Hello, everyone! Today’s review of this pink product was not specifically planned to be released on the week of Valentine’s Day, but I think it kind of worked out for the best! I’m sharing a review of the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Liquid Liner in the shade Rose Gold, a product I’ve been interested since it came out last summer. The reason why I never ended up buying it until now is because I didn’t really think I would know how to fit it into most of my looks. Back in January, I saw that it was on sale at Shopper’s, so I took it as an opportunity to finally try it out. This seemed like it would give a gorgeous effect if it worked well, but for some reason I was a little doubtful!
The L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise liquid eyeliner was released as part of the Lash Paradise range, and comes in black and rose gold. It is made in the USA and retails at $9.99-$11.99 CAD for 1.5 mL. You can find it in all drugstores such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, London Drugs, and Ulta in the USA.
L’Oréal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner glides on easily for rich, high shine and waterproof color that lasts up to 24 hours. A long lasting formula with a flexible cone shaped tip for ultra-plush application that smoothly draws precise eye lines. The rose gold eyeliner has a metallic finish and a water-resistant formula for smudge proof wear.
The outside packaging mirrors the much-beloved Lash Paradise mascara – a pretty metallic pink shade with gold trim. I actually quite enjoy how long the handle of the liner is – for someone who isn’t great at making a winged liner, it makes it really easy to hold and wield the wand.
The claims are accurate in saying that applicator is a cone shape made out of a flexible plastic. The packaging that the liner comes in calls it a felt lip liquid liner…but it’s not a felt tip at all! The flexible plastic applicator is so weird and unexpected! I’ve never seen a liquid eyeliner have this kind of applicator before. It works well enough, but I personally think that a brush or felt tip would have been more appealing for most users. I’ve used this for about 3 weeks now, and the applicator hasn’t changed shape or made application any harder than it was when I first opened the liner up.
Seeing the strange applicator made me worry that it would be difficult to apply the eyeliner, but it actually wasn’t bad at all. You can apply the liner more or less the same way you would use a brush or felt tip. The tip of the applicator isn’t the sharpest, but it’s not terrible either; I felt that I could create quite a crisp and clean line with it. It gets the job done, but I don’t love it.
The formula of the liquid liner is smooth and glides on easily. One downfall of a lot of liquid liners is that they can be too thin and watery, which looks especially bad on coloured liners. As long as you shake this up before you use it, the liquid is very pigmented, and I was particularly impressed with how metallic the finish was! The eyeliner lasted on me all day (13 or 14 hours) without flaking or fading off, and the metallic finish actually never faded throughout the day, either.
Seeing as I initially hesitated to buy this eyeliner because I wasn’t sure if I would know how to incorporate it into my looks, I decided the best way to test this liquid liner was to pair this eyeliner with several different of my every day looks to see what types of shades would work the best with it.
For my first look, I did a light pink look pairing the rose gold liner with ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow in Wattles all over the lid, and Dusty Rose from Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Soft Glam palette in the outer V. For the liner, I used a black liquid liner to make a winged look as per usual, and then I applied the L’Oreal Lash Paradise rose gold liner right above the black liner.
In this look, I did one of my typical every day looks using Tarte’s Tartelette in Bloom Palette, placing Rocker all over the lid and Activist in the outer V. Again, I drew my usual black winged liner, and placed the rose gold liner above it like the first look.
In this last look, I did a halo eye using the ColourPop Brown Sugar palette. I placed Choc into the outer and inner third of the eye, leaving the middle bare. After applying concealer to the middle of the eyelid, I placed Auburn to this area. Like the first two looks, I applied the black liner with the rose gold liner above.
After testing this rose gold liner with several looks, I decided my favourite look was the first one. The rose gold liner just looked really understated but still unique with the light pink shadow! I also really liked pairing it with darker shades like in the third look – metallic rose gold shade pops brilliantly! It does make me think that this would look very pretty with a really deep smoky grey eye.
-Great pigmentation and metallic finish
-The applicator is a little strange to use
Overall, I was very happy with this liquid liner and I would recommend it if you’re looking for something a little extra from your regular black liquid liner. Have you tried this L’Oreal rose gold liner, and what did you think about it? What’s your favourite coloured liquid liner?