HIGH END VS BUDGET - EYELINER

So for this months High End vs. Budget post I thought I would do something a bit different. In the last few posts I've written about my favourite product from that category, whereas this time I'm doing more of a first impressions style post. If you haven't already, you can catch up on my previous post here and Amanda's previous post here.


As soon as we decided this months category would be eyeliner I knew I wanted to try something different. You've heard me banging on about how much I love my Kat Von D Ink liner for ages now so I didn't want to just rewrite that again. I thought it was about time I picked up a new liquid liner from a brand I'd never used before. I settled on this little green beauty from Pixi as I've heard good things about other products in the range.

Price

So this product isn't super high end like some of my other makeup items but it's not something you'd find in Boots either. Its reasonably priced at £12 which, if like me you purchase it through Asos with your student discount comes down even further to £10.80. Like I said this isn't that expensive like my treasured Ink Liner but its a bit more than others I've used in the past from brands such as Miss Sporty.


Packaging

Now the packing is something I can really get on board with; I actually think it's what sold the product to me in the first place. The liner comes in a matte minty green box with rose gold text and trimmings - if that doesn't just shout luxury I don't know what does. The pen itself is the same shade of gorgeous green again with gold writing and honestly I'd give this product a 10/10 for packaging design. 


My Verdict

I've only been using this liner for little over a week - that's why this is more of a first impressions than a full review - but I think I've got a good enough idea of how I feel about it. The impressive exterior is really where my love affair with this product ends. I found the nib to be the biggest problem, its far too long and doesn't draw nicely at all. The amount of product that comes out is also pretty inconsistent and I've found myself time and time again having to fix my wings with my Ink Liner.

I did find the solution to be pretty hard wearing however and it does live up to the claim that it is waterproof. So would I buy this again? Honestly no, it's too much hard work to apply some simple flicks and even though the ink itself is good quality, the nib just doesn't do it for me.

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So my 'high end' product didn't really work out that well for me this month, but you should head over to Amandas blog now to read all about her chosen budget Eyeliner!

Do you have a 'go to' liquid liner? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter!

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4 comments

  1. It's such a shame this didn't work out for you! I love the idea of nibs like this but I've run into problems with them too, where the product doesn't flow very well and personally I always find the tip of the nib is just too bendy as well! xx

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    1. I was gutted to be honest as the packing really is incredible, I'll just have to stick to my trust Kat Von D xx

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  2. It is so pretty, shame it's not that great. I use kat von d's tattoo liner and I just love it so much it makes doing eyeliner more bearable haha! It's so so good and stays put with my awful oily hooded lids.

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

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    1. I actually thought I was buying the tattoo liner when I picked up my ink liner by mistake. I'd really love to see if there is much difference between them as I've heard amazing things about the tattoo liner! xx

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