Hi there! For today’s review I’ll be looking at the versatile and new Hyper Sharp Wing Liquid Eyeliner Pen from Maybelline.
Ever since I’ve started using liquid eyeliners I had never strayed from the pen types with actual brush tips but have stayed far away from felt tip type liquid eyeliners.
What’s the difference between the felt tip liquid eyeliners and the brush tips you might ask? The flow of product through the pen would be THE biggest feature I look for in a liquid eyeliner pen besides the opaqueness of the eyeliner formula. Quite frankly, the felt tips dry ridiculously faster than the brush tips when exposed to air (just like felt tip markers) which leave underwhelming dry streaks when you try to use it on your skin.
Brush tipped liquid eyeliners, on the other hand, I have found to be much better at letting the eyeliner liquid flow through due to the many gaps in between each bristle. The exposed surface area of felt tipped liquid eyeliners just crusts over and refuses to allow much eyeliner liquid to come out.
This is why brush tipped eyeliners trump felt tips. Hard.
I remember seeing pictures of this new eyeliner pen on Instagram and wondering why everyone thought it was the best thing created. Sadly I was a bit deceived by the pictures of as they didn’t show the features of the eyeliner tip very well.
Once I figured out that the tip had two sides, my mind was figuratively blown as I’ve tried both very thin/precise and thick/bold brush tips but in separate eyeliners. When I use either of the thin or thick width eyeliners, I have to modify the way I use the tip in order to get my desired look along the length of my eye. Thinner lines in the inner corner and thicker lines at the wings.
With Maybelline’s new innovative brush tip, I only have to turn the tip to the thin or thick side to easily fill in my cat eye. Perfect! It’s essentially two eyeliners in one great package!
Beside the two different widths, I love the brush tip of this eyeliner for the synthetic bristles in particular as it’s extremely bouncy and flexible allowing for some serious precision and control on application. They aren’t joking about the name of this eyeliner as the brush lets you create a great winged eyeliner look.
You can see in the swatches that the thin side makes for a comfortable application of a thin line in the inner corners of the eye as well as precisely finishing off the end of the wing tip. The thick side of the brush lets me easily fill in the body of the eyeliner wing without having to go over and over the line to build up some thickness.
The formula in this eyeliner is a pretty opaque shade of black which easily flowed from the brush tip which meant a very intense and sharp look. The formula seems to stay pretty well on my unprimed eyelid throughout the day so even though my eyeshadow slips and slides, the eyeliner requires a maximum of one touch up a day just before you head off to an after-work activity.
Sorry for the poor quality images of the eyeliner in action as I don’t have a camera that has a flip screen and I am horrible at understanding the exact angles of my face in the frame. I’ll try to find a better solution for this next time!
- Very opaque eyeliner formula
- Two tip width options making it multi-functional
- Brush tip is very sturdy and easy to manipulate
- Synthetic bristles make the tip ideal for tiny precise wings
- Switching from one side to the other takes a bit of practice
Nothing too special about it but it’s a solid pen with a tight clip on lid which reduces chances of any messy situations.
Would I buy it again?
I would definitely buy this again as it just seems like the best two-in-one type of eyeliner product.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this review of the Maybelline Hyper Sharp Wing liquid eyeliner.
Do you prefer brush tips or felt tips better for liquid eyeliner pens?
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