Review: Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner

Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner ★★★½
Price: $14.95
Size: 9g
About: liquid eyeliner, with a unique ergonomical shape for easily application and maximum comfort. Ideal for both left and right handed consumers. Claims to be water-resistant, fast-drying and smudge-proof.
Review: I am a bit awkward when it comes to applying liquid eyeliner, so normally opt for the pencil varieties; however I highly recommend the Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner to those who have difficulty using regular liquid liners, or particularly if you’re a beginner. The applicator shape allows my hand to keep steady and the finely tapered, pointy tip makes drawing straight lines easier than ever. I like how fast the formula sets, which is so handy during the warmer months when all my makeup wants to slide off and head south. Thankfully once it’s in place it doesn’t budge, even in the humidity, because of the water-resistant factor. My eyeliner is still in place at the end of the day, despite fading somewhat, and yet it comes off effortlessly with my cleansing oil or makeup remover. If you want to get the hang of recreating the ‘purr-fect’ fool-proof, feline eye look, then this is one liner you will want to try.

The Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner has an ultra-fine, pointy, felt pen-style tip that is firm and easy to apply. The fluid-like formulation is not as runny as most liquid liners and therefore glides on smoothly and dries almost instantly, without running or feathering. It stays put for hours before it starts gradually fading into more of a greyish shade. Initially, the colour is a very intense black and I only needed the one coat to achieve a thin solid line, but it also layers well if I wish to create a thicker, more defined line. I am pretty sure black is the only shade that it comes in at this stage, but I would definitely be keen to see it available in a greater range of colours further down the track. The only downfall is that these felt tipped liners dry out quicker than other liquid liners, but considering this product is so readily available to purchase and affordable, it is easy to replace when required. The plastic packaging is black and bright pink, reflective of the Australis brand, which presents as modern and chic. The applicator has a curved handle that fits comfortably in my hand and boasts a grip zone to place my fingers on to ensure the ultimate in control.
Tip: Use a cotton bud dipped in cleansing oil to make corrections.
Purchased: No.
Reviewed by: Melanie Kuziemko, Yeah Yeah, Ragger Ragger.