17 Tattoo Me Eyeliner: an endurance test.

Don't worry - I'm not about to foray into the realms of beauty blogging permanently! I couldn't tell you the difference between brushes, or even how to put foundation on (I don't use it due to it taking too long, and I don't "do" high maintenance). But what I do know is liquid eyeliners. Forever wishing I was a teen in the sixties like babes Bardot and Birkin, I wear winged eyeliner daily. I don't have a loyalty to a particular brand, instead experimenting with whatever happens to be on offer or receiving good reviews at the time. I thought the best way to put the eyeliner through its paces would be to see how long it would last on a slightly longer than normal night.

House parties are well known for how little sleep you get, so the promise of a "tattoo" style eyeliner seemed like the perfect solution to any smudge based disasters. Being the guest of honour (I refuse to be called anything else, I now live with the hostess), I ended up going on a trip to various supermarkets to find plastic shot glasses from 2pm. I put on the eyeliner at about 5pm, as you can see in the fourth photo. A night of out-of-tune singing (for which I take full credit), vodka jelly, and "rassing", ended in sleeping on a sofa for a couple of hours circa 6am, and an horrific car journey back that afternoon. As you can see in the fifth and sixth photos, the eyeliner is pretty much still in place, having only smudged slightly onto the upper lid, which I'm quite happy with considering it'd been on for nearly 24 hours. On a "normal" day, it doesn't smudge, unless I put it on too soon after moisturisingIt's quite difficult to get off compared to others I've tried, and, now it's nearing the end of the tube, the product has started to get quite "gloopy" (technical language), but it still works just as well. I like the brush, opposed to some others which use nibs or felt-tip style points. Overall, I'd say it's pretty good at what it promises to do, and I'd definitely use it again. And it's a fiver, which is a bonus.

Are there any eyeliners that you'd recommend? I'm on the hunt for my next favourite!



  1. Ooh I've been wanting to know a new eyeliner for ages- I use a maybelline gel one, and i'm just running out. Thankyou for this- you look beautiful!

  2. Oi Cohen.... looking good lol. I think 'll try this one next
    NRC ♥

  3. Wow it looks good will be trying this out soon! Thank you for the lovely post!

    Emma x

  4. I don't wear eyeliner that often anymore, and since I wear contacts, I have to be pretty serious about throwing out liquid eye makeup every 3 months. So for the times when I feel like wearing eyeliner, instead of buying some, I use waterproof mascara that I apply with a small paintbrush. It probably wouldn't stay put for 24 hours, but it's surprisingly not so bad!

  5. i'm always on the hunt for new eyeliners as i too wear a cat eye flick every day! great review :)

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  6. Great post, especially considering i was thinking of buying this eyeliner:) i wondered if it worked! Glad I found this post :) x

    1. oooh sounds great for the price. I love Lancome artliner but its pretty expensive. Gosh is very good and stubborn and usually in 3 for 2 offer in superdrug x

  7. The L'oreal carbon gloss ones are good liquid eyeliners! I'm always after a good liquid eyeliner with staying power though, so I might need to try this when I next run out! x

  8. Ooh I might give this one a try since its so cheap! I've tried countless ones, but my personal favourite so far is the Lancome Artline- but at £25 a pop its not exactly purse friendly! It did last for 6 months though wearing eyeliner pretty much every day though so I feel its worth it. Also its really easy to use and that extra 5 minutes of sleep is always worth it!

  9. I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

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