Sunday, 27 January 2013

Review + Swatches: Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liner - Le Freak

Is it just me or do Collection (previously Collection 2000) have a thing for long names?! It seems like it anyway! But regardless of the name these liners have been a favourite of mine for some time now. Although I have recently rediscovered them after leaving them neglected for a little while - big mistake! And realised I had never properly shown you this gorgeous turquoise shade!

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

The Basics
Despite the slightly confusing name, these are basically glitter liners. They come packaged in liquid form (not gel as the name may suggest) with a reasonably firm brush applicator. Inside there's 6ml of product, which for £2.99, is a very good deal in my eyes! I tend to generally apply these over black liner to add a little bit of something to an otherwise 'normal' look. In total there are 14 colour choices - which I think I need more of! 

The Formula 
These a basically a liquid liner filled to the brim with bright glitter particles. They apply really nicely and evenly, which surprised me a little as I usually hate this style of applicator! As for longevity I find that these don't flake off, so no random glitter particles falling down my cheeks during the day - not that that is necessarily a bad look! One thing that's worth pointing out is that the base of this is tinted, and does stain when swatched - however when worn over black liner I had no problem. 

Colour & Finish 
The colour of the glitter in this is predominantly turquoise - leaning more towards being a green than blue. However there are a few pale blue and holographic shimmers thrown in there too just to make the colour more interesting and to give more texture. As already mentioned the base is tinted a matching colour which helps to make the colour stand out more. And the finish, of course, is glittery! 

The Good - high glitter concentation, lots of bright colours available, lasts on the eyes, cheap, value, 6ml of product. 

The Not so Good - Stains when swatched. 

Would I repurchase? More than likely yes, I have a couple :) 

Price & Availability - £2.99, Boots & Superdrug

I know it's not a new product today, but golden (or turquoise) oldies need a mention sometimes too! Talking of new things, have you seen the new Cover & Go Foundation Duo they have come out with? I'm intrigued! Anyway as always thanks for stopping by, Hannah 

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  1. I love this! Got it last year and are by far the best budget glitter liners I've found! I always go over with 2 coats and it's so darn bright! This reminds me that I really need to buy more!

    1. Haha - I know the feeling the colours are all so exciting!

  2. The black glitter from this line is one of my go-to products to add a bit of sparkle to a going out look :). I miss the old plain metallic ones they made in that line as well, I've just fallen back in love with them and starting using them again. Oldies are definitely well worth the revisit.

    1. I remember them! I think I still have a purple one kicking around somewhere!

  3. That colour really suits you, I have all of these and I think they are great, pizazz is my favorite, I think le freak isn't one of their better liners but its still pretty good x

    1. Thanks Lori, will definitely have to check out Pizzazz :)

  4. I have the black one, purple and green. I did have the copper and gold ones top but they dried out. I love them and for £2.99 they're amazing x

    1. Agreed! The black one looks gorgeous!


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