Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What a steal: L’Oreal Paris Superliner Smokissime



I have long been a fan of the smoky eye – who isn’t, really? – but when I do one myself I often have to allow for extra time to get it right or just give up and do a bright, popping lip. I’ve longed for a Smoky Eye 101 for dummies, and have tried my fair share of products that aim for that but fall pretty short.
One that has definitely taken my fancy however is from L’Oreal Paris’s recently released seasonal collection and is known as the Superliner Smokissime. It calls itself “the first powder eyeliner pen”, and seriously works a charm when effortlessly delivering that ultimate smoky eye look in – seriously! - one stroke! With the precision tip you can line your eye, whilst the rounded foam helps blend the colour across your lid.
It isn’t quite an eyeliner but more of a concentrated powder, and comes housed in a chubby pen and with a smudger sponge for application. The sponge is slightly pointed and has eyeshadow or eyeliner powder (which ever you want to call it) inside the cap. When you replace the cap the sponge becomes saturated with the powder so with each use, when you want to reload the sponge, simply put the cap back on and more powder gets loaded onto the sponge. Too easy!
With the precision tip of your Super Liner Smokissime you draw a line around your eye, then using the rounded foam, blend and blend again. Make sure you use smooth movements for an even smoky blend, and there is a little fallout if you are building the colour up so I recommend waiting til after to apply concealer etc.
The colour is marketed to wear for 14 hours and I got around 12 hours the first time I tried it, which is no mean feat. The colour remained intense through the wear.
I think this will be a great travel product going forward as there is no need for brushes or messy palette meltdown, and at $22.99 is definitely a beauty steal in my books.
It also comes in three colours (for now), which are Black Smoke, Taupe Smoke and Brown Smoke. Love it.


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