Shu Uemura Calligraphy: Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Ink Eyeliner. This little thing is a beast of its own. Personally, I had to graduate from a pencil eyeliner before being comfortable enough to use a liquid eyeliner. One thing I love about liquid eyeliner is the flexibility of drawing a fantastic clean line, whether it be thick or thin. Today, I’m doing a review and a look using Shu Uemura Calligraphy: ink liquid eyeliner. Not going to lie, I bought this liquid eyeliner so I could enter the competition.
I bought this eyeliner previously for my mom as a present but it was a clicky pen where you had to click the end of the pen to release the ink. Apparently, that design wasn’t too good, so they released a new design where the ink now flows freely from the ink cartridge. The thing about this Shu Uemura eyeliner pen is that it gets sold in 2 parts: the pen itself and the ink cartridge (much like a fountain pen). The good thing about it being sold in 2 parts is that when the ink runs out, you can still use the pen and replace the ink cartridge (which makes it cheaper).
The pen itself has a white tip/brush. It has plastic bristles that look very much like a calligraphy brush. Once you plug the cartridge in, the white bristles turned the colour of the ink (black, in my case), without any shaking.
Application was extremely easy and beautiful. If you were to start out with liquid eyeliner, this would be my recommendation because of the ease of application. The brush makes it easy for a precise application. The ink flows smoothly, even though I have this pen standing upright with the tip pointing up, as opposed to lying down as recommended. The formula wasn’t fantastic though. It definitely isn’t waterproof and by the end of the day, I find it smudging onto the bottom.
Now on to the bit I find interesting! I decided to enter the Shu Girl Make-up Pro Competition 2016. Below is my competition entry. Unfortunately, I did not get past the 1st round.
What do you think of the look? Does it embody modernity, artistic and avant garde beauty?