Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Makeup Battle: e.l.f. vs. Revlon | Liquid Eyeliner

As wedding season comes around again, I find myself going hunting for all things makeup. I'm not one to wear makeup everyday, however I enjoy getting dolled up for events and nights out with friends!

The first makeup item that I went on the hunt for was a good liquid eyeliner. I went to the drugstore and picked up two that appealed to me. 

Here is the battle of the eyeliners: e.l.f. vs. Revlon.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in 001 blackest black
"Glides on smoothly and wears for up to 16 hours. Easier to apply than traditional liquid liners. Flow-through pen provides controlled application. Ophthalmologist tested. For optimal results, store product horizontally" - back of packaging

 $ 11.79

Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lignosulfonate, Sodium Laureth-11 Carboxylate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Alcohol Denat., Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben; may contain Black 2, Red 40
e.l.f. Precision Liquid Eyeliner in black
"The long-lasting formula and pigment rich colour glides on smoothly for defined and precise lines" - back of packaging

$4.19 + tax

Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben; may contain DC black 2, iron oxides
 The Revlon applicator is definitely easy to use; the product goes where you want it thanks to the pointed pen tip applicator. You can apply in a thin line with a light hand or use a little more pressure to get a thicker line.

I found the felt tip did tug a little bit on my skin and getting a very thin line isn't super easy to do.
 The e.l.f. applicator is a tube and wand as opposed to felt tip. It's still easy to get a thin, precise line as the brush is thin and well made. It's also very build-able if you want a thicker line or a flick. 
 The swatches are really the deciding factor for me. The e.l.f. eyeliner is above and the Revlon below on my hand in this photograph. 

As you can see the Revlon line is thicker and not really a true black. The e.l.f. is a thinner and more defined line. The pigmentation is amazing- super black!
In my opinion, the e.l.f. liquid eyeliner is the obvious winner here. From the price to the pigmentation, Revlon has been clearly outdone in this category. I can't wait to try more e.l.f. products now!

Stay tuned for a full review of the e.l.f. eyeliner!

If you have any other makeup/brand battles that you'd like to see do let me know in a comment!

Thanks for reading & check back again to see what KatieDidd, xo