Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Eye Liner £6.99
I have a real weakness for eyeliner as I wear it everyday either on my upper lashline and/or my lower lashline as I feel that my eyes need eyeliner as my lashes are so, so short that I need some definition so my eyes don’t resemble those of a mole although moles are pretty cute. For my upper lashline, I tend to prefer liquid eyeliner or a felt tip liner as they’re so easy and fuss free and I find that they’re easier for doing winged liner, and gel liner is a bit of a faff. I’ve never had an issue with the typical felt tip liner pen but when I saw the weird nib on the Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Eye Liner I was so intrigued and curiosity got the better of me, and I bought it.
Maybelline claim the liner has an innovative grip and a patent pending curve hugging tip which hugs lids for a seamless curvy line. The body of the liner is an elliptical shape which I personally find a little chunky for my liking as it doesn’t feel as comfortable as an ordinary eyeliner pen and it’s taken me quite a few goes to get the hang of the chunky shape of the liner regardless of the tip. The tip of the liner is also weird in my opinion as it’s quite long but has an oval shape which tapers in and then out almost like a spear head and the actual very tip of the liner is very small so you can’t get a precise, thin line.
I find the pen difficult to use as the nib is so fat and flexible that it wobbles as I draw it over my lid so my liner looks rather uneven and patchy. The liner’s ink isn’t very saturated with colour which I hope my swatches show above, and if you use the very tip of the liner, it leaves behind a ridge with liner either side which you can see in the last three lines above. I really wanted to like this liner as it’s so unique to any other liner I’ve tried but I just don’t get it. I find it hard to use, the nib is too flexible, the ink isn’t black enough for my liking and it also has the tendency to bleed so I’d recommend sticking with their Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner. I can’t help thinking ‘if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it’.