Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CoverGirl Line Exact Liquid Eyeliner Review & Swatch

While browsing my local Pharma Plus store yesterday I spotted a CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara (one of my favs) with a Bonus item this CG Line Exact liquid eyeliner.

I was curious as my Joe Fresh pen liner is almost useless now and my superstore has been out for at least 5 months. I was in need of a replacement so I thought id grab this 2 in 1 combo pack.

It cost me $12.99 cdn which isn't so cheap but not bad since the mascara alone is sometimes $10 itself.

The liner comes in a really compact case and has a screw top lid that opens to reveal a normal liquid liner brush. The whole package is about the size of a Q-Tip which is awesome for travel or to throw in that tiny purse you use every now and then!
The colour comes out like most liquids super dark which I liked. It dries within seconds and when its dry it stays put.

Here is a swatch on my hand. I used almost no pressure (less than I would use on my eye) and it still came out pretty dark.


I found that I had to have a steady hand while applying this liner but to be honest that's with most if not all liquid liners. It doesn't even compare to the ease of my applying my Joe Fresh pen liner but it wasn't that hard, I just had to be patient.

I looked around the store to see how much these cost alone but they were no where to be found except in these "Bonus" packs. I suspect it was a trial run or something.

After doing some research on this liner today I saw that it got a lot of bad reviews all saying one thing. Apparently this liner dries out after only just a few uses! Some people even complained of it drying out after 1 use which is unacceptable in my books.

Since Ive only used this liner one time so far I cant vouch for this but I will be keeping a close eye on this. If it turns out to be true I will be very disappointed as this liner was the perfect size to take with me on my weekend getaways or travels.

What I liked:
  • Its tiny size
  • The darkness of the liquid
  • It dries fast
  • I prefer this felt tip to the flimsy brush on the MUFE liquid liner
  • That it came as a bonus to a mascara I needed anyways
What I disliked:
  • The time it took to get it right - Patience is key!
  • The fact that I don't know how much it will cost me to repurchase if I wanted to
  • The bad reviews make me question it
Conclusion:
Although its still early in the game and I've only used it once I am really on the fence as to if I'll ever repurchase this item. If it dries out on me, its a given I won't repurchase. If it doesn't I will consider buying again when and if I need another liquid liner and Joe Fresh still doesn't replenish its stock!!

xoxo
Farah

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bunee on August 12, 2009 at 1:32 PM said...

haha we do ! layout twins ! you know what they say ! great minds think alike ! :)&& we're both from toronto too !

PS . i was going through the pictures of your portfolio samples & youre just absolutely amazing !

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