After being so impressed with the Smashbox Superfan Fanned-Out Mascara, I was excited to try Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner (£19) which came out at the same time.
A longwearing, waterproof eye liner made – as the bumf points out – for control freaks, Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner has a felt tip pen style nib and an ergonomic grip designed to make it equally easy to draw super-thin lines or do build up a winged-out, dramatic flick. It has high-pigment black colour and a waterproof formula which Smashbox promises will last 24 hours without fading, flaking or smudging.
But there’s one of the rubs – for me anyway. Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner did not last well on me before it started smudging. I had repeat marks above my eyelids after a while – possibly due to the warm weather – so it’s not an eyeliner I feel I could rely on for an occasion where I’m likely to get warm or be under bright lights. Apart from the smudging, it does last well, though. There’s certainly always plenty to take off when I remove my make-up at bedtime.
My main issue with Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner is the nib. I had hoped it might be the felt pen style eyeliner which changed my opinion of that type of liquid eyeliner, but it drags the skin as much as the previous ones I’ve tried so I will be staying true to my preferred brushes for a while longer…