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 four years is strange, but eyeliner is definitely my weak point. 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 compared 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 meantime, here are my thoughts about the liner that I’m currently testing.
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 sturdy felt tip for easier application. My first impression about it is that it’s quite runny, which isn’t necessarily bad, but you need to be aware of two things:
*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, this is a good product to try.
Boho Green Liquid Eyeliner is available at Big Green Smile (the UK and the rest of Europe) for £10.99 for 3ml.
Do you struggle with eyeliner application? Which ones do you find are easiest to use?
I giggled at that drawing – I do exactly that on an incredibly regular basis. I actually stayed away from eye liner for 6 months because I just couldn’t justify spending that much time in the morning doing it, but I’ve been using a Dr Hauschka one recently and fortunately the brush is thin enough to put it on accurately!
Besma | Curiously Conscious
You’re so right, Besma! Eyeliner application probably takes the longest in my morning routine 🙂
Thank you for your recommendation, I’ll definitely try Dr. Hauschka!
really nice review, I will have to give it a try!
Here’s a post of my natural beauty essentials if you’d like to check it out: http://www.jilcarrara.com/beauty/natural-beauty-essentials
Great roundup, Jil! Thank you for sharing x