L’Oreal Paris just seem to bring it when it comes to products that seamlessly weave their way into your everyday routine. The Super Liner Gelmatic in Blue, The 6 oil Nourish Extraordinary oil, The Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser – oh have I not mentioned the last one before? That will be popping up soon, but you get the gist. Kick-ass products that leave you scratching your head as to what you used before them. Their Super Liner Blackbuster doesn’t so much fit into that category. It’s a black, felt liner that when placed into the wrong hands can create panda eyes in seconds. However duo-ed with a gentle touch and informed technique it can be pretty much whatever you want it to be.
The packaging on this is really nice. It’s a lovely heavy pen that feels really good in the hand. Like a good makeup brush, it kind of feels weighted and balanced, which will be really handy when it comes to getting that liner symmetrical (if that ever happens!). I absolutely love the texture of this liner. It is smooth and glossy and literally glides on with the tip. It is actually much easier to to apply to the eye than it is to swatch. A word of warning though – because it is so glossy, it pays to keep your eyelid closed for a few seconds to let it dry. Otherwise it will transfer.
Once it is set though, you’re safe to blink as much as you please! And it really does deliver an amazing lacquer-like finish. You need to give it a good shake to activate the pigment-dispersion system before you start, and then you’re good to go. The nib is great – really flexible – and it glides over the skin beautifully! Depending on how you angle it, you can go for the finest of fine lines, or thick bold statement. It is extremely versatile.
It is densely pigmented and glides on like a dream! You can play with quite a few different looks with this. It is beautifully fluid as it applies, and then it dries down very quickly and sets in place. Just what you want.
Now if only I had a steadier hand and a makeup artist’s technique! There is definitely room for improvement…L’Oreal Super Liner Blackbuster is Rs.750. I’m really pleased with this liner. If you want a bit of dramatic impact then this certainly delivers.