Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner | MAC Fluidline | L'Oreal Superliner Carbon Gloss
Cat-eye flick liner is the sort of eye makeup I pretty much wear everyday. It takes me about 10 seconds to do, and makes me look much more 'done' than spending hours on eyeshadow. I do like going for just mascara every now and again but its safe to say its my foolproof makeup. Over the years, I've tried out lots of different products to do so, but my main criteria are pigment, ease of use and longevity.
My favourite for ease of use has to be Collection's EXTREME Felt Tip Liner. They claim this lasts 24 hours, but I have never tried it for that long. It lasts perfectly for about 7/8 hours then starts to fade a little, especially on the flicks, but that is partly down to me rubbing my eyes a little and it never smudges. Despite this, it comes off really easily with any makeup remover. I find felt-tips the easiest to use for a quick, precise flick but they don't give my favourite effect, however due to the ease of use and longevity this one is my go to daily.
The one I whip out for special occasions (or incredibly long days, today being one!) is MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack, which is just a plain matte black. This one (when applied correctly) gives the most gorgeous deep black matte line, and I'm talking really black. I normally apply it with a small angled eyeliner brush. This also lasts absolutely FOREVER. I'm wearing it now and I applied it over 12 hours ago and it still looks absolutely pristine. Perfect for when you have a bit of time, but if you're in a rush I wouldn't recommend this for speedy liner - although its easy to correct mistakes because its so creamy, it does take a bit more time than usual - save it for those long days and nights!
Last up is one that I haven't actually used in a while but this used to be my go to. Its L'Oreal's Superliner Carbon Gloss. As the name implies, it is a glossy black, and I prefer matte black, so it doesn't get as much use nowadays, but the nib/brush is so easy for beginners. It is the perfect width to create a medium line, not too thick or thin, and also really use to do a flick with as well. This one falls down in the longevity department for me though, I find it to smudge a little after a long day and it also can lose pigment if you apply it over eyeshadow; not too sure why but it doesn't go on as pigmented for some reason.
So that's a round up of my favourite eyeliners for cat-eye flick liner. Although it seems like more effort, in reality it takes just as much time as a slick of mascara because I tend to spend less time on mascara when I do this. What's your signature eye makeup?