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Soap & Glory Supercat carbon black eye liner pen

A new post, yay! I've been a little bit busy recently so haven't been able to get any new posts written.  My final submission date for my PhD thesis is in less than four weeks time and I was trying to get as much as possible done while staying at my boyfriend's house as he had some software I needed on his computer.  I came home yesterday but had to make a little stop on the way home to do an 11 hour shoot (a freezing cold outdoor shoot!) and didn't get home until the evening.  So today is the first chance I've had to try and start writing something, so here it comes!

I'm a big fan of eye liner as a look but as I've mentioned previously, I'm pretty rubbish at applying it.  More recently I've been trying to practice and I am getting better but it does help if you have a product that is simple to use to help make it easier.  When I do attempt eye liner I currently use a gel liner with a brush, but I've wanted to try a pen type liner for a while as these look pretty easy to use.  Recently I've noticed a couple of posts about Soap & Glory's Supercat liner and as it's only £6 and Soap & Glory products have been on offer in Boots I decided to give it a try.









































































































































































































This is called carbon black but I'm not quite sure that it is that black. I'd expect carbon black to be blackest black (although I may be wrong) but I find this settles to a lighter black and I usually have to go over it again to make it darker.  I don't mind this though as my skin is really pale, so a really dark black would probably be too black for me, and I usually go over it again anyway as I start off really thin and then build it up to whatever thickness I want that day.

I do find this really simple to use, so much so that I've actually started to wear eye liner regularly.  Previously I've always been too scared to attempt it regularly in case I messed it up.  I find this doesn't appear to dry completely but I actually kind of like it like this.  Yes it does mean that it can smudge but it also makes it really easy to remove and another reason why I haven't worn eye liner much previously is because it can make my eyes really sore when I try to remove it all later.  When I was watching something on TV recently I was crying with laughter (no idea what I was watching at the time!) and forgetting I had liner on I wiped my eye and smudged my flick right across my face.  However even though it did smudge it was incredibly easy to remove without making any more of a mess.  I just wiped it off and it didn't leave any kind of black mark behind so if I'd wanted I could have just reapplied my flick and nobody would have been any wiser.

I've found that this lasts quite well despite not drying down completely and me apparently having slightly oily eye lids at the moment.  I would say this would make it through a days work still reasonably intact but if you were going out straight from work you may want to top it up a little.  

This may sound like a slightly mixed review but I do actually really like this.  As I said I feel confident enough using this to have started going for the eye liner look more often and when this runs out I will be repurchasing. I'd also love to see this in some more colours.  I've got a bit of a thing about greeny turquoise kind of coloured eye liners so if you fancy releasing this in that kind of colour Soap & Glory you'd definitely have one customer!

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6 comments:

  1. I actually ought the same as you when I saw the swatch - it looks kind of black ish but still pretty cute! It's the packaging that always gets me buying with soap and glory xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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    1. The packaging definitely catches your eye and I'm slightly obsessed with trying Soap & Glory products at the moment! x

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  2. I have to say I tried this in the past and wasn't a big fan, I found building it up to the level of black I liked was difficult, it rubbed itself off as I went on instead of adding another layer. If they did it in a darker colour, I might be more interested in it!

    S xo.

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    1. I think if you want something that's blackest black then this wouldn't be dark enough but the colour is enough for me. It does mean the name is a bit misleading though x

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  3. Hmmmm - I'm not sure about this one either. Most reviews are mixed and when there are so many other brilliant liner out there, I think I'll pass on this one. Shame though because I really like a lot of the Soap & Glory makeup range. Just wish they had more to choose from :o). Xx

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    1. I think if I was an expert at eye liner I wouldn't be so keen on this but as I'm not very good at the moment and this makes it so easy I do like it x

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