A look into beauty, that doesn't harm our furry friends
My last makeup post from the 100% Pure line is a product I completely overlooked at first- the Black Tea Long Last Liquid Eye Liner. When I visited my local store, I was able to chat with the store manager and I asked for her personal recommendation in the makeup line, and she immediately picked this out. It’s her go-to makeup product, and it has amazing lasting power. She demo’d a swatch on the back of her hand and let the formula dry for about 30 seconds, and then tried to rub the product off- and it DID NOT BUDGE AT ALL. I was pretty much sold just from the lasting power, and couldn’t wait to try it out myself! Just like the Black Tea Mascara, this product has no synthetic dyes and gets it’s color from a combination of fruit pigments and black tea. Organic and great for sensitive eyes, this liner also comes in 2 other shades (dark chocolate and blackberry). It comes packaged in a very cute cylinder cardboard container, so let’s take a look inside:
Oh… wait… let me see if Iddy Biddy will actually give it back to me. But first, let’s just take a moment to appreciate how adorbs n’ fluffy this guy is. *crazy cat lady moment*
Unlike the mirrored-silver casing we’ve seen with both the Black Tea Mascara and the Fruit Pigment Lip Glaze, the eye liner has a combination of clear-plastic and gold, designed with their signature dainty fruit motifs and wispy vines.
As for the brush itself, it IS a brush- not a felt tip, since you are dipping it into the product. While it is thin, the brush doesn’t really come to a tapered point, which can make a thin application slightly difficult (especially for an eye liner newbie like me!). The formula does apply on easily. In no way is it runny, even though it’s a liquid.
The first swatch I did is the left one, which shows the standard width the line will come out if you’re not trying to be too careful either way. To the right, I TRIED to apply it a little thinner… and pretty much failed, heh! But the best results are seen on my eyes:
With just one application on the right side, I am rather pleased with the thin I was able to achieve. To the left, I applied it slightly thicker with two coats, without letting the first application dry before the last one. Be careful about if you want to add more- I don’t think this product layers very well, as the brush can tend to pull off tiny flakes of the whatever has dried. With that said, that flakiness tends to come back when you remove your makeup at night. In my first attempt I tried to remove all my makeup with a facial towelette, and the eye liner didn’t really want to budge! Talk about lasting power! Usually I can get all my makeup off with them, even the Black Tea Mascara. I then went in with my trusty Ultrabland from Lush, and I was about to remove about 85%-90% of it, but here comes the annoying part. After using Ultrabland, then cleansing/toning/moisturizing, throughout the rest of the night I kept finding little black flakes under my eyes! How did I miss soo much?! It really isn’t the end of the world, I’m still pretty new to the product and just haven’t “perfected my technique” I suppose. Still, this liner did not budge throughout the day. I’ve even read that this lasts for those with oilier eye lids, huzzah! My personal tip is that if you want a bold eye look, use this liner for the super-deep opaqueness it can achieve, and then go in with a brush with a finer tip (like the Physician’s Formula 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eye Liner +Serum) for that cat-flick and lining closer to the inner-eye. This is definitely on the pricier side, but it’s lasting power and opaqueness can’t be beat for both cruelty free and green beauty lovers.