Friday, 25 January 2013

Holy Grail: Chanel Ecriture liquid eyeliner

Boy oh boy oh boy has this review been a long time coming!  Be warned, this is a massively rave review of a product I've been using for years!  As it's such a 'rave' review, I'd like to make clear that I've not been paid to say these things, and that my opinions and thoughts are my own :)

Chanel Ecriture liquid eyeliner
Chanel Ecriture £25 over the counter and online

They say "Water-based eyeliner with a soft and supple felt-tip point delivers a smooth, precise line every time. Special pigments ensure long wear and keep colour from 'running,' so eyeliner always looks fresh. Slim cartridge allows for maximum control and ease of application, while the cartridge seal protects freshness of colour."

Chanel Ecriture liquid eyeliner

My Thoughts

Where do I begin!  Ok, about 8 years ago I delved into high end makeup.  I'd always loved the Chanel brand and admired it from afar, and I decided to invest in some of their makeup.  I say 'invest', because with Chanel you really do get what you pay for.  Yes they're expensive, but you can really tell the difference, for example, I almost always get compliments on my makeup when I wear Chanel.

The first time I bought Chanel makeup, I bought this liquid eyeliner, some blusher, pressed powder, foundation and an eye shadow quad.  The foundation was amazing, lasted me ages! The pressed powder lasted a crazy amount of time too, and I still have the blusher (yeah I should probably throw what's left of it (not much!) out).  The ecriture eyeliner lasts me about 6 months+ before it needs replacing, so I usually buy1-2 a year.  They're £25 so... personally I think under £50 a year on what is in my opinion, the best liquid eyliner out there, isn't bad :)

Holy Grail Status

I don't know how many other people hold this to holy grail status, but I certainly do.  I've tried so many other liquid liners to try and find a dupe for it, other high end ones too and none come close to being able to compare to this.  Here's why I love it:

  • The applicator - the applicator is small fine bristles which are very precise, that allows me to create perfect winged liner looks without dragging the skin
  • Doesn't dry out - because it's a proper liquid liner and not a felt pen, it doesn't dry out, you simply twist the bottom once for more product (I use one twist per eye)
  • No transfer - one of my biggest issues with other liquid liners is that on my super hooded right eye, they transfer onto my upper lid leaving an unsightly black line, but this doesn't at all.
  • It lasts - it stays put on my lid until I decide to remove it, whether that's 6 hours after applying it, or 14 hours, it's so long lasting.  It doesn't crack and crumble either, unlike some others.
  • Lots of product - the fact that I only need to buy one about every 6-9 months is testament to the amount of product you get for your money (£25), and something that doesn't put me off repurchasing it at all.
I've come to accept that I'll never find a good dupe for this.  With all the others I've tried, they've either transferred onto my lid, the pen dries out quickly, or they run with the hint of moisture (I'm looking at you Dior liquid liner!) or they don't apply well, but this does none of that.  For those reasons it's my holy grail eyeliner, and I hate that it's starting to run out, and I'm near the beginning of my 100 day spending challenge, if I didn't have other (poor) ones to use, I'd repurchase it in a heartbeat, but I have the others to use first.

So, thank you Chanel for making such an amazing product, I highly recommend that you all treat yourself to it, as I promise you won't regret it :)


Will you be giving this a try?






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14 comments

  1. As a fellow liner addict, I think I need to get one of these. how have i never tried it?!! I adore the chanel stylo waterproof which i use on my waterline and it's definitely worth the money.

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    1. Do it! Get it! Trust me, once you've tried this one, you'll never go back to another... it's just so amazing!

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  2. Wow!
    Thanks for sharing!
    I never try this one :)
    But its too pricey for student like me LOL
    But nice sharing
    Xoxo

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    1. Well when you think about it, yeah it's £25, but that'll last you the best part of a year, so if you think of how much it is per month, only really a couple of pounds ;)

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  3. I think if I wore liquid liner more I'd definitely invest in one of these however I'm on a bit of a pencil liner kick at the moment as I love the smudgey look I can get with them. This does looks like an amazing liquid liner.

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    1. Fair enough :) If you ever feel like trying liquid, this is the only one I'd recommend :)

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  4. I am not sure how much you are used to this type of applicator, but if you can work with more flexible brushes, I strongly recommend trying Bourjois Liner Pinceau. It costs 4 times less and is the best thing ever invented. And it is made in the exact same factory as Chanel, so I wouldn't be surprised if it is the same formula. :)

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    1. I might give this a try when I'm off my spending ban, but I'll need to replace my Chanel before that :)

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  5. I think I might just treat myself to this! x

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    1. Do it Romany :) It's sooooooooo good!

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  6. This looks and sounds lovely! Another thing to check out soon!
    Hareem x

    http://iheartmexo.blogspot.com/?m=1

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    1. Definitely :) I've never found anything that can hold a torch to it :)

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  7. I do love a bit (or a lot judging by my make-up collection) of Chanel, I really need to give this a go! I just use a gel liner with a brush and I have such issues trying to get a good winged liner....will be giving this a go for sure :) x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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    1. Hi Sarah! Me too, I own quite a bit of Chanel :p If you check out my latest video on my youtube channel (button on the right) it's a Get ready with me video - I do the winged liner look with the Chanel liner on there, you can see just how easy it is to do :)

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