I love the smudged, smokey eyeliner look but sometimes I crave a cleaner flick and a teeny wing. I have already written about my Barry M Blink Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (love that stuff), but I wanted to be a bit adventurous and try something a little more difficult. Hence, I purchased the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black.
What I love about this is the intense, deep colour. This stuff is seriously pigmented and longlasting, exactly the things I look for in this type of product. It makes me feel really artistic, whipping my angled brush out and painting on my eyeliner. The only thing is, I'm not an artist and I have messed this up on so many occasions in the mornings as I've done it so drastically, horribly, lopsidedly wrong. So, I take myself back to square one and start again - the frustration.
However, when I get it right, I LOVE this stuff. It gives such a clean and polished appearance which I adore immensely, and I must say, it was worth the small £7.99. To apply, I mix between three brushes: a random angled one from H&M, the Nanshy Precision Bent Eyeliner Brush and the Nanshy Angled Definer. I'm still riding my bike with stabilisers and using some tape to ensure a perfect flick though.
I'm no makeup pro, so I have been struggling with applying this and nine times out of ten I end up with a line that covers my whole eyelid. But, practice sure does make perfect so I'll continue my training on this one in a bid to make it work.