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Eyeliner Week: Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner

Aaaaand I'm back. I've been a little distracted lately since I'm preparing for the launch of one of my clients this month - it's a cosmetics brand that many of us know and love. It's going to be awesome! Of course, lol. I'm sure you'll be happy to know that the brand is still affordable, but better than ever.

Enough with the teasin'. You'll find out what it is soon enough! ;) This week, I'll be talking about some of the eyeliners that came my way, plus a technique I've been doing when wearing eyeliner lately. I'll start off with a new find: the Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner (P399).

If you've been reading this blog long enough, you know that my HG eyeliner is the K-Palette Real Lasting Liner. It's simply the best when it comes to getting a precise line and staying put ALL freakin' day with zero smudging. But it's about P800, an amount that some people might find a bit expensive. It's actually cheaper by a hundred bucks now but yeah if you want to save a little but still get almost the same quality, then you must try the the Maybelline Hyper Sharp eyeliner!

This has the same bendy brush as K-Palette, which makes it a joy to paint over my lash line. I hate stiff eyeliner pens; hate is a strong word but there it is! Stiff, marker-like pens tend to deliver an uneven line since they're so hard to control. They also end up poking my eye. I really, really don't see the point!

The Hyper Sharp liner delivers a glossy black that isn't very opaque; I need to layer about three times to get it to look solid, but I don't mind. I layer two times only with K-Palette since it's a bit more pigmented.

I layered about three or four times here but you can see the green eyeshadow still peeking through! Although I suspect that the eyeshadow is just incredibly intense. It's no fault of the liner.

Love the shape of the line here! The Hyper Sharp Liner has a brush that's very easy to master. You can create glam cat eyes and other interesting shapes with its bendy brush. Sky's the limit!

Staying power is pretty good. I wore this Maybelline eyeliner all day and got only minimal smudging, with zero fading or smearing. It really sticks to skin, and is very water-resistant. I did the water test on it and found it difficult to rub off. I swatched some of it on my hand last night and it's still here as I type, albeit a bit faded!

Overall, I highly recommend the Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner if you're looking for a liquid eyeliner that can give you a perfect line and good lasting power. It's P399 - not that cheap, but you should score it when Maybelline is doing one of their 25% sales. ;) 

I still like the K-Palette better because it requires less layering and stays on better (no smudging at all), but if you want to save the 400 bucks then Maybelline's liquid liner is a great alternative. 

What do you think? Have you tried this eyeliner yet? Would you rather save P400 or just cough it up for a better version?

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