When I review something and say it's a great product (like Perversion from Urban Decay) but I don't really know why I don't like it I always feel wishy-washy. Like I should make a decision either way - I should love a good product and not like ones that are a bit rubbish. Well the Supercat Fat Eyeliner from Soap & Glory is deeply flawed but for some reason I keep using, and liking it. Bear with me.
I love a felt-tip liner and nowadays there's lots to choose from. They seem to be something that high street brands do quite well. This one has an incredible shaped tip - rounded on one edge and flat on the other - so you can be as thick or precisely thin as you like. This makes it really easy to use and the angle of it makes a flick in a matter of seconds. Seriously, seconds. It's great.
The colour too is properly black, the tip of the liner stays wet and doesn't dry out for ages. A lot of the reviews I've read for this have said that it does dry out and gets patchy. Soap & Glory is one of the cheaper, high street brands so sometimes their packaging does break and crack. If you don't pay very much for a product then the packaging may well be not very sturdy. That's the way it is. Make sure it looks OK before you buy it and if it's faulty or damaged when you open it up at home then return it.
However, the formula is sadly not very long-lasting. If you do your flicks with this they will wear off after a couple of hours, even if you don't rub your eyes. They just wear off. It's less noticeable if you are just using this along the lid but it's longevity just can't be trusted.
Now of course this bothers me. I don't need an eyeliner that is going take three go's of Bioderma to get it off but I don't want to worry that my make-up has gone patchy during my meeting. Being a make-up artist of course I have a solution. I use this when I am in a hurry because it is by far the easiest liner I own with which to do a quick flick in the morning. I then go over it with my Lancome Art Liner to get a precise, long-lasting finish. Now I'm not suggesting everyone do this, but it's my solution to my only problem with this liner. A problem which, if I didn't have something to go over the top, would make me have to stop using it.
But that's one of the many things I love about make-up, why for a lot of us we'll keep buying new products even though we have ones that work. I still use a seriously flawed product because there are bits of it I love, and there are some seemingly faultless products I can't bring myself to love.
What You Need to Know - Soap & Glory Supercat Fat Eyeliner