Thursday, 6 August 2015

My Feline Flick Essentials

Feline Flick Essentials
The feline flick is well renowned in the beauty industry as what seems near enough impossible to get perfect. It takes a LOT of practice and probably a few tantrums in the process. I won't even begin to try and attempt to give instructions of how to get it right but I can talk about the products that I find are an essential- Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner and L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza. I use two liners for the purpose that Rimmel allows for absolute control and precision whilst L'Oreal provides amazing pigmentation and sustainability.
 
The Rimmel Glam Eyes is a new addition to my make-up bag and it achieves what I find slightly more difficult with the gel liners; the greatest precision. This has the tiniest, finest nib on the end which enables a sharp and pointed flick. I like to use this as the first step to achieve the initial shape before carefully going back over with the gel to build the depth of colour and smooth out the line.

Gel liners have always been my first preference as I find that the colour is always a lot more pigmented and once dried it doesn't budge, a problem that I often found when I've used other types of liners. I've used MAC Blacktrack Fluidline in the past however I found that it dried up really quickly making it even more difficult to get a smooth and sharp line. L'Oreal's version is near enough exactly the same but the consistency is a lot creamier, making it easy to apply and doesn't seem to dry up half as quickly. It also comes with a small brush too which is delicate and pointy enough to neatly glide along the lash line.
Feline Flick Essentials
In some respect using two products may seem like it means creating the winged look becomes a lengthier process however I find it so much easier to get them precise that I manage to perfect them in a shorter space of time, so in actual fact it's worked out to be a bit of a time saver! These two are a great duo but I also find that using the right tools to apply with is key. Zoeva's 316 Classic Liner Brush is also a great alternative if you don't feel comfortable enough using the brush that comes in the pack with the gel liner. The soft bristles are a lot better quality so they keep their shape for longer and are easier to work with.
Feline Flick Essentials
Gel Liner Tip- Gel Liners can be more fiddly to use than just a straightforward liquid liner however I truly believe the outcome is a lot better so I've found that it's worth investing a little more time working out how to get the best out of it. Three tips I would give are i) Always wipe the brush with a babywipe after use to avoid the gel drying onto it and making it go hard. ii) Always make sure the lid is left on even if you're just popping it down for a few moments. This will ensure that it doesn't dry out. iii) If your gel already has dried out then try mixing it with a few drops of Saline Solution. Follow these simple tips and hopefully your experience with gel liners will be a lot easier!

What do you love to use to create the perfect feline flick?

love Katya x

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  1. I need to buy a gel liner and a brush! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. Gel liners are definitely my favourite!

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  2. awesome tips! i need to up my flick game :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thank you. It takes a lot of practice but it's worth it!

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  3. These look like great drugstore eyeliners! Recently I've been using liquid liners with a felt tip as I feel it allows more precision, but my favoruite liquid liner has to be L'oreal's Super Liner in Black Crystals. I still haven't quite got the hang of a gel liner in the form of a pot, but tthe idea in this post sounds like a great way of getting around that :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. I do like the pens and they're easy to apply with but I don't find them quite so pigmented as the gels. You should definitely give this way a go :)

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  4. I'd love to try the L'Oreal product especially if it beats MAC as MAC is definitely my make-up brand of choice! Thanks for these recommendations <3

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    1. I do love MAC but I personally wasn't overly impressed with their fluidline as it dried up so quickly!

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  5. Your liner looks great! (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  6. Well don't you just look beautiful, but then I'd expect no less! I have never tried Rimmel eyeliners actually, might have to give it a whirl!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. You're too sweet Annabel! Thank youu! I hadn't tried it until recently but I love how tiny the brush is to get a really pointed flick!

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  7. Girl you are looking smokinnnnnnnnnn. I struggle so much with the feline flick, seriously need to get my eye liner head on and give it a go and master it!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

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    1. Ah thanks Jasmine you're so lovely! It's soo frustrating when it goes wrong but just it just takes a lotttt of practice!

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  8. such a beautiful eye make up. love how natural it still looks

    www.thefashionfraction.com

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  9. Im so terrible at winged liner when I use a pen, but gel liners or powders are a breeze for some reason.

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    1. It's funny how some people love them and some people find them so difficult to use. I guess it's all down to personal preference!

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  10. Looks gorgeous! I am currently using an eyeliner by Tarte, a bit more expensive but SO worth it!

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thanks :) I'm tempted by Tarte eyeliner or I've also heard good things about Inglot too. Thank you for the recommendation!

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  11. I totally agree, gel liners are the way forward, MUA do a surprisingly good one which is only a pound if I remember correctly- such a bargain.
    Mantenso xx
    She's AbouThat Life

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    1. Oh wow thank you for the recommendation. I'll have to give that one a try!

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  12. These look like fantastic options & I have tried the Rimmel Glam Eyes option before. I really liked it but found it a bit fiddly as the brush is so tiny. One of my all time favourites is L'Oreal Super Liner x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

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    1. The brush is so tiny that it can be a little fiddly but the two used together are great! I've not tried the Super Liner pen but I really like the gel so I'm sure I'd love that too!

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  13. Lovely post and the picture is amazing!

    xxCheryl
    SwissBeautyTalk

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    1. Thank you very much. That's so lovely of you!

