Happy Sunday! Have you guys every tried red eyeliner? It’s really gorgeous if you find the right eyeliner. This eyeliner..is notttt really it. When I go shopping for makeup I look for really bright colors or unusual finds. This maroon eyeliner was really pretty so I gave it a shot. It’s labeled smudge proof gel-type eyeliner and is sold for about $8. I can’t seem to find this eyeliner on their official website but I saw it on Amazon! (I bought this at my local The Face Shop).
The name of this shade is “03 Red” but it really should be named wine red or maroon in my opinion~
The packaging is really tiny but it says “This long-wearing eyeliner adds real color with a single application. It’s smudgeproof so eye makeup stays neat for hours-no smudging from water, sweat or sebum”.
So is it smudgeproof?
No. Well kind of. It doesn’t smudge if you rub it or wear it for a long time. It does smudge if you put it under water or touch it before it dries.
The left picture is right after initial application and after about 5 seconds I gave it a swipe with my finger and it resulted in the second picture. Slightly disappointing.
Something else I wasn’t really happy with was that it does not have a smooth application. I get that its marketed as a gel type pencil eyeliner but I’d rather shell out more money and just get a gel eyeliner. This is why I dislike pencil eyelinersss!! argh.
If you want the red to really pop I suggest you line 3/4 of your eye with your regular brown or black eyeliner and use this red liner towards the ends as a finishing touch. If you line your whole eye with red it’ll look like someone sucker punched you in the face or like you just finished crying. That’s the tricky part about red eyeliners and eyeshadows (Same goes for purple colors too).
Here is a shot of the swatch on my hand 10 hours after application. IT REALLY LASTSSS! Love ittt~~ Most pencil eyeliners vanish into thin air after a few hours..So this eyeliner was really impressive for such a cheap price point even though it doesn’t apply too easily.
All in all I liked the eyeliner. Didn’t apply well and isn’t 100% smudgeproof but it does last a long time. I wouldn’t buy it again but it was a nice try~
Do you guys know any brands that sell bright colored eyeliners?? Let me know in the comments below!! 🙂 🙂