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If you follow Grazia Daily Beauty, you may have noticed my recent product of the week was Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in navy.
I’ve been using this quite frequently since it was sent to me to review. The word on Eyeko’s eyeliners is nothing but good so expectations were high.
So what’s the deal? The Skinny Liquid Eyeliner is actually a felt-tip pen with a stiff nib (oh!). It delivers a colour-intense look in a choice of five colours – jet black, navy, purple, olive and brown.
Black is conventional and classic but navy has the edge over its rival. Why? It brightens the whites of your eyes and although it is very dark, still stands out.
You use the nib to dot along the eye line and the side of the pen to sweep along the eyelids. If you’re used to a liquid liner or gel liner from a pot, you’ll find the felt-tip pen works far more differently. The nib is sharp but it seems to dry out quickly so you need to rely on the sides to deliver. I found myself shaking the pen rigorously with the lid on to get the ink flowing to the tip.
Also if you’re not particularly skilled at getting the liner perfect in one go then you may be frustrated at going over the same area more than once and making a pig’s ear of it.
Once on, it doesn’t budge – the swatch on my arm is still visible after 3 days! The liner also gives a gloss finish.
All in all, a decent product for those with sharp application skills.
Eyeko’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner costs £10 and is available from Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and www.eyeko.com.
If I had actually published this post at the time of taking the photos (about a year ago), I would have told you that these Eyeko polishes were ten a penny and could be picked up practically anywhere.
Fast forward to now, and this is actually rather hard to find. Who’d have thought it? As you may or may not know, Eyeko have decided to rebrand themselves as more of an elite and upmarket high-end brand, much to the consternation of all of their loyal high street fans. I already thought that these polishes were overpriced, and now I don’t think they exist at all. Can anyone confirm?
On to the colour – well, it’s rather fabulous. A bright and brazen shade that leans to the orange side of coral rather than the pink. It’s super flattering on me and I do love to wear these colours at this time of year (to cheer me up during all this interminable rain).
However, as you can see, this one would not build on me. It is very jellyish and so you can quite clearly see the visible nail line. Such a disappointment, as I wanted to like this. I’ve long since sold this on, but I do feel a pang of regret as although it’s easily dupeable, this really is a lovely shade.
PS – what the heck are “resort nails” any way?