Wednesday, 12 February 2014
this or that: felt tip eyeliners
for months i was mad on collection's felt tip liner, until the inevitable happened and one day the tears came and i looked in the mirror to be greeted by something reminiscent of alice cooper. in other words, not good - panda eyes isn't generally what i aim for! i decided to up my budget a little and opted for soap and glory's supercat liner.
generally, the products are fairly similar; super black, easy to apply and precise, making them, in my opinion, fantastic eyeliners. as you can see in the pictures, the collection liner is slightly thicker than the soap and glory one, and over time seems to lose its shape and become a little less rigid, making it harder to achieve the perfectly defined flick. i've found that the soap and glory liner has managed to retain its shape, meaning in this department it trumps the collection option. in terms of it being waterproof, i've noticed that it's considerably better than the collection liner, however it's still not perfect. the collection liner literally smudges at any sign of moisture; cried a little from laughing? prepare to have your flick transfer onto your eyelid. the soap and glory option seems to only budge if you have yourself a proper cry, so if you can make it through the day without shedding a tear, you (and your liner) will be fine!
for the sake of an additional three quid, i think i'll be sticking to the supercat liner until i can find another cruelty free option that offers a waterproof promise. i don't want to speak badly of the collection liner because it's a fantastic product for the price tag, but being a person who sheds tears at the mere sight of puppies, i need something with a little more staying power that will see me through the day without leaving me looking dishevelled.