Apr 21, 2014

[Review] Shu Uemura Calligraph:ink Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid eyeliner is the next hardest makeup product to purchase, after foundation. First, you need to look for the eyeliner that has sturdy brush for easy application. Then you need to try out the formula. Finding the perfect eyeliner can be a tedious task. There are a lot of trial and error to go through and some products that will send you to disappointment. To save you all the trouble, I have an amazing eyeliner to introduce to you. It's the Shu Uemura Calligraph:ink.



This eyeliner is inspired by Chinese calligraphy brush. Like calligraphy art, it requires a minimum level of skill to handle the eyeliner brush. The brush comes in a funnel shape with really sharp tip at the edge which allows you to control the thickness of your line.


Texture:
The velvety soft ink glides on the eyelid smoothly. The ink has full opacity, so you don't need to draw a few times.


Pros:
1. Easy to control the brush. The pen is easy to handle.
2. Easy to adjust the thickness. The thickness range is between 0.05mm to 2.0mm
3. The ink has full black opacity.
4. Last all day long. It is waterproof. You don't have to worry about your eyelid oil will smudge the eyeliner during the day. 
5. Refillable.

Cons:
1. Expensive.





Price: RM130
Available at: All Shu Uemura's counter


A few weeks ago, I had the honor to meet Shu Uemura's elite makeup artist, Lisa Yap. In the brief one hour, I learned a lot of makeup techniques from her that I've never heard of.


If you need any assistance on anything regarding makeups, do pop by Shu Uemura's counter. Their makeup artists will be very happy to help you. Also, don't forget to try out the Calligraph:ink liquid eyeliner. You'll love the brush right away, I swear!
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2 comments

April Lee said...

Hi! Just wanna share my experience with you.

Actually the new caligraph:ink is not exactly oil proof. I could run and sweat my whole face, it will still stick on my eyes perfectly. No smudge!

However, if I were to sit in office all day and not moving an inch with me having the oily skin, it will definitely smudge all over my bottom eye lid. I will look as if I have panda eyes. One of the recommended solution was to apply more powder around my eyes so it will absorb the oil. But I guess I will need a really thick layer of powder or constantly touch up the powder. :/

It's not actually that expensive as they do sell refill for about RM60? I mean normal brush eyeliner from Clio or Dolly Wink cost about the same per pen. And it last longer as the ink is very thick and black. A little slide through the eyes would do the job.

That should be all! Thanks! :D

jerine lay said...

@April Lee: Thanks for the sharing. That's good to know. I think different people have different experience. I admit one of the down side of the eyeliner is the price. Other than that, I find it easy to draw. Next time before you putting on the eyeliner, try pat some eyeshadow (skin color) around your eyes. It helps keeping the eyeliner stay in place.

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