One of the best products I’ve run across this Fall is the Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner. Cushion eyeliners are not necessarily a new innovation. Etude House released a limited edition Cushion Lock ‘n Liner three years ago that was an absolutely fail. Have no fear though a few years down the line and Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Cushion Eyeliner + Serum got the formula down right!
And of course, we’ve had a few other options from Sephora and Stila but none have been as amazing as Catrice’s Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner. If you’re a fan of liquid eyeliner, believe me you need this.
Catrice houses this liner in a 0.1 oz jar that will set you back $6.99. It’s available in a single dark, pigmented black but I have hopes in the future they might release more shades. As per the name it is indeed a cushion. Inside the jar you’ll find a cushion saturated with a liquid-gel eyeliner which you can gently press a brush into for application. Note, I said gently. DON’T PRESS TOO HARD! Why? Because this stuff is crazy pigmented. I mean blacker than black! I mean Urban Decay Perversion multiplied by 10. It is super pigmented.
I expected the formula to be slightly watery but has the texture of a traditional liquid eyeliner. It’s thick, glossy, and it applies exactly like a liquid eyeliner the only different would be it’s in a pot and you’re dipping an eyeliner brush into it. For some reason I feel like I have a lot more control when I’m applying gel eyeliner and this gives me the option of using a liquid formula in a pot. Liquid is a lot more intense than gel eyeliner and this gives some very dramatic results.
I suck at liquid eyeliner application and I still haven’t mastered the “flick” but as I said I feel like I have so much more control using a liquid formula out of a pot. I can use a brush of my choosing be it thick or thin. I don’t feel as shaky with a brush and I’m a lot less clumsy. Plus this formula glides onto my lash line without skipping or tugging. It’s just a pure masterpiece of a formula. I found the formula wore well on me without smudging or flaking throughout the entire day and it removed easily at the end of the night.
Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner is proof positive that there are budget-friendly formulas with high quality formulas. This is one you should try if you like liquid eyeliners. It’ll give you a new and unique way to apply a liquid liner with an intensely pigmented finish that gives eyes a pop of drama.
Can’t rave this enough.
Catrice Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner is available now at ulta.com.