NYX Matte and Vinyl Liquid Liner
By Lauren Kelly, Assistant Editor
I am someone who grew up using pencil and gel eyeliners, as I was nervous to try a liquid liner. Because of this, I was curious as to how I would like NYX’s Liquid Liner, which has high reviews. I am a fan of NYX’s product quality and price point, so I had faith that they would be good, but I was still worried that they would not work for me.
NYX’s Liquid Liner comes in two varieties, matte black and vinyl black. I tried both, and they both lasted all day with no smudging, flaking, or fading. The matte faded to a true matte, which I prefer for my own everyday makeup, but the vinyl was a beautiful, shiny black that would be a lot of fun for dressier days.
The brush for the product was long and thin, meaning it had a little less control than a gel or felt-tipped liner, but it could apply incredibly thin lines compared to others I had tried. I found the brush to be incredibly precise, making it much easier to apply and correct it. As I’d had so little experience, I assumed that it would take multiple tries and a lot of corrections before I would be wearing something somewhat passable. However, the brush picked up enough product to draw a crisp, dark line, and I only needed to correct a bit at the front to make the transition from lid to liner smoother. I will admit that this was the most basic of eyeliner styles, though, and I look forward to doing more dramatic looks with it.
I believe that this would be a good purchase for frequent users of liquid liners, as the product was very long lasting, the finishing was good, the colour was crisp, and the applicator was precise. I also believe that this is good for newcomers like me, as it was easy to use and did exactly what I wanted it to. The price was good as well for such a quality product.
I purchased the eyeliners at Shoppers Drug Mart, which has just recently begun carrying the makeup line, for $12.50 each. However, they are also available at London Drugs for $9.99.