REVIEW: Laura Geller Uptown Chic Eye Liner Kit

 Laura Geller Uptown Chic Eye Liner Kit

This is my first Laura Geller purchase and I couldn’t happier; plus, it’s incredibly good value.

I’m always on the lookout for brown eye liners and pencils. Black is far too harsh on my fair, mature (boo!) skin.

My two fail safe ‘can’t live without’ products are, Mac Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown (£14.50) and new favourite, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Dark Brown (£14.50).  The Stila liner doesn’t budge and the Mac pencil doesn’t smudge – perfection!

I recently lost my Stila eyeliner and snapped up this Laura Geller collection sold by Skinstore online. Here are three, very different, FANTASTIC, eyeliners for a very reasonable £19.84.

Achieve infinite eye makeup looks with the Laura Geller Iconic New York Uptown Chic Eye Liner Kit. Perfect for classic flicks and smoky definition.

The trio of eyeliners allow you to create a range of both classic and experimental looks, each in a warm, neutral shade for a complementary finish.

The Set Contains:

INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Brown Sugar (dark matte brown) 

Expertly define your eyes with the INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil. Its silky smooth formula glides on effortlessly to deliver intense, highly pigmented color with a long-wearing, professional finish that won’t smudge or run. Features a built-in sharpener for precision application every time.

Eye Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner in Beguiling Brown (glossy dark brown) 

Line your eyes from every angle with the Eye Calligraphy Eyeliner Marker. With a fast-drying formula, the liquid liner delivers intense color that won’t run or smudge, whilst its precision tip allows smooth, mistake-free application for a professional finish. Water-resistant.

Kajal Longwear Eyeliner in Dark Brown Kohl (chocolate-brown with bronze shimmer)

Create effortlessly sultry and smoky looks with the Kajal Longwear Eyeliner. Enriched with Vitamin E, the creamy formula glides onto the lid with baked pigmentation for intense, stay-put color. The pointed tip allows for quick application and it easily blends and smudges without losing definition.

REVIEW

The first thing I should mention is that all three pencils are much darker than the shades online, or on the box; they’re all a very intense dark brown. I’ve slightly adjusted the swatches below to reflect the ‘real life’ shades. EYE Calligraphy is even darker than the Stila eyeliner.

Laura Geller Uptown Chic Eye Liner Kit

INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil Full size 0.4g
(Sold individually £18 Ten shades Skinstore)

The pencil is very long and slim which makes it very comfortable to use. I use it for tightlining and it’s spot on.

Always use a waterproof gel pencil for tightlining to make sure colour isn’t washed away, this one stays put. Load on more for a smokey night-time look.

Eye Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner 1ml Full Size (Stila = 0.5ml)
(Sold individually £18 Four shades Debenhams & Skinstore. Also set of 5 shades £21.43 Skinstore)

My favourite. The pencil is thicker and shorter than INKcredible, but the barrel towards the tip is softly curved inwards which makes holding it easier and application smoother.

The tip is long and tapered, but sturdy enough so it doesn’t bend easily. Light pressure will create a precise, ultra thin line (which I like for the inner corners of my eyes). Adjust for medium and thick lines. Careful with placement though, it’s hard to take off!

My only gripe is that unlike the other two, the lid doesn’t click shut with a reassuring ‘snap’ sound, instead, there’s a barely audible soft close and I’m nervous it will loosen over time, which would not be good news for my make up bag.

Kajal Longwear Eyeliner 1.40g Full Size
(Sold individually on Laura Geller US site £16 Three shades)

This shade is the lightest (and the ‘brownest’) of all three. The texture of the kajal is soft and creamy as you’d expect.

I didn’t think I’d like this at all. The line it produces is thick and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to control it, but applied to the outer corners of upper and lower lids and blended out a little with a fine brush, it works beautifully to emphasise eyes for a very polished appearance.

Of course it comes into its own for a smudgy/smokey eye, and as before, once applied, it’s there for the night.

The bronze shimmer is subtle, but it is there.

Laura Geller Uptown Chic Eye Liner Kit £19.84 SKINSTORE

Obviously, I’m an uptown, uptempo woman, but if you’re a downtown, downbeat guy girl, then this set also comes in smokey black.*

Downtown Cool Eye Liner Kit – Black £19.84 SKINSTORE

Downtown Cool Eye Liner Kit - Black

*If you’re under 40 you won’t have a clue what I’m talking about. Apologies to Randy Edelman for mangling his lyrics.