5 September 2013

L'Oreal Line of Beauty Collection Review

Ok, so #blogyoursocksoffseptember didn't get off to the best start since I didn't actually have access to the internet properly but better late than never I say! Tomorrow (6th) is my birthday sdo there might not be a post then but other than that we are back on it!

I was recently sent the gorgeous Line of Beauty collection(*) from L'Oreal to have a little play with and review and I have to say that over all I have been fairly impressed. In the collection you can buy the Blackbuster Super Liner which is a thick, felt tip style liner designed to create big, bold lines, the Perfect Slim Super Liner which is the same felt tip style liner however it is designed to create beautifully neat fine lines, the GelMatic Super Liner which has the precision of a pen liner with the intensity of a gel and finally the Super Liner Brow Artist which is a 2 in 1 brow pencil and sealing wax.

The range was designed to create bold, catwalk inspired looks, which are set to be a huge trend during autumn and winter and I can't fault it on that front. Combined, the set really does equip you to master the perfect liner looks with relatively little effort. I've been using the Blackbuster to line the eyelid and then using the Perfect Slim to create cat eye flicks and edge the lower lash line. I then finish the look using the GelMatic along the waterline which over all creates a beautifully elegant but bold eye that I love.

I'll be honest, I've had a bit of a love hate relationship with the two pen liners. The design of the liners themselves is great and the nib allows you to create very precise lines and they really are very versatile and great for creating a range of looks, however I have had a bit of a problem keeping them on and in place. I don't have any trouble with oily lids or any other liner slipping off however I find these only too happy to creep onto my cheeks, forehead and nose during the day (god knows how) and even after setting with a little translucent powder they still transfer onto the eyelid above the crease so maybe a little work on the formula is needed.

I was originally most excited about the Blackbuster liner having seen it advertised on the tv and until the set arrived I wasn't even aware that the was a brow product in the range however after spending some time using the whole collection, I have to say that the stand out product for me is actually the Gelmatic liner. I simply cannot fault it. The colour is intense and long lasting, the formula soft and creamy and I haven't found it to smudge of crease so for me it has been the perfect gel pencil and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

So all in all, a bit of a mixed bag for me, although I do stand by the collection being a good concept, and if it was sold as a set it would make a good gift.
The products are available nationwide, and are relatively low cost so I think they're all worth a try.
Perfect Slim £6.99
Blackbuster £6.99
GelMatic £5.99
Brow Artist £5.49

Have you tried any of the range? What have you thought?
Annie xx


  1. Love all those eyeliners :)



  2. i have the blackbuster and i was sooo disappointed :(

    nice review though! love your bindi too lol

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  3. Liners are always so hard to fall in love with for me, so I appreciate the honest review!

  4. I've only tried the Blackbuster but I thought it was AWFUL. Terrible colour payoff, the nib was sharp so it hurt my eyes, and it didn't last either. Absolute waste of money. The kit looks lovely though!

    http://maliberrymakeup.blogspot.co.uk x

  5. I have the Blackbuster but I don't know if I like it or not...I've to try it a little bit more...but the first impression it wasn't good...but this kit looks amazing, and I didn't know it was a brow pen in the line.

    Nice review!

    Mirisweet! xX

  6. I was also disappointed with the blockbuster. It had really mixed reviews on make up alley too. Also a lot of these irritate my eyes.