I try a lot of liquid eyeliners, and most of them are black. Black, or turquoise for some reason. So when this rather glorious brown liquid eyeliner popped through my door, I was curious to see how it looked, and I found that it's actually a pretty perfect companion to a neutral eye.
This particular eyeliner is Kiko's Liquid Intense Eyeliner - part of a recent limited edition collection, it comes in prettily sparkly packaging with some fetching art deco style lettering. Score one for style. It also has a very interesting nib - it's not a brush, it's not a felt tip, it's not foam - it's a soft, flexible plastic which makes drawing smooth lines as easy as stroking it along the lashline. It does have a downside - because the shape is solid, you'll struggle to vary the thickness of the line without going over certain parts of it twice.
Not only is this eyeliner brown, but it also has a rather lovely depth and sheen to it - it's not sparkly, but it's definitely not flat. It's more like a soft leather effect, and it's rather unusual, adding a bit of depth to the eye without looking odd from afar.
Of course, this being a Kiko product, it's also a mere £6.90. If you're after a non-matte, easy to apply eyeliner, Kiko are selling Liquid Intense Eyeliner in brown, purple, a rather pretty sapphire blue, and if you absolutely insist, black.
Disclosure: PR sample
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