Thursday, December 30, 2010

Review - Proclaiming My Undying Love For Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy

I know that Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy has gotten a lot of press on a lot of blogs but in all honesty, it deserves it. When I first started to see the Art of Darkness collection popping up on the blogs I read I knew right away that if I didn't get anything else from this collection it had to be this liner. I should mention that Alchemy is also my first Illamasqua purchase.

Best Pic I Could Get... kept being Blurry
Color
Vibrant metal gold with lots of sparkle and shimmer. The more you put on, the thicker it is. You can use it sparingly, but it fills in opaque if you want it to.

Application
Using the brush it came with I found the application to be surprisingly easy. I would compare it to the brush that comes with the MAC Liquidlasts but I found this much easier to handle. It could also have to do with the formula, which seemed to go on more smoothly. Note: This is not waterline safe, and believe me it will sting if it gets in to your eyes... but only just a bit.

Wear
You need to do a lot of scrubbing to get this to come off without an oil based make up remover. It says so on the box, and they mean it! You will get long lasting wear from this liner.

Bottom Line
If you are only going to have one gold liner, this is the one to get. It's pricey, but it's superior.

Illamasqua Precision Ink is available at Sephora for $27.50 or at Illamasqua.com
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