Before Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner, I was firmly in the camp of the eye pencil users. However, Eyeko’s trademark product is so long lasting and easy to use that I was instantly converted.
Liquid eyeliner is a funny thing. It’s two times harder to cover up eyeliner mistakes if it’s liquid as opposed to pencil and I’m sure all of us have cringed at seeing either ourselves or a friend on the back end of a bad liquid eyeliner day. The tell tale signs are there: wobbly lines, creases in the colour etc.
I believe a lot of this just comes down to how well we can apply it. Sure, on one level it comes down to practice, but on another if the formula is good, the nib well made and the grip decent, that can make things a hell of a lot easier. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner excels on all these accounts. Their nib is felt pen like and glides easily over skin. This makes applying the product less about battling the nib as just drawing on the line (as it should be). The formula itself is the right side of runny: fluid enough for it not to botch up, but not so runny as to explode on your eyelid and … ruin everything. The pen size is just right – not skinny in a way that would be precariously wobbly but not chunky to the point that you can’t get any precision.
The longevity of the formula is around 8 hours to a full 12 hour day, depending on how much I’m rubbing my eyes or doing strenuous activities. If there’s any complaint I have about the product it’s that it finishes much too quickly for my liking. In around 2 weeks, with 4-5 days worth of use per day, it’s pretty much over. Whilst twelve pounds doesn’t break the bank in eyeliner terms I’ve bought cheaper products that have lasted twice as long (though admittedly not as loved).
All in all, I think it’s a fabulous product from Eyeko. It’s an easy to use, effective product that does exactly what it should. If you’re afraid of using liquid, give this a try and prepare to be converted!