Topshop Magic Liner Review

Sunday, 20 March 2016


After using up my amazing K-Palette liner (damn that thing lasted a long time), I debated over repurchasing or trying out something new. Something new won, and in this case it was Topshop's Magic Liner.

The packaging: I love Topshop Beauty's packaging in general and this product was no exception. It's simple and stylish. I do have one somewhat strange complaint which is that the lid doesn't make a satisfying click when you put it back on.

The application: The brush is like a long marker pen which I found pretty tricky to use at first. The length made me feel like I didn't have the most control over it. I think it just depends on what you're used to though, I could imagine some people really liking this. The tip is really thin so once I got the hang of it, I could be more precise. It's also great for drawing wings.


The colour: I got Engraved which is black.

The road test: The first time I wore it, I came home with faint black smudges trailing down the sides of my eyes. So much for first impressions. However, I've been using it with my Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer which has kept it in place for longer. Also, it should be noted that this thing isn't waterproof.

Overall: Sadly, this liner wasn't so magical for me. For reference, my eyelids do get oily so I think that probably worked against this liner. This product usually gets great reviews so it may work better for you. If you like marker-like applicators and like to draw thin, precise lines, then I'd say check this out. However, if you normally struggle with finding long-lasting liners like I do, check out K-Palette.

13 comments

  1. i'm not really into eyeliners with felt tips but i just looove the packaging of this one! topshop knooows what's up xx

    darcia.pl

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    1. They do! I just wish it worked better for me.

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  2. I love the packaging as well. It's so cute! :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. Yeah! I love how it's so different but so simple :)

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  3. love the packaging, sadly that the liner isn't waterproof >3<

    torichux3.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I know! That would probably make it so much more long lasting.

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  4. The main reason why I kinda stopped using eyeliners is because I have oily lids by the end of the day. And i still haven't found the perfect eyeliner for me. I used to use a similar one like this -- a marker-like liner and I never bought it again because even if the application is a lot easier, it smudges in the middle of the day. oh well... I think I'll try the K-palette as you've suggested. hehe. Have a nice weekend Annabelle! :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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    1. K-Palette is the way to go! A friend also recommended trying a MAC liner, although I think K-Palette's is probably cheaper.
      And thank you Rae! I hope you're having a good Easter!

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  5. Unfortunate that it doesn't last! But, since I don't wear lots of eyeliner, or only in the evening, maybe I'll give it a shot, since the packaging draws me in haha
    Also, great blog! Would you like to follow each other? :) we just followed you on Bloglovin' & will also follow back on Google+ and Instagram xo

    Selftimers Blog | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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    1. If you'll only be wearing it for a little bit of time then it should be alright!
      Thanks for the follow! I'll check out your blog too :)

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  6. Love the packaging.

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    Dakota D.
    https://fannypacksandvisors.com

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  7. Such a good review! I am into eye liner recently and got a very oily eye lid as well! I was planning to get this one - thank you for the review! :D

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