Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NYX Super Skinny eye Marker in Carbon Black (Review)


Eyeliner is essential in my makeup bag. I used to be a gel liner user up until I discovered the convenience of liquid eyeliner (as I have also mentioned in my previous review). Prior to using NYX's Super Skinny eye Marker, I used something similar which is the e.l.f Waterproof Eyeliner Pen.



Just like the e.l.f. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, NYX's Super Skinny eye Marker has a felt tip pen application that gives you the precision to apply your eyeliner as close to your lashline as possible. I really like how the tip is really fine that it's easy to create a really thin line, but it can also be buildable to a thicker one. And because it is a pen-style eyeliner, I feel more relaxed lining my lashline and it gives me a steadier application. Cat-eye or a just lining on your lids... easy peasy.


The felt tip liner itself hasn't frayed after numerous use which is definitely a plus. A frayed felt tip can cause a BIG mess on your eye makeup. One thing I'd hate to happen is an eye makeup destroyed after an hour of blending just because there's a big mess up when you're lining your eyes. The. Horror.

The formula of the liner is easy to apply on lids. No pulling or tugging. The felt tip liner glides on your lids; however, if you really want a really dark line, you'll have to run your liner a few times to get that a really black color payoff. I have ran the felt tip on top of powder eyeshadow, and I haven't had a problem with the felt tip pen being clogged afterwards. I have been using this for a couple of months now, and I haven't exprienced any problems of drying out.

The one drawback about this eyeliner is it's not friendly with oily lids. Without a primer before lining your eyes, NYX's Super Skinny eye Marker will make a run towards your crease. The swatch on my hand also came off my hands after rubbing it.


NYX's Super Skinny eye Marker
Available at: NYXcosmetics.com (buy here)
Price: $9

PROS:
- felt tip liner for precise application
- felt tip didn't fray
- easy to use

CONS:
- smudges on lids especially when without a primer


Overall Thoughts: NYX's Super Skinny eye Marker is a pretty good liquid eyeliner that gives an easy application because of it's felt-tip pen packaging. I'd recommend this for people who are having trouble with liquid eyeliner, but loves the look of liquid liner. However, the eyeliner doesn't have a long lasting power for people with oily lids as it will crease or smudge if applied without a primer on bare lids. It does stay put once you put eye primer and do your eye makeup.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5

This post contains a press sample that was sent for consideration by the manufacturer. Please refer to my Disclaimer section for more information.

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