Thursday, April 11, 2013

Product Review: Smashbox Love Me Paint Pen Eyeliner in Jet Black

Smashbox Love Me Paint Pen Eyeliner, Jet Black $24.00 

Smashbox says that their Paint Pen Eyeliner is just the thing for creating "edgy, epic eye looks"

Liquid liner can be quite tricky, I remember the first time I tried to apply it like it was yesterday and let me tell you it didn't go very well! And it continued to go wrong many times after that as well. But I never gave up and with loads of practice under my belt I can finally achieve the look I like with ease. Liquid liner is now one of my favorites from the eyeliner types. Although it isn't all that easy to apply at first it is worth trying to get it right as it has such a nice look to it. I have used all sorts of liquid liners and I find the pen form to be the easiest to control so if you are new at liquid eyeliner and don't think you'll be very good at it a pen is what I'd advise to start with. 

Here are some more details on my opinion of this item:

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Formulation: Not quite as wet as my LORAC line pro one but still slick enough to draw on a nice even line. I really like that it dries to a matte finish though. 

Lasting Power: It lasts for about 8-10 hours on my eyes without creasing or smudging at all which is fantastic and at the same time I can remove it so easily at the end of the day with just a swipe of makeup remover.

Pigmentation & Color Payoff: The pigmentation is just fine for me in comparison to some of my very black eyeliners. I do think it needs to be built up a bit to get it to the color intensity I like, once it's built up it does look lovely. Unfortunately mine seems to be drying out a bit already- just a month later so I need to shake it to get the product to the tip at times.

The Applicator: I really like the applicator on this one. With the actual tip I can create a nice thin line and using the side of the tip I can create a thicker line for a winged liner look. 

Performance & Versatility: I find that it's really easy to use but I do like a thinner eyeliner pen better. 

Color Variety: It comes in just one shade-this black one. I would love to see some more colors or at least a brown one for those that prefer it over black. 

Packaging: The packaging kind of reminds me of those of a crayola magic markers but I love the classy script lettering and hearts which add a really classy touch! And just as a side note how cute is that name?

Price: $24.00 is definitely a little pricey but not terrible either performance wise. 

 Overall: I have been using this eyeliner quite a bit when I want to get a thicker line with ease which some of my thinner eyeliner pens have trouble achieving. I am so impressed with the lasting power and I absolutely adore the packaging. I wonder if the reason mine is already drying out a bit is a flaw with this specific one or that the cap doesn't close tightly enough, I'm not sure but we'll see how much longer it lasts. Also I wish it was offered in other shades specifically brown as some people don't go for the intensity of a black eyeliner.

The swatch- you can see that I really had to go over it a few times to get it to the intensity I was looking for but once it has been built up it's quite nice. 

Have you tried this liquid liner? What did you think of it? What is your favorite eyeliner- let me know in the comments form below- I love to get your recommendations! 

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  1. I've only ever had BAD experiences with liquid liners LOL though I can definitely see the advantage of pen form for sure! Wonder if it's idiot proof for me!


    1. :) I think alot of ppl have had bad experiences with liquid liner. but yeah try the pen form you will see that it makes a big diff.

  2. cOOL! I've been looking for a good liner for so long, will give this a try!


    1. ;) you really should its a pretty good one.

  3. You've encouraged me to give liquid liner another try. I bought some Clinique liquid liner a few years ago and every effing time I tried to apply it, it ran down my face or would smudge horribly, or whatever. It was a disaster. But obviously, practice makes perfect right? And liquid really does look better overall.

    1. I know about that frustration! have had that plenty of times it def. takes trying a bunch of them and finding what works for you!


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