After that hype, let me introduce you to Seventeen's 'Tattoo Me' Semi-Permanent Liquid Eyeliner. I have 'Raven Black' the darkest colour, claiming to last up to 48 hours with unrivaled staying power. Liquid liner is my go-to daily product. Nothing makes me feel more put together than the perfect cat-eye. When people compliment my eyeliner I take it to heart. Because honestly, thank you for noticing, this should be noticed.
I used Collection 2000's black liquid liner for years, purely because it was cheap. I got used to the brush and the texture of the product, as well as the lovely price and I stuck with it. Last week, I ran out. I was on my way into work, without my eyeliner. I headed for the nearest Boots to pick up another and the branch didn't stock Collection. So I grabbed something else... 'Semi-Permanent Liner'? Great! I want this to last the whole day. Yes please!
The first thing I will say about this product is that you better have your eye liner technique PERFECTED before using. This bad boy DOES NOT BUDGE. That means any mistake you make, is basically going to mess up your entire face if you try to scrape it off. It happened me, this is a cautionary tale. I was putting my face together in the locker room before starting my shift and I didn't wait till my liner was dry... and I blinked and got a little black dot on my eye lid. I got some tissue and tried to rub it off. But this was going no where. I used water. I scraped my lid until it was red, and in the process dragged the dot further so it was a line. Finally, I had to crack open the eye shadows and head up to the floor looking like I was going on a night out, the make-up was that heavy. Covering it up was my only option in the short time I had. So be warned, you better have the highest level of liquid liner skills before using this. Seriously.
I don't know what Seventeen were thinking when they invented this. I don't know anyone who really needs a liquid liner to last 48 hours. This does exactly that. They are not exaggerating. I cleansed my face three times and there was still remnants of that day's liner. It came off when I wash my face the next day, but honestly, you'd think you'd be able to clean your face. It could be the answer to all your lazy-day prayers though. As an experiment (read: I was obsessed with this eye liner) I decided to wash my face except for my eye make-up one night. So I went to bed with 'Tattoo Me' on my lids, and I woke up with it still there. I wore that shit around all day, and tossed and turned with it all night and woke up the next morning with eye liner flicks so sharp they could cut you. I didn't try a second night, but I did wear it that day, delighted with the time I saved in the morning, and disgusted at myself for even trying this out.
THIS PRODUCT IS SO GOOD. IT'S TOO GOOD. On one hand, it does not move. It is the darkest shade of black, and the brush is just thin enough to create the perfect wings. On the other hand, it does. not. move. At all. Even when you want it too. I'm almost scared to use it because I know what an effort it will be to try and take off. But no other liner will last as long. It is sad and superficial, but this eye liner has been on my mind more than I would like to admit. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I COULD BE THIS PREOCCUPIED BY A MAKE-UP PRODUCT?! Someone take this away from me. But actually don't because nothing else will do now. I don't know what else to say. How do I rate this? 10/10? 0/10? I can't decide. Will you all just try it and join me in this eye liner hell?!