter liquid eye liner in silver for £1 and was delighted it looked thick and easy to apply. It was easy to get out of the plastic bag and showed all the ingrediants.

            WHAT THE PRODUCT LOOKS LIKE: It comes in a clear tube with an applicator. The applicator was not as good as other brands i've tried. The product and look of the product were very misleading. It's very thin and orange and bends very easy which one way is good for flicks but not so good if its glitter because you can get it all over the place.

            My verdict: I guess it was good for the price but the glitter itself was not what i thought it would be you get quite a good amount but when applying the applicator only brings a small dose out which means i have to reapply and reapply not something i would use daily. But, on the bright side if you purchase one of primarks liquid eyeliner there usually very good just not the glitter ones. also you can do very good flicks with it and its also very easy to wipe off before it dries. I would recommend it to someone that's not in a rush and is on a budget also try the purple glitter one that's fab.

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            17.08.2010 23:17

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            I found that primark's liquid eyeliner is not only incredibly cheap but it stays on for ages! I would put it on in the morning and come home with it still looking exactly the same in the evening. It is even pretty waterproof! I have gone swimming with it on and it hasnt run all down my face. It is also really easy to take off with wipes or soapy water etc. I love it.

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            08.03.2010 21:16
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            Cheap and cheerful. Buy at your own risk.

            One message that I found out from purchasing this product is that cheap products have side effects:

            I bought this product from Primark for 50p. I did not know what to expect. Most other purchases I have bought from Primark have been at a reasonable standard, so I was quite shocked when I began to use this.

            The main problem I found was that it burnt! Whenever I put it on, it made my eyes burn. This may be due to the fact I have sensitive skin, but it was painful!

            Another problem was that it was very difficult to put on! I do not know if it was just me being silly, but it seemed much more difficult to apply than other liquid eyeliners I had used before.

            A good thing about it was it did work... to draw with! I make lots of videos, so used it to draw on glasses/ a moustache. This didn't burn and, in actual fact, it looked quite good... and stayed on!

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              26.02.2010 19:45
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              Good value make up piece, shame about the brush.

              Liquid eye liner is something that I have started to wear permanently recently. I have be enamored with the whole 'grunge' look for a while now and pile the stuff on quite thick as of late, this means that I'm progressively getting through the little tubes at an astonishing rate! This is where Primark beauty products come in handy!

              This product is definitely worth its price. At only one single British pound, this product often transforms me from looking dull and tired to looking like I've made somewhat of an effort just in a single sweep with the brush! The brush is more a rubber kind of tip than an actual brush (dissimilar to the Rimmel eye liner I have used before) but at its price I really cannot complain.

              I bought this eye liner in black and it delivers good results is applied correctly and neatly. Being a bit of a 'butter-fingers' myself, I always draw eye liner on knowing that I will have to resort to taking a lot of it off with cotton buds. My hands are not very steady! This is the same with any eye liner though, any application can prove to be a bit of a task! The side of the liner that you hold is also long which makes applying it easy and hassle free. You can gain a real control from it, it also feels a little rubbery so you can really grip it tight.

              On buying this eye liner I was expecting to have to re-apply about 3 coats of the stuff before it actually looked decent, but no! It was just the same as any other. It glided on and stayed put! Hurrah!

              Another great thing that I have found with this product is the amount of time that it has lasted me! I bought it about 5 months ago and it still seems like there's a fair bit to go!¬ There is a sticker on the side of the tube saying it should only be kept open for about 6 months however. But since buying this I have gone and bought more! One for my make up bag (naturally!), one for my bedroom and an emergency one in my clutch bag- you know, just in case I forget...

              For beauty on a budget (Goodness I sound like I'm writing a column! ) I would really recommend this product. It may not be the best liquid eye liner out there, but for £1 it has to be the best value one. The only real disadvantage for me in this product is its brush. I generally find liquid eye liner a lot easier to apply if the brush is soft as I find it glides smoother, but I think it's definitely worth a go.

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              24.01.2010 14:04
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              Awful

              Looking around Primark for some quick bargains, I was extremely happy to discover black liquid eyeliner for just £1! Too good to be true?..... Yes. I think I should start to go for quality, not just price in future.

