Thursday, 25 November 2010

EXTREME: Collection 2000's £2.99 super-liner

Collection 2000's new Extreme felt tip liner claims 24 hour wear for £2.99. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?

Actually, it's pretty close to the mark - I wore the blue shade yesterday from morning until late evening with barely a smudge. UDPP was involved, but I was still pleasantly surprised to have intact winged eyeliner at the end of the day. Here's the blue shade applied over UDPP with a dash of mascara.

There are 4 shades available - Blue, Black, Purple and the ever-popular Teal. I picked up the first three (I have so many teal liners already) in Boots' current 3 for 2 cosmetics offer.

They're sleek black pens with snap-on lids. Pretty standard as cosmetics packaging goes, and by no means an obviously low-end product. At a glance, these could pass as liners from more expensive brands.

The nib is soft and flexible, and delivers a well-defined line in one stroke. It's very quick and easy to apply. There's no dragging, and no layering up of watery translucent product. The colours are vibrant and highly pigmented - not for the shy or fans of the subtle "naked eye" look. They're not completely opaque, but at the price, the delivery is impressive.

I recommend these as a cheap, reliable buy if you're looking to create a dramatic look for the party season. One word of warning though - the blue and purple shades have a tendency to stain, so make sure you have some heavy-duty eye-makeup remover on hand to remove every last bit at the end of the evening.

You can buy Collection 2000's  Extreme 24 hour liner from Boots (though it's not listed on their website yet - come on Boots!). It's currently available as part of their 3 for 2 self-selection cosmetics offer. You can also find it at Superdrug and Tesco.


  1. I have these and I love them too, they really stay in place all day. I have oily lids and I used them without a primer and they stayed on.

    I find that some liners have the negative effect, whereby when you go over the line, it takes the colour away with it, these don't do that.

  2. Gonna have to try these out! Thanks.

  3. Ooo, may have to get some of this - lovely stuff!


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