Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner may not win any accolades in terms of packaging but it more than gets the job done. I enjoy felt tip style liners as I feel they are more forgiving when it comes to application, well compared to a gel liner at least. I however do not like typical felt pen liners as you need to press down, to release the product which minimises control. The Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner comes presented almost like an ink well, that way you can remove excess product with tissue and forgo adding unnecessary pressure to your eye lids. The small nib applicator allows you to create thick, thin and all that is in between sized lines with ease.
The reason Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner is a beauty classic, well as far as I'm concerned at least is not only due to how it preforms (more on that in a minute) but the intesnity of pigment. If you struggle to find a really black (or blue, or brown) liquid liner and dream of truly opaque pigmentation, this is the product for you. There is no need to apply several coats of Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner, one layer provides an intense black block of colour.
Is Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner perfect? No, it can flake a little but other than that I have no complaints. Sure it may become a little crispy around the 8 hour mark but that is only occasionally - I think it may have something to do with whatever foundation I'm wearing at the time? Other than that it stays put rain, shine, humidity and as mentioned even stage shows. I like that Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner dries instantly to a matte finish, so there is no transfer onto the eye lids nor bleeding/smudging when applying. As an added bonus Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner doesn't irritate my eyes, nor is it a nightmare to remove. There is now a waterproof version of Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner, I have yet to try it as I am so enamoured by the original formulation. Maybe for the sake of comparison I will one day?
Is Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner a beauty staple for you too?
Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner £2.50 via Superdrug - link.