Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Review | MUA 3 in 1 Contour Pens

Hey Guys! Here is my review on the MUA 3 in 1 Contour Pens!

   Shades left to right - Dark Brown, Sea Blue, Black
Shade - Sea Blue
Shade - Black
Shade - Dark Brown
Cost - £1.50 e
Shades - 8
Places to Buy - MUA Online
Packaging: The packaging on these liners are your typical, plastic automatic pencil style. The twisting mechanism is very sturdy and works very well. The overall feel of the casing doesn't feel cheap at all, even though it is very standard plastic. The writing on the packaging is in silver and I believe it is just printed on, however I have had these liners for a while now and they writing has not rubbed off in any way. The lid clicks onto the tube, this is handy as it means that you know the lid isn't going to pop off the top of the liner, making the liner go all over the rest of your makeup/breaking apart. The 'nib' end of the casing goes inward at the tip to allow the flat shape of the pencil to stay flat and so it can move freely through when twisting to reveal the product. I have had no problems with that casing breaking/cracking/being hard to manage. It looks very sleek and the slim design makes it easy to hold and it fits perfectly in your storage/makeup bag.
Texture: The texture of these liners is very soft, silky and creamy. They glide on the eye with no problems, I really like the formula. However, if you have extremely oily eye lids, you may find that you can't use these on the upper lash line without setting them/smudging them out for a smokey look - I don't have extremely oily lids, but they are oily and I have had some problems with them running down my face, however this isn't the case all the time when I use them as a liner on my lash line, it only happens on certain occasions. They are also really great for use on the water line as well, the formula allows them to glide on there without loosing pigmentation and being hard against your eye. The formula and the texture of these liners also mean that the pigmentation is very fluent and you wont find that the colour skips when applying and you will get quite full colour when you use them.
When Do I Apply These?: Like all eyeliners, you apply these while you are doing your eye makeup as the name would suggest. If you are applying eyeshadow, you would use these after you have completed that application so you don't loose the colour of the liner/change it. Eyeliners can also be used alone on the eye so, again, you would just use these as you are applying your eye makeup as a whole.
I've Applied Too Much!: When you apply too much liner, there isn't a lot you can do and the fixing of it can tend to be quite tricky. I would suggest just using a Q-tip with some eye makeup remover in it and cleaning up the line until you are happy with it, but doing this means that you run the risk of having to touch up the entirety of your makeup as it will get rid of the makeup around/on your eyes. The other option is to simply, make it work! If you've made the line a lot thicker than what you originally wanted it to be, the only real option is that you make the other side just as thick and keep it how it is.
Would I Recommend These?: Yes, I would recommend these eyeliners. I think that for the price they are amazing quality, the shade range is mediocre but they have a variety of different colour types so its not that bad. Like I said, if you do have really oily lids, a primer will be needed to control that oil and you may have to set the liners/smudge them for a more smokey look to your liner. The angled shape of the liners makes application even easier and it fits perfectly to the shape of your eye.
Hope This Helps!

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