Sep 20, 2010

Ring in the Old, Ring out the New: Lakme Eyeliner and the NYX Liquid Liner - Dark Brown


Why I picked a liquid liner to be the first product I would try out from NYX, I really don't know, except it seemed like the only item I would actually use.  My Lakme eyeliner is really old and needed replacement.

lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews


I have used this only a few times, but anyways, here's my take on it:

Liquid Eyeliner Comparison Review:  Lakme Insta Liner (Black) Versus NYX Liquid Liner (Dark Brown)

1.  Cost:  An affordable drugstore brand abroad, NYX seems to feel in India we won't mind paying a bit extra.  Well, I did buy it, so maybe they are on to something :D  Cost:  Rs. 350.  Since its "Made in Korea," which I thought was closer to India - travel distance - shouldn't it be cheaper in India than it is in the farther off USA?? :D :D  Lakme eyeliner, on the other hand, is so old and ancient, I have no clue if this is even sold any more, but one thing I am sure of, it definitely did not cost me anything close to Rs. 350.

2.  Packaging/Design:  The tall, slender twig of a bottle holds an equally tall twiggy wand for applying this liner.  I have smaller fingers than the average human, and so this long wand is a pain to use.

lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews
lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews
Top:  NYX has a longer wand that's more difficult for me to hold and use
Bottom:  Lakme has a smaller wand that is really much more convenient to use with it's design.

3.  Colour/Product:  NYX shade is Dark Brown - is almost black, but not quite.  While I don't have any problem with the shade, my problem is with the product itself.  I can feel it on my eyelids.  When it dries and settles down on my eyelids, I feel like there is something there.  With Lakme, I don't feel anything at all.

lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews

4.  Waterproof test:  NYX does not claim the product is waterproof, and it is not.  A good thing only for me, I think.  I am too lazy to use makeup removers and then wash my face. With this, it will all go off with just plain water and some soap.  Lakme says water resistant on the bottle and stays on a tad longer and leaves a faint line after washing off with just water.

Verdict:  The chances of me buying this product from NYX ever again?  A big fat circular O for ZERO.

lakme nyx eyeliner liquid black dark brown swatches reviews


This might work for others, and I still like the almost black but actually brown shade.  Its just not convenient to use for me.

12 comments:

  1. That lakme liquid eyeliner is still available, at least I do see it very regularly in Mumbai stores. It is quite nice & I like it..

    Never tried NYX liquid liner, and now after reading your review, unlikely to get this myself. Wld rather stay with maybelline & lakme :)

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  2. Ohh..well it didn't seem good to me..but do try it at the counter..I really have small hands :D

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  3. he he..a big fat zero ..product will soon start crying.:P

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  4. yes..the Lakme liner is still available...i've used it for years and really liked it..still have one bottle of it...

    this product of NYX is out of my list now

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  5. My Lakme eyeliner bottle is laughing at me :-(

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  6. u should try NYX eyeshadows or jumbo penicls they r pretty good :) not as good as CHANEL but they r very pretty dear:)
    jumbo pencil in milk or gold r very good options dear ...
    draw a thick gold line and tiny black eyeliner looks damn pretty in day time u know :)

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  7. NYX Jumbo pencils are not yet available here. I did ask her for that :D

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  8. Aww, too bad you don't like it! :( Hope you'll find another tube of the other liner! :)

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  9. Hey itchy rads, I become agitated if someone sells me black and I get a dull colour and not black :(. BTW, I guess you fused out half a million of your grey cells trying to calculate the relation and distance between korea and India, and USA and the price.....ugggghhh.....

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  10. Hii Pinch..yes apparently its still easily available :D

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  11. Jomol...heheheee..actually I got it after seeing the dull colour, so I have no complaints with that. As for the distance, they are importing it into US and they are importing it into India..so it should be cheaper here naaa..its nearer..No?? :D :D :D :D

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