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I like to think that I am pretty adventurous with my makeup. I have almost any lipstick or eyeshadow colour imaginable. One thing I'm not so adventurous with however is my eyeliner. No matter what time of day, what occasion or with what eyeshadow look I do I always go with the same old boring black eyeliner.
Recently I quite fancied trying something new and colourful eyeliner was an obvious thing to try. The only problem was that I didn't want to spend hundreds of pounds on buying makeup I quite frankly don't need. Simply using and eye sadow with a fine brush isn't the same as it doesn't give quite the same intesity as liner and there is always a risk of smudging. I'd heard of Too Faced Liquif-eye and thought it would be perfect.
It's around £12 in Boots but it really is great value. You can use it with any shadow without ruining it- which is something I worried about happening. As long as you remember top wipe the brush with a tissue everytime you dip the wand back into the solution the liner won't turn muddy.
The colour you get from Liquif-eye isn't quite as intense as regular eyeliner, but the difference barely noticable. I would recommend buying a black eyeliner as well as Liquif-eye but I personally will never want to need to buy a coloured eye liner again.
What's the point in buying coloured liners you'll only use once? Liquif-eye your shadows instead!
I am a fan of Too Faced products and was really excited when my mum gave me Too Faced Liquefy Eye shadow Transformer.
This eye shadow transformer is a genius and I take my hat off to Too Faced for making such a great product. This product comes in a regular styled eyeliner pot but the liquid inside is clear and so much better than ordinary eyeliner.
You then dip the applicator with the clear liquid on it into your favourite eye shadow and watch as you transform your ordinary shadow into a liner. The best thing is that it does not have to be Too Faced eye shadow it can be any brand of eye shadow that you can easily transform into smudge proof eyeliner.
This product is great because depending on how many eye shadows you own you have an endless array of colours. I know how expensive good coloured eyeliners can be so this Eye shadow Transformer is a godsend. It lets you become a make up chameleon and you can get so many looks for your eyes from this product.
Too Faced Liquify Eye shadow Transformer can be bought at your local Too Faced stand for around £11.00 which is brilliant for the versatility of this product.
I absolutely love this product!! I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves to experiment with make-up and gets bored of keeping to the same look. This eyeshadow transformer allows you to experiment with an array of eyeliner shades, as you can utilise eyeshadows you already have by converting them into liquid eyeliners. This is great if you want a funky, up to date look or if- like me- you prefer to wear colourful eye makeup.
The bottle of liquify transformer is like a standard liquid eyeliner bottle and contains 4ml of fluid. The fluid is clear and you use the brush to dip into an eyeshadow, the shadow is transferred onto the tip of the brush and then you can draw a line along your upper lash line to make your eyes 'pop'. This provides you with a great tool to inexpensively experiment with makeup colours. The best thing is that if you don't like the eyeliner colour you can always wipe it off and try a new shade!
You can buy the liquify shadow transformer with a palette, 'the ultimate eyes collection', which contains 12 shades of eyeshadow for you to play with! This costs £23 for the set, which is a great as you get metallic, intense and smokey shadows, meaning that you can create sexy or funky looks depending on your mood.
This is a brilliant new concept in the field of eyeliners. This little magic bottle can make any normal eye shadow into smudge proof eyeliner. Think of the possibilities you can have any colour in your make-up bag made into a smudge-proof waterproof eyeliner. Go deep purple, dark smokey grey even yellow or pink, although why anyone would want to line their eyes with yellow or pink I'm not sure but thats two of the colours supplied if you buy the accompanying eye shadow palette.
Yes I realize that presently you can use a little brush and apply any eyeshadow along the upper or lower eyelashes but its hard to get a very fine or very even line, eyeshadow used alone as an eyeliner also has a tendency to flake away and end up around the cheek area.
- - How does it look - -
This looks like a normal mascara\eyeliner type black bottle. When you remove the magic wand from within you will note that is has a very fine brush which is covered with a colourless liquid from the package. The brush is extremely well made and even though I have had this coming upto six months there is not a single hair out of place the pointed tip is still as accurate as ever. There is a small amount of staining from dark eyeshadows but this doesn't seem to transfer although as I always stick to the darker shades so maybe I just haven't noticed.
- - How does it work - -
You simply stroke the damp brush along any colour of eyeshadow that you want to use as an eyeliner. I have been a little conservative and simply used dark greys and various shades of brown but each one no matter the brand has worked very easily and given a brilliant result. You can also purchase a set of too faced liquif-eye shadows which contain intense metallics and other unusual shades for eyeliner e.g. silver, yellow etc.
The metallic and glittery look is still quite in at the moment and being able to double up your silver\gold metallic eyeshadow as an eyeliner will save you a fortune in buying what are essentially fashion items.
The brush itself is the best eyeliner brush I have ever had as it allows me to draw the finest of lines easily. In fact this is the only brush which has allowed me to draw a decent looking line on my top lid if anything with this its easier to do the top than the bottom.
I checked the back of the bottle and online but couldn't find a list of ingredients and as I have thrown out the box a long time ago I can't say what the contents are. Its a clear liquid and has a chemical smell so its definitely not water perhaps the liquid sanitises the brush while it wets it.
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The eye shadow palette and liquif-eye together are around £20.00. Not bad for a mix of 12 premium brand eyeshadows and 12 colours of eyeliner plus whatever colour of eyeshadows you already have at home. What a brilliant way of saving money by making your make-up multi-tasking. I chose to buy the liquif eye on its own for £11.50 as I am already coming down with eyeshadows and make-up palettes to use with it.
- - Conclusion - -
It sounds too good to be true but it really does work so just think of all those eyeshadows that weren't quite the right shade or the expensive eyeshadow that just doesn't look right all over the lid area - try them as eyeliners and you could have a whole new make-up wardrobe.
You no longer have to waste your money buying green, blue and lilac eyeliners just use up the colours in your eyeshadow palettes that you have never wanted to use and dip the brush into the pot to get a new shade of eyeliner.
Although a little damp mark is left on your shadow this soon fades and your eyeshadow remains as it should be.
Too faced is becoming quite a well known product with the same target market as Benefit but has slightly less expensive products. I just couldn't resist as it was just such a great idea and I managed to convince myself it would pay for itself by the reduction in the number of eyeliners I have to buy. I wouldn't like to count the number of eyeliners I have bought and thrown out as they were too hard, too soft, or the liquid ones which made me look like I was wearing thick bands of war paint or auditioning for a part as a panda.
As I only have time for eyeliner etc. when going out, (which doesn't happen very often) I can't say how long it would last if you were using it everyday.
Available from Boots.
Come on girls, put the black eyeliner back in the cupboard and let your funky side show.
For a perfect line everytime!