Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Back To Eyeliner | Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner

Since having a fringe cut, my simple makeup wasn't exactly cutting the look and for several months i haven't really worn eyeliner to work......i guess i was just being lazy! I have now decided that i need to change up my makeup to suit my hair style. I didn't realize how different i would look with bangs!

I was thinking the easiest way to add some definition is to go back to using gel eyeliner. Personally, i think gel liner can make all the difference to the face, and you don't really need to add anything to it. I decided on trying the Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner and wanted to see if it's just as good as my beloved Bobbi Brown Gel Liner.

The Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner comes in a standard pot with 5g of product, which is actually a pretty generous amount! The Bobbi Brown Gel Liner is £17.50 for 3g, so for 50p more you get an additional 2g.....not bad eh?

When i first applied this to my lids....OMG! It glided on in the silkiest way! The formula isn't too thick or thin....just the right consistency.  It is a very smooth and creamy and extremely pigmented. I think it is on par with either the Bobbi Brown or MAC liners.

Before i purchased this liner, i had read on some blogs that it was streaky and uneven, however i haven't found that, but I think it does depend on which brush is used to apply the liner. To be honest it shows as a very deep black on my lid and sometimes i apply another layer to make it more intense. You can see how the eyeliner has worn from the picture below (apologies for the crappy iphone picture). I put this on around 7.30am and the photo was taken around 8pm that evening. It has slightly worn under the flick, but with my oily skin I'm pretty impressed with how long it lasted!

My overall thoughts is that this is a fab liner and i would certainly pick this one over my Bobbi liner purely because you get more for ya buck and it performs just as good as other high end liners.

Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner retails for £18 and can be picked up HERE.

Have you got a favourite gel liner?

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1 comment:

  1. I love how black it looks compered to the Bobbi Brown liner and just 50p for 2g extra - fab deal! Thank you for bring this to my attention x