Thursday, 14 October 2010

Illamasqua The Art of Darkness Precision Ink Eyeliner

I had my eye on this eyeliner from the minute I clapped eyes on it. My signature look is a clean and simple black winged line with mascara. I rarely wear eyeshadow, and for all the years I've been wearing make up, the humble liquid eye liner has always been in my collection.

For me a basic winged eyeliner can transform the way I feel. If I'm in a rush and have to do my 3 minute face, going from a swish of powder and nothing else; to a swish of powder, liquid line, mascara, and vaseline on the lips makes me feel from drab to fab.
Of course if I have longer I go for foundation, blush, lipstick the works, but I find a clean liquid line for me personally makes all the difference.
For some people though, liquid liner can look a little harsh, or some people simply can not apply it well. The key here is practice and lots of it. I've been wearing it since I was around 13 and I'm now nearly 23!

The Illamasqua Precision Ink is a liquid liner from The Art of Darkness Collection. I bought this in the colour "Abyss" in the ASOS sale for £10 but it normally retails for £16.50. The only reason I waited so long to buy it was because of the price. I personally feel like £16.50 for a liquid eyeliner is a lot, but when I saw it reduced to £10 I snapped it up without a second thought.


I personally think that this is a fantastic eyeliner, theres a reason for the inclusion of the word "precision" with this product, because it gives you just that. If you want a really crisp, precise line then this is the eyeliner for you. The nib is really fine allowing you to achieve a really defined line. The ink dries the blackest of black within seconds and it literally lasts all day. I applied mine this morning at 7.30am, its now 9.30pm and it looks exactly the same. I would go as far as saying this is the best liquid eyeliner I have used apart from the price. For me that is the only downfall with this product, but if you fancy treating yourself to something nice, then I would definitely recommend the Precision Ink. I think if I'm completely honest I would repurchase this liner and even pay the full price for it, although I'm almost positive Loreal do a similar eyeliner, so when this has run out, thats next on my list!

This weekend I wore it with very simple skin: Mac Face andBody with a dusting of MSF Natural to set and no blusher. Then liner, one coat of Rimmel Accelerator Mascara (love this review to come soon) and a bright pink lip. I personally love it. Which is your favourite eyeliner?

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15 comments

  1. i was gonna review this liner too! its seriously the best liner ive ever used, my eyes are exactly the same as they were when i applied it! i bought a backup when it was on asos!

    the loreal liner is nothing compared to it! the first sign of water and mines gone!

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  2. this eyeliner looks fab ... im more of a gel or pencil type a girl but may have to have a dabble in liquid :)

    xx

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  3. Your skin is looking really fab Kelly! x

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  4. I love this liner so much!! I like it as it's a little bit different to others i've tried in the way it doesn't dry to a flat black, it keeps a bit of shine! xx

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  5. This looks gorgeous!! I must have it!! :)

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  6. you look so pretty in these pictures, I see what you mean about the 'precision', your wearing such a thin neat line :) x

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  7. Oh now I don't know whether to go for this one or Lancome's Artliner! It looks amazing :)
    Kat x Click&Make-Up

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  8. i love natural look :) and i love the shade of your lippy

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  9. This is so frustrating! Mine just doesnt work for me at all - I use liquid liner all the time so thought i would love this but i cant make this work. It cracks after a days work, feels slightly sticky and seems to pick up the transferred eyeshadow. Im selling mine so if anyone want to give it a go let me know!
    jigglysteph@hotmail.com

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  10. Lovely! I can't find these products in the States but I might have to make an online order.

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  11. That looks amazing! Whyyyyy do you do this to me!! Whenever I read your posts I always want the same products :oP!

    You look stunning in the pics too! I loveeeee your hair xxxx

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  12. you look fantastic here, i'm not a fan of liquid liner cos i think it's too obvious on me but you look amazing! x

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  13. I have bobbi brown gel liner at the mo, but no brush :( im actaully using an old liner pen to apply it, which isnt the best, but im going to buy the brush v soon!!
    xxx

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  14. I feel I need this, looks so pigmented!!!
    Excellent review Kelly! :)

    xxx

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