Saturday, 13 September 2008

Boots No.17 Soft Liner Pen…

Description:
Boots No.17 Soft Liner Pen is a felt-tip-style pen that is perfect for those that are not too steady of hand – it claims to make professional liner look like child’s play. To use, apply a thin line close to the eye line to define eyes and thicken lashes.

The Verdict:
The shade I got was Jet (Black). All in all, I can’t actually find much to say about this eyeliner. It applies easily enough, and gives a pretty strong colour too, although it’s not as ‘inky’ or ‘liquidy’ as other pen eyeliners. It’s also great for tightlining since the tip can give a really sharp fine line, and it doesn’t pull at your skin.

This liner does not really hold up to a road test though – it started flaking off a couple of hours into the day. On a good point, once dry, it doesn’t smudge, but that also meant that I had powdery ‘dust’ under my eyes after lunch (not a good look!)

For the price, it’s relatively cheap but for quality, it just doesn’t cut it. Pity though, since I was really on the lookout for a decent liquid pen liner. Anyone got any recommendations? :)


Boots No.17 Soft Liner Pen retails at £3.49 (approx. RM22) and is available from Boots outlets (I got mine from London).


Rating: 2 / 5
Value: $

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5 Comments:

At 1:03 pm, September 16, 2008 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

Eeeww..flaky liner is no good! I hate it when liner flakes and it is so hard to remove it!! this is really helpful!

 
At 5:13 pm, September 16, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

askmewhats: welcome back! sigh..it was such a pity about the flaking too - otherwise this would have been a beauty.

 
At 11:43 pm, September 16, 2008 , Anonymous YZ said...

Try Shu Uemura's liquid eye liner. It comes in the same felt-tip style pen, can draw a super-fine line, & best of all doesn't budge a single bit after application :)
Of course it's pricier, but totally worth it imho ;)

 
At 1:24 pm, September 17, 2008 , Blogger rebecca said...

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At 1:50 pm, September 17, 2008 , Blogger beetrice said...

yz: ooo...I've got to give that a try then - thanks for the tip! :)

 

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