CATRICE Cosmetics Eye liner pen (RS 360 / 1 ml) in Black Blue
AQUA (WATER), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, POLYURETHANE-35, STYRENE / ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERL-2 CAPRATE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TRI-C12-13 ALKYL CITRATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PANTHENOL, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, PHENYLPROPANOL, TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, CITRIC ACID, CI 77266 (BLACK 2).
The eyeliner comes in a pen form with a fine felt tip for precise application. The tube is dark navy in color while the cap is black. The pen form makes is easy to carry around and extremely simple to use. The felt tip is stiff enough to give you a sharp line without any tug or pull. The felt tip applicator makes the eye liner very easy to apply and I have absolutely no trouble in creating sharp wings with this eyeliner.
The shade I got is Black Blue which is exactly that, a black with just a hint of blue, not so prominent on my dark lids but visible in the arm swatch. On women with lighter complexions, the blue will pop out better.
The eyeliner has rich pigmentation, giving an opaque color in one stroke and adding another layer adds more depth to it. It dries to a slightly shiny finish. It is only suitable for use along the upper lashline and not on the lower waterline because if it gets into the eyes , it stings badly.
The eye liner stays on me for more than 6+ hours without any smudging or fading under normal conditions. It is neither water resistant nor waterproof. Even with the slightest touch of moisture, it will smudge, and smudge really bad. I’ve had incidences when the corners of the eyes are all blue black if I’ve mistakenly rubbed my eye corners for some reason. Another major drawback of this liner is that it stains!! Yes, you heard it right!! And it stains really bad, especially if you try to wash the liner with water first. So the ideal way of taking it off is with a makeup remover or cleansing oil without any moisture or touch of water. There have been times, when even after taking off my makeup, I have a stain left of the winged liner that I created using this eyeliner. and it is just so irritating because it doesn’t go that easily!!
Overall, The CATRICE Cosmetics Eye Liner Pen was a huge disappointment for me mostly because of the staining and smudging part. I really liked the felt tip and how easy it was to create winged liner with this. I wish to try the waterproof variant of this and see how that works. For now, I just use this when I’m wearing makeup for a short while or when I’m in a rush. I’m not saying it is a bad product, but it surely could’ve been better. For Rs 360, I’m sure there are better eyeliners out there which can justify their price. This is so NOT worth it!!
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