Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner

RATING (out of 5 stars): 3 stars

COST: $4.99

THE SKINNY: I wasn't an immediate fan of Nicka K New York's Shimmer Eyeliner until I saw the price. Then my attitude softened a little bit. I wouldn't be willing to pay more than $5 for this eyeliner, but at that price point it's a way to play around with a fun pop of color on my eyelids.

This eyeliner does add a good pop of color. I got a sample in a recent Ipsy bag in green, which is a really bright green with teal undertones. (I saw little "sparkle," which is fine with me.)

The eyeliner goes on heavy but blends surprisingly easily. I thought the color would dry quickly and I'd be left with a Sharpie-quality line along my lashes. Not the case. The liner blended in with a few flicks of a brush.

The liner brush leaves a lot to be desired. It's super thin and the tip of it is sharp. I had to apply the liner by holding the side of the brush against my eyelid, which was awkward. (This caused my initial dislike of the product, but read on.)

Thank goodness the product blended so easily.

The liner lost some of its vibrancy throughout the day but otherwise stayed in place. In fact, at the end of a long day, the eyeliner, although much faded, was the last bit of my eye makeup visible. That's great for a $5 product, bad brush or not.


KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. I don't have a true green eyeliner, so this will be a fun option.

CHECK IT OUT: Shimmer Eyeliner comes in 14 colors.

-- Tested by Shay