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  14. i used to use gel but switched to liquid. the gel does give a more intense color but liquid takes me a lot less time!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. A quick slick of liquid liner is great for when you're in a rush!

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  15. I love a good gel liner, but it takes so much time so I usually end up going for liquid or pencil. I'm just too lazy lol

    Anna | www.emptysundays.com

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    1. You do have to have the patience for gel liners. It's worth it though :)

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    1. You should! I don't think you'll regret it!

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  17. Never tried gel liners, might have to give it a try!!
    http://www.alifeofacharlotte.com/
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    1. They're definitely worth it for their sustainability and pigmentation!

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  18. You're eye makeup looks gorgeous. I've tried Benefit's gel liner and made a horrible mess - these might be a good idea to try.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you so much! I've not tried Benefit's gel liner but I'd definitely recommend these two- they're great!

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  19. I am just so hopeless when it comes to eyeliner. Maybe I could give it one more go these items look amazing xx

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. It can be so tricky! I've found these are definitely my 2 saviours for getting it right!

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  20. Unfortunately gel liners always transfer on my eyes, no matter which brand I use. So I'm forever loyal to my favourite Stila stay all day liquid liner, it's the only thing that works! :)

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    1. That's a shame. I guess gel liners don't suit everyone but I'll have to give Stila a whirl :)

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  21. I wish I could do such a good flick!

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    1. It can be so frustrating trying to get it right!

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  22. My current favourite liner for flicks is Kat Von d's tattoo liner but it's run out (and expensive to ship over here) so Collection's 24hr liner is what I'm using right now. Rimmel exaggerate is such a classic though isn't it, so many people I know love it :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. Oo I've heard good things about Kat Von D's range but not one I've tried. Annoying that it's not cheap but at least Collection do a good alternative!

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  23. I'm all for a flick that is on point. Thanks for the recommendations girl! I always seem to switch up what I use!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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    1. You're welcome! I love switching up and trying out new products too!

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  24. I love gel liner! This is a great post, I think I'll have to get my hands on that Zoeva brush, it looks so fab and precise! I have to also agree that MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack does dry up quite quickly!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Ah thank you so much! The Zoeva brush is really great at getting a lovely fine line! It's a shame about the MAC Fluidline as otherwise it would be a pretty good product!

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  25. Your makeup looks so perfect !
    xoxo,

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  26. Amazing post!: )Love love your photos,they are gorgeous as well as you :)
    beautylove7694.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :)

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  27. Your makeup looks amazing here! I really like your blog :) <3

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  28. I would love to gel gel liner, it seems like it's so much easier to make a liner and I am definitely need a pro in doing it! :D
    P.S. Great photos :)

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    1. I definitely find gels the best as they last so well! Thank you!

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  29. You look fabulous! I always use felt tip liners as I find using a pen instead of a brush a lot easier : ) Just followed you on Boglovin'. Your blog is fab - I love your blog photos xxx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. That's so sweet of you! Thank you so much! I have to admit the felt tip liners are a lot less fiddly! Thank you for reading :)

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  30. I cannot be without my eyeliner flicks so I will definitely be checking out these as I've not tried either of them. I've been using felt pen liners a lot recently but I used to always wear gel so would quite like to give it another go :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I do like the pens aswell but I find they just don't last as well! Defintiely give these a go :)

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  31. I absolutely love pen liners & liquids, but I think gel lines have really stolen my heart. I used Inglot 77 and it is quite honestly the deepest black liner I have ever seen and it's so amazing! I think you'd really love it xxx


    Karan||studentbeautyhack

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    1. I definitely find gels the best! I really want to try the Inglot 777 it sounds amazing! Thanks for recommending!

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  32. How have you done flicks so perfectly? I always make a right mess.
    I love gel liners much more than liquid.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. Thank you! It's taken a lot of practice! Gel liners will always be my first preference but I find liquid liners make it easier to get it precise!

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  33. Ahh your flicks are perfect, I'm so jealous! I've always avoided Gel Liner (I'm just super lazy and stick with felt tip liquid ones!) but it really does seem like Gel gives the perfect flicks! Thanks so much for the tips, I think I'm going to try the L'Oreal one :)

    Becki, xo | www.beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

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    1. Oo thank you! To be fair gel liners can be more fiddly if you're in a rush but the pay off is great! You're welcome! Let me know how you get on!

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  34. Wow, you're make up looks amazing!! Seriously on point!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  35. I'm so rubbish at eye liner! I tend to use a pen like Soap and Glory cat eye liner xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. I do like the pens but I find they don't last as well. I've heard good things about S&G 's liner though!

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  36. I'm so rubbish at eye liner! I tend to use a pen like Soap and Glory cat eye liner xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  37. I can't leave the house without a cat eye flick, I feel too naked! I recently did a post on the Urban Decay waterproof creme eyeliner, you should definitely try it out it's amazing!

    | ALBANA JANJEVA |

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    1. I'm the same. I find it just completes a look! Oh thank you for the recommendation. I'll have to try it!

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  38. Ur makeup looks so perfect waw <3

    I'm Katja too! haha :D

    Check out my bloggie,

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