I've recently become enamored of liquid liner and a cat-eye look. It immediately adds such incredible definition to the eye, with relatively little effort - assuming the flick comes easy to you. I admit it took me a loooooong time to get right, and on more than one occasion it still looks like something a toddler would sneer at.
But that's why I love pen liners - they smooth over liner ineptitude - and I was happy to give the Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen from Marcelle a try when it was sent to me.
As is evident from the packaging, this pen has two separate ends, one with a thicker felt-style nib, and the other with a finer, pointed brush type applicator.
The thicker end creates a strong, intensely black line that has a patent shine upon application but dries to a more matte finish. The width, short point and firmness make it fantastic for creating a strong, graphic liner look.
The finer end is both more precise and more malleable, which serves it well for creating a slim line along the lashes, and for defining a neat point. It comes out a little less opaque than the thicker felt end, with a seemingly thinner consistency, though it can be layered up easily.
They can obviously be used independently of each other, but I personally prefer using them in conjunction to create an Angelina-style cat eye - very fine in the inner corner, thick in the outer corner and coming to a precise flick at the end. This pen makes it easy to achieve both that intense black depth and close-to-the-lash definition.
I didn't have any problems with it smudging or fading, though at about the 8-hour mark it did look a bit cracked at the outer corner of my eye - which is about average for most liquid liners on me.
Availability: On the Marcelle website, which offers free shipping to Canada for purchases over 25$ and to the US for purchases over 50$. Price is 14.95$ CAD.
Pros: Essentially a two-in-one product, with different effects and finishes that can be used independently or combined. Very intense pigmentation on the thicker end, great precision on the finer end.
Cons: The thiner end is a bit less saturated, which requires a couple of passes to achieve the same level of inkiness as the felt end.
(This item was provided by the brand/PR to be considered for review. This post is not sponsored or compensated, and all opinions are my own.)