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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Review: Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in Teal

I am a full on lover of liquid liner and am rarely seen without my black flick when I'm wearing make up, but  this time I was after something different. I love shades of green and thought this teal coloured liner would enhance the green tones in my eyes, and since it's a felt tip liner it would be very easy to control.


It comes in a sleek black pen with silver labelling and feels comfortable and sturdy. The cap (not shown) doesn't fall off and isn't at all flimsy. 
Here's a quick swatch on my hand:

I really struggled with this! I'm so used to the kind of ink-pot liquid liners with a brush that the felt tip just felt so hard and bizarre. Once I had actually go into the swing of things it wasn't bad at all, it was just a case of getting used to the change. I really love the vibrant colour of this liner, it's certainly different and I'd love to use it with a smokey blue or green eye. 


I trialled this liner on a cold, rainy, December day and the longevity really surprised me. It was nicely pigmented and didn't fade at all during the day. I had some slight bleeding from the rain (it doesn't claim to be waterproof) but other than that it literally did not budge. Obviously I didn't wear this for 24 hours. It annoys the hell out of me when companies claim 24 hour wear because honestly, I don't think anybody is really willing to test it! I've worn this a couple of times since and it hasn't let me down. Particularly now I've learnt to control the pen a little better. It is really easy to create precise shapes with the nib. I really wish Collection did this product in a brown because that's what I'm currently on the hunt for, but for a fun pop of colour you can't beat it. Particularly when it's only £2.99! Plus there's usually some great offers on with this brand so it's well worth giving them a look. 

What do you think to this liner? And which Collection products do recommend? (other than the concealer of course, we all love that!)

Lauren

22 comments:

  1. I love this liner, ive repurchased the black one multiple times. Id avoid the purple one, i bought it and it stained my eyes for a couple of days after applying it even after trying to scrub it off!
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my gosh! I was tempted by the navy but no purple for me haha, thanks for the tip :) x

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  2. I love this eyeliner. I cannot for the life of me use gel, pencil or liquid liners on my lid, so this was a 'lifesaver'.

    So quick and easy to use. I love it :)
    Laura xoxo
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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    1. eyeliners are one of those weird items that I think you can only really perfect one type of them. I know people that are amazing with a pencil but I could never do what they do! I'm all about the liquid ;) x

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  3. Ooooh I've really wanted to try this felt tip liner! I know that Alix from ICOVETTHEE swears by it. I love the Collection Cream Puff lipstick/gloss hybrid-things (yep, that is definitely their actual name...)x

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    1. It was a nice little surprise gem to be honest, I wasn't expecting much from them but I really like it! :) I've heard of those! I'll have to take a more serious look at them next time I'm in store x

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  4. I love felt tip liners! My only gripe with them though is that they seem to dry out really quickly! Will be swatching this next time I'm in store :) x

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    1. awh no I hope this one doesn't dry out to soon :( I'll keep you updated :) x

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  5. Fab post, I just bought a Umberto Giannini felt liner and while I am very happy with it I am finding it hard to apply neatly. I find liquid eyeliner can be applied beautifully, quickly, with the swish of a hand. Any tips? x

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    1. ooh sounds lovely :) yeah I'm definitely a liquid girl. I found that I had to do little dots/dashes and then join them up to get the initial line, it was then just a case of going over it to thicken it up and then doing a little triangle and filling it in for the flick :) sorry I'm not very good at it either :( haha x

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  6. I nearly picked this up the other day in black, but went for Barry M instead, next time I need a new felt eyeliner I'll give Collection a go, methinks! x

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    1. It's surprising! Definitely worth a try for the little price tag :) x

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  7. Ooh, that looks gorgeous! I'm a sucker for teal and it really brings out the colour of your eyes :) xx

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    1. awh thank you Ellie :) me too, I love shades of green x

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    1. isn't it?! I fell in love when I first swatched it in store :') it was fate x

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  9. I need one that's long-wearing and inexpensive, thanks I might try this one out! xo

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    1. Definitely worth a try :) It isn't waterproof but it's staying power is still pretty immense! x

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  10. good value for money, might have to try this out but i'm in love with lasting drama 24h gel eyeliner by maybelline :)

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    1. Ooh I so want to try a gel liner. I'm nervous I'd cock it up though :( you'll have to give me some tips if I get one :) x

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  11. Wow this looks great on you, you've done the flick so well!! Adore the colour too! It is hard to switch from them, but you get use to the pen, I keep wanting to wet mine though! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! It was hard but I got there in the end haha. Yeah it was a nice change from black but not so bright it was overwhelming :) I hope so! x

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