Besides dressing up my lips in garishly outlandish bright colours these days, I’ve also taken it upon myself to dress up my eyes with coloured liners. What can I say? Second puberty, people! (or it could be my desperate attempt to defy the signs of ageing by dressing younger – who knows?) Thankfully, I haven’t gone over to getai standards yet -phew-
A huge range of colours – to check out all the colours, visit their website here.
17: Diamond Grey
18: Diamond Blue
2: Diamond Black
19: Diamond Pearly Pink
For the life of me – I cannot figure out why it took me like all of 10 years of eyeliner-wearing to venture into a coloured eyeliner territory. Let’s call it the BB files – beauty-bamboozled files. -cue creepy X-files music-
- Anyhoos, this Make Up Forever Aqua Liner comes in your usual plastic tube packaging.
- The cap is attached to its felt-tip liner.
- The tip is relatively inflexible, and isn’t too coarse or abrasive against the eyelids.
- Because of its inflexibility, it’s good for eyeliner newbs cos it’ll help you draw a line more steadily (vs those flexibly brush tips).
- The tip is also rather fine, so you can draw those lines easily (provided that you wipe / tap off the excess to avoid blobs of ink).
- Beauty tip: Note that felt tip liners do not “absorb” the product (like brush-tip types do), so make sure that you’re not standing near a fan or an open source of wind when you’re applying this, or you’ll find that the tip will keep drying up before you even finish drawing the entire line.
- This range of liners come with a high level of glitter, especially for shade 19 (light pink with lots and lots of shimmer), making it suitable for aegyo-sal creation, or for highlighting and opening up your eyes.
- Cos there’s so much glitter, make sure that you shake it reallll good before using it – I guess it’s kinda like a suspension-emulsion inside, so if you don’t shake it well, you’ll get a rather watered-down semi-transparent line.
- If you prefer a pencil/gel type, try the CLIO Gelpresson Upper Liners.
- Shade 2 is quite unique – it’s black with gold glitters, giving it an almost olive/khaki sheen. I’d recommend this for those looking to try a coloured liner for the first time, but are still reluctant to deviate away from the black lines.
- Alternatively, try shade 17. Although the packaging is brown, the liner is actually comes out as a deep purple-grey with pink and blue shimmers, giving it a glitter effect that’s suitable for daytime wear.
- Shade 18 has got to be my favourite – the blue is so rich and vibrant, and looks great layered above my usual black liner.
- This liner is stated to be waterproof, and remains that way.
- It’s also relatively smudgeproof – my oil lids didn’t wear the liners down that quickly. At the end of the day, smudging was rather minimal.
- Although a few hard rubs will remove them in flakes, I’m assuming you will not be committing the beauty (and hygiene) faux pas of rubbing your eyes while wearing makeup.
- They are also quite easy to remove with your usual makeup remover wipes/cleansing oil/whatever thingamajig you may use. There’s no residual glitter or black splotches if you do a proper cleanse.
Overall, a fun product to have in your makeup pouch, especially if you’re heading out after work / school and want to jazz up that tired bleary face with a slight pop of shimmer and glitter.