Monday, May 9, 2011

Second Chances: Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen

There are some things in my makeup collection that I fell in love with immediately and have been loving ever since, some that I hated as soon as they touched my face, and then there are others that I tried on, shrugged, and put aside rarely picking them up again afterwards. 
These are the products that I have casted off because they weren't particularly special to me or they just didn't meet my expectations. They are by no means bad products, and I hate to have things going to waste in my collection, so I decided to go through them, try them out again, and see whether I really hate the product and should give it away or if I could start using it more regularly. 

One of the products on the list is the Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen in navy. 
Anything that is readily available only in the UK is highly covetable to me, hence why I jumped on this when I saw it online at Urban Outfitters. However, the first few times I used it, I found that it was hard to get a pigmented line on my eyes and it took me forever to put on, even though it swatched beautifully on my hand.
When I tried it again today, it also came out amazingly when I swatched it, but I still found that it was a little hard to put on - maybe I just suck at felt tip liners? Nevertheless, this dries to a completely ink-like, no-smudge state and the color is such a pretty navy blue.  
I would much rather use a gel eyeliner or a pencil, as I can wack those on a lot faster. With this I have to work with it for a while to get a good line, and I almost never get it straight. It is also not pigmented enough for me to do just a thin line of it. I will use it until it runs dry, but I won't be repurchasing. 

I have a lot of products that fall in this "B-list" category, so I hope I can go through them all and maybe rediscover something that I really like. 

Do you have this eyeliner? What do you think about it?



  1. I have eyeliners like this and I definitely like pencils and gel better because you get a vivid line faster. :)

  2. Vida-
    I am actually a book blogger who recently fell upon your blog. I LOVE makeup and reading your posts are really fun! I was wondering if you could help me with my eyeliner problem. I use a little pencil liner every day and it always smudges and runs down my eye. By the end of the day, I end up looking like a raccoon! Do you know of any brands that will not do this? Thank you and I look forward to reading more of your blog :)
    - Brittany, brittanylovesbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. @Devea - good, cuz I heard so many people talk about how easy felt tips are to use...but I don't really think so!

    @Brittany - thank you for your comment! I know what you mean about the smudging, it is hard to find a pencil that doesn't. I usually only put eyeliner on the top so I don't really have a problem with it. I really like MAC eyeliners because I've found that they don't smudge as easily. But I most prefer gel eyeliners, because they definitely do not move after they dry. I really love the Clinique gel eye liner!

  4. I have a MAC eye liner with a felt tip. It gives an intense thin line quite easily, but I still do prefer gel eye liners.

  5. I love the MAC superslick liquid eyeliner... similar applicator to the eyeko but a lot more pigmented and doesn't budge all day.

    I'm loving your blog by the way :) keep up the great work xoxoxo

  6. I have this exact colour and I quite like it but you're right you have to work with it! :/

  7. Yea, I always find it really hard to apply eyeliner with a pen applicator :(

  8. it looks really good on - thanks for sharing xxxxxx

  9. @ Jen - thanks for letting me know, I will have to try it.

    @ Sandra - wow thank you! Your blog is one of my favorites!

    @Yu - ohh yea maybe I am just too used to quick application with gels or pencils

    @ Jazza - good to know I'm not the only one =)

    @Kirstyb - thank you!

  10. I have never tried any eyeko products since they sell it in the UK! Luckyyy


  11. i was considering buying this in brown, it's great to hear your opinion on it x

  12. this looks great on!
    never have tried this, so i'll have to check it out.

  13. I love the way it looks on you but sounds like entirly too much work to fool with. What's in your lids by the way? it looks absolutely gorgeous.

  14. @ Ansa - I don't remember exactly what I have on but I know I have Urban Decay's sidecar eyeshadow all over the lid and maybe naked eyeshadow also by urban decay in the crease?


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