I hope your weekend has started well.
I’m actually going to a hen weekend of the first of my friends to be getting married, so I’m sat at home writing this on a Friday night whilst surrounded by all manner of shoes, dresses and make up!
My bag is bulging and I haven’t even begun with the accessories and make up eek!
A few weeks ago I picked up this beauty from the Cosmetics Company Outlet in Swindon.
If you’ve never been to one of those shops then I seriously recommend it, owned by Estee Lauder it has an array of Mac, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Smashbox, Ojon and Origins amongst others for you to get your product greedy mitts on just like me for a discounted price!
I personally spend a rather generous sum and I hope one day to own the whole shop.
I was lucky enough to buy Smashbox’s infamous waterproof eye liner along with the matching brush (Arced Liner Brush #21) to use together and I have to say, I’m completely converted to using the brush!
I obviously bought the liner in black, there were other colours present but wanting to get the best value and check out the product first I bought it in black for maximum wear.
The brush you can see below is really thin and has quite long hairs matched with an angled tip making it easier to line your eyes without your arms getting in the way and stopping you from being able to see….wicked!
I’d never used a brush like this so was a bit suspicious but I’ve been told multiple times how amazing they are so just caved and snapped it up!
I like that the brushes are bright red making them easy to find in amongst the darker packaging of my other make up. I like things to be kept simple but this is massively helpful at 6am!
The design of the pot is pretty bog standard, glass pot with screw on lid, nothing too out there!
Look at the pot of smoothness!
It’s so creamy and easy to apply I cannot say a bad thing about it.
This cost me £11 at CCO but normally retails for £16.
I wouldn’t spend £16 on a gel eyeliner as I know that Maybelline’s is rather good and I am quite a big fan of it, and couldn’t justify spending the extra £10 on something that although is amazing, isn’t £10 amazing.
However for an extra £5 I think this liner is worth every penny!
It’s so creamy and easy to apply, easy to mop up mistakes (as long as your quick!) and stays put all day whether wind, rain or shine.
Even at the end of the day however it swipes off with a tiny bit of make up remover and requires no rubbing.
It’s just like the Maybelline one which was my first love, but better.
I’d definitely pick this up again from CCO!
Here’s a few pictures of it working it’s magic…:
The one below shows me without mascara so you can see the liner better.
I did edit it on my phone, but as black is black it hasn’t edited the colour at all.
The one below has mascara on the top lid, and shows a bigger flick.
The brush makes it so easy to do these neatly and quickly and only requires a baby wipe to clean off during the week!
What do you think of the gel eye liner? Are you a fan of them?
What other Smashbox products have you tried?
This was one of my first and I’ve loved it!