I think I've fallen in love! And its with an affordable product, yippee! Normally I fall hard for pricey lipsticks or extravagant palettes but in this case I have a new-found affinity with the Marks & Spencer Limited Collection Makeup.
When popping into M&S for my Friday lunchtime treat, I stumbled upon the Limited Collection makeup range. For some reason, I had never really paid much interest to it previously, but a post by Charlotte at Lipglossiping on the Turquoise liner piqued my interest, and as they were only £4 each, they both 'fell' into my basket, along with a chicken and bacon sandwich and some wasabi peas - well it was Friday!
|L to R: Gunmetal, Turquoise in Natural light|
I can't emphasise just how much I love these liners. There were three shades available at the store I visited - Turquoise, Gunmetal Grey and Black. I opted to skip the black as I have lots of black liquid liners already but I was super intrigued by the Turquoise. I have been wearing these liners constantly over the past few days. The brush is small and fine but quite stiff which makes it perfect for a precise application of a fine line on the upper lashline. The consistency of each of the liners is superb, with only one pass needed for a strong defined line and it stays put ALL day without budging until removed. I've applied it at 7.30am and its still there at 10pm that night in perfect condition with absolutely no fading.
|L to R: Gunmetal, Turquoise with Flash|
Some other reviewers have said they take a while to dry down but I found them comparable with many other liquid liners in that they do take around 20 seconds to dry fully, but once set, they are there for the duration.
If I was going to pick a colour you must have, it would have to be the Turquoise, as it is the more unique of the two I chose. I've been wearing a very thin line on the upper lash line with lashings of mascara and nothing else on the eye as it is enough of a statement itself during the day. I have received so many compliments and people seem flabbergasted that it is from good old M&S!
If you are a fan of liquid liners, or indeed just fancy a dabble in them, you must try these. They are super affordable and stay put for hours without fading or migrating. The Grey is the safer, more versatile choice, but for something a little different, the Turquoise cannot be beaten. I really can't recommend these liners enough and I will certainly be investigating more of the Limited Collection makeup.
Price - £4
Where to Buy - Marks and Spencer