Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Review: Sally Hansen Natural Beauty By Carmindy Always Perfect Liquid Eyeliner in Teak Brown

So this is a review for Sally Hansen's Always Perfect Liquid Eyeliner. It is from the Natural Beauty by Carmindy line, and the shade I own is Teak Brown. I saw these in all different shades--purple, blue, etc, which I think is great. The line is also 100% paraben and fragrance free, which is always a good thing, especially for those with sensitive skin. All this and you'd think it'd be an awesome product wouldn't you!?

The applicator:

Honestly, the applicator is probably the biggest problem with this product. First off, it's a brush, which I'd like if, it was tapered. Instead, the bristles kinda go out. The end is flat, so it is very difficult to get a fine line with it. I find it odd that they included the word "precision" in the product description for this product because honestly, there is nothing precise about this brush at all. The bristles just aren't stiff enough either. The brush absorbs an enormous amount of product (I've even had the brush drip!!!) so that when you press down, the product is released and just goes everywhere. You can see the huge amount of product it releases in the pics below.

Here's a couple of swatches on my hand:

Honestly, the swatch on the left is the thinnest line I could get. That's not really a good thing... However, I really do love this color. It is a rich, shimmery brown. It comes across greenish in the pics, but it has just enough red to it that it really brings out my blue eyes.

Another swatch:

This is what I was talking about above with the brush. The swatch on the right, where you see the reflection, is a glob of eyeliner that was just completely wet. Keep in mind that I had wiped the brush off on the opening of the container before swatching--that should give you some idea of how much product the brush holds. The first time I applied, honestly I made the biggest mess!!! The formula, in addition to the applicator, also isn't very good. It is very watery, very thin and tends to run. I've also heard that people using this liner had reactions--they complained of redness and itching, so if you have sensitive skin, BEWARE!!! And finally, the lasting power wasn't great either. After about four or five hours I noticed that the outer and inner corners had worn off. It doesn't come in a waterproof formula either. I just wouldn't advise that anyone purchase this product. I honestly had a pretty bad experience, even though I honestly expected to like it as I've like countless other SH Natural Beauty by Carmindy products. Just not this one.


Price: $7.99

Ingredients: (to be posted)

Disclosure: The product featured in this post was bought by me for the purpose of my personal use. If you have any further questions about disclosure, don't hesitate to ask in the comments.

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