Saturday, 16 April 2011

ELF Cream Eyeliner

I realised the other day, that I haven't done a product review in absolutely ages, which I shall dutifully slap myself on the wrist for, because my list of products waiting to be reviewed is probably a lot longer than the list I have in my side bar, which I should probably update at some point!

But, anyway, I bought the ELF Cream Eyeliner back in February, and here it is:

Why I bought this product: After lip balm, eyeliner is my number two favourite beauty item, and I've been wanting to try out a cream or gel liner for over a year, but the only ones that I'd actually found (admittedly, by search hadn't exactly been that in-depth!) had been very much out of my price range.

So, back in February, when ELF were holding one of their Free Delivery offers (as I've literally just succumbed to today!), I noticed that they in fact offer a relatively cheap cream eyeliner, that I just had to try out, out of principal.

Initial Thoughts: I have to say, that I was really excited about getting this product, and very happy that it comes with a handy little eyeliner brush. I'm not normally that fond of using the brushes that come with beauty products, which I typically find to be inadequate. But, I decided to give this one a chance just because it looked more substantial than some applicators.

First Use: I was really impressed with how easy this eyeliner is to apply. Unlike with liquid eyeliners, where I usually have to do a couple of strokes to get the desired effect, with this cream liner, it took one sweep and I instantly got the intensity that I am always looking for, from a black eyeliner.

The only downside I found, was maybe I'm just very heavy-handed (which is very likely a strong factor), but I found using this product to be very messy, and it is definitely easy to find yourself applying too much.

What this eyeliner is perfect for: Doing winged looks. In fact, I say this as someone who has an absolute nightmare doing wings or flicks, so I can assure you that creating those dramatic looks with this cream liner was easy peasy.

Who this eyeliner probably isn't for: Anyone who is heavy handed like I am. I struggle quite a bit with hand-eye coordination, and although I'm getting better at doing eye make up, using a cream eyeliner makes it a little bit more difficult for me. Or, that's what I've found, personally.

Available in: The Cream Eyeliner is part of ELF's Studio Range, and is available in the following shades:

  • Metallic Olive 
  • Copper 
  • Gunmetal
  • Purple
  • Coffee
  • Black
  • Midnight (Blue)
  • Ivory
From the looks of the website, I'd say that Metallic Olive, Copper, Gunmetal and Purple are all shimmery colours, whilst Coffee, Black, Midnight and Ivory are all matte.

Available from: The ELF website.

Cost: £3.50

Don't forget that there is still two days left to enter my Giveaway, where you can win a star necklace and the cutest earrings, possibly ever! Giveaway ends at noon (BST) on Monday 18th April 2011.
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