I’m going to review a newbie product from my current makeup stash for you today, but first, I wanted to show you what my eyeliner application process looks like about 80% of the time.
Any of you, lovely humans, can relate??
I know that hearing this from someone who has been a beauty blogger for almost 4 years is strange, but eyeliner has definitely been my weak point for a long time. Let me start by saying that learning how to drive, how to do a headstand in yoga, and even hiking 14 kilometers up and down an insanely steep hill in Argentina was EASY comparing to learning how to perfect. that. thing. If I somehow got one eye right and pretty, the other one looked like it was borrowed from another person. I’m getting better at it, however, it takes time and persistence (and some questioning gazes from my friends after showing up with interesting looking eyeliner choices) to master it. In the mean time, here are my thoughts about the liner that I’m currently testing:
BOHO GREEN LIQUID EYELINER in 01 Black 3ml / £10.99 (available in the UK and the rest of Europe)
This is the second time I mention Boho on the blog. I’ve used its water-based mascara (which surprised me, in a positive way), so, naturally, I was interested in trying out more products. Also, I wanted to finally learn how to wing it, and this water-based eyeliner looked like a promising product.
The eyeliner comes in a paper/plastic recyclable tube, which is small and compact. It has a rounded felt tip for easier application. My first impression about it is that it’s very watery, which isn’t necessarily bad, but you need to be aware of two thing:
- application is pretty easy using this eyeliner, even for a beginner like myself, but it’s important to apply it gently with a tip barely touching the lid, because if you press it too much, it’ll smudge and won’t be easy to fix;
- be extra careful not to mess it up after you’ve applied it. Stay still for a few minutes after application until it completely dries out. Try not to blink too much or apply mascara.
Once the eyeliner is completely dry, it stays on pretty well. However, because it’s water-based, it might smudge a little if your lids get wet (or oily) during the day. You can prevent this by using an eye shadow primer. My favorite thing about this eyeliner is that it can be easily removed with only water, just by gently rubbing it off with my fingers.
Overall, from my experience, application of liquid eyeliners tend to be more messy than, let’s say, pencil eyeliners. But if you’re more advanced than me or just not afraid to learn, this is a good product to try.
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Water, CI77007 (Ultramarines), Glycerin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sucrose Palmitate, Tocopherol, CI77499 (Iron Oxides), Benzyl Alcohol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Silica, Dehydroacetic Acid, Cellulose. COSMEBIO Certified.
Do you struggle with eyeliner application? Which ones do you find are the easiest to use?