You have £5.50 to spend and need an eyeliner that pretty much does it all, who you gonna call? Zoeva, that's who! As a side note I did view Ghostbusters for the very first time last night. Allow me to introduce you to Zoeva Graphic Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Blue Lotus. Yes Zoeva may be renowned for their glorious brushes but their make-up isn't half bad either. Actually that is selling it short - it is great!
To the best of my knowledge there are nine shades to choose from all of which come presented within easy to sharpen, all black plastic dipped wood pencils. If you have tried the likes of MAC Pro Long Wear Eyeliners or even NARS Matte Lip Pencils you'll know exactly the type of packaging I mean. They are super easy to sharpen with next to no mess or waste for that matter, light weight and generally a joy to cart around and use.
So yes nine shades to choose from - I was sent the beautiful, rich, deep blue metallic shade that is Blue Lotus. When first applied it is super shimmery and light catching yet it can be blended out for a more matte finish if that is what you should desire. I don't own many blue eyeliners so I can't really draw a comparison, in my opinion the overall shade is very similar to MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow - only in pencil form.
The beauty of the Zoeva Graphic Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner range is the texture - a silky soft, glide on formula that can be used as a traditional eyeliner, smoked out as an eyeshadow or as a base for powder products. I hate to throw around the term dupe but if ever there was an eyeliner that could give Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners a run for their money it is this. The Zoeva eyeliners are incredibly pigmented but I should mention that their soft texture can make it difficult to draw precise lines, you may find a brush more helpful for this. Once set, the Zoeva Graphic Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner does not budge so if you want to blend or smoke it out you do have to work quickly. As someone with oily eye lids I did not expect this to be as crease and grease (yuck!) proof as it is but I kid you not it does not fade, smudge, smear or crease when used on the lids - even after a good six hours of wear. On the waterline you are looking closer at the four to five hour mark but then again that could be due to the fact my eyes water fairly constantly. Either way at £5.50 it is easily one of the best, if not best budget eyeliner I have tried. My only gripe is that there is no matte white or nude shade - if there was I'd never be without one.
You can find all nine shades of the Zoeva Graphic Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner via Love Make-Up - link.
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