Review: Fashion 21 Eyeliner
Hey there! Some people have been asking about the Fashion 21 white eyeliner I bought recently (haul post *here*), so here are my honest thoughts on it.
This is my second Fashion 21 eyeliner. I bought the black one years ago for me and a friend. I wasn't able to use up whole thing, though. I threw it out after several months not because I didn't like it but because I got myself a new eyeliner - a more expensive one, which I felt obliged to use.
Anyway, first things first - the packaging. How fancy can an eyeliner pencil be in terms of packaging? I mean, it's a pencil so I'm not expecting killer packaging from it. As long as it has a cap that doesn't fall off easily, then I'm fine with it. I don't have any complaints with the packaging of this eyeliner. It has two usable ends - the liner end and the smudger end. I find the smudger quite useful, too.
|L-R: Eyeliner end, eyeliner smudger|
As for the liner itself, it's not very soft and creamy but it glides on smoothly and doesn't tug my lids. It's not very pigmented; the color pay-off is just ok. Here is a swatch. I drew the lines heavily so you can clearly see the color.
The color looks off-white on me (leans on the gray side). I like using this as a base for my shadows, especially white shimmery ones. Here's a swatch of one of my white shimmery e/s when used with and without the white eyeliner as base.
As you can see, it made the e/s more vibrant, which I like. I sometimes also use this to highlight the inner corners of my eyes. I also use this on my waterline but it doesn't stay very long on me. I get about 2 hours of wear with this one on my waterline but that's because my eyes easily get watery. Some say they get more or less 4 hours of wear with this on their waterline.
|Fashion 21 eyeliner used as base for a white shimmery e/s|
So to summarize, here are the things I love about this product:
- Glides on smoothly and doesn't tug my lids
- Works nicely as an e/s base
- Doesn't break off easily
- Comes with a smudger
- Inexpensive. I got this for 85 Php.
- Widely available. Fashion 21 counters can be found in Watsons and SM Department Stores.
And what I don't love:
- Could be a bit more pigmented
- Doesn't stay long on my waterline
- Not very creamy and blendable
I'm still gonna try to finish up the whole thing but I'd mostly be using it as a base for my white shimmer e/s. Do you have this eyeliner? What do you think of it? Any recommendations? Tell me in the comments! If you wanna know other ways of using a white eyeliner, watch this video by Magicgrl111 :)