Being the eye-liner fanatic that I am, I'm always on the look out to try out new eyeliners.
I'm also still trying to find the ultimate eyeliner to with-stand my oily lids and the watery-ness at both ends of my eyes.
I've already tried quite a few liquid eyeliners and most have been disappointing when it came to withstanding my watery eyes, so when I bought the Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liner, I had a feeling it would also be the same... and sadly I was right.
Can I just stop to say how much I love the pink metallic writing against the black?!
I purchased this at Mychemist for $6.97 during it's 50% off sale.
The thing that had drawn me the most to it was it's brush. It's nothing fancy, but I like to aim for brushes that can do thin lines and thick lines. There are days where I rock the think liner and there are days where I rock the thin line so those eyeliners are preferable.
The brush really reminded me of the Rimmel Glam Eyes. But a teeny bit thicker.
Since I'm used to applying eyeliner, I cant be the judge of whether it's easy to use or not but it was easy to use. When I wiped the excess eyeliner off on the bottle, the brush turns into a flat applicator which helped apply the eyeliner in one straight line (in my experience though). It's probably the best eyeliner brush I've used so far.
|L-R: Dollywink, 24 Hour K-Palette, Rimmel Glam Eyes, Lancome Artline, Maybelline Hyper Glossy|
As you can see in the swatches, it's very glossy and very pigmented!
I was surprised at how pigmented it was.
But when I had it on my lids, it wasn't as glossy and didn't seem as pigmented, but it was pigmented enough for me to be content with it.
|Clockwise: First applied, rubbing test, after 5-6 hours, close-up of the end.|
I like to extend my eyeliner around 1 cm from the end of my eyes, so I have to create another line from the ends of my eyes to the tip of my eyeliner, which is the most watery part of my eye. ( AKA the danger zone).
From the picture above, the eyeliner didn't last on the "danger zone" after 5-6 hours, it pretty much separated. I also found that after 1-2 hours with it on, it made a small trail of eyeliner coming from the ends.
But if I look on the bright side, it would be a really good eyeliner if I dont use it near the watery space.
I found that it didnt smudge when it was raining (unlike the Rimmel Glam Eyes) and it creates a really precise wing.
So I would assume that it would be a HG eyeliner for most people, but for me it just didnt win me over.