I’ll be the first to admit that I am a total liquid liner newbie; although I’ve dabbled with both gel and pencil liners in the past, if I’m after a simple black line these days, I’m more likely to turn to the flat-tipped brush included in my Naked 2 palette.
However, after semi-obsessively YouTubing several ‘winged eyeliner’ tutorials with my flatmates last week, I kind of figured it might be time for a bit of an upgrade, and finally caved in when I came across L’Oreal superliner in black vinyl in my local Superdrug, as I’d seen tonnes of good reviews floating around the Blogosphere – what would I do without it?
Pictured above is L’Oreal Superliner in Black Vinyl, which is an intensely rich black with great coverage – no wishy-washy watered down shades of grey here – and the eyeliner stays put for a long time – even during my 20+ hour days in the library now exam time’s upon us. The applicator has a very thin tip, making it easy to draw precise lines in one flick (although, I’ll admit it’s a little more of a struggle for my inexperienced hands…), although it is prone to drying a little in-between lines, which can be quite frustrating.
My only real complaint, with L’Oreal superliner in black vinyl (I’m not sure if the other, less intense shades, would have the same issue) is in removing the line at the end of the day. As a student, I am fairly prone to waking up with last night’s mascara still glued to my lashes (even though I dye my eyelashes semi-religiously), and spending 5-10 minutes per eye on getting off that pretty little wing is far from ideal.
Would I recommend the product?
Definitely. Although the removal was a little annoying and I wasn’t a huge fan of the applicator’s inability to pick up quite enough product, I just can’t argue with the intensity of the colour, or the incredibly smudge-proof formula, and I’d suggest you grab some as soon as you can!
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