Sunday, 12 February 2012

Product rant: Lancome Artliner (Eye-liner)

I have had the same eye-liner for some five years.  Now I'm no make-up expert, I simply learn how to apply a few products well and then don't deviate to new products.  Eye-liner has always been the area of concern which derived the biggest blunders and challenges for perfecting the application. 

I originally mastered a crayon style eye-liner.  However it ran out last week, much to my devastation.  Since I couldn't get the same one, I was somewhat put off at the prospect of other eye-liners.  I don't particularly have a steady hand but have been absolutely loving the 60's styled cat-eyes and eye-lining technique that's currently being featured heavily in editorials. 

After a little bit of beauty bar hoping in the cosmetics department on the weekend, I came across this ingenious product. It's the Lancome Artliner (eye-liner) in Noir.  It has a felt tip which allows you to do a nice thicker line when pressed firmly on the eye-lid.  This is perfect for me, since the application actually looks smooth and the line fluent rather than 'wobbly' which is my normal outcome with a liquid eye-liner. You can still get a thinner line when used with a lighter application and the end of the line, can easily be dragged upwards and flicked to create the perfectly finished line.  The texture of the liquid is devine with a nice creamy feel (technically referred to as a 'mousse') that dries instantly.  What a dream product for an amateur eye-liner like me, who isn't a make-up artist by any means but I at least like to look like know what I'm doing.

I thought this product was worth sharing with you all as it would have to be one of the simplest and most beautiful eye-liners I've ever attempted to use. 

An application tip: If you find the need to go over an existing line to correct it or to make it thicker, just leave it for a little bit to dry (say 1 minute).  You can then go over the line easily without damaging it. While the line is semi-dry, if you try to re-apply, it will cause the line to drag and not to apply properly.







16 comments:

  1. hey Mandi, i am exactly like you i have no steady hand and i am really worried about the outcome of my cat-eye make up which always ends up looking different from one eye to another.
    i wasn't aware of how great this product is but since this is exactly what i am searching for i may give it a try.
    thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. Hi Marianne, It definitely is a breeze to apply. I to have the issue of having different eye-liner lines on the eyes :) This product is amazing though. It's got me looking like a pro! xx

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    1. Lol... that is a pro at the application.. He he... not a 'pro' :)

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  3. Mandi, I'm going to march down to Debenhams to see if I can get a tube of this. I gave up using eyeliner before I barely even began. I'm so rubbish at it but this sounds like it may solve my problem.

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  4. Ah.. Debenhams. Such fond memories of over there! I recommend giving the tester a go in store, if only on the back of your hand so you can try it out. Amazing! If I can do it first time, literally anyone can!

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  5. I have it and love it!!! xoxo

    www.rockandfrock.com

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  6. I am on the hunt for a new liquid eyeliner and may be I should try this one out! Thank for the great review

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  7. seems like a great eyeliner :)

    your newest follower Michelle
    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Michelle, I just checked out your blog. Super cute and I'm astonished by your background (I read your profile)! How exciting! I've signed on to your blog too. xx

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  8. Wowww.....this eyeliners seems to be great, I would try it!!

    I really like your style and your blog!

    Maybe you want to follow each other? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico em casa"



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    1. Hi Maria, I've just seen your blog. So many great tips that are useful! I've signed up. Who can live without all of that fabulous info!

      xx

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  9. hello dear, i stopped by to ask if you to follow me via bloglovin as well if u can, thing is that if they shut down gfc for non-blogger sites like yours i'll probably loose you so can u plz plz plz bloglovin follow me? i did the same for you, howver i am sure that you'll keep me as a follower since i am blogpost.com
    or however it is working, i have no idea how this google plus google friend connect thing is going to work out..
    i know that i keep asking for too much...so its your decision.
    happy valentine's day!!!

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    1. Oh no... Absolutely! I just went in and did it. Can you do the same just in case yours is affected to with my site? Tech changes are always confusing :) I hope you have a nice day and get spoilt rotten for Valentine's! xx

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  10. I do love the lancome eyeliner but I have found the loreal superliner is compareable to this AND cheaper :)

    http://beautyaddictsguidetothegalaxy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for the tip. I'll check that one out when this one has run out :)

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