Drugstore Make-up, Reviews

Eyeko Grafitti Eyeliner

I’m not sure how I feel about felt tip eye liners. I think people  usually love them or hate them but I’m on the fence. The idea is great in theory but I love the ease of a gel liner and the sexiness of a smudged kohl.

Eyeko sent me their Grafitti Liner to try and I have been putting it through the paces.

The colour is a true black with a little sheen. It works just like a felt tip pen (and we know how much I like pens). I thought that this pen would be hard to use due to ink flow whilst applying the product at an angle (like trying to get a pen to work when you write vertically.  Not so. It was easy to apply in that sense.

It creates a thin accurate line. I applied a thin line along my upper lashes and then coloured in the outer corner and built a little flick. Dead easy. No smudging, no blobbing. There might be a problem if you have shaky hands but that could be avoided my putting your elbow on a table when you apply and look down into a mirror.

Once it dried it didn’t smudge. It lasted about 5 hours on my eye before fading.

This is one for those days when you fancy a sharp line. It would be only fabulous with some red lipstick. I think I would by this in the future for when I am in need of a glamour injection, though it wouldn’t be an everyday choice for me.

It costs £5 on Eyeko’s website (also available in Superdrug).

What is your favourite eyeliner formulation?

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  • Robin

    I prefer using dark eyeshadows as liners using a liner brush.

    I was trying to use up some pencil liners recently, but they really started to annoy me because I couldn’t get the line thin enough on the lower lashline. I’ll probably try using them again soon because I always feel bad just throwing things out.

    I’ve only tried one liquid liner before: NYC (super cheap US brand – not sure if Ireland has it). I need to pull it out and play with it again, but the look just seems too dramatic for me and my small little town in the middle of cornfields. :-)

  • Alyson

    I have the Bourjois Liner Feutre felt tip eyeliner. It does give a good line and its long lasting but its a dreadful idea for people with hands that aren’t very steady, like myself! If you make a mistake its very difficult to correct it, think I’ll just be sticking to the good old eye liner pencils! Although I think I might try Fuschia’s gel eyeliner http://fuschia.ie/item.php?id=50 its meant to be amazing!

  • Bridget (vividsmile)

    I love, love, love eyeliner pens!! I am such a klutz when I apply gel eyeliner, and the eyeliner pens are sooo easy to apply. Also, they are great for wings!

  • Elle

    I love liquid felt-tip eyeliners. My favourite is the Maybelline Define-A-Lash. It is so quick to use, no brushes or messing around and they last for ages. I am also a big gel eyeliner fan, for when I want a softer look, Bobbi Brown’s Expresso is a favourite for this.

  • Jenny

    I could never use liquid liners so I used this type to edge myself into them. Now I use either the Prestige pencil or the ELF liquid for a less day look. :)

  • Erica (madameir)

    Where are the Superdrugs in Dublin Amy? I’ve only ever seen Superdrug in Limerick I think. I want to pick me up a few things that Boots don’t stock!

  • Siobhán

    Not a big fan of these pens. Just find that they tend 2 dry up quickly & only come out really black on de first couple of go’s. That said, some r better than others! I actually prefer eyelure’s to de mac one!

  • http://vaguelyinvogue.blogspot.com/ Ms.Wedgie

    I’ve just ordered some of these myself…can’t wait to have a play!I :)

    I tend to use liquid or gel liners and rarely use pencils! I always end up breaking the ends off or loosing the lids of them so i’ve given up! lol Never tried a felt liner before though so i’m intrigued to see how I get on!
    xxx

  • http://serafiasmakeup.blogspot.com Serafia

    I’m a big fan of Cake Eyeliners. Ben Nye’s is my favorite.

    I’m not such a big fan of gel eyeliners because they fade away really easily I feel like. I always need to add some eyeshadow on the line for it to stay, and I don’t like doing that, because then I might as well use a cake eyeliner that stays on for the entire day.

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