2.24.2015

REVIEW: EYEKO VISUAL EYES LIQUID EYELINER



Eyeko is a cosmetics brand that specialises in eye make-up, it has an amazing reputation
and celebrities will often mention Eyeko when talking about their favourites beauty products. The brand was created in 1999 by partners Max and Nina and they have since expanded their cosy team to include Alexa Chung who is known for her flawless eye makeup. Alexa joined the team as Creative Consultant in 2013 ensuring sell out launches of the make-up brand globally.
I am a eye make-up girl, I have - in my opinion tiny eyes. I have always found women with big eyes gorgeous and I am always trying some new makeup technique that can help give the illusion of giving me bigger eyes. Contoured eyes, amazing lashes and liquid eyeliner with a cat flick is my go to makeup look and I feel so confident when I have my makeup like this.


On Eyeko's website it states that "make for easy, fluid application that glides on and stays on." Eyeko is also 100% Cruelty-free and vegan which is something that I definitely support. 
This product has also won the 2014 Best Of Beauty Award from Red which I think it very much deserves!

I am usually used to my £1 liquid eyeliner that I have been using since high school, this eyeliner is easily to use, dirt cheap and has a pretty good wear, the only thing that I didn't like about it is that if you wore it for a day (say at work) it would start to crumble off at the end of the day, which really isn't a good look for anyone, especially if you are obsessed with your eye make-up as me.

I first found this in & Other Stories on Carnaby street in London and even though I already knew that the brand existed it was only until I had a good look at it in store (and did a couple of swatches) that I became interested.


I went home to sleep on the idea of spending £15 on a eyeliner in comparison to my usual £1 and then something happened that convinced me that this may be the perfect eyeliner.

I went to wash my hands ready to cook some food and the eyeliner did not come off... I washed again... Nothing budged... So after a couple of attempts to remove the eyeliner I resorted to using a nail brush to get the swatches off my hands! 
I immediately ordered it from ASOS.

As you can see the eyeliner is a brush shaped applicator that is easy as drawing with a pen. In the image above you can see how you can vary your line width from the thinnest (that I could manage) to the thickest stroke. This pen gives you an amazing range of thickness that you could play around with or you could easily redraw over day makeup to give yourself a more dramatic look for the night-time.



After a few practise strokes on my hand first I went in to see what it was like, and it was surprisingly easy. After about two months of not applying my usual eyeliner was so easy to use! The pen was not too thick or thin and I felt that I had full control of what I was doing. 

The pen was also thick enough to go back in and fill in between my eyelashes so I didn't have to use a pencil eyeliner to get rid of the small gap between my skin and lashes.



As you can see that this pen gives you extreme precision with what you are doing, I fully recommend this eyeliner for anyone who is new to makeup or even someone who wants to venture out of their old make-up bag and try something new, it is definitely worth investing in!

I also left this on to go out for a meal and drinks with friends and it stayed on amazingly well, it still looked like I had just applied it after 6 hours!

As for getting this off, I have to admit it is a lot tougher than other liners, the best way I have found is to apply your usual eye makeup remover onto a cotton pad and place it firmly onto the eye for about ten seconds. This will soften the makeup and allow for easy removal. The make-up remover I use is the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. Which you can get for just £4.99 in Boots, Superdrug or on Feel Unique.

This is definitely a new make-up staple for me and I will be throwing away my old £1 eyeliner as soon as I am finished writing this. I am currently looking for excuses to use this as I am obsessed with it right now!

I got my Eyeko eyeliner from ASOS for £15.00 in the colour Ebony.



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2 comments

  1. i've tried one eyeko liner and didn't really get along with it, i found that the tip dried out really quickly unfortunately. i swear by stila's!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

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  2. Hi Danielle, I haven't found that so far with my Eyeko, I'll definitely give the Stila a try though as I've heard amazing stuff about their range :D Thanks!

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