Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner 01 Punker Black : Review, Swatches, EOTD

 

Hey everyone!

I love black liner and ever since I discovered felt tip liners, I’ve rarely gone back to gel liners and liquid liners. Today I’m reviewing Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick Thick liner which was launched along with the Violet Underground collection few months ago.

Price : Rs 1870 ($21.50 in the US)

(Limited Edition -Violet Underground Collection)

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

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What Estee Lauder says about the Product :

 

Defines and lines eyes in a dramatic black ink. Blackened pigments glide on effortlessly with the easy-to-use marker-like tip. The precise application has the ability to transform a look from glamorous-chic with a thin line to punk-rock with a bold line in one dramatic stroke.

 

My take on the Product

 

The liner comes in a short, chubby marker style packaging in the signature deep blue and gold colors of Estee Lauder products. What distinguishes this from the other felt tip liners in the market is that it is shorter and has a thicker tip. The shorter length makes for more precise application as its much easier to handle. On the downside, the packaging tends to get scratched up and starts looking old within a few months (as you can see in the images).

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

 

The formula is excellent – its a deep dark black color, gives good color pay off in a single swipe and dries down quickly. It also contains very fine  shimmer that adds a slightly glistening effect. Its a little difficult to see that in photographs but in person, you can see it under direct light. It wears well with no flaking till the end of the day. Unfortunately, its not waterproof like most felt tip liners so that’s a drawback if you prefer waterproof liners like me. As the tip is quite ‘chubby’, you cannot do very thin lines with this. But if you like your liner flicked and of medium (or heavy) thickness, this is the best product for that! I like my liner slightly on the thicker side with a small kitten flick and this gives me that look with very little effort.

Even though I really like this product and have been using it for months now (and it hasn’t dried at all), I won’t personally splurge so much on liner (I received a sample of this product). It does make drawing cat eyes really easy but I find I can do that with other liners too though with a little more effort. If you’re an Estee Lauder fan or a liner buff, you can try this out (its Limited Edition) but if you’re just looking for a felt-tip liner, Maybelline and Colorbar have much more affordable options.

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

 

Swatches : L – Single swipe, R – 3 swipes

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner  Review

Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner Review

 

 

 

The GOOD about Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner :

– Sturdy, luxurious packaging

– Shorter length makes it easier to control

– Thick tip makes drawing thick lines and cat eyes a breeze

– Deep dark black color

– Wears well

– Dries quickly

 

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner :

– Not waterproof

– Not the best thing for thin lines

– Expensive/Limited Edition

 

 

Overall Verdict

 

While the Estee Lauder Pure Color Quick-Thick Eye Liner is the easiest and most effortless eye liner I’ve ever used, I wouldn’t want to splurge so much on a high end liner when there are so many other more affordable options in the market. However, if you do decide to pick this up, you won’t be disappointed. The thick tip is a breeze to use and gives dark black color in a single swipe that dries down quickly. The liner stays put all day with no flaking and also contains very fine shimmer that adds a subtle glistening effect.

Rating : 4/5

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried felt-tip liners? Which is your favorite eye liner? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

Disclaimer : Press sample sent by the brand. Opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.

 

12 Comments

  1. June 13, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    awesome eotds 🙂 which lenses’ brand do u use? 😀

  2. June 13, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    Seems like a nice one. I love my NYX skinny marker. A rich black shade that lasts all day plus the tip makes it very easy to apply. Even though the tip is thin but one will have no problem in getting a nice fine and straight line. Plus ordering it from an International site makes it very affordable. Do try that one if you like felt tips ones. Im addicted to mine and thinking of getting another

  3. June 13, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    The price gives me a cardiac arrest! But the finish is superb! And congratulations for your mobile application! I had sent you a birthday song through facebook. Hope you could see it among the flooding of wishes!

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 13, 2013 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks Nisha! 🙂 Sorry I haven’t been able to reply to everyone yet with the travel schedule. I had gone home for a quick trip and just came back today. But thanks a lot for the wishes 🙂

  4. June 13, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    even i love felt tip liner …currently been using MAC one
    only prob with them is they dry up so fast like mascara 😛

  5. June 13, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    I think , I have to get a felt tip liner soon…could you suggest something in 500- 600 range..?

  6. June 13, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    I used a Dior felt liner a couple of years ago. But im most comfy with pencils. My fave is Estee Lauder Double wear pencil liner. Love it.

  7. Nabeela
    June 13, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    I think these liners dry out pretty fast because the last one i had was the maybelline one and it dried in few weeks.This one seems a good one but the con of the product is its non waterproof and thanks for reviewing!

  8. shami
    June 13, 2013 / 8:51 pm

    wow!! you have applied the liner very neatly!! I don’t have felt tip liner, i’ll go for Maybelline or colorbar as you mentioned in the post…

  9. January 27, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Looks beautiful on your eyes 🙂

  10. Joo
    September 1, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    These type of liners are nt my favorite I ll better go for Bobby Brown gel liner…

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