My review of MUAs Matte Liquid Eyeliner with photos and comparisons.
I think I’ve found it. The eyeliner. I have a love/hate relationship with liquid liner. It looks great, my eyes look more open and awake. It lasts much better than other eye makeup products. The right liquid liner will not end up all smudged under your eyes, turning you into Gollum. I get nice comments when I wear it- “you look surprisingly well rested!” (I have a small baby who finds sleep a boring waste of time). Appearing well rested takes some considerable effort at the moment, I need all the help I can get.
On the other hand liquid liner is fiddly and time consuming. It makes me want to throw things! Most of the liners I’ve tried are either impossible to apply or come off too easily (losing a wing while you’re out and about is devastating!). I can’t get on with pens either- the colour always lacks punch.
I’ve done a post about liquid liner (Check it out) and L’Oreal Superliner came out tops. But I’m not wholeheartedly in love with it. You have to dip the brush back in the pot way too many times, but it does stay on well.
I don’t know why I was looking at MUA eyeliner, I think I liked the packaging. It comes in a matte black tube, it looks good considering it’s only £2. I did what I usually do in these situations- I drew a line on my hand, let it dry, then tried to smudge it off. Woah! It doesn’t budge! Let’s take it for a test drive.
The nib is one of those short fat affairs. It holds quite a lot of liner so no endless redipping. It dries an intense matte black. Here’s a little doodle to show you the finish-
Then I put the MUA liner to the test, here’s how it performed against my other liners-I wrote the brand names in each corresponding liquid liner. The products consist of Kiko Artist Signature pen, Collection Extreme pen, L’Oreal SuperLiner, Bourjois Clubbing and MAC Liquifast. The Bourjois and MAC were really difficult to write with, apologies for the messiness.
Then I took a wet wipe and gave them a good rub. This is how they fared-Only L’Oreal, MAC and MUA Matte still standing, the rest are gone without a trace. Then I gave my hand a really good scrub-The MUA and the MAC remain pretty much unscathed. What a difference. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the MAC liquidlast, despite its good performance in the test. It’s a bugger to remove and it costs £16. The MUA liner is as easy to use as a liner can be, still a bit of a fiddle, but then it always is. It didn’t make me want to hurl it across the room, so that’s good. After a day’s wear it’s still present and correct come evening time and comes off pretty easily with makeup remover.
I thoroughly recommend MUA Matte liquid eyeliner. It cost just £2, it lasts, the colour is intense and it’s easy to use. I would say this is the best liner I’ve ever tried, hands down.
MUA Matte Liquid Eyeliner 10/10
Available from Superdrug