Beauty// Comparison: Liquid (and gel) eyeliners feat,mac,dollywink,illamasqua and more

I’m putting up this post(rather hastily 😦 ) after a post on the UK gyaru fb page was made asking about eyeliners and I realised I could take comparison photos of all my eyeliners.
I’ve tried a fair few eyeliners,not loads but enought to compare the ones I have tried.
At the moment I rotate between Illamasqua’s precision liner,Dolly wink liquid liner, Kate quick liner and Mac fluidline gel liner.
  In the past I have tried,collection 2000 liners,Revlon Colorstay liner,No 7,Gosh and Maybelline’s gel liner.
This isn’t really a review post more of a comparison post.
Here are all the liners I have at the moment


As you can see from the pictures the deepest black is the Illamasqua precision liner.The revlons liner looks( and is abit watery and both gel liners come out mattish/flat.
Out of the 2 Japanese liners (Kate and Dollywink),Dollywink to me is the most black. Kate is looking abit thin here, which in real life it’s not quite so much.
Which is the easiest to use?
Personally I prefer applicators that are long like a pen, I find it easier to control. However what is good for one wont necessarily be good for another. For example, I have friends who swear by super thin brush liners, whereas for me I prefer abit more of a triangle brush.
So what I’m saying is I think its best to play around with the testers and see how it feels for you. Do you find you have more control with a shorter handle? or the thinnest brush?
These next series of photos show how the liners cope with me running a finger dipped in water through them.
This is after doing that once.
Photobucket
As you can see Collection 2000 liner is nearly gone:O! Kates going too but the others are holding out well.
Maybelline has gone abit weird but I suspect it hadn’t dried properly before I begun these experiements.
Running my finger through again ….
Photobucket
Collection 2000 has pretty much gone, Revlon too. The others are holding out. Maybelline seems to have dried and is now holding out well against the water.
And the final photo …in this one I used abit more water and  I scrubbed more.
Photobucket
Kate’s beginning to go now and you can see  some of the others are beginning to aswell (Dollywink,Illamasqua ,Mac)
I had thought that the Maybelline, had only run like that because it hadn’t dried but as you can clearly see it has run again.Weird.
I can report that the Illmasqua outlasted the rest by a long while, it was still on my hand the next day!!
So a quick recap……
  Pro:Pen type liner,sponge tip.Last well.
Con:Not intense Black,can fade abit after wear.,availability
Pro:Brush is perfect size(love the brush) , staying power isn’t bad
Con:brush can fray 😦 (mine already did) availability
Pro:It really does  last!Super black!Long handle on the brush gives control when applying.
Con:Price,some may find the thin brush abit difficult to use and availability.
Pro:long lasting
Con: flat and not an intense black(to me) price,not supplied with a brush(I use a ruby&millie angled brush as seen~here  and I have better photos of how it looks ~here)
Pro:price and availability,seems to last ok (by that i mean in the photos u can see its definitely lasting but it runs:S) get a brush with it
Con:Fade after a while,not an intense black,and takes a while to dry.
Pro:price and availability
Con: watery,doesn’t last,hate the applicator,the nib is annoying too flimsy
Pro: price and availability
Con:Does not last at all!Nib is very thick
Overall: I think if you have the money, that Illamasquas precision liner is the way to go. It’s long lasting, easy to use and super black(love that!).
If you after a pen type,try the Dollywink or Kate.
While I love the dollywink brush, it’s hugely disappointing that it frayed after such a short time (like a week) so I prefer sponge tips like Kate.
As for gels, I’d recommend MAC, it’s was my HG(before Illamasqua) since 2007. Maybelline, I’m unsure of ….it usually fairs so well in gyaru mags, it’s heavily recommended by alot of them(especially egg).
Maybe mine is just a dodge one but I found it disappointing. I’d be reluctant to recommend them from my experiences but it is easy to get hold of and often Superdrugs/Boots have offers on them. So that gives you an opportunity to try a gel liner cheaper, than saying buying a MAC one and realising you hate gel liner:).
Hope this was helpful, I’ll no doubt rework this tomorrow as I feel it’s very rushed but I want to sleep:(.
For tips on applying eyeliner have a look at my tutorial
Tried any of these? What did you think? What your favourite eyeliner?
Thank you for reading, Alanna.
Advertisements

10 Comments

Add yours →

  1. Great post! Thanks for such an in depth review 😀

    Like

  2. Thank you! I have been trying to find a good eyeliner!

    Like

  3. Illamasqua is the best. 

    Like

  4. Thank you so much for doing this! You have helped me decide now haha <3 Really appreciate the comparisons too.

    xxxx

    Like

  5. I think I need that Illamasqua liner!

    Like

  6. Illamasqua's line is so beautiful!!I'll try and see it they sell one over here.

    Like

  7. New follower here! I came across your blog and liked it ^^ Thanks for the comparisons! Finding a good liner is VERY important to me haha

    — tht-christina.blogspot.com

    Like

  8. Hi!
    Thanks for the post! I use another of Maybelline liquid eyeliner which is waterproof. Really good and really dark. I totally recommend it!

    Like

  9. This is a great blogpost and so helpful for me since I am still in the hunt for my HG eyeliner. The Illamasqua is really piquing my interest.

    xoxo
    Lizzo

    chewylove.blogspot.com

    Like

  10. I love your blog, i follow you n.n

    Wow Wow! Really useful post!
    Thanks for share n.n

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Yamanashi Kei

Japan, culture, and international relationships

ミカエラの Asia Travel Diaries

Based in Japan, Writing About Everything Around It.

Unfold Tokyo

Discovering the food, life, and love of Japan

Miyagi Mermaid

Alaskan in Tohoku

❤ osharegirl

f a s h i o n

Aikamilla

Health, Lifestyle and Beauty Blog♡

emilylouisemaitland

Life in Japan

SoraNews24

Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today.

DayDreamTokyo

~A blog about photography, travelling and my life in Japan~

seoulpanda

On a journey to Korean and Japanese....

Beautiful Darkness

Make up reviews, tutorials & more

tired of Tokyo

Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel by Nicola Thiele

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

Diary of a Cusp

Food | Fashion | Makeup | Travel

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

%d bloggers like this: