Sunday, 8 May 2011

Pearl Eyeliners From BeautyUk – The whole collection swatched

Ever since I saw sneak peek(tures) of 3 shades of the Beautyuk pearl eyeliners on their facebook page, I've been really impatient to see all the 8 shade . I am a great fan of colour liquid eyeliner. My very first product swatches post on my blog was about glitter eyeliners, and I probably own pretty much everything Collection 2000 has done in terms of metallic and glitter eyeliners. If Gosh Cosmetics liquid eyeliners had been cheaper, I would have probably indulged and collect them all (and then I wonder how I got myself into debt)


*I am rambling already* Anyway, when Beautyuk  finally released their eyeliners, you bet I was very excited but I was very apprehensive too. My favourite type of eyeliner would ideally be really pigmented, not runny, not too thick, have a soft felt pen type of brush/applicator, long lasting and would not be a pain to remove. The very day of the release, I had to get myself down there to Superdrug. After checking their polishes, I just had to open one eyeliner and check out the brush, tester or no tester provider, I just had to see it for myself. Well, they did it: my ideal type of brush was in there, the only thing which was not so perfect with my beloved Gosh and Collection 2000 eyeliners.


Let's have a look at some swatches, shall we?

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Photos show 2 coats of eyeliners. My instant favourite was purple haze, which I would personally call 'electric purple'. Application on hand was very easy, and dried fast. Once it's there, it's there and it won't budge.



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Removal was easy. None of the shades stained my skin and it wasn't as hard work as the extreme art liners from Gosh to remove. I've come to think that the Gosh ones are too long lasting for their own good, and that I need to remove them with baby oil and lots of scrubbing.



So on the hand it's awesome, but how is it on the eye?




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The felt tip applicator made a world of a difference. I was able to be so much in control. I had however to apply 3 coats to achieve the opacity I wanted. The first coat was more about tracing the shape, and the 2 others about filling that shape and tapping the product on rather than dragging it along. No baby oil was needed to remove the eyeliner. I used my simple eye makeup remover to moisten it, then I was able to peel off the product off my eyes.


In a an ideal world, this eyeliner would have given a opaque result in 2 coats, but with a brush like that, I am more than happy to compromise.



where to buy: superdrug, internationale or online.
price: £3.49
disclaimer: I purchased the product myself

20 comments:

Grace London said...

Oh, that purple is lovely! Looks gorgeous on you. x

Jude said...

That colour looks stunning on you, think I'm going to try the Rich Mahogany, a woman of my age needs to tone it down a bit he he. Jude xx @jadlgw

cbrookes said...

They look absolutely lovely! However, I fail miserably at applying any kind of liquid eyeliner :(

Jessica said...

i love the last one, such a lovely rich brown :) may have to pick up one or two of these! xx

Meeta said...

Stunning! I love the look of Sorceress and Rich Mahogany in particular. I will have to check these out as I am liking the new products they are coming out with.

Carlito86 said...

These look gorgeous, love your EOTD x x x x

Catherine said...

I love the look of these the colours look gorgeous the purple looks fab on you. I like the look of sphinx and sorceress :-) x

Claire@Eyelining said...

Love that purple shade! The price is fab too x

Ashley Tiernan said...

Wow I love that purple and the 2 blue ones. The purple looks great on you. I want to get these now! :)

TheBristolBeautyBlog said...

They look fab! What a bargain! xx

Georgia said...

:0 the bronze one is fantastic!!! Oh my god! they look so so good. xxxx

Emma Greenwood said...

I'm tempted, is the brush at all stiff? I find the Gosh and Collection 2000 brushes very easy to work with where I find stiff-ended brushes a nightmare, not quite sure why haha I just do. These all look gorgeous though :| might have to get them anyway they all look amazing! xx

Jo said...

Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous. Purple Haze looks great on you :)

Rakhshanda said...

wow..so pretty..you eyes are beautiful.

liloo said...

OMG thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments!
@emmagreenwood yes the brush is a stiff brush, like the one you would find in revlon colourstay eyeliner xx

Sarah Ali / Glossicious said...

Love the swatches, oh i want sphinx.

Robyn said...

Really nice! I'll take two coats for the price - the GOSH ones are a tad overpriced, imo, simply because as you said they are such a pain in the arse to remove!

missy_ellie_uk said...

These look fab! You suit the purple eyes so much. x

Kim said...

Oh my, they are gorgeous! I bought Oceania the other day, I now think I need all of the others! xxx

Strawberry Blonde said...

These look beautiful... may have to treat myself to Sorceress & Rich Mahogany. I'm not great with liquid eyeliner but like the sound of the felt tip style brush giving more control. Great price too!
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