Back from an unexpected hiatus!
I have not posted anything because I had been quite busy since November finishing all the requirements I needed to graduate from my residency training. Yup. Read that right. I graduated last December for the nth time since Nursery- this time it’s for my residency training which I completed after three years. Time flies so fast. 🙂
Anyway, I’m back with a review of an item I had gotten out of my Ipsy subscription bag which I have been using quite often the past few weeks.
Today, I’ll be featuring You’re So Fine Liquid Eyeliner in the color Gliterrati from Elizabeth Mott.
“It’s not just any liquid eyeliner. With you’re so FINE’s micro-tipped brush, you can control your strokes to create dramatic, and sharp cat eyes! This brush is so control friendly that creating precise, symmetrical lines is ridiculously easy, so it’s perfect for first time liquid eyeliner users too. The specialized, quick drying formula has intense, inky pigmentation that’s waterproof, meaning it lasts all day without smudging. Just in time for the holidays, the super flirty Glitterati formula will make you the center of attention. All eyes on you, gorgeous!” – from the Elizabeth Mott official website.
I got this eyeliner from the November Ipsy “Girl Meets Glitter” bag. It’s your regular black waterproof liquid eyeliner with an added ooomph: some tiny silver glitters. I like the consistency. It’s thick and dries really quick. (I timed it at about 1 minute 20 seconds from application). Once dry, it doesn’t smudge no matter how hard you try to rub it. However, it’s not waterproof as they claim it to be. Probably water-resistant but definitely not waterproof because I was able to remove the swatch I made with just running water and rubbing motion with my index finger. Some Ipsy subscribers who received this same eyeliner are complaining that it flakes once dry. During my test run, however, I never experienced it to flake. It’s a really nice deviation from the common black liquid liner. Perfect for ladies who want a little change from the usual black eyeliner get-up but are too conservative to try other vibrant colors. It doesn’t smell nice though. It reminds me so much of those white correction fluids that I used back in grade school because they smell alike.
There’s nothing out of the usual with the plastic packaging. I just don’t understand why the applicator handle part (the one with silver swirls) is longer than the tube containing the product. I’ve had a number of times when I almost spilled the contents because I was twisting the other end of the tube instead of the brush applicator end. If you’re in a hurry and not paying attention, you’d likely end up with black liquid eyeliner spills on the table or worse: on your dress. I also don’t like the applicator itself because it’s so thick and the bristles are separated that it’s impossible to create a thin, fine line with it which is such a sad irony given its name and the claim of having a microtipped brush. I tend to use a separate – and finer – eyeliner brush if I want to create thin lines instead.
Overall, I think if they improve on the applicator, it’s a pretty good buy at USD 17.99 for a 3 g / 0.1 oz.
Unfortunately, this eyeliner is not available in physical stores but you can order directly from the Elizabeth Mott website.
That’s it for a quick one. I’ve got a lot of other stuff from my Ipsy bags that’s on queue for review: two mascaras (ModelCo and Tarte), lipstick (City Color) and a facial scrub (ClariSea). I also plan on making a review of my new favorite mineral foundation from Pur Minerals. Hopefully I’ll be able to post one after the other on a regular basis in the coming weeks. 🙂 Thanks for reading! ‘Till next time!