January 19, 2014

Marcelle Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen

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.

Marcelle Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Marcelle Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen

Marcelle Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen

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.

Marcelle Double Precision Liquid Eyeliner Pen

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.)

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