Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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The Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner
Member Name: ninacolada86
The Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner
Advantages: Lasts very long, easy to apply.
Liquid eyeliner is something that I have only recently discovered. After seeing the abuse and misuse of eyeliner in the past I tended to stay away from the panda bear look and instead went for more natural colors and would only extend to a brown eyepencil if I wanted a more dramatic look.
But after meeting some other woman who took eye makeup to a whole new level I was tempted to join the club.
It started off slowly with a simple black eyeliner and then I went overboard and bought my first liquid eyeliner. It was a cheap brand and didn't last very long and would flake when dry so I didn't get a good first impression.
As usually happens it took a friend whipping out her make up kit for me to discover that there was more to liquid eyeliner then the dime store version.
Hence I was introduced to the Body Shop eyeliner, and what a eyeliner it is!
The Body Shop eyeliner comes in three different shades: Black, Brown and Taupe which is a gray color.
The brown color is very nice for a day to day look, I find that if you wear dark eyeliner all day then when it is time to go out there isnt much wow factor when you apply the same eyeliner.
So I perfer brown for the day and black for night.
The Taupe color is more specialized as it is gray, it goes well with blue and pastel eye shadows, but on my fair skin I cant pull these off as it looks like I have a bruise.
It comes in a small narrow case with a long silver handle that screws into a small 2.5 ml base which contains the liquid, the applicator wand has a felt tip.
There are basically two different types of tips that liquid eyeliners come in, a felt tip (similar to a felt tipped pen) and a tip made out of many strands of "hair" (similar to a thin paintbrush). The felt tip is perfect if you don't have a steady hand or are starting out, whereas the paintbrush type is more flexible and is better if you are used to applying liquid eyeliner already.
The Body Shop eyeliner was perfect for me as I was not used to liquid eyeliner, so the firm felt tip made it easy to create a straight line.
You usually have to rest your elbow on a solid surface the first two or few times you try this, and don't worry about making a mess, that is to be expected in the beginning. A helpful tip is to pull your eye from the outside corner with one hand so it looks like you are squinting, this creates a taunt surface for your eyeliner, then apply with the other hand, starting from the inside corner of your eye.
Personally I prefer to start from the middle of my eye and draw the line to the outside corner. Then I start again from the inside corner and draw a very faint line to meet with the existing line in the middle. I find that it is easier to control the height of the line this way.
This eyeliner drys very quickly and is long-lasting and smudge resistant, I have even rubbed my eyes without ruining this eye liner, quite a far cry from the pencil eyeliner!
You can buy this for 6-8 pounds, in either The Body Shop stores or online.
I highly recommend this eyeliner for those who want to venture out into this new arena of makeup. It lasts very long doesn't flake but is still easy to remove with makeup remover. I think it is good value for money and have been highly satisfied with it.
I found that it lasts very long and was worth the price. This is one satisfied customer.
Water, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Citric Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Stearic Acid, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, PVP, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Iron Oxides.
Summary: A Body Shop triumph.