              -Packaging-
              The product is in nicely designed packaging. It is a long, cone shape not unlike the Barry M liquid eyeliners and comes in 6ml. The section containing the eyeliner looks quite big, and gives the impression of a long-lasting product. The text on it simply says 'Liquid eye liner - Designed to define your eyes'.

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              The application of this product proved to be very difficult. The applicator itself is not difficult to hold as it is quite long and a good thickness. However, the problem lies with the brush. It is pretty awful at retaining a decent amount of the eyeliner to begin with. Then, when applying, it is difficult to get an even line. The brush tends to clump the eyeliner towards the back, and this creates wavy lines. Not a good look. When I eventually got used the way it applies, I then found that the brush only retained enough for about half an eyelid at a time before running thin, and looking transparent and grey.

              -Durability-
              When the eyeliner dries, it looks as though it will be a good product and stay well. Do not be deceived. To put it bluntly, it's rubbish. It chips off at any sign of being touched, even by a mascara brush. During a night out, it ended up simply looking messy where the whole eye was no longer outlined. The only advantage to this, is that it is not difficult to remove at the end of the night. Even so, the chips still somehow find their way all over your face.

              -Summary-
              An awful eyeliner for a cheap price. Do not expect any wonders. Good if only going out for a short amount of time.

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                13.12.2009 20:12
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                Primark Liquid Eye Liner

                I don't even know why I bought this because I have LOADS of liquid eye-liners in my make-up box and I'm allergic to a lot of the cheaper brands. But anyway it seemed like a bargain at 50p so I thought even if it does turn out to be crap I didnt spend too much on it.

                Application:
                I found this eye-liner really difficult to apply and I don't usually have this problem. Ive been wearing liquid eyeliner for years and I can apply it in a straight line and evenly without fail but this one was a different story.

                The brush wasn't like the usual brush and it is was really hard and rigid like when you leave a paint brush out and don't wash it. Also I found that a liquid was quite runny and not very dark so when I did finally manage to apply it I had two put on two coats to get any sort of definition.

                I found it still didnt look very good and generally a bit messy and throughout the day it faded and looked really smudged.

                Washing It Off:
                You may wonder why I have decided to write a section on this but I thought it was definitely worth mentioning. When I cam to wash it off I was horrified to find that it would come off. It had quite literally stained my eyes! The eye make-up remover I was using works for literally everything even waterproof mascara and it simply was not budging this.
                I had to stand in the mirror for 5 MINUTES! literally scrubbing my eyes until it started to disappear and afterwards I was left with a huge red ring around my eyes and they stung =[

                Overall Opinion:
                So after all that effort I put into applying it, I found it wouldnt come off my face. If I had wanted my make-up on my face 24/7 I would have had it tattooed on! Steer clear of this at all costs no matter how cheap it is!
                Primark have seriously failed with this product and it has made me not want to try out any more from their make-up range!

                STAY AWAY FROM THIS EYE-LINER!!

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                  19.11.2009 23:46
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                  I was looking round in Primark last year for things that I really would use and that were quite cheap. My sister was on the other side of the store and saw her looking at some beauty products. I remembered that I needed a liquid eye-liner, and I saw one on the shelf for £1.00. I bought it as it was such a bargain that has been well used can I add.

                  I am not very picky when it comes to make-up so as long as it does the job it is fine for me. I have been wearing liquid eye liner on the tops of my lids for almost 2 years now and I find it really does bring out my brown eyes and make them look very bold and bright.

                  The eye liner comes in a small 4.5ml bottle with a plain black theme to it. As all liquid eye liners have, there is a long pointy lid to help the ease of use. The eye-liner states that it is opia which is a brand within Primark that deals with the beauty side of things. Obviously I brought the black liner but there is other colours, Such as, blue, green and gold etc..

                  There is a shelf life of only 6 months but I am not sure if this really matters because I have been using mine a lot longer than this.

                  The good points about this liner is that it does make your eyes stand out, it is not the best quality but it is good and I would say it is up there with the decent brands sold in boots. Also, at this price, who would say no if they were desperate?

                  The bad points are that it can smudge quite easily when wet and also if you put too much on it can tend to peel off in the day which does not look to good. Another thing, if you wipe your eye and forget you have it on, you can risk wiping it off!

                  The reason why I like this is because it is cheap and it is quite easy to use, The brush is very hard so you do not really need a steady hand to do this. With some others it can be very hard to put on. Also, they have nice colours which would match many out fits! I would recommend this 4/5!

