Almay Intense I-Color Gel Smooth Liners, R179 each
What they say: Make eyes stand out with a bold look that pops. This unique set of liners has been designed to create the precise defined look of a liquid liner with the smooth and easy application of a pencil. Say goodbye to the frustration of uneven lines with faded results – Almay’s new gel liner formula glides on smoothly and evenly leaving a flawless line of high impact, rich colour in one easy and simple swipe. Created with eye colour in mind, each liner is expertly matched and coordinated to amplify brown, blue, hazel or green eyes for a long-lasting bold look without smudging or fading.
What I say: When I first saw these liners, I instantly loved the idea of them. Although, Physician’s Formula already to eye colour matching with their liners, these felt softer and easier to apply.
There are four shades:
Black for brown eyes
Navy for blue eyes
Charcoal for hazel eyes
Espresso for green eyes
Now these aren’t the traditional colours recommended to make each eye colour pop, but I decide to put the Navy to the test. I have blue eyes, so can only tell you what I thought about this particular colour match.
The shade does goes well with my eye colour, but I’ve used navy for years as an alternative to the often too harsh black. The formula is soft and really easy to apply. The sharpness, though, I found decreased just like any other pencil liner would, so I did have to sharpen the pencil before I used it again, but this is no biggie, as you have to do this with most other pencils anyway (with the exception of the genius Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner).
The longevity is what impressed me the most. It stayed put all day with very minimal fading and no smudging at all! It behaved like a waterproof liquid liner, which is just amazing!
If you love the look of liquid liner, but are a bit like me in the application department (read: useless), then these are a great option!