There was only one possible course of action available to me when Tony Moly, a Korean makeup brand, released an eyeliner which resembles an ink pot and quill. I took out the few rusty pennies left in my broke, recent-graduate pocket and bought it (equals to: went on amazon and checked-out through PayPal).
It crooned soft mermaid serenades both to my makeup addiction and my love of writing (and all the paraphernalia that comes with it). Its name: Cushion Gel Liner. Not only is a cushion gel liner something that I have never heard of before but it also entails dipping a brush (that looks like a quill) in a gel pot of liner to draw your eyeliner on. In a nutshell, if you like calligraphy, you can now ‘catlligraph’ your cat eye on.
I would love to lie and say that I purchased this eyeliner because I found some excellent reviews after thorough research, but I like to at least try to be honest on this platform. So, I’m going to blurt it out: It was the packaging. It was all for the packaging.
So you can image how impressed I was when I realised that this was, in effect, one of the best eyeliners I have ever used. The pigmentation and longevity of the product are irreproachable. Black has never looked blacker and and it took several swipes of makeup remover to get it off.
Would I recommend this to everybody? No. It is aesthetically pleasing and the product is a little gem, but ergonomically speaking, it is not the easiest of brushes to use if you are a beginner. If the eyeliner is already part of your daily makeup routine, I wouldn’t let this deter you from buying it. Whilst I didn’t have any trouble drawing the shape of a cat eye, the size and shape of the brush resulted in thicker strokes than I would usually draw. It also remains one of those higher-end eyeliners, retailing at £10.00 per 2 grams.
That said, the drawbacks are not many in my opinion, and the sheer glee of using this unique little apparatus along with the outstanding quality of the product has me reaching it out for it quite often. Plus, it looks like it belongs, sat on my old vintage dresser. So no regrets there.