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                    02.10.2009 14:44
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                    The Worst Eye Liner I've Ever Used

                    I can trump the rest of the reviewers on this product because I only paid 25p for this Primark liquid eyeliner and I reckon for this price I had a bargain even though the eyeliner isn't very good and the coverage is a bit patchy.

                    I am quite good at applying my eyeliner because I spent hours and hours in front of the mirror practising when I was younger but I can't get to grips with this one at all andmore often than not I completely wreck my make up when I'm using it.

                    I think the main problem I have is that the brush is too long and rigid for me to be able to get a comfortable line on my eye lid and the actual eyeliner itself is proper awkward to hold as well and I reckon that's because of how long it is because I can't seem to hold it comfortable at all.

                    For a liquid eyeliner it's very hard to apply as well because it doesn't glide on like it should and feels more like a cheap pencil eyeliner than a liquid one. It's a very thick eyeliner as well and that's not as good as it sounds because even though I love heavy eye make up sometimes it's just too gloopy for me to get a decent line and every time I try and use it I look less like Amy Winehouse and more like Amy Winehouse after she's been at her crack pipe!

                    It lasted ok but I noticed that when it dried it went tight and made my eye lids feel weird and stretched. I didn't like the feeling at all and if I hadn't been out I would have took it off straight away but even when you take it off that's not the end of it because even if you use a gentle eye make up remover as I did then you'll find your eyes feel strange afterwards. This eye liner didn't actually irritate my eyes but after I'd removed it my eye lids felt dry where I'd used it and this was the only change to my make up that I'd used so it's got to be the eye liner that did it.

                    This is definately the worst eye liner I've used and I should have realised that if people weren't even buying it for 25p then it was rubbish because I went to the Redditch branch of Primark twice over 2 weeks and there were absolutely shedloads of them still available so I should have known they weren't the bargain they looked to be. I reckon I wasted 25p on this and the eye liner went in the bin last night when I sorted my make up bags out because it's so rubbish that I didn't even want to give it my little sister to play with.

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                      19.09.2009 18:36
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                      Can't go wrong for £1 - try it!

                      I recently bought this eyeliner on a shopping spree to Manchester. I have to admit, it was an impulse buy, although I had been toying with the idea of liquid eyeliner for a while beforehand. I figured, for a quid, whats the worst that could happen?

                      Packaging:
                      The packaging itself was OK (nothing special but what do you expect for the price). I was impressed though with the fact that it came wrapped in a small clear plastic bag meaning no-one could have sneakily tested it in store (as there were no "testers").

                      Applicator:
                      I'm not sure if it was just me and my unsteady application, or if it was also the product itself. I wanted to acheive a neat sweep across my eyelid (just along my lash line). However, the applicator seemed a little hard, and so it felt like I was writing across my eyeliud with a biro! I'm sure if it had been a more expensive brand it may have been a softer "brush-style" applicator which would have probably made it miles easier to apply!

                      Liner:
                      The liner itself was actually rather good after the hassle of applying it. It went on evenly and was a great jet black - not thin or transparent in the slightest! Also, it lasted all day with no reapplications! I was at work though, so I'm not sure how well it would fare after a night out in a sweaty nighlub!

                      Overall:
                      All in all I would say the product was so-so. I'd recommend it for liquid eyeliner virgins like myself as once you've practised a little it looks superb. Also, once you've acquired the skill to work with that applicator, any other brand will go on like a dream!

                      Hope this helps!

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                      15.07.2009 23:47
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                      Good quality for money

                      I tend to spend alot of money on make up so, as by way of saving money, i decided to try out some make up from Primark.

                      The Price:
                      Not expensive at all! It is definately cheaper than the liquid liner i usually buy, thus saving me at least three pounds a pop.

                      The Packaging:
                      It came in a rectangular clear plastic bag with a easy to open seal. The liquid liner case was very easy to hold on to while applying the liner. The lids long handle made the applying very simple and easy.

                      The Product Itself:
                      The felt tip like nib made the liner very easy to put on, infact it was very similar to the liner i used to use. The liner comes in a jet black which has a lovely glossy finish.

                      Summary:
                      All in all this is a very good product for its money, however if you were looking for a real quality liquid liner i would splash out a bit more money on something else.

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