Saturday, 22 September 2012

Review + Swatches: 17 Smoulder Gel Eyeliner

Leading on from my post about how much fun I had at 17's Blogger Event last week (post link) I'll be posting some reviews of the products released in the Eyeliner Studio! There's currently a great offer on the line in Boots were it's buy one get one half price - great right? But I'm sure you'll want to read my review first, so here we go! 

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 




The Basics
If you're not familiar with Gel Liners they are a creamy type product held in a small pot. Which you then use a brush to apply with - a small one is included. The pot does have a seal around the lid as well so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't dry out - it shouldn't with a seal though. The claims on the box are 'Silky, Smooth & Smudgeproof' and without going to much into it, I agree! Available for £3.99 from Boots.



The Formula 
This liner has a really nice creamy texture to it that applies lovely and evenly! When it's first applied it can be played with somewhat, so smudged or removed to create the perfect even flicks. However it does set down on the eyes to be completely smudgeproof, 10 hours later my eyeliner looks just like it did when I put it on! On the waterline it doesn't last quite as long, around 3-4 hours. I know what you're thinking though, how do I get it off then? I find that an oil based remover or cleanser to do the job for me! 




Application  
As I said this does come with a little brush. But being so small it's not ideal, so I use a separate eyeliner brush that I'm more used to working with. But the inclusion of a brush is great as I know a lot of my friends who aren't as make-up obsessed as me use the included brushes a lot. The picture below shows a pretty standard winged look, but I'm planning on getting a recreation of the look I created at the 17 Event posted in the coming days. It's this gel liner that won me the prize at the event! 


 

The Good - cheap, value, smudgeproof, easy to work with, a seal in the lid, nice black colour, lasts really well.

The Not so Good - not the easiest to remove (but that's a good thing really!), lasts 3-4 hours in the waterline.

Would I repurchase? It's definitely good enough for me to want to, I love that it lasts ages on and it's really easy to work with. I may have to work on my stash before I repurchase any gel liners though!

Who might like it? Those that want black liner that will stay all day, but also those that sometimes struggle a little to get the look they want first time.

Price & Availability - £3.99, Boots. 

I didn't really mention it in the review at all, but this actually makes a really great base for eyeshadow as well, especially those deeper metallic shades that really 'pop' over a dark base! Maybe I'll have to get a look up some time to show you! As always if you have any questions don't hesitate to leave me a comment. I hope you're having a good weekend everyone and I'll speak to you later, Hannah. 

Disclaimer: This post contains a sample that was provided by the brand or their PR Representatives. However this in no way alters my review - my loyalty is to you guys and I strive to keep your respect with my honesty.  

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12 comments:

  1. I wouldn't have thought of using this as a base! But you're right, I can think of a few metallic eye shadows that would really look good layered over this :)

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    1. The darker shades you get with colourful glitter in also look great over a product like this!

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  2. Absolutely love your liner application! The whole eye look is lovely

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    1. Thanks Catherine, lovely comment to read!

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  3. hey hannah, how would you compare this to collection 2000 gel liner?

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    1. I'd say the Collection 2000 one is slightly thinner in consistency and stays better on the waterline. However the 17 one lasts a bit better on my skin and is £1 cheaper! But in essence, both are good products. Hope that helped!

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  4. Fab post might have to check this out and your whole eye looks lovely :)

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  5. Hey Hannah i often do the exact same liner shape on my eyes as in ur pic! Very well done so neat and tidy great technique! Have u thought about becoming a make up artist?

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    1. Nuria, you don't know how big a compliment that is! I have vaguely thought that I'd really enjoy it, but always thought I needed a lot more skill!

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  6. the more you practise the better you get at it, and you practise a lot doing all your different looks for the blog and doing your make up in your daily life! why not? I'm sure you be good at it!

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    1. Thanks Nuria! You never know what the future holds ;)

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I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. But if you want a quick response try tweeting me, @MidnightViolet1 Thanks for reading my post, Hannah :)

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