Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliners

I have a post going live next month rating the best and worst eyeliners for a good wing in my humble opinion and these were supposed to be a part of that - however, I tried these and then tried them again and suddenly I was wearing one every day for a solid fortnight and it seemed like maybe I had to conclude that these probably deserved a post of their own. So, without further ado - I need to talk to you about pencil eyeliners; unheard of, right? Whilst it's true that I'm normally a girl that's all about liquid or gel, I'm humbly hanging my head and admitting it - Makeup Geek's Full Spectrum Eyeliners just might have me converted.

When Makeup Geek sent me out five of their Full Spectrum Eyeliners to try - I didn't really know what to make of them. Not only are pencils not really my things, but the colours weren't really my thing either, given that I was sent Cobalt (a deep electric blue), Royal (a dark plum), Mint (a mint green), Spice (a mid toned brown) and Obsidian (a straight up black). I didn't hold out much hope for these, I expected them to be smudgey, too over the top, and generally just not for me. I'm willing to admit that I was wrong.

I have to admit, these are smooth and creamy and everything I like in a gel liner, only with the pencil making it even easier to apply. Need a sharper point? Sharpen the pencil. Need a smudge for underneath the eye? No problem. But, know that when you're done, this will set down and be almost unbudgeable. More waterproof than my usual gel or liquid offerings? Check. Easier to get off? Check. All in all - these just seem superior. Opaque, easy to use, easy to get the perfect shape, easy to manipulate them to create the perfect eye look - and they'll even stick in your water line.

As for the colours - they're surprisingly wearable. I've learned that, as they create a much softer look than a liquid or gel liner, it's much easier to get away with a much brighter colour. That's good, because my favourites have definitely come to be Royal and Mint - and although royal looks like black on the lid unless you're pretty close up, which adds a new aspect to the look; the mint is a real standout colour, and yet it somehow still seems light, fresh and wearable, especially for me during the last few weeks of Summer. I'm hoping for the Winter I'll be getting a lot more wear out of the Cobalt.

(Bottom To Top; Obsidian, Spice, Royal, Cobalt and Mint)

So there you go - maybe not the perfect winged eyeliner, but pretty damn close, and absolutely fabulous for all round eye looks. Plus, they'll only really set you back around $9 and that's definitely not to be sniffed at!

If you have any of the other colours of the Full Spectrum Eyeliners, I'd love to see how they measure up!

Sammy xo.

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