Monday, August 19, 2013

Worth the Splurge? Cailyn Eyeliner review

Cailyn eyeliner, gel liner, ipsy bag june 2013
I received this gel liner by Cailyn in last Ipsy bag. I wasn't so thrilled with that bag, but I was excited to try this Full Size liner. Click down below to see if it shines!


What it promises:
Whether you are trying to create the eyes of a runway model or the classic look of a 60's Hollywood star, the Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner can make any style possible! The easy to use built-in brush makes it perfect for taking on-the-go. Create a chic yet casual look right before work, and then update it for a night out with the girls. The Cailyn Line-Fix Gel Eyeliner brushes on smooth and stays moist just long enough for wearers to perfect their look. Once dry, the gel is smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours. The highly concentrated pigment of the liner creates lusciously smooth lines and is safe for sensitive eyes.

What I found:

Winged liner is my signature look. That and red lips. I was a little disappointed when I found that this was grey liner, but I was going to make the best of it. I figured grey would be a nice change up from my usual black and navy liner.

PROS:

  • Creamy 
  • lasted all day with primer - I never go without primer! 
CONS:
  • Difficult to apply with included brush
  • I had to apply a few layers to get it to the pigmentation in the photos below. 


I felt like the brush that comes in the handle of the gel liner was useless to me. I use a thin angled brush to apply my gel liners. I couldn't get the hang of the brush it came with. I don't think everyone will have this problem just me.

VERDICT: I didn't like this color, and it lacked pigmentation but I still think this is a decent gel liner. With primer it lasted all day. Is it worth the $21 price tag? No.  MehI suggest either getting MAC fluidline or the drugstore equivalent Maybelline's gel liner. Can be bought here.