PLEASE NOTE: The giveaway is hosted by Jesse's Girl and NOT by Nouveau Cheap. Any entries left in the comments section on this blog post will not be approved, as you cannot enter via this blog post. Again, all of the details for entry are at the end of this review.
Jesse's Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black
(retail: $6.99, 0.17 oz)
This liner comes in one shade (Black). From the Jesse's Girl website:
Our unique Japanese calligraphy-style brush allows for precise, super-fine application that lets you create lines as small as one millimeter thickness! Combined with a formula that dries super-quick (for a waterproof, smudge-proof application), our liquid eyeliner glides on smoothly without tugging or pulling.
A closer look at the applicator:
True to its description, this fine-point applicator allows you to create an extremely fine line, as well as a thicker line (you just need to hold the brush and a slight angle and press a bit harder to create a bolder, thicker line):
Here's a photo after my standard "rub test" where I take my index finger and rub back and forth with a good amount of press for about five seconds:
Finish, pigmentation and consistency: This is a very black liner. It doesn't veer toward blue-black or green-black; it's a true black and very richly pigmented. The finish it a tiny bit shiny, but there is no glitter or shimmer to this liner. The consistency is fluid without being watery or runny.
Ease of application: I can't think of another liner that requires this little pressure for application. If you like liners that allow for extreme precision and require very little effort (no pressing, tugging, pulling or pushing) you will love this one. With just the gentlest touch, this liner easily deposits color onto the skin, allowing for an effortless, whisper-fine line. The applicator is a brush, but the bristles are not separated--they're twisted together and they stay together (they don't unravel during use). Because this is a brush, you may experience a tiny bit of "floppiness" when you're first learning how to work with this liner. I'm used to a firm, felt-tip applicator, so I had to keep reminding myself to stop using so much pressure. After my second attempt at using this liner, I had no issues at all. You just have to remember that less is more (when it comes to pressure) and my motto is: Let the brush do the work.
Staying power: I can get a full eight hours plus with this liner before I start to see fading. I can also lightly rub my eyes and not suffer any serious consequences (aside from a little bit of fading, this liner will not smudge if you gently rub or touch your eyes). It is definitely water-resistant (I have splashed my face with water multiple times while wearing this liner and it did not run or smudge) but if you rub your eyes while they are wet, this liner will smudge and run. So just try to remember: rubbing while dry is ok, rubbing while wet is not. Removal is very easy using just my regular facial cleanser (no makeup remover required).
Fragrance: I detect no fragrance to this liner.
FINAL VERDICT: This is a deep, rich, highly-pigmented black liquid liner with an applicator that allows you to create an extremely fine line and get deep between your lashes with ease. Little to no pressure is required while using this liner, so there might be a slight learning curve for some of you while you adjust to this liner's capabilities But after a few uses, I think you'll get the hang of it and I'm betting you'll love it as much as I do. Staying power is impressive and it's truly smudge proof and water resistant (just don't rub or touch your eyes while they are wet because this liner will smudge). All in all, I'm very impressed with the pigmentation precision application and staying power of this product.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE NEW JESSE'S GIRL WATERPFOOF LIQUID EYELINER (AND MORE), PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS:
Please be advised that the contest link below (as well as the contest entry page itself) will not work from mobile devices, but WILL work on a desktop computer.
Enter the Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner Sweepstakes for a chance to win the following prize pack:
One (1) Jesse's Girl Liquid Eye Liner
One (1) Jesse's Girl Eyeshadow Primer
Three (3) Jesse's Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dusts (assorted colors)
One (1) Jesse's Girl Masquerade Palette (30-pan eyeshadow palette)
Retail value of each prize pack is $32.94
CLICK HERE TO ENTER but, before you do, please note that you can select "Nouveau Cheap" in the dropdown menu on the entry form. When you fill out the entry form and select my blog from the dropdown menu, you'll be putting yourself in the pool of entries associated with Nouveau Cheap. In other words, Jesse's Girl will randomly select at least one winner from EACH blogger/vlogger listed, so you'll only be "competing" with other Nouvettes if you select "Nouveau Cheap" when entering!
Jesse's Girl will be giving away AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) prize packs, with at least one winner representing each of the bloggers/vloggers participating in this sweepstakes (listed on the dropdown menu on the entry form). Additional winners may be selected based on the bonus entry question.
Entries on the Jesse's Girl Facebook Page will be accepted beginning on Monday, April 15th 2013 at 12:00am EDT (4:00am GMT). Entries will close on Sunday, April 28th 2013 at 11:59pm EDT (3:59am GMT).
If you would like to purchase this liner directly from Jesse's Girl, you can do so here. This liner will also be available for purchase at Rite Aid stores.
Best of luck to everyone!
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