2.04.2009

HIP Cream Liner Review and Photos


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

These cream liners definitely peaked my interest while I was browsing CVS. The colors looked gorgeous, and the packaging suggested they would be comparable to my beloved MAC fluidlines. I purchased Teal and Midnight Blue.





When I swatched the colors on my skin, I noticed that the liners were well pigmented, but they didn't go on as smoothly as I would like. Gel liners definitely have a more fluid and smooth consistency. I felt like the HIP Cream liner had me doing more work in order to get a nice smooth line. Also what I didn't like about it was the fact that it was a bit flakey. One pro is that once this liner set, it did not BUDGE. Even when I attempted to remove it with makeup remover I had to spend a bit of extra time to get it to come off, so if you're at the gym, I don't see a problem with this liner running or smudging. With my MAC fluidline, it goes on smooth, intense, and it does not budge yet it easily comes off with makeup remover.

I probably would not purchase these again as I am completely spoiled by MAC fluidlines. I just think gel liners are 1000 times better than cream liners. :)

2 comments:

Maggie said...

I have used my teal as a base under eye shadows and it's nice for that, but horrible as a cream liner. I love that purple blue too!

CHARLOTTE said...

I have never used the MAC fuildliner but would love to try it, but I got the Coastal Scents gel liners and I HATE THEM! I happen to really love my HIP cream liner, i got black and it's by far my fav. So If the MAC goes on like the CS gel liners I don't think i will like it. How do you apply your gel liner?? With what kind of brush?? Maybe that will help me applying the gel ones better.