I’m really not a liquid liner kind of girl… in fact I hadn’t even attempted to use one before trying the new MyFace Slinky matte liner - not that I don’t like the idea of them, I’m just a scaredy cat. I normally go for eyeliner with a bit of a sheen and tend to stick to pencils or gel liners, like Mac Fluidline or Laura Mercier Eye Caviar, which allow a lot of control.
So I was nervous about trying this… eyeliner is definitely one of those products where practice makes perfect and I tend to practice either late at night or when I’m not going anywhere special (am convinced the other mums think I’m a nutter at the school gates).
I love the dinky packaging and the light weight of the wand which allows for easy control. As you can see in the swatches below it’s easy to achieve a thin or thick line with this - and the more I use it, the more I think a thicker line works best. It’s great for a perfect cat-eye flick and the matte effect actually works brilliantly for a smokey eye, complementing matt shadows and contrasting well with shimmers and glitter.
I’d normally wear this with lots of mascara and a bit more drama, but wanted to let you see how it is with a more natural look. I find it too harsh for the lower lashline, so would use an ordinary pencil or eyeshadow as liner in a lighter colour, eg grey in this area.
MyFace Slinky Matte Liner is available at MyFaceCosmetics for £